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To begin collecting Rings, visit the jewellery store in Lynna City and talk to the owner, Vasu. He will give you an L-1 Ring Box. This can only hold one Ring at a time (the rest he stores for you); you can eventually get an L-2 Ring Box (holds 3 Rings) or an L-3 Ring Box (holds 5 Rings). Once you have the Ring Box Vasu gives you the Zelda Oracles Ring 01.png No. 1 Friendship Ring. He then teaches you how to appraise Rings. The first time his service is free, after that it's 20 Rupees per Ring.

When you find Rings they will be unusable and appear as a mere number in your inventory beside the Zelda Oracles Ring 00.png icon. By returning to Vasu and having them appraise they become usable. You can only have one of each Ring in your collection; Vasu buys duplicates for 30 Rupees.

Once you have some Rings you can add them to your Ring Box by talking to Vasu and selecting "List". To equip a Ring, go into your inventory and activate it; an "E" shows you the ring is equipped and in effect.

Except for a handful that are only acquired in certain places all Rings can be acquired by various methods, including:

  • Planting a Gasha Seed and collecting the resulting Gasha Nut
  • Bumping into Maple and stealing any Rings she drops
  • From the Chest Game in Lynna City

Rings can be transferred between games by the snake in Vasu's jewellery shop. Talk to the Red Snake and he'll give you a password to transfer the ring; alternatively, using a link cable, talk to the Blue Snake and the ring will be transferred directly. The Blue Snake can also randomly generate some rings if Link talks to it simultaneously in two linked Game Boys.

Ring list[edit]

37 rings can be obtained in either game, 9 in Oracle of Ages only, 9 in Oracle of Seasons only, 9 only in a linked game.

Legend[edit]

Triangles represent the effect a ring has on your abilites.

  • ▲ - Up 25%
  • ▲▲ - Up 50 %
  • ▲▲▲ - Up 75%
  • ▼ - Down 25%
  • ▼▼ - Down 50%
  • ▼▼▼ -Down 75%

There are a lot of different rings with different effects, therefore choosing one can be difficult. Sorting the table by Effect, you will see at a glance rings with similar effect:

  • Attack: rings that improve or modify attack;
  • Defense: rings that either improve defense or help healing;
  • Items: rings that allow to get more or better items;
  • Movement: rings that improve abilities related to movement;
  • Void: rings with no effect.

Sorting rings by Location you will see at a glance which rings can be found in which game: both games, Oracle of Ages only (OoA), Oracle of Seasons only (OoS) or in a linked game only.

The "Effect" categories are not quotes from the game, but are used to clarify each ring's bonuses and use. Sorting the Effect column alphabetically orders the rings by relevance. Each effect category includes a dozen rings: more categories could be confusing, less categories would make the ring sets confusingly big. For sorting purposes, the entries in the Effect column must start with one of the following: attack, defense, movement, items, void. The entries in the Location column must start with one of the following: OoA, OoS, Both, Link.

Many rings can be obtained from random sources, most notably the Gasha nuts. Different sources can provide rings of different rarity, from 1 (common) to 5 (rare):

  • Rarity tier 1: Gasha nut; Blue Snake; Treasure Chest game; Lynna city shop (300 R.).
  • Rarity tier 2: Gasha nut; Blue Snake; Treasure Chest game; Maple; Wild Tokay game.
  • Rarity tier 3: Gasha nut; Blue Snake; Treasure Chest game; Maple; Lynna village GBA shop.
  • Rarity tier 4: Gasha nut; Blue Snake.
  • Rarity tier 5: Gasha nut.

The Location column gives priority to the locations where it is easier to get the ring:

  1. If a ring is at a fixed location, all you have to do is get there and appraise it.
    These ring are marked as OoA or OoS or Both or Link (i.e. Linked game)
  2. If a ring is from a random effect (e.g. Gasha nuts), there is also a probability you get a different ring.
    These rings are marked as "Both, random", unless they also fall in the category above.
  3. If a ring is from a mini-game prize, not only there is a probability you get a different ring, but also you need skill to obtain the ring.
    These rings are marked with the location of the mini-game, either OoA or OoS.

If you sort the table by Ring, rings with similar appearance will be displayed near each other.

Table[edit]

Img Name In-game description Effect Location
Rings found at fixed locations in both games (6)
01
aa01
Friendship Ring Symbol of a meeting Void: This ring does nothing, it's merely a memento to start out the list. Both: Vasu
02
gem02
Power Ring L-1 Sword damage ▲ Damage taken ▲ Attack: Gives a bit more whallop but you suffer more damage for it. Both: Spirit's Grave (OoA) or Explorer's Crypt (OoS)
41
seed41
Discovery Ring Sense soft earth nearby Items: helps you find Soft Soil to plant Gasha Seeds Both: Sprit's Grave (OoA) or Gnarled Root Dungeon (OoS)
53
diamond53
Slayer's Ring 1000 Beasts slain Void: no use. Both: Vasu
54
rupee54
Wealth Ring 10000 Rupees collected Void: no use; two Joy Rings (n.37 & n.39) help obtaining this one. Both: Vasu
57
aa57
100th Ring 100 rings appraised Void: no use. Both: Vasu
Rings found at a fixed location in Oracle of Ages (18)
03
gem03
Power Ring L-2 Sword damage ▲▲ Damage taken ▲▲ Attack: Even more whallop in exchange for even more serious wounds. OoA: Crecent Island
05
gem05
Armor Ring L-1 Sword Damage ▼ Damage taken ▼ Defense: Strengthens your defense, but weakens the damage you deal. OoA: on West Rolling Ridge inside Moblin Fortress
09
gem09
Blue Ring Damage taken reduced by 1/2. Defense: A handy ring that protects you from damage. Identical to the ring in Legend of Zelda 1. OoA: found in the Sea of no Return (entrance to Ancient Tomb) in a chest under a coffin.
15
triangle15
GBA Time Ring Life Advanced! Void: no use, just an addition to the collection. OoA: Lynna village using the Game Boy Advance
18
aa18
Pegasus Ring Lengthen Pegasus Seed effect Items: Handy when making a quick getaway OoA: Sea of Storms
19
rupee19
Toss Ring Throwing Distance ▲ Items: Throw items farther! OoA: East Rolling Ridge base near Mermaid cave, or Big Bang mini-game (OoA); random, rarity tier 2 (OoA)
24
gem24
Light Ring L-1 Sword beams at -2 hearts Attack: You can fire sword beams with up to two hearts of damage. OoA: Nuun Highlands
25
gem25
Light Ring L-2 Sword beams at -3 hearts Attack: Same as before, but with three hearts of damage. OoA: Lynna Village shooting mini-game
26
bomb26
Bomber's Ring Place two bombs at once Attack: You can blow up more things with two bombs! OoA: Goron Dance mini-game
27
shield27
Green Luck Ring 1/2 damage from traps Defense: OoA: Mayor's house (OoA); one-time chance at Subrosian mini-games (OoS)
28
shield28
Blue Luck Ring 1/2 damage from beams Defense: OoA: Zora village cave (OoA); random rarity tier 1 (both)
29
shield29
Gold Luck Ring 1/2 damage from falls Defense: OoA: Ambi's palace
30
shield30
Red Luck Ring 1/2 damage from floors Defense: OoA: East Rolling Ridge, or Lynna village shooting mini-game (OoA); random, rarity tier 2 (both)
31
shield31
Green Holy Ring No damage from electricity Defense: The shocking pains of electricity can't reach you. OoA: Zora seas (OoA); Subrosian mini-games (OoS); random, rarity tier 1
33
shield33
Red Holy Ring No damage from small rocks Defense: Useful against falling rocks, and stubborn Octorocks. OoA: bottom of Zora Sea (OoA); Subrosian mini-games (OoS)
39
rupee39
Gold Joy Ring Find double items Items: This Joy Ring trumps the others because it has all of their effects plus its own! OoA: A cave on Rolling Ridge
45
monster45
Like Like Ring Become a Like Like Defense: Protects from Like-Likes OoA: Jabu-Jabu's belly (OoA); random, rarity tier 1 (both)
63
diamond63
Whimsical Ring Sword damage ▼, sometimes deadly. Attack: Similar to ring n.5, but instead of increasing defense it will sometimes instantly kill monsters. OoA: Zora seas (OoA); random, rarity tier 3 (both)
Rings found at a fixed location in Oracle of Seasons (12)
06
gem06
Armor Ring L-2 Sword damage ▼▼ Damage taken ▼▼ Defense: Even better defense, but much less offense. OoS: Goron Mountain
08
gem08
Red Ring Sword damage ×2 Attack: A mighty ring that can take down stronger enemies faster. OoS: Defeat all four Golden Monsters
13
bomb13
Blast Ring Bomb damage ▲ Attack: Make bombs more lethal OoS: Treasure chest on the Western Coast
14
boomer14
Rang Ring L-1 Boomerang damage ▲ Attack: Makes your Boomerang deadlier! OoS: Samasa Desert
17
aa17
Steadfast Ring Get knocked back less Defense: Attacking enemies won't push you back as far OoS: Sword and Shield Dungeon
36
aa36
Quicksand Ring No sinking in quicksand Movement: Encountering quicksand is rare, but the ring has more than one helpful effect. It also stops water currents from pushing you, and stops conveyor belts from moving you. OoS: cave in North Horon (OoS); prize from Big Bang mini-game (OoA); random, rarity tier 2
40
hearts40
Green Joy Ring Find double Ore Chunks Items: Makes finding Ore much easier! OoS: Goron Mountain
43
monster43
Octo Ring Become an Octorok Defense: Protects from Like-Likes OoS: cave in Holodrum plains (OoS); Lynna village shooting gallery (OoA)
44
monster44
Moblin Ring Become a Moblin Defense: Protects from Like-Likes OoS: Woods of Winter (OoS); random, rarity tier 1 (both)
46
monster45
Subrosian Ring Become a Subrosian Defense: Protects from Like-Likes OoS: Goron Mountain
52
triangle52
GBA Nature Ring Life Advanced! Void: no use. OoS: Horon village using the Game Boy Advance
56
aa56
Sign Ring 100 signs broken Void: no use. OoS: Break 100 signs then talk to the sign-loving Subrosian
Rings found at fixed locations in linked games (8)
04
gem04
Power Ring L-3 Sword damage ▲▲▲ Damage taken ▲▲▲ Attack: Immense attack power at the cost of a speedy death. Link: Clear OoA and start a password game in OoS, then finish the unlocked Hero's Cave (after 7th dungeon)
07
gem07
Armor Ring L-3 Sword damage ▼▼▼ Damage taken ▼▼▼ Defense: Immense defense power, but pathetic attack power. Link: Clear OoS and start a password game in OoA, then finish the new Hero's Cave (after 7th dungeon)
20
heart20
Heart Ring L-1 Slowly recover lost Hearts Defense: Heals your wounds, but it takes a while Link: Clear OoS and start a password game in OoA; get a password from a Great Fairy in OoA entered in OoS
22
aa22
Swimmer's Ring Swim faster Movement: Increases swimming speed, even if you already have the mermaid's suit. Link: Clear OoS and start a password game in OoA; get a password from a diver in the OoA, told to a diver in OoS and then passing his mini-game.
34
aa34
Snowshoe Ring No sliding on ice Movement: Very useful in dungeons, especially Shield and Sword Maze. Link: Clear OoA and start a password game in OoS; get a password from Mamamu Yan's mother in OoS and telling it to Mamamu Yan in OoA
38
hearts38
Blue Joy Ring Beasts drop double hearts Defense: Useful if you get bruised up a lot. Link: Rescue Princess Zelda from Vire (OoA) or Great Moblin (OoS).
48
sword48
Spin Ring Double Spin Attack Attack: Upgrades for your Spin Attack for not one, but two spins of damage! Link: Clear OoA and start a password game in OoS; get a password from a Subrosian in Lava Lake (OoS) told to Plen (OoA)
55
triangle55
Victory Ring Victory! Void: Finish a linked game to get this Ring Link: Defeating the final boss
Rings found at random only
10
gem10
Green Ring Damage taken down by 25%, Sword damage up by 50%. Attack+Defense: This is considered to be one of the rarest and most powerful rings in the game. Both, random: rarity tier 5
11
monster11
Cursed Ring ½ sword damage, ×2 damage taken Attack+Defense: Useful to those who like a challenge, useless to those who don't. It simply makes things more difficult! Both, random: rarity tier 1
12
punch12
Expert's Ring Punch when unequipped. Attack: You can punch with the same strength as a L-2 sword. Causes explosion sound on use. Both, random: rarity tier 4
16
aa16
Maple's Ring Maple appears every time you kill 15 enemies Items: Get more goodies from Maple! (NOTE: the ring won't work in a dungeon or Subrosia) Both, random: rarity tier 2
21
heart21
Heart Ring L-2 Quickly recover lost Hearts Defense: Heals you a lot faster than the L-1 version Both, random: rarity tier 3
23
sword23
Charge Ring Spin Attack charges quickly Attack: Spin attacks charge up in 1/4 the time it normally takes. Both, random: rarity tier 4
32
shield32
Blue Holy Ring No damage from Zora's fire Defense: The River Zoras can't harm you anymore. Both, random: rarity tier 1; Lynna village shooting gallery (OoA)
35
aa35
Roc's Ring Cracked floors don't crumble Movement: Makes you lighter, so you won't fall through cracked floors Both, random: rarity tier 2
37
rupee37
Red Joy Ring Beasts drop double rupees Items: One of the best rings! It gets you rich quick! Both, random: rarity tier 3
42
boomer42
Rang Ring L-2 Boomerang damage ▲▲ Attack: This is as lethal as your Boomerang can be! Both, random: rarity tier 5
47
monster47
First Gen Ring Become the original Link Defense: Protects from Like-Likes; play as Link from Legend of Zelda 1 Both, random: rarity tier 4
49
bomb49
Bombproof Ring no damage from own bombs Defense: Both, random: rarity tier 4; Goron Dance mini-game (OoA)
50
gem50
Energy Ring Use sword beams instead of spin attacks Attack: Good to use against bosses and stronger enemies Both, random: rarity tier 4
51
heart51
Double-Edged Ring Sword damage ▲ but you get hurt Attack: Both, random: rarity tier 4
58
sword58
Whisp Ring No effect from Jinxes Defense: Enemies that prevent you from drawing your sword will have no effect. Both, random: rarity tier 2
59
seed59
Gasha Ring Better Gasha Seed rewards Items: always wear when opening Gasha Nuts (see Gasha Seeds for more info) Both, random: rarity tier 3
60
bomb60
Peace Ring held bombs never explode Attack+Movement: Fairly useful vs. bosses. Both, random: rarity tier 3
61
aa61
Zora Ring Dive without breathing Movement: Dive without ever needing to surface Both, random: rarity tier 2
62
punch 62
Fist Ring Punch Attack: You can punch with half the strength of the L-1 sword. Causes sound on use. Both, random: rarity tier 2
64
heart64
Protection Ring Damage taken always 1 heart Defense: Good against bosses and tough foes, bad against weak ones. Both, random: rarity tier 3; Goron Dance mini-game (OoA)

Ring boxes[edit]

  • Zelda Oracles L-1 Ring Box.pngL-1 Ring box: given to you by Vasu the first time you speak with him; it carries one ring.
  • Zelda OraclesL-2 Ring Box.PNGL-2 Ring box: after you learn the Tune of Currents, use it near the shop in Lynna to access the other entrance; the box can carry three rings.
  • Zelda OraclesL-3 Ring Box.PNGL-3 Ring box: obtained in a linked game, if you already have the L-2 ring box; talk to Holly in Oracle of Seasons and use the password in Oracle of Ages; the box can carry five rings.

Regardless of the box, Link can always equip only one ring at a time.

In Oracle of Seasons, the requirements to obtain the L-2 and L-3 boxes are quite different.