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Red Shield
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The Red Shield in A Link to the Past
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The Red Shield is an item appearing only in A Link to the Past.

Location and Uses

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The Red Shield is an enhanced version of Link's original shield. It is capable of absorbing small fireballs, and becomes extremely helpful for Link during his quest until he finds the Mirror Shield.

The Red Shield can be acquired for free by throwing the Fighter's Shield into the Mysterious Pond of the Waterfall of Wishing. By answering the Great Fairy's question honestly, she will reward him with this upgraded shield.[1] Link can also buy this shield from various shops around the Light and Dark Worlds.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 大きな盾 (Ōkina Tate) Big Shield
French-speaking countries French Bouclier Rouge Red Shield
Federal Republic of Germany German Roter Schild Red Shield


  1. "Hello there. Did you drop this? I like an honest person. I will give you something better in return." — Great Fairy (A Link to the Past)