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Tightropes are recurring objects in the Legend of Zelda series. They are ropes strung between locations that allow Link to get from one place to another.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Tightropes only appear in Goron City. They connect the city's topmost level to a small area suspended over the rest of the city where the Spiritual Stone of Fire was once kept.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Tightropes appear in various locations throughout the game. Link can only cross them in wolf form. He can also grab onto a tightrope and pull himself onto it after jumping off of a ledge.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Link can create a tightrope by tethering his Grappling Hook between two pegs.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Tightropes are found in Faron Woods and Skyview Temple. However, in this game, the Wii Remote must be tilted to the left and right in order for Link to keep his balance. Also, Bokoblins can make use of tightropes. Link can cause them to lose their balance and fall, clearing the rope and allowing him to make use of it himself. Unfortunately for Link, Bokoblin Archers can do the same to him.

Non-Canon Appearances

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The Legend of Zelda animated series

Tightropes appeared in the episode "Underworld Connections". Link ,while under somnambulism (sleepwalking), fired a rope arrow from his to Zelda's room and walked the tightrope he made while still asleep. Zelda wakes him with a splash of water and Link awakens and nearly fell off. While Link and Zelda had a flirtatious argument between them and were about to kiss, three Vire carrying a Bomb came to destroy the Triforce of Wisdom to take it in pieces. Link righted himself up and walked the tightrope back to his room. As Link was about to reach his room, the blast from the bomb knocked him off the tightrope. Fortunately for him, Zelda saved him by undoing the tightrope from her end and swung to grab him.

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