This article is about the item from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. For the item from The Legend of Zelda, see Food.

"You got All-Purpose Bait! Animals will be drawn to this gourmet pet food the moment you put it down. (It has three portions.)"
— In-game description

All-Purpose Bait is an item from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Portions of this bait can be bought from Beedle or Rats. Each unit of bait has three uses. After these three uses more can be bought; however, Link can only buy as many units of bait as his Bait Bag can hold.


This handy type of bait, stored in the Bait Bag, can be given to certain animals in exchange for aid in Link's quest. One of the more important uses is filling Link's Sea Chart; if Link uses the bait near a Fishman, the Fishman will fill in Link's Sea Chart for that section if it's not already filled and tell Link any interesting facts about the area. If Link has already filled that section of his Sea Chart, Fishman will provide the helpful info again and will offer to play a mini-game with Link which involves shooting arrows at Fishman; this can only be played, however, if Link has the Hero's Bow.

In addition, the bait can be used near rat holes to coerce rats to come out of their holes and sell Link something. The rat will sell Link either a Red Potion, Blue Potion, Green Potion, Bombs or more All-Purpose Bait.

The bait can also be used to make pigs dig where the bait is thrown. The pigs can dig up Rupees, among many other items. Link the Pig can dig in spots where the ground is dark; this usually contains something better than a normal spot, and may even contain a Piece of Heart.

If Link throws All-Purpose Bait on the ground where there is nothing special, eventually a Seagull will eat it.

Lastly, the bait can be used to distract enemies such as Miniblins and Puppet Ganon.

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors Legends

All-Purpose Bait appears as a Food item for Companion Fairies and is classified as a Feast-based food item. Like all Food items, there are three grades: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Food Grade Level

  • Bronze Food - All-Purpose Bait
  • Silver Food - Tasty All-Purpose Bait
  • Gold Food - Delicious All-Purpose Bait

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See also

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