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Pumpkin
Pumpkin Patch Plower.png
Pumpkin icon from Skyward Sword
Game(s)
Other media Hyrule Warriors Legends
Use(s) Source of seeds, other items, improving Simple Soup
Comparable Object(s) Jar, Rock, Skull, Barrel

Pumpkins are a recurring motif in The Legend of Zelda series. They occur sometimes as a visual element, sometimes as an item, sometimes as a breakable container, and sometimes as a combination of these. They appeared mainly as a recurring visual motif until Twilight Princess, where physical pumpkins and their products became considerably more important.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, the Trees in the Dark World strongly resemble pumpkins, as well as having faces. From an aesthetic standpoint, this fits with the monstrous and spooky theme of the Dark World, as pumpkins are associated with Halloween and therefore with evil spirits and monsters. While the trees in the Light World may drop Apples or occasionally Bees when dashed into, Dark World trees with visible, moving pupils drop Bombs. After releasing a bomb, the trees can be talked to, in some cases giving Link hints and in others giving him an angry reproach.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, the exterior of the Seashell Mansion resembles the trees found in the Dark World in A Link to the Past for unknown reasons. The two trees at either side of the main building can even be talked to after the fashion of Dark World trees, although it is not necessary to charge into them first and they do not release bombs.

Oracle of Ages

The first boss in Oracle of Ages is Pumpkin Head, who, as its name suggests, is a spirit with a pumpkin (specifically a Jack-o'-lantern) for a head. This continues the theme of pumpkins as a symbol of evil spirits seen in A Link to the Past.

Oracle of Seasons

Like the trees making up the exterior of Link's Awakening's Seashell Mansion, the trees in Subrosia in Oracle of Seasons have the characteristic pumpkin-like Dark World tree appearance.

Four Swords Adventures

Four Swords Adventures features the Dark World at various points during the adventure, and thus the pumpkin-like Dark World trees make their return.

Twilight Princess

Pumpkins feature prominently in Twilight Princess as one of the main exports of Ordon Village. In Ordon Village, Link can find pumpkins in the fields. These can be smashed to get pumpkin seeds, which are the primary ammunition for the Slingshot. The scarecrows near Link's House also appear to have pumpkins for heads. An Ordon Pumpkin is also found in a chest in Snowpeak Ruins, although Yeta misremembered the chest as containing the Bedroom Key. When added to the Simple Soup, the Ordon Pumpkin converts it to Good Soup, which restores four hearts as opposed to two.

Skyward Sword

Pumpkins seem to be the primary agricultural product of Skyloftians in Skyward Sword. One of the islands in The Sky, Pumpkin Landing, being dedicated to growing pumpkins, as it is the home to a sizable (by Zelda game standards) pumpkin patch and the Lumpy Pumpkin, a pub specializing in Pumpkin Soup. Even the decor of the establishment is pumpkin-themed, as are the names of the father and daughter who staff it. Pumpkins can also be found on the main island of Skyloft in smaller patches. There is also a minigame in Skyward Sword involving pumpkins, that being Pumpkin Pull. As in Twilight Princess, pumpkins can be smashed, although they yield a variety of items, as Jars do.

Non-canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

HWDE Pumpkin Food Icon.png

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Pumpkins appear as Plant-type Food. They are imbued with the Light Element. When consumed by a Companion Fairy in the Dining Room of the My Fairy mode, Pumpkins can increase the Fairy's Trust level and personality traits.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Citrouille Pumpkin
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Calabaza Pumpkin

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