Heart Containers, when collected, raises Link's maximum heart total by one. Heart Containers have been appearing since the first Zelda game and have been Link's faithful companion for a long time. After killing a boss of a dungeon you will be rewarded with a Heart Container.
Pieces of Heart
- Main article: Piece of Heart
If you collect 4 heart pieces (5 in Twilight Princess) it will create a heart container. Pieces of Hearts can be found by completing side quests, mini games, and finding them in various dungeons and overworld areas.