80 Rupees (TLoZ)
Piercing objects and enemies from afar
Arrows are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[note 1] They are sharp projectiles that are shot with a Bow. Many varieties of Arrows exist throughout the Zelda series, including Silver Arrows, Fire Arrows, Ice Arrows, Light Arrows, Bomb Arrows, Shock Arrows, and Ancient Arrows.
- 1 Location and Uses
- 1.1 The Legend of Zelda
- 1.2 A Link to the Past
- 1.3 Link's Awakening
- 1.4 Ocarina of Time
- 1.5 Majora's Mask
- 1.6 Four Swords
- 1.7 The Wind Waker
- 1.8 Four Swords Adventures
- 1.9 The Minish Cap
- 1.10 Twilight Princess
- 1.11 Phantom Hourglass
- 1.12 Spirit Tracks
- 1.13 Skyward Sword
- 1.14 A Link Between Worlds
- 1.15 Tri Force Heroes
- 1.16 Breath of the Wild
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Nomenclature
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See Also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
Location and Uses
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment
Arrows can be shot using the Bow in The Legend of Zelda. Link cannot fire Arrows until he has purchased the Arrow from a Merchant. After Link has done so, he will be able to shoot Arrows by consuming one Rupee per shot. Arrows deal 2 damage to enemies that can be inflicted by them. Pols Voices are weak to Arrows and will be defeated by them in one hit. Gohmas can only be defeated with Arrows. Silver Arrows also appear in the game, which deal 4 damage to enemies and must be used as the final blow on Ganon to destroy him.
A Link to the Past
Arrows appear in A Link to the Past and can be shot using the Bow. Link can purchase Arrows at Shops, acquire them from defeated enemies, or obtain them from Treasure Chests. Link can increase the amount of Arrows he can carry by spending Rupees at the Pond of Happiness. Silver Arrows also return and must be used to defeat Ganon.
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, Arrows are shot using the Fairy Bow, which can only be used while Link is an adult. Link can purchase Arrows from Shops or Business Scrubs if he has the Bow. Arrows can also be found by cutting grass, defeating enemies, or within small Treasure Chests. Link can carry more Arrows by buying larger Quivers. Link can shoot Arrows while riding Epona and can shoot Arrows through the Fire of lit Torches to light other Torches or melt ice. Fire Arrows, Ice Arrows, and Light Arrows appear for the first time in Ocarina of Time. Light Arrows are needed to defeat Ganondorf.
In Majora's Mask, Arrows are shot with the Hero's Bow, which is the main item of the Woodfall Temple. Link can purchase Arrows from Shops, find them by cutting grass, or acquire them from defeated enemies. Link can shoot Arrows while riding on Epona and can shoot them through the Fire of lit Torches to light other Torches. Fire Arrows, Ice Arrows, and Light Arrows return as central Dungeon items.
The Wind Waker
Arrows are shot in The Wind Waker with the use of the Hero's Bow. Arrows can be purchased from Shops, found by cutting grass, or acquired from defeated enemies. Link can shoot Arrows while sailing the Great Sea on the King of Red Lions. Light Arrows also appear in The Wind Waker as a crucial weapon against Ganondorf.
Four Swords Adventures
In Four Swords Adventures, the Links shoot Arrows from the various Bows found throughout Hyrule.
The Minish Cap
Arrows can be shot in The Minish Cap by using the Bow. Arrows can be purchased from Shops, found by cutting grass, or acquired from defeated enemies. Link also obtain Light Arrows from Gregal after saving him from an evil spirit.
In Twilight Princess, Arrows are shot with the Hero's Bow. Link can purchase Arrows at Shops, find them by cutting grass, or acquire them from defeated enemies. Link can also pick up Arrows that land on the ground when enemies miss their mark. Like in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Link can shoot Arrows while riding Epona. He can expand his capacity of Arrows by beating the STAR Game in Hyrule Castle Town, acquiring bigger Quivers from Purlo as rewards. Bomb Arrows appear for the first time in Twilight Princess and can be used to destroy rocks and inflict high amounts of damage to enemies.
In Phantom Hourglass, Link can shoot Arrows with the Bow.
In Spirit Tracks, Link can fire Arrows by using the Bow.
Arrows can be shot with a Bow in Skyward Sword. They can be purchased at the Gear Shop in the Skyloft Bazaar. Additionally, if enemies fire Arrows at Link and they hit the ground, he can pick them up. Link can increase the amount of Arrows he can carry by equipping a Quiver to his Adventure Pouch.
A Link Between Worlds
Tri Force Heroes
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
In Breath of the Wild, Arrows are commonly found and are made from sturdy Trees. They can also be found as bundles. They can be used to strike enemies from afar with any Bow, except for the Twilight Bow and Bow of Light, which only shoot Light Arrows. Shooting an enemy in the head with an Arrow will inflict double damage. If an enemy is scouting on a lookout post, Link can shoot them in the head to instantly defeat them. Link can shoot Arrows while riding a Horse. Arrows will penetrate and stick to certain objects, such as wood, and certain Materials, such as Hylian Shrooms.[which?] Arrows can also be lit on Fire and used to spread Fire to flammable objects, such as grass, wood, and Torches. Link can purchase Arrows from Shops, find them hidden in Treasure Chests throughout Hyrule, or find them as enemy drops. Bokoblins, Moblins, Lizalfos, and Lynels are capable of using Bows and sometimes use Arrows. Link can also pick up Arrows that enemies fire at the ground after missing their shot. Link can stun Guardians by shooting them in the eye with an Arrow. Fire Arrows, Ice Arrows, and Bomb Arrows return in Breath of the Wild and Shock Arrows and Ancient Arrows make their first appearance. Arrows are one of the required items for crafting Ancient Arrows by using the Ancient Oven, Cherry, at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||木の矢 (Ki no Ya) (TLoZ | BotW)|
ヤ (Ya) (TLoZ)
矢 (Ya) (ALttP)
弓矢 (Yumiya) (ALttP)
Same as English.
Same as English.
Bow and Arrow
|Dutch||Houten pijl (TLoZ)|
|FrenchEU||Flèche en bois (TLoZ | BotW)|
|German||Pfeil (ST | SS)|
Freccia di legno (BotW)
|SpanishEU||Flecha (ST | BotW)|
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- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 116 (TLoZ | ALttP | OoT | MM | TWW | TMC | TP | PH | ST | SS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 10
A common arrow. Its shaft was carved from the wood of a sturdy tree." — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
- "Bow, Wooden Arrows and Silver Arrows" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23)
- "Link can use them only if he has both the bow and an arrow." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
- "For each arrow Link shoots, he loses one ruby." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
- "Oh, by the way, there are some enemies that can be disposed of using only the bow and arrow. So be alert!" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 105
- "Knock it off! Leave me alone, and I will sell you Arrows! 30 pieces 70 Rupees they are!" — Business Scrub (Ocarina of Time)
- "You can buy arrows at a shop only if you have a bow. Have you got one, mister?" — Fado (Ocarina of Time)
- "You traded for a Large Quiver! Now you can carry up to 40 arrows!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
- "Arrow x5
A bundle of five common arrows. The shafts of these arrows were carved from the wood of a sturdy tree." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
- "Critical Hits
Hitting a monster or enemy in the head with an arrow deals double the normal amount of damage." — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 13
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 23
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24
- "Vous avez obtenu un arc et des flèches! Touchez l'écran tactile pour viser." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24
- "Vous obtenez l'arc et des flèches! Touchez l'écran tactile pour viser." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
- "Du hast den Bogen erhalten! Berühre den Touchscreen zum Zielen und lass los, um einen Pfeil abzufeuern." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
- "Hai ottenuto Arco e Frecce! Per scoccare una Freccia tocca il touch screen e solleve lo stilo." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
- "¡Has conseguido un arco y flechas! Toca la pantalla táctil y levanta el lápiz para disparar." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
- "¡Has conseguido el arco y las flechas! Toca la pantalla táctil y levanta el lápiz para disparar." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)