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Rupoors are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1]

Location and Uses

Four Swords

Rupoors are usually found hidden under Rocks and grass in Four Swords. If one of the Links picks one up, a random amount of Rupees will drop from him. If the Links are under the influence of Rupee Fever, the amount dropped can be doubled if they are taken back.

Phantom Hourglass

Rupoors appear on the Ghost Ship after one of the Cubus Sisters advises Link to gather Treasure from one of two Treasure Chests in Phantom Hourglass. Opening the Chest that the Cubus Sister recommends results in Link finding 10 Rupoors. On Harrow Island, Link can find 10 and 50 Rupoors. In a maze found in the Isle of the Dead, instead of walls the maze is made of 10 and 50 Rupoors. The result of collecting a Rupoor is that the amount that the Rupoor is worth will subtracted from Link's Rupees.

Skyward Sword

Link can pick Rupoors up while digging during the Thrill Digger minigame and lose 10 Rupees in Skyward Sword. Shooting his Slingshot or Bow at a black Rupee Ore will also yield Rupoors. On Fun Fun Island, Link can land on a loser space, indicated by a Rupoor. If Link does, he must give Dodoh his Rupees. Rupoors can also be found in certain underground tunnels. Link can change Rupoors into Rupees of random value by sprinkling Glittering Spores on them.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ババルピー (Baba Rupī) Bad Rupee
Canada FrenchCA Rupauvre (PH)
Roupir (SS)
Portmanteau of Rupee and pauvre (poor)
Federal Republic of Germany German Rubin-Falle (SS) Ruby Trap
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Rupobre Portmanteau of Rupee and pobre (poor)


  1. Rupoors are also referred to as Black Rupees in the manual of Four Swords.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, this name is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 136 (FS | PH | SS)
  2. A Link to the Past & Four Swords manual, pg. 44