Power Bracelet

The Power Bracelet is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. This item upgrades Link's strength, allowing him to lift and/or pull large objects that were simply too heavy before.

Power Bracelet
Link's Awakening Power Bracelet Artwork.png
Artwork from Link's Awakening

Games

Location

The Legend of Zelda
East of the Graveyard under an Armos
Link's Awakening
Bottle Grotto
Face Shrine
Oracle of Seasons
Snake's Remains
Oracle of Ages
Spirit's Grave
The Wind Waker
Fire Mountain
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
Hyrule Town Sewers

Uses

Allows Link the ability to lift and push large objects

Related

The Legend of Zelda

The Power Bracelet makes it debut in The Legend of Zelda. It can be found under an Armos statue in the area east of the Graveyard, and can be obtained as soon as Link can successfully pass through the Graveyard. In this game, the Power Bracelet gives Link the strength to move some of the snail-like rocks found in the Overworld.[1] Underneath these rocks are staircases that lead to a secret cave. Inside, Link finds the Old Man, and three more staircases. The Old Man tells Link to take any one he wants.[2] Each staircase leads to a certain location in the Overworld. Basically, the Power Bracelet allows Link to access the Warping system of the game. It is not required to complete the game.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, the Power Bracelet has two versions. The "L-1" bracelet can be found in Bottle Grotto. This version of the Power Bracelet allows Link to be able to pick up objects such as pots, skulls, rocks, etc. It can also be used to open certain doors by throwing an object at that closed door.

The upgraded version of the Power Bracelet is found in the Face Shrine. This "L-2" Power Bracelet allows Link to be able to pick up large statues that are bigger than himself, along with really heavy objects, like the iron ball used in Eagle's Tower.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Goron's Bracelet

In Ocarina of Time, young Link obtains the Goron's Bracelet, a power bracelet, from Darunia in Goron City. It allows Link to pick up Bomb Flowers, which are useful until obtaining the Bomb Bag. The bracelet also allows Link to pick up grass clumps.

Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages

In the Oracle Series, the Power Bracelet works in the same way as in the Game Boy & DX versions of Link's Awakening. In Oracle of Seasons, it is found in the second dungeon, Snake's Remains.

In Oracle of Ages, it is found in the first dungeon, Spirit's Grave. It receives an upgrade, the Power Glove, in the eight dungeon, Ancient Tomb.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Power Bracelets are found inside Fire Mountain. Once Link obtains them, they are equipped at all times. They are needed in order for Link to gain access to the Earth Temple. In this game, the Power Bracelets allow Link to lift heavy headstone shaped stones and other heavy objects, such as Link the Pig. They also allow him to lift some bombable rocks.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, the Power Bracelet can be found in certain stages where it is needed to proceed. Also, in addition to large rocks, the Power Bracelet also allows all the Links to pick up and throw large trees.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, a pair of Power Bracelets can be found in the Hyrule Town Sewers, after Link becomes Minish-sized. These bracelets allow Link to lift objects in his Minish size that could normally be picked up by normal Link.

Non-Canon Appearances

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BS The Legend of Zelda

"Go, hero! Now, my spell appears to have awoken the Armos. If you provoke this enemy, it will come to life. But... Wait... What is that I see under the foot of Armos? It is... Oh! The Power Bracelet, which was lost for centuries! This was used by an ancient hero. You should also obtain it."

The Power Bracelet can only be found during Week 4, beneath an Armos north-west of Level 4 of MAP1 and Level 4 of MAP2. It is required to move a rock which prevents the hero from accessing Level 7 and Level 8. It can also allow the hero to move rocks to open a warp from the south-eastern corner of Hyrule to a point slightly east of where the Power Bracelet is found.

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References

  1. "This bracelet gives Link amazing inner strength. He can even lift giant rocks.", The Legend of Zelda Instruction Booklet, pg. 23
  2. "TAKE ANY ROAD YOU WANT" — Old Man, The Legend of Zelda.
  3. Translation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDAaMfbPu10?t=492