Nickname The Demonic King of Darkness
Special Moves Warlock Punch (Neutral), Flame Choke (Side), Dark Dive (Up), Wizard's Foot (Down)
Final Smash Beast Ganon
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Voice actor Hironori Miyata

Ganondorf (ガノンドロフ, Ganondorf) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Alongside R.O.B., he was officially revealed as a playable veteran on October 15th, 2014, although he was leaked four times prior to his reveal: via video footage from ESRB, outside the in-game stage boundaries in an official video (later replaced with a nearly-identical video sans Ganondorf), in Twitch livestreams and even a mention in Masahiro Sakurai's Pic of the Day five days before his official reveal. Ganondorf is once again voiced by Hironori Miyata, albeit via recycled voice clips from his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Trophy Description

The King of Evil that awaits Link at the end of most of his adventures. Ganondorf possesses the Triforce of Power. In Smash Bros., he makes up for his low speed with devastating power. The strength of his blows can knock back most opponents. Get close with a dash attack and pummel your foes!


  • Super Smash Bros. 4 is the first entry in the series to have Ganondorf utilize his sword as an attack, albeit as a custom special, Warlock Blade.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is the first game where Ganondorf is unlocked on a stage other than Final Destination.
  • Ganondorf's neutral moveset has the most grab moves in the game, as both Flame Choke and Dark Dive count as grabs and cannot be shielded or countered.
  • When Ganondorf uses an aerial Flame Choke on an opponent with one stock left, he will usually still emit his KO voice clip despite not being KO'd.
  • Ganondorf's amiibo description on Nintendo's official site is based on his Melee trophy description, thereby describing his The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time self.
  • Of all the veterans that retain their voice clips from Brawl, Ganondorf, Link and Captain Falcon are the only ones that do not make use of their unused Brawl knockback sound clips.
  • When using Ganondorf's down taunt under the effects of the Timer item, his sword will move in an unusual way due to its motion not slowing down with him.
  • Ganondorf's NTSC crowd chant is very similar to the one in Melee, where the crowd eerily drags out the second part of his name.
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