Magic Bean

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Magic Beans
Magic Beans.png
Magic Bean artwork from Ocarina of Time
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Cost(s) 10 to 100 Rupees (OoT)
10 Rupees (MM)
Use(s) Access unreachable areas

Magic Beans are items in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They can be planted in soft soil,[1][2] where they will eventually grow into a magic plant that can transport Link to otherwise unreachable places.[3]


Ocarina of Time

Magic Bean as seen in game from Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Magic Beans can be purchased from the Bean Seller sitting near the Zora's River.[4] The price of the beans starts at 10 Rupees and increases by 10 each time Link buys one.

Soft soil only appears during the child era, so Link can only plant a Magic Bean as a child. After seven years, the bean will grow into a leaf that grants Link access to certain areas otherwise impossible to reach. Some of these areas, however, can be accessed by summoning Pierre using the "Scarecrow's Song."

Young Link can pour water on a bean seedling, which will make it grow and release a bunch of Fairies before going back to normal.

Soft Soil Locations

Location Destination
Zora's River, next to the Bean Seller Bridge next to Zora's Waterfall
Kokiri Forest, next to the Kokiri Shop Small ledge with Rupees
Lost Woods, in the area with the bridge connecting Kokiri Forest and Hyrule Field The aforementioned bridge
Lost Woods, in the area with the Forest Stage grotto Ledge with a Gold Skulltula
Kakariko Village Graveyard, left of Dampé's grave Ledge with a crate hiding a Piece of Heart
Death Mountain Trail, near the entrance to Dodongo's Cavern Small hill with a Piece of Heart
Shortcut to the top of the mountain
Death Mountain Crater, near the warp platform Top of one of the two rock formations with a Piece of Heart
Lake Hylia, next to the Lakeside Laboratory Top of the laboratory
Fishing Pond
Island above the Water Temple
Gerudo Valley bottom Behind the waterfall with a Piece of Heart
Desert Colossus, near the entrance to the Spirit Temple Top of a sandy rock formation with a Gold Skulltula
Top of the stone arch with a Piece of Heart

Majora's Mask

Magic Bean sprite from both Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, Link can hold a maximum of 20 Magic Beans.

Link cannot purchase Magic Beans until he has learned how to use them from the Bean Seller. The Bean Seller is located inside a hole at the end of the east side of the Deku Palace garden (in Majora's Mask 3D, this hole has a second entrance, from the outside of the palace on the east side). Upon teaching Link to use Magic Beans, he will give Link one as a free sample. After teaching how to use them, he will sell Magic Beans for 10 Rupees each.

The Deku-friendly Business Scrub (who is initially located in the Southern Swamp next to the Swamp Tourist Center, but will move to South Clock Town if Link gives him the Town Title Deed) sells Magic Beans exclusively to Deku Scrubs for 10 Rupees each.

In Majora's Mask 3D, the Trading Post sells Magic Beans for 100 Rupees each.

The beans will fully grow when they are watered with Spring Water[5] or the rain from the Song of Storms.

Soft soil appears in various locations in Termina. Growing Magic Beans usually takes Link to areas with a Piece of Heart. Although, planting a Magic Bean in the Deku Palace is necessary to progress through the game.


  1. "Set a bean to (C) and use it on the dirt right here." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "If you want to plant beans, go around and look for soft soil. Chomp chomp chomp." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "You got a Magic Bean! Find a suitable spot for a garden and plant it with (C). Then, wait for something fun to happen!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Chomp chomp chomp... How about some Magic Beans?" — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Do you need any Magic Beans? They sprout leaves as soon as you water them. That they do, they do." — Bean Seller (Majora's Mask)
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 魔法のマメ (Mahou no Mame) Magical Bean
Spanish Spain Judías Mágicas Magic Beans
Latin America Habichuelas mágicas (OoT3D, MM3D) Magic bean
French French-speaking countries Haricots Magiques Magic beans
French Canada Haricots magiques (MM3D) Magic beans
German Germany Wundererbse Miracle bean
Italian Italy Fagioli magici Magic beans