Wooden Box

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Wooden Boxes,(SS | BotW)[1][2][name references needed] also known as Crates,(MM)[3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. Wooden Boxes go unnamed in Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, The Minish Cap, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword HD and Cadence of Hyrule.

Location and Uses

A crate is a hollow box that often comes in two sizes. Link can lift and throw the smaller variety in order to bust it open, but he must roll into or set an explosive by the larger variant to achieve the same effect. In Breath of the Wild, Link can also set the crates on fire to release the contents, but doing so will cause any food materials to become roasted. Link can climb atop the larger boxes without breaking them to gain a broader view of the surrounding area or to gain extra height in a jump. The larger crates also come in an indestructible variety which can be pushed, allowing Link to use them to reach higher areas or to uncover hidden passages. If anything, single recovery hearts or nominal Rupees can be found inside these boxes. However, in Ocarina of Time, crates often hide Gold Skulltulas. Smaller crates, as seen in Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and The Wind Waker can also be used to activate and sustain a Switch.

Link's Awakening

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

The Wind Waker

Wooden Boxes are used throughout the Great Sea to store valuables such as Rupees. They can also be used to hide secret passages through Small Holes. Small Wooden Boxes can float on top of water, which allows them to be used as miniature platforms in the Tower of the Gods.

The Minish Cap

Twilight Princess

Skyward Sword

Breath of the Wild

Tears of the Kingdom

Wooden Boxes can be Fused with Shields.

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Wooden Boxes can be found inside Houses, Hyrule Castle and the Temple of Brainstorms, and by extension, in Puzzle Mode. The Wooden Boxes in Hyrule Castle bear a depiction of the Triforce on the front of them. Wooden Boxes can be pushed around by the heroes, and can be picked up and thrown with the Power Glove, dealing two Hearts of damage to Enemies. The heroes can jump down onto Boxes but cannot leap up onto them from a lower layer. Sometimes, mazes of Wooden Boxes can be found leading to certain Items. A maze in the Windmill Hut leads to a purple Treasure Chest containing the Hookshot, and another in the southeastern House in Deku Village leads to a purple Chest containing three Diamonds.


Names in Other Regions
ハコ (Hako) (OoT)[4]Box
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  • In Majora's Mask and The Wind Waker, crates sometimes hide secret passages.


See Also


  1. "Breaking the Wooden Boxes" — Sheikah Stone (Skyward Sword)
  2. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 345
  3. "If you run out of arrows, you can rustle up some more from the crate near the house or from nearby grass and stuff too. Feel free to stock up!" — Romani (Majora's Mask 3D)
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 11