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Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake Secret Seashell Locations

Collecting the Secret Seashells in Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake can grant you a fantastic item if you’re willing to put in the time. In the original game there were 26 seashells in total, but one of the big changes in the remake is that more have been added.

What do you get for collecting all the Secret Seashells in Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake?

There are more than 26 Secret Seashells in the Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake. As stated above, the original game used to only have 26, but that’s changed in the Switch version. Once you have collected a total of 15 shells you can head to Seashell Mansion to get the Seashell Sensor that makes finding these hidden items a lot easier. If you haven’t discovered Seashell Mansion yet, you’ll find it in roughly the center of the island.

Zelda Link's Awakening Remake Secret Seashell Locations

Once you deliver all the shells you’ll get the Seashell Sword (a.k.a. the Level 2 Sword) which is twice as powerful as Link’s basic sword. The Seashell Sword also has the ability to fire laser beams when Link’s health is full, which gives you a powerful ranged attack without the ammo limitation you face with the bow.

This guide is a work-in-progress and we will be updating it as we find more seashells!

Secret Seashell Location 1

  • Location: Mabe Village
  • Requirements: Sword

You’ll find a big patch of bushes in Mabe Village north of the Trendy Game Shop and south of the regular shop. If you chop your way through the fourth row of bushes you’ll find a Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 2

  • Location: Mabe Village
  • Requirements: Shovel

Once you have the shovel, head to Madam Bow Wow’s house and enter the doghouse. If you dig in the southeast corner of the room you’ll find a Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 3

  • Location: Near the Tail Cave dungeon, south of Mabe Village
  • Requirements: Pegasus Boots

Just west of the entrance to the Tail Cave you’ll see a lone tree. If you charge into this tree with the Pegasus Boots you’ll find a Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 4

  • Location: Tail Cave Dungeon
  • Requirements: Bombs

After completing the Bottle Grotto dungeon you can buy bombs at the Town Tool Shop. Either purchase some bombs from the shop, or pick them up somewhere in the world, and head to the Tail Cave. Inside you’ll find a room with a western wall that has the telltale cracks meaning you can break through it. Bomb the wall and head inside the newly-formed passage to find a Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 5

  • Location: Mysterious Forest
  • Requirements: Power Bracelet L-1

Near the entrance to the Mabe Village entrance to the Mysterious Forest, you’ll find a chest. You can lift the rock blocking access to the chest with the Power Bracelet. Open the chest and you’ll find a Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 6

  • Location: Seashell Mansion
  • Requirements: Collect five Secret Seashells.

Once you have gathered at least five shells you can head to Seashell Mansion to get a payout. Confusingly, the mansion gives you a Secret Seashell in exchange for five shells.

Secret Seashell Location 7

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Sword

To the east of Seashell Mansion you’ll find a group of bushes. If you chop down the top two you’ll find a shell.

Secret Seashell Location 8

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Pegasus Boots

Just to the southeast of where you can exit Mabe Village and enter the prairie you’ll find a telephone booth. To the right of the booth is a tree. Charge the tree with the Pegasus Boots and you’ll knock down a shell.

Secret Seashell Location 9

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Sword, Power Bracelet L-1, Shovel

You’ll find a rock blocking a flight of stairs just southwest of the Witch’s Hut. Get rid of the stone with the Power Bracelet and you’ll see some grass with a bush in the middle. Chop down the bush and dig in the spot where it was located to unearth a seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 10

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Shovel

From the entrance to the Key Cavern, head east and you’ll find a flight of steps. Climb them and then move west and you’ll see four patches of grass surrounding a square of land. Dig up the square of land and you’ll get another seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 11

  • Location: Seashell Mansion
  • Requirements: Collect ten seashells.

After you hit the ten seashell mark you can return to the Seashell Mansion for another prize. After you deposit these shells you’ll once again be rewarded with…. another Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 12

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Power Bracelet L-1

In the area of the Ukuku Prairie with the donut-shaped rocks, look around for a liftable stone. Once you find it, lift it and out will drop another seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 13

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Roc’s Feather, Bombs, Shovel

Head southwest from the area with the donut-shaped rocks. Here you’ll find a cave you can enter. Head east and look for the cracks in the western wall that indicate a hidden passage. Bomb the wall and pass through the new doorway. Jump into the hole and then hop across the pit and you’ll arrive at a set of stairs. Exit the cave and you’ll find yourself above the cave you entered.

Go north and use the shovel two squares southwest of the owl statue. When you dig there you’ll find another Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 14

  • Location: Ukuku Prairie
  • Requirements: Sword, Flippers

Head to the pond surrounding Key Cavern and swim out into the water. Near the northwest shore you’ll see a small island with a bush on it. Chop down the bush and you’ll find another shell.

Secret Seashell Location 15

  • Location: Richard’s Villa
  • Requirements: Gather the five Golden Leaves for Richard, Roc’s Feather

Once you gather the Golden Leaves for Richard, he’ll allow access to a flight of stairs that will take you to Pothole Field. When you descend the stairs, walk to you come to a fork and then go left. Here you can push a boulder into the hole and jump across to reach the chest. Inside the chest you’ll find another seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 16

  • Location: Martha’s Bay
  • Requirements: Shovel

From the western entrance to Animal Village, go south and look for a path west of a line of trees. Take this path and keep heading west and you’ll find a bridge you can cross to an owl statue. If you dig to the left of the statue you’ll unearth a seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 17

  • Location: Martha’s Bay
  • Requirements: Sword

In Martha’s Bay, east of Toronbo Shores, you’ll find an abandoned house in disarray. If you head east from the House by the Bay you’ll find yourself at a dead end overlooking a Mermaid Statue. Here there’s a single bush you can chop down to find a seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 18

  • Location: Martha’s Bay
  • Requirements: Sword, Flippers

From the House by the Bay, head west and you’ll find a flight of steps dropping into the water. Swim out to the little island from here and chop down the bush to find a shell.

Secret Seashell Location 19

  • Location: House by the Bay
  • Requirements: Complete the Angler’s Tunnel dungeon, Escort the ghost to the house and then to the grave

After you complete the fifth dungeon, Angler’s Tunnel, a ghost will begin following you. They are the previous inhabitants of the House by the Bay and ask you to take them there. Once you complete that, the ghost will have you escort them to their grave and depart to the afterlife.

Once you’ve completed the ghost’s requests you can return to the House by the Bay to look for a shell. You’ll find it after breaking the pot in the lower-right corner of the room. Note that this shell will not appear until you complete the ghost’s requests.

Secret Seashell Location 20

  • Location: Yarna Desert
  • Requirements: Power Bracelet L-1

Go to the northeastern part of the desert and hug the wall to the east. Keep right past the cacti and you’ll follow a little path leading to an area with some boulders and two bushes. Underneath the south boulder you’ll find a seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 21

  • Location: Tal Tal Heights
  • Requirements: Roc’s Feather, Power Bracelet L-1, Flippers

Make your way to the tip top of the map near the northeast corner and you’ll find the Hen House. If you head east you’ll find a boulder you can lift. Underneath is a Secret Seashell.

Secret Seashell Location 22

  • Location: Tal Tal Heights
  • Requirements: Bombs, Flippers

Just a little bit south from where seashell #21 is found, you’ll see a cave entrance in the water. Make your way to it and head through. When you exit you’ll find a chest to the south. Inside the chest is a shell.

Secret Seashell Location 23

  • Location: Eagle’s Tower
  • Requirements: None

From the entrance to the dungeon, go west one screen and north one screen. Here, you’ll find a set of stairs. Climb them and then go south one screen. Jump down into the northwest hole and you’ll find yourself on a walkway. Go north two screens and open the chest there to find this shell.

Secret Seashell Location 24

  • Location: Northern Face Shrine/Rapids Ride
  • Requirements: Hook Shot, Power Bracelet L-2

You’ll need to make your way through the Face Shrine until you come to the room in the northwest corner of the dungeon. Head up the stairs here and then climb another set of stairs in this room and you’ll find yourself on a small island in the Rapids Ride area. There’s a chest here you can open to get a shell.

Secret Seashell Location 25

  • Location: Southern Face Shrine
  • Requirements: None

Enter the Southern Face Shrine and proceed until you get to a room in the north with an Armos. Below the Armos is a staircase that you can access after getting it to move. Head down this staircase and you’ll find a seashell in a chest.

Secret Seashell Location 26

  • Location: Kanalet Castle
  • Requirements: Power Bracelet L-2, Ocarina, Flying Rooster must be accompanying you

After completing the Face Shrine dungeon you’ll need to revive the Flying Rooster. Once it’s accompanying you, head to Kanalet Castle and fly west from its walls. You’ll a set of steps that’s surrounded by walls and ordinarily inaccessible. Drop from the rooster into the area with the stairs and descend them to find a chest with a shell in it.