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The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time cheats: Rupees

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Note: Button presses are described in Nintendo 64 version format. Use the equivalent button on the Gamecube controller when playing that version.

Extra rupees:

To find rupees in grass, hold Z and do a backflip. You will then be able to peer under the grass for a short period of time. [Screenshot]
Information in this section was contributed by FTJoe.
In Koriki Forest, the starting town, go by the shop and jump on the blocks that lead to it to get 5 rupees. Enter in the shop, come back out, and jump on the blocks again to collect more money.
Information in this section was contributed by D Generate Three Sixteen.
There is a door to the right before entering the market. Enter to find some vases and boxes that contain rupees. After collecting the money, exit, then re-enter the room. Search the vases and boxes again to collect the rupees again.
Information in this section was contributed by Nike649864.
When first entering Hyrule Castle, there is a door that resembles the background. Enter and smash all the pots to collect about fifty rupees. Leave the room and return to collect all the rupees again.
Information in this section was contributed by D Generate Three Sixteen and PaPaRoAcH1071.
After collecting all the chickens in Kakariko village for the first time, keep repeating that process to collect 50 rupees each time.
Information in this section was contributed by RR1999.
Shoot the signs in Gerudo Fortress with a little moon on them with your hookshot or longshot for 20 rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Brian Bush, Nathan Fairhurst, and Sakiyamas.
As you enter the Gerudo Fortress, there is a sign with a symbol on it. Stand directly beneath it and shoot its bottom. If timed correctly, a rupee will fall from the sign. Note: This can only be done once per game.
Information in this section was contributed by koopatroopa21.
Shoot the decorated skulls over the doorways In the Gerudo Fortress with an arrow. They will drop arrows, or rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Will Ogden.
Go to the front of the marketplace during the day. Walk up to the chains holding the drawbridge all the way to the top. Then, turn and jump off. As Link falls, 20 rupees may be collected. Walk over the other side and repeat for even more rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by ryne182 and CreaturesB.
While as an adult, collect the Odd Mushroom from the man in the forest and taken it to Kakariko Village. Give the Potion to the little girl that was left in his place. Return to the first screen to the left, when Link entered the Lost Woods from Kokiri Village. Use the sword to kill the Skull Kid at that location to get 200 rupees. Leave the woods and return for another 200 rupees, and repeat as needed.
Information in this section was contributed by John Kary.
When Link is a child, go to the drawbridge to get 60 rupees. During the day, stand on the very edge, which is the part that goes to the top when it closes. Wait for nightfall, or play the Sun's Song to make it night. Link should be able to stay on it until it goes all the way up. He will get three red rupees for walking across the top.
Information in this section was contributed by Spyder0828.
When Link is as a child, go to Zelda's castle. Go to the moat of water in front of the castle. Get your slingshot, and aim at two green diamond-like objects on each side of the drawbridge. When you shoot them you will get some rupees -- but you can only shoot them once.
Information in this section was contributed by Zapdos604.
When Link is an adult he can get an orange rupee that is larger than the yellow one, as many times as needed. It will fill the wallet each time. Go to the Lost Woods, and take a left in the first area. Get to the room with the single Skullkid. Target him, and walk up to him until he jumps off and decides to fight. Use a sword to keep him from jumping away. Link will probably take a few hits as he shoots. After a few slashes he will pass out, leaving a giant orange ruby.
Information in this section was contributed by Spyder0828 and Ian.
Go to the Lost Woods and fight the kid whom you give the skull mask to (the person dancing on the stump you played Saria's song to). He will shoot some rocks or objects at you, which take little to no health away. Just hit him with the Master Sword about two to three times and grab the orange rupee. Then, go out of the place and do it again.
Information in this section was contributed by Redneck955134.
Run around Hyrule Field at night as a child and kill twenty skeletons. A giant skeleton will appear. Kill it to get rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Austin.
In the Desert Colossus, kill the sand creatures until a giant one appears. There are a total of four giants, that have a large amount of rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Austin.
To get easy rupees, go into the castle courtyard where you first met Zelda. Use your slingshot to shoot the window to the right (if you were facing Zelda). A rupee will drop down and land in the water.
Information in this section was contributed by Houston[TK].
The following enemies will usually give 20 or more rupees per kill: The spongy enemies that eat your shield and tunic; the giant that clubs the ground right before the Forest Temple; and the hand that falls from the ceiling in certain dungeon areas.
Information in this section was contributed by MyTeeMyke.
Go to the shop as a child and move to the right side. Walk behind the counter to get some rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by GameBurke.
As an adult, go to the Lost Woods with the Biggoron Sword. When entering from Kokiri Forest to the Lost Woods, go through the left opening, where the lone Skull Kid is playing his flute. Fight and kill him with the Biggoron Sword. After defeating the lone Skull Kid, a huge Rupee will remain where the Skull Kid was standing. The Rupee will be worth 500 Rupees. This is an easy way to gain some fast money.
Information in this section was contributed by Cyber Cop 55?.
As you enter the Lost Woods, make a right into the tunnel. Then make a left, another left, and you will be in the place with a lot of bushes. Go to the back where a grotto is hidden. Enter there as a child. When you enter, stand on the platform about five steps in front of you. Wear the Mask Of Truth and play the Song Of Storms. The flowers will start to dance or they will get mad. If they get mad, try again until they dance. You will eventually get a lot of rupees. Repeat this as many times as needed.
Information in this section was contributed by Zach and Tyler.
Enter the shop in the Kokiri Forest and go to the little doorway off to the right of the counter to find 5 rupees. This is useful in the beginning of the game, when you are gathering rupees for you shield.
Information in this section was contributed by LUNARJENNI.
As a child, go to the market. In the back alley, go to the lady who cannot find her dog. When you walk in, you will see a box. Break it and you will get five rupees. Walk out, then go back in and break it again. Keep repeating this to get as many rupees as needed.
Information in this section was contributed by GrEatMaLinKO666.
As an adult in Kakariko village, walk 5 to 20 paces slowly facing the well before the house. The Rumble Pak will activate if you have the Stone Of Agony. Take out the Megaton Hammer and swing it towards the spider house. A hole will appear. Go down kill the two zombies to get a chest with 200 rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by TazmanB1 and TheBigEd88.
To gain an unlimited amount of rupees do the following. As a child, talk to the giant Goron inside of the third floor in Goron City. As an adult, go to the top of Death Mountain and play the Song Of Storms. Run to the Death Mountain crater and play the Song Of Storms again. You will hear a sound. Run back outside to find a giant gold Skulltula drop in front of the giant Goron. He will stand up. Jump around kill the Skulltula (requires eight hits), then talk to the giant Goron. He will thank you and tell you to visit him anytime. He will give you 100 rupees each time. Note: This trick must be done in under 45 seconds.
Information in this section was contributed by Jay Christner.
Go to Death Mountain, on the trail that goes to the top. After the part where you throw bombs at the rocks to open the path, there is another rock and you can hear a cow mooing. Bomb the rock and go in the hole. There will be a puddle with about 25 Rupees in it. Get the rupees. You can keep re-entering the hole and the money will replenish itself.
Information in this section was contributed by G.B..
As a child, go to Hyrule City's gatehouse in the day. Slowly walk up the chain of the drawbridge and jump of once at the top. You will get twenty rupees when you jump off.
Information in this section was contributed by C3charge.
Go to the Lost Wood as an adult. Go to the Skull Kid to the left. Kill him to get 200 rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Mikael Persson.
As a child, go to Hyrule Field. Go to the draw bridge and make sure it is daytime. Play the Sun Song if needed. When the drawbridge is down, go to one of the chains used to pull it upwards. Walk up the chain to the top and make sure not to fall. Play the Sun Song and the drawbridge will raise. Walk across the drawbridge and collect three red rupees (60 all together). Fall down inside and go into the market. Play the Sun Song and step outside. Then, repeat the process to collect 60 more rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by bdimaggio3.
Near the end of the game (when you have all medallions, etc.), get the Biggoron Sword and go to the Kokiri Village. Enter the Lost Woods and take out the Biggoron Sword. Follow the first left, and you should be in the area with the tree stump. Near the stump will be a giant Skull Kid. It is pretty fast, but one hit from the Biggoron Sword should kill it. When dead, it will leave behind 200 rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Tinboses.
When you go to see Zelda, walk to the window to your left. Shoot the window with your slingshot and a man will tell you not to cause trouble. You will see an explosion. Walk over to the window to the right. Shoot the top left corner of the window and a red rupee will appear.
Information in this section was contributed by patrick_s54.
One bottle is required to perform this cheat. After you become adult Link and the town's people move from the castle to the village, go to the area behind the potion shop. There will be a hole in the ground in that area. Fall into the hole and you will be in a small cavern. If you look at the ground, there will be puddles. In the puddle to the left will be a fish swimming. You cannot hurt the fish with your sword or any weapon. Instead, take out a bottle and press the C-button again to select and use it. Link will swing the bottle downward and catch the fish. Go back out and find the homeless lady. Press the C-button that contains the fish. Link will pull it out and the lady will buy it for 100 rupees. Repeat the process until your wallet is filled. Note: It does not cost you anything to get the fish.
Information in this section was contributed by DiabloDudeV12.
When you have just gotten the Iron Boots, put them on outside of the ice cave, where Jabu Jabu used to be. Go to the bottom to find some rupees and a Heart container in the middle.
After winning the Piece of Heart from the single Skull Kid, return to his grove at any time and kill him to get a giant rupee worth 200 rupees. This can be done multiple times, as he returns every time you leave and always gives a giant rupee.
To get easy rupees, go to Kakariko Village as an adult. Break the small rock and catch a bug in a jar. Sell it to the weird kid who is kneeling by the Bazaar. You can sell the bug to him for fifty rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by JKingJr2.
As a child, go to the house at the entrance to Hyrule Castle Town. Break the jars.
Information in this section was contributed by JKingJr2.
Go to the Lost Forest as a child. Proceed to the entrance where you get Sarah's Song. Wait until you feel the controller rumble, then place a bomb at that location. Defeat the two werewolves to get 50 rupees in a chest.
Information in this section was contributed by ultimate gamers.
Go to the Hyrule drawbridge and cross it. To Link's right there is a door. Enter it and destroy the pots and boxes to get rupees. Once they are all destroyed, go out of the door then go back in. Destroy them again and repeat this process. Also, when you are a child and are in the same room, there are two boxes at the far end of it. The one to the far right as a Golden Skullula in it.
Information in this section was contributed by Bernard Thompson.
As an adult, go to Lake Hylia. Use the Megaton Hammer to knock over a Tellikese, then shoot it with a Light Arrow. Do this twice to get 50 rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by Teemtopag2.
Play as an adult and get the Biggorn's sword. Go to the Lost Woods. Once there, go to the left and you should see a Skull Kid. Attack him when he is shooting things at you with his pipe. When he dies he will drop a very big orange rupee.
Information in this section was contributed by Andy Z..

Extra Rupees with 100 gold Skulltulas:
Kill all 100 gold Skulltulas to free the man in the middle of the Skulltula's house. He will give Link 200 rupees. Get out of the house and re-enter to get another 200 rupees. This may be repeated as needed. There are only 100 Skulltula in all of Hyrule.
Information in this section was contributed by Francois Comeau, canajusa, imperfect_cell and CONMAN3365.

You may wonder what happens when you free the final man from the Skulltula curse. The first people you free are the man's kids who will give you things such as larger wallets, bombchus, and hearts. After fifty Skulltulas, all the kids are free but the father is still under the spell. He tells you not to worry about it and that he is just glad his kids are all right. If you get the remaining fifty, the spell will break and the man will return to his normal form of a human. In return he will give you 200 rupees every time you talk to him. You have to leave the house and go back in for him to give you 200 more.
Information in this section was contributed by Jay House.

Extra Rupees at marketplace:
Go to the drawbridge in front of the marketplace during the day and run up to the top of one of the chains. Wait for night to arrive (or play the Sun's Song). Carefully run across the bridge to collect three red rupees worth an easy 60 rupees. Play the Sun's Song again to lower the drawbridge. Go into the market and come back out again to repeat the trick.
Information in this section was contributed by John Kary and Daniel Lehane.

Rupees with Bunny Mask:
After completing the Forest Temple, return to the Temple of Time. Drop the Master Sword back into the stone to change back to Young Link. Go to the mask shop and make sure Link can borrow the Bunny Mask. Link should also have the Giant's Wallet (that holds 500 rupees) for this trick to be most effective. Thirty Gold Skulltulas should also have been collected, and Link should have talked to one of the kids in the house in Kakariko Village that has the curse on them to get the wallet. Buy as much as possible with the current amount of rupees. Go to Hyrule Field and run to the right, towards Lon Lon Ranch. Run until a man running around like an idiot comes into view. Follow him until he sits down and gets tired. Wear on the Bunny Mask and talk to him. He will ask for the mask and fill Link's wallet with rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by John Kary.

Money from trees:
Run at tree as you Link and press A to roll and slam into it. A skulltula or some rupees will usually fall out.
Information in this section was contributed by ryne182.

Rupees from bugs:
Find a bug and then catch it in a bottle. Sell it to a merchant that says "Can I buy something from you?". Show him the bug in the bottle to get fifty rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by TotTot2.

As a child, go to the marketplace and leave towards Hyrule Castle. Just when you leave the marketplace, there should be a tree. Break all of the rocks near the tree. Under one of them are some bugs. Catch them and sell them to the beggar under the balcony in the marketplace for 50 rupees each. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Information in this section was contributed by TJ 17.

Purple ruby:
Kill any enemy with the light arrows to receive a purple ruby.
Information in this section was contributed by Jason James and mikewogelius.

After shooting all of the rupees with your arrow at the shooting gallery, every time you do it again you will get a purple ruby that is worth fifty rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by ROCKJAM01.

Light Arrows:
Shooting an opponent with a Light Arrow, usually results in fifty rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by John Kary and Em and Smith.

Rupees at the Zora's River waterfall:
Put on the iron boots when Link is an adult at the big waterfall on Zora's River. Fall into the waterfall to find red rupees where the waterfall hits the river bottom.
Information in this section was contributed by Jake Cook.

As a child go to Zora's River and walk towards the waterfall to Zora's Domain. While walking, you will see a log in the water and a frog next to the log. Walk on the log and Navi will say that the frogs are watching you from underwater. Stand on the edge of the log, where you got that message, and play the Ocarina. Play any song that you have learned. The frog will compliment your playing and will reward you with 50 rupees. You can do this with every song you have learned and get fifty rupees for each new song. Note: If a song is played more than once, the frogs will only give you five rupees.

Gigantic rupee:
To get an orange rupee that is as big as Link and worth 500 rupees, go to the Lost Woods with the Biggorons Sword equipped. Go left and kill the lone Skull Kid. When he burns up, the giant orange rupee will appear.

As an adult, go to the room in Goron City that is filled with boulders. Take out bombs or the Megaton Hammer and break all the tan or red colored boulders. They are the only boulders that will break. There should be a small treasure chest on the left side of the room .Open it to find a large yellow rupee worth 200 rupees.
Information in this section was contributed by TMoore1300.

As an adult, go to Gerudo Fortress. Use the longshot to hook onto the wood over the jail cell. After going up, jump onto the fortress on the left. When you land, you will see an opening into the fortress in front of you. Go through the opening and walk around till you see a passage to the left. Walk up the passage and use your hookshot to hook onto the wood on the ceiling to get past the stone fence. Walk up the ramp until you see an opening that leads outside. Walk through the opening and you will be on a lookout that is directly above the jail cell. When you get here, you will see a wooden crate. Destroy the crate to find a giant pink-orange rupee. Note: This can only be done once, so do not save.
Information in this section was contributed by SLiM1489.

Gold Rupee:
To get the Gold Rupee without killing 100 spiders, go to the village with the graveyard. Go to the tree that is there as soon as you enter. Stand so you are facing the windmill and take ten steps forward. Lay down a bomb and a hole should open in the ground. This may require a few attempts. Go down the hole. Play the Sun Song to freeze the two zombies, then kill them. After that, open the chest that is in the middle to get the Gold Rupee. Note: This only works one time.


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