Magical Key

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The Magical Key is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] It allows Link to unlock any Locked Door.[2] Unlike a normal Key, it is reusable, meaning that regular Keys are rendered useless once obtained.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, the Magical Key can be found in Level 8. It is golden and has a bow shaped like the head of a lion. Once obtained, the Key count is replaced with the letter "A",[3] which stands for "almighty."[4]

The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, the Magical Key is found after using the Spell at the edge of Hidden Kasuto.[5] It is also gold-colored, but the lead shape resembles a coat of arms.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, The Magical Key appears as Ganondorf's 8-Bit Weapon for the Great Swords.


  • In the original Japanese release of the first game, one of the old men in Level-8 tells Link to search for the Magical Key within the dungeon.[6] However, the Western releases changed this line to a vague reference in exploiting enemy spoils.[7]


Names in Other Regions
マジカルキー (Majikaru Kī) (TLoZ | TAoL)[10][11]Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
魔法钥匙 (Mó fǎ yào shí) (TLoZ | TAoL)[13]Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Magische Sleutel (TLoZ)[12]Same as English.
The French Republic
Clef magique (TLoZ)[12]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
  • Chiave magica (TLoZ)[8]
  • Chiave Magica (TAoL)[9]
  • Same as English.
  • Magic Key
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  1. Art & Artifacts, Dark Horse Books, pg. 383 (TLoZ) & 386 (TAoL)
  2. "A magical key that can open several of the locked doors." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
  3. "Once he's got this magical key, "A" will be displayed showing he's unstoppable!" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22)
  4. "When you have it, the display will show an "A" (for "Almighty")." (The Legend of Zelda manual, [which page?])
  5. "THERE IS A SECRET AT EDGE OF TOWN." — Old Woman (The Adventure of Link)
  6. "Search for the Lion Key." — Old Man (The Legend of Zelda)
  7. "10TH ENEMY HAS THE BOMB." — Old Man (The Legend of Zelda)
  8. The Legend of Zelda manual, Virtual Console version, Italian localization, pg. 6
  9. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 131
  10. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 21
  11. The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 49
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  13. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 130