Sunken Treasure

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For the Side Quest in Breath of the Wild, see Sunken Treasure (Side Quest).

Sunken Treasures are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]

Location and Uses

The Wind Waker

Sunken Treasures are contained in Sunken Chests on the Great Sea floor. Link can use the Grappling Hook near a Ring of Light to haul up a Sunken Treasure while aboard the King of Red Lions.[4][5]

Common Sunken Treasures can be found using the Light Ring Chart. These Sunken Chests contain Red Rupees and Purple Rupees. They respawn every full moon.[verification needed]

Unique, non-respawning Sunken Treasures can be found by using Charts (namely Treasure Charts and Triforce Charts) or by killing Big Octos. There are 54 such Sunken Treasures in total.[note 1]

Phantom Hourglass

Main article: Treasure Map

After completing the Temple of Wind, Link buys the Salvage Arm from Eddo to retrieve the Sun Key from the ocean floor. Afterwards, Link can pull up Sunken Treasures after defeating Pirate Ships.[clarification needed]

31 unique Sunken Treasures are found via Treasure Maps:

Breath of the Wild

During the "Sunken Treasure" Side Quest, Link pulls up four Treasure Chests from the Necluda Sea using Magnesis. The Treasure Chests contain a Sapphire, a Thunderblade, and two Topazes.


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  1. In The Wind Waker HD, 5 Triforce Charts were removed—the corresponding Triforce Shards are found directly in the Treasure Chests which previously contained the Triforce Charts. 5 regular Treasure Charts were added to the game, keeping the total count of Sunken Treasures at 54. The HD-exclusive Treasure Chart 46 leads to a Piece of Heart that was previously located in a Treasure Chest at the bottom of the Savage Labyrinth. In The Wind Waker HD this Treasure Chest contains the Hero's Charm instead.


  1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD PRIMA Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 265
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass—Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 334
  3. "The retired fisherman Rozel lives a quiet life, spending each day simply staring at the sea.

    He shared a legend of a sunken treasure:

    "The treasure sleeps in the center of the golden triangle."

    You should check it out.
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "After that, all you need to do is use the same thing we use to haul up treasure: one of those Grappling Hooks that the Rito tribesfolk of Dragon Roost Island use." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker)
  5. "Then, you just use your Grappling Hook while in your boat to haul up treasure!" — Salvage Corp. (The Wind Waker)