Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening On Switch – How To Get Past The Raccoon – Mysterious Forest Walkthrough


One of your first tasks in Link’s Awakening is to make your way through the Mysterious Forest. It’s pretty mysterious, but the real issue is a sneaky Raccoon who keeps blocking your progress. Every time you try and go north, this rapscallion teleports you away.

Luckily, there is a way to deal with him.

Get The Toadstool

Toadstool Location

The first thing you need to do is get the Toadstool. The red X on the map above shows where the Raccoon teleports you too. If you follow the red line, it takes you to the opening of a cave. Head inside, and when you get there, don’t be too slow. The cracked floor will break away beneath you.

Remember, if you need to reset a room, exit it, and then enter again.

Moving Stones

In the next room, push the two lower stones down, as shown in the screenshot above. Don’t worry about the Piece of Heart. You can’t get to it this early in the game. Now head out and grab the toadstool, but be careful of the enemies.

Get Magic Powder

Moving Stones To Exit

Now that you have the Toadstool, you can bring it to a nearby witch. But you need to get back through that room of rocks. Push them in the direction shown above, and you will be able to get out.

Now, follow the line shown above to get to the Witch. She makes you the potion you need using the Toadstool. After you have it, return to the Raccoon and use the potion it, then head north to find a chest containing the item you need.