Treasure Charts are recurring quest items in the Legend of Zelda series. They are a special type of Sea Chart Link can find that lead to Treasure Chests containing various items that will benefit him on his quests.
Treasure Charts are usually found as treasure in dungeons or from other side-quests as a reward. Locations of sunken Treasure Chests are marked on the charts, and by using the Grappling Hook, Link can fish for them from the King of Red Lions. The 41 Treasure Charts in the game lead to chests containing Rupees, a Piece of Heart, or a special Sea Chart. The Treasure Charts will cause the treasure they lead to to emit a tower of light (or, when he is close, a sort of angelic singing) to help Link find the treasures' locations. In the second quest, treasure locations have changed - they are usually farther away from the island than they were in the first quest. This, in turn, means that less of the island is visible on the map, which makes it somewhat more difficult to identify the island from the map, seeing as some islands look very similar when only a small part of the island is visible.
In The Wind Waker, treasure charts are colored blue.
Treasure Charts are found in also The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. These charts lead to chests that usually contain Ship Parts and Sand of Hours to be added to the Phantom Hourglass. One treasure chart is required to complete the game, leading to the Sun Key to gain entrance to the Temple of Courage. The chests can be retrieved at the location corresponding to a red X on the Treasure Charts by using the Salvage Arm on the S.S. Linebeck.
In Phantom Hourglass, Treasure Charts are colored red.
|Bellum · Ciela · Linebeck · Link · Ocean King · Oshus · Tetra|
—Full list of characters
|Blaaz · Cyclok · Crayk · Diabolical Cubus Sisters · Dongorongo · Gleeok · Eox · Bellum · Ghost Ship · Bellumbeck|
|Bannan Island · Cannon Island · Goron Island · Harrow Island · Isle of Ember · Isle of Frost · Isle of Gust · Isle of Ruins · Isle of the Dead · Mercay Island · Molida Island · Zauz's Island|
—Full list of locations
|Temple of Fire · Temple of Wind · Temple of Courage · Ghost Ship · Goron Temple · Temple of Ice · Mutoh's Temple · Temple of the Ocean King|
|Oshus's Sword · Wooden Shield · Boomerang · Bombs · Bow · Bombchus · Grappling Hook · Hammer · Phantom Sword · Shovel · Fishing Rod|
|Leaf · Neri · Ciela · Pure Metals · Phantom Hourglass · Spirit Gem|
|Anouki · Deity · Fairy · Gerudo · Goron · Human · Hylian · Yook|