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Small Key
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Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Cost(s)
80-100 Rupees (TLoZ)
Location(s)
Dungeons
Use(s)
Unlocking doors, Blocks, and Treasure Chests in Dungeons[1]

Small Keys,(ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | FS | TWW | FSA | TMC | TP | PH | ST | SS | ALBW | BotW)[1][2][3] also known simply as Keys,(TLoZ | TAoL | TFH | ZA | CoH)[1][4][5] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Small Keys are commonly found inside dungeons, with most being rewarded after completing a puzzle. In every game, except for The Legend of Zelda, they can only be used in the dungeon where they are found.[6]

The Legend of Zelda

Keys can be purchased from Merchants and be used in any dungeon in The Legend of Zelda.

The Adventure of Link



A Link to the Past



Link's Awakening

The Compass is able to reveal the location of Small Keys in Link's Awakening, with a tone sounding upon entering a room containing a hidden Small Key.[7] In Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, an icon of the Compass also appears on-screen when this happens.

Ocarina of Time

  • 5 in the Forest Temple in the original (6 in Master Quest)
  • 8 in the Fire Temple in the original (5 in Master Quest)
  • 6 in the Water Temple in the original (2 in Master Quest; notice that the second locked door is only in the 3DS version of the mirrored form)
  • 3 in the Bottom of the Well in the original (2 in Master Quest)
  • 5 in the Shadow Temple in the original (6 in Master Quest)
  • 9 in the Gerudo Training Ground in the original (3 in Master Quest)
  • 5 in the Spirit Temple in the original (7 in Master Quest)
  • 2 in the Light Barrier section of Ganon's Castle in the original (3 in the Forest, Spirit, and Shadow Barrier sections in Master Quest)

Majora's Mask

Oracle of Seasons

The Compass is able to reveal the location of Small Keys in Oracle of Seasons, with a tone sounding upon entering a room containing a hidden Small Key.

Oracle of Ages

The Compass is able to reveal the location of Small Keys in Oracle of Ages, with a tone sounding upon entering a room containing a hidden Small Key.

Four Swords



The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

Small Keys appear as objects that can be picked up, like Jars. The Links must carry the Small Keys to their keyholes, and will drop them if damaged. If a Small Key falls into a pit, quicksand, or water, it will reappear in its initial spot. Some enemies, such as Karat Crabs will attempt to take Small Keys from the Links, in which case they must be defeated, stunned, or avoided in order to progress.

The Minish Cap

Small Keys are found within Dungeons in The Minish Cap. Some are found in Treasure Chests, while others simply drop from the ceiling after completing a puzzle or defeating Enemies. Three Small Keys are acquired in unique ways: one Small Key in the Temple of Droplets has been frozen into a Key-sicle and must be thawed out by Light Beams, the first Small Key in the Royal Crypt is being visibly held by a Gibdo, and the first Small Key in Dark Hyrule Castle is given to Link after he breaks the Sorcerer's Curse on King Daltus with the Four Sword.

Small Keys are used to open Locked Doors and Locked Blocks in Dungeons; when a Small Key is used on a Locked Door, it is removed from Link's inventory. He can hold multiple Small Keys, but they can only be used in the Dungeon in which they are obtained. The number of Small Keys in each Dungeon are as follows:

Twilight Princess

Phantom Hourglass



Spirit Tracks



Skyward Sword

A Link Between Worlds



Tri Force Heroes

Keys appear as objects that can be picked up, like Jars. The Links must carry the Keys to their keyholes, and will drop them if damaged. If a Key falls into a pit, quicksand, or water, it will reappear in its initial spot. Some enemies, such as Key Bandit Poes will attempt to take Keys from the Links, in which case they must be defeated, stunned, or avoided in order to progress.

Breath of the Wild

Small Keys appear exclusively in Ancient Shrines in Breath of the Wild. They are made from ancient Sheikah technology and glow with an orange light. While normal objects made from Sheikah technology are composed of non-magnetic materials, Small Keys are made from a metal that can be manipulated with Magnesis.

Other Appearances

The Legend of Zelda Game Watch



The Faces of Evil



The Wand of Gamelon



Zelda's Adventure



BS The Legend of Zelda



Ancient Stone Tablets



My Nintendo Picross: Twilight Princess

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The fourteenth puzzle in the Picross series and the sixth puzzle in the Mega Picross series depict a Small Key.

Cadence of Hyrule



Nomenclature

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LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseキー () (TLoZ)[8]
小さなカギ (Chiisana Kagi) (ALttP | OoT)[9][10]
小さなカギ (Chiisana Kagi) (ALttP | OoT)[11][12]
Same as English.
Same as English.
Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchSleutel (TLoZ)[13]Key
CanadaFrenchCAPetite clé (ST | ST)Small key
FranceFrenchEUClef (TLoZ)[14]
Petite clé (OoT3D | ST | ST)[15][16][17]
Petite clé (OoT3D | ST | ST)[18][19][20]
Petite clé (OoT3D | ST | ST)[21][22][23]
Key
Small key
Small key
Small key
GermanyGermanKleiner Schlüssel (LANS)Small Key
ItalyItalianPiccola chiave (LANS)Small key
SpainSpanishEULlave pequeña (LANS) 
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 138(TLoZ | TAoL | ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | FS | TWW | FSA | TMC | TP | PH | ST | SS | ALBW)
  2. "You got a Small Key! This key will open a locked door. YOu can only use it in this area." — N/A (Skyward Sword HD)
  3. "Small Key
    A key that can unlock doors inside shrines.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  4. Zelda's Adventure manual, pg. 4
  5. "Key" — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  6. "You found a Small Key! This key will open a locked door. You can use it only in this dungeon." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "You've got the Compass! Now, you can see where the chests and Nightmare are hidden! This Compass has a new feature--a tone will tell you if a key is hidden in a room when you enter!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 21 Encyclopedia (TOKYOPOP) pg. 124 (TLoZ)
  9. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 29 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 13
  10. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 150
  11. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 29 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 13
  12. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 150
  13. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  14. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  15. "Vous trouvez une petite clé ! Cette clé permet d'ouvrir une des portes verrouillées de ce donjon." — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  16. '"`UNIQ--ref-0000004A-QINU`"'
  17. '"`UNIQ--ref-0000005C-QINU`"'
  18. "Vous trouvez une petite clé ! Cette clé permet d'ouvrir une des portes verrouillées de ce donjon." — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  19. '"`UNIQ--ref-0000004A-QINU`"'
  20. '"`UNIQ--ref-0000005C-QINU`"'
  21. "Vous trouvez une petite clé ! Cette clé permet d'ouvrir une des portes verrouillées de ce donjon." — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  22. '"`UNIQ--ref-0000004A-QINU`"'
  23. '"`UNIQ--ref-0000005C-QINU`"'
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