VGKAMI’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening wiki guide features a complete walkthrough for the main story quest, covers the basic mechanics of the game, as well as lists every item and where to get them—including all collectibles.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was originally released on June 6, 1993, for the Game Boy. It was later released on the Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch. This wiki guide references the Nintendo Switch version.
The Link’s Awakening Walkthrough will give you detailed instructions about how to progress from the very beginning of the game all the way to the end credits and beyond. You’ll get a breakdown of each area that you’ll need to explore in order of when you should visit them. Furthermore, you’ll get information about where and how to find each dungeon in addition to how to conquer their unique challenges. Along the way, you’ll also get tips about the collectibles in each area, though, it is in this wiki guide that you’ll find a full inventory of all equipable items and collectibles.
Link’s Awakening Gameplay Mechanics
Here are some basic guides for using the various mechanics in Link’s Awakening. With new features added since the game’s release on the Game Boy, it’s worth checking out the modern conveniences that work in conjunction with the classic elements.
- Getting Started in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- How to Save and Load
- How to Use Items
- How to Use the Map
- How to Use Your Amiibo with Link’s Awakening
All Equipable Items in Link’s Awakening
There are 12 equippable items, though you’re not guaranteed to find all of them. Some will require you to perform a series of tasks in order to obtain them. However, the rarest items are worth the effort. Note that Fairy Bottles do not stack and each take up their own slot in Link’s inventory. You can get these items, which you can equip to either your X or Y buttons to use them on command:
- How to Get Magic Powder
- How to Get the Roc’s Feather
- How to Get Bombs
- How to Get the Shovel
- How to Get the Ocarina
- How to Get the Hookshot
- How to Get the Bow and Arrow Set
- How to Get the Magic Rod
- How to Get the Boomerang
- How to Get All 3 Fairy Bottles
All Permanently-equipped Items in Link’s Awakening
In addition to the tools that you can equip to either your X or Y buttons, there are also those that are permanently affixed to Link the moment he picks them up. There are 8 in total, though the only one you start the game with is the green Tunic upon your back, meaning you’ll have to explore to find the others. Furthermore, you’ll be able to upgrade and exchange a few of them.
- Every Way to Get a Shield
- How to Upgrade the Shield into the Mirror Shield
- Get the Sword to Begin Your Adventure
- How to Get the Power Bracelet
- How to Upgrade the Power Bracelet into the Powerful Bracelet
- How to Get the Pegasus Boots
- How to Get the Flippers
- How to Get Every Trade Quest Item
- How to Get the Magnifying Lens
- How to Get Secret Medicine
Link’s Awakening Collectibles
There are a bunch of different items that you can collect, with most being optional. However, gathering them will give you powerful bonuses in various forms. As such, it’s worth seeking these items out, though only after you’ve cleared most of the dungeons. You’ll need many tools that you can only find in dungeons to reach a large number of collectibles. It’s recommended to do your collectible round-up after unlocking all Warp Points but before entering Level 8 – Turtle Rock (the last true dungeon in the game).
- Where to Find Every Warp Point
- Where to Find Every Heart Piece
- Where to Find Every Secret Seashell
- Where to Find All Ocarina Songs
- How to Carry More Magic Powder, Bombs, and Arrows
- How to Get Every Figure
Link’s Awakening Tips and Tricks
You’ll uncover tons of secrets in Link’s Awakening if you know where to look. There are also ways you can exploit certain parts of the game to get a leg up on the hostile environment. These are sometimes easy to miss, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for cracks in walls and staircases hidden beneath shrubs.