- This article is about the character in non-canon games. For the character from Ocarina of Time, see Link.
|This article describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.|
|日本語||こどもリンク (Child Link)|
|Française||Link enfant (Child Link)|
|Español||Link niño (Child Link)|
Young Link is the younger version of Link from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask and often appears as a playable character in non-canon games.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Young Link appears as a playable fighter. He can be unlocked by completing Classic or Adventure Mode with ten characters, or by taking part in 500 VS matches. His moveset is almost identical to Link, although he is smaller, faster, and more agile. He also uses Fire Arrows instead of the normal arrows.
There are also three trophies based on Young Link:
|Image||Name||Description||How to Unlock|
|Young Link||Link's younger incarnation is often considered to be the true Link: he was a young boy in the very first Legend of Zelda game, and he has appeared as a youth in most of the subsequent games. Since his debut on the original NES in 1987, Link's appearance has changed over and over again, each time adding to the mystique of his incomparable story.||Complete Classic Mode as Young Link|
|Young Link [Smash]||Young Link is lighter and faster than his older self, and his Kokiri sword packs less punch. Even though his Boomerang has a shorter range, he has greater control over it. He's a smaller target, and while his Hookshot has less reach than older Link's, you can still use it in midair as a last ditch attempt to grab a ledge.||Complete Adventure Mode as Young Link|
|Young Link [Smash]||With a youthful spring in his step, Young Link can perform amazing wall-jumps. Once he hits a wall, tap the Control stick in the opposite direction to send him leaping upward; you can practice to your heart's content in Target Test. His Spin Attack can strike multiple times even on the ground, and although it's hard to discern, so do his Bombs.||Complete All-Star Mode as Young Link|
"By playing his Ocarina of Time, this youthful warrior can use the Fierce Deity Sword to focus his magical power, then unleash it upon enemies."
Young Link is a playable warrior in Hyrule Warriors. His abilities and appearance are based on Majora's Mask, and he has both the Keaton Mask and the Fierce Deity's Mask with him. Like Link, Proxi speaks in his stead. In the Wii U game, he is unlocked as part of the Majora's Mask Pack DLC. In Hyrule Warriors Legends and the Definitive Edition, he is unlocked on Adventure Map G-9.
In Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U, Young Link drops the same materials as Link, which are Link's Boots as a silver material and Link's Scarf as a gold. In Legends and the Definitive Edition, he drops Young Link's Belt as a silver material and the Keaton Mask as a gold. Young Link is weak to darkness-element damage.
- Main article: Mask (Hyrule Warriors)
Young Link uses the darkness-element Fierce Deity's Mask as a weapon. As a child, he uses the Kokiri Sword to attack his foes. However, he can also put on his mask and turn into Fierce Deity Link. By using Focus Spirit, Young Link can stay as Fierce Deity for a longer period of time, allowing him to use Sword Beams and more powerful versions of his normal attacks. His strong attack ( / ) lets him play the Song of Time on his ocarina, which allows him to turn his SP gauge into Magic Power. If he uses his strong attack while his Magic Meter is full, he will instead playfully put on the Keaton Mask.
- Main article: Badge Market
To complete all of Young Link's badges in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, the player must collect the following materials:
- 1× Metal Plate
- 7× Monster Tooth
- 2× Old Rag
- 49× Dinolfos Fang
- 2× Moblin Flank
- 1× Piece of Darknut Armor
- 3× Stalmaster Wrist Bone
- 38× Dinolfos Arm Guard
- 6× Ganon's Mane
- 19× Gohma's Acid
- 30× Ganondorf's Gauntlet
- 3× Ganon's Fang
- 7× Gohma's Lens
- 4× Ganondorf's Jewel
- Great Sea
- Grand Travels
|Standard Outfit (Grand Travels)|
|Location||Grand Travels Map H-2|
|DLC Pack||Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack|
|Based on Alfonzo from Spirit Tracks|
|Standard Outfit (Great Sea)|
|Location||Great Sea Map G-9|
|Based on the Happy Mask Salesman
This costume is only available in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
|Standard Outfit (Lorule)|
|Location||Lorule Map D-16|
|DLC Pack||A Link Between Worlds Pack|
|Based on Gulley from A Link Between Worlds|
|Standard Outfit (Koholint)|
|Location||Koholint Island Map C-7|
|DLC Pack||Link's Awakening Pack|
|Based on the Red Clothes from Link's Awakening DX.|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Young Link returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He also has a fighter spirit, which can be unlocked by completing Classic Mode with Young Link or by purchasing it from the Vault Shop from 300G after unlocking him.
An Amiibo based on his appearance in Smash Bros. Ultimate was also released.
Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Melee
Young Link trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee, with text
Artwork of Young Link in Hyrule Warriors
Default "speaking" shot in Hyrule Warriors (with Proxi to actually talk).
The artwork used for Young Link's spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate