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Lots of rupees

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Rupees are, like in the previous games, the money in Hyrule. Hidden in bushes, grass or pots, left by enemies, found in chests, or given by people, they will be useful to buy equipment for example.
A green rupee is worth 1 rupee, a blue one 5 rupees, a red one 20 rupees and a silver rupee 100 rupees!
Here are the places where you can find rupees worth 50 rupees or more:

Hyrule

Kakariko village

  • rupees at Kakariko Village100 - Get to the Fortune's choice located in the east part. Pay 50 rupees and, with a bit of luck (1 out of 2), you win a silver rupee.
  • 50 - Each time you bring a bee to Mr Bee Man in Kakariko Village, he gives you 50 rupees, more information here
  • 300 - Each time you bring a Golden Bee to Mr Bee Man in Kakarikoo Village, he gives you 300 rupees EXCEPT for the first time. - Thanks to Loreilei!
  • 100 - [After completing the Eastern Palace] Get in the left part of Sahasrahla's house, turn into a painting to get through the barrier and open the chest on the other side.

Hyrule Field

  • South of Kakariko Village, play the Cucco Ranch by talking to the girl. The "egg" level allows you to get 40 rupees, the "chick" level 60 rupees, the "rooster" level 150 rupees and the "endless" level allows you to win 100 rupees!
  • 50 rupees near the sanctuary50 - In the northwest part of Hyrule, east of the big forest, enter Rosso's house, talk to him, then throw all the rocks being around his house. Next, come back inside the house and open the chest.
  • 100 - [Pegasus Boots required] In the Lake Hylia area, in the northeast part, climb the ladder, talk to the Racing Bro and pay 20 rupees to play the "Hyrule Hotfoot". The first level reward is a silver rupee!
  • 100 - [Hammer required] To the west of the Sanctuary, pound down at least two pegs around the chest and open it.
  • 100 - [Bombs required] To the northeast of the graveyard, blow up the cracked wall and win the treasure hunter challenge to get a silver rupee.
  • 100 - [After seeing Lorule] From Lorule, to the far south of the Octoball Derby area (a little to the right), enter the fissure, then merge into the wall and go left quickly where a chest stands.

Swamp area

  • rupees in the swamp area50 - From the entrance of this area, head to the far southeast, then get into a dark cave. Use the Lamp to set fire to two torches, then open the chest holding 50 rupees.
  • 100 - [Bombs required] Go left just after entering this area, place a bomb between to small rocks and enter the cave. Talk to the saleswoman's husband and accept his request. He explains that he bought an apple to the street merchant in secret and that his wife is really upset. He asks you to bring him a Scoot Fruit so he can hide in a dungeon. Buy a Scoot Fruit in a shop for 50 rupees and bring it to the man who gives you 100 rupees.
  • 100 - [Titan's Mitt required] In the south part of the area, lift the large rock, enter the cave and successfully complete the treasure hunter challenge to win a silver rupee.

50 rupees at the castleHyrule Castle

  • 50 - On the castle second floor, outside to the east, follow the path to the end and open the chest.

Eastern Palace

Eastern Palace area

  • 50 rupees in the Eastern Palace area100 - West of the palace, get in the small building and successfully complete the treasure hunter challenge to win a silver rupee.
  • 100 - After beating the palace, go southwest of the palace, below where you have slabs on your right and above. Merge into the wall and go left to reach a place at the same height. Open the chest close by!
  • 100 - [Hammer required] Simply go where four posts are located (more or less in the middle of this area), pound down at least one of them with the Hammer and pick up the five red rupees.

House of Gales

Death Mountain area

  • 50 rupees at the Tower of Hera50 - [Bombs required] From the cave located left of the one near the "Death Mountain" weather vane, turn into a painting, go left, exit after the hole, then place a bomb next to the cracked wall, enter the cave and open the chest containing 50 rupees.
  • 100 - In the eastern part, to the far right, enter the cave and successfully complete the treasure hunter challenge to win a silver rupee.

Tower of Hera

Lake Hylia area

  • 300 - [Bombs required] Go in the northeast corner of this area (near the Racing Bro) and place a bomb to the left of the cave leading to a fairy fountain. Get inside and open the chest! - Thanks to Tritri and Michael!

Lorule

Lorule Field

  • rupees in the Lorule field100 - To the far south of the big clearing (near a fissure), take a walk with the Bomb Flower and make it explode in front of the large rock. Enter the cave and open the chest.
  • 100 - [Hookshot required] From Hyrule, to the far south of the clearing (a little to the right), get into the fissure, exit on the high platform, throw the Hookshot on the post northwest, then open the chest.
  • 300 - [Pegasus Boots and Bombs required] From the vacant house, go west and cut the square of nine bushes to find a hole. Jump inside, go left and talk to the Dungeon Bro who says he's hiding a treasure. Place a bomb near the switch, quickly go near the barrier north, then rush as soon as it goes down to cross two others and slow down. Place another bomb near the second switch, quickly go behind the barrier on the right, then run right, rush southward and slow down. Place another bomb near the third switch, quickly move left, then rush northward, slow down and rush right. Keep moving and finally, open the large chest which contains a golden rupee!
  • 75-575: From where the Witch's house is located in Hyrule, jump into the water, swim towards right, then enter the cave under the waterfall. Talk to Hinox from the Dark Palace. He gives you 5 rupees, say it's not enough, he adds 20 rupees, say no again, he gives you another 50 rupees. From this point, it's totally random, he can give you 100 rupees, then 100 rupees again and finally 300 rupees! But he also can, at any moment, get mad and attack you, and you won't be able to defeat him!
  • 100 - In the waterfall area, north from the Dark Palace and at the bottom of Death Mountain, get rid of the 5 or 6 Zoras to pick up a silver rupee, falling from the sky! - Thanks to Schkan!

Thieves' Town

  • rupees at Thieves' Town70 - In the garden to the left of the bar, lots of rupees can be seen. Turn into a painting on the wall blocking the entrance to the garden and pick up the rupees on the left. - Thanks to Mai-lio!
  • 1-700 - Get inside the Fortune's choice game located in the eastern part. With a lot of luck, you can win up to 700 rupees! (2 golden rupees and 1 silver rupee)

Thieve's Hideout

rupees southeast from the sanctuarySouthern area (Swamp zone)

  • 300 + 100 - [Bomb Flower required] After getting the Bomb Flower, go to this area (by lifting the large rock to the west of the swamp - easier), go in the southeast corner of the area and hit it in front of the large cracked rock. Get inside and open the two chests to find a golden rupee and a silver rupee!
  • 100 - [After completing the Thieves' Hideout] Get in this area through north, go west right away and enter the cave. You meet again the Thief Girl that you freed earlier, talk to her and open the chest!

Swamp Palace

Sanctuary area / Graveyard

  • 100 - In the southeast part of the graveyard, open the chest in the end of this area.

Dark Palace

  • rupees in the Dark Palace50 - On the first floor, in the room to the east, see the walkthrough.
  • 50 - On the first floor, in a small elevated place that can be reached by jumping from the second floor, see the walkthrough.
  • 70 - On the first basement, in the first room of this level, by jumping from the first floor, see the walkthrough.
  • 50 - On the first basement, in the northeast room, behind a cracked wall (under a platform), see the walkthrough.
  • 100 - On the second floor, in the south room, place a bomb near the southern switch, then rush left and stick to the left wall, which will rotate when the bomb explodes! Next, light the torch to the south, pick up the 16 blue rupees and the red rupee, then place another bomb near the switch in this secret room to make the wall rotate again, see the walkthrough - Thanks to Midna11!

rupees to the south of the Dark Palace regionDark Palace area

  • 100 - In the south part of this zone, northeast from the large lake, open the chest.

Skull Wood

  • 50 - In the northwest corner of the forest, only accessible through the dungeon. From the place where the second "eye" is, get out through south, go west and open the chest, see the walkthrough.

Misery Mire region

  • 300 - Before entering the swamp area, get in the cave and successfully complete the treasure hunter challenge to win a silver rupee.

rupees at the Desert PalaceDesert Palace

Lake Hylia area

  • 100 - Go in the northwest corner of this area and open the chest.

Turtle Rock

  • rupees at Turtle Rock50 - On the first floor, in the room to the southeast, see the walkthrough.
  • 50 - On the first floor, in the room to the north, see the walkthrough.
  • 50 - On the first basement, in the room to the north, see the walkthrough.
  • 100 - On the first basement, in the northeast corner of the main central room, see the walkthrough.
  • 100 - On the first floor, in the main room, go to the north side, come close to the lava, wave your rod to create a path to the central platform, move on and retrieve a silver rupee under this platform! see the walkthrough.
  • 300 - On the first basement, in the main room, from the north side, climb on the seesaw, use the Ice Rod on the lava geysers, quickly merge into the wall and continue right. Exit on the grid platform, then merge again and go right. If necessary, drop a bomb on the switch to get higher, then move on the bridge to get to the platform with the big chest (which held the Hylian Shield). Come closer to the southern edge of this platform, use the rod to create a path towards the platform leading to the second basement, then jump on this path and continue under this platform to find a golden rupee!

Death Mountain region

  • rupees in Death Mountain100 - In the west part, climb the ladder on the left, then head east until you can see five gimos. Fight the big one, then the small ones, and a chest will appear.
  • 300 - [Fire Rod and Tornado Rod required] In the caves to the west of the Ice Ruins, from the platform with the giant gimos, move on the platform on the left, then the next ones thanks to the Tornado Rod. Next head southward and get out. Outside, merge into the wall, go right and open the chest!
  • 100 - [Fire Rod required] West of the Ice Ruins, take the narrow path to the west, use the rod to melt all three Gimos, then open the chest.
  • 2000 - [Fire Rod required] In the north part of the mountain (where the Tower of Hera is in Hyrule) you can find the Treacherous Tower. 300 rupees can be won with the first challenge, 1000 with the second challenge, and up to 5000 rupees with the third one! (100 rupees during the challenge and 4900 or 5000??? in the end)

rupees in the Ice RuinsIce Ruins

  • 300 - On the first floor, in a chest hidden under the recess, at the very beginning of the dungeon! see the walkthrough.
  • 100 - On the fourth basement, in a chest in the north part of this floor, which appears when the four switches are activated, see the walkthrough.
  • 50 - On the fourth basement, in a chest located in the southwest part of this floor, accessible by jumping from the third basement, see the walkthrough.
  • 100 - [Stamina Scroll required] On the second basement, in the top north room, reachable from outside, see the walkthrough.

Lorule Castle

  • 100 - On the second floor, in a chest located at the end of an invisible path, see the walkthrough.
  • 50 - On the fourth floor, in the northeast part of the "hookshot" room, in a chest, see the walkthrough.
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