Slingshot

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Slingshot
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The Slingshot from Skyward Sword

Games

Location

Ocarina of Time
Inside the Deku Tree
Oracle of Seasons
Dancing Dragon Dungeon
Four Swords Adventures
Almost every Level
Twilight Princess
Sera's Sundries
Skyward Sword
Faron Woods

Cost

Twilight Princess
30 Rupees
Skyward Sword
Free

Uses

Stun distant enemies
Activates certain objects

Related

The Slingshot is a basic ranged weapon found in a handful of The Legend of Zelda games. It is not particulary powerful and is usually replaced fairly quickly by the Bow.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Fairy Slingshot

Found Inside the Deku Tree, this Slingshot can hold up to 30 seeds. Using it puts Link into a first-person perspective, and all shots arc downward after traveling a while. Link can get a sack pouch capable of holding 40 seeds in the Lost Woods if he shoots the bulls-eye on the 'target' of the tree on the way to Saria. It has a Deku Scrub sitting on top of the tree in its hole. Link can acquire the 50 seed sack at the Shooting Gallery in Castle Town.

Oracle of Seasons

The Slingshot is the dungeon item found in the Dancing Dragon Dungeon. There are five types of ammunition: Ember Seeds, Mystery Seeds, Scent Seeds, Pegasus Seeds and Gale Seeds. Each seed has its own ability and attack power. This item is later replaced by the Hyper Slingshot found in the Sword & Shield Maze.

Four Swords Adventures

The Slingshot is an item found in various levels in Four Swords Adventures. This item functions similarly to its previous incarnations, but can be charged in order to make the seeds fly farther, and has unlimited ammo. If given to the Great Fairy and upgraded to level 2, it will allow Link to fire the Slingshot from 3 different directions at once.

Twilight Princess

The Slingshot in Twilight Princess is sold by Sera at her shop in Ordon Village, Sera's Sundries, for 30 Rupees.[1] Link can purchase it once he has used the Fishing Rod to catch two Greengills, one of which Sera's cat will take back to their master. If Link then enters Sera's Sundries, Sera will be very happy, telling Link her cat caught a fish all by himself.[2] Because she is so happy, she will give Link a Bottle of Milk.[3] Now that Sera is happy again, Link can shop at her shop again, and subsequently the Slingshot.

After purchasing the Slingshot, Link can head to the small area where his house can be found. Here, Malo, Talo, and Beth will be very excited to see Link has the Slingshot.[4] They will then set up a sort of targeting practice area, where the goal is to shoot down all the targets and scarecrow.[5] After shooting them all, the kids will be amazed.[6] This part serves as the tutorial for the Slingshot, allowing Link to learn how to use it in a way that seems part of the story.

It functions the same way as the Hero's Bow in Twilight Princess, except that it arcs downward after a while. It is most useful against Walltulas, as they usually hang on vines and cannot be defeated with a sword. After Link acquires the Hero's Bow from the Goron Mines, the Slingshot loses most of its utility since the Bow can be used in its place to a more effective degree.

Skyward Sword

Link obtains the Slingshot after finding the Kikwi elder's friends. Unlike the Bow and Arrow, the Slingshot only requires Link to point and shoot with the Wiimote, so the Slingshot is not too different from the Twilight Princess version. Link will simply take aim and shoot. This allows Link to fire at enemies quickly in battle when he cannot take the time to aim with the Bow, due to its aiming mechanism.

The Slingshot can be upgraded to the Scattershot with 3 Jelly Blobs, 2 Amber Relics, and 2 Dusk Relics.

Gallery

References

  1. "[ 8C]Slingshot & 50 Pellets 30 Rupees I got this in for the kids. It's just a toy, but it stings something AWFUL when you get hit by it!" — Sera, Twilight Princess.
  2. "Today, he caught a fish all by his little old self!" — Sera, Twilight Princess.
  3. "Say, m'dear, why don't you have some, too! I'm in a good mood, so it's on the house today!" — Sera, Twilight Princess.
  4. "[Link] has a slingshot! WHOA!" — Talo, Twilight Princess.
  5. "OK, wow, this is great! Let's see how powerful that slingshot is! Hit the targets AND those scarecrows!" — Talo, Twilight Princess.
  6. "Whoa! Amazing, [Link]!" — Kids of Ordon, Twilight Princess.