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Great Keys are special keys that are required to enter Vaati's Palace in Four Swords. They can also be used to unlock bonus content in A Link to the Past. Great Keys can be obtained from the Great Fairies after completing a level with a certain number of Rupees. The Great Fairies will dub the Links every time they get a key, starting from "little eggs" to "brave heros" and finally "the greatest of heroes". Great Keys come in three types: Silver, Golden and Hero.
The Links can initially obtain the Silver Keys after beating each stage with a minimum of 1,000 Rupees. After defeating Vaati for the first time, they can obtain the Golden Keys by completing each stage with a minimum of 3,000 Rupees. Once they defeat Vaati a second time, they can obtain the Hero's Keys with a minimum of 5,000 Rupees. Each set of key unlocks a different ending.
||Beat the game with Silver Keys
||Beat the game with Golden Keys
- ↑ "Now that you have gathered the keys of the Fairies of Forest, Ice and Flame, the palace shall appear." — N/A (Four Swords)
- ↑ "If you are able to gather many Rupees along the path to the Great Fairies, they will likely acknowledge your courage... Please rescue the princess..." — N/A (Four Swords)
- ↑ "I dub you... little eggs, waiting to hatch into heroes. I grant you this Silver Key." — Great Fairy (Four Swords)
- ↑ "I dub you...brave heroes, and grant you this Golden Key." — Great Fairy (Four Swords)
- ↑ "I dub you... The greatest of heroes, and grant you this Hero's Key." — Great Fairy (Four Swords)
| Names in Other Regions
| Silver Key
|| Golden Key
|| Hero Key