Magic Bean artwork from Ocarina of Time
|Game(s)|| Ocarina of Time|
|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, where they will eventually grow into a magic plant that can transport Link to otherwise unreachable places.
Ocarina of Time
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
|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|
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
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.
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.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||魔法のマメ (Mahou no Mame)||Magical Bean|
|Spanish||Judías Mágicas||Magic Beans|
|Habichuelas mágicas (OoT3D, MM3D)||Magic bean|
|French||Haricots Magiques||Magic beans|
|French||Haricots magiques (MM3D)||Magic beans|
|Italian||Fagioli magici||Magic beans|
- "Set a bean to (C) and use it on the dirt right here." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
- "If you want to plant beans, go around and look for soft soil. Chomp chomp chomp." — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
- "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)
- "Chomp chomp chomp... How about some Magic Beans?" — Bean Seller (Ocarina of Time)
- "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)