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Zelda: Link's Awakening trading sequence quest: Where to trade the Yoshi Doll, Ribbon, Dog Food, Bananas and other items for the Magnifying Lens

How to complete the long-winded trading quest.

Zelda: Link's Awakening trading sequence quest is something that spans the entirely of the game.

Starting with the Yoshi Doll, you have to deliver a series of items from one island resident to the other.

Without spoiling specifics, though it seems like an optional questline, you need to complete these trades in order to reach certain areas of the game, so the sooner you can get started the better.

The complete Zelda: Link's Awakening trading sequence is as follows:

If you're looking for more help, our Zelda: Link's Awakening walkthrough can help.

Where to trade the Yoshi Doll in Link's Awakening

The trading quest starts with the Yoshi Doll, which you can win from playing the Trendy Game in Mabe Village.

Once you have it, you need to take it to the north-most house in the village - the one with two doors. Inside, speak to Mamasha, who will give you the Ribbon.

Where to trade the Ribbon in Link's Awakening

Staying in Mabe Village, head to the central-most house, the one with BowWow outside. Enter the right-most part of the house and give the Ribbon to CiaoCiao for Dog Food.

Where to trade the Dog Food in Link's Awakening

Once you have the dog food, head south to Toronbo Shores, where there is a hut with a blue and yellow roof in the middle of the beach.

Speak to Sale inside, who wants Canned Food - your Dog Food will do. You'll receive Bananas in return.

Where to trade Bananas in Link's Awakening

As part of accessing the third dungeon, you have to infiltrate Kanalet Castle. Approach the front gates, then go right along the moat until you meet with Kiki the Monkey, who wants bananas. Trade them to not only build a bridge so you can access Kanalet Castle, but also receive a Stick.

Where to trade the Stick in Link's Awakening

In Ukuku Prairie, to the west is a warp point. Next to here will be Tarin standing next to a tree with a beehive. Give him the Stick to receive the Honeycomb in return.

Where to trade the Honeycomb in Link's Awakening

In the Animal Village, give the Honeycomb to the Chef Bear to receive a Pineapple.

Where to trade the Pineapple in Link's Awakening

In Tal Tal Heights in the north of the map, you can enter a cave just to the left of where you drop down to the Angler's Maw dungeon.

At the top of the cliff you'll find Paphal who wants some "vittles" - in other words, a Pineapple. Doing so gives you Hibiscus in return.

Where to trade the Hibiscus in Link's Awakening

Take the Hibiscus to Animal Village, and give it to Christine, who will give you a Letter.

Where to trade the Letter in Link's Awakening

In the west of Goponga Swamp is a hut with Mr Write inside. Give him the Letter to receive the Broom.

Where to trade the Broom in Link's Awakening

Take the Broom to Grandma Ulrira - she's now in the Animal Village - to receive the Fish Hook.

Where to trade the Fish Hook in Link's Awakening

With the Fish Hook in hand, you'll want to visit the Fisherman who is under the bridge in Martha's Bay.

You'll need the Flippers from the Catfish's Maw dungeon first. You'll receive a Necklace in return.


Our Zelda: Link's Awakening walkthrough and guide can help you with the critical path, including the Eagle's Tower and Turtle Rock dungeons. There's plenty to be done on the side, too - including Zelda Link's Awakening Heart Pieces, Zelda Secret Seashells and the Zelda Link's Awakening trading sequence. Finally, there's also the new Zelda Chamber Dungeons feature to unlock and complete.


Where to trade the Necklace in Link's Awakening

Just north of the bridge in Martha's Bay is a mermaid, who will take the Necklace off your hands in return for a Scale.

Where to trade the Scale and how to get the Magnifying Lens in Link's Awakening

The final piece of the trading sequence is to take the Scale to the Mermaid Statue in the south of Martha's Bay - you'll need the hookshot in order to reach it.

Doing this will reveal a cave to gives you the reward you've been working towards - the Magnifying Lens location.

This has two uses - one is to read the book in Mabe Village's library, giving you directions you need to take in the final dungeon, the Wind Fish's Egg.

The second is to speak to a shopkeeper in Toronbo Shores, found in a cave you need to bomb open on the beach.

With the Magnifying Lens you can see and interact with the shopkeeper, who can give you the Boomerang in exchange for one of your items. This is particularly useful for taking on the seventh and eighth dungeons in the game.

Don't worry, you can buy the item back right away for 300 Rupees, so nothing is permanently lost!

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