Princess Zelda
Artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
First appearance

The Legend of Zelda

Real-world designer(s)

Shigeru Miyamoto

Physical description








Alignment and character traits


  • Ganondorf

Princess Zelda is a Nintendo character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U representing the Legend of Zelda series. Despite her name being in the title, she has more of a damsel in distress role.

Game AppearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Zelda's first meeting with Sonic.

Subspace EmmisaryEdit

In the Subspace Emissary, Zelda is seen alongside Peach, Mario, and Kirby in a tournament. However, if either Mario or Kirby wins, Pirhanha Pete will come and kidnap both Peach and Zelda.

If rescuedEdit

Kirby rescues Zelda. However, Wario turns Peach into a trophy and runs off. Zelda and Kirby escape from the stadium on a Warp Star. They are pursued by the Halberd, and landed on top of it. They eventually fell off and reached the ground, fighting along through hordes of Subspace Primids. Later on, Kirby leaves Zelda behind, and Bowser ambushes her to turn her into a trophy. The Shadow Bugs (which came along with Bowser) make a clone of Zelda that proceeds to ambush Link and Yoshi with a Dark Cannon. However, Pit destroyed the Dark Cannon and he and Mario fight and defeat her. When the clone wass defeated, Link witnessed her trophy disintegrating into Shadow Bugs and, believing it was the real Zelda, proceeds to attack both Mario and Pit with Yoshi’s help. Mario and Pit defeat them and turn them into trophies.

If kidnappedEdit

Kirby rescues Peach. However, Wario turns Zelda into a trophy and runs off. She is later captured by King Dedede when he ambushes Wario and steals his Cargo along with Ness. As he passes Link and company, Link spots her on the back of the Cargo, and Pit shoots the Cargo, slowing it down so that they can pursue Dedede. Dedede puts his own Dedede brooch on her, but when Bowser attacks his castle, he finds her trophy and takes it. However, he is pursued by Mario and Pit, and when Pit fires an arrow at Bowser, the Dedede brooch falls off and is found by Kirby. Bowser escapes in the Koopa Clown Car and takes her trophy up to the waiting Halberd.

Story remergeEdit

At a later part of the story, Zelda and Peach are discovered by Lucario, Meta Knight, and Solid Snake in cages aboard the Battleship Halberd, stuck in their trophy form. Shadowbugs of the princesses then fight the trio. After being freed, Snake tells both Zelda and Peach to stay in the room that they were being held captive in.

As SheikEdit

However, Zelda transforms into Sheik,(this can be reverted during gameplay) and both she and Peach make their way to the deck of the Halberd, against Snake's orders. When Fox attacks the Halberd and nearly hits Peach by accident, Sheik uses Vanish to appear on top of Fox's Arwing. She then breaks the cockpit and Fox ejects, and they both fall to the Halberd. Just as they begin to fight, Peach holds up a hand and yells, "Hi!" Both Fox and Sheik look over, and find Peach has just offered them both tea. Fox, looking confused, looks to Sheik, to find she has already begun to drink. Fox accepts the tea and they do not fight again. Zelda helps Peach, Fox, Lucario, Snake and Falco defeat Duon. She is on the Halberd when Meta Knight lands it and meets up with the two other groups. After Duon's defeat, when Meta Knight retakes the Halberd, she returns to Zelda's appearance.


During the encounter Tabuu, Zelda (along with all the other Nintendo heroes) gets turned into a trophy. If she is revived, she, along with Link, revives her old foe Ganondorf and points out what happened. They then go through the Great Maze.

Sonic appearsEdit

After going through the Great Maze, Zelda and the Nintendo heroes see Tabuu preparing to turn everyone back into trophies, when suddenly a blue blur broke Tabuu's wings and landed on a mountain, revealing to be Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic, Zelda, and the Nintendo heroes defeated Tabuu and restored the world.

Special MovesEdit

  • Standard - Nayru's Love
A crystal forms around Zelda.
  • Side - Din's Fire
Zelda shoots a fireball
  • Up - Farore's Wind
Zelda teleports.
  • Down - Transform
Zelda turns into Sheik
  • Final Smash - Light Arrow
Zelda fires an arrow of light at the opponent.


Matchup with SonicEdit

Green Hill ZoneEdit

On Green Hill Zone, Zelda can double jump and teleport across the stage and end up offscreen. She doesn't slide at all on the checkers. When the stage crumbles, she can teleport back on the ledge. The checkpoint can knock her a quarter across the stage.


Name Image Game Description
Zelda 90px
  • NES - The Legend of Zelda
  • Wii - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The princess of Hyrule. In other games, her role changes between titles. In Ocarina of Time, she was hunted by the would-be conqueror, Ganondorf. She deceived him, however, by adopting the persona of Sheik. In Twilight Princess, she surrendered to Zant and was held as his prisoner.
Light Arrow (Zelda) 90px Princess Zelda's Final Smash. She wields a mighty bow of light with which she can attack from afar. Her arrow travels in a straight line and flies through all characters unlucky enough to be in the way. This attack cannot be blocked. The more enemies there are, the higher the chances to get them all with one shot. More is always better!
Sheik 90px
  • N64 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The persona Zelda adopted to escape from Ganondorf. She completely hid all traces of her Zelda identity and appeared to Link as the last member of the Sheikah tribe. She taught Link essential ocarina melodies and then vanished in an instant. She didn't appear very often—rather, she would show up to support Link in crucial situations.
Light Arrow (Sheik) 90px
  • Wii - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Sheik's Final Smash. After grabbing a Smash Ball, Sheik will be able to wield a bow of light. The arrow fired from this bow has the power to pass through multiple targets, so it will damage all enemies in the direction it flies. This, coupled with its shield-breaking power, makes it even more terrible. Even in Sheik form, Zelda's ability as an archer is undiminished.
Robed Zelda (With Hood) 90px
  • Wii - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The princess of Hyrule, loved and trusted by the people. When Hyrule is invaded by Zant from the Twilight Realm, Zelda is resolute in opposing him...but she chooses to protect her people and must surrender. From then on, she is imprisoned in the Twilight Hyrule Castle. In memory of the lost people of Hyrule, Zelda wears a black robe of mourning.
Zelda (Wind Waker) 90px
  • GCN - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The rightful successor of the throne and descendant of the true royal bloodline of Hyrule. She strove to put an end to the ongoing battles with Ganondorf. As the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom, she became a target of the resurrected Ganondorf. Although she was hidden in Hyrule Castle, Ganondorf managed to find and kidnap her.
Tetra 90px
  • GCN - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • NDS - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
A pirate captain who roams the seas in search of sunken treasure. Her disposition garners trust from her followers. Even she doesn't realize that she's THE Princess Zelda. Once Ganondorf learns of her existence, the King of Red Lions explains to her the truth about her true self. She is often recognized by her cute pose, where she crosses her arms and winks.


Name Image Game Effect
Young Zelda 90px The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap [Normal] Resistance +16

Usable by: Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Ganondorf

Young Zelda 90px The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [Electric] Attack +20
Zelda 90px The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [Magic] Attack +27

Usable by: Peach, Zelda

Zelda 90px The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [Flame] Resistance +18

Usable by: Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Ganondorf

Sonic stickers usable by this characterEdit
Name Image Game Effect
Shahra 90px Sonic and the Secret Rings [Leg] Attack +7

Usable by: Peach, Zelda

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii UEdit

Zelda was announced on December 26th.

Changes from BrawlEdit

  • Din's Fire gets bigger and powerful the farther it travels.[1]

Custom MovesEdit

  • Default Standard - '
  • Custom Standard 1 - '
  • Custom Standard 2 - '
  • Default Side - '
  • Custom Side 1 - '
  • Custom Side 2 - '
  • Default Up - '
  • Custom Up 1 - '
  • Custom Up 2 - '
  • Default Down - '
  • Custom Down 1 - '
  • Custom Down 2 - '
  • Final Smash - '


Name Image Game Description

Rematch with SonicEdit

Green Hill 3DSEdit

Windy HillEdit

In Windy Hill, Zelda can't cross under the stage. She can single jump between the left and right platforms, but not vice versa. She can't recover from offscreen under the stage.




  1. Miiverse (March 12)

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