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 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 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.
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.
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:
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
|Rings found at fixed locations in both games (6)|
|01||Friendship Ring||Symbol of a meeting||Void: This ring does nothing, it's merely a memento to start out the list.||Both: Vasu|
|02||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||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||Slayer's Ring||1000 Beasts slain||Void: no use.||Both: Vasu|
|54||Wealth Ring||10000 Rupees collected||Void: no use; two Joy Rings (n.37 & n.39) help obtaining this one.||Both: Vasu|
|57||100th Ring||100 rings appraised||Void: no use.||Both: Vasu|
|Rings found at a fixed location in Oracle of Ages (18)|
|03||Power Ring L-2||Sword damage ▲▲ Damage taken ▲▲||Attack: Even more whallop in exchange for even more serious wounds.||OoA: Crecent Island|
|05||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||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||GBA Time Ring||Life Advanced!||Void: no use, just an addition to the collection.||OoA: Lynna village using the Game Boy Advance|
|18||Pegasus Ring||Lengthen Pegasus Seed effect||Items: Handy when making a quick getaway||OoA: Sea of Storms|
|19||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||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||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||Bomber's Ring||Place two bombs at once||Attack: You can blow up more things with two bombs!||OoA: Goron Dance mini-game|
|27||Green Luck Ring||1/2 damage from traps||Defense:||OoA: Mayor's house (OoA); one-time chance at Subrosian mini-games (OoS)|
|28||Blue Luck Ring||1/2 damage from beams||Defense:||OoA: Zora village cave (OoA); random rarity tier 1 (both)|
|29||Gold Luck Ring||1/2 damage from falls||Defense:||OoA: Ambi's palace|
|30||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||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||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||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||Like Like Ring||Become a Like Like||Defense: Protects from Like-Likes||OoA: Jabu-Jabu's belly (OoA); random, rarity tier 1 (both)|
|63||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||Armor Ring L-2||Sword damage ▼▼ Damage taken ▼▼||Defense: Even better defense, but much less offense.||OoS: Goron Mountain|
|08||Red Ring||Sword damage ×2||Attack: A mighty ring that can take down stronger enemies faster.||OoS: Defeat all four Golden Monsters|
|13||Blast Ring||Bomb damage ▲||Attack: Make bombs more lethal||OoS: Treasure chest on the Western Coast|
|14||Rang Ring L-1||Boomerang damage ▲||Attack: Makes your Boomerang deadlier!||OoS: Samasa Desert|
|17||Steadfast Ring||Get knocked back less||Defense: Attacking enemies won't push you back as far||OoS: Sword and Shield Dungeon|
|36||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||Green Joy Ring||Find double Ore Chunks||Items: Makes finding Ore much easier!||OoS: Goron Mountain|
|43||Octo Ring||Become an Octorok||Defense: Protects from Like-Likes||OoS: cave in Holodrum plains (OoS); Lynna village shooting gallery (OoA)|
|44||Moblin Ring||Become a Moblin||Defense: Protects from Like-Likes||OoS: Woods of Winter (OoS); random, rarity tier 1 (both)|
|46||Subrosian Ring||Become a Subrosian||Defense: Protects from Like-Likes||OoS: Goron Mountain|
|52||GBA Nature Ring||Life Advanced!||Void: no use.||OoS: Horon village using the Game Boy Advance|
|56||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||Victory Ring||Victory!||Void: Finish a linked game to get this Ring||Link: Defeating the final boss|
|Rings found at random only|
|10||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||Red Joy Ring||Beasts drop double rupees||Items: One of the best rings! It gets you rich quick!||Both, random: rarity tier 3|
|42||Rang Ring L-2||Boomerang damage ▲▲||Attack: This is as lethal as your Boomerang can be!||Both, random: rarity tier 5|
|47||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||Bombproof Ring||no damage from own bombs||Defense:||Both, random: rarity tier 4; Goron Dance mini-game (OoA)|
|50||Energy Ring||Use sword beams instead of spin attacks||Attack: Good to use against bosses and stronger enemies||Both, random: rarity tier 4|
|51||Double-Edged Ring||Sword damage ▲ but you get hurt||Attack:||Both, random: rarity tier 4|
|58||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||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||Peace Ring||held bombs never explode||Attack+Movement: Fairly useful vs. bosses.||Both, random: rarity tier 3|
|61||Zora Ring||Dive without breathing||Movement: Dive without ever needing to surface||Both, random: rarity tier 2|
|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||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)|
- L-1 Ring box: given to you by Vasu the first time you speak with him; it carries one ring.
- L-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.
- L-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.