How do I throw a boomerang or spear in Breath of the Wild?

I’ve recently come into possession of a lovely boomerang.

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Its description says something about how wonderfully it returns to one when thrown, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to throw it.

It’s in the melee weapons part of the inventory, and functions like one: when you press Y, you just swing it like a stick.

The same is true of spears: some of their descriptions go on about how well weighted they are for throwing… but there doesn’t seem to be any way to throw em.

Am I missing something?


You can throw any weapon by holding down and releasing the upper right shoulder button (R). A thrown weapon will deal double it’s base damage and stagger most enemies.

Source on double damage:

Critical Hits – Weapons that you have no use for are perfect for throwing at monsters. If one hits, it will deal double damage.

Keep in mind that throwing a weapon will take away a lot of it’s durability, sometimes destroying it instantly.

Boomerangs fly back to you when thrown but you still have to catch them manually by pressing A in the correct moment.

Throwing a normal weapon is usually a good idea if there’s only one hit left.

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