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Item Trader

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Item Trader
LADX Item Trader Sprite.png
Race Goriya[1]
Gender Male[1]
Era Era of Light and Dark

The Item Trader is a character in Link's Awakening.[2]


The Item Trader is found in a cave on the southern portion of Toronbo Shores. Link can only see and speak with it after he obtained the Magnifying Lens. At this point, the Item Trader offers Link to trade a Boomerang he found on the beach for the item on his B Button.[3][4] Link can trade the Boomerang back to the Item Trader at any time to recover his item.[5][6] The Boomerang is one of the most useful weapons in the game, and the Item Trader will even beg Link to give it back to him after the trade.[7] Not all items can be traded for the Boomerang.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc. , pg. 108
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 233 (LA)
  3. "I found a good item washed up on the beach... I'll trade it to you for what you have in your B Button..." — Item Trader (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "You got the Boomerang in exchange for the item you had." — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Okay, let's do it! When you don't want the Boomerang any more, come back!" — Item Trader (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "The item came back to you. You returned the Boomerang." — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "Give me back the Boomerang, I beg you! I'll return the item you gave to me!" — Item Trader (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. "Ah... Don't give me that item... How about something else?" — Item Trader (Link's Awakening DX)