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Wooden Boxes,(SS | BotW)[1][2] also known as Crates,(MM)[3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. Wooden Boxes go unnamed in Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, The Minish Cap, and Twilight Princess.

Location and Uses

A crate is a hollow box that often comes in two sizes. Link can lift and throw the smaller variety in order to bust it open, but he must roll into or set an explosive by the larger variant to achieve the same effect. In Breath of the Wild, Link can also set the crates on fire to release the contents, but doing so will cause any food materials to become roasted. Link can climb atop the larger boxes without breaking them to gain a broader view of the surrounding area or to gain extra height in a jump. The larger crates also come in an indestructible variety which can be pushed, allowing Link to use them to reach higher areas or to uncover hidden passages. If anything, single recovery hearts or nominal Rupees can be found inside these boxes. However, in Ocarina of Time, crates often hide Gold Skulltulas. Smaller crates, as seen in Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and The Wind Waker can also be used to activate and sustain a Switch. In The Wind Waker, the smaller variants can float on top of water, which allows them to be used as miniature platforms in the Tower of the Gods.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseハコ (Hako) (OoT)[4]Box
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  • In Majora's Mask and The Wind Waker, crates sometimes hide secret passages.


See Also


  1. "Breaking the Wooden Boxes" — Sheikah Stone (Skyward Sword)
  2. Creating a Champion pg. 345
  3. "If you run out of arrows, you can rustle up some more from the crate near the house or from nearby grass and stuff too. Feel free to stock up!" — Romani (Majora's Mask 3D)
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 11