The Elements are quest items from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. These four elements are the physical embodiments of the four elements fire, earth, wind and water. Link must retrieve all four for his White Sword to transform into the mythical Four Sword. The four elements can be found in the dungeons of Hyrule.
Once obtained, Link's sword must be infused with one of the elements in the Elemental Sanctuary hidden deep inside the walls of Hyrule Castle. Once this has been done, the sword allows Link to create replicas of himself for a short while if the sword is charged. These doppelganger Links can be used to hold down multiple switches and push large blocks. The more elements Link has infused the sword with, the more replicas of himself appear when the sword is charged. The maximum number of copies Link can make of himself is four.
The four elements look identical to the four Jewels from The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures in both colour and shape and may be the same objects. Another strange but interesting fact that some have discovered is that the Wind, Fire and Water elements respectively look like the Kokiri's Emerald, Goron's Ruby and Zora's Sapphire, the three Spiritual Stones from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- "The power of the earth is the source of all living things. The Earth Element is the embodiment of that power."
- — In-game text
The Earth Element is the first of four Elements Link must gather. Found in the Deepwood Shrine, its power, along with the power of the Fire Element, boosts the strength of the White Sword and changes the color of its hilt. Once Link finds it, Festari tells him where to go next.
- "Flames bring light to darkness and warmth to all. The Fire Element is the embodiment of this power."
- — In-game text
The Fire Element is the second of the four Elements Link must gather. Found in the Cave of Flames, its power, along with the power of the Earth Element, boosts the strength of the White Sword and changes the color of its hilt to red.
- "Water quenches thirst, ends drought, and nourishes life. The water element is the embodiment of that power."
- — In-game description
The Water Element is the third of the four Elements Link must gather. Found in the Temple of Droplets, its power transforms the White Sword into the Empowered White Sword and changes the hilt color from red to blue.
Link finds the Water Element after using the Big Key to get into the second part of the dungeon, where he finds it frozen in a large chunk of ice. Upon melting it with the sunlight, he also accidentally thaws the Big Octorok, which sucks up the element. After defeating Big Octorok, Link retrieves the Water Element.
- "The wind carries the seeds of flowers, scattering life across the land. The Wind Element is the embodiment of that power."
- — In-game text
The Wind Element is the fourth and final element Link must gather. It can be found in the game's fifth and final normal dungeon, the Palace of Winds. When infused with the Empowered White Sword, the legendary Four Sword is created and Link can create a total of four copies of himself. Despite being the final Element Link gains, Link sets out to get it in the third dungeon, the Fortress of Winds, but unfortunately by the time Link arrived, the Wind Tribe had moved to Cloud Tops. Link receives the Ocarina of Wind from Zeffa instead.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|