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Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Final Smash Final Ganon Slash
Appearances Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, Crusade
Tier ???

Ganondorf is a veteran The Legend of Zelda character in the Smash Bros making his first apperance in Super Smash Bros. Crusade in Demo 0.9.

Changes from Brawl to Crusade

  • Ganondorf retains his Melee voice, rather than reusing Voice Clips from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as in Brawl and SSB4.
  • Ganondorf uses his Ocarina of Time design.
  • Ganondorf has been buffed overall.
  • He has a new down tilt based on the Earthquake Punch from Ocarina of Time.
  • Up tilt has been sped up drastically, and his kicking up now has a hitbox.
  • Warlock Punch has been moved to his forward smash.
  • Up smash now features Ganondorf raising his sword in the air, generating a blot of lightning to strike it.
  • Wizard's Foot has been moved to his dash attack.
  • Neutral Air is now a downward sword swing.
  • Back Air is now a multi-hitting backwards kick.
  • Uair is now an upward sword swing.
  • All throws have been changed.
  • Neutral Special is now Dead Man's Volley.
  • Dark Dive has a different function when it hits.
  • Down Special is now Dark Cyclone.
  • Flame Choke now sends people airbourne.
  • Final Smash is now Final Ganon Slash.



Ganondorf's Normal Moves


  • Leans in with a palm strike. It does 9% and it is one of Ganondorf's quickest moves.

Side Tilt

  • Ganondorf presses one of his legs forward; it does 12%

Up Tilt

  • Volcano Kick: Ganondorf lifts his leg up then holds it in place until smashing it down in an explosion; it has an explosion effect and does 17%.

Down Tilt

  • Ganondorf punches into the ground while crouching. It is a two-hit attack and has a dark effect. The first hit does 4% then 12%; dealing 16% total.

Dash Attack

  • Wizard's Foot - Ganondorf rushes forwards with his leg extended. It deals 10%.

Side Smash

  • Warlock Punch - Ganondorf charges up his fist before he throws it, dealing 22%. It has very high knockback, potentially earning an OHKO, and is also the slowest of his attacks.

Up Smash

  • It's similar to Pikachu's Thunder. Lightning strikes Ganondorf's sword. It has a electric effect and it has a good upper range. The lightning does 8%; 16% uncharged. If the opponent comes in contact when Ganondorf's struck, it does 6% uncharged; 14% fully charged, but with added knockback. However, after Ganondorf's struck, he's open to any attacks, which makes him easy to punish.

Down Smash

  • Ganondorf performs 2 strong kicks. The front kick deals 14% of damage uncharged, and 22% fully charged. The back kick deals 13% uncharged.; and 20% fully charged.

Neutral Air

  • Ganondorf swings his sword, dealing 13%.

Forward Air

  • Skull Crusher: A move he's had since Melee. It deals 14% and has moderate knockback.

Up Air

  • Similar to the Neutral Air. Ganondorf swings his sword upwards, dealing 13%. The only difference from the Nair is that it lands earlier.

Back Air

  • Ganondorf turns back and performs a multi-hit back kick, deals 9% then 11%; dealing 20% in total.

Down Air

  • Ganondorf pumps down his legs downward and deals 21%. It has a meteor effect.

Forward throw

  • Ganondorf simply punches the opponent, dealing 8%.

Back throw

  • Ganondorf turns around and kicks the opponent, dealing 9%.

Up throw

  • Ganondorf turns around and kicks the opponent at a higher angle, dealing 9%.

Down throw

  • Ganondorf throws the opponent and a lower angle, dealing 7%.

Ledge Attack

  • Ganondorf gets up from the ledge and performs a weak Wizard Kick, which deals 7%.

Get Up Attack

  • Ganondorf gets up and exhausts dark energy which does 11%.

Ganondorf's Special Moves

Type Name Description
Neutral Special Dead Man's Volley Shoots a purple energy ball that travels in a medium distance and deals 11%.
Side Special Flame Choke Rushes to his enemy, trying to grab the foe in the head, if success, he then attacks with a dark pulse, sending his foe in the air, and dealing 15%
Up Special Dark Dive Leaps into the air, if he grabs the opponent, he will perform a barrage of attacks dealing 2%; 1%; 1%; 1%; 1%; 2%; 8%. Dealing 16% total
Down Special Dark Cyclone Sends out a purple cyclone that doesn't deal damage, but pushes his enemy away from Ganondorf.
Final Smash Final Ganon Slash Transforms into the fearsome beast Ganon, and slowly swings his right sword, dealing great damage and strong knockback.

Notable Appearances

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TIme (1998)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)
  • Hyrule Warriors (2014)