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Chu Jellies,(TWW | TP)[name reference needed] also known as Chuchu Jellies,(BotW | HWAoC)[1][2] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series. They are items retained from defeating Chuchus, and have restorative properties. Depending on the game, they can either be used as an ingredient to make Potions or can be scooped up and used in their current states in an Empty Bottle.

Location and Uses

The Wind Waker

Link can obtain Chu Jelly either by defeating a Chuchu or stealing it from the Chuchu with the Grappling Hook in The Wind Waker. The Chu Jelly is then kept in the Spoils Bag. It cannot be used as an item but must be given to Doc Bandam on Windfall Island to brew into Potions. Doc Bandam already has the Red Potion available, while Green Potions and Blue Potions must first be created by giving him fifteen Chu Jellies of the respective color. Once Doc Bandam has made one Potion from the first batch of Chu Jellies and has given Link a free sample, that Potion will then be available for purchase from his store. Link can also continue to give Doc Bandam five additional Chu Jellies of any color to receive a free Potion. The Jellies can also be sold to Beedle for one Rupee each.

There are three types of Chu Jelly available:

Twilight Princess

Chu Jelly can be found by defeating Chus in Twilight Princess. Unlike in The Wind Waker, once a Chu is defeated, its dissolving remains can be scooped up into an Empty Bottle and be used as drinkable Chu Jelly.

There are several different types of Chu Jelly available:

  • Purple Chu Jelly: obtained from Purple Chus. It has a random effect when drunk. Usually it drains one Heart, but it can occasionally restore one or all of Link's Hearts. Purple Chu Jelly can also drain Link's health down to a quarter of a Heart.
  • Yellow Chu Jelly: obtained from Yellow Chus. It has the same use as Lantern Oil and can be used to refuel the Lantern. It can also be scooped with the Lantern to instantly refill it as well.
  • Red Chu Jelly: obtained from Red Chus. It has the same effect as Red Potions and restores eight Hearts.
  • Blue Chu Jelly: obtained from Blue Chus. It has the same effect as Blue Potions and restores all Hearts.
  • Rare Chu Jelly: obtained from Rare Chus. It has the same effect as Great Fairy's Tears, which restores all Hearts and grants Link double attack power for 16 seconds or until harmed. This Jelly has to be obtained quickly, as if the Rare Chu merges with another kind of Chu, it will become that Chu's color. If Link has Rare Chu Jelly already, Yellow Chu will appear instead of the rare one.
  • Green Chu Jelly: obtained from Green Chus. It has no effect when drunk. Green Chus only appear when a Blue Chu and Yellow Chu merge in the Wii and HD versions of the game (they create a Purple Chu in the GameCube version), which can only occur in the Cave of Ordeals. In the Wii version, the Green Chu Jelly has no description on the item subscreen and no text appears when it is obtained; in Twilight Princess HD, text was added in both cases, even referencing the fact that is has no effect when drunk.[6][7]
  • Black Chu Jelly: An unused item intended to appear from a hypothetical Black Chu, which does not appear in the final game. It is fully functional in the code, and depletes one of Link's hearts when consumed, similarly to Nasty Soup.[8]

Breath of the Wild

Chuchu Jellies can be found by defeating Chuchus. Chuchu Jellies exhibit mutagenic properties when exposed to elemental attacks (e.g. setting them on fire changes them to Red Chuchu Jelly),[1] and will burst if struck. Chuchu Jellies comes in four colors:

  • Chuchu Jelly: Appears light blue in color. Drops from normal Chuchus. Harmless if struck.
  • Red Chuchu Jelly: Drops from Red Chuchus or exposing other Chuchu Jelly to fire. Explodes if struck by physical attacks.
  • White Chuchu Jelly: Drops from Ice Chuchus or exposing other forms of Chuchu Jelly to ice. Releases a freezing mist if struck by physical attacks.
  • Yellow Chuchu Jelly: Drops from Yellow Chuchus or exposing other forms of Chuchu Jelly to electricity. Releases an electric burst if struck by physical attacks.

As a Monster Part, Cooking with Chuchu Jellies will result in Dubious Food. However, if Link Cooks them with critters, he can make a variety of Elixirs. They can also be sold to Kilton at the Fang and Bone for Mon or used at the Kochi Dye Shop to make Light Blue Dye.

Chuchu Jellies are required to upgrade the following pieces of Armor at a Great Fairy Fountain:

Armor Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
BotW Soldier's Helm Icon.png
Soldier's Helm
BotW Chuchu Jelly Icon.png Chuchu Jelly (×5) N/A N/A N/A
BotW Soldier's Armor Icon.png
Soldier's Armor
BotW Chuchu Jelly Icon.png Chuchu Jelly (×5) N/A N/A N/A
BotW Soldier's Greaves Icon.png
Soldier's Greaves
BotW Chuchu Jelly Icon.png Chuchu Jelly (×5) N/A N/A N/A

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

HWDE Chu Jelly Food Icon.png

Chu Jellies appear as Weird-type Food in Hyrule Warriors Legends. It is imbued with the Lightning Element. When consumed by a Companion Fairy in the Dining Room of the My Fairy mode, Chu Jelly can increase the Fairy's Trust level and personality traits.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Chuchu Jellies can be sold for 5 Rupees, though Segimo will buy them for 12 Rupees.


  • It is speculated that the Green Chu and its Chu Jelly in Twilight Princess might be a leftover from an earlier version of the game, and that the Green Chu Jelly was intended to be used to restore Link's Magic Meter, which was present in early versions of the game before being removed.
  • Black Chu Jelly also exists in the game data of Twilight Princess, but is inaccessible in normal gameplay.[9][10][11]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseチュチュゼリー (Chuchu Zerī) (BotW)Chuchu Jelly
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR丘丘膠 (Qiū qiū jiāo) (BotW) 
NetherlandsDutchChuchu-gelei (BotW) 
CanadaFrenchCAGelée Chuchu (BotW) 
FranceFrenchEUGelée chuchu (BotW)Chuchu jelly
GermanyGermanSchleim-Gelee (BotW)
Schleim-Gelee (HWDE)[12]
Slime Jelly
ItalyItalianGelatina chuchu (BotW) 
South KoreaKorean츄츄젤리 (Chyuchyujelli) (BotW) 
RussiaRussianЖеле чучу (Zhele chuchu) (BotW) 
SpainSpanishEUGelatina de chuchu (BotW) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAGelatina de chuchu (BotW) 
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chuchu Jelly
    A gelatinous substance that came from a Chuchu. It's unusable in this state, but applying a bit of elemental stimulation will change its form.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Chuchu Jelly
    A gelatinous substance that came from a Chuchu. It's unusable in this state, but applying a bit of elemental stimulation will change its form.
    " — Spoils (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. "There's a gelatinous substance in the red jelly. It's an effective cure for exhaustion, but it can't be used in its current state." — Inventory (The Wind Waker)
  4. "There's a gelatinous substance in the green jelly. that is filled with magic power, but you can't use it in its current form." — Inventory (The Wind Waker)
  5. "There's a gelatinous substance in the blue jelly that is a cure-all, but you can't use it in its current state." — Inventory (The Wind Waker)
  6. "You put green Chu Jelly in your bottle! It doesn't look all that tasty..." — N/A (Twilight Princess HD)
  7. "Jelly from a green Chu.
    *Set it to [Y], [X] or [R] and drink it, though it doesn't look like it will do much...
    " — Collection (Twilight Princess HD)
  8. "This item is fully functional. Drinking it causes Link to lose one heart, similar to the Nasty Soup item you can receive from Coro in Faron Woods." — GlitterBerri, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess/Unused Items, The Cutting Room Floor, published March 14, 2016, retrieved October 29, 2020.
  9. "Jelly from the black Chu. It smells bad even with the lid closed. Looks like you can set it to and drink it with [Y] or [X], but..." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  10. "You put black Chu Jelly in your bottle! Ugh! That color! It looks really bad for you. You can set it to [B] on the ["-"] screen and use [B] to drink it, but... Ewwwww!" — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  11. "Jelly from a black Chu. Even with the lid on, the acrid smell permeates the air. You should be able to drink it with [B], but..." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  12. "Schleim-Gelee" — Dining Room (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)