Link holding a bottle of Spring Water from Majora's Mask
|First appearance||The Adventure of Link (1988)|
|Appearances||The Adventure of Link|
The Wind Waker
The Minish Cap
|Found||Sources of water|
Water, also known as Spring Water, is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. It can usually be collected by means of an empty bottle. Water generally serves the purpose of watering particular plants, but several special types of water with unique properties exist.
Water from a fountain in the Town of Nabooru can be given to a thirsty woman found nearby; once Link has done so, the woman will allow him to enter the house of the Wise Man who teaches Link the Fire Spell.
Spring Water can be obtained by swinging an empty bottle when submerged in bodies of fresh spring water, mostly found in the Woodfall region, with another appearing in the Secret Shrine. Hot Spring Water can also be found on the mountains of Snowhead, and will cool to become regular spring water after a set time. Bottled Spring Water can be poured on Magic Beans planted in patches of Soft Soil, causing them to fully grow, allowing Link to use them as levitating platforms to reach previously inaccessible areas. Spring Water can be sold at the Curiosity Shop for 20 Rupees.
When Link first gets the bottle from Medli on Dragon Roost Island, he has to use water to water a dried Bomb Flower. There are pots that contain water, known as Water Pots. A special kind of water, Forest Water, can be found inside Forest Haven. After the water leaves the Forest Haven, Link has twenty minutes before it turns into regular water. During this time limit, the water in the bottle never runs out. As part of a side quest, the water can be bottled and taken to the wilting trees scattered across the Great Sea. Unless every wilted Deku Sprout is watered within the time limit, they will all return to their withered state. Once the water has reverted to regular water, it can be poured out like normal water, thus emptying the bottle. This special water is the source of many glitches.
Water can be collected and poured on the Crenel Beans in the Mount Crenel area, making them grow into vines Link can climb to reach higher ground. Water can also be used to put out the flames inside the fireplaces of homes in Hyrule Town, thus allowing Link to reach these areas while miniaturized.
A special kind of water, Mt. Crenel Mineral Water, can be found at a green-colored pond at Mount Crenel's Base. This piping-hot spring water is required to make certain green-colored sprouts grow and allow Link access to Mount Crenel itself, to reach the Cave of Flames.
Water is not as useful as in previous incarnations. When poured onto a small enough fire it will go out, and it can be used to water Ordon Pumpkins and make them grow. A special type of water, Hot Spring Water, can be purchased from the Goron in southern Hyrule Castle Town, the Goron Hot Spring on Death Mountain, or above the Elde Inn in Kakariko Village, which can be used like a potion, except it cools quickly and turns into regular water. It should also be noted that the icy water of Snowpeak causes Link to suffer half a heart of damage and return to the entrance if he should ever fall into it, similar to falling into a bottomless pit; this damage is magnified to ten hearts if he is wearing the Zora Armor.
Water is used to extinguish the fire gates in the Volcano Summit. There is also Sacred Water that must be poured into the Water Dragon's Basin to heal Faron. Under the Ancient Cistern is polluted water that damages and jinxes Link if he falls into it. In the Silent Realms is a special type of water known as Waking Water: if Link touches it, the Guardians will immediately awaken, regardless of how much time remains on the Spirit Vessel. Most enemies will die instantly if Link knocks them into water.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|North Castle · Mountain Town of Darunia · Kasuto · Harbor Town of Mido · Hidden Town of Kasuto · Town of Nabooru · Town of Rauru · Town of Ruto · Water Town of Saria|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|
| 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|