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OOS Ribbon.png
Location(s) Mabe Village(LA)[1]
Use(s) Trading for Dog Food(LA)[1]
Impressing Rosa(OoS)[1]

The Ribbon is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1]

Locations and Uses

Link's Awakening

The Ribbon in Link's Awakening is the second item in the game's Trading Sequence.[3] It is received from the Quadruplets' Mother of Mabe Village in exchange for the Yoshi Doll.[1] The Ribbon is then given to YipYip, who lives in a side room of Madam MeowMeow's house. In return for the Ribbon, Link is given a can of Dog Food.[1]

Oracle of Seasons

The Ribbon in Oracle of Seasons is a quest item that belongs to the Subrosian celebrity Rosa, who had lost it to the sea.[4] The Ribbon is found at the Subrosia Market, and is traded for a Star-Shaped Ore. After returning the Ribbon to Rosa, she agrees to accompany Link to the Temple of Seasons on a date.[5]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese リボン (Ribon) Ribbon
French Republic FrenchEU Ruban
Federal Republic of Germany German Schleife
Italian Republic Italian Fiocco
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Lazo



  1. This item is also referred to as the Bow in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[2] However, this term is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 136(LA | OoS)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc.), pg. 24
  3. "You traded your Yoshi Doll for Ribbon! Maybe you can trade the ribbon for something else!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "My name's Rosa. My favorite Ribbon floated out to sea... I, like, wanted to go explore the "temple," but I can't go out like this!" — Rosa (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "Since you're so nice, I'll go on a date with you. Let's go look in that "temple."" — Rosa (Oracle of Seasons)