Guardian Acorn

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Guardian Acorn
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LANS Guardian Acorn Model.png
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Main appearance(s)
Halving damage taken[1]
Comparable item(s)

Guardian Acorns are items in Link's Awakening.[1][note 1]

Location and Uses

Guardian Acorns appear after defeating 12 consecutive enemies without getting hit.[3] When obtained, the music changes while halving all damage Link receives for three hits.[4]

In Link's Awakening DX, when the Blue Clothes are obtained, obtaining a Guardian Acorn reduces all damage taken to a fourth.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
GermanyGermanSchutzeichel (LANS)Protection Acorn
ItalyItalianGhianda protettrice (LANS)Acorn protector
Latin AmericaSpanishLABellota protectora (LANS)Protective acorn
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See Also


  1. This item is also referred to as Acorns of Defense on and in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[2][3] However, because Encyclopedia takes precedence, this term is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "You've got a Guardian Acorn! It will reduce the damage you take by half!" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. "Acorn of Defense
    Found scattered throughout Koholint Island, Acorns of Defense are magical seeds which can increase the defensive power of anyone lucky enough to find them."
    Zelda Universe, (Archive), published n.d., retrieved July 6, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 89
  4. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 126 (LA)