Secret Seashell

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Secret Seashell
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Artwork of the Secret Seashell from Link's Awakening (Game Boy)




Collect for rewards from Seashell Mansion


Secret Seashells are items found in Link's Awakening (Game Boy), its Game Boy Color remaster Link's Awakening DX and its Nintendo Switch remake that Link must collect to obtain the Koholint Sword.

Link's Awakening (Game Boy) & Link's Awakening DX

Main article: Link's Awakening Secret Seashells (Game Boy)

There are 26 Secret Seashells on Koholint Island, but only 20 are required to collect the L-2 Sword from Seashell Mansion. Bonus seashells are given there after collecting five shells and ten shells respectively, but only if Link goes there when he has precisely the right number - i.e., once Link has collected six seashells, he can no longer get the bonus seashell for collecting five. If Link collects the sword, any remaining seashells will disappear.

Secret Seashells can be found hidden all over Koholint. They are often found in chests, in grass cut down with the sword, under rocks lifted with the Power Bracelet, or recovered from the group with the shovel. Some have more unique methods of obtaining them, such as knocking them down from a tree with the Pegasus Boots, or receiving them as gifts in the Seashell Mansion. For a full list of locations, see Link's Awakening Secret Seashells (Game Boy).


Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch)

Main article: Link's Awakening Secret Seashells

There are 50 Secret Seashells on Koholint Island, of which 40 are required to collect the Koholint Sword from the Seashell Mansion. After collecting 15, Link can collect the Seashell Sensor from the Mansion, which pings if Link is close to a Secret Seashell.

The full list of obtainable rewards is: