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Arrow
BotW Arrow Icon.png
An Arrow from Breath of the Wild
Game(s)
Other media
Cost(s)
80 Rupees (TLoZ)
Location(s) Certain Shops
Use(s) Piercing objects and enemies from afar
Strength 2 (TLoZ)
Comparable Item(s) Slingshot Pellets

Arrows, also known as Wooden Arrows,(TLoZ)[1] are a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3][4] 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.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda

Bow, and wooden and silver arrows

Link can use them only if he has both the bow and an arrow. For each arrow Link shoots, he loses one ruby. Oh, by the way, there are some enemies that can be disposed of using only the bow and arrow. So be alert!
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Arrows can be shot using the Bow in The Legend of Zelda.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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

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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.

Link's Awakening

Arrows appear in Link's Awakening and are shot by using the Bow. If Link equips Bombs at the same time as the Bow, he can fire the Bombs with Arrows.[8]

Ocarina of Time

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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.[9][10] Arrows can also be found by cutting grass, defeating enemies, or within small Treasure Chests. Link can carry more Arrows by buying larger Quivers.[11] 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.

Majora's Mask

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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.

Four Swords

In Four Swords, the Links do not collect Arrows, but can shoot them with the various Bows found throughout the game.

The Wind Waker

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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

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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.

Twilight Princess

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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.

Phantom Hourglass

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In Phantom Hourglass, Link can shoot Arrows with the Bow.

Spirit Tracks

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In Spirit Tracks, Link can fire Arrows by using the Bow.

Skyward Sword

Arrows can be shot with a Bow in Skyward Sword. They can be purchased at the Gear Shop in the Bazaar on Skyloft. 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

In A Link Between Worlds, Link does not collect Arrows, but can still shoot them with a Bow. Like all items in the game, Link uses up his Energy Gauge to fire Arrows.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, the Links shoot Arrows from Bows that can be found in various Levels. Firing them uses up their Energy Gauge.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

344 (349) Arrow
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Description
A common arrow. Its shaft was carved from the wood of a sturdy tree.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Eldin Canyon
Additional Effects
None

In Breath of the Wild, Arrows are commonly found and are made from sturdy Trees.[4] They can also be found as bundles.[12] 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.[13] If an enemy is scouting on a lookout post, Link can shoot them in the head to instantly defeat them.[citation needed] 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.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)

Zelda's Adventure

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Soulcalibur II

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Hyrule Warriors

Arrows are obtained alongside the Bow in "The Sorceress of the Woods" Scenario in Hyrule Warriors. Arrows are unlimited in quantity and can be upgraded to the Light Arrows.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U



Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Arrows are shot from Link's Traveler's Bow in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Arrows that don't make contact with any Fighters will stick into surfaces. They can then be picked up and thrown. If they are retrieved by Link, he can fire two Arrows at once by using the previous Arrow in tandem with a new Arrow.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 矢 (Ya)
木の矢 (Ki no Ya) (BotW)
Arrow
Wooden Arrow
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 箭 (Jiàn) Arrow
French Republic FrenchEU Flèche
Flèche en bois (BotW)
Arrow
Wooden Arrow
Federal Republic of Germany German Pfeil
Holzpfeil (BotW)
Arrow
Wooden Arrow
Italian Republic Italian Freccia
Freccia di legno (BotW)
Arrow
Wooden Arrow
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Flecha
Flecha de madera (BotW)
Arrow
Wooden Arrow

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See Also

References

  1. "Bow, Wooden Arrows and Silver Arrows" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23)
  2. "ARROW" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 383 (TLoZ))
  3. "BOW AND ARROW" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 393 (ALttP&FS))
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Arrow
    A common arrow. Its shaft was carved from the wood of a sturdy tree.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Link can use them only if he has both the bow and an arrow." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
  6. "For each arrow Link shoots, he loses one ruby." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
  7. "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)
  8. "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)
  9. "Knock it off! Leave me alone, and I will sell you Arrows! 30 pieces 70 Rupees they are!" — Business Scrub (Ocarina of Time)
  10. "You can buy arrows at a shop only if you have a bow. Have you got one, mister?" — Fado (Ocarina of Time)
  11. "You traded for a Large Quiver! Now you can carry up to 40 arrows!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  12. "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)
  13. "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)
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