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- Long Hook redirects here. Not to be confused with the Longshot.
Location and Uses
The Switch Hook is obtained in the Skull Dungeon. The item functions similarly to a Hookshot, however, when Link fires the Switch Hook, it will switch places with whatever it grabs onto. The Switch Hook is able to grab onto most objects and enemies, including objects such as pots or large diamonds, the latter of which only reacts to the Switch Hook. After grabbing onto the object or enemy, Link and the grabbed thing will momentarily disappear before switching to opposite sides. Because of this, the Switch Hook is mainly used to cross areas by switching sides, as well as solving puzzles, usually by moving an object over. Some enemies are especially susceptible to the Switch Hook, such as Iron Masks, whose masks can be removed by using the Switch Hook.
There is also a L-2 Switch Hook upgrade called the Long Switch, also known as the Long Hook in the inventory screen. It is found within Jabu-Jabu's Belly, and shoots further than the Switch Hook (similar to the Hookshot and the Longshot).
|Names in Other Regions|
|Switch Hook||Long Switch/Long Hook|
|Italian||Gancio Scambio||Gancio Lungo|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 140