The Wallet is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. It is an item Link uses to hold any Rupees he collects on his quest. The Wallet's maximum capacity ranges from 99 to 9,999 Rupees. Link can usually upgrade the wallet by way of a side quest such as killing Gold Skulltulas and collecting the tokens.


The Legend of Zelda through The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Wallets are not mentioned until Ocarina of Time, and Link can carry a set number of Rupees throughout the entire course of each of the first four games. In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, there is no Rupee system, since there are no items to purchase.

In The Legend of Zelda', Link can hold up to 255 Rupees, because the maximum variable is 255 in older computer systems (such used in the Nintendo Entertainment System). In A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening, the maximum is 999 Rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Link starts off with the Child's Wallet, which can hold up to 99 Rupees. Link can obtain the Adult's Wallet, which can hold 200 Rupees, by killing 10 Gold Skulltulas. Link can also obtain the larger Giant's Wallet by killing 30 Gold Skulltulas. This can carry a maximum of 500 Rupees, which is also the maximum amount allowed in the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Again, Link can hold only 99 Rupees with the default wallet. After depositing 200 Rupees in West Clock Town's bank, he gets the Adult's Wallet, which holds 200 Rupees. After killing all thirty Gold Skulltulas and collecting their spirits in the Oceanside Spider House on the First Day, Link receives the Giant's Wallet, allowing him to carry up to 500 Rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

The wallet is similar to A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening in that there is one wallet that can hold up to 999 Rupees. While in Subrosia, the 999 Rupee limit applies to also Ore Chunks.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

For the first time in the series, the maximum amount of Rupees that can be carried passes the 999 mark. Link's initial wallet holds 200 Rupees which is boosted in the Wii U-version to 500 Rupees. The first upgrade from the Fortune Goddess gives him a 1,000 Rupee capacity. The second upgrade, also by a Great Fairy, allows him to hold a maximum of 5,000 Rupees. It is necessary to get at least one of these upgrades in order to pay Tingle the fee of 398 Rupees he requires to decipher a Triforce Chart.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

The Minish Cap is the first handheld game to feature wallet upgrades. The starting wallet is capable of holding 100 Rupees. The three wallet upgrades can be obtained in any order. One can be bought from Stockwell for 80 Rupees. Another is unlocked by fusing Kinstones with Mayor Hagen. A third upgrade is found in the Great Fairy Fountain in the Minish Woods. The capacity of the wallets will increase from 300, to 500, and ultimately to 999.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Twilight Princess Wallet Wallet (Icon)
"A wallet from your childhood. It holds up to 300 Rupees."
— in-game description

Link starts out with a normal Wallet which according to its description, Link has had since childhood. This Wallet has the capacity for 300 Rupees (its capacity is increased to 500 in Twilight Princess HD).

Then, by collecting a Golden Bug for Agitha, Link is given the Big Wallet, which can hold 600 Rupees (increased to 1,000 Rupees in Twilight Princess HD). After Link collects all of the possible Golden Bugs, Agitha gives him the Giant's Wallet, which holds 1,000 Rupees (increased to 2,000 Rupees in Twilight Princess HD).

In the Twilight Princess HD remake for the Wii U, another upgrade called the Colossal Wallet can be obtained by completing the special Wolf Link amiibo dungeon, which holds 9,999 Rupees (provided he has obtained the Giant's Wallet). If Link has the Big Wallet upon completing the dungeon, the he will receive the Giant's Wallet upon completing the dungeon and can receive the Colossal Wallet from Agitha. Alternatively if he only has the normal wallet, then he will receive the Big Wallet upon completing the dungeon and can obtain the other two upgrades from Agitha.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

These games feature no wallet upgrades, but claim the title of highest Rupee capacity in any canon games, which is 9,999 Rupees; this is likely because of the high price of ship and train parts.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Link starts out with a Small Wallet, which holds up to 300 Rupees. The Wallet capacity can be increased by buying up to three Extra Wallets from Beedle (each with a +300 Rupee increase) or helping Batreaux collect Gratitude Crystals for a base capacity upgrade to 500, 1,000, 5,000 and finally 9,000 Rupees; the maximum capacity is therefore 9,900 Rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Ravio has extremely large Wallet (which is basically a large sack with a green Rupee on the side) which he stores his Rupees in and can be seen on top a box near the wall that Majora's Mask hangs from in Link's House. He is shown to be very protective of it as he will order Link not to touch it if he go near it and claims their is something more important than life itself. Later in the game, when Ravio rushes into Lorule Castle he falls over in his haste and some of the Rupees in his Wallet humorously fall out, as it is likely filled with all the Rupees he earned from renting and/or selling his items to Link. Ravio's protectiveness of his Wallet makes sense give his merchant-like mindset which is likely meant to be in contrast to Link, who earns Rupees through either hard labor, playing mini-games, exploration, and selling things (such treasures & materials) he obtains while adventuring.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

While Link begins the game in the Shrine of Resurrection half-naked with practically no items, he ironically has a wallet from the very beginning though it is never referenced as such in-game and there are no wallet upgrades due to his wallet already having the largest carrying capacity to date a maximum of 999,999 Rupees. However it really hard for Link to fill it to max capacity as Rupees can no longer be acquired by cutting grass, though can still be found under rocks, by breaking Pots and crates, dropped by certain enemies like Yiga Footsoldiers, Yiga Blademasters, and Treasure Octoroks, or as rewards for completing mini-games or Side Quests. Rarely Link can find Silver Rupees worth 100 Rupees by simply breaking pots. Purple Rupees worth 50 Rupees However the main way Link acquires Rupees is by selling Armor, Materials, and items created through Cooking. Additionally Link's Wallet can also apparently carry Mon a special currency used at the Fang and Bone which is acquired by selling Monster Extract, Monster Parts, Dragon Parts, and Guardian Parts to the shop's proprietor Kilton. Mon and Rupee balances are separate and neither effects the carrying capacity of the other. The large size of Link's wallet can likely be contributed to his occupation as a century prior he was an accomplished Knight of Hyrule and the Captain of Princess Zelda's Royal Guard whom either acquired his wallet upgrades before the Great Calamity or was issued such a large wallet due to his high rank in the Hyrulean Army as the Royal Guard were apparently the elite among the Knights of Hyrule and Link was the Hylian Champion whom had been chosen by the Master Sword long before Zelda's father Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule appointed him to the rank of Captain.Additionally Link's father was a Royal Guard Knight thus Link may have come from a noble and potentially wealthy family and had befriended the Zora Princess Mipha as a four year old child when he accompanied a Hylian envoy to Zora's Domain thus had may opportunities to acquire a large wallet or various upgrades before the Great Calamity.

Since his wallet already has the largest carrying capacity of any wallet to date further wallet upgrades would be redundant. Additionally its large carrying capacity means Link can focus on selling items without worrying about running out of space in his wallet as filling it up to capacity requires a lot of work. It also allows him to act as a travelling merchant selling items to shops and travelers as a way to make Rupees to fund his quest to defeat Ganon. He can also mine Ore Deposits for high value Gemstones, collect Wood by cutting tree logs, and cook food dishes which can sell for more than the ingredients used to make them. Some people will purchase specific items for more Rupees than normal or trade high value items for rare items like the "Royal Guard" series equipment.

Non-canon appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors Tingle Tingle's Wallet (Model Render)

Render of Tingle's Wallet from Hyrule Warriors

As part of his Balloon moveset, Tingle uses his Wallet to attack enemies during certain combos.

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