Street Merchant

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The Street Merchant is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2] In all of his appearances, he is a merchant who sells wares on the streets of a town, most commonly Kakariko Village.

Biography

A Link to the Past

The Street Merchant sits on a carpet directly west of the Weathercock in Kakariko Village. Link can buy a Bottle from him for 100 Rupees.[3]

If Link brings him a Fish from the Great Swamp, the Street Merchant will give him 21 Rupees, 10 Arrows, 8 Bombs and a Magical Decanter in exchange for it.[4] If Link brings him a Golden Bee, he will buy it for 100 Rupees.[5]

A Link Between Worlds

The Street Merchant appears in Kakariko Village in A Link Between Worlds, vending a Bottle and Hearts after Yuga seals Seres within a Painting. When Link first meets him, the Street Merchant tells him that he should be prepared for the troubling times.[6] After the Shady Guy has stolen the Smooth Gem from Oren and pawns it to the Street Merchant,[7] he will sell it for 200 Rupees.[8] If Link tries to purchase a Heart from the Street Merchant with full health, he will refuse to sell it to the young hero in order to save on Hearts.[9]

Prices and Wares

After Link meets Ravio
Item Description Price

Bottle
A container that can hold many things. You'll need one to buy potions.
100 Rupees

Heart
Restores one heart. Perfect for a little pick-me-up!

Smooth Gem
 
200 Rupees

Tri Force Heroes

The Street Merchant's stall with several available Materials

In Tri Force Heroes, the Street Merchant appears in the town of Hytopia, selling Materials at a stall across from Madame Couture's. He opens up shop after the Links have completed three Levels of the Drablands. The Materials he sells are typically very expensive, but his selection often includes rare Materials that are otherwise hard to come by. One Material, the Frilly Fabric, is exclusive to his shop.[10] The Street Merchant will restock every day, in real-time. The Street Merchant remarks that Link seems familiar, implying that he may be the same Street Merchant from Hyrule.[11]

The Street Merchant's stall ordinarily has five Materials for sale, including the Frilly Fabric. This selection is reduced to only three Materials if Link does not have SpotPass functionality enabled.[12]

Aside from selling Materials, the Street Merchant can also buy Materials from Link for one-fifth their cost. He will only buy Materials if Link speaks with him directly, by breaking the Jar to the right side of him. If the Street Merchant sees either the blue bird or the black ghost around town, he will buy Link's Materials at twice the price.[13] The Street Merchant will not purchase the Lady's Glasses, Collar, and Parasol from Link, as he finds items belonging to Lady Maud creepy.[14]

The Street Merchant also has a blue tent next to his stall. It is too dark to see inside, requiring Link to wear the Light Armor to take a look. Volume 7 of the Drablands Diary can be found inside the tent.

In the 2.0.0 update, the Street Merchant will begin to sell Friendly Tokens after the curse is lifted from Princess Styla.[15] He advises Link not to tell the Faux Hero of this, as the child gets on his nerves.[16]

In the 2.1.0 update, Link can present Hero Points to the Street Merchant for free Materials,[17] which are earned by completing Levels that Link did not initially vote for over multiplayer. The kind of Materials the Street Merchant will give will be the kind that Link still needs to complete unfinished Outfits. Through this, it is possible to receive the exclusive, gold-ranked Materials normally only received from King Tuft or the Coliseum. Friendly Tokens are not earned through this way. Once Link has obtained all Materials necessary to craft the remaining Outfits (excluding those requiring Friendly Tokens), the Street Merchant will no longer give free Materials.

Prices and Wares

Material Purchase Price Sell Price
Special Materials

Freebie
50 Rupees

Frilly Fabric
3000 Rupees 600 Rupees

Friendly Token
2000 Rupees 400 Rupees
Bronze Materials

Blob Jelly
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Armos Spirit
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Tektite Shell
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Fresh Kelp
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Zora Scale
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Hytopian Silk
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Goron Ore
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Monster Guts
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Demon Fossil
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Fluffy Fuzz
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Tiny Snowflake
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Serpent Fangs
250 Rupees 50 Rupees

Stiff Puff
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Silver Thread
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Royal Ring
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Palm Cone
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Vintage Linen
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Ancient Fin
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Carrumpkin
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Mystery Extract
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Spider Silk Lace
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Cucco Feathers
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Carmine Pearl
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Sky Dragon Tail
500 Rupees 100 Rupees
Silver Materials

Sweet Shroom
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Blin Bling
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Gohma's Eye
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Aqua Crown
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Octorok Sucker
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Fairy Dust
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Rugged Horn
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Kodongo Tail
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Keese Wing
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Crimson Shell
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Freezard Water
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Chill Stone
500 Rupees 100 Rupees

Antique Coin
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Fancy Fabric
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Exquisite Lace
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Gibdo Bandage
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Stal Skull
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Sandy Ribbon
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Poe Soul
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Twisted Twig
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Lava Drop
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Pretty Plume
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Mock Fairy
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Aurora Stone
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees
Gold Materials

Mystery Jade
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Supple Leaf
600 Rupees

Rainbow Coral
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Thornberry
600 Rupees

Star Fragment
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Divine Whiskers
600 Rupees

Ice Rose
1000 Rupees 200 Rupees

Beastie Patch
600 Rupees

Vibrant Brooch
2000 Rupees 400 Rupees

Brittle Papyrus
600 Rupees

Crystal Skull
2000 Rupees 400 Rupees

Golden Insect
600 Rupees

Sanctuary Mask
2000 Rupees 400 Rupees

Gold Dust
600 Rupees

Steel Mask
2000 Rupees 400 Rupees

Fabled Butterfly
600 Rupees

Trivia

  • In Tri Force Heroes, even after the game is completed and Princess Styla's curse is lifted, the Street Merchant will still randomly claim to have seen the black ghost, and buy Link's Materials at twice their normal price.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • 露天商 (Rotenshō) (ALttP | TFH)[22][23]
  • ろてんしょう (Rotenshō) (TFH)[24]
  • Street Vendor
  •  
Canada
FrenchCA
Vendeur de rue (ALBW | TFH)[31] 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
  • Vendeur de Rue (ALttP)[26]
  • Vendeur de rue (ALBW | TFH)[27]
  • Street Merchant
  •  
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
  • Straβenhändler (ALttP)
  • Fahrender Händler (ALBW)
  • Fahrenden Händler (TFH)[25]
  •  
  •  
  •  
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Venditore ambulante (ALttP | ALBW)[20][21]
  • Mercante di bottiglie (ALttP)[19]
  • Venditore errante (TFH)[18]
  • Traveling salesman
  • Bottle seller
  •  
The Republic of Korea
Korean
노점상 (Nojeomsang) (TFH)[28]Street Vendor
Latin America
SpanishLA
  • Vendedor ambulante (ALBW)
  • Mercader (TFH)[29]
  • Mercadé (TFH)[30]
  •  
  •  
  •  
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
  • Vendedor ambulante (ALBW)
  • Mercader (TFH)
  •  
  •  
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References

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes—Official Guide, Prima Games, pg. 8
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 228,(ALttP) 300,(ALBW) 305 (TFH)
  3. "You, sir! Have you been going through life without one of my hold-anything bottles? Well step right up and make your life complete! I've got one on sale now for the low, low price of 100 Rupees! What do you say? Interested?" — Street Merchant (A Link to the Past)
  4. "Hey! They say eating fish makes you smart. You have to give me this fish for this stuff, OK? Done!" — Street Merchant (A Link to the Past)
  5. "Wow! I've never seen such a rare bug! I'll buy it for 100 Rupees, OK? Done!" — Street Merchant (A Link to the Past)
  6. "I've heard talk of some awful events over at the castle. In times of trouble, it's important to be prepared. Oh, a customer! Don't be shy. Come on over." — Street Merchant (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. "Good news! I have some new stock that may interest you. Please come take a look. Have you seen this rare stone? Smoother than silk! Go on! Feel it! Just touching such a treasure will make your skin happy all over!" — Street Merchant (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. "Ah, yes! A gemstone of remarkable quality. Smooth as silk! And for you? Only 200 Rupees! Interested, my friend?" — Street Merchant (A Link Between Worlds)
  9. "But you don't have a scratch on you! I think I'll save these precious hearts for someone who needs them." — Street Merchant (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. "Ah, the Frilly Fabric. You've got a good eye. That's a rare material that can only be found here." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  11. "I feel like I've seen you somewhere before..." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  12. "Oh, that shelf's only for our preferred SpotPass customers. If you switch SpotPass on, I'll send those materials your way too." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  13. "I swear I just saw that black ghost everyone's talkin' about... I'm in a good mood today, so I'll buy your stuff at twice the price. Whacha wanna sell?" — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  14. "Bah! The Lady's Glasses! Witch materials gives me the creeps! You're on your own there." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  15. "Whoa! You did it!! So you finally broke the princess's awful curse, did ya? Good one. This town's finally lively again, and I'm turning a fine profit. It's all thanks to you, pal. Oh, that reminds me. I've decided to finally put "those" up for sale, starting today. What are "those"? They're called... Friendly Tokens!! They're special treasures, ya know. Rare. Valuable. Ya can't find these things, even in the Drablands." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  16. "Just...do me a favor and don't tell that loud kid who hangs out in front of the castle. He gets on my nerves." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  17. "Hey, pal! The old man at the castle told me what's what. He wants me to encourage heroic folks like you. Know what I said? Sure! WHY NOT?! Could be fun. Helpin' heroes is like an act of heroism itself, doncha think? So tell ya what. Go out and collect those hero point things and I'll make it worth your while." — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  18. "Se vuoi saperne di più, parla con Mastro Guido in quell'angolo o con il venditore errante in città." — Match Master (Tri Force Heroes)
  19. L'arte di una leggenda, Magazzini Salani, pg. 388
  20. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 228
  21. "Venditore ambulante" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds, Italian localization)
  22. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., pg. 226
  23. "まぁいいや おいちゃんは さすらいの露天商" — Street Merchant (Tri Force Heroes)
  24. "ココにね『ろてんしょう』が くるんだよ!" — Mimi (Tri Force Heroes)
  25. "Wenn du mehr dazu wissen möchtest, frage den Gelehrten oben links oder den fahrenden Händler in der Stadt." — Match Master (Tri Force Heroes)
  26. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 228
  27. "Pour en savoir plus, adressez-vous au tuteur, dans le coin en haut à gauche, ou allez-voir le vendeur de rue." — Match Master (Tri Force Heroes)
  28. "이곳에 『노점상』이
    들어서는 사실 말이야!
    " — Mimi (Tri Force Heroes)
  29. "Si tienes más dudas, pregúntale al erudito, que está en esa esquina, o habla con el mercader en el pueblo." — Match Master (Tri Force Heroes)
  30. "¡Va a vení al pueblo un mercadé! Y che va a inchtalá aquí. ¡Yo lo ché! ¡Ji, ji, ji!" — Mimi (Tri Force Heroes)
  31. "Pour en savoir plus, adressez-vous au tuteur, dans le coin en haut à gauche, ou allez voir le vendeur de rue." — Match Master (Tri Force Heroes)