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A Rupoor in Skyward Sword
|Game(s)|| Four Swords|
Twilight Princess (dummied out)
|Use(s)||Forces Link to lose a certain amount of Rupees when picked up|
Location and Uses
Rupoors first appear in Four Swords and are simply called Black Rupees. They are usually found hidden under rocks or grass, and if one of the Links picks one up, a random amount of Rupees fly out of their wallet. This can actually be beneficial: if the Links are under the influence of Rupee Fever (all Links have full health), the amount dropped can be doubled if they are taken back.
Through hacking, certain pick-ups can be replaced by a Rupoor in Twilight Princess. This makes Link lose Rupees like in other games. In the actual game, there are no Rupoors, but they seemed to have been planned to be included, only to have been removed at the last minute. They resemble the Rupoors in Skyward Sword.
A Rupoor is first encountered in Phantom Hourglass on the Ghost Ship, after one of the Cubus Sisters advises Link to gather treasure from one of two chests. Opening the chest that the Cubus Sister recommends results in Link finding a black Rupee, a Rupoor. Their only other appearances in the game are on Harrow Island, in which Link can find 10 and 50 Rupoor, and in a maze found in the Isle of the Dead where instead of walls the maze is made of 10 Rupoor and 50 Rupoor pieces. The result of collecting a Rupoor is that the amount that the Rupoor is worth will subtracted from Link's wallet. Whenever Link finds one, the traditional item music plays but fades away midway. Link also has a hurt expression on his face when they are found.
A Rupoor can also be found in certain underground tunnels, for example in the tunnel nearby to the entrance to Eldin. Link can change Rupoors into Rupees of random value by sprinkling Glittering Spores on them.
"Rupoor" is a portmanteau of "Rupee" and "poor."
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ババルピー (Baba Rupī)||Bad Rupee|
|Spanish||Rupobre||From 'Rupee' and 'pobre', 'poor'|
| From 'Rupee' and 'pauvre', 'poor'|