Bombos Medallion

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The Bombos Medallion is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, the Bombos Medallion can be found in the Desert of Mystery, high upon a cliff that can only be reached by traveling to the Dark World and using the Magic Mirror near the swamp. It is obtained via a Hylian Monolith which can only be read with the Book of Mudora. The spell is cast once the Master Sword is raised,[2] with the tablet breaking afterwards. The Medallion then falls from the sky.

With an enchanted Spin Attack, Link sends out a ring of fire followed by a series of small explosions in all directions.[3] This causes all enemies to become inflamed, as if they have been struck with the Fire Rod. This is the only Medallion not required to progress through the game.

Four Swords Adventures

Four Swords Adventures Manual Descriptionhide ▲
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Bombos Medallion
Annihilate all enemies on the screen.

In Four Swords Adventures, Bombos Medallions were created by various Mages.[4] When thrown to the ground, the Medallion is destroyed and summons a rain of fire which defeats every enemy on the screen. One Medallion appears in the Death Mountain Foothills, found in a hidden cave in an area filled with Buzz Blobs. Another Bombos Medallion appears in The Field, located in a cave in the area where three waves of Soldiers ambush the Links.

The Fairy Queen can cast Bombos without having to use the Bombos Medallion, as shown in the Hyrule Castle stage when a horde of Soldiers attempt to ambush her and the Links.


Names in Other Regions
ボンバー (Bonbā) (ALttP)[7]Bomber
The Italian Republic
  • Medaglione della Fiamma (ALttP)[5]
  • Medaglione Fiamma (FSA)[6]
  • Flame Medallion
  • Flame Medallion
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 118 (ALttP | FSA)
  2. "Hold up the Master Sword and you will get the magic of Bombos." — Stone Tablet (A Link to the Past)
  3. "This is the Bombos Medallion! Its magic makes the ground explode with power! Watch your Magic Meter!" — N/A (A Link to the Past)
  4. "We magic users have enchanted two types of medallion. These medallions instantly alter the shape of an evil presence or make it vanish." — Mage (Four Swords Adventures)
  5. "Questo è il Medaglione della Fiamma che controlla l'elemento igneo!" — N/A (A Link to the Past, Italian localization)
  6. "Hai preso il Medaglione Fiamma!" — N/A (Four Swords Adventures, Italian localization)
  7. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 47 Nintendo Official Guidebook: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 25 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 14