Hurricane Spin

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Not to be confused with the Great Spin, a similar but mechanically different ability in The Legend of Zelda series.

The Hurricane Spin,(FS | TWW)[1][2] also known as the Hurricane Spinning Attack,(FSA)[3] Great Spin Attack,(TMC | PH | ST)[4][5][6] and Highest Technique,(TMC)[7] is a recurring ability in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed]


A Link to the Past & Four Swords

The Hurricane Spin appears only in A Link to the Past & Four Swords and is obtained after collecting the ten Medals of Courage via the extra mission in Four Swords and then completing the Lumberjack's Riddles.

Four Swords Anniversary Edition

The Hurricane Spin appears only in Four Swords Anniversary Edition as a reward for completing the Hero's Trial.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Hurricane Spin can be learned from Orca after obtaining 10 Knight's Crests.[8] The Hurricane Spin is used by charging up a normal Spin Attack, which drains a portion of the Magic Meter.[2]

Four Swords Adventures

The Hurricane Spinning Attack in Four Swords Adventures is obtained after powering up the Four Sword with 2,000 Force Gems. The power up lasts for only the current stage.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, the Great Spin Attack is taught to Link by Swiftblade I in the southwest side of Castor Wilds.[9] The Great Spin Attack is used by tapping the sword button repeatedly after performing a Spin Attack.[10]

Phantom Hourglass

The Hurricane Spin in Phantom Hourglass is obtained by completing the Phantom Hourglass Trading Sequence and earning the Swordsman's Scroll.[5] The Hurricane Spin is used by executing three Spin Attacks in a row.[5]

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, the Hurricane Spin is learned after obtaining 20 Stamps and talking to Niko, who will give Link one of the Swordsman's Scrolls.[6] The Hurricane Spin is used by executing three Spin Attacks in a row.[6]


  • In Oracle of Ages, a similar move is performed by Ralph in the end credits.[11]
  • A similar attack is used by two Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series: Zant from Twilight Princess and Stalblind from A Link Between Worlds. Zant uses a similar attack during the final phase of his fight, where he randomly alternates between this attack and his double vertical slice attacks.[12] Stalblind uses the attack during the second phase of the fight. He charges up the attack and then spins for about 5 seconds before becoming dizzy, allowing Link to attack him.[13]


Names in Other Regions
大回転斬り (Dai Kaiten Giri) (PH | ALBW)[15][16] 
The Italian Republic
Gran attacco rotante (ALBW)[14]Same as English.
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  1. "You have cleared the Hero's Trial and learned the Hurricane Spin! Press the B Button repeatedly during a sping attack to do continuous Hurricane Spins!" — Stage-Selection Screen (Four Swords Anniversary Edition)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "You learned the Hurricane Spin! Hold B Button to build up your power, and then release it to perform a whirling attack with your blade. Remember, it consumes magic power." — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)
  3. Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 28
  4. "You learned the secret Great Spin Attack fighting technique! This is it! At last! The ultimate sword technique!" — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "You got the Swordsman's Scroll! Memories of veteran swordsmen flow through it. You can now perform the great spin attack, Link! Do a spin attack three times to execute a great spin attack!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "You got a Swordsman's Scroll! Memories of veteran swordsmen flow through it. You can now perform the great spin attack, Link! Draw a circle around you three times to execute the attack!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Dude... I don't think you're even ready to train here! Come back when you have learned the highest technique of the sword!" — Greatblade (The Minish Cap)
  8. "The Knight's Crest... It is the symbol of a courageous knight... But not just anyone can gather them... No! It takes a soul who possesses not only power, but wisdom and courage as well! Any courageous soul who gathers ten of these crests can learn a powerful new sword technique!" — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  9. "Though my body may perish, I am still the true master swordsman of Hyrule... Swiftblade the First, Spirit of the Swordsman! If you train with me, I will teach you skills that are out of this world!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  10. "Great Spin Attack
    Perform a Spin Attack...and hit the button repeatedly!
    " — Tiger Scroll (The Minish Cap)
  11. ZeldaAdventures, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Ending Credits (web archive), YouTube (video), published July 24, 2008, retrieved January 6, 2023.
  12. Hazey A, Usurper King ZANT Boss Fight - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (web archive), YouTube (video), published March 11, 2016, retrieved January 6, 2023.
  13. BossBattleChannel, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Boss 8 - Stalblind (web archive), YouTube (video), published November 14, 2016, retrieved January 6, 2023.
  14. "Hai imparato il gran attacco rotante! Per eseguirlo, tieni premuto B Button e poi rilascialo!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds, Italian localization)
  15. "リンクは
    " — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  16. "大回転斬りをマスターした!
    B Buttonを押して気合をてタメ放とう!
    " — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)