- This article is about the Twilight Princess item. For the Phantom Hourglass enemy, see Shell Spinner.
|First appearance||Twilight Princess (2006)|
|Use||Climb railed walls|
- "You got the Spinner! This ancient machine allows you to float in the air."
- — In-game description
The Spinner is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It is an ancient device found within the Arbiter's Grounds, and its appearance is that of a large top with a gear along the outer edge. The Spinner has three main uses. It can attach itself to certain rails on walls, and since Link stands on it, he is able to ride on top of the Spinner up to areas he could not normally reach. The Spinner can jump from one rail to another if the second rail is located on the opposite wall. Additionally, Link can use the spinner to cross areas of quicksand or weak floor tiles such as the ones of City in the Sky. Inside dungeons, the Spinner can be fit into certain holes in the ground where a gear would normally be. Spinning the Spinner will turn the gears, usually causing part of the dungeon to move, such as stairs, platforms, and bridges. If not used along a rail, it eventually loses speed and stops.
The Spinner can also be used as a weapon, though to a much lesser extent than other items. Pressing A (or B in the Wii Version) while riding the Spinner on the ground makes it spin hop for a split instant. This attack does minimal damage to enemies, but is invaluable when fighting Stallord. It is initially used to break Stallord's spine; Link can then damage Stallord by slamming it into his head with the Spinner's attack.
It is possible that the Oocca also designed the Spinner along with the Clawshot. This can be explained through similarities in design and the fact that the Oocca have Spinner gear holes, but have fallen out of communication with Hyrule, which is the where the item would have been designed if not in City in the Sky. Also, the majority of weapons and tools built in Hyrule are primitive, but the fact that the Spinner is a disk that rotates at high speeds on the outer rim, but rotates the inner rim simultaneously, so that the user does not spin much, would suggest it is far more advanced than almost anything else built in Hyrule.
Non-canonical appearances Edit
The Spinner is featured as a sticker. The sticker gives a +4 bonus to spinning attacks, and can be applied to any character.