Shadow Zelda is an enemy that appears in Cadence of Hyrule.
Shadow Zelda can appear at two points in the game depending on the situation. If the player is playing as Link, Shadow Zelda will appear as the boss of Kakariko Crypt. If not, Shadow Link will take her place. In normal Story Mode, defeating her rewards the player with the Hibiscus Potion required to wake Zelda. If the player is playing in Single Character Mode, the Hibiscus Potion cannot be acquired, and she will simply drop three Diamonds.
Later in the game, Shadow Zelda may randomly spawn as a miniboss in Future World. Defeating her here unlocks the staircase to the next floor.
With the release of the first DLC pack for Cadence of Hyrule, players can play as Shadow Zelda in Single Character Mode or All Character Mode. Besides the visual difference, she plays the same way as Zelda.