Pulls items toward player
The Hookshot, also known as the Hook Shot in early games, is an item found throughout The Legend of Zelda series. It is a hook that stretches out on a chain allowing Link to attach to various items and pull himself towards them. This includes, but is not limited to blocks, Hookshot targets, wooden beams, chests, and enemies. The Hookshot can also pull objects to Link. The element that decides this is the weight of the object in comparison to Link. If the object is heavier, Link will be pulled toward the object, and vice-versa. This can be varied by changing the weight of Link using the Iron Boots.
A Link to the Past
The Hookshot is a very versatile tool. It has several different uses. Link should use it mainly as a grappling hook to pull himself across various gaps. The end of the Hookshot will latch onto a variety of surfaces and objects and then will pull Link toward that object. The Hookshot can also retrieve various items and will stun most enemies."
"The Hookshot is locked in the Big Chest in the Watergate dungeon. Link needs it to proceed."
"Boing! Link has extended the Hookshot and is using it to grapple across a treacherous gap."
The Hook Shot acts in the same way as it's predecessor. It is found in Catfish's Maw and can be used to pull Link towards blocks.
Ocarina of Time
The Hookshot is found in the Kakariko Village Graveyard as a reward for racing Dampé as an adult. It features a red dot which acts as crosshairs and can connect to wooden objects such as treasure chests, crates, and torches as well as stone targets. The Hookshot is required to enter every temple save for the Spirit Temple and makes collecting Gold Skulltula tokens much easier. In Ocarina of Time 3D, the Hookshot has laser sights and will give an indication if an object can be connected to the Hookshot.
Unlike many items in Majora's Mask, the Hookshot takes on a much different appearance than in Ocarina of Time. It works in the exact same way, however.
The Wind Waker
The Hookshot in The Wind Waker is very similar to the one in Ocarina of Time, with the exception of the fact that if Link wears Iron Boots while using the Hookshot, many objects will be pulled towards him. It is found in the Wind Temple.
A Link Between Worlds
In the newest Zelda adventure, A Link Between Worlds, the Hookshot can be rented from Ravio through his shop. It can hook on to anything that is made of wood, and thus can be utilized to travel over gaps. Its rent price is 50 Rupees.
- Main article: Longshot
The Longshot is almost the same item as the Hookshot, except it has twice as much chain. It is found within the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time.
- Main article: Switch Hook
- Main article: Long Switch
The Long Switch is a longer version of the Switch Hook. It is found in Jabu-Jabu's Belly.
- Main article: Clawshot
- Main article: Double Clawshots
An item found in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, this item is two Clawshots. It can grapple to multiple objects. It is found in City in the Sky in Twilight Princess and Nayru's Silent Realm in Skyward Sword.