Throughout Hyrule, there are merchants who sell Life Potion, or Medicine. There are three types of Medicine. The Red Medicine will boost Link's Life Meter. The Green Medicine will boost Link's Magic Meter. Finally, the Blue Medicine will boost both the Life and Magic Meters."
Potions are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series. There are many different kinds and have all sorts effects on Link, usually restorative. Typically, they are consumed by drinking. In most games, these Potions must be held in a Bottle.
- 1 Recurring Potions
- 2 Unique Potions
- 2.1 The Legend of Zelda
- 2.2 Link's Awakening
- 2.3 Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask
- 2.4 The Wind Waker
- 2.5 Twilight Princess
- 2.6 Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks
- 2.7 Skyward Sword
The Potions appear in multiple The Legend of Zelda games. They can be bought from stores for Rupees. Sometimes a skilled brewer will 'craft' them out of materials Link finds. Potions are very useful and can save Link from some pretty nasty situations. Very rarely, there will be a way to obtain free Potions, usually after completing some sort of side quest.
- Main article: Red Potion
The Red Potion is a very common Potion in the Zelda games and can restore Link's hearts. However, the amount varies between six hearts to all of Link's hearts depending in the game.
- Main article: Green Potion
- Main article: Blue Potion
This amazing stuff fully restores both Link's magic and hearts.
- Main article: Milk
While not a Potion by definition, it is extremely similar and its effect is comparable to one. There are many different forms of Milk, such as Lon Lon Milk. It is normally found on ranches or bought in shops. Most types restore three hearts and contain two servings. Chateau Romani, however, instead prevents Link's Magic Meter from depleting.
These are Potions that are unique to two or fewer games in the series.
The Legend of Zelda
Water of Life
- Main article: Water of Life
Also known as the Life Potion, this can be purchased for 40 Rupees. It restores all of Link's hearts.
- Main article: 2nd Potion
Also known as the Red Medicine, the 2nd Potion is bought for 68 Rupees. Its effect is identical to the Water of Life, but it has two servings. After the first serving is used, it turns into the blue Water of Life.
- Main article: Secret Medicine
Normal Potions do not appear in Link's Awakening because there are no bottles. However, Link can purchase the Secret Medicine from Crazy Tracy. It will automatically restore Link's hearts if he dies.
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask
- Main article: Poe
The Wind Waker
- Main article: Elixir Soup
In The Wind Waker, after Link returns to Outset Island, he will find that Grandma has fallen ill with worry. Releasing a Fairy while standing next to her will revive her. Upon seeing Link, she'll be so happy that she'll cook up his favorite soup; the Elixir Soup, which fully heals Link's hearts, as well as doubles his attack power until he is hit. On top of all that, she stuffed the bottle so full that there is two servings of it in one bottle. Link can then obtain Elixir Soup anytime after he heals her just by talking to her with an empty bottle, as long as he doesn't already have a bottle with some of her soup in it.
Great Fairy's Tears
- Main article: Great Fairy's Tears
In Twilight Princess, Link can obtain Great Fairy's Tears as a reward for various side quests. It has similar effects to the Elixir Soup in The Wind Waker: fully healing Link and doubling attack power for a short while. However, there is only one serving available in each bottle, rather than two.
Great Fairy's Tears are rather rare. One way to obtain it is by collecting twenty Poe Souls for Jovani. However, if Link manages to beat the entire Cave of Ordeals in the Gerudo Desert, he will be able to go to any of the Spirit's Springs and talk to the Great Fairy there to refill a bottle with it. She will only give it to Link if he has an empty bottle and no other bottles full of the tears.
- Main article: Chu Jelly
Chu Jelly is found by defeating Chus of a certain color. Red Chu Jelly has an effect identical to the Red Potion, and Rare Chu Jelly has an effect like that of the Great Fairy's Tears. Purple Chu Jelly has a random effect like Poes.
Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks
In the two Nintendo DS titles, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, Potions function differently than usual. They do not need to be kept in an empty bottle. Red Potions are present and restore six hearts, but there are also two new types.
- Main article: Purple Potion
The Purple Potion will automatically kick in to save Link from death when all of his hearts are depleted, similar to Fairies. It will restore eight hearts. It can also be consumed anywhere within battle to immediately restore hearts.
- Main article: Yellow Potion
Yellow Potions restore all of Link's hearts. However, they are very rare and difficult to find in shops. It is also possible to find them in Treasure Chests.
- Main article: Heart Potion
The effect of the Heart Potion is similar to the Red Potion. It restores eight of Link's hearts.
- Main article: Stamina Potion
The Stamina Potion temporarily slows the depletion of Link's Stamina Gauge.
- Main article: Air Potion
The Air Potion temporarily slows the depletion of Link's Oxygen Gauge underwater.
- Main article: Guardian Potion
This will temporarily reduce the amount of damage Link takes.
- Main article: Revitalizing Potion
This restores four hearts and repairs Link's shield.