How to Get Your Sword and Shield in Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Obtaining your sword has been a tradition in the Legend of Zelda titles since the original NES title. It gets you ready to defend yourself and marks the start of your adventure in the game’s large world. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake on Nintendo Switch is no exception, as it requires you to get your sword and shield at the start of the game.

You wake up in Marin and Tarin’s home located in Mabe Village. At this point, you realize you don’t have a sword so you have to set out to collect it. You also have to get your shield so this guide explains how you can find both.

Finding the Shield
Ask Marin about your sword and then speak with Tarin to get the shield.

Finding the Sword
Head to the library which is on the left side of the village. From there, you need to head downwards by either dropping off ledges or taking the stairs. This will lead you to the sandy Toronbo Shores.

There will be a few Octoroks and Sea Urchins there that you need to fend yourself from so make use of your shield.

Steer clear of other threats like Leevers by keeping your shield up the entire time and proceed right. You’ll eventually come across your sword on this path.

Keep moving right until you find your sword just off the beach. An owl will then show up and tell you to head to the Mysterious Forest.

That’s how you get the sword and shield in Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Be sure to check our other guides for more help with this game!