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Bow and Arrows

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For Link's neutral special move in Melee, Brawl, and Smash 4, see Hero's Bow. For Young Link's neutral special, see Fire Arrow.
Bow and Arrows
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Link using the Bow and Arrows in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Link
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Article on Zelda Wiki Traveler's Bow

Bow and Arrows (弓矢, Bow and Arrow) is Link's neutral special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Link stands in place and charges up an arrow, which can be fired by releasing the special button, making it function very similarly to the Hero's Bow, his neutral special from the previous two Smash games, and the Fire Bow. However, unlike those weapons, when the Traveler's Bow's arrows hit the ground, they linger, and can be picked up and thrown by Link or other characters as an item. Alternatively, Link can pick up the arrow and use his neutral special again to fire two arrows, in which case each of the two arrows deals 0.75x normal damage, adding up to 1.5x the normal damage.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List LinkHeadSSBU.png Shoots an arrow—two at once if one is picked up off the ground. Can be charged by holding the button.


The Traveler's Bow as it appears in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Traveler's Bow as it appears in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Bows and arrows have been a staple of the Zelda series since the series' inception in 1986. The bow used in Ultimate is the Traveler's Bow, an early-game weapon in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, whose stated purpose is to serve as a self-defense tool for travelers across Hyrule. While it has a limited damage output, it can be used to attack enemies from a distance. This weapon appears in promotional material for the game as a part of Link's armament. As in Smash, Link can replenish his stock of bow ammunition in Breath of the Wild by picking up already fired arrows from the ground. His ability in Smash to fire two arrows at once after picking up a stray arrow is similar to an attribute found on certain bows in Breath of the Wild, with specific models of bow being able to fire multiple arrows at once; the Duplex Bow, specifically, fires two arrows on the same trajectory, similar to Link's option in Ultimate.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese 弓矢
UK English Bow and Arrows
France French Arc
Germany German Bogen
Spain Spanish Arco y flechas
Italy Italian Arco
China Chinese 弓箭
South Korea Korean 활과 화살
Netherlands Dutch Pijl en Boog
Russia Russian Лук и стрелы

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