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Floor Switches,(Series)[1][2][name reference needed] also known as Foot Switches,(FSA)[3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. Floor Switches go unnamed in The Minish Cap.

Location and Uses

Floor Switches normally take the form of a large button or plate,[1] which can be activated by being stepped on by Link, or sometimes by placing a heavy object on top. Some Floor Switches are less sensitive than others. Some rusty or malfunctioning Floor Switches may need to be forced with the Megaton Hammer or similar Item.

A Link to the Past



Link's Awakening



Ocarina of Time



In Ocarina of Time, Link has to carry Princess Ruto with him to depress it or weigh himself down with Iron Boots.

Majora's Mask



Deku Link is notably too light to depress some Floor Switches.

The Minish Cap

Step Switches appear mostly in Dungeons in The Minish Cap, though a handful also appear in the Overworld. Many puzzles involve Link pressing down multiple Step Switches at once by using Jars or copies of himself created by the Four Sword. Other Step Switches simply light up Torches to produce various effects.

Phantom Hourglass



Spirit Tracks



A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Floor Switches appear as a circular orange button on a metal panel similar to those in A Link to the Past. They are utilized in several locations to trigger effects and progress through the Dungeon. Gimos can be used to hold down Floor Switches in areas where more than one Switch must be pressed.

Similar to Floor Switches are Pressure Plates, which hold the same properties of the Floor Switch but are shaped and colored to blend in with the floor they fit into.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, Floor Switches appear as small, circular buttons. Most Floor Switches appear in groups of two or more, and will only activate when the Links depress all of the Switches in the group simultaneously. In some cases, an extra Floor Switch must be held down by a Totem Armos or a statue.

Larger, square-shaped Floor Switches also appear frequently, requiring the weight of all three Links to depress, as indicated by their etchings depicting three sets of footprints.

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, Floor Switches can be distinguished if they stay pressed once activated or need to be held down. This is indicated by the latches on the border of the Switch.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseふみスイッチ (Fumi suitchi)[4]Step Switch
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