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In Link's Awakening, sometimes I come across Secret Seashells, and the text that pops up says that if I collect a lot of them, something good is bound to happen.

what will happen if I collect enough? (How many is enough, anyhow?)

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btw, here‌​'s a guide to all 26 shells – Zommuter Jan 19 '12 at 20:30
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They can be brought to the Seashell Mansion at various points to earn things.

  • 5 shells gets you a bonus shell.
  • 10 shells gets you another bonus shell.
  • 20+ shells gets you the Level-2 Sword, capable of shooting beams at full health (as well as being more powerful in general).

There are several extra hidden around the island (about a total of 25). After you've cashed in 20 of them, any extra ones in chests you haven't opened will turn into 20 rupees.

(Bonus fun fact: you can put bombs in the wooden wall at the end of the Mansion's insides. For some reason, they fall into it!)

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If you collect and bring 20 of them to the Seashell house, you'll get a more powerful sword. There should be a bit more than 20 in total, so you don't have to find all of them.

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I think there are at least 21, 22 at the most. – CyberSkull Jan 19 '12 at 11:41

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