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Quake Medallion

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Quake Medallion
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Main appearance(s)
Turning enemies into Slimes or Zols
Accessing Turtle Rock

The Quake Medallion is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, the Quake Medallion can be found in the Lake of Ill Omen, where a circle of stones in the water lies. By throwing a skull into the circle, Link will awaken the Catfish, who will offer him the medallion in order to be left alone. The Quake Medallion causes an earthquake resulting from Link thrusting the Master Sword into the ground. It only affects ground-bound enemies, generally either destroying them or turning them into a Slime. Using the Quake Medallion near certain trees will cause them to yield various items, as if Link ran into them with his Pegasus Boots. The Quake Medallion is used to open the entrance to the Turtle Rock.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, the Quake Medallion triggers an earthquake that turns enemies into Zols. It can be found in the Death Mountain Foothills, where it can be used to defeat a group of Hinoxes. The Quake Medallion appears again in Frozen Hyrule, where it can be used to defeat a group of Bow Soldiers.


  • The Catfish and the Quake Medallion may be a reference to the Namazu, a giant catfish said to have created powerful earthquakes that became trapped beneath a stone.[2]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseシェイク (Sheiku)[3]Shake
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 393 (ALttP | FSA)
  2. The TRUTH of Zelda: A Link to the Past's Catfish - Culture Shock, YouTube, published July 16, 2014, retrieved September 12, 2014.
  3. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 14