The Bunny Hood (ウサギずきん, usagi zukin) is an item in the Super Smash Bros. series.
The Bunny Hood debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as a collectible mask. The Bunny Hood is a type of headgear that contains two bunny ears sticking out on top of it. One of the side missions in the game required Young Link to sell various masks to the citizens of Hyrule. Young Link found the Running Man in Hyrule Field and sold the Bunny Hood to him. In exchange, the running man paid him the maximum amount of rupees that Young Link's wallet could hold. Once Young Link sold the Bunny Hood, he was able to borrow it from the Happy Mask Salesman at anytime. The Bunny Hood returns as a collectible mask in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. In this game, Young Link can collect the Bunny Hood from Grog. When wearing the Bunny Hood, Young Link's speed and jumping distance increases.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
The Bunny Hood appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Once picked up, a character will become quicker and cause both the first and second jump to go higher. It also works on Jigglypuff and Kirby's additional jumps. The effect lasts about twelve seconds. It can fall off of a character if they are hit hard enough. The Bunny Hood also appears as a collectible trophy.
Don the Bunny Hood to improve your agility drastically, allowing you to jump great distances and move at high speed. The ears are a cute accessory: they're even adorable on characters they don't quite suit. The Bunny Hood was key in Majora's Mask, where it made Link move at one-and-a-half times his normal speed.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The Bunny Hood returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with similar effects from the previous game. In addition, a "Bunny" option exists in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Special Brawl mode, which gives every character a permanent Bunny Hood, which cannot be knocked off. The Bunny Hood appears as a collectible trophy in Brawl.
Headgear that hugely improves your jump and movement abilities. True to its name, the hood comes with a pair of cute, fuzzy ears. On the right characters, they're as cute as can be, but on the wrong ones, they're...scary. Of course, that adds to the item's charm. The sudden speed increase you get is responsible for more than a few self-destructs, so be careful.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000)
The Trophy description states that the sudden speed increase is responsible for multiple Self-destructs. This is because Sonic wearing a Bunny Hood makes him extremely fast, even faster than Wario-Man's Wario Bike, which is also stated responsible for Self-destructing. The Bunny Hood also increases the speed at which characters fall, which may also claim responsibility.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
This food is beloved by a man with a passion for nature who longed to emulate a long-lost breed of bunny. Wearing this hood, he gained impressive leg power that allowed him to run for days on end. If you don this hood, you'll leave your foes in the dust with enhanced speed and jump power.
- N64 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/1998)
- N64 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/2000)
- If Sonic wears a bunny hood on certain stages, he can actually outrun hazards that would result in a KO for anyone else due to their speed; one main example would be the racetrack in Big Blue, where he can run on the track, to the point of self-destructing. Captain Falcon, on some of the slower parts of the map, can outrun the cars as well with a bunny hood, but it is harder to get him running. Wario-Man is also capable of doing this using his Wario Bike, but he needs a Smash Ball to do it instead.
- The Bunny Hood can be combined with the Superspicy Curry to make characters run even faster. This makes it easier for Sonic to outrun the cars on Big Blue.
- When Marth wears the Bunny Hood in Super Smash Bros. Melee, his neutral attack speed increases, despite not doing so for any other character in the game.