Here you can find a guide to all the various items and equipment Link may come to possess throughout his quest through Termina.
The first potential upgrade to his sword Link can get. To get this blade, you must first conquer the Snowhead Temple, then visit the blacksmith who lives in the nearby Mountain Village; who will gladly upgrade your blade for you. The Razor Sword is much more powerful than the Kokiri Sword, it is double bladed and inflicts much greater damage. Unfortunately it is a rather fragile weapon, and will eventually break after one hundred swings.
The strongest basic sword in the game, the Gilded Sword is infused with gold dust, which combined with the master craftsmanship of the blacksmith makes it very powerful as well as completely unbreakable. To gain possession of this weapon you must first get the Razor Sword, then win the Goron Races to get some Gold Dust. Bring that to the blacksmith and he will forge the Gilded Sword for you.
Great Fairy’s Sword
This weapon is actually a C-button item, which means it cannot be used at the same time as your shield. While this is certainly a drawback, it also happens to deal more damage than any other sword Link has used thus far in the game. To get this item you must collect all of the stray fairies in the Stone Tower Temple and return them to the Great Fairy Fountain. The grateful fairy will reward you with this item.
Fierce Deity’s Sword
This intricate and magical weapon can only be wielded by the Fierce Deity, the strongest being in all of Termina. When Link dons the Fierce Deity Mask, whatever sword he happens to have equipped will transform into this magnificent blade. While this sword is too large to wield along with a shield, if you Z-target your enemy and you have enough magic in your magic meter, the sword will emit beams of magical light when you swing it that will also strike your target from a distance.
A legendary item in the land of Termina, the Mirror shield provides all the protective ability of the Hero’s Shield, while at the same time having the ability to reflect light and magical attacks off of its polished surface. It can be found at the end of the mini-dungeon at the Bottom of the Well in Ikana Canyon.
The Bomb Bag, as the name implies, allows Link to carry bombs along with him. Your first Bomb Bag can be purchased for 40 Rupees at the Bomb Shop in Clock Town.
If you want to get a larger bag, one that can hold up to 30 bombs, make sure you stop Sakon the Thief when he tries to rob the Old Lady in North Clock Town at midnight on the first night. The next day it will be available in the Bomb Shop.
To get the final upgrade to the Bomb Bag, talk to the Deku Salesman in the Goron Town as Goron Link. If you give him your current Bomb Bag along with 200 Rupees you’ll get the largest Bomb Bag, which can hold up to 40 bombs.
Link’s Hero’s Bow would be pretty useless without any arrows to fire from it, and the Quiver is just the thing to help carry those arrows around. The first Quiver comes with the Hero’s Bow when you receive it, and can hold up to 30 arrows. Like the Bomb Bag, the Quiver can be upgraded to hold more arrows.
To get the first upgrade, which will allow Link to carry up to 40 arrows, win the Shooting Gallery game in East Clock Town.
To get the largest upgrade you must get a perfect score in the Swamp Shooting Gallery, which will get you a Quiver that can hold up to fifty arrows.
Even a legendary hero needs money, and something to carry that money in. Wallets let you carry around Rupees, the currency of Termina. Link starts off with a Child’s Wallet, which can hold a modest 99 Rupees.
Link can have some pretty expensive tastes, so soon you’ll need a larger wallet to hold more Rupees. Depositing 200 rupees into the Bank in Clock Town can gain Link the Adult’s Wallet, which can hold up to 200 Rupees.
But for those major purchases an even larger wallet is needed. To get the Giant’s Wallet, which can hold a whopping 500 Rupees, make your way through the second Gold Skulltula dungeon in Great Bay.
The Bombers Gang of mischievous boys seems to have a generous streak. The Bombers’ Notebook is given to Link as part of joining the Gang when you find all the members in a game of hide and seek. The Notebook keeps track off everyone in Termina that Link is to help, and keeps track of the good deeds Link does for them. It even keeps the records when Link travels back in time.
Carried around in Link’s Bomb Bag, Bombs are exceptionally practical. They can be used for killing certain enemies, blowing up boulders that get in the way, and demolishing cracked walls. While they can be bought in the Bomb Shop, they can also be found all over Termina, hidden in grass and granted as rewards for killing enemies.
A very handy weapon, Link picks up the Hero’s Bow towards the start of the game in the Woodfall Temple. The Bow is used to take out enemies from afar, trigger certain switches, and can even be fired while riding Epona. While most often you’ll be using normal arrows, you’ll also be able to discover and use three types of magic arrows as the game progresses.
Fire Arrow (2 MP)
You discover this magic arrow in the Snowhead Temple, where of course it comes in handy in melting the ice and snow that often get in the way. It can also be used to burn and melt enemies that are vulnerable to fire.
Ice Arrow (2 MP)
Found in the Great Bay Temple, the Ice Arrows are great for freezing enemies in their tracks, leaving them vulnerable to attacks or even using them as blocks to get to out-of-reach areas.
Light Arrow (4 MP)
Found in the Stone Tower Temple late in the game, the Light Arrows are the most powerful of all the magic arrows, hence the higher cost to your magic meter. The Light Arrows dispatch enemies with minimal effort and will be especially helpful in the final boss battle.
Lens of Truth
Also called the “Eye of Truth,” this item allows Link to see various hidden secrets and treasures invisible to the naked eye. Fake walls become transparent, invisible platforms are revealed, and many other secrets are able to be seen while the Lens is equipped. To find this extraordinary item you must follow the Owl’s feathers in the Goron Town as they mark the invisible platforms you must traverse to get to the cave where the Lens is held.
A rather sophisticated piece of equipment, the Hookshot is a spring-loaded item that fires a hooked chain that can latch on to certain surfaces and pull you towards them. The Hookshot can also be used to pull certain items towards Link when they are just out of reach. The chest containing this contraption is in the Leader’s room of the Pirate’s Fortress. To get to it you’ll need to clear the room of Gerudo’s by firing an arrow at the bee’s nest in the room.
Ocarina of Time
This is a sacred musical instrument that was once a prized possession of the Royal Family of Hyrule. Princess Zelda gave it to Link before the events of this game, and its theft by the Skull Kid is what kicks off Link’s current adventure. Link can reclaim it from the Skull Kid by firing a bubble at him while in Deku Scrub form on the third night, mere minutes before the Moon strikes. Its time-altering and traveling powers remain intact in Termina, and it actually transforms along with Link when he dons different transformation masks.
This operates the same as any normal camera, allowing Link to take pictures of anything he pleases. Unfortunately it can hold only one picture at a time. If you take your picture to the operator of the Tourist Information building in the Southern Swamp, you may win a special prize if it is a good enough picture! Receive this item by helping the injured witch in the Woods of Mystery, then take her boat cruise.
A very large and very powerful bomb, the Powder Keg is made and can only be operated by a Goron. Even then, only certain Gorons are allowed to purchase and operate these massively powerful explosives. If you wish to purchase one, you must first prove to the Goron who makes them in Goron town that you are capable of handling one while in Goron form.
As if directing the Moon to come crashing down on Termina isn’t enough, Skull Kid has also shattered the Great Fairies of Termina into these small strays, which wander lost throughout the many Dungeons. Find all of them and bring them back to the nearby Fairy Fountain and you will be handsomely rewarded by the appreciative Great Fairy.
Deku Land Title Deed
It seems Deku Scrub Salesmen have taken to the real estate business. Make the right offer and you could be the proud owner of one of their launch flowers that they call home, with this deed to prove it. From there you can find other Scrubs looking to upgrade to new locations that may be willing to trade their deeds for the one you now have.
World Map Pieces
Being unfamiliar to the land of Termina, Link will be looking to get a complete picture of the overworld to help him get around. Lucky for him, Tingle is quite willing to sell pieces of the map to Link for varying prices. Just speak with Tingle where you see him to buy new pieces to complete the map.
Pieces of Heart
Never underestimate the value of an empty container. Empty bottles can hold all sorts useful items. There are six total bottles you can get in the game. Here is how to get all six, as well as the various objects and items you can hold in them.
- In the Woods of Mystery in the Southern Swamp, give the magic potion given to you by Kotake to her sister, Koume. You’ll be allowed to keep the bottle the potion came in.
- On the first day get into Romani Ranch and speak with Romani. Help her fend off the aliens at 1:00 am that night, and you’ll get a bottle for your help.
- After completing the Snowhead Temple and freeing Snowhead from the icy grip of winter, enter the Goron Races and win. You’ll get a bottle with Gold Dust in it, and you get to keep the bottle after using the Dust.
- In the Great Bay Coast follow the line of Like-Likes until you find a tree and a series of platforms with trees on them leading up a cliff’s edge. Use the hookshot to get from platform to platform until you get to a door. Talk to the Beaver swimming around inside and agree to race him. Beat the pants off of him (he is wearing pants), then race against his brother, doing the same to him. Your victory prize takes the form of an empty bottle.
- When doing the Anju & Kafei sidequest, deliver the Express Mail to Mama to Madame Aroma while she’s in the Milk Bar. She’ll give you a bottle of Chateau Romani and you’ll get to keep the bottle afterwards.
- Go to the Ikana Graveyard on the last night and speak to the skeleton while wearing the Captain’s Hat, asking him to open the grave. Inside you’ll find Dampé the Gravekeeper. Enter his mini-game and lead him to all the soft soils. After that a Big Poe will emerge for you to kill. Do so and you’ll get the last bottle.