- "What are you doing buying a slingshot, you naughty thing? You're too old for toys! Will you at least let the kids play with it? Oh, I should tell you, if you happen to run out of pellets, you can also use pumpkin seeds."
- — Sera
The Slingshot is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. This small weapon consists of an elastic band and a Y-shaped stick, allowing the firing of projectiles at certain targets.
The Slingshot is the main treasure of Dancing Dragon Dungeon, the fourth dungeon in Holodrum. This can be used to fire projectiles in one of the four compass directions. The various kinds of Seeds that can be found throughout Holodrum are used as ammunition for the Slingshot. There also exists a stronger version of the Slingshot known as the Hyper Slingshot, which can fire three seeds in two diagonal directions as well as the direction Link is facing.
Slingshots can be found on Item Podiums throughout Hyrule. They can be upgraded to Level 2 Slingshots if Link tosses them into a Great Fairy fountain. A Level 2 slingshot has the same function as the Hyper Slingshot from Oracle of Seasons, possessing the ability to shoot three Deku Seeds at once.
The Slingshot can be bought for 30 Rupees from Sera's Sundries in Ordon Village. Purchasing it makes Link the envy of every child in Ordon Village, although Sera chastises him for being too old to play with toys. Before buying the slingshot, Talo and Malo try to convince Beth to lend hers to them. Malo even insists that they switch families so he can use it. Sera allows him to purchase it only if he promises to let the younger children have a chance to use it as well. When Link first purchases the slingshot, he also receives a supply of ammunition for it; he can later supplement this with Pumpkin Seeds or other seeds.
The Slingshot is given to Link by Bucha, elder of the Kikwi. As opposed to earlier incarnations of the weapon, Deku Seeds fired from it arc in flight, eventually falling to the ground. Some small enemies such as Keese and Guays can be defeated by the Slingshot, while most larger enemies will be stunned. The Slingshot can be upgraded to the Scattershot in the Bazaar, allowing it to break each seed into multiple pieces of shrapnel to fire at Link's enemies. Additional small, medium, and Large Seed Satchels can be carried in Link's Adventure Pouch to allow him to hold more Deku Seeds. Though upgrading the Slingshot into Scattershot is not required, it is very helpful against Arachas found later in the game since they come in large groups most of the time.
|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|