amiibo Wiki: Young Link

Young Link is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Super Smash Bros. series Young Link amiibo was released alongside Ken and Daisy on April 12, 2019.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Compared to his older counterpart, Young Link is faster and has less landing lag on his aerial moves. His KO options stem mostly from Bomb confirms and up aerials as well as the occasional lucky smash attack. Between his tether grab, projectiles, and aerials, Young Link has a versatile kick that gives him a variety of neutral options.

Unfortunately, Young Link is crippled by a devastating AI flaw: when recovering, it will try to use its tether recovery, but will miss and fall too low to recover with its up special. The reason for this is unknown; however, it is possible that Young Link uses an imported version of Link’s AI from Super Smash Bros. 4 (whose tether recovery was longer).

In a similar vein as the Ice Climbers, Young Link loses many of his tournament matches by self-destructing; as a result, his representation and results have been below-average. Leaf’s Young Link was once considered the strongest, but Cucco-Master’s has since appeared to claim that title.

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