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Angler Key

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Angler Key
LA Angler Key Artwork.png
Location(s) Yarna Desert[1]
Use(s) Unlocking the Angler's Tunnel[2]
Comparable Item(s) Bird Key
Face Key
Slime Key
Tail Key

The Angler Key is an item in Link's Awakening.[2][note 1]

Location and Uses

The Angler Key is rewarded to Link after he defeats the Lanmola located in the Yarna Desert.[1][4]

The Angler Key allows Link, by inserting it into the Angler Keyhole,[5] to stop the waterfall that was blocking the entrance to the Angler's Tunnel,[6] the fourth Dungeon in Link's Awakening.


See Also


  1. The Angler Key is also stylized as the Angler's Key in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[3] However, because the in-game name takes precedence, this term is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "'BRRING! BRRING! Hi, this is Ulrira! In the Yarna Desert, which is located in the southeast of the island, you will find something called the Angler Key. Hmmm... How much more obvious do I have to be? Bye! CLICK!'" — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 115(LA)
  3. The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc.), pg. 49
  4. "In Koholint, the Lanmola lives in the desert, appearing only to attack enemies like Link. Refer to the prophetic words of the Hyrulean Heroes Journal: when in doubt, smite thy foe on the noggin! When you defeat this beast, the Angler's Key drops into the sand. Jump into the sand whirlpool to claim the Key." (The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc. & Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.), pg. 49)
  5. "Hunh? A keyhole here? It says, 'Angler Keyhole'" — TBD (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "At the base of the mountains, along a path that borders the river, you'll find what appears to be a keyhole in the rock ledge. After attempting to unlock it with your sword like any good hearo, you might try an alternate approach. Use the Angler's Key that you won from the Lanmola. As soon as you do, a magical transformation will take place before your very eyes. Could this be the lost entrance to the cave?" (The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc. & Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.), pg. 50)