Young Link is the incarnation of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, this young, child version of Link turns into the adult version of him about midway through the game, after pulling out the Master Sword. In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, the player plays as Young Link throughout its entirety.
Young Link appeared as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee, being a separate character than the adult Link. Young Link is shown to be quite skilled with a short sword, as well as many other weapons.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros Melee, Young Link is an unlockable character, unlocked by beating Classic or Adventure Mode with 10 characters, including Link and Zelda/Sheik, or by playing 500 Melee matches, and he then must be defeated on Great Bay. Young Link's moves are similar to Link's, though while Young Link is faster and lighter, he is also weaker. As Young Link is shorter and wields the smaller Kokiri Sword, his attacks do not have as much range. Young Link's Deku Shield is also not as strong as Link's Hylian Shield, as it does not protect against stronger projectiles. Young Link, however, can Wall Jump, which Link is not able to do. Young Link is voiced Fujiko Takimoto, who provided his voice clips for Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.
Young Link's neutral special is Fire Bow, which allows him to shoot Fire Arrows. His side special is the Boomerang, which allows him to throw a boomerang that he has greater control over than Link. His up special is the Spin Attack, which does not have as great a range but can draw in opponents and hit them repeatedly. Finally, his down special is Bomb, which is not as powerful as Link's but the explosion can deal multiple hits.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Young Link is one of the five playable characters from Super Smash Bros. Melee who is no longer playable in this game (the other four being Dr. Mario, Pichu, Mewtwo, and Roy), possibly being replaced by Toon Link, another incarnation of Link who is actually the Hero of Time's reincarnation and functions very similarly to Young Link. However, he does have a collectible Sticker, and is playable in a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Young Link appears in the microgame Ocarina of Time in WarioWare: Smooth Moves (found in 9-Volt's stage). The object is to have him pull the Master Sword by the Janitor form, and he will transform into a different form depending on the level: Adult Link on level 1, an elderly Link on level 2, or a Cucco on level 3.
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