- This article is about the Arrow from the 3D Zelda games. For the weapon from other Legend of Zelda games, see Bow of Light.
The Light Arrow is a recurring item Link uses in The Legend of Zelda series. They are powerful variations on the Arrow that are infused with light and have the ability to defeat many enemies in one hit. It is often used to combat Ganon.
Ocarina of Time
The Light Arrow is found in the Stone Tower Temple after defeating the Garo Master. It is required to strike the Red Emblem on the Stone Tower Temple, inverting it. Though not required to defeat Twinmold and Majora, the Light Arrow helps considerably.
The Wind Waker
In The Wind Waker, Link obtains the Light Arrow after completing the Maze in Ganon's Tower and defeating Phantom Ganon several times. After going through many doors in the maze, Link ends up in a room that looks different from the previous ones. After Link defeats Phantom Ganon in this room, the phantom escapes and the Light Arrow appears in a treasure chest. The Light Arrow is used to defeat Phantom Ganon for good. It is also the only weapon which can inflict damage to Puppet Ganon. In the final fight with Ganondorf, Zelda shoots Ganondorf with Light Arrows to stun him to give Link a chance to attack him and eventually land the final blow.
The Minish Cap
In The Minish Cap, Link must go through a sequence of events to receive the Light Arrow. Before obtaining the Wind Element, Link can fuse Kinstones with Stranger from Hyrule Town to cause a portal to open in South Hyrule Field. Once Link steps into the portal, he is teleported to the Tower of Winds where the Wind Tribe now lives. Here, Link meets cursed Gregal. In order to remove the curse on Gregal, Link must inhale him with the Gust Jar. Link can exit the tower and enter it again through the front door.
Finally, Gregal gives Link the Light Arrow. It is important for Link to follow the steps shown properly, as messing up on any one of them makes it impossible to receive the Light Arrow anymore. Though it has the ability to defeat many enemies very easily, it is not required to complete the game.
Princess Zelda summons Light Arrows to use in the final battle against Ganondorf. While Link rides Epona around Hyrule Field, Zelda shoots Light Arrows to stun Ganondorf so that Link has the ability to attack Ganondorf with the Master Sword.
Breath of the Wild
The Light Arrows in this game can only be used during the boss battle against Dark Beast Ganon. They are used with the Bow of Light, and Link has an infinite quantity of them during the battle. Link does not get to keep the Bow of Light, but he can still use Light Arrows outside of this fight, if he has the Twilight Bow, which can be obtained by scanning the Zelda (Twilight Princess) amiibo. This functions identically to the Bow of Light, but has a durability, so can only be used for a set amount of time. This bow uses a slightly different sprite as the arrow, but it is exactly the same.
- If Link defeats a specific enemy with the Light Arrow in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, the enemy drops a Purple Rupee, worth 50 Rupees.
Light Arrow Artwork from The Wind Waker.