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The Blue, Green, Red and Gold Kinstones
|Game(s)||The Minish Cap|
Kinstones are mystical green, red, blue, and gold medallion segments found in The Minish Cap, that indirectly yield Rupees, Pieces of Heart; and on several occurrences, begin sidequest events when two Kinstone pieces of identical color and shape are fused. These Kinstones, created and generously hidden about Hyrule by the Minish, are seen as a sign of immense "happiness," especially if two people are engaged in Kinstone Fusion.
Types and Function
Green Kinstones are found in abundance across the overworld; they can be found by opening treasure chests, cutting shrubbery, digging, or defeating enemies. This Kinstone commonly yields a Rupee reward when fused. The Goron Merchant sells Green Kinstones for fifty Rupees at his stall in Hyrule Town.
Red Kinstones are rarer than Blue Kinstones; they can only be bought or claimed from treasure chests; only if the White Picolyte is used, Red Kinstones can be revealed by cutting shrubbery. The fusion of a Red Kinstone often yields a gratifying reward, such as: Piece of Heart, fifty or more Rupees, and are even known to open previously inaccessible passageways through waterfalls, tree trunks, and cave walls. Sometimes the fusing of a Red Kinstone yields a treasure chest that contains another Red Kinstone. The Goron Merchant sells Red Kinstones for 300 Rupees.
Gold Kinstones are the rarest Kinstones (there are only ten of them in the game) and the only type that cannot be found in the overworld or bought; they are only discovered and used as a function of the plot. Castor Wilds, Cloud Tops, and Veil Falls are the only regions that incorporate these Kinstones, used to open various passageways necessary for Link to continue his journey. This Kinstone cannot be fused with a Kinstone from a non-player character like the other three can, simply because they function as specialized keystones in specific locations.
The Kinstone Bag is a Kinstone-carrying item received in Hyrule Castle Town after the completion of the Deepwood Shrine. Over the course of the game, the bag will grow and bulge as Link collects more Kinstone pieces; the bag has a infinite Kinstone carrying capacity. The Kinstone Bag will be turned into a Tingle Trophy by Tingle and his brothers after Link fuses Kinstones with all one hundred Kinstone-holding characters in the game.
|Goron Merchant (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
||This Goron appears when you successfully fuse certain Kinstone pieces. He will sell you expensive but rare, Kinstone pieces.|
A Minish carrying a bag of Kinstones
|Names in Other Regions|
|Kinstone Piece||Kinstone Bag|
|Spanish||Piedra de la suerte||Bolsa para piedras|
|French||Fragments du Bonheur||Sac à Bonheur|
|Italian||Frammenti di gioia||Sacca dei Frammenti|