A relatively new item in the zelda series first appearing in Spirit Tracks. It is used to reach distant ledges, as well as to stun enemies.
The whip is acquired in the Ocean Temple after Link defeats a Snapper. It is used to cross gaps and stun enemies. In some places, Link can grab certain swords lying on the ground and throw them at enemies. Some fish-shaped switches can be activated by pulling its tongue. It also makes defeating Zora Warriors much easier. The whip will remove the warrior's shield, allowing them to be hit from the front. The whip can remove Helmet chus' helmets as well. Otherwise, is not a very effective weapon. It is the only weapon in the game that can't kill Keese.
This whip resembles Ropes.
In Skyward sword, the whip is found in the Ancient Cistern and is used to open valves, grapple onto poles, and to stun and kill enemies. it is essential in defeating the boss of the Ancient Cistern, Koloktos.