Artwork of the Fairy Slingshot
|Game(s)|| Ocarina of Time|
Oracle of Seasons
Four Swords Adventures
|Use(s)||Uses to attack enemies at a distance, stun enemies, and hit switches.|
|Comparable Item(s)|| Bow|
The Slingshot is a seed firing weapon that has appeared in different styles and used for many different actions throughout the Zelda series.
Ocarina of Time
The Slingshot made its debut in Ocarina of Time as the Fairy Slingshot, found inside the Great Deku Tree. Throughout the child portion of the game, the Slingshot serves as one of Link's main tools as well as his only projectile weapon, replaced by the Bow and Arrow in adulthood. It fires Deku Seeds, which are commonly found by cutting grass or defeating simple enemies. The Slingshot must be used for many tasks to aid Link on his quest, including destroying enemies such as Skulltula and shooting far away switches.
- Main article: Bullet Bag
When originally found, the Slingshot comes with a Bullet Bag that carries 30 Deku Seeds. There are two upgrades to Link's Bullet Bag. One is obtained by shooting three bullseyes with the Slingshot at a target hanging from a tree in the Lost Woods, after which a Deku Scrub spits the bag towards Link as a reward. Another upgrade is obtained by getting a perfect score in the Shooting Gallery in Hyrule Market. These upgrades may only be obtained in Link's childhood. Although the order of receiving each upgrade does not matter, the first to be obtained will hold up to 40 seeds while the second will hold up to 50 seeds.
Oracle of Seasons
The Slingshot in Oracle of Seasons is located inside the fourth dungeon: Dancing Dragon Dungeon. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, this Slingshot uses Mystical Seeds instead of Deku Seeds, serving the same purpose as the Seed Shooter in Oracle of Ages. The main difference between the Seed Shooter and the Slingshot is that, with the Slingshot, the direction of the seed cannot be changed while preparing to shoot; moreover, the seeds will not ricochet if they come in contact with a wall.
An upgraded version of the Slingshot, called the Hyper Slingshot, can also be found. The Hyper Slingshot is a L-2 Slingshot. It shoots three Mystical Seeds at a time in three different directions. It is found inside Sword & Shield Maze.
Four Swords Adventures
The Slingshot makes another appearance in this Zelda multiplayer game. It serves the same purpose as the Slingshots in previous Zelda games; however, if Link gives it to a Great Fairy to upgrade it to a Level 2 Slingshot, it will allow Link to fire seeds in three different directions at once. Also, Link can charge the Slingshot to increase its travel distance. As with other weapons in this title, Link will not need to separately acquire any ammunition to use. The primary uses for the item is to hit distant switches and as a ranged attack weapon.
Twilight Princess marks the first time that Adult Link has been able to use the slingshot. It's available for purchase at the shop in Ordon Village for 30 Rupees near the beginning of the game. The only problem is the firepower and firing range is somewhat lacking compared to the Bow and Arrow found later in the game. However, the slingshot does have some advantages, namely that it can knock down a beehive in one shot, and the ammunition is much cheaper than arrows.
In Skyward Sword, the slingshot acts much like the one in Twilight Princess. However, unlike the bow, the slingshot will not require that the Wii remote be pointed directly to the screen: simply by pointing and shooting with the remote Link will aim at a target and shoot a projectile at it. Link obtains this item in the Faron Woods from the Kikwi elder Bucha after finding three of the missing forest-dwelling creatures.
The Slingshot can later be upgraded to the Scattershot. This upgraded slingshot can fire several shots at once, widening the area that is hit similar to the L-2 Slingshot from Four Swords Adventures. Despite firing multiple projectiles, it only consumes one seed per use, as it breaks the seed into several pieces.
|Name||Image||Uses||Upgrade Cost||Upgraded By|
|Fires several shots at once|| 2 Dusk Relics
2 Amber Relics
3 Jelly Blobs
|Ambiguously Canon Content||hide|
- "These are small, hard seeds that you can use as bullets for your Slingshot." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
- "Link is tasked to find three missing Kikwi and once found is rewarded with a Slingshot from Bucha." — retrieved Oct. 6 2011 , Zelda Dungeon.
|Items in Twilight Princess|
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|Names in Other Regions|
|Slingshot||Fairy Slingshot||Hyper Slingshot||Scattershot|
|Japanese||パチンコ (Pachinko)||妖精のパチンコ (Yōsei no Pachinko)||拡散パチンコ (Kakusan Panchinko)|
|Resortera de las Hadas|
|Resortera||Resortera de las Hadas||Resortera múltiple|
|French||Lance-Pierre||Lance-Pierre des Fées||Lance-pierre rafale|
|Chinese||弹弓 (Dàngōng)||精灵弹弓 (Jīnglíng Dàngōng)|