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Candle Artwork from The Adventure of Link



The Legend of Zelda
Item Shop
Level 7: The Demon
The Adventure of Link
Parapa Palace


The Legend of Zelda
Light dark rooms[1]
Damage enemies
Burn bushes
The Adventure of Link
Light dark caves

The Candle is an item in The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link. In both games, the Candle is used to light dark areas.


The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, the Candle can also be used as a weapon along with its primary use of lighting dark rooms and burning bushes. By pressing the item button when the Candle is equipped, Link shoots a flame two spaces in front of him. The flame deals the same damage as the Wooden Sword and can burn bushes which reveal secrets.

The Blue Candle, the first one obtained in the game, can be bought for 60 Rupees from a certain Item Shop, and can only be used once until Link moves to a different screen. The Red Candle, an upgraded version of the Blue Candle, can be used infinitely on one screen but one can only shoot two flames at a time. If Link has the Book of Magic, the Magical Rod shoots a beam that turns into fire[2] when it hits an enemy or a wall, essentially making the Candles useless.

The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, the Candle is used for the singular but critical task of lighting up dark caves, allowing Link to safely move through them. It is the dungeon item of Parapa Palace.



  1. "Some of the rooms inside of the labyrinths are reallyt dark. So use [the Candles] to brighten them up.", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 25
  2. "...if Link picks up the Magic Book and learns some new spells, he can chant some fiery spells and send out flames [with the Magical Rod].", The Legend of Zelda Game Manual, pg. 26