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 on April 12, 2019 as part of Wave 13. The Legend of Zelda series Young Link amiibo can also be used as a Figure Player.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Compared to Link, Young Link is faster and has less landing lag on his aerial moves. His KO options mostly stem 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 kit that gives him many 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; one theory is that Young Link’s AI was imported from Smash 4 Link, who had a longer tether recovery.

In a similar situation as the Ice Climbers, Young Link loses most of his tournament matches by self-destructing several times in a row; as a result, his representation and results have been terrible. Leaf’s Jovem Ota is the only Young Link amiibo to win a tournament; even then, it was a low-tier competition and thus was not considered “standard”.

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