This article is about Young Link's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Young Link.
He's back after 17 years! Young Link is faster than Link but he's also lighter, making him easier to launch.
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Young Link (こどもリンク, Child Link) is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He was confirmed to return during Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation. He retains his voice clips from Melee.

When unlocked, he is fought at Great Bay.



  • Smaller hurtboxes than Link.
  • Bomb detonates automatically.
  • Arrows deal fire damage.
  • Has a tether.
  • Down Aerial can Meteor Smash.


  • Short Knockback Range.
  • Deku shield is less reliable than Hylian shield.


Changes from Melee


  • The Lon Lon Milk taunt animation has been shortened.

Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • As Young Link didn’t appear in Brawl, his Final Smash is Triforce Slash.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Double sword slash that culminates in either a sword thrust or flurry and upward sword slash.
  • Forward Tilt: Overhead sword slash.
  • Up Tilt: Upward sword slash.
  • Down Tilt: Crouching sword slash, quick, and launches foes.
  • Dash Attack: Overhead slash with knockback.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Two-handed overhead sword slash coupled with launching foe away.
  • Up Smash: Triple sword slash overhead; first two popup, while final launches foes upward.
  • Down Smash: Almost full-circle sword slash.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Quick kick.
  • Forward aerial: Spinning double-strike sword attack.
  • Back aerial: Double-kick combo, alternating legs.
  • Up aerial: Upward sword thrust.
  • Down aerial: Downward sword thrust, bouncing off hit enemies; spikes enemies into the ground and can cause meteor smash.

Grabs and Throws

  • Grab: Grapple hook snare; can be used mi-air, especially to hook onto ledges.
  • Forward Throw: Standard.
  • Back Throw: Standard.
  • Up Throw: Standard.
  • Down Throw: Standard.

Special Moves

Young Link's Special Moves
Melee Ultimate
Standard Special Fire Bow Fire Arrow
Side Special Boomerang
Up Special Spin Attack
Down Special Bomb
Final Smash Triforce Slash


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps

Young Link Palette (SSBU).png


  • Young Link and Pichu share the longest gap between playable appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series, with seventeen years between Melee and Ultimate.
    • This has been noted by the Super Smash Blog's "Today's Fighter" description for Young Link.


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