Sheik, the Mysterious Sheikah
Universe Legend of Zelda
Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances SSBM/SSBB/SSB4
Recent Game Wii U Hyrule Warriors
Availability Starter
Final Smash Light Arrow/Ballad of the Sheikah

Sheik makes her third appearance as a playable character to the Super Smash Bros. franchise in Super 5mash Bros. 5. Sheik is the mysterious alter ego of Zelda and is able to perform many ninja-like abilities. Aesthetically, she appears much like her appearance in Hyrule Warriors.

Changes from SSB4

  • She now carries the Sheikah Harp on her back.


Special Custom Set A

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Needle Storm 1.9% (near) or 1.2% (far) per needle, 6 needles max Sheik fires a storm of needles forward. She can charge it to increase the needles. It is angled downwards if performed in the air.
Custom 1 Penetrating Needle 2.2% (near) or 1.6% (far) per needle, 3 needles max much stronger but only charges 3 needles at a time. It has en electrical effect.
Custom 2 Paralyzing Needle 1% The needle can paralyze an opponent but it has a lot of lag.
Side Special Burst Grenade 1% (hit), 1% (pull), 12% (explosion) Sheik throws a grenade tied to a string. It has a vacuum effect which pulls opponent into the blast. It can be slightly charged to delay the explosion.
Custom 1 Gravity Grenade 3.58% The grenade pulls opponents closer to Sheik instead of blasting them away.
Custom 2 Skimming Grenade 2% (hits 1-3), 4.6% (explosion) It skips across the ground before detonating.
Up Special Vanish 12% (vanish), 5% (reappear) Sheik vanishes from a cloud and appears again depending where the player moves the control stick.
Custom 1 Gale 0% Sheik can travel much further but it doesn't do any damage.
Custom 2 Abyss 5% (vanish), 4% (travel) The traveling distance is a lot shorter but does more damage and does a meteor when she vanishes.
Down Special Bouncing Fish 12% Sheik flips forward and slams her heel into the opponent; kicks three times and flips back. It has a horizontal recovery distance.
Custom 1 Jellyfish 8% (grounded opponents), 10.5% (aerial opponents) The flip is more vertical but does two kicks. Grounded opponents are launched upwards.
Custom 2 Pices 15.5% Sheik's jump kick travels further but the player must tap the special button to connect on aerial opponents.

Special Custom Set B

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Bolero of Fire 10% (full song), 15% (half song) Shiek can pulls out her Sheikah Harp and begins playing the instrument. This causes a fireball to shoot out from her while playing the song. Pressing the special button continuously causes her to play the entire song thus maximizing the damage,
Custom 1 Serenade of Water 8% (full song), 4% (half song) Weaker than the default but it has more knockback and range. Sheik summons a column of water that envelopes her and will push away opponents who get too close.
Custom 2 Song of Storms 15% (full song), 10% (half song) Summons a bolt of lightning that strikes Sheik much like Pikachu's Down special, Thunder. Playing the whole song summons 2 lighting strikes.
Side Special Lightning Slash 14% (sweetspot), 8% (sourspot) Sheik dashes at an upward angle and slashes forward with her two knifes. It does electrical damage and high knockback it the attack connects the moment she slashes forward but does less before and after this moment. She can also change her direction by the player instantly pressing the opposite direction after executing the button input.
Custom 1 Lightning Dash 10% (sweetspot), 6% (sourspot) Does slightly less damage and is performed only on the ground. It is much faster than the default.
Custom 2 Meteor Slash 16% (sweetspot) 4% (soutspot) The sweetspot has a meteor effect when it connects but the sourspot does less damage.
Up Special Tempest 4% (per hit), 5% (last hit) Sheik zooms upwards doing a zigzag pattern while slashing each moment she changes direction. She does four hits total and one final hit and then a final hit.
Custom 1 Royal Tempest 3.5& (per hit), 4% (last hit) Has a wider range of attack but is a bit slower than the default. As more horizontal recovery distance.
Custom 2 Earthbound Tempest 4.5% (per hit), 6% (per hit), 3% (descent) A bit more powerful but slower than the default but causes Sheik to perform a last attack where she descends back to the ground at the pinnacle of her attack; dealing damage as she comes back down.
Down Special Prelude of Light 0% Shiek plays the Prelude of Light. Holding down the special button causes her to restore her energy though it becomes slower and less often while plying it.
Custom 1 Nocturne of Shadow 3% Causes the opponents within her radius to become dazed or enter a free fall state when entering it. Pressing the special button continues the attack.
Custom 2 Minute of Forest 0% Causes opponents to have a flower head when hit by the songs radius.

Final Smash

Name Damage Description
Final Smash 1 Light Arrow 1% (hit 1), 44% (Light Arrow 1st opponent), 33% (2nd opponent), 24% (3rd opponent) Sheik's Light Arrow does a bit more damage compared to Zelda's but does less damage the more it hits.
Final Smash 2 Ballad of the Sheikah 10% (per hit), 12% (high power), 14% (highest power) Sheik jumps into the middle of the stage int he air and begins strumming on her harp. Pressing the special button at certain intervals on the attack as it becomes winder enhances the damage and radius of the attack with the highest score putting out the most damage per hit as well as a wide radius. It also makes it go much faster.


Italics means they have to be unlocked.

  • Performs a pose with holding her hand in front of her eyes and making a concentrated face. (Up)
  • Stands on one hand.(Right)
  • Plays a few chords on her harp. (Left)
  • Pulls out her whip cord and stretches it. (Down)

Character Selection Screen

  • Shiek holds out her hand and goes "HAAAA!"
  • Shiek slashes forward while going "HYA!"
  • Shiek brushes her hand against her face and then does a fighting pose.

On Screen Appearance

  • Sheik appears from a puff of smoke.
  • Sheik appears from a magical shaped rupee and goes "HIYAH!"
  • Sheik plays the Requiem of Spirit and steps out of a time portal.

Victory Animations

  • Crouches, swipes with her hands twice, and then stands up.
  • Kicks, spins around on the ground, and then does a fighting pose.
  • Performs two kicks and then does a ninja stance by holding out her hands in front of her face.
  • Kicks towards the screen and then vanishes in a puff of smoke.
  • Plays on her Sheikah Harp while the camera circles around her.
  • Sheik jumps into the air, flips several times, and then lands while rolling forward.

Losing Animation

  • Sheik claps her hands.
  • Sheik is rocking back and forth as if she is dizzy,
  • Sheik is looking around; slightly frightened yet concerned.

Victory Fanfare

A flourished remix of "Sheik's Theme" using a harp to the tune of the usual flourish. It also uses the this song, "Open Door of the Temple of Time" along with it.

Idle Poses

  • Moves her hand in front of her face, then quickly moves it back.
  • Swings her arms behind herself.
  • Does a downward stretch.
  • Folds arms and cocks head to the side.


Sheik's trophies can be earned by completing Classic Mode, Adventure Mode, All-Star Mode, and Boss Battle mode. In addition, further trophies can be found during matches and at the Trophy Shop.


Unlock: Classic Mode

"Sheik is is the alter-ego of Princess Zelda while she was hiding away from Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In order to guide Link on his quest and fulfill his destiny, she disguised herself through magic to conceal not only her image but her presence as well so Ganondorf couldn't find her through dark magic. In Super Smash Bros., Shiek uses a wide amount of attacks such as needles, vanishing techniques, burst grenades, acrobatics as well as using her Sheikah Harp to deliver devastating elemental attacks. question is why is Zelda and Sheik, who are the same people; why are they on the same stage together?"

Shiek (Alt)

Unlock: Adventure Mode Console/Red

"Shiek is capable of utilizing her Sheikah Harp in battle and, with it, comes some terrifying attacks that can control the elements! Her neutral special is the Bolero of Fire but, in actuality, it can deliver different types of attacks depending on which custom move is used! That is pretty amazing! Sheik can access the Bolero of Fire which causes a fireball to shoot from her harp with explosion damage! The Serenade of Water causes opponents to be pushed away on all sides by a water wave. Finally, the Song of Storms calls down lightning from the heavens to strike Sheik and send electrical energy out from her. That is a pretty amazing harp, isn't it!"

Zelda (Alt)

Unlock: Adventure Mode Handheld/White

"Sheik's Burst Grenade is a useful technique where he throws a powerful explosive but there's a catch! The pin is attached to a string so when Sheik throws the grenade and pulls - it causes a powerful explosion! BUT WAIT! There's more! The blast is powerful enough that is has a slight vacuum effect for any foe close by to it thus drawing the opponent into the grenade! I am not sure if that is the product of Sheikah ingenuity of Hyrulian magic but that is pretty amazing nonetheless! It can even be held for a longer blast delay!"

Ocarina of Time Sheik

Unlock: Boss Battle Console

"While Link was trying to solve the many puzzles in the dungeons during the events of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik was secretly trailing him as well as doing quick missions ti uncover Ganondorf's machinations. Due to Zelda being was wanted fugitive, she had to e careful to not only conceal her appearance but her abilities as well! She was able to keep tabs on Link and offer him helpful pieces of advice as well as teach important songs for him to remember such as the Bolero of Fire and Serenade of Water. She would appear in a smoke and vanish with a flash leaving Link very confused as to who she was."

'Ninja Sheik

Unlock: Boss Battle Handheld

"Zelda may be a princess but that doesn't mean she doesn't the necessary training to be a warrior ...or a ninja. Maybe her Triforce of Wisdom allows her to understand everything just as the Triforce of Courage gives Link the emotional strength to endure or the Triforce of Power to give Ganondorf his destructive powers. However, Sheik does seem to possess many ninja-like abilities and equipment such as needles and burst grenade. Plus, her quick and agile frame and prowess is very ninja-like. To further fulfill this role, Sheik has donned any even more elaborate costume that bears similar elements of the ninjas of lore. Though with a Hylurian twist!"

Sheik (Bouncing Fish)

Unlock: Complete a Character Challenge Yellow

"An odd name for a rather straight forward attack. Sheik catapults forward and slams her heel into the opponent and bounces back. I guess it appears to look like a bouncing fish though I just do see the resemblance. Usually a bouncing fish means it's out of water and slowly dieing while grasping for breathe. Sheik is anything but that. Well, regardless, Sheik slams her heel into the opponent and does several kicks before pushing backwards; launching the opponent with that last kick. She then flips backwards. It can also be used as a way to travel some distance in the air!"

Sheik (Tempest)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge Green

"Sheik has many ninja tools such as needles in her inventory but she also uses knives for combat! Either through magic or her own willpower, she can embed lightning damage into her knives. When she needs to go a higher elevation and quickly, Tempest is the way to go! She zig-zags in the air, changign directions four times. She first jumps to the right, to the left, to the right, and the left again! Depending where she was originally facing of course! DoN7t worry, she is always facing the ledge when she is finished! Each zig-zag does an attack but it's not very powerful. Only the last hit can smash an opponent. However, it's very quick! VERY quick! Sheik becomes a bright blue blur!"

Sheik (Black)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge

"Sheik certainly keeps up with the dark color scheme well! Aside from a particular ninja costumes she wears - she also has access to a black color scheme! This one is shared not only between her both also the rest of The Legend of Zelda cast in Super Smash Bros. It was originally based off Link's "Dark Link" costume! Dark Link is a copy of Link but....only darker with red glowing eyes. I don't know if Sheik's is the same way but I don't really see her eyes glowing...but regardless they could be maybe in the night like a red-eyed cat. Now that would be scary!""

Sheik (Brown)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge

"When Sheik needs to go horseback riding or blend in with the mountains or forests, she dons on her brown color scheme! This was allows her to vanish into the rocks of wood of her environment or to appear one with the horse. It also kind of looks like a certain girl who keeps horses at a certain Lon Lon Ranch! Well, regardless, this colorless outfit is very important for Sheik to appear unnoticed while Ganondorf's forces searched for her in the Kokiri Forest or Death Mountain. However, I guess it doesn't have much help in colorful stages like Lolipop Land or Super Bell Hill!"

Sheik (Down) Purple

Unlock: Match or Trophy Shop

"Sheik used to use an attack that would launch an electrical chain forward and slash at opponens with it but that was ages ago. However, she seems to have some wire string which doesn't seem to have a purpose. Is it used to pull the pin from the Burst Grenade? I don't really know as the stirng is different! This wire string seems more powerful and dangerous! I don't want imagine Sheik attacking me with that! Maybe they are unused strings for her Sheikah Harp! That would certainly make sense considering she could maybe break a string or two during her adventures or battles..."

Hooded Sheik

Unlock: Complete a Sheik Character Challenge

"Despite Zelda needing to conceal her identity, she is still proud of the Sheikah family and wished to convey her passion for the proud family lineage outside of adopting the name and appearance of Sheik. To this extent,s he fashioned a magical cloak from magical clothe and threads that bears the crest of the Sheikah symbol. It is unknown if this cloak has any magical properties but it is rumored to hide Sheik from danger when it is present. This has no effect on Sheik in Super Smash Bros. though. And now that you mention it, it does appear a bit like the cloak Zelda wore in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess!"

Light Arrow

Unlock: All Star Mode

"The Light Arrow is an arrow blessed by the Goddess'. It's piercing power can eliminate all evil and is one of the only things that can damage the King of Evil besides the Master Sword. While Link is able to use the Light Arrows, it has been more attributed to Princess Zelda. Sheik is also capable of pulling the string on this blessed bow and unleashing her own light arrow. When performed in the air, she fires slightly downward! Her does more damage but increases with every strike it does!"

Ballad of the Sheikah

Unlock: Unlock all Sheik's trophies

"The Sheikah Harp is a blessed harp made from the Goddesses. According to legend, it was passed down from the ages and was once played by the first Hero of Time. It has magical powers that allows th eplayer to play notes that can change fate and time itself. Sheik can use the Sheikah Harp to cause the fabric of time to ripple about her; increasing with every stroke she makes. It is important to time the pressing of the special button with the rhythm of the harp in order to maximize the Final Smash's speed and power!"

Alternate Costumes

Color Title Color Notes Status
Default Light Blue Sheik's default appearance from Hyrule Warriors. Starter
Red Red --- Starter
Purple Purple Resembles her appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Starter
Pink Purple Resembles Link's Dark costume. Starter
Green Green Similar to Saria from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Starter
Black Black Sheik's dark costume version Starter
Yellow Yellow --- Starter
White White Similar to Tetras and Impa's outfit. Starter
Dark Purple Dark Purple Resembles her Hero Quest version of her Hyrule Warriors appearance. Starter
Brown Brown Slightly resembles Maron from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Starter
Ocarina of Time Sheik Blue Costume based off her The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time form. Locked
Ninja Sheik Gray New costume giving her a ninja outfit. Locked
Hooded Sheik Olive Costume of Sheik wearing a olive hooded cloak with the Sheikah symbol on it. Resembles Zelda's cloak from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Locked