Ocarina of Time tips and tricks

Magic Beans

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buying magic beansThese beans can be planted in soft soil (little squares with a hole in its centre) ONLY when Link is a child. The planted beans will become giant leafs that Adult Link can ride. You can buy them from the Bean Salesman at the Zora's River. The price for a bean rises each time you buy one.

Tip: Catch a bug in an empty bottle, drop it near a soft soil square: three insects will appear. Put one in your bottle again, then slash the Gold Skulltula. Do this with each soft soil square, except the one in front of the Bean Salesman.

soft soil square in the Kokiri ForestHere are the 10 places where beans can be planted:

  • Besides the Bean Salesman.
  • To the right of the shop in Kokiri Village.
  • In the Lost Woods, go left twice.
  • In the Lost Woods, go right, left, right, left and left again.
  • In the Graveyard, on the left.
  • Besides the entrance of Dodongo's Cavern.
  • Close to the Lakeside Laboratory.
  • In Gerudo Valley, go down with a cucco on the platform to your right.
  • Once you know the Bolero's Fire, warp to the Death Mountain Crater, the place is next to where you appeared.
  • Once you know the Spirit's Requiem, warp to the Desert Colossus. The bean can be planted right besides the temple's entrance.

magic beans can create shortcuts
When Link is an adult, magic beans become leaf-shaped platforms that allow you to reach previously inaccessible places. Other times they create shortcuts.

Thanks to them, you will be able to get Pieces of Heart, Gold Skulltulas or rupees.