Artwork of a bottle of Red Potion from A Link to the Past
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1992)|
|Appearances||A Link to the Past|
Ocarina of Time
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
The Wind Waker
|Use||Restores Link's health or Magic Meter|
- "Red is the medicine of life. Green is the medicine of magic. Blue renews both life and magic. Here, taste a sample of the Red Potion... He he!"
- — Syrup
Potions are recurring items in the Legend of Zelda series. They have soothing and healing properties and come in a variety of colors, such as red, blue, and green. Potions can heal hearts or restore magic power, or both. Potions can be obtained in a variety of ways.
There are three kinds of Potions in this game: Medicine of Life (Red Potion), Medicine of Magic (Green Potion), and Medicine of Life and Magic (Blue Potion). Life Medicine recovers Link's Heart Containers; various shops around the Dark World sell it for 150 Rupees. A store in Kakariko Village and a store northwest of Lake Hylia in the Light World also sell it for this price, and the Magic Shop in the northeastern Light World sells it for a reduced price of 120 Rupees. Magic Medicine recovers Link's Magic Power. Link can only buy this at the Magic Shop for 60 Rupees, although throwing an empty Bottle into a Mysterious Pond will fill it up as well. Cure-All Medicine recovers both Heart Containers and Magic Power, and Link can buy this at the Magic Shop for 160 Rupees.
Red and Green Potions can be bought in the Medicine Shop and from various Business Scrubs throughout Hyrule. Blue Potions can be bought from Granny at the Potion Shop after giving her an Odd Mushroom as part of the Quest for Biggoron's Sword.
Red and Green Potions can be bought at the Trading Post or from Kotake at the Magic Hags' Potion Shop. Blue Potions can be purchased at the Magic Hag's Potion shop only after giving Koume a Magic Mushroom. The Business Scrub in Lulu's Room sells Green Potions, and the Business Scrub in Ikana Canyon sells Blue Potions. All three potions are cheapest when bought at the Magic Hags' Potion Shop.
Potions can be obtained from a shop on Windfall Island run by Doc Bandam, but only after completing certain tasks for him. Doc Bandam will not sell the Green Potion or the Blue Potion until Link brings fifteen drops of the matching Chu Jelly to him.
If Link brings him 5 red Chu Jellies, he will give Link a free Red Potion, which restores his life energy. If Link brings him 5 green Chu Jellies after giving him the original 15, he will give Link a free Green Potion, which restores his magic power. Finally, if Link brings him 5 blue Chu Jellies after the first five, he will give Link a free Blue Potion, which restores both his life energy and magic power. This task is considerably harder to do than the other two, considering there are only 23 Blue ChuChus in the entire game, and each will each will give Link only one Chu Jelly for the first time he defeats it; this being said, Link can only receive one free Blue Potion from Doc Bandam.
Potions can be bought at stores throughout Hyrule, so long as Link has an empty bottle. Additionally, Link can obtain potions by scooping it straight out of defeated Chus. Red potions restore 8 hearts, and Blue potions restore all hearts. Since the magic meter was cut from the game, green potion does not exist, though there is a glitch that allows him to get green Chu Jelly if a yellow and a blue Chu combine. Purple Chu Jelly takes a random effect; like the Nasty Soup, it could restore a heart or drain all but a quarter of a heart. Rare Chu Jelly can be found, and like the Great Fairy's Tears, it restores all health and boosts attack power for a limited time or until Link gets hit.
Potions can be bought from Beedle's Shop Ship or island shops. Unlike other games, potions are not stored in bottles and are not found with Link's weapon on the items screen. Potions can be drunk by touching them with the stylus. Purple Potions will be drunk automatically when Link's hearts run out. Red Potion restores six hearts, and the Yellow Potion restores all hearts. Only two potions can be carried at one time.
Potions work exactly like they did in Phantom Hourglass and are bought from either Beedle's Air Shop or one of the shops situated in various villages. Link can store two in his inventory, and they can only be drunk once.
Several potion varieties are sold at Luv's Potion Shop in Skyloft's Bazaar. They are Air Potion, Guardian Potion, Heart Potion, Revitalizing Potion, and Stamina Potion. The potency of these potions can be enhanced by Bertie.
See also Edit
|Bellum · Ciela · Linebeck · Link · Ocean King · Oshus · Tetra|
—Full list of characters
|Blaaz · Cyclok · Crayk · Diabolical Cubus Sisters · Dongorongo · Gleeok · Eox · Bellum · Ghost Ship · Bellumbeck|
|Bannan Island · Cannon Island · Goron Island · Harrow Island · Isle of Ember · Isle of Frost · Isle of Gust · Isle of Ruins · Isle of the Dead · Mercay Island · Molida Island · Zauz's Island|
—Full list of locations
|Temple of Fire · Temple of Wind · Temple of Courage · Ghost Ship · Goron Temple · Temple of Ice · Mutoh's Temple · Temple of the Ocean King|
|Oshus's Sword · Wooden Shield · Boomerang · Bombs · Bow · Bombchus · Grappling Hook · Hammer · Phantom Sword · Shovel · Fishing Rod|
|Leaf · Neri · Ciela · Pure Metals · Phantom Hourglass · Spirit Gem|
|Anouki · Deity · Fairy · Gerudo · Goron · Human · Hylian · Yook|
|Anjean · Byrne · Chancellor Cole · Link · Malladus · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Stagnox · Fraaz · Phytops · Cragma · Byrne · Skeldritch · Demon Train · Chancellor Cole · Malladus|
| Fire Realm · Forest Realm · Ocean Realm · Sand Realm · Snow Realm|
—Full list of locations
|Forest Temple · Snow Temple · Ocean Temple · Fire Temple · Sand Temple · Tower of Spirits|
|Lokomo Sword · Rail Map · Recruit's Sword · Recruit Uniform · Spirit Flute · Spirit Tracks · Spirit Train · Stamp Book · Tears of Light|
|Boomerang · Whip · Whirlwind · Bow · Sand Wand · Bow of Light|
|Anouki · Demon · Goron · Hylian · Lokomo|