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Red Shields are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

The Red Shield is an enhanced version of the Fighter's Shield. It is capable of absorbing small Fireballs.

Link can buy the Red Shield at the Dark World Shield Shop for 500 Rupees (70 in A Link to the Past & Four Swords). Alternatively, the Red Shield can be acquired for free by throwing the Fighter's Shield into the Mysterious Pond of the Waterfall of Wishing. By answering the Great Fairy's question honestly, she will reward him with this upgraded Shield.[2]

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

The Red Shield can be found by returning to the entrance of Level 3 and speaking to the Thief. The Thief will give the Hero of Light the Red Shield.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese大きな盾 (Ōkina Tate)[3]Large Shield
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 136
  2. "Hello there. Did you drop this? I like an honest person. I will give you something better in return." — Great Fairy (A Link to the Past)
  3. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 22 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 16