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The Slime Key is an item in Link's Awakening.[2]

Location and Uses

Initially, the Slime Key is owned by Prince Richard. When Link travels to Kanalet Castle and speaks to him, he will ask Link to bring him back five Golden Leaves in exchange for the Key.[3][4] When Link returns with the five Golden Leaves, Prince Richard will let him through his back garden where an Owl Statue is located.[5] Link must use the Shovel to dig at the Statue's feet and find the Key.[1]

By inserting the Slime Key into the Slime Keyhole, to unlock the access to the Key Cavern.[2]


The Slime Key may be named after Slime Eye, the Boss of the Key Cavern, with which it bears a close resemblance.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
GermanyGermanSchleimschlüssel (LA)[6]
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 41
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 138(LA)
  3. "Salutations! You wouldn't know by the look of me, but I used to live in the castle! My servants went berserk and I was forced to flee to my villa... So, you want the key to Ukuku Prairie, do you? I may be able to help you... Let's make... a deal, shall we? I want you to retrieve the Golden Leaf I left behind in the castle when I fled..." — Prince Richard (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "At last! You've got the final Golden Leaf! Now go and see Richard about that key... " — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Ahh! Tres Bien! I see you have recovered all of the leaves! Now, move this box and you will find your reward! " — Prince Richard (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Coooool! Mit dem Schleimschlüssel öffnet sich das Tor in der Urunga Steppe." — N/A (Link's Awakening, German version)