How to Do the Jump Attack in "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"

By Melissa King

Updated September 22, 2017

In “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time,” Link must use a variety of weapons and attacks to defeat the monsters of Hyrule. One of Link's most effective moves is the jump attack. To do a jump attack, Link targets an enemy, leaps up high and brings his sword down with a powerful vertical strike. The move is particularly useful against enemies such as the dodongo, Gohma larva, iron knuckle and wolfos.

Stand close to the enemy you want to attack. If you stand too far away, the jump attack won't hit the monster.

Hold down the "L" button on Gamecube, Nintendo 3DS and the classic Wii controller to target the enemy. On Nintendo 64, hold down "Z."

Press "A" to perform the jump attack on all game consoles.


Do a jump attack on a dodongo's tail to defeat it in one hit.

To do a vertical sword slash, press up on the control stick and tap "B." To perform a spin attack, hold down the "B" button and then release it.