Power Bracelets artwork
from The Wind Waker
|Use(s)||Moving and lifting heavy objects|
|Comparable Item(s)||Power Glove|
The Power Bracelet is a recurring strength-increasing item in The Legend of Zelda series. It bolsters Link's kinetic power to that of a superhuman. Depending on the iteration, Power Bracelets may either come singularly or in pairs, though there is no discernible difference on their efficacy.
Location and Uses
The Legend of Zelda
In The Legend of Zelda, the Power Bracelet is obtained by activating an Armos in the northwestern region of Hyrule, either destroying it or tricking it to move from on top of it. Through the Power Bracelet, it is possible to push rocks on the overworld aside, revealing secrets. The Power Bracelet's location and method of obtention are the same in the Second Quest.
The Power Bracelet is located in the Bottle Grotto of Link's Awakening, where it is necessary to lift heavy Jars to travel through the dungeon. The boss of the Bottle Grotto, Genie, resides within a heavy Jar, which must be picked up and thrown in order to defeat him. Later, it is possible to upgrade the Power Bracelet into the L-2 Power Bracelet in the Face Shrine. The newly-upgraded Bracelet allows Link to lift heavier objects, such as elephant statues. The Power Bracelet can also be used to disrupt Spiny Beetles, which hide under objects such as skulls.
Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons
The Power Bracelet is present in both games of Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, behaving functionally similar to the iteration in Link's Awakening. In Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, there are heavy, cylindrical objects that cannot be moved without the Power Bracelet. In Oracle of Seasons, it is found in the Snake's Remains, where it is necessary to traverse the dungeon and defeat the boss, Dodongo, by throwing it onto Floor Spikes while incapacitated. In Oracle of Ages, the Power Bracelet is located in the Spirit's Grave. It is required for defeating the boss of the dungeon, Pumpkin Head, by separating the pumpkin from the spectral inhabitant inside. Later in Oracle of Ages, Link can find the Power Glove in the Ancient Tomb, which effectively functions as the L-2 Power Bracelet. Despite Link possessing the Power Bracelet, it must be equipped in order to utilize its power.
The Wind Waker
In The Wind Waker, the Power Bracelets are housed within Fire Mountain, which can only be entered after Link obtains the Ice Arrows following his second venture into the Forsaken Fortress. To access them, Link must ascend the Mountain and enter its vent, leading to a chamber containing Fire Keese and Magtails. The Magtails must be defeated within a set time limit (initiated after freezing the lava spout from outside), and will cause a Treasure Chest that contains the Power Bracelets to appear. With the Power Bracelets, Link can lift the Stone Head that obstructs the exit.
The Power Bracelets are necessary to lift other Stone Heads, such as above the Savage Labyrinth on Outset Island as well as the entrance to the Earth Temple on Headstone Island. Link may also return to Outset Island to carry the single Pig owned by Rose across the island in order to coax it into digging a hard patch of soil and uncover a Piece of Heart.
Four Swords Adventures
The Power Bracelet in Four Swords Adventures is the only iteration of the item that can be used, lost and regained between levels. One Power Bracelet appears in a chest inside Dampé's house in The Swamp's cemetery. It functions similarly to the Blue Bracelet in that its power becomes a passive skill, rather than consuming space as a versatile item. With its power, one of the Links can lift objects, such as Trees.
Another Power Bracelet appears in the Lost Woods, given to one of the Links by Dekki in return for helping him. The Power Bracelet in Kakariko Village is located in the southern part of the village, accessible behind a locked block in a house occupied by the Old Timer. The only means to access the chest containing it is to show a Cucco to the elderly man, who is mourning his late wife's death. Upon giving the Cucco to him, he grants the Links a Key that leads to a back room in his house containing two Chests, one containing 150 Force Gems and the Power Bracelet. Frozen Hyrule also contains a Power Bracelet.
The Minish Cap
The Power Bracelets are vital to moving bookcases within Dr. Left's house in order to reach Librari and obtain the Flippers in The Minish Cap. A Minish in his house indicates the general location of the Power Bracelets, guiding Link to the Town Fountain, which is only accessible while the hero is in Minish form. The Power Bracelets ostensibly can only be worn while in Minish form as well, as there are no discernible effects on Link's strength while he is regularly sized. In addition to bookcases, Link is able to push normal-sized boxes around.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||パワーバレスレット (Pawā Baresuretto) (TLoZ)
パワーリスト (Pawā Risuto)
Bracelet de Force (OoX | FSA)
Bracelets de Force (TWW | TMC)
|Italian||Superbracciale (OoX | FSA)
Polso Forza (TMC)
Braccialetto, Bracciali Magici
Bracelet, Magic Bands
|SpanishEU||Brazaletes de fuerza||Power Bracelets|
|SpanishLA||Brazalete de fuerza (LA | OoX)||Power Bracelet|
Power Bracelet artwork from the German Link's Awakening guide
- "POWER BRACELET" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 383)
- "This bracelet gives Link amazing inner strength. He can even lift giant rocks." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23)
- "You've got a more Powerful Bracelet! Now you can almost lift a whale!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
- "Oof! It's too heavy to move!" — N/A (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Nice work! You're not as worthless as you look, you know that? That's it! Job's done! You did well, so I'm gonna give you a special reward! A Power Bracelet! Put this on, and you can move even the heaviest things!" — Dekki (Four Swords Adventures)
- "... ... ... ... ... Darling... what will I ever do without you..." — Old Timer (Four Swords Adventures)
- "... ... ... ... ... Ah, what an adorable Cucco. It warms my old heart. After my wife passed on, I was prepared to spend the rest of my days alone... But now that I've seen that Cucco... Would you... let me take care of it for you? I'll give you this key, and you can even take as many Force Gems as you like. If I have that Cucco by my side, I won't need anything else." — Old Timer (Four Swords Adventures)
- "Hey, do you know the clues that reveal the location of the treasure? Cross the bridge that spans the rapid flow... Through the land of the fearsome beast... Until you reach the misty falls... The treasure sleeps on the other side of the secret entrance there... They say it's a magical tool that allows even little people to push big things! According to the legend, you're supposed to start from this house!" — Town Minish (The Minish Cap)
- "The bracelet, of course! These magic bracelets give one minute of super strength." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 6 )
- "Look! It dropped a magic bracelet!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 6 )