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All Skull Kid appearances in Zelda games

The Skull Kid are members of one of the most popular races in The Legend of Zelda. Although these characters have not appeared in many titles of the license, this has not prevented them from enjoying the love and admiration of the fans of the series. In fact, since its debut in 1998 in Ocarina of Timethe most celebrated delivery of the license, they have been absent more times than they have been present.

Although his most popular participation was in Majora’s Maskthe sequel to the aforementioned Nintendo 64 title, characters of this race have appeared in two other mainline games of the saga. In addition, they have also been present at spin offlicensed manga and other games from the Big N universe, which is why it can be said that it is one of the most popular races in the Hyrule series.


For this reason, today we are going to review all the appearances of the Skull Kid in games of The Legend of Zelda. And, those not so placed in the classics of the franchise, may be in for the odd surprise.

(This article contains spoilers for some titles of The Legend of Zelda. Read it at your own risk).

All Skull Kid appearances in The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

The presentation in society of this breed was in the game that forever changed the history of the saga. The popular Ocarina of Timetoday considered by many to be the best video game in history, showed us the Skull Kid for the first time, a race that can be found in the Forbidden Forest. There they live quietly playing the flute, a situation that can change depending on how we decide to visit them.


If we approach as a child Link, we can interact with them. In fact, by playing Saria’s Song for one of the Skull Kid, we will make friends with him and we will be able to activate the trading sequence of the Happy Mask. However, if you approach them as an adult Link, they will be hostile and have no intention of being your friend.

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Although its presence is not as important as in Majora’s Maskfor its desEsports Extrasand its change of behavior based on our appearance the Skull Kid won the affection of the followers of The Legend of Zelda. Also, if we play our cards well with them, we can get a piece of heart. However, if, on the contrary, they are indifferent to us, we can also obtain 200 rupees when finishing them. It is up to you to make the right decision.


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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000)

The moment of greatest impact of the Skull Kid was in Majora’s Maskthe sequel to Ocarina of Time. After the events of the first Nintendo 64 installment, Link begins a journey on Epona, his mare, to find Navi. His former adventure partner, now unaccounted for, is the “culprit” of the clash suffered by the hero of Hyrule who, in the end, will be the cause of the events of Majora´s Mask.

From the first moment, this Skull Kid is shown to be hostile and uninterested in our well-being. After stealing the Ocarina of Time, Link recovers from a spectacular fall and, despite trying to avoid it, he can’t stop the Skull Kid from running away with Epona. Later, in our next meeting, the antagonist would confirm that he got rid of the mare and, furthermore, would enchant Link with the power of his mask to turn him into a Deku Scrub.

Majora’s Maskone of the most sinister titles of The Legend of Zelda, puts us in a mess from the first moment. Unlike other more cheerful proposals in the series, in this one they alert us that the world will end in 3 days. Therefore, our mission will be, in addition to recovering what has been stolen from us, to avoid the destruction of a world that seems to have signed its death sentence. And, as you may have guessed, this will not be an easy task.

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Due to its importance in history, the Skull Kid of this installment of The Legend of Zelda it is the most popular of his breed. Throughout the adventure, we will follow in his footsteps while trying to prevent him from continuing to wreak havoc. Since then, the race has not reached such heights of popularity again, although the antagonist of Majora’s Mask yes, it has managed to sneak in, as you will see later, in other games related to the franchise.


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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

Until now, twilight princess is the last game in the main line with the appearance of a Skull Kid. In this epic, a favorite of many fans of the series, the race becomes hostile towards the player again. Although not as aggressive as in Majora’s Mask, it does put us in some other bind. In fact, although it helps us to travel certain paths within the Sacred Grove, the truth is that you will do it on your own terms.


As is inevitable, the events of twilight princess They lead us to face the Skull Kid of this title. However, unlike what happened in the Nintendo 64 proposal, in this one the member of the race is a mini-boss more anecdotal than complicated. Even so, this does not prevent some curious situation, such as the origin of the song he plays with his trumpet. The Song of Saria, which we taught to a member of the race in Ocarina of Time, is the same one that reproduces the character in this title. However, on this occasion she has a more melancholy than happy tone.


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Other appearances of the race in Nintendo video games

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Skull Kid has participated in several installments of Nintendo’s best-known fighting license. In brawlthe Wii title, the race made its first appearance through the antagonist of Majora’s Mask. While he is not a playable character, Skull Kid does appear in two stickers that grant different bonuses (+20 to leg attacks Y +15 to dark based attacks). The second, as a detail, can only be used by Ganondorf.

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014)

More than five years later, Skull Kid returned with more prominence to the simultaneous delivery for 3DS and Wii U. In fact, the antagonist of Majora’s Mask It was the first confirmed helper of the title, which is why, thanks to their participation, the return of these members was known. As an assistant, he has 4 options with which to modify the combat:

  • Reverse the controls of all players.
  • Darken the screen.
  • Rotate the screen 180º.
  • Make all fighters invisible.

In addition to this, the character also has a trophy available in both the 3DS and Wii U versions.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends (2016)

Until now, the only chance we have to control Skull Kid thanks to Hyrule Warriors: Legends, the Nintendo 3DS title. In it, the character will be able to perform different attacks with black magic and use the Ocarina to synchronize with Taya and Tael, her fairy companions. Furthermore, as is the case in twilight princess, you can summon puppets. Lastly, he is also part of one of Kid Link’s mask attacks, summoning the moon to destroy it and deal damage to enemies.


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Super smash. Ultimate Bros (2018)

Until now, the last appearance of the Skull Kid in a video game has been in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Here, in addition to returning as a helper, he is also available as costume for Mii Fightersas well as with two different spirits (with the desEsports Extrasof Ocarina of Time and of Majora’s Mask). As a curiosity, it should be noted that it cannot appear in certain scenarios, as is the case of Genesis Forest, Hyrule Castle or Dream Land.

These are all the appearances of Skull Kid in games of The Legend of Zelda and other Nintendo products. And you, did you know all his participations? Is he one of your favorite characters? We read you in the comments.