- "I collect those Mysterious Shells you've seen scattered all over the place. If you bring those shells to me, I'll trade you these figurines I have made."
- — Carlov
Mysterious Shells are quest items from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. These blue shells, presumably from a crustacean, can be traded to Carlov in Nitendo for Figurines. They can be found in Treasure Chests, hidden beneath grass, bushes, and rocks, be given to Link as rewards, or be purchased from Stockwell in the Hyrule Town Shop. Only 999 Mysterious Shells can be carried at one time. Link can use Green Picolyte to briefly increase the number of Mysterious Shells he finds.
After Link manages to collect all of the figurines, Mysterious Shells will cease to appear at all in the land of Hyrule, and their entry on the Quest Item Subscreen will be replaced with the Carlov Medal.
| 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|