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Lantern
TP Lantern Model.png
The Lantern from Twilight Princess
Game(s)
Other media A Link to the Past comic
Ancient Stone Tablets
The Faces of Evil
The Wand of Gamelon
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Triforce piece.png
Hyrule Warriors
Use(s) Lighting torches
Providing illumination
Comparable Item(s) Candle

The Lantern, also known as Lamp, is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

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In A Link to the Past, the Lantern is found inside a Treasure Chest either inside Link's House when he wakes up, or in Hyrule Castle if he does not open the chest in his house. Link can use the Lantern to light up Torches. Using it consumes Magic Power. The Lantern radiates a small amount of light in dark rooms, even when not equipped, allowing Link to see a small distance in front of him before lighting Torches.

Four Swords Adventures

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In Four Swords Adventures, it is called Lamp. It is not a part of the Links' permanent inventory. The Lamp instead appears in various stages, whether it be a dark dungeon, or in the face of a torch puzzle. The Lamp is necessary to defeat the Big Poe in both of its appearances.

The Minish Cap

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In The Minish Cap, the Flame Lantern is found in the Temple of Droplets. It lights up a moderate area around Link, and is also used to melt ice and light torches. The Flame Lantern is essential in the battle against the dungeon's boss, the Big Octorok. Also, the Lantern will defeat all types of Wizzrobe instantly. If used on a Gibdo, its bandages will burn, turnig it into a Stalfos.

Twilight Princess

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In Twilight Princess, Link can obtain the Lantern from Coro in Faron Woods. Coro gives him the Lantern as part of a business plan to boost sales of his main product: Lantern Oil. Unlike previous incarnations, the Lantern can be hung from Link's belt while lit, allowing the hero full use of his hands while still providing him a source of light. If Link brandishes the Lantern while there are Poison Mites nearby, the flame will keep the vermin at bay, preventing them from impeding his progress. The Lantern is necessary to burn spider webs blocking Link's path. It is also required to complete many Lantern Caverns that are scattered around Hyrule.

Unlike previous games, where Lanterns used Magic Power to fuel themselves, the Lantern in Twilight Princess is fueled by Lantern Oil, which can be purchased at various shops or found in dungeons. Link can also use yellow Chu Jelly obtained from yellow Chuchus. Link can store extra fuel for his Lantern in empty Bottles.

In Twilight Princess HD, the Ghost Lantern also appears. When equipped, it lights up if a Poe is in the area.

A Link Between Worlds

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In A Link Between Worlds, the Lamp can be found inside a Treasure Chest underneath the Sanctuary. As long as Link has it equipped, it will dimly light a circular area around him. Enemies such as Ghinis disappear when in use. By pressing the button to which it is equipped, Link can swing the Lamp, which can be used to light torches, melt ice, or damage enemies.[1] It can also instantly melt enemies made from ice.

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By completing the advanced course of the Treacherous Tower in Lorule once, the Devilish Girl will replace Link's Lamp with the Super Lamp. This upgrade illuminates areas more brightly and deals eight times more damage than before.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

In Ancient Stone Tablets, Aginah gives the Hero of Light the Big Bag, which contains the Lantern alongside other items. The Lantern can be used to light up torches. Using it consumes Magic Power.

A Link to the Past Comic

The Lantern in the A Link to the Past comic

In the A Link to the Past comic, Link finds a Lantern inside Hyrule Castle after he rescues Princess Zelda from her prison. He then uses it while passing through the Sewer Passageway to reach the nearby Sanctuary.

Philips CD-i Games

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In The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon, Lanterns are used to light dark areas for a brief period of time, and require Lantern Oil in order to be used. Three types of Lanterns exist in these games.

The initial Lantern is received from Horgum in Toyku Lighthouse in The Faces of Evil, while in The Wand of Gamelon, it is found inside an abandoned house in Kobitan. This Lantern can be upgraded to the Magic Lantern, which burns longer. In The Faces of Evil, the Magic Lantern is received from Odranoel after giving him the Ice Crystal. In The Wand of Gamelon, the Magic Lantern is given by Mayor Cravendish after freeing him from Tykogi Tower.

A third upgrade of the Lantern also appears in both games, which does not use any Lantern Oil and makes invisible enemies visible in the games' final stages. In The Faces of Evil, the third Lantern is the Lantern of Vision, and is received from Gwonam after finding his house in the Hermit Flat. In The Wand of Gamelon, it is the Fairy Lantern, and is received from Myra in Nokani Forest. The Fairy Lantern also has the ability to "penetrate the dark around Ganon," which allows Zelda to get close to him with its light.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Lantern from Twilight Princess appears as a Sticker.

Sticker Information

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
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Lantern
Twilight Princess [Flame] - Resistance +7 This sticker is only usable by Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Toon Link

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Lantern appears as an Item Card in Adventure Mode in the Twilight Map. It is used to lights torches, revealing enemies in that square.

Trivia

  • Lanterns appear in The Wind Waker, but only as a light source that hangs from the ceiling in the Forsaken Fortress and inside various Submarines and Caves scattered around the Great Sea. Whenever Link enters an area where it is too dark to see, he will be surrounded by a small circle of light allowing him to view his surroundings properly.
  • Some enemies also carry Lanterns, such as Poes, which carry their souls in them. Moblins in The Wind Waker can also carry Lanterns with them. If they spot Link, they will throw it at him as an incendiary weapon. Jalhalla also uses a Lantern, as does the Big Poe boss in Four Swords Adventures.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese カンテラ (Kantera) Lantern
French-speaking countries French Super lanterne Triforce piece.png Super Lantern
Canada FrenchCA Lanterne (ALBW) Lantern
French Republic FrenchEU Lanterne (ALttP, TP, ALBW)
Lampe (FSA)
Lantern
Lamp
Federal Republic of Germany German Lampe Lamp
Italian Republic Italian Lanterna Lantern
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Lámpara Lamp
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Superlámpara Triforce piece.png Superlamp

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References

  1. "A little light makes it a little safer...right? You can also use it to scorch enemies!" — Item Description (A Link Between Worlds)