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Behind a waterfall in Lorule, I came across this Hinox who is really scared. He gave me some rupees to leave him alone, but then it have me the option of asking for more. I get the feeling that choosing correctly could net me a big reward.

What should I do?

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He'll go berserk and attack you (and every time you try enter thereafter), if you get too greedy and pressure him too much (more than five times?). It seem that he resets after reloading the game or if some time passes. The amounts seem to be random each time. – Krazer Nov 26 '13 at 18:59
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If you keep asking for more money, the Hinox will give you increasing amounts of rupees: First 5 when you approach him, then 20, then 50, then 100. If you ask for more rupees after all that, he will attack, enraged at your greed and trying to get back his rupees (that is by killing you. You do not lose rupees if he hurts you.) He will then attack you each time you enter his cavern. He seems to be invincible and touching him will deal 7 hearts of damage with the green tunic, even if you use your shield.

If you choose to stop asking for more money before he enrages, he will stay docile and not attack. If you talk to him, he will ask you to keep the bribery a "secret to everybody" and will not offer you any more money.

Either way, when you save and quit the game, his attitude will revert back to being scared and he will start the whole sequence over again, offering more rupees for his life.

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In other words, to get the most money from the Hinox, ask him for more money until he gives you 100 rupees at once, then say that’s enough. That will give you 175 rupees per visit-after-save-and-quit. – Rory O'Kane Oct 16 '14 at 21:51
@Rory, yes, although it might not be a very efficient way to get rupees in the grand scheme of things. – 3Doubloons Oct 17 '14 at 7:55

As far as iv seen there isnt a set amount of times before he attacks its kind of a gamble just liek the treasure chest games. I personally kept asking and got him to give me three gold rupees worth 300 each before i "chickened out" and accepted his bribe making in total 1300 rupees off of him.

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