The Magical Key is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. It allows Link to unlock any Locked Door. Unlike a normal Key, it is reusable, meaning that regular Keys are rendered useless once obtained.
Location and Uses
The Legend of Zelda
In The Legend of Zelda, the Magical Key can be found in Level-8. It is golden and has a bow shaped like the head of a lion. Once obtained, the Key count is replaced with the letter "A", which stands for "almighty."
The Adventure of Link
- In the original Japanese release of the first game, one of the old men in Level-8 tells Link to search for the Magical Key within the dungeon. However, the Western releases changed this line to a vague reference in exploiting enemy spoils.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||マジカルキー (Majikaru Kī)
ライオンノカギ (Raion no Kagi) (TLoZ)
|SpanishLA||Llave mágica||Magical key|
- Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 383 (TLoZ) & 386 (TAoL)
- "A magical key that can open several of the locked doors." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
- "Once he's got this magical key, "A" will be displayed showing he's unstoppable!" (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22)
- "When you have it, the display will show an "A" (for "Almighty")." (The Legend of Zelda manual)
- "THERE IS A SECRET AT EDGE OF TOWN." — Old Woman in Hidden Town of Kasuto (The Adventure of Link)
- "Search for the Lion Key." — Old Man in Level-8 (The Legend of Zelda)
- "10TH ENEMY HAS THE BOMB." — Old Man in Level-8 (The Legend of Zelda)