Chain is Sheik's Side Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It involves her pulling out a long metal chain and whipping it around. It was replaced by Burst Grenade starting from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.


When Sheik pulls out the chain, the player has full analog control over it. The player can whip it in all directions - above and even behind Sheik's head. When a foe makes contact with the middle of the chain, they are slightly damaged. However, when the foe makes contact with the tip of the chain, they are given a small electric shock. Due to its poor damage and lag, it is almost never used in competitive play. In Brawl, the chain can act as a Tether Recovery. There is also a glitch called the Chain Jacket Glitch. It can be used to block solid projectiles like Link's or Samus' bombs.

Sheik's Special Moves
Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Needle Storm
Side Special Chain Burst Grenade
Up Special Vanish
Down Special Transform Bouncing Fish
Final Smash Light Arrow Sheikah Dance


  • On the Temple stage, when Sheik uses Chain in the right spot on the small pillar (near the entrance to the underground area) the chain will keep on making a small chain noise that can sometimes make character voices and cries inaudible.
  • The way that the chain can be held out and manipulated after swinging by holding the attack button down is very similar to the usage of the Belmont clan's Vampire Killer whip in the Castlevania series.
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