An Arrow from Breath of the Wild
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|Cost(s)||80 Rupees (TLoZ)|
|Use(s)||Piercing objects and enemies from afar|
|Comparable Item(s)||Slingshot Pellets|
Arrows are a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. They are sharp projectiles that are shot with the 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 Nomenclature
- 3 Gallery
- 4 See Also
- 5 References
Location and Uses
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment
In The Legend of Zelda, Arrows, also known as Wooden Arrows, can be shot using the Bow. 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 or find them as enemy drops or inside Treasure Chests. Link can upgrade 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 inside 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 or can find them by cutting grass or defeating 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 or found by cutting grass or defeating 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 or found by cutting grass or defeating 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 or find them by cutting grass or defeating enemies. Link can also pick up Arrows that enemies fire at the ground after missing their shot. Link can shoot Arrows while riding Epona. Link can upgrade how many Arrows he can carry. 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 Bazaar on Skyloft. Link can also pick up Arrows that enemies fire at the ground after missing their shot. 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
Arrows appear in Breath of the Wild and 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 can also be lit on Fire and used to spread Fire to other objects, such as grass and Torches. Link can purchase Arrows from Shops or can find them hidden in Treasure Chests throughout Hyrule. 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 and Ice Arrows return in Breath of the Wild and Shock Arrows and Ancient Arrows make their first appearance.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese|| 矢 (Ya)
木の矢 (Ki no Ya) (BotW)
Flèche en bois (BotW)
Freccia di legno (BotW)
Flecha de madera (BotW)
- "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)
- "To send a Bomb flying, equip Bombs on one button and the Bow and Arrow on the other. Stand facing the direction that you want your missile to fly, then press both buttons at once. You'll clear a wide swath with the flying bombshell, which will explode in midair. Now you can shoot the bombs directly at enemies that you couldn't reach consistently by throwing them. It's also an effective way to clear out large numbers of enemies at one time--and it's fun to watch, too." (Link's Awakening Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo), 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)