“Huh... Feels nice to have Midna off my back for once...”
― W. Link, New Leaf
Wolf Link (ウルフリンク, Urufu Rinku?) (abbreviated W. Link) was a smug wolf villager from the Animal Crossing series, introduced in the Welcome Amiibo update. Wolf Link appears in the campground when a Link, Princess Zelda, or Wolf Link amiibo is scanned in the game, and can even be invited to live in the player's town. His birthday is the same day that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, his debut game, first released in Japan.
Along with other RV-exclusive villagers, Wolf Link can't be invited to the town if their own house is still present in the town. Once they have packed boxes and left, they may be "adopted" again.
Wolf Link is a stylized wolf villager designed to resemble the appearance of Link's wolf form in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In coloration he is moss green overall with white underparts and paws above. He has blue eyes. His forehead is marked with ornate white symbols, and the inner portion of his mane is highlighted in tan. His left paw holds a bracelet resembling a chain.
|Below is a brief description of the smug personality. For more information, click here.|
Smug villagers are very polite, kind, and gentleman-like. As a smug villager, Wolf Link will get along easily with other villagers. Smug villagers get along well with most villagers, their personality appearing to be a mix of the other personality types. As a smug villager he will stroke his ego from time to time, going on about how cool he is.
His house is similar to a prison where he was retrieved from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In the exterior, it has a emerald green roof with yellow overalls, blue wood and a metal square arched door with a fancy fence. He does not have a stereo; however, if he obtains one, he will play K.K. Western
|New Leaf (interior)||New Leaf (exterior)|
There is no such amiibo card for W. Link. The only way to get him is by using a Link, Wolf Link or Zelda amiibo. Then the player must invite him to their town and then ask him to move in. If the player's town has 10 villagers living there, they must choose who is going to leave town by dawn of the next day. After that, two or three days must be waited for his arrival.
- His RV is green colored with Link and Zelda 8-bit holding their own part of Triforce of Courage.
- His birthday is the same day The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was released on Japan.
- The amount of items he has to offer in exchange of tickets is large. He has all the Link and Zelda outfits available. Oddly, the hero pants and boots are not in the list. Nevertheless, the new hero outfit is available. This could be thanks to his connection with the amiibo functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.
- His selection about coffee is inferred from the Mountains of Hyrule and the bottles of milk found in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
- His dream to become a "real boy" is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in which he was a Hylian who was transformed into a wolf, and part of the main plot is finding a way back to normal.
- The colors of his house: Green, Gold and Bronze are references from the Legend of Zelda games.
- The Link Hat item that can be ordered from W. Link's RV uses a helmet icon on the pockets screen. Despite this, accessories can still be worn with the Link Hat.
- For some curious reason, this version of Wolf Link is lacking the earrings that he wore in Twilight Princess, which fans found so memorable.
- Despite Link's stoic, silent personality in the Legend of Zelda series, Wolf Link was given the smug personality, one of the most expressive in the series.
- His favorite song, K.K. Western, may have been chosen due to it sounding rather similar to the theme for Hidden Village, a song from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (The game which Wolf Link comes from).
- On April Fools Day, the real Wolf Link reveals he is an only child.
- He is one of the neighbours along with the Splatoon, Monster Hunter Sanrio amiibo card series and the other Zelda animals who are not available in New Horizons.
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