The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess artwork
|The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2016)
|The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)
City in the Sky (Double Clawshots)
|Allows Link to grab onto certain distance surfaces and targets
The Clawshot is an item similar to the Hookshot. It consists of a long chain connected to a discharging claw with three hooks. Link can use the Clawshot to pull himself towards certain surfaces or certain items toward him. The Clawshot first appears in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
The Legend of Zelda series
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Clawshot is mostly used to grab on to certain surfaces such as metal grating, vines, Peahats, and other specific targets. Link can also use it underwater. After latching on to a surface, Link can use the Clawshot's chain to both raise and lower himself. The Clawshot can defeat weaker enemies such as Keese, but it is ineffective toward most larger enemies. It can be used on a Helmasaur to remove its armor, leaving it open to attack. Unlike the Hookshot from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Clawshot cannot grab on to Treasure Chests and does not generally latch on to wood. Its chain extends and retracts quicker than the Hookshot.
At the end of the Lakebed Temple, during the battle against Morpheel, Link is required to use the Clawshot in order to attack Morpheel, which he can do by grappling on to its eye and then striking it.
Later on, Link can obtain another Clawshot at the City in the Sky after defeating an Aeralfos. In doing so, he earns the Double Clawshots, which replace the standalone Clawshot and its associated icon. With the Double Clawshots, Link can use the second Hookshot to grapple on to a different target after using the first one. Link can equip the Iron Boots while hanging from a Clawshot to pull down certain objects. The Double Clawshots are required to travel through the City in the Sky and during the battle against Argorok.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, both Clawshots are obtained simultaneously, although they are not called the Double Clawshots. They are the second of the Three Sacred Gifts left by Hylia to aid Link in his quest to find the Sacred Flames. Link receives the Clawshots after completing the Silent Realm in the Lanayru Desert.
Unlike in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the Clawshots cannot lower Link from a hanging position, and it cannot retrieve distant objects, which has instead become the functionality of the Beetle and its upgrades. Link has gained the ability to use the Clawshots even while clinging on to vines. They also possess the ability to defeat smaller enemies, but very often the slow speed of the claw means it is difficult to aim.
Super Smash Bros. series
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the Clawshot is Link's grab aerial move, and it replaces his Hookshot move from Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee to reflect his redesign, which is based on his The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess appearance. The Clawshot is essentially identical in function to the Hookshot.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, neither the Hookshot nor Clawshot appear because Link's default costume is designed after his appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in which neither item appears.
Im Hyrule Warriors, the Clawshot is the Item Power-Up for the Hookshot. If the player's warrior uses the Clawshot, they pull themselves to the targeted enemy and then use the Clawshot to crash the Moon down upon them. This can be used as an alternate method for destroying bombable objects such as boulders.
In Adventure Mode, the Clawshot is one of the Item Cards featured in the Twilight Map from the Twilight Princess Pack DLC. The Clawshot replaces the Hookshot Item Card from the Adventure Map and Master Quest Map, and it has the same function of pulling the player's warrior to distant objects on the map.