Beacon

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Beacon
ModelScreenshot
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ST
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Main appearance(s)
Use(s)
Facilitating navigation
Comparable object(s)

Beacons are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference needed]

Location and Uses

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, Beacons are grey floor tiles with floating octahedral crystals above them. When Link plays the Song of Light near one, its crystal begins to rotate and glow, emitting a beam of light in a particular direction.[1] These beams typically point toward the locations of hidden Treasure Chests, Bombable walls, or other secrets. While most Beacons lay dormant in plain sight, some Beacons are hidden in the ground and are both revealed and activated by the Song of Light.

Skyward Sword

In Skyward Sword, when Link places a Beacon on his Map, either on The Surface or The Sky, a blue column of light will appear, acting as a waypoint to reach the desired location. Beacons can only be placed on Overworld Maps by pressing the C Button.[2]

The power to place Beacons is only activated after Link first talks to the aged Impa in the Sealed Temple, at which point only one Beacon can be placed at a time. Once Link reaches the northern portion of the Lanayru Desert where the entrance to the Lanayru Mining Facility is located, Fi will enable the ability to place up to five Beacons on the map.[3]

The Sacred Tears also emit Beacons when Link collects a Light Fruit or when he is being chased by a Guardian in the Silent Realms.[4]

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, Beacons can be placed while on the Map or by using the Scope. Up to five of them can be placed at a time, appearing in red, blue, yellow, green, and purple. When a Beacon is placed, it will be shown on the minimap at all times. They can also be seen as columns of light while using the Scope. Beacons can be replaced with any stamp while on the Map.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
CanadaFrenchCACristal de lumière (ST)[5]
Objet de lumière (ST)[6]
Light crystal
Light object
FranceFrenchEUPierre de lumière (ST)[7]Light stone
GermanyGermanPrisma (ST)[8]
Signallicht (SS)
Prism
Signal Light
ItalyItalianStatua della Luce (ST)[9]Statue of Light
SpainSpanishEUEstatua de la luz (ST)[10]Statue of light
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEstatua de la luz (ST)[11]Statue of light
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References

  1. "You got the Song of Light! Play it to activate beacons." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  2. "When a beacon is marked on your map, a column of light will stand at that location. It will act as your waypoint from afar." — Impa (Skyward Sword)
  3. "Simulations suggest that placing beacons to mark a safe route along these paths before proceeding would significantly reduce risk. I recommend placing multiple beacons." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  4. "You got a Light Fruit! This mysterious fruit enables you to see beacons over the positions of Sacred Tears for 30 seconds!" — N/A (Skyward Sword)
  5. "Vous avez joué le chant de la lumière! Il n'y a pas de cristal de lumière dans les environs." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "Vous avez appris le chant de la lumière! Il permet d'activer les objets de lumière." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Vous avez appris le chant de la lumière! Il permet d'activer les pierres de lumière." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "Du hast das Lied des Lichts gelernt! Spiele es, um Prismen zu aktivieren." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "Hai appreso la Melodia della Luce! Attivi le Statue della Luce." — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  10. "¡Has conseguido los Sonidos de la luz! ¡Puedes activar las estatuas de la luz!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  11. "¡Has conseguido los Sonidos de la luz! ¡Puedes activar las estatuas de la luz!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)