Magic Bean

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Magic Beans
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Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Cost(s) Varies
Use(s) Access unreachable areas

Magic Beans are a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda franchise.



The beans can be planted in soft soil. These will eventually grow into a magic plant that can transport Link to otherwise unreachable places.[1] They can be used by planting them in mounds of soft soil which are located all over Hyrule and Termina.[2][3] In Ocarina of Time, the soft soil spots only appear during the child era, so the young hero can only use them in that period. After seven years, they will turn into platforms which will grant 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.

In Majora's Mask, Magic Beans only take a bottle of water for them to fully grow.[4] However, once Link learns the Song of Storms in the Ikana Graveyard, he can use it to water the plant and cause it to sprout. Similarly, planting beans while it is raining during the Second Day will cause them to sprout immediately. This only works in places where it is actually raining, though, which is mostly just Termina Field.

Appearances and Locations

Ocarina of Time

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In Ocarina of Time, Magic Beans can be purchased from a man sitting near the Zora's River who is constantly eating.[5] The price of the beans increase by 10 Rupees every time Link buys one.

Even though planting Magic Beans in soil will help gain access to different areas, there is another use for the soil. Link can bottle some Bugs and drop them into the soil. This will result in a Gold Skulltula jumping out.[6][7] This can be done even after a bean is planted.

Here are the locations of soil Link can plant magic beans in Ocarina of Time:

Number Location Destination
1 Zora's River, right next to the magic bean salesman. The bridge next to Zora's Waterfall.
2 Kokiri Forest, right from Kokiri Shop. A small ledge with Rupees.
3 Lost Woods, in the area with the bridge connecting Kokiri Forest and Hyrule Field. The aforementioned bridge.
4 Lost Woods, at the start of the area housing the Forest Stage grotto. A small hill housing a Gold Skulltula.
5 Kakariko Village Graveyard, left from the tomb where Dampe is buried after his death. A crate hiding a Piece of Heart.
6 Death Mountain, near the entrance to Dodongo's Cavern. Both a small hill housing a Piece of Heart, and a shortcut to the top of the mountain.
7 Death Mountain Crater, near the warp platform. The top of one of the twin peaks of Spectacle Rock, which holds a Piece of Heart.
8 Lake Hylia, beside the Lakeside Laboratory. The top of the laboratory, which has a ladder leading to a watchtower with a Piece of Heart, the Fishing Pond, then the island with the tree above the Water Temple.
9 At the bottom of Gerudo Valley, on the small cliff next to the cow. Through two waterfalls, collecting 40 Rupees on the way, then a shortcut to the Piece of Heart behind the waterfall.
10 Desert Colossus, near the entrance to Spirit Temple. The sandy top of a huge rock (which houses a Gold Skulltula), and the top of a stone arch (which houses a Piece of Heart).

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Link can hold a maximum of 20 Magic Beans, in contrast to the ten (both the maximum and the amount available) in Ocarina of Time. The bean seller is found inside a grotto at the end of the southern inner garden of Deku Palace. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, the first sample is given for free, and subsequent samples will always cost 10 Rupees. Alternatively, Link can also purchase beans for the same price in Southern Swamp, by talking to a Business Scrub located near the entrance to the Swamp Tourist Center, though only in Deku form.


  1. "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)
  2. "Set a bean to (C) and use it on the dirt right here." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "If you want to plant beans, go around and look for soft soil. Chomp chomp chomp." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "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)
  5. "Chomp chomp chomp... How about some Magic Beans?" — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Set a bean to (C) and use it on the dirt right here." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "There are some tricks to finding them all! First of all, you'll have to hunt at night. Secondly, keep in mind that they love soft soil... Pay close attention to your surroundings!" — Man in the House of Skulltula (Ocarina of Time)

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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)
French French-speaking countries Haricots Magiques
German Germany Wundererbse
Italian Italy Fagioli magici