Big Switch

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Big Switches are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.(FS | FSA)[1][2] Big Switches go unnamed in Tri Force Heroes and Breath of the Wild.

Location and Uses

Four Swords

Big Switches appear in various areas in Four Swords and usually have different functions that occur when all Links step on them. Sometimes, stepping on a Big Switch will block all exits in a room, forcing the Links to battle Enemies before they can proceed. Big Switches can also cause several Rupees to appear, occasionally showing the correct way to go. Big Switches can also simply open paths forward.[how?]

Four Swords Adventures

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Big Switches
Single players cannot activate these large switches alone. Try balancing a formation of characters on these switches to activate them.

Big Switches in Four Swords Adventures function similarly to how they do in Four Swords.

Tri Force Heroes

Big Switches in Tri Force Heroes require all three Links to stand on them at once in order to be activated, as indicated by their etchings depicting three pairs of footprints. In most cases, Big Switches cause a door to open, or spawn a wave of Enemies that must be defeated to continue. In the Level Illusory Mansion, a Big Switch causes a series of colored platforms to appear over a large area of bottomless pit, allowing it to be crossed. In The Lady's Lair and Dragon Citadel, Big Switches act as elevators that raise the platforms they appear on to higher ledges.

Big Switches also appear in the Levels Buzz Blob Cave, Forest Temple, Secret Fortress, Water Temple, Blazing Trail, Silver Shrine, Training Ground, and Desert Temple.

Breath of the Wild

Big Switches appear in Ancient Shrines. They cannot be weighed down by Link's weight alone, and typically require a large stone Ball in order to be pressed.


Names in Other Regions
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