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Slingshot
Fairy Slingshot.png
Artwork of the Fairy Slingshot
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Oracle of Seasons
Four Swords Adventures
Twilight Princess
Skyward Sword
Cost(s) 30 Rupees Triforce piece.png
Use(s) Uses to attack enemies at a distance, stun enemies, and hit switches.
Comparable Item(s) Bow
Seed Shooter
Boomerang

The Slingshot is a seed firing weapon that has appeared in different styles and used for many different actions throughout the Zelda series.

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Appearances

Ocarina of Time

The Fairy Slingshot in 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,[1] 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.

Bullet Bag

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

Artwork of the Hyper Slingshot
Slingshot
Hyper Slingshot

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

Slingshot Sprite FSA.png

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

The Slingshot from Twilight Princess

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.

Skyward Sword

The Scattershot
SS Slingshot.png

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.[2]

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
Scattershot Scattershot (Skyward Sword).png Fires several shots at once Dusk Relic (Skyward Sword).png 2 Dusk Relics
Amber Relic (Skyward Sword).png 2 Amber Relics
Jelly Blob (Skyward Sword).png 3 Jelly Blobs
Rupee (Skyward Sword).png 50 Rupees
Gondo

Other Appearances

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Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

Tingle's Slingshot

The Slingshot is featured again in the spin-off title, Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love. It is found in Peter's house, and belongs to the talking doll, Corn Boy. Tingle needs to use this item frequently during his adventure. It can used everything from attacking crows to knocking down items in high places. The slingshot has unlimited ammunition.

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Ocarina of Time Manga

In the Ocarina of Time manga, at the beginning of the Link's adventure, rather than Link obtaining the slingshot from inside the Great Deku Tree, he creates it to obtain fruit from trees.

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References

  1. "These are small, hard seeds that you can use as bullets for your Slingshot." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "Link is tasked to find three missing Kikwi and once found is rewarded with a Slingshot from Bucha."retrieved Oct. 6 2011 , Zelda Dungeon.


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Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name
Slingshot Fairy Slingshot Hyper Slingshot Scattershot
Japanese Japan パチンコ (Pachinko) 妖精のパチンコ (Yōsei no Pachinko) 拡散パチンコ (Kakusan Panchinko)
Spanish Spain Resortera
Tirachinas
Resortera de las Hadas
Latin America Resortera Resortera de las Hadas Resortera múltiple
French French-speaking countries Lance-Pierre Lance-Pierre des Fées Lance-pierre rafale
German Germany Schleuder Feen-Schleuder Streuungs-Schleuder
Italian Italy Fionda
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 弹弓 (Dàngōng) 精灵弹弓 (Jīnglíng Dàngōng)