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Eyeball Switch
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Eyeball Switches,(MM3D)[1] also known as Eye Switches,(NL)[2] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. Eyeball Switches go unnamed in Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks, and Skyward Sword.

Location and Uses

Eyeball Switches are wall-mounted Switches that must be pierced in order to activate them.

Ocarina of Time

Eyeball Switches can be activated either by striking them with the Fairy Slingshot or the Fairy Bow in Ocarina of Time. An Eyeball Switch appears Inside the Deku Tree, where Link must activate it in order to raise a portcullis to proceed further into the dungeon. An Eyeball Switch in the Forest Temple controls a twisted corridor. When struck, it straightens the corridor's walls, allowing Link to enter different parts of the same room found at the corridor's end. Some Eyeball Switches are covered in ice, requiring Link to first thaw them out by using an Arrow that has caught Fire, Fire Arrows, or Din's Fire.

Majora's Mask

Eyeball Switches serve nearly the same purpose in Majora's Mask as they did in Ocarina of Time, though they can only be activated with Arrows. Like in Ocarina of Time, frozen Eyeball Switches appear, which require Link to strike them with Arrows that have caught Fire or Fire Arrows.

The Wind Waker

Eyeball Switches can only be activated with Arrows in The Wind Waker. After Link obtains the Hero's Bow in the Tower of the Gods, he must use it to strike the Eyeball Switches to help transport the Tower's stone statues to their rightful places.

Four Swords Adventures

Twilight Princess

Phantom Hourglass

Some Eyeball Switch will "flip" to protect themselves from being activated when Link faces north in Phantom Hourglass, so Link have to face south and have something that changes the arrow's direction like an Arrow Orb or a Grappling Hook so Link can activate them when they are open. They appear in the Temple of the Ocean King and the Temple of Ice.

Spirit Tracks

Skyward Sword

Other Appearances

Nintendo Land

Monita's Comment


Eye Switch

This eye stares unnervingly until you hit it and trigger the switch mechanism. But sometimes I can't really tell if it's done anything. Maybe it should spend less time leering and intimidating and more time being productive.


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See Also


  1. "Canyon, #1: Eyeball Switch" — Sheikah Stone (Majora's Mask 3D)
  2. "Eye Switch" — Monita (Nintendo Land)