Friday, February 23, 2024

Zelda Link’s Awakening Rupees Farming Fast Methods

Learn the best ways to farm rupees in Zelda Link's Awakening!


Zelda: Link’s Awakening is still one of the most popular Zelda games in 2023. As you know, Rupees is the in-game currency that you can use to buy all sorts of things including Heart Pieces. You are going to need plenty of Rupees and in this guide, we are going to walk you through how you can quickly farm rupees in Zelda Link’s Awakening.

There are plenty of ways in which you can farm rupees in Link’s Awakening. Here is what you need to know.

River Raids and Hookshot Technique

Utilize the Hookshot in the River Raid mini-game. By being quick and accurate with the Hookshot, you can collect Rupee tokens, each worth 20 Rupees. Successfully completing the River Raid can yield about 300 Rupees. The entry fee for this mini-game is 100 Rupees, so your net gain can be significant if done efficiently.

Color Dungeon Rupee Farming (DX Version Only)

Make sure to have Access to the Color Dungeon, bombs. In the third room of the Color Dungeon, bomb a weakened wall on the south side to discover a room with 28 green Rupees. Each green Rupee is worth five, totaling 140 Rupees. Exiting and re-entering the dungeon respawns the Rupees, allowing for continuous farming.

Trendy Game Crane Technique

Location: Southeast corner of Mabe Village.

For 10 Rupees, you can play a crane game to grab prizes on a conveyor belt. Aim for the red Rupees, each worth 30 Rupees, netting a profit of 20 Rupees per successful attempt. : It’s all about timing. Position the crane correctly and press down at the right moment to grab the Rupees. You can do this twice before needing to exit and re-enter the game to respawn the Rupees.

Rupee Chests Across Koholint

There are 40 chests in the original version (36 in the DX version) scattered across Koholint. These chests contain varying amounts of Rupees, from 20 up to the rare 200 Rupee prize. While helpful, these chests alone won’t provide enough Rupees for all game items, but they supplement your income nicely.

Crane Game Early Farming

Use the crane game to farm the first 2000 Rupees. Focus on grabbing the purple Rupee for a faster accumulation. Position the crane just above the purple Rupee for effective grabbing. After each success, reload your autosave for a quick reset without needing to exit and re-enter the game.

Fishing Mini-Game

Alternative Method: Engage in the fishing mini-game for a steadier but more straightforward Rupee earning method.

Grass Cutting

Simply cut grass around the game world for a fast, although lower yield, method to collect Rupees.

Rupee Farming Dungeon (Requires All 50 Seashells)

  • Advanced Strategy: Create a custom dungeon with a Rupee room for efficient farming. This method requires collecting all 50 seashells to unlock the necessary dungeon tile.
  • Design Tip: Fill your custom dungeon with easy-to-navigate rooms and focus on including the Rupee room for maximum gains.

Rapid Ride Mini-Game

While the Rapid Ride mini-game can be used for Rupee farming, it is not the most efficient method, yielding only about 200 Rupees profit per run​.

Each of these methods offers a different balance of effort versus reward, allowing players to choose the strategy that best fits their playstyle and current game progress. Remember, efficient farming not only enhances your gameplay experience but also equips you with the resources needed for various in-game purchases and activities.

Mastering Dampé’s Gold Arrange Dungeon Challenges

For those seeking a more intricate and rewarding Rupee farming method in “Zelda: Link’s Awakening,” tackling Dampé’s Gold Arrange Dungeon Challenges offers a lucrative opportunity. Here’s how you can maximize your Rupee earnings from these challenges:


  • Challenges: Complete all Tier 1, 2, and 3 Arrange Dungeon challenges at Dampé’s Shack.
  • Gold Tier Challenges: After completing the initial tiers, Dampé offers twelve Gold Tier challenges. These are longer and more complex but reward you with a Gold Rupee (worth 300 Rupees) upon completion.

Strategic Tips for Gold Tier Challenges

  1. Timing: Attempt these challenges after completing Turtle Rock and the Color Dungeon. This unlocks more room options for dungeon creation, essential for the following strategies.
  2. Treasure Chest Rooms: Incorporate as many rooms with Treasure Chests as possible. Chests yield 1 to 50 Rupees, so maximizing their number boosts your Rupee gain.
  3. Avoid Locked Doors: Rooms with Locked Doors require Small Keys, which may occupy Treasure Chests instead of Rupees. If you must use a Locked Door, link it to the Nightmare room.
  4. Color Dungeon Advantage: Completing the secret Color Dungeon adds valuable rooms to your dungeon creation pool, including a Rupee-filled room and Red Robes for efficient boss and enemy combat.
  5. Rupee +Effect Tile: Acquire this tile by collecting all 50 Seashells and visiting the Seashell Mansion. This tile causes a 20-second Rupee rain in a chosen room, potentially including Purple Rupees (50 Rupees each). Avoid using it in rooms with hazards or tough enemies.
  6. Inventory Check: Regularly check your inventory, as completing these challenges can rapidly approach the 9999 Rupee cap.
  7. Over-Designing Your Dungeon: With no size limit on many challenges, create larger dungeons to increase the number of Treasure Chests, thereby boosting your Rupee count.
  8. Creating Custom Dungeons: While Dampé doesn’t reward Custom dungeons, they allow you to fill almost the entire space with Treasure Chest rooms, offering thousands of Rupees per run.

Maximizing Rupee Gains

By strategically designing your dungeons and exploiting the game mechanics, Dampé’s Gold Arrange Dungeon Challenges become a potent method for Rupee farming. This approach requires planning and understanding of the game’s mechanics but offers one of the highest Rupee yields available. Remember to balance challenge difficulty with Rupee farming efficiency to get the most out of this method.

This marks the end of our Zelda: Link’s Awakening Rupees farming guide.  If you are interested in learning more about the game then be sure to check out our guide on how to rescue BowWow. You can also learn about how you can get the Sword and Shield in the game. We also have a guide on the locations of all the secret seashells in the game that you can collect.

Talha Amjad
Talha Amjad
PC hardware enthusiast and avid gamer. Has been creating content for more than 8 years and has worked with multiple brands and renowned websites. Tech and gaming are more than just work, they are a passion and way of life for me.

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