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To escape Koholint Island, Link will need to use every ounce of skill—and every item he can find!

Link will face off with many monsters on Koholint Island and will need to master some basic moves to come out on top.

The most basic attack in the game—and the most used!

A powerful, charged attack that will strike anything next to you.

By holding up his shield, Link can block most attacks in front of him.

Once Link gets Roc’s Feather, he can pull off this powerful move by leaping in the air and slashing down quickly.

In the original Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game, players had to shuffle between the two buttons on the Game Boy™ system to use all the different items. Luckily, things have improved on the Nintendo Switch system!

Always Equipped:


The sword you carried prior to washing ashore on the island.


A shield with your name written on it. Hold it up with .

Power Bracelet

A mysterious bracelet that surges with power.

Pegasus Boots

Put on a burst of speed with . You can jump further, too!

Equip to X or Y buttons:

The basic controls have been upgraded from the original Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game—check it out!

Dash (with Pegasus Boots)
(Stick) Move
Confirm/Lift (with Power Bracelet)

Another big upgrade from the original game is a new map system, which lets you place pins in important spots and review memorable conversations.

Be sure to check out the all-new Chamber Dungeon, where you can place chambers earned on your adventure to arrange your own dungeon, then add Plus Effects to alter the chambers!

Bring this adorable Link amiibo figure (sold separately) with you on your adventures and use him to unlock Shadow Link in the Chamber Dungeon.

You can also tap up to 5 different amiibo from The Legend of Zelda series to unlock these 5 Chambers in a random order:

  • Great Fairy's Chamber
  • Moblin Chief’s Chamber
  • Ball and Chain Trooper’s Chamber
  • Cracked Floor Chamber
  • Armos Knight’s Chamber

You can even save Chamber Dungeons to an amiibo figure featuring a character from The Legend of Zelda series. Share them with a friend by tapping the amiibo to their Nintendo Switch system!