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Apples are recurring Items and Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][name references needed]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, Apples are a health-restoring item that can only be obtained by dashing into Trees with the Pegasus Shoes. Apples are also the answer to one of the Lumberjack's riddles in A Link to the Past & Four Swords.

Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch

In Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Apples are found growing on certain Trees scattered on the Overworld of Koholint Island. Link can perform a Dash Attack into these Trees to make them fall on the ground. He can then pick them up and eat them to restore some Hearts.[how many?]

Ocarina of Time

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Apples are found in the stalls of Hyrule Castle Town's South Road. However, Link cannot actually obtain or use them.

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Apples can recover one Heart. They can also be stored in Bottles by catching them with the Net. Next to Link's House, an Apple tree grows Apples with every StreetPass encounter, starting with three and reaching a maximum of 20.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry
162 (167) Apple
A common fruit found on trees all around Hyrule. Eat it fresh, or cook it to increase its effect.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
East Necluda
Hearts Recovered
Cooking Effects

In Breath of the Wild, Apples are Materials that can be used in Cooking Food. This red fruit can be found growing on various trees throughout Hyrule.[2] They're also sold by the General Shoppe and the travelling Merchant Gartan near Gerudo Town. Regular Hinoxes also drop Apples when defeated.

Apples can be eaten fresh to heal half of a Heart. They can also be made into Baked Apples by exposing them to Fire,[2] which heal three-quarters of a Heart.[4][5] At the Kochi Dye Shop, Apples can be used to create Red Dye.

During the Side Quest "Riddles of Hyrule", Walton will ask Link to bring him something small, red, round, and sweet.[6] If Link drops an Apple on the leaf in front of Walton, he will cheer before moving on to the next riddle.[7]

Apples are either required or an option when Cooking the following meals:

Meal Ingredients

Apple Pie
Cane Sugar
Goat Butter
Tabantha Wheat

Honeyed Apple
Courser Bee Honey

Hot Buttered Apple
Goat Butter

Apple or Wildberry
Any Fruit
Cane Sugar
Tabantha Wheat

Fruit and Mushroom Mix
Any Fruit
Any Mushroom

Simmered Fruit
Any Fruit

Copious Simmered Fruit
Any 4 Different Fruit

Steamed Fruit
Any Fruit
Any Vegetable, Herb, or Flower

Tears of the Kingdom

Apples can be found growing on Trees throughout Hyrule as well as near supply stations like those used by the Yiga Clan in the Depths. A special variety of Apples known as Golden Apples may also appear on Trees.

Other Appearances

My Nintendo Picross: Twilight Princess

The fifth puzzle in the How to Play Picross series depicts an Apple.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, apples do not appear physically. However, there is the icon of an apple, which can be used to heal several hearts. Although the character can only hold three apples at first, as the character progresses, he will be able to hold 4 apples. There are also baked apples, which can be obtained after burning the character. For example, if the character gets burned by a Bomb Barrel, the apples will become baked, and heal more hearts.


Names in Other Regions
リンゴ (Ringo) (ALttP | ALBW | BotW | TotK)[8][9]Apple
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
蘋果 (Píngguǒ) (BotW | TotK) 
The People's Republic of China
苹果 (Píngguǒ) (BotW | TotK)[12][13]Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Appel (BotW | TotK)[10][11]Same as English.
Pomme (TotK) 
The French Republic
Pomme (BotW | TotK)Apple
The Federal Republic of Germany
Apfel (BotW | TotK) 
The Italian Republic
Mela (BotW | TotK) 
The Republic of Korea
사과 (Sagwa) (BotW | TotK) 
The Russian Federation
Яблоко (Yabloko) (BotW) 
Latin America
Manzana (BotW | TotK)[14]Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
Manzana (TotK) 
This table was generated using translation pages.
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 116 (ALttP | ALBW)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Apple
    A common fruit found on trees all around Hyrule. Eat it fresh, or cook it to increase its effect.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Apple
    A common fruit eaten by people since ancient times. Eat it fresh, or cook it to increase its effect.
    " — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Baked Apple
    Direct heat has softened and sweetened this apple. Eat it to restore three quarters of a heart.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Simple foods such as apples are fine to eat raw, but roasting them on a fire makes them tastier and more nutritious." — Old Man (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Small, red, round, and sweet! Bring me one of this simple treat!" — Walton (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Apple! It's an apple! That's it! THAT'S IT! You got it!" — Walton (Breath of the Wild)
  8. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 17
  9. "リンゴ
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. "Apple" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Appel" — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  12. "苹果" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "苹果" — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom, Simplified Chinese localization)
  14. "Manzana" — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)