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Balls are recurring traps in The Legend of Zelda series.


Balls are launched from huge openings in dungeon walls and careen down corridors and across rooms. They will either appear in an endless and varied stream from a larger opening or are fired one after the other from smaller ones. Multiple launch points can lead Link to dodge and weave between the continuous assault of the giant metal traps. Larger openings can also occasionally launch Gargantuan Balls. In Breath of the Wild Balls have a spiky variation as well as a larger spiked ball, both act the same as normal balls. Balls hanging on chains also appear a can be swung back and fourth.

Gargantuan Ball


Gargantuan Balls are particularly huge steel boulders that often appear at the end of a stream of smaller Balls. If Link has not progressed far enough down a corridor to reach a point of safety, these huge Balls will be impossible to avoid and crash straight into him. In Four Swords Adventures, these Balls will also sometimes fall down from above when certain switches are hit. They will then chase the Links and constantly hound them even down to lower floors. The only way to escape the giant metal traps is to pass through a small passageway and return to a higher floor.


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Language Name
Ball Gargantuan Ball
Japan Japanese ボール ボール巨大