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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 usually pops 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 does not appear with a few exceptions. Example: In Ocarina of Time, the Ghost Shop has a jar that only drops a Red Rupee.


Cutting grass usually results in an item to appear. Rupees are the most common item to appear after cutting grass. Magic Jars, Recovery Hearts, bombs, and arrows can also be collected through this process.


Upon defeating an enemy, they 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 appear 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.[1][2]



  1. "RUPY" — N/A, The Legend of Zelda.
  2. "5 RUPIES" — N/A, The Legend of Zelda.