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Ganon
Ganon in SSBU.jpg
Ganon's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Franchise The Legend of Zelda
First appearance The Legend of Zelda (1986)
In-universe information
Species Demon
Gender Male
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

“Ganon appears as the final boss in The Legend of Zelda. In that title, he looks more beast than human, making him a sharp contrast to Ganondorf.”
Tips, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Ganon, also referred to as Beast Ganon or Ganon, The Demon King, is the beast form of Ganondorf and the primary antagonist of the The Legend of Zelda franchise. He first debuted in the original Nintendo Entertainment System title, The Legend of Zelda. Ganon is the archenemy of Princess Zelda and Link, and is the king of darkness. Ganon's beast form has seen many visual changes throughout the series, but is always resembling some kind of boar or warthog. The beast form of Ganondorf has appeared in more installments of The Legend of Zelda series than his Gerudo form, and is frequently fought as the final boss.

Starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ganondorf's Final Smash is Beast Ganon, in which he transforms into Ganon and charges into his opponents. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Beast Ganon is designed after his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, although in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ganon's appearance is based on that from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he is also called "Ganon, The Demon King" in this installment, and functions slightly differently from Ganondorf's previous Final Smash. In addition, Ganon appears as a boss in both Classic Mode and in World of Light. For Classic Mode, he is fought as the final boss for Link, Young Link, Toon Link, and Zelda. Sephiroth also fights Ganon in his Classic Mode route as a non-final boss.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Beast Ganon SSBB Trophy Beast Ganon.png Wii SSBB graphic.png Super Smash Bros. Brawl Ganondorf's Final Smash. When he grabs a Smash Ball, he transforms into a repulsive, evil beast. He'll vanish momentarily from the screen, then rampage from one side to the other in a straight, headlong rush. When he begins the move, any character before his eyes will flinch, so try to start the move near other characters.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Beast Ganon SSBWU Trophy Beast Ganon.png Final Smash - 24: Twilight Princess Flag of USA.png For Ganondorf's Final Smash, he morphs into a beast and attacks. As soon as he's transformed, he buries nearby fighters in the ground and then stuns them with his roar. Finally, he charges forward, dealing heavy damage and launching anyone in his way. Any foes buried by the first strike are doomed to be hit by the rest.
Flag of Europe.png For Ganondorf's Final Smash, he morphs into a beast and attacks. As soon as he's transformed, he buries fighters nearby in the ground, then stuns them with his roar. Finally, he charges forward, dealing heavy damage and launching anyone in his way. Any foes who are buried by the first strike are guaranteed to be hit by the rest.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirits[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
191 Ganon SSBU Spirit Ganon.png The Legend of Zelda Series Primary (2) Ace Neutral
Weight ↑
World of Light (Sacred Land) Ganon
  • Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
- Calamity Ganon Battle - Second Form
221 Beast Ganon SSBU Spirit Beast Ganon.png The Legend of Zelda Series Primary (3) Legend Attack
Impact Run
Enhanced from Ganondorf (Twilight Princess) N/A N/A N/A N/A
243 Calamity Ganon SSBU Spirit Calamity Ganon.png The Legend of Zelda Series Primary (1) Legend Attack World of Light (Sacred Land); Spirit Board Giant Ganondorf Rule: Sudden Damage
  • You lose if your CPU ally is KO'd (Zelda)
  • You'll occasionally take sudden damage after a little while
  • The enemy is giant
Great Plateau Tower (Ω) Calamity Ganon Battle - Second Form

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガノン
Ganon
Ganon
Chinese (Simplified) 盖侬
Gàinóng
Ganon
Chinese (Traditional) 加儂
Jiānóng
Ganon

Trivia[edit]

  • Coincidentally, both Ganon and Bowser had their designs partially derived from the Chinese folk tale Journey to the West (with Ganon being based on Zhu Bajie, the humanoid pig character, while Bowser was partly based on the Ox King Gyū-Maō).