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Young Link is the name given to the nine-year-old Link that serves as the main protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and the early half of Ocarina of Time. He was featured as a playable character in the crossover fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Melee, but was replaced by Toon Link in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and later installments of the Super Smash Bros. series; as well as several spin-off The Legend of Zelda titles, including Hyrule Warriors.
Young Link looks quite similar to his adult self, particularly as he appears in Ocarina of Time. He has short blond hair parted around his forehead, and bright blue eyes. Link wears a grass green tunic not unlike those worn by the Hylia's Chosen Hero and the other male Kokiri. In Hyrule Warriors, Young Link also wears the Keaton Mask on the side of his head, and has the Fierce Deity mask strapped to his back.
In most of his appearances, Young Link is shown wielding the Kokiri Sword and Deku Shield as opposed to his adult self's Master Sword and Hylian Shield.
Young Link appears as a playable character in Nintendo Plays: Dodgeball!
Young Link is a light driver in Mario Kart: World Tour.
Main article: Young Link (Calamity)
Young Link reappears as a downloadable returning playable character, Snake, Ivysaur, Squirtle and Pichu, in the Super Smash Bros. series after being absent from the Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U roster, like Pichu. Young Link has a new moveset to different himself from being a clone of Link, using a multitude of Hidden Skills seen in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and items found in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, like the Ocarina of Time and the Fairy Slingshot.
Young Link is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for the arcade. He changes his look based on his appearance in Majora's Mask. He has 8 palette swaps.
Young Link is a playable character in Zelda x Super Smash Bros., a game consisting of characters from the Zelda games and Hyrule Warriors. He changes his look based on his appearance in Majora's Mask. He has 8 palette swaps.