The Bunny Hood (ウサギずきん, usagi zukin) 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 will also work 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.
- Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [11/98]
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, not much slower than Wario-Man's Wario Bike which is also stated responsible for Self-destructing. The Bunny Hood increases the speed at which you fall which may also claim responsibility.
- The Bunny Hood in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time doesn't increase Link movement speed and jump distance, but while wearing it on Hyrule Field at Night, Stalchild appears with less frequency, but in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask the Bunny Hood does increase speed.
- 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.