Official Art from Skyward Sword
Rupees are the unit of currency within most of the Zelda universe. It is used in: Hyrule, Koholint Island, Termina, Labrynna, Holodrum, the Great Sea, the World of the Ocean King, New Hyrule, and Skyloft.
Locations and Uses
Rupees can be found virtually anywhere. The most common ways Link can find Rupees is by breaking jars, cutting grass, and/or defeating various enemies.
After breaking a jar, something will usually pop out of it. The most common item that appears is a Rupee. Other items that can be collected include Magic Jars, Recovery Hearts, Bombs, or Arrows. It is often completely random of what appears and doesn't appear with a few exceptiions. Example: In Ocarina of Time, the Poe Shop has a jar that will only drop a red rupee.
Cutting grass will usually result in an item to appear. Rupees are the most common item to have appeared after cutting grass. Magic Jars, Recovery Hearts, bombs, and arrows can also be collected through this process.
Upon defeating an enemy, they will occasionally drop an item. This item could be almost anything. Rupees, Magic Jars, Recovery Hearts, and even Treasure are some of the most common items.
With the exceptions of The Adventure of Link and Four Swords Adventures, Rupees have appeared in every Zelda game to date. Rupees' values are generally denoted by their color, but also can vary by size as well.
- The Legend of Zelda
- A Link to the Past
- Link's Awakening
- Ocarina of Time
- Majora's Mask
- Oracle Series
- Four Swords
- The Wind Waker
- The Minish Cap
- Twilight Princess
- Phantom Hourglass
- Spirit Tracks
- Skyward Sword
- A Link Between Worlds
- Green Rupee — 1 Rupee
- Blue Rupee — 5 Rupees
- Red Rupee — 20 Rupees
- Purple Rupee — 50 Rupees
- Silver Rupee — 100 Rupees
- Gold Rupee — 300 Rupees
- Rupees are the currency in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Maldives.
- In the original The Legend of Zelda, 'Rupee' was spelled Rupy and Rupies for plural.
Orange Rupee Official Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Orange Rupee Million Publishing Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Orange Rupee Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Rupee Official Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Rupee Million Publishing Artwork from The Legend of Zelda
Blue Rupee Sprite from The Legend of Zelda
Green Rupee Sprite from A Link to the Past
Blue Rupee Sprite from A Link to the Past
Red Rupee Sprite from A Link to the Past
Yellow Rupee from The Wind Waker
Green Rupee from Twilight Princess
Green Rupee from Spirit Tracks.
Blue Rupee from Spirit Tracks.
Red Rupee from Spirit Tracks.
Big Green Rupee from Spirit Tracks.
Big Red Rupee from Spirit Tracks.
Big Gold Rupee from Spirit Tracks.
Rupee Artwork from Skyward Sword
Blue Rupee from Skyward Sword
Red Rupee from Skyward Sword
Gold Rupee from Skyward Sword
Orange Rupee from Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland