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Fairy Fountains are recurring locations in the Legend of Zelda series. They are often hidden locations that house an abundant amount of Fairies. They are similar to Great Fairy Fountains in that they both usually have vibrant decor, despite being hidden underground or in caves.
Fairy Fountains can be found in multiple places throughout Hyrule. They are almost always found near an entrance to a temple. They are often found in a circle of rocks, or beneath large boulders. Some can only be found by playing the "Song of Storms," such as the one near the Spirit Temple, but others must be bombed open in order for Link to access. One Fairy Fountain sits beneath a tomb in Kakariko Graveyard. Link can use the many Fairies that appear at these locations by walking near one, or capturing it in a Bottle for future use. These versions of Fairy Fountains resemble Roman bathhouses, more specifically the tepidarium.
The only Fairy Fountain in the game is found Beneath the Well. It is identical in appearance and function to the Fairy Fountains of Ocarina of Time. The other Fairy Fountains are Great Fairy Fountains that are meant for Link to gather Stray Fairies in order to return the Great Fairies to their former selves, and do not function as normal Fountains.
Great Fairy Fountains are scattered across the Great Sea where a Great Fairy will upgrade Link's Bomb Bag, Quiver, or Wallet. After each Great Fairy encounter, the fountains turn into regular Fairy Fountains, with many fairies that Link can pick up with his bottle. Otherwise, no normal Fairy Fountain is found by default.
Fairy Fountains are usually found within caves or in either the Female Maku Tree or the Male Maku Tree and contain only a few Fairies. In the middle of the room is a small, shallow pond, and in the corners of the room are patches of grass that usually yield Seeds.
Fairy Fountains always contain three Fairies. They are often underground or inside bushes, opened by Kinstone Fusions. Additionally, three Great Fairy fountains can be found throughout Hyrule, home to the Great Butterfly Fairy, the Great Dragonfly Fairy, and the Great Mayfly Fairy. Each will upgrade Link's equipment in some way if he passes their test. If Link is kind to the Great Butterfly Fairy and offers her his Rupees, she will decline them and upgrade his wallet in recognition of his gesture. Link must truthfully answer the Great Dragonfly Fairy and Great Mayfly Fairy's questions to obtain a larger Quiver and Bomb Bag, respectively.
After meeting a Great Fairy on every tenth floor of the Cave of Ordeals except for the last floor, she releases Fairies into one of the four Spirit's Springs. On the last floor, Link will find a Great Fairy who will give him Great Fairy's Tears as a reward for his strength, provided he has an Empty Bottle. After this, he will be able to obtain the tears from any of the four Spirit Springs. He can only hold on to one bottle of Great Fairy's Tears at a time, unless he finishes the Cave of Ordeals again, in which case he will get a second bottle of Great Fairy's tears even if he already has another bottle full of the substance.
Fairy Fountains appear in multiple locations (from Skyloft to the Palace of Twilight) sometimes as Keeps to capture, and they act more like Great Fairy Fountains when certain conditions are met. They usually summon a Great Fairy who, with regular Fairies, helps in the battles. Cuccos can occasionally be found in these fountains.
In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, locations that house Fairies can be found outside, usually in hidden away, woodland areas that do not clearly expose them. They lack the typical features of a "fountain" this time, instead appearing as enchanted plants, which open up to reveal a small, sparkling spring of clear water. These giant Fairy plants are decorated with golden statues depicting birds, and they are surrounded with glowing mushrooms and Fairies, which can be collected this time without the use of an empty bottle. Kakariko Village, central home of the Sheikah race, was founded under the "watchful eye" of the Great Fairy residing in the fountain near the town.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|