The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening loves to tease players. From the very opening moments of the game, players will see items and places that they cannot reach until much later in the journey. This is the case for many singular items, but with apples they’re all over the place. Trees adorned with apples will tempt players with potential rewards, in this case hearts. But how do you get them off the trees? Here’s how to get apples in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake for Nintendo Switch.
How to Get Apples
The answer lies in the Pegasus Boots. If you don’t have them yet, here’s a rundown of where to get the Pegasus Boots. Once you have them the answer may come to you immediately. It’s time to run head first into some trees. Yes, although Link has saved the world and Princess Zelda and is journeying to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Koholint Island, he’s not too good to ram his face into a tree for a bite of apple.
Stand in front of any tree with apples on it and hold L to trigger the Pegasus Boots then just let Link ram into them. The apples will fall and you can walk over and collect them at your leisure. The reward is hopefully a full life meter as each apple will give you some health back after taking damage. Different types of apple might have different effects though, giving you more hearts if necessary.
Simple enough, but this actually helps players understand some later mechanics involving items and the Pegasus Boots. For example, this knowledge is key to how to get into the Color Dungeon, the special maze that was added for the Game Boy Color release. But that’s all you need to know about how to get apples in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake for Nintendo Switch.