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- This page refers to the Cannon as an item. For the character named Cannon featured in The Wind Waker, see Bomb-Master Cannon. Not to be confused with canon, the material that makes up the official Zelda universe.
The Cannon is a recurring item in the Zelda series. The most common use of the Cannon is to shoot bombs from a train or a boat, respectively.
The Cannon first appeared as a weapon used by Link in The Wind Waker and has since appeared as usable item in other games, including the two cel-shaded games, Twilight Princess, and one of Tingle's games.
The Wind Waker
After Link obtains bombs from Tetra's Ship, the King of Red Lions facilitates the use of the cannon. The cannon has a large range for such a small boat, and is a useful item when fighting off Gyorg sharks, Seahats, Octoroks and other sea-based enemies. When Link's bomb stock is depleted, the cannon cannot be used.
Four Swords Adventures
- Main article: Air Cannon
Small, floating cannons known as Air Cannons can be found in some stages in Four Swords Adventures. They are used to blast all of the four Links to higher areas, but are also present to return to the top once the Links fall through a hole in the ground. Often, there are Large Force Gems for the Links to collect in these areas.
Twilight PrincessTwilight Princess. In Snowpeak Ruins, there are cannons spread throughout the dungeon. In order to use them, a cannonball must be found and brought to the cannon. To fire, Link must put the cannonball into the cannon, then place a Bomb into the cannon for ignition. This will send the cannonball flying and destroying any ice object in its path, including Freezards.
Two cannons can be found in the overworld which are used to transport Link between places. The first of these is Fyer's cannon, used to launch Link to Gerudo Desert, and the Sky Cannon, used to shoot him up the City in the Sky.
A cannon also appears in Phantom Hourglass, but unlike in The Wind Waker, it is not obtained along with the bombs. Instead, Link buys his first cannon from Eddo's Garage for 50 Rupees. The other cannons are obtained through the Ship Parts side quest. These cannons do not use up Link's stock of bombs. As such, they have infinite ammunition.
Spirit TracksSpirit Tracks on the Spirit Train. The practical cannon is given to him by Alfonzo. There are different varieties of cannons Link can acquire throughout the game as well, by trading treasures with Linebeck III at the Trading Post. Link can can go to Alfonzo's house in Aboda Village to attach and switch Train Cars. The Spirit Train has a stamina of four hearts, while two cars from the same set besides the Spirit Train's will earn five hearts, and a complete set is worth six. The Golden Train has eight hearts.
Color-Changing Tingle's Love Balloon Trip
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- In Twilight Princess, if Link places a cannonball and Bomb into a cannon and then stands in front of the cannon barrel as it fires, he will die instantly. If he wears the Magic Armor, all of his Rupees will be depleted instantly, but he will survive.
Loading a cannon in Twilight Princess