Artwork of the Secret Medicine from the original version of Link's Awakening
The Secret Medicine is a Potion from Link's Awakening.
Secret Medicine can be purchased from Crazy Tracy in her spa or, in Link's Awakening DX and the Nintendo Switch remake, occasionally found in treasure chests. The price varies between 28 Rupees and 42 Rupees, depending on whether a hidden counter of the monsters defeated by Link is even or odd respectively. On every 8th purchase she gives Link a 7 Rupee discount.) After Link purchases it, she helps him apply it and also refills his hearts as a bonus.
The Secret Medicine works in a similar manner to Fairies from other games. When Link dies, it automatically brings him back to life and restores his hearts. However, Link can only carry one dose of the Secret Medicine at a time, or Crazy Tracy refuses to sell it to him.
In the Nintendo Switch remake of the game, the medicine is depicted as a petroleum jelly-like substance in a pot, rather than the red liquid in a distinctive round-bottomed vial seen in sprites and art from the original Game Boy and Link's Awakening DX versions. In this version, if he finds Secret Medicine in a chest while he already has some on, he will put it back for later retrieval.
Secret Medicine Sprite from Link's Awakening DX
Secret Medicine icon from Link's Awakening (Switch)
- ↑ "Hi there, big guy! I'm Crazy Tracy! I've got a little secret for sale that'll pump you up!" — Crazy Tracy, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Will you give me 28 Rupees for my secret? Give Don't" — Crazy Tracy, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "How about it? 42 Rupees for my little secret... Give Don't" — Crazy Tracy, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "...You're so cute! I'll give you a 7 Rupee discount!" — Crazy Tracy, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "All right, come here and I'll rub it on you! ...There... I've applied my own secret medicine! It will take effect when you lose all heart! Drop by again, big guy!" — Crazy Tracy, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "... ... ... ... But I won't sell it to you!" — Crazy Tracy, Link's Awakening.