- "A trident that holds the terrifying power of lightning. Use a Strong Attack to throw the trident in front of you, and then chase down your prey to move and attack."
- — In-game description
It is described as a Trident that holds the terrifying power of lightning and thus has a Lightning Elemental Attribute. Its Strong Attack allows Ganondorf to throw it in front of him, then chase down his enemies to move and attack. Certain combos allow Ganondorf to generate lightning bolts that are drawn to the Trident like a lightning rod. Ganondorf can also transform his arm into one of Ganon's shadowy fists (which he uses in his Great Sword moveset as well).
When compared to his Great Swords moveset, Ganondorf's Trident has more speed and greater attack range as he throws his Trident during both his Strong Attack and certain combos. His strong attack can also be used to both cross the battlefield quickly and attack.
Its Special Attack involves Ganondorf throwing the Trident into the ground then firing a lightning bolt that strikes the Trident and damages nearby enemies.
Ganondorf's Level 2 Trident resembles the trident Yuga-Ganon wields in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and shares its design with the Trident used by Ganon in the Ganon's Fury DLC Challenge Mode. His Level 3 is the Trident of Demise which resembles both Demise's Sword from Skyward Sword and his Level 3 Great Swords' the Swords of Demise.
His victory animation depicts the trident slamming into the ground while he teleports next to it, and then lifts it up before telekinetically lifting it into the air and then clenching his fist while chuckling evilly.
(Hyrule Warriors Legends)
- Level 4 - Trident of Demise +
- Level 4+ - Burning Trident