Maiamai Locations

A Link Between Worlds has been confirmed to have an item upgrade system which is based on the collection of an item called Maiamai. The Zelda series has featured item upgrades in both Four Swords Adventures and Skyward Sword. Maiamai Locations To upgrade items in A Link Between Worlds you must collect these shell/squid themed creatures called Maiamai hidden across Hyrule. Maiamais can be found hiding within the game’s environments, and are recognizable by a distinct whining noise that they make. They are usually found attached to a wall and must be collected by using your wall merging ability or the Pegasus Boots. They are then brought back to the Mother Maiamai who lives in Lake Hylia. Mother Maiamai will upgrade one of Link’s items for every 10 Maiamais that are brought back to her.


Southeast Region of Hyrule

  1. There is a Maiamai directly to the left of Mother Maiamai’s cave.
  2. This Maiamai is hidden underwater in the center of the shallow patch of water south of the House of Gales.
  3. Use the Tornado Rod on the tile next to the House of Gales. Underneath is a Maiamai.
  4. Under the water to the southeast of the nearby lake. I
  5. Pickup and remove the boulder south of the Racing Bro.

East Region of Hyrule

  1. There is a bridge to the east of your house. Under it is a Maiamai.
  2. There is a Maiamai hiding on one of the stone mounds west of the Eastern Palace. Dash into tit to knock the Maiamai down.
  3. There is a Maiamai in the lone tree south of the Eastern Palace.
  4. There is a Maiamai in the alcove to the east of the Eastern Palace.
  5. Hidden up a tree to the southeast of the Eastern Palace.
  6. Underneath a large rock south of the Eastern Palace.

Northern River Area of Hyrule

  1. On a wall to the northwest of the Witch’s House.
  2. On a wall north of the graveyard. You must use a fissure from Lorule to get to this wall.
  3. On a wall to the southwest of the Sanctuary.
  4. On a wall and above a hole with a portal to Lorule. It is north of the Eastern Palace.
  5. Underwater to the south of Zora’s Domain.
  6. There is a Maiamai on the wall inside the Witch’s House.
  7. Head underwater in the area right to the south of the bridge to the west of the Eastern Ruins.

Northeast Mountain Region of Hyrule

  1. This Maiamai is on the wall outside of the cave northeast of the mountain.
  2. Hidden underneath a rock southeast of the weather vane on Death Mountain.
  3. This Maiamai is on the wall  to the north of the Death Mountain weather vane. You will have to go into the nearby cave to get to it.
  4. Underneath a boulder on a ledge by the Bouldering Guy.
  5. Underneath a boulder in the southeastern part of Death Mountain. It is to the west of the portal to Lorule and the sign that says, “Rosso’s Ore Mine.”

Northwest Region of Hyrule

  1. This Maiamai is inside of the pond to the west of the Sanctuary.
  2. This Maiamai is on the wall above an entrance to the cave leading into Death Mountain. The Titan’s Mitt is required.
  3. On a wall to the South of Rosso’s House.
  4. Underneath a rock in the northeastern part of the forest.
  5. Under a bush by the entrance to the Lost Woods.
  6. Underneath a rock to the south of the forest.
  7. This Maiamai is on a tree near the center of these woods.
  8. A Maiamai is located on the wall inside the Fortune Teller’s hut.

Central Region of Hyrule

  1. A Maiamai is on the wall behind Link’s house.
  2. Use the Tornado Rod on the tiles south of Hyrule Castle.
  3. Dash into a tree to the west of Link’s house.
  4. Dash into a tree north of where Gulley is.
  5. Use the Tornado Rod on the tiles by the Blacksmith’s House.
  6. A Maiamai is located in a tree north of the Blacksmith’s House.
  7. A Maiamai is inside of a tree west of Hyrule Castle.
  8. A Maiamai is located under a boulder south of where Gulley is. The use of a portal will be required to obtain this Maiamai.

West Region of Hyrule

  1. A Maiamai is hiding on a tree east of the Cucco Ranch. You will have to run into the tree to knock it down.
  2. Hiding under  a bush in the northeastern part of Kakariko.
  3. This Maiamai is on the roof of the building just south of  Sahasrahla’s house. You will need to use a Cucco to float onto the roof.
  4. A Maiamai is hidden underneath the sand in the Cucco pit. Use the Sand Rod to reveal the Maiamai.
  5. You will have to partake in the Rupee Rush game to acquire this Maiamai. It is on the southern wall of the game.

South Region of Hyrule

  1. A Maiamai is hidden in the patch of water next to the building south of Link’s home.
  2. There is a Maiamai sitting on a statue and surrounded by water south of Link’s house.
  3. There is a Maiamai hidden in the cave to the south of your home. The Maiamai is underwater.

Southwest Region of Hyrule

  1. There is a Maiamai hidden in the desert sand south of the Palace’s weather vane.
  2. A Maiamai is in the sand to the west of the portals to Lorule that are next to one another.
  3. This Maiamai is hiding underneath a large rock south of the portal that leads to Misery Mire in Lorule.

Southeast Region of Lorule

  1. A Maiamai is hidden just to the south of the river north of the lake and east to the tower.
  2. This Maiamai is hidden on a wall to the south of Lorule’s Item Shop west of the large lake.
  3. Head to the section to the east of the lake. A Maiamai is underneath a skull on the cliff. You must merge to the wall to reach the skull.
  4. Hidden on a wall in the far far southeastern part of Lorule.
  5. A Maiamai  is hiding underneath the large rock to the southwest of Turtle Rock.

Southwest Region of Lorule

  1. A Maiamai  is hiding on the wall north of Misery Mire’s weather vane.
  2. This Maiamai  is hiding underwater and to the southwestern corner of Misery Mire.
  3. Underneath a rock to the east of Misery Mire.

East Region of Lorule

  1. A Maiamai is on a mound of stones west of the Dark Palace. You will have to dash into the pile to get it down.
  2. Underwater in a section to the northwest of where you would find the Witch’s House in Hyrule.
  3. This Maiamai is hiding high up on a wall on a cliff to the south of the Dark Palace.
  4. Hiding on a wall west of the Dark Palace. Also to the west of the jail.
  5. A Maiamai  is in a tree to the south of the Dark Palace.
  6. Hiding up in a tree to in the southwestern edge of the eastern section of Lorule. There is a bridge in this spot in Hyrule.
  7. A Maiamai  is underwater to the north of the eastern portion of Lorule. You have to merge onto the wall where the witch’s hut would be in Hyrule.
  8. A Maiamai  is hiding to the northeastern part of Lorule. It is hiding under the grass on a cliff. There is a portal directly below it.
  9. This Maiamai  is hidden on the wall near the Dark Palace. It is north of a big pile of skulls.
  10. Head to Lorule where Zora’s Domain exists in Hyrule. You will find a Maiamai  underwater and north of a waterfall.

Central Region of Lorule

  1. This Maiamai  is hiding on a wall behind the Vacant House.
  2. This Maiamai is on a wall to the South of the Vacant House.
  3. A Maiamai  is to the south of the Vacant House. It will be found on top of a statue.
  4. This one is hiding in water just up from the Swamp Palace.
  5. Hiding in grass near the Bomb Flower.
  6. This Maiamai  is underneath a skull in the Octoball Derby.
  7. A Maiamai is hiding on a wall south of the Octoball Derby.
  8. On a tree southeast of Thieves’ Town.
  9. On the bridge that leads to Lorule Castle.
  10. In a tree that is to the southeast of the bridge leading to Lorule Castle.
  11. This Maiamai is hiding on the side of the blacksmith’s home.
  12. This Maiamai is hiding on a wall of a ruined building in Thieves’ Town.
  13. A Maiamai is hiding under a rock near the Fortune Teller.
  14. To get this Maiamai you will have to play the Rupee Rush game. It is hidden on the north wall inside of the game.
  15. Underneath a rock to the west of the Vacant House.

Northwest Region of Lorule

  1. A Maiamai is hiding on the side of a building that is to the north of Thieves’ Town. You have to use the portal behind  Sahasrahla’s house in Kakariko Village.
  2. This Maiamai is hiding in a tree south of where you would find Rosso’s House.
  3. This Maiamai is located right where Rosso’s House would be located if you were in Hyrule. It is with the bushes south of the house’s location.
  4. This Maiamai is hiding on a wall where the Fortune Teller would be in Hyrule.
  5. Hiding on a wall south of where you find a V-patterned set of trees.
  6. There is a Maiamai hiding under grass in the Skull Woods. It is east of the portal.
  7. Hiding underneath a skull in the northwestern part of Skull Woods.
  8. Hiding under a rock north of Thieves’ Town.

Northeast Region of Lorule

  1. This Maiamai is hiding underneath a skull in Death Mountain. You have to take the cave that leads you to the Ice Ruins.
  2. Hiding on a wall behind the Ice Ruins.
  3. This Maiamai is hiding under a rock in the southern part of the mountains and west of a bridge in the area.
  4. Underneath a rock left of the Treacherous Tower.
  5. This Maiamai is hiding under a skull on a ledge by the Treacherous Tower.
  6. A Maiamai is on a wall south of the sign that mentions, “dire fate.”

Graveyard/Sanctuary Region of Lorule

  1. A Maiamai is located on the wall north of where you would find the graveyard if you were in Hyrule.
  2. A Maiamai is in a tree east of Lorule’s graveyard area.
  3. A Maiamai is located under a rock west of the Lorule Sanctuary.

This quest is optional which means that none of the item upgrades are required to beat the game’s main quest.


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