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Subrosia Market
Oracle Of Seasons - Subrosian Market Exterior.png
Outside Subrosia Market
Main Appearance(s)
Items
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Related places

Subrosia Market is a shop in Oracle of Seasons. Located at very center of Subrosia in Subrosia Village, it is the only store in the entire subterranean world. The Market's exterior is designed to resemble a red-robed Subrosian.

Plot

In order to reach Poison Moth's Lair, Link must obtain the Ribbon from the Market to go on a date with Rosa,[1] who has the key to the Summer Tower at the Temple of Seasons.[2] The Market trades the Ribbon for a Star-Shaped Ore,[3] which lays buried in the sands of the Subrosia Seaside.[4]

Wares and Pricing

Subrosia Market with its initial wares

Subrosia Market employs a unique trade system to sell its wares. Depending on the item, the shop owner will either sell for Ore Chunks, the standard Subrosian currency, or trade for Mystical Seeds along with (or instead of) Ore Chunks. Exceptions are the Ribbon and the Big Bomb Bag. In addition, the Market will exchange certain Mystical Seeds for Ore Chunks and vice-versa.

More than half of the items sold at the Market are foreign to its Subrosian salesman. He is consequently unaware of their actual name and purpose. Hearts are displayed upside down and sold as peaches; a Heart Container is sold as a "Rare Peach Stone." Gasha Seeds, of which the market has an infinite supply, are referred to as "Silver Seeds." A single Wooden Shield is sold as a cutting board.[5] The salesman trades a Member's Card for a mere five Ore Chunks, not knowing if it has any purpose at all.[6] According to a Subrosian standing south of the Market, the foreign wares were likely obtained from the Temple of Seasons when it fell from Holodrum.[7]

A Big Bomb Bag, represented by a Red Bomb, is sold for 50 Ore Chunks and 10 Bombs.[8] Upon purchasing it, the shop owner intructs Link to lift the bomb.[9] It explodes harmlessly in his hands, increasing his bomb capacity by 20.[10]

Subrosia Market sells four increasingly expensive Magic Rings. They cost 30, 40, 50, and 70 Ore Chunks respectively.

List of Wares

Item Price
Ribbon
Ribbon
Ribbon 1000Star-Shaped Ore
Piece of Heart
Rare Peach Stone
Piece of Heart 20 Ore Chunks, 10 Ember Seeds
Member's Card
Member's Card 5 Ore Chunks
Cutting board
Wooden Shield 5 Ember Seeds
Big Bomb Bag
Big Bomb Bag
Big Bomb Bag 50 Ore Chunks, 10 Bombs
Seed ring
Magic Ring ×4 30-70 Ore Chunks (30, 40, 50, 70)
Silver Seed
Gasha Seed 100 Ore Chunks, 20 Scent Seeds
Hearts
Peaches
Hearts (3) 10 Ore Chunks
Ore Chunks
Ore Chunks (10) 20 Gale Seeds
Ember Seeds
Ember Seeds (4) 5 Ore Chunks
Pegasus Seeds
Pegasus Seeds (10) 25 Ore Chunks

Order of Sale

Subrosia Market has a total of 11 different wares. However, it has only enough room to sell five at a time. Items are thus sold in a certain order.

The five items for sale at any given time are lined up on the floor against the western wall. Each of the Market's 11 total wares are assigned a specific tile on the floor. Once an item sells out and a tile is freed, the next item assigned to that tile appears for sale upon Link's next visit. The order in which the wares are sold, from northernmost to southernmost tile, is as follows:

First Second Third
Ribbon Big Bomb Bag Gasha Seeds
Piece of Heart Magic Ring ×4 Ember Seeds
Wooden Shield Pegasus Seeds --
Hearts -- --
Member's Card Ore Chunks --

Subrosia Market only sells one Wooden Shield and does not sell stronger shields. Pegasus Seeds thus become available when Link either buys the shield obtains the Iron Shield.

The Market has an unlimited supply of Gasha Seeds, Ember Seeds, Pegasus Seeds, Hearts, and Ore Chunks to trade.

Trivia

  • Despite Ore Chunks being sold in tens, the Market displays a blue Ore Chunk (value of 1) rather than a red one (value of 10).
  • If Link buys all five wares for sale in one visit, the shopkeeper brusquely tells him to go home.[11]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ウーラマーケット (Ūra Māketto)
French Republic FrenchEU Marché Subrosien
Federal Republic of Germany German Subrosia-Basar
Italian Republic Italian Mercato di Subrosia
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Mercado de Subrosia

Gallery

References

  1. "Since you're so nice, I'll go on a date with you. Let's go look in that "temple."" — Rosa (Oracle of Seasons)
  2. "To reach Poison Moth's Lair, you must have the power to change the season to summer. When you reach Subrosia through the warp in Spool Swamp, you'll enlist the help of a special Subrosian to earn that power. Rosa, the girl who you followed to Subrosia from the Woods of Winter, is missing her ribbon. If you buy her a new one, she'll unlock the Tower of Summer." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 25)
  3. "A cute Ribbon I'll trade for Star-Shaped Ore." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
  4. "You can dig up treasure on this beach... Star-Shaped Ore!" — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "A cutting board? I'll trade for 5 Ember Seeds." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "It's shiny and it has "Member's Card" on it. I don't know... I'll trade for 5 Ore Chunks." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
  7. "Lately, Subrosia Market has begun carrying lots of weird things. I think they get it all from the "temple."" — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  8. "A Big Bomb Bag I'll trade for 10 Bombs and 50 Ore Chunks." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
  9. "OK, pick up this Red Bomb." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
  10. "You can carry more Bombs now. Plus you get free Bombs." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
  11. "I traded away all my stuff. I'll have more later. Go home." — Subrosian salesman (Oracle of Seasons)
Regions in Subrosia
Sword and Shield MazeTemple of SeasonsSubrosian SmithySubrosia MarketSubrosian Dance HallGreat FurnaceHouse of PiratesSubrosia CemeterySubrosia SeasideLava LakeSubrosian WildsTreasure GroveSubrosia VillageSubrosian VolcanoesSubrosianavmap.png

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