Artwork of the Bombos Medallion from A Link to the Past
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1992)|
|Appearances||A Link to the Past|
Four Swords Adventures
|Found||(A Link to the Past)|
Desert of Mystery
(Four Swords Adventures)
Death Mountain Foothills
|Use||Damaging enemies with fire and explosive force|
Destroying the ice surrounding Kholdstare
- "This is the Bombos Medallion! Its magic makes the ground explode with power! Watch your Magic Meter!"
- — In-game description
The Bombos Medallion is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. It is similar in appearance to the Forest Medallion from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and may have inspired the Medallion's design.
The Bombos Medallion summons mighty pillars of fire in a circle around Link, and then releases explosive force on all enemies in sight, effectively destroying almost any common enemy. It is even capable of destroying the yellow enemies in the Dark World which temporarily undo the effect of the Moon Pearl, even if they are hidden in pots. It is the only one of the three medallions in the game that is not needed to advance in the game. It cannot be used without the Master Sword, however, as Link finds if he tries to use it while his Master Sword has been left at the Dwarves' Smithy for tempering.
The medallion can be obtained in the Desert of Mystery. If Link uses the Magic Mirror near the dead end that should have been the entrance to the Desert of Mysteries in the Dark World, he appears, in the Light World, on top of the ledge where a strange stone with inscribed Hylian letters on it. If Link uses the Book of Mudora to decipher the letters and has the Master Sword, the Bombos Medallion will descend from the sky.
Bombos Medallions destroy all enemies on screen using rays of light similar to the power the Queen of Fairies uses to destroy a group of Hyrule Guards in the Hyrule Castle stage. It is first encountered on the Death Mountain Foothills stage, where Link can use it to destroy a large number of Buzzblobs. The item is not gained permanently and must be carried around until thrown and used. A Mage claims he enchanted the Medallion giving it these properties.
See also Edit
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|