Floor Switch

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Floor Switches,(Series)[1][2][name references needed] also known as Foot Switches,(FSA)[3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. Floor Switches go unnamed in The Minish Cap and Tears of the Kingdom.

Location and Uses

Floor Switches normally take the form of a large button or plate,[1] which can be activated by being stepped on by Link, or sometimes by placing a heavy object on top. Some Floor Switches are less sensitive than others. Some rusty or malfunctioning Floor Switches may need to be forced with the Megaton Hammer or similar Item.

Larger Floor Switches, which require additional weight or multiple Links to activate, are known as Big Switches.

A Link to the Past



Link's Awakening



Ocarina of Time

There are five types of Floor Switch in Ocarina of Time. Yellow-colored Floor Switches activate when pushed down with any kind of weight. Blue-colored Floor Switches must be held down in order for their effects to remain. Yellow-colored cyst-like Floor Switches appear Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. These require a significant amount of weight in order to be pressed, and often require Link to carry Princess Ruto with him to do so. Blue-colored counterparts to these appear, though they do not require additional weight. Instead, they function like other blue-colored Floor Switches and require a constant weight to hold them down. Other than the cyst-like variety, all Floor Switches have the Crest of the Gerudo on them.

Rusty Switches are Floor Switches that have rusted over and can no longer be pressed normally. Instead, these must be smashed with the Megaton Hammer.

Majora's Mask



Deku Link is notably too light to depress some Floor Switches.

Four Swords Adventures

Four Swords Adventures Manual Descriptionhide ▲
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Foot Switches
Activate these switches by standing on them.


The Minish Cap

Floor Switches appear mostly in Dungeons in The Minish Cap, though a handful also appear in the Overworld. Many puzzles involve Link pressing down multiple Floor Switches at once by using Jars or copies of himself created by the Four Sword. Other Floor Switches simply light up Torches to produce various effects.

Square-shaped Floor Switches activate and remain active when they are pressed. Round-shaped Floor Switches require a constant weight to hold them down in order for their effects to remain.

Phantom Hourglass



Spirit Tracks



A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Floor Switches appear as a circular orange button on a metal panel similar to those in A Link to the Past. They are utilized in several locations to trigger effects and progress through the Dungeon. Gimos can be used to hold down Floor Switches in areas where more than one Switch must be pressed.

Similar to Floor Switches are Pressure Plates, which hold the same properties of the Floor Switch but are shaped and colored to blend in with the floor they fit into.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, Floor Switches appear as small, circular buttons. Most Floor Switches appear in groups of two or more, and will only activate when the Links depress all of the Switches in the group simultaneously. In some cases, an extra Floor Switch must be held down by a Totem Armos or a statue.

Big Switches also appear frequently, requiring the weight of all three Links to depress, as indicated by their etchings depicting three sets of footprints.

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, Floor Switches can be distinguished if they stay pressed once activated or need to be held down. This is indicated by the latches on the border of the Switch.

Big Switches also appear in some Ancient Shrines.

Tears of the Kingdom



Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
ふみスイッチ (Fumi Suicchi)[4]Foot Switch
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