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A Magic Jar from Ocarina of Time
|Game(s)||The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and The Wind Waker|
|Cost(s)||Free, found only as a spoil.|
|Use(s)||Refills Magic Meter|
|Comparable Item(s)||Green Potion, Recovery Heart|
Magic Jars are a reoccurring pickup item that have appeared since The Adventure of Link. They are used to replenish Magic Power, which is consumed while using certain magic items, magic attacks, and magic abilities. In essence, the magic jars have the exact same function as Green Potions, but are not sold in town shops. They are most commonly found by breaking jars, cutting grass, or killing enemies. The jars appear in various shapes, colors, and sizes depending on the game.
Appearances of Magic Jars
Magic Jars in The Adventure of Link come in two colors. The most common jar, blue Magic Jars, are often dropped by defeated enemies and recover a small portion of magic power. Red Magic Jars are much harder to find and are usually hidden in certain areas of Hyrule's overworld, or dropped from dungeon statues when you strike them with your sword. The red Magic Jars recover all of Link's magic power.
The most consistent form of the magic jars, found in A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Majora's Mask, are the green decanters. Rather than representing the amount of recovery by color, their strength is denoted by size. These are known as Magic Decanters in A Link to the Past and Magic Jars in the Nintendo 64 releases.
Magic Meter. Big decanters are much more common than the red variety in Adventure of Link, now dropped by enemies, but are still rarer than the smaller variety.
The Wind Waker continues the two-bottle tradition, but with slight changes. The large decanter still refills a sizable portion of the Magic Meter, but does not completely refill it. Both of the magic bottles change from their characteristic green color to tan bottles with brown designs.
The Magic Container is a type of Magic Jar that appears only in The Adventure of Link. Its function in regards of the magic meter is the same as that of the Heart Container in regards of the life meter: It increases the maximum magic power Link can have. These large, red magic jars, also like Heart Containers, will disappear from their location once obtained. The jar will add another square to Link's overall Magic Meter.
Unlike the Heart Containers, however, Magic Containers are very likely to be required to beat the game. The reason for this is that, if Link hasn't managed to increase at all the level of his Magic stat, he would need twice as many Magic points as his default amount in order to use the Thunder Spell, which is the only attack capable of disabling Thunderbird's invulnerability. With the Magic stat at maximum level, Link would still require four squares from his meter in order to cast the aforementioned Spell (and only under that circumstance would the collection of all Containers be optional). Magic Containers are relatively rare in the game, as they're hidden in secret zones of Hyrule. Below is a list of their locations:
|Number||Location||Method of Obtainment|
|1||In a cave southeast of North Castle||No items required, though the Candle (found in Parapa Palace) is recommended.|
|2||Spectacle Rock||Right after collecting the Hammer in the eastern cavern, Link can use it to break the rock that blocks a grotto hiding the Container.|
|3||Maze Island||In the middle of a corridor southwest of the island is a grotto hiding the Container.|
|4||Hidden Town of Kasuto||Inside the house of an Old Woman. Link must have 7 Containers within his Magic Meter at this point.|
A large green pot containing a big Magic Jar in Majora's Mask
- ↑ "To refill your Magic Meter, find Magic Jars by defeating enemies, or looking under pots and bushes. [...] There are two type of Magic Jars: large and small. Large jars refill your Magic Meter completely." (Ocarina of Time manual, pg. 25)
- ↑ "Recovers Link's magic points. There are two, a red one and a blue one. The recovery power varies." (Adventure of Link manual, pg. 45)
- ↑ "You can restore Magic Power, which is used to power different magic items, by finding Magical Decanters. These Magical Decanters come in two sizes, big and small. A big Decanter completely refills your magic meter, and a small one restores one eighth of your magic meter. As with small hearts, you can also get these from enemies you defeat. During the game, you can set the level of Magic Power consumption at 50%, effectively doubling the amount of Magic Power you have." (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 27)
- ↑ "The containers for MAGIC points increase by one and are restored. Points increase by a maximum of 16." (Adventure of Link manual, pg. 45)
|Names in Other Regions|
|French||Fiole de Magie|