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Magic Jar
Magic Jar large OoT artwork.png Magic Jar small OoT artwork.png
Artwork of a large Magic Jar (left) and a small Magic Jar (right) from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
First appearance Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988)
Latest appearance Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018)
Location(s) Various; usually in grass, under rocks, or inside pots
Effect Restores the Magic gauge

Magic Jars are pick-up items which appear in a few The Legend of Zelda series titles and Hyrule Warriors. They first appear in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Magic Jars are green jars that, upon being obtained, restore some of the Magic gauge. Magic Jars come in small and large sizes, the latter of which restores more of the Magic gauge. Green Potions are similar items that restore the Magic gauge entirely. Magic Jars are hidden throughout the field, and are commonly found beneath rocks, inside of pots, or by cutting grass.


The Legend of Zelda series[edit]

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link[edit]

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Magic Jar red ZII sprite.png

In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Magic Jars[1] come in blue and red variations. The blue ones only restore 16 points of Link's magic meter while red ones refill it entirely. Magic Jars are acquired by either defeating enemies or by stabbing certain statues within the palaces. Blue Magic Jars are dropped by weaker enemies, and red ones are dropped by stronger enemies. Every tenth enemy whom Link defeats drops either a Magic Jar or a Treasure Bag.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past[edit]

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Magic Jar small ALttP sprite.png

In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Magic Decanters,[2][3] or simply Decanters,[2][3] are found in two sizes, small and large. Magic Decanters are found beneath skulls and rocks or within the grass. The small Magic Decanters only restore an eighth of Link's magic meter, and are more common than larger ones. There is also a possibility that Link can obtain a Magic Decanter by freezing an enemy with either the Ice Rod or Ether Medallion and then using the Magic Hammer to smash them.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[edit]

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Magic Jar small OoT icon.png

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Magic Jars have a similar role as in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but are more common and are sometimes obtained from defeating enemies. Some pots always consist of a Magic Jar.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Magic Jars have the same appearance and basic role as in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, the game introduces green jars that always contain a big Magic Jar, and they are found during the boss fight against Goht, during the Goron Races, and on top of Clock Tower during the confrontation with the Skull Kid. Green ChuChus are also introduced as a consistent source of Magic Jars.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, both small and big Magic Jars return. They only start to appear randomly in grass and pots once Link has obtained the Deku Leaf, as the Magic Meter is obtained alongside it. Unlike their other appearances, Magic Jars are brown.

Hyrule Warriors[edit]

“Pick up Magic Jars to refill your Magic gauge. When your Magic gauge is full, you can use a technique called Focus Spirit.”
Refilling Magic tutorial, Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors and its reissues, both small and big Magic Jars make a return. They contribute to the Magic gauge which, if full, allows the warrior to use Focus Spirit. Small Magic Jars only restore 20% of the Magic gauge, and big Magic Jars restore it entirely, just like Green Potions in some of the main The Legend of Zelda series titles. Magic Jars are acquired at random by cutting grass or defeating enemies, especially the smaller ones, which are more common. In keeps, there are green Pots, and breaking one always releases a big Magic Jar.

In some Adventure Mode and Challenge Mode scenarios, certain enemies have the title of Magic Jar Transport Troops, and drop a big Magic Jar upon being defeated.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 魔法のツボ
Mahō no tsubo
Magic Pot


  1. ^ Zelda II: The Adventure of Link instruction booklet, page 45.
  2. ^ a b The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past instruction booklet, page 27.
  3. ^ a b The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Four Swords instruction booklet, page 26.