The Clawshots from Skyward Sword
|Game(s)|| Twilight Princess|
|Use(s)||Grappling, reaching far-away objects|
|Comparable Item(s)|| Hookshot|
Location and Uses
In Twilight Princess, Link receives the Clawshot in Lakebed Temple at the bottom of Lake Hylia, after defeating the local mini-boss, Deku Toad. It is important for beating the temple's boss, Morpheel.
Later in Twilight Princess, Link finds another Clawshot in the City in the Sky, after defeating the mini-boss Aeralfos. Together, they are referred to in Twilight Princess as the Double Clawshots and in Skyward Sword simply as the Clawshots, and they enable Link to grapple onto an object while holding onto (or hanging from) another.
With the single Clawshot, Link's only option after grappling onto a target is to drop to the platform below. However, the combination of two Clawshots allows him to grapple and pull himself towards one target, then grapple another target without the need to drop down beforehand. This is vital, since many sections of the City in the Sky have pitfalls and holes instead of solid platforms.
The Double Clawshots are the key to defeating the boss of the City in the Sky, Argorok.
The Double Clawshots are found again in Skyward Sword, under the name Clawshots (since they're received at the same time, rather than separately). They are found by completing the Lanayru Desert Silent Realm challenge. Like most items in the game, they are controlled by the Wii MotionPlus, and can only latch onto special Clawshot targets and vines.
Clawshot vs. Hookshot
On the other hand, the Clawshot surpasses the Hookshot in other areas. The ability to cling to grates and use the second Clawshot to reach other areas opens up interesting new exploration abilities. The ability to move up and down along the Clawshot's chain (only in Twilight Princess) is also useful, and is reminiscent of The Wind Waker's Grappling Hook.
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