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Rupees are the unit of currency within most of The Legend of 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.

Due to their use by Great Fairies in some of the games (like Breath of the Wild), it's assumed that Rupees may have magical properties aside from their monetary use, though these are seldom explored in said games.


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 The Legend of Zelda game to date. Rupees' values are generally denoted by their color, but also can vary by size as well.

Game Rupee Value
Green Blue Red Purple Orange Silver Gold Other
The Legend of Zelda 5 1
A Link to the Past 1 5 20
Link's Awakening 5[Note 1] 1 30
BS The Legend of Zelda 5 1
Ocarina of Time 1 5 20 50 5[Note 2] 200
Majora's Mask 1 5 20 50 200 100
Oracle Series 1, 5, 10, or 20
1 (Small)
20 or 30
5 (Small)
100 (Big)
10 (Small)
200 (Big)
1, 5, or 20
Four Swords 1
50 (Big)
100 (Big)
200 (Big)
Rupoor (Black)[Note 3]
Rupee Shards[Note 4]
The Wind Waker 1 5 20 50 100 200 Yellow Rupee — 10 Rupees
The Minish Cap 1
50 (Big)
100 (Big)
200 (Big)
Twilight Princess 1 5 20 50 100 200 Yellow Rupee — 10 Rupees
Phantom Hourglass 1
100 (Big)
5 20
200 (Big)
300 (Big) Small Rupoor — -10 Rupees
Big Rupoor — -50 Rupees
Spirit Tracks 1
100 (Big)
5 20
200 (Big)
300 (Big)
Skyward Sword 1 5 20 100 300 Rupoor — -10 Rupees
A Link Between Worlds 1 5 20 50 100 300
Breath of the Wild[Note 5] 1 5 20 50 100 300
  1. Only found in the Color Dungeon.
  2. Found in certain rooms for puzzles.
  3. Removes a random amount of Rupees from the team's wallet.
  4. Worthless by themselves; four Rupee Shards make a gem worth 500 Rupees.
  5. No in-game limits to the amount of Rupees Link can gain


  • 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.