Business Scrub

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Business Scrub
Business Scrub from Ocarina of Time


Oracle of Seasons
1-2 Heart.png Stone Shot
Ocarina of Time
1-4 Heart.png Deku Nut





In Other Languages[show]
Language Name
Japan 日本語 アキンドナッツ
France Française Peste Marchande
Spain Español Matorral Mercader
Germany Deutsch Händler-Deku
Italy Italiana Cespuglio Affari

Business Scrubs are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They attack anybody that approaches them by spitting out a Deku Nut. It is a tendency they have and usually do not mean any harm. However, if Link deflects the nut back on to them, or defeat them in any other way, this causes them to attempt to do business with or offer advice to Link. They tend to offer items such as Deku Sticks, Arrows, Bombs, Potions, charging a little bit more than a local stores would.


Ocarina of Time


Business Scrub...
If you get close to it, it will hide in the grass...

Business Scrubs are found in dungeons and caves, where they sell Link a variety of items which are usually found at stores, but at higher prices. In Hyrule Field, just outside of Lake Hylia, a business scrub will sell Link a Piece of Heart. The only way to purchase items from Business Scrubs is to first deflect their Deku Nuts back at them with Link's shield.

Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask is the only game in which Business Scrubs do not appear as enemies in any capacity. Business Scrubs are initially found in their Deku Flowers until Link gives them what they desire. There is one Business Scrub found in South Clock Town who asks Link for a Moon's Tear. If Link gives the Business Scrub a Moon's Tear, he will give Link a Title Deed in return. Link can trade the Title Deed to other Business Scrubs and in return receive a Title Deed to trade for the subsequent Business Scrubs.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, there are two variations of Business Scrubs. One type are identical to their Oracle of Ages counterparts and immediately offers to sell Link various goods. However, there are some Business Scrubs that are similar to their Ocarina of Time variations, where Link first needs to defeat the enemy. Link can use a shield to deflect a rock back at the Business Scrub, stunning it in the process. The Business Scrub then pleads for his life and offers to sell items to Link.

Oracle of Ages

Business Scrubs appear in various places throughout Labrynna. At first glance, a Business Scrub appears as a normal bush until Link approaches it. They then pop out of the ground and offer to sell Link different items that are usually way overpriced compared to finding the item in a chest, bush, or simply purchasing it from a store. Dr. Troy of Lynna City refers to these characters as Business Scrubs.

The Minish Cap

Business Scrubs are found throughout the overworld regions of The Minish Cap and it is the very first enemy encountered in the game. Link can use the Small Shield to deflect the nut back towards the Business Scrub to defeat him. After Link defeats them, they offer him their wares. Some Business Scrubs sell Link important items like the Grip Ring, which is needed for climbing up rocky walls.

Link is able to fuse Kinstones with all the Business Scrubs that he encounters. The Business Scrub in Castor Wilds fuses a Blue Kinstone with Link, which causes thorns to be removed that are covering a tree in the Minish Woods. This leads Link to finding another Business Scrub who sells expensive Kinstones.

All the other Kinstone Fusions are Green Kinstone fusions with the rest of the Business Scrubs. However, there is one random Red Kinstone and a random Blue Kinstone fusion that Link can fuse with almost any character, including the Business Scrubs.

# Location Item Cost
1 North Hyrule Field Access to Hyrule Castle --
2 Trilby Highlands Bottle 20 Rupees
3 Mt. Crenel Base Information --
4 Mt. Crenel Base 10 Bombs 30 Rupees
5 Mt. Crenel Grip Ring 40 Rupees
6 Castor Wilds 30 Arrows 30 Rupees
7 Minish Woods Kinstone 200 Rupees
Business Scrub
Business-Scrub-Figurine.png Appears in caves, etc. Normally stay underground. They'll pop out and spit seeds at you, but if you get to know 'em, they're not so bad.