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Advance Shop
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The Advance Shop, also referred to as the 100 Rupee Advance Shop, is a location in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. It is a unique store as it can only be accessed when the game is played on a Game Boy Advance.[1]

Overview

The shop is adjacent to the Lynna Village Shooting Gallery in Oracle of Ages,[2] and adjacent to the Know-It-All Birds Hut in Oracle of Seasons.[3] It is not available in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console version of either game, as the 3DS uses the Game Boy Color emulator for the game. By using a memory manipulation glitch in the North American version of Oracle of Ages, it can be booted in the Game Boy Advance state, allowing access to the shop.

The Advance Shop is run by Stockwell, who is amazed that Link managed to find the store.[4] Every item sold in the Advance Shop costs 100 Rupees.[5] The shop's merchandise consists of a Gasha Seed and two Magic Rings. Once appraised, the first ring, called an Advance Ring in the shop, will become the GBA Time Ring in Oracle of Ages, or the GBA Nature Ring in Oracle of Seasons. If Link buys every item, Stockwell has nothing more to sell.[6]

Wares and Pricing

Item Description Price
OoX Gasha Seed Sprite.png
Gasha Seed
"Gasha Seed 100 Rupees" OoX Green Rupee Sprite.png 100 Rupees
OoX Magic Ring Sprite.png
Magical Ring
"Magical Ring. What kind of ring it is is a secret. 100 Rupees" OoX Green Rupee Sprite.png 100 Rupees
OoX Magic Ring Sprite.png
Advance Ring
"Advance Ring 100 Rupees" OoX Green Rupee Sprite.png 100 Rupees

Etymology

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ショップアドバンス (Shoppu Adobansu) Advance Shop
Federal Republic of Germany German Advance-Shop
Italian Republic Italian Advance Shop

References

  1. "We're only found on Game Boy Advance!" — Stockwell (Oracle series)
  2. "Advance Shop & Shooting Gallery" — Signpost (Oracle of Ages)
  3. "Advance Shop & Know-It-All Birds' Hut" — Signpost (Oracle of Seasons)
  4. "I'm amazed you found us!" — Stockwell (Oracle series)
  5. "Everything is 100 Rupees. Don't let our secret out!" — Stockwell (Oracle series)
  6. "You've bought it all, so I'm closing shop." — Stockwell (Oracle series)
Regions in Oracle of Ages past age
Talus PeaksMiddle HouseShooting GalleryAdvance ShopPost OfficeTokay TradersThe Wild TokayEyeglass Island LibraryRestoration WallWing DungeonBlack TowerAmbi's PalaceMaku TreeCrescent IslandZora VillageDeku ForestMermaid's CaveSymmetry VillageZora SeasCrescent StraitWest LynnaCoast of No ReturnNortheast LynnaRolling RidgeMaku RoadRolling Ridge BaseLynna VillageSouth ShoreSea of StormsAncient TombSea of No ReturnOoAPastnavmap.png

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