- "An extremely tough pumpkin raised in village fields. When cooked, that toughness manifests itself by considerably upping defense."
- — Hyrule Compendium
The Fortified Pumpkin is an item in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a curative item that restore Link's health by refilling half of a Heart Container. Link can buy it in Kakariko Village from Olkin's Pumpkins and use it in Cooking. Olkin will offer the first pumpkin when Link meets him for the first time. In addition to purchasing them from Olkin's Pumpkins, they are also occasionally dropped by defeated Hinox. Fortified Pumpkin can be roasted to create a Baked Fortified Pumpkin. Link can also use Fortified Pumpkins to create pumpkin related food dishes such as Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Stew, and Tough Meat-Stuffed Pumpkin.
Though Pumpkins are actually fruits, in Breath of the Wild they are classified as vegetables as they produce vegetable-based food dishes such as Glazed Veggies, Veggie Rice Balls and Veggie Cream Soup. However this in not uncommon in the real world as some fruits are considered vegetables when they are botanically fruits.