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Reaching distant targets

Longshots are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][citation needed]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The Longshot is an upgraded form of the Hookshot which can be found inside the Water Temple. It is obtained after defeating Dark Link in the standard versions of Ocarina of Time. However, it is obtained much earlier in Master Quest. The Longshot has twice the reach as the normal Hookshot,[2] allowing Link to reach more distant targets. The Longshot can pull Link towards Hookshot targets, wooden objects and some enemies, such as ReDeads. Similarly, it can pull certain enemies towards Link, such as Morpha's eye. The Longshot is required to fully navigate the Water Temple, as many targets are out of reach from the regular Hookshot. The Longshot can be used to cross the broken bridge in Gerudo Valley as well as the River of Sand in the Haunted Wasteland.

Like the Hookshot, the Longshot can deal stun and deal damage to certain enemies. When pointed at a target within range, a red dot acting as a reticle will appear on-screen. In Ocarina of Time 3D, this red reticle is accompanied by a circle that encompasses the dot. Additionally, the Longshot can be aimed with the Nintendo 3DS gyroscope.

Cadence of Hyrule

The Longshot can be obtained from any dungeon in Cadence of Hyrule. The Longshot is an upgrade to the Hookshot, enabling it to stun more enemies and reach farther distances, including objects that can't be seen on-screen.[3]


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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ロングフック (Rongufukku) (OoT) Longhook

See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 130 (OoT)
  2. "You found the Longshot!
    It's an upgraded Hookshot that extends twice as far!
    " — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  3. "You got the Longshot! Assign it to A Button, B Button, X Button, or Y Button on the inventory screen. An upgrade on your old Hookshot, this item extends farther and can stun more enemies!" — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)