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Arrow

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Arrow
BotW Arrow Icon.png
An Arrow from Breath of the Wild
Game(s)
Other media The Legend of Zelda TV series
Zelda's Adventure
Ancient Stone Tablets
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Soulcalibur II
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Hyrule Warriors
Hyrule Warriors Legends
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 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.

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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In The Legend of Zelda, Arrows, also known as Wooden Arrows,[1] can be shot using the Bow.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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 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.

Link's Awakening

Arrows appear in Link's Awakening and are shot by using the Bow.

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.[5][6] Arrows can also be found by cutting grass, defeating enemies or inside small Treasure Chests. Link can carry more Arrows by buying larger Quivers.[7] 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 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.

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 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

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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.

Twilight Princess

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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.

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. 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

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

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.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
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. "Link can use them only if he has both the bow and an arrow." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
  3. "For each arrow Link shoots, he loses one ruby." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24)
  4. "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)
  5. "Knock it off! Leave me alone, and I will sell you Arrows! 30 pieces 70 Rupees they are!" — Business Scrub (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "You can buy arrows at a shop only if you have a bow. Have you got one, mister?" — Fado (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "You traded for a Large Quiver! Now you can carry up to 40 arrows!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)