Shovel artwork from the Oracle series
|Game(s)|| A Link to the Past|
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
Four Swords Adventures
|Other media|| Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland|
Ancient Stone Tablets
|Comparable Item(s)|| Mole Mitts|
The Shovel is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. It can be used to dig up treasures and even enemies from underneath the soil. The Shovel can also be used to unearth air vents that Link can use to get to higher elevations, or secret holes that lead to other unreachable areas.
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, the Shovel is given to Link by the Flute Boy in the Haunted Grove. Its primary use is to find his hidden Flute. After finding the Flute, it will replace the Shovel. It can still be used in the Dark World's Digging Game located southwest of the Village of Outcasts.
In Link's Awakening, the Deluxe Shovel can be purchased from the Town Tool Shop in Mabe Village for 200 Rupees. It is used find the Slime Key at the end of the Pothole Field. It can also be used to find some of the Secret Seashells which are scattered across Koholint Island. It, among other items, can also be traded at the end of the games Trading Sequence to obtain the Boomerang.
In Oracle of Ages, Link obtains the Shovel from a worker inside the Black Tower. He can use it to remove dirt piles. In Oracle of Seasons, Link obtains the Shovel from Holly after entering her home from the chimney. He can use it to remove the snow around her house.
Four Swords Adventures
In Four Swords Adventures, the Shovel can be upgraded to the Level 2 Shovel by throwing it to a Great Fairy. The upgraded Shovel differs from the original in that it chimes whenever Link stands over treasure, a hidden passage, or other hidden secrets.
In Phantom Hourglass, the Shovel can be found inside a cave in Molida Island. It is mostly used to uncover hidden passages. It can also unearth air vents that can elevate Link to high ledges. The Shovel can also be used in the Digging Game on Harrow Island, where Link can dig up ten treasures for the price of 50 Rupees.
- In Link's Awakening, equipping both the Sword and the Shovel and pressing both buttons makes Link attack while digging.
- "Then I will lend you my shovel. Good luck!" — Flute Boy (A Link to the Past)
- "Before I came here I buried my flute there, along with some flower seeds. Will you try to find it for me?" — Flute Boy (A Link to the Past)
- "Welcome to the treasure field. The object is to dig as many holes as you can in 30 seconds. Any treasures you dig up will be yours to keep." — Digging Game Owner (A Link to the Past)
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