Link from The Legend of Zelda has to save Hyrule while looking good. What was the best outfit that the Nintendo hero wore?
Link has been in The Legend of Zelda games since the 1980s, and he usually wears his signature green tunic, pants, and hat. This outfit has changed a bit since he first showed up. Every time we see Link, he has a cool new outfit that still fits the Hero of Hyrule.
So, what are the best clothes? Here, we’ll rank every version of Link by the clothes he wears in each game. Each Link is different because he dies and comes back to life. Some games are direct sequels to each other, so that form of Link is the same person.
The Legend Of Zelda & Adventure Of Link
Link’s outfit from the first two games comes in last. We don’t deny that this outfit became linked to Link, but Link’s look has changed and become more unique over the years.
Even though this strange, pants-less version of Link isn’t higher on our list, it has a special place in our hearts because it was the first Link we ever saw.
A Link To The Past, Oracle Of Ages/Seasons, & Link’s Awakening
This entry is made up of three games: A Link to the Past, Oracle of Ages/Seasons, and Link’s Awakening. Link looks as old as possible in these. If you don’t count his strangely pink hair in A Link to the Past, his outfit isn’t all that interesting.
This basic outfit isn’t the worst, but it’s also not the best. Link’s look changes a little bit in other games, giving him more unique traits.
In The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords, Link comes in four different forms. Here, we can see the original green Link as well as red, blue, and purple versions. Even though Link’s outfit style isn’t new, it’s fun to see him in purple.
Still, this version isn’t that different from some of the other Links on our list, so Four Swords isn’t higher on our list.
A Link Between Worlds & Tri-Force Heroes
Okay, we get it. This is another Link dressed almost exactly the same. The Legend Of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes is a straight follow-up to A Link Between Worlds, but the way you play it is very different. Like Four Swords, Link has more than one form, and each one has its own color.
In A Link Between Worlds, the drawn image of Link is interesting to look at. In this game, you can move around as a 2D painting that can go through walls and even into other worlds. Link stands out among his green-clad friends because he is drawn.
Ocarina Of Time And Majora’s Mask
Since The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a straight follow-up to Ocarina of Time, Link is the same in both games. To be more exact, this is Child Link, who is a lot younger than many of the other versions on our list.
Even though this form of Link doesn’t have any pants on, it’s important to note that his look changes in Majora’s Mask. Even though a mask isn’t a full outfit, these magical pieces make our Child Link stand out.
Hyrule Warriors is a game in The Legend of Zelda series that is different from the others. This is mostly a hack-and-slash game in which Link and a few other characters can be used. Even though it’s not official, we still see a beautiful form of Link.
Link looks pretty much the same in this Musou-style game, but there is one small change. You can see a long blue scarf dragging behind him. Even though this isn’t the most daring dress choice, it’s a big step for our Hero.
The Minish Cap
This Link might look the same at first, but we need to talk about his hat. For those of you who don’t know about The Minish Cap, this is Ezlo. He wasn’t always shaped like a bird. Ezlo is a Minish, which is a race of people who are very small. Because of this, he can make Link small enough to fit inside a Minish.
So, to sum up, it’s a hat that looks like a bird and has special powers. This is one of the most interesting versions of Link we’ve seen, which moves him up our list.
Wind Waker & Phantom Hourglass
Phantom Hourglass is the straight sequel to Wind Waker. Both games take place in a watery version of Hyrule. Link looks the same in both, and he is generally shown wearing his green tunic.
Wind Waker starts off with a nice surprise. Link wears a blue shirt with a crab on it, which is unusual for our quiet main character. Even Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom had the shirt in them.
Like almost every other game, Link will wear his green robe at some point in Twilight Princess. Link wore the Ordonian Outfit before this, though. This is a normal outfit for men in Ordon Village, but it’s not at all what our Hero would wear.
Link won’t be able to wear this cozy-looking outfit again once he has the Hero’s Clothes. We are thankful that he only wears the Ordonian Outfit for a short time.
Link from Skyward Sword is up next. Link starts Tunnel Rush game with simple clothes, like he did in Twilight Princess. He wears green pants, boots, a white shirt, and something that looks like a red belt. When you finish the Knight Academy, you’ll get the green tunic that everyone knows.
Something about Link wearing normal clothes makes me happy. Since Link wears the same clothes in a lot of games, any change is welcome.
Toon Link is already very cute, but when he’s dressed as the Engineer, it’s almost too much to handle. You will finally get a green tunic from Zelda in Spirit Tracks, but this dark blue train conductor outfit is the real show-stealer.
This is mostly just Link dressed for work. We need more versions of Link dressed for work, but this will have to do for now.
Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity
Age of Calamity is another Hyrule Warriors game, but Link looks very different from how he does in the other games. This game takes place just before the start of Breath of the Wild in a different version of Hyrule. Link is wearing his bright blue shirt because of this.
You can change Link’s clothes, just like in Breath of the Wild. This change makes the blue shirt look a little different, but it’s still a great look.
Breath Of The Wild & Tears Of The Kingdom
The Link from Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom is in first place. These are the first games in the series where you can change so many parts of your outfit. This lets you make stylish combinations.
Link’s base outfit is still very recognizable, even though it can be changed. In Breath of the Wild, Link can wear a classic blue outfit called the Champion’s Tunic. Link usually wears green, so this is a nice change. Link can also wear the Champion’s Tunic in Tears of the Kingdom. He can also wear the Archaic Set, which makes him look like a Zonai.