Items are a recurring mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed]
Items are anything that is stored within a character's Inventory, often usable multiple times. Items are separate from Objects, which are things that exist outside of Inventories. Items do not necessarily have to be visible within the Inventory to be considered Items.
Some Items may also overlap with characters, enemies, or Objects. For instance, characters such as Child and the Deku Princess, enemies such as Bees and Bomblings, and objects such as Torches also double as Items.
The Legend of Zelda
Five different types of Items are utilized in The Legend of Zelda. Within the Inventory, Link can select and use up to eight Items at any given time. Link also has access to six other items which activate at contextually specific times, such as the Stepladder, which is used whenever Link approaches small gaps. Other Items of this type include the Raft, Book of Magic, Magical Key, and the Power Bracelet.
Link's Inventory also contains a space for the Triforce Shard of the Triforce of Wisdom, which is used in the final battle against Ganon.
The fourth set of Items are those displayed within the HUD. These are Rupees, Keys, and Link's Hearts within the collective Life Gauges. Like the second set of Items, these are also used under certain conditions, such as when purchasing other Items or taking damage.
Though they do not appear directly in his Inventory, Link can also obtain other Items such as the Sword, which is automatically equipped to Link.
The Adventure of Link
A Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
The Wind Waker
Four Swords Adventures
Items are found on Item Podiums in Four Swords Adventures; several of them are located in each Stage. They store Items for Link to obtain, since he may only hold one Item at once. Once Link takes the currently-stored Item, his previous Item will replace it.
The Minish Cap
There are three main categories of Items in The Minish Cap: traditional Items that Link can use to overcome obstacles in his adventure (appearing in the Items Screen), quest-related Items that are usually delivered or given to other characters to advance the story (appearing on the Quest Status screen), and collectible Items such as Rupees and Kinstone Pieces.
Several Items (the Smith's Sword, Small Shield, Boomerang, Bomb, and Bow) have different variations or upgrades that can be obtained, though most of them are optional and are not required to complete the game.
A Link Between Worlds
Tri Force Heroes
Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)
Zelda (Game & Watch)
A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)
The Faces of Evil
The Wand of Gamelon
BS The Legend of Zelda
Ancient Stone Tablets
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Link's Crossbow Training
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
Mario Kart 8
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Cadence of Hyrule
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- ↑ Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 115
- ↑ "Items" — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- Mechanics in The Legend of Zelda
- Mechanics in The Adventure of Link
- Mechanics in A Link to the Past
- Mechanics in Link's Awakening
- Mechanics in Link's Awakening DX
- Mechanics in Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch)
- Mechanics in Ocarina of Time
- Mechanics in Ocarina of Time 3D
- Mechanics in Majora's Mask
- Mechanics in Majora's Mask 3D
- Mechanics in Oracle of Seasons
- Mechanics in Oracle of Ages
- Mechanics in Four Swords
- Mechanics in The Wind Waker
- Mechanics in The Wind Waker HD
- Mechanics in Four Swords Adventures
- Mechanics in The Minish Cap
- Mechanics in Twilight Princess
- Mechanics in Twilight Princess HD
- Mechanics in Phantom Hourglass
- Mechanics in Spirit Tracks
- Mechanics in Skyward Sword
- Mechanics in Skyward Sword HD
- Mechanics in A Link Between Worlds
- Mechanics in Tri Force Heroes
- Mechanics in Breath of the Wild
- Mechanics in Zelda (Game & Watch)
- Mechanics in The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)
- Mechanics in A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)
- Mechanics in The Faces of Evil
- Mechanics in The Wand of Gamelon
- Mechanics in BS The Legend of Zelda
- Mechanics in Zelda's Adventure
- Mechanics in Ancient Stone Tablets
- Mechanics in Super Smash Bros.
- Mechanics in Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Mechanics in Soulcalibur II
- Mechanics in Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
- Mechanics in Link's Crossbow Training
- Mechanics in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Mechanics in Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
- Mechanics in Nintendo Land
- Mechanics in Mario Kart 8
- Mechanics in Hyrule Warriors
- Mechanics in Hyrule Warriors Legends
- Mechanics in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
- Mechanics in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Mechanics in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Mechanics in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Mechanics in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mechanics in Cadence of Hyrule