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Town Tool Shop

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Town Tool Shop
Town Tool Shop LA Switch interior.jpg
Link inside the Town Tool Shop in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1992)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
Greater location Koholint Island (Mabe Village)
Inhabitant(s) Shopkeeper

The Town Tool Shop, or simply the Shop[1] is the main shop of Koholint Island, and it appears in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The Town Tool Shop appears in Mabe Village and is operated by the Shopkeeper.

It is possible for Link to steal an item from the Town Tool Shop. To do this, Link must go to the top-right corner and quickly sneak around the Shopkeeper to the exit. If the Shopkeeper notices Link attempting to shoplift, he demands Link to pay for the item. Link cannot leave the Town Tool Shop if the Shopkeeper notices him carrying an item. If Link successfully steals an item and re-enters the Town Tool Shop, the Shopkeeper angrily strikes him to death; this event only occurs once.

In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, the seventh photograph in The Travels of Link is of Link shoplifting from the Town Tool Shop. The photo is added to the album if he successfully walks out the Town Tool Shop with an item.

Items for sale[edit]

The Town Tool Shop sells both common and unique items, which appear on the wall at the opposite side of the entrance. To buy an item, Link must pick it up and carry it over to the Shopkeeper. If Link does not have enough Rupees, he cannot buy the item.

If Link purchases a common item and re-enters the Town Tool Shop, the same item returns for sale. When Link purchases a unique item, it is no longer sold in the Town Tool Shop.

Item Cost (in Rupees)
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Arrows (x10)
10 1
Heart LADX sprite.png
Hearts (x3)
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Bomb LADX sprite.png
Bombs (x10)
Shovel LADX Town Tool Shop sprite.png
Bow and Arrow Set LADX sprite.png
Bow & Arrow Set

1 - In later parts of the game, the 10 Arrows are replaced by the Shovel, then the Bow & Arrow Set.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 道具屋さん[2]
Machi no Dōguyasan
Town Tool Shop


The Travels of Link photograph
  • In Link's Awakening DX, the photograph in The Travels of Link has a few posters on the wall. At the very left one advertises a sale on Bombs. The other two posters are in Japanese, even in overseas releases of the game. From left to right, the posters roughly translate to "Shoplifting prevention" and "Shoplifting is a crime" respectively.[3]
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, while Link is inside the Town Tool Shop, the sprites for the Shovel and the Bow are silver in place.
  • The items for sale do not appear on the wall in the scene where the Shopkeeper zaps Link to death.


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda – Link's Awakening Player's Guide. Page 20.
  2. ^ Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima instruction booklet, page 37.
  3. ^ Mandelin, Clyde (November 14, 2013). What Those 2 Untranslated Posters Say in Link’s Awakening. Legends of Localization. Retrieved August 31, 2019‎.