"This is the Bombos Medallion! Its magic makes the ground explode with power! Watch your Magic Meter!"
— In-game description

The Bombos Medallion is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. It is similar in appearance to the Forest Medallion from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and may have inspired the Medallion's design.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Bombos Medallion summons mighty pillars of fire in a circle around Link, and then releases explosive force on all enemies in sight, effectively destroying almost any common enemy. It is even capable of destroying the yellow enemies in the Dark World which temporarily undo the effect of the Moon Pearl, even if they are hidden in pots. It is the only one of the three medallions in the game that is not needed to advance in the game. It cannot be used without the Master Sword, however, as Link finds if he tries to use it while his Master Sword has been left at the Dwarves' Smithy for tempering.

The medallion can be obtained in the Desert of Mystery. If Link uses the Magic Mirror near the dead end that should have been the entrance to the Desert of Mysteries in the Dark World, he appears, in the Light World, on top of the ledge where there is a strange stone with inscribed Hylian letters on it. If Link uses the Book of Mudora to decipher the letters and has the Master Sword, the Bombos Medallion will descend from the sky.

Using the Bombos Medallion also makes defeating Kholdstare, the boss of the Ice Palace, easier, as it destroys the ice encasing the boss in one strike.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Bombos Medallions destroy all enemies on screen using rays of light similar to the power the Queen of Fairies uses to destroy a group of Hyrule Guards in the Hyrule Castle stage. It is first encountered on the Death Mountain Foothills stage, where Link can use it to destroy a large number of Buzzblobs. The item is not gained permanently and must be carried around until thrown and used. A Mage claims he enchanted the Medallion giving it these properties.

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors Legends

Though the Bombos Medallion itself does not appear in Legends, its name is used for an additional effect to Fire Elemental Attributed-Companion Fairies' Fairy Magic which it gains as it grows stronger. The Bombos Fairy Magic effect Lowers the defense of enemy troops within the Fairy Magic's attack range. It is one out of three of the five additional effects for Fairy Magic (the other two being Shine and Shade which represent Light and Darkness, respectively) to be named after one of the Medallions from A Link to the Past.

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