Link Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Link Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate boasts the largest roster of any game in the series yet. In fact, every single Smash Bros character in history is featured in the game, including Snake, Bayonetta, Mega Man and more. With that many characters to contend with, we thought it would be good to detail each one. This means breaking down all of the changes for each character, a look at new outfits and moves, as well as everything else you need to know. This guide deals with Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and will take you through his moves set and all the new additions to his arsenal.

For all the details on every other character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. We'll be updating each one as we learn more, in the hopes of having a breakdown of the full roster.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Link Guide

Thanks to Nintendo's E3 2018 Treehouse Event, we got a detailed look at a ton of characters which feature in Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. One of the fighters that has received an update is Link. He's based heavily on his BoTW iteration, so let's take a look and see what's changed

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Link Tips

Link is one of the most accessible fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and a great choice for starters. There are some key things to keep in mind while playing, and if you do, you'll start winning a whole lot more. We've listed ourSuper Smash Bros Ultimate Link tips below:

  • Your shield will deflect projectiles if you're standing still.
  • Use down smash to Meteor Smash opponents
  • Link is best used at range, so don't be afraid to dodge out the the sides and attack with arrows.
  • Get used to pulling out bombs regularly, they're a great way to do damage while zoning.
  • Up Smash is great to use when an opponent is dodge rolling towards you.
  • Your Boomerang will pull opponents back towards you if it hits on the return, be ready.

Link Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

We've detailed all of Link's Special Moves in the table below. You'll find info on how to perform all of Link's special moves and Final Smash.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialBow and Arrows
Left Stick Left/Right + BSide SpecialBoomerang
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialSpin Attack
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialRemote Bomb
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashAncient Bow and Arrow

For a look at the first Super Smash Bros DLC Fighter, be sure to head to our Super Smash Bros Joker Guide. It's where you'll find details on the Joker release date, amiibo, and more.

Breath of the Wild Link in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Seeing as we've seen the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since the last Smash Bros game, it's fitting that the Link we see in Super Smash Bros. is heavily stylised to look like the most recent iteration. This includes his blue tunic, glowing arrows and Sheikah Slate. In the character trailer released after the Nintendo E3 2018 Treehouse event, Link's new look was shown off and seems to include changes to weapons, bombs and emotes.

Link Alternate Outfits in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Link Alternate Costumes

As well as receiving multiple different versions in Young Link, Toon Link and more, Link also has a few alternate outfits to choose from too. In the gameplay footage released by Nintendo, we see green tunic Link as well as the more prominently featured Breath of the Wild version. Green tunic Link is very much just a reskin, still possessing the Sheikah slate and other items only featured in Breath of the Wild.

Changes to Link in Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Moves, Final Smash, Sheikah Slate

Given that Link is now based off of his adventures in The Breath of the Wild, there are a lot of changes to the veteran fighter. We've collected all of the changes in the following list:

  • First up, Link can use his Sheikah Slate to throw and then detonate Remote Bombs.
  • He also has no Hookshot this time around, and instead performs grabs like regular characters.
  • In terms of bows, Link can now shoot two arrows at once, and uses an Ancient Bow and Arrow as his Final Smash
  • Link wears his Champion's Tunic as default

That's everything we know about Link in Super Smash Bros Ultimate so far. For more on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides hub. You'll find trailers, release date info, and a look at some of the stages which are being added to the game.

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