Cane of Somaria

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Not to be confused with the Cane of Pacci or the Cane of Byrna.

The Cane of Somaria is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][name references needed]

Location and Uses

The Cane of Somaria can create a single Somarian Block that Link can push and sometimes carry around. Only one block can exist at a time. This is useful to press switches or obstruct enemy projectiles.

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, the Cane of Somaria is the main Item of Misery Mire, although it is mostly used in Turtle Rock. The Somarian Blocks created by Link can damage Enemies that run into them, though they cannot sustain more than five hits. Magic is needed to create blocks.

Oracle of Ages

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Cane of Somaria
With a single swing, this cane will magically cause a large block to appear before you. Blocks created with the cane can be carried, thrown and even pushed around.

In Oracle of Ages, the Cane of Somaria plays a similar role as it does in A Link to the Past, but without requiring the use of Magic Power. It is the main Item of the Crown Dungeon. Unlike A Link to the Past, the created Somarian Blocks cannot be detonated.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Cadence of Hyrule

The Cane of Somaria summons a single Somarian Block in front of the wielder, primarily orange in color with an accent dependent upon said wielder. It can block enemy advancement, but finds much of its use in solving puzzles around Hyrule. Only one Somarian Block can be summoned at a time, and it cannot be jumped upon from ground level through use of the Rito Feather.


Names in Other Regions
  • ソマソアのつえ (Somasoa no Tsue) (ALttP)[6]
  • ソマリアの杖 (Somaria no Tsue) (ALttP)[7]
  • Cane of Somasoa
  • Same as English.
The Italian Republic
  • Bastone di Somaria (ALttP | CoH)[4][5]
  • Fusto di Somaria (OoA)[3]
  • Somaria's staff
  • Somaria's Shaft
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Other Names

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Staff of Somaria[8]
Applies to
Superseded by
NameApplies toSourceSuperseded by
Staff of Somaria[8]


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 119 (ALttP | OoA)
  2. "Cane of Somaria -- Assign to A Button B Button X Button Y Button
    Use this to magically create a block in front of you, at the cost of stamina.
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. "Ecco il Fusto di Somaria!" — N/A (Oracle of Ages, Italian localization)
  4. "Hai ottenuto il Bastone di Somaria!" — N/A (A Link to the Past, Italian localization)
  5. "Bastone di Somaria" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  6. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 15
  7. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 46 Nintendo Official Guidebook: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 26
  8. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 40