Dark Link

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This article is about the enemy in multiple Zelda games. For the character in Four Swords Adventures and A Link Between Worlds, see Shadow Link.
Dark Link
Dark Link from The Adventure of Link




Adventure of Link
Great Palace

A Link to the Past
Palace of the Four Sword

Ocarina of Time
Water Temple

Oracle of Ages
Black Tower

Spirit Tracks
Take 'Em All On


The Adventure of Link
Triforce of Courage

Ocarina of Time

Spirit Tracks
High-value Treasure

First appearing in The Adventure of Link, Dark Link is the representation of the evil inside Link and usually possesses some of the same abilities and moves as Link.


The Adventure of Link

Main article: Dark Link (The Adventure of Link)

Dark Link, also known as Link's Shadow, first appeared in The Adventure of Link as the final Boss who guards the Triforce of Courage inside the Great Palace. He serves as the final test created by the King of Hyrule before Link can obtain the Triforce of Courage.

A Link to the Past

Main article: Dark Links

In the Game Boy Advance port of A Link to the Past several Dark Links appear within the Palace of the Four Sword. Each of the four Links that are encountered have different abilities.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Dark Link (Ocarina of Time)

Dark Link serves as the mini-boss in the Water Temple in Ocarina of Time. Once Dark Link has been defeated, Link is rewarded with the dungeon item, the Longshot.

Oracle of Ages

Dark Link has a very minor role in this game. In the second stage of the battle with Veran, she summons 4 Dark Links, and they are far weaker than Link. They move in the opposite direction to the one Link is walking in, much like Arm-Mimics. They cannot attack save for bumping into Link, and always drop a heart upon defeat. They serve merely as distractions for Veran, and can be defeated easily.

Twilight Princess

Dark Link is not fought in Twilight Princess, but it appears in a cutscene narrated by the Light Spirit, Lanayru. He tells Link the tale of how the Twili race was banished to the Twilight Realm. Dark Link is used to represent the Dark Interlopers in the cutscene. In the cutscene, three Dark Links destroy Link (representing a civilian) with their dark magic, resulting in them getting banished into the Twilight Realm by the Light Spirits.

Spirit Tracks

Dark Link also appears in Spirit Tracks as the final boss of the mini-game found in Hyrule Castle Town called Take 'Em All On. In this game, Dark Link can perform a Spin Attack, throw Bombs, and shoot arrows. Unfortunately, while in battle with him, Link cannot use any of his items except the Sword. As Link begins to defeat him, he slowly becomes more and more transparent unlike his predecessors. Once defeated, Dark Link will fall on his back and disappear while Link is rewarded with High-value Treasure.