The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was the first game in the series to have a trading order. Buy a sought-after item, trade it in for someone in need on Koholint Island, and receive an item in exchange for an exchange with someone else. Like the Ocarina, other Zelda games have trading ranges, but Link’s AwakeningThe order of is the longest, with a total of 13 transactions. Completing it is the only way to get the magnifying lens, which helps navigate the last dungeon and is needed to get the boomerang. Let’s break down this sequence of trades so you can get your hands on that boomerang as soon as possible.
How to Complete the Trading Order
. Win the Yoshi doll
The first item in the trading series is the Yoshi doll, which can be won in the Tap game at Trendy Game. After scoring the Yoshi doll and leaving the store, Suhni will tell Link that his mom really wants the Yoshi doll. Take the Yoshi Doll to the two-door house on the north side of Mabe Village and talk to Mamasha. The Yoshi doll helps calm her baby’s crying. You did a good job even though the Yoshi doll is really cute.
2. Give CiaoCiao the ribbon
Mamasha will give you the ribbon in return. Go to the house in the center of Mabe Village where BowWow the Chain Chomp hangs out. Enter the correct room and talk to CiaoCiao. She wants the ribbon as an accessory.
3. Give Sale the dog food
CiaoCiao gives a can of dog food. Go to Toronbo Shores, turn right and enter the beach hut. If you see a monkey in a tree, you have gone a bit too far. In the cabin you will meet Sale, an alligator who sells bananas. He wants the dog food for his collection (in his belly), and you don’t feel like it anyway.
4. Give Kiki the bananas
Sale gives you a bundle of bananas for the dog food. Now you have to go to Kanalet Castle. This is actually part of the story. With the drawbridge up, you have to find another way in. Go to the right and you will find Kiki the monkey. When you give Kiki the bananas, he calls on his friends to make an improvised bridge that you can cross.
5. Give Tarin the stick
After the bridge is built, you will receive a leftover stick. From there you have to go to Ukuku Prairie. If you haven’t found the Slime Key yet (gives access to Key Cavern), you need to do that first. Tarin will be in the prairie near a tree with a protruding honeycomb. Talk to Tarin to give him the stick.
Give Chef Bear the honeycomb
After Tarin knocks the honeycomb from the tree, you can keep it. Now is the time to go to Animal Village to visit a gourmet restaurant. Once in the Animal Village, enter the southeastern house and talk to Chef Bear. Fortunately, Chef Bear needs ingredients, so he will take the honeycomb off your hands.
Bring the pineapple to Papahl
In return, Chef Bear gives you the pineapple. Now you have to go to the Tal Tal mountain range. Climb the mountain and go through the series of caves. Eventually you see an exhausted Papahl. He’s a long way from Mabe Village, and he’s really hungry. Give the pineapple.
8. Give the hibiscus to Christine
Papahl will graciously return the hibiscus to you. We now have to go back to the Animal Village. Enter the house second from the right on the northernmost edge of Animal Village. Christine’s favorite flower is the hibiscus. Make her day.
9. Deliver the letter to Mr. Write
Christine will ask for a letter to Mr. Write to deliver. His home is located just north of the Mysterious Forest in the top left corner of Koholint Island. Mr. Write is happy to hear from Christine and will even show you the attached photo, which is of course Princess Peach.
10. Give Grandma Yahoo a new broom
For your delivery skills, Mr. Write will give you a broom. It’s no use, but Grandma Yahoo really needs a new broom. Go back to the Animal Village. Grandma Yahoo tries to sweep the house in the top right corner. It’s not going well, so please get her a new broom.
11. Bring the fisherman the fishing hook
Grandma Yahoo is so happy with her new broom she’s giving you a fishing hook. This next part can be tricky. You must go to Martha’s Bay. Swim to the right of Catfish’s Maw and around the corner to the small bridge to the south. Once you get to the bridge, dive to open a hidden side scrolling screen. Swim to the boat and jump on it.
12. Deliver the mermaid’s necklace
The fisherman will be very happy to know that you have a fishing hook. In return, he gives you the Mermaid’s Necklace, which he caught instead of fish.
13. Bring the Mermaid’s Scale to the statue
The mermaid wades in the water just north of Catfish’s Maw. She lost her necklace. Give it back, and she’ll let you get one of her scales.
Get the magnifying lens
After securing the Mermaid’s Scale, you can approach the mermaid statue just south of Catfish’s Maw. The statue will move and reveal a staircase. Enter the cave and claim the magnifying lens.
The main purpose of the magnifying lens is to allow you to read a book in the library that you could not see before. The book tells you the path to take after entering the Wind Fish egg.
Because the Wind Fish’s egg follows the same rules as the Lost Woods in Ocarina of Time, it is certainly useful to know the path, especially since it can be one of four possible paths.
Get the boomerang
Now that you have the magnifying lens, it’s time to grab the boomerang. Go to Toronbo Shores. On the beach, just south of Sale’s house, is a crumbling wall that can be bombed. Bomb it and a cave entrance will open.
If you don’t have a magnifying glass, you can’t see Goriya. When you do, you can talk to him and he will ask if you want to trade an item for the boomerang. He will take every item except bombs, magic powder, the bow and the power bracelet (you will need this for the colored dungeon).
Unlike the original or Link’s Awakening DX, it doesn’t really matter which item you exchange. After the exchange is complete, speak to Goriya again, and he will have you buy back your item for 300 rupees. This eliminates the back and forth trading you had to do in previous versions of Link’s Awakening.