Red Potion

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"The Red Medicine will only give a boost to Link's Heart Meter."

Red Potion is a recurring Potion in The Legend of Zelda series. It has the ability of healing Link's hearts. Usually it must be held in a Bottle and can be found in Potion Shops.

The Legend of Zelda

Main article: 2nd Potion
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The Red Potion is known as the 2nd Potion in The Legend of Zelda. It can be obtained by giving the Letter from the Old Man to the Old Woman who sells potions. Link can then buy it for 68 Rupees. The Red Potion heals all Link's hearts and can be used twice. After it is used once, it turns into blue Life Potion that heals all his hearts but only can be used once. When Link uses all the potion up, the Bottle disappears.

A Link to the Past


The Red Potion restores all of Link's hearts in A Link to the Past. It can be bought at the Magic Shop for 120 Rupees.

Ocarina of Time

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In Ocarina of Time, Red Potion can be bought from potion shops and various Business Scrubs found throughout Hyrule. Business Scrubs usually sell it for a higher price. A bottleful heals all of Link's health and has one use.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Red Potion can be bought from Kotake in the Magic Hags' Potion Shop, the Trading Post, the Zora Shop, and the Goron Shop. Kotake will give Link a free bottle of Red Potion to heal the injured Koume in the Woods of Mystery. The Red Potion can be given to Shiro, and in return he will give Link the Stone Mask. Additionally, Red Potion can be used to cure the curse that Blue Bubbles put on Link. Otherwise, Red Potion has the same effect as in Ocarina of Time.

The Wind Waker

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The Red Potion must be made with Chu Jelly in The Wind Waker. Link can take jelly from a Red ChuChu to the Chu Jelly Juice Shop on Windfall Island to make it. It restores all of his hearts.

The Minish Cap

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The Red Potion can be bought from Syrup in Minish Woods for 150 rupees. However, the Red Potion must be unlocked first before it can be purchased. To unlock this, Link must fuse Kinstones with the Forest Picori in South Hyrule Field. The Red Potion will fill all of Link's hearts, unlike the Blue Potion, which only fills eight.

Twilight Princess

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Unlike in previous games, the Red Potion in Twilight Princess only restores eight hearts instead of all of them. It can be bought and held in a bottle. A similar item is Chu Jelly, which also restores eight hearts but is instead found from Chus.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks


In both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, the Red Potion only restores six hearts. Like all potions in those games, it does not need to be held in a bottle. It can be purchased from various shops across the world, such as from Beedle.

A Link Between Worlds

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The Red Potion can be bought from Witch's House for 50 rupees once Link obtains a Bottle. The potion will restore eight hearts when used.