There are 36 heart pieces located throughout the land of Hyrule. Link searched high and low for each one when all he really needed to do was good deeds.
-In Lon Lon Ranches back storage shed was a heart piece hidden behind a crate.
-Link planted a magic bean right in front of Dodongo's Cavern where he later recovered a heart peice as an adult.
-In the center of the fenced in area in front of Lake Hylia was a hidden secret grotto that contained a heart piece.
-On the north side of the ranch lied a lone true that concealed a hidden secret grotto.
(have to have Golden Scale or Iron Boots)
-On of the houses in Kakiriko had a caged heart piece iside that he could reach from a balcony.(Use Hookshot or Owl on Death Mountain to reach the balcony)
-A man on a roof in Kakiriko gave link a heart piece for coming up and visiting him.
(Use Hookshot to reach.)
-Link took Dampe the Gravekeepers heart poundng grave dighging tour many times until he found a burried heart piece.
-After Link followed Dampe's ghost throughout his tomb and reached the end, he found a flight of stairs that led him to the windmill and a heart piece.
-Link completed Dampe's Ghost race one more tim ein under a minute to recieve a heart piece.
-After link freed the last of the skulltula children,with fifty tokens, he was rewarded with a heart piece.
-Link planted a magic bean at the north end of the graveyard and came back as an adult to find an elevator to a heart piece.
-One of the graves that were in the second row concealed a heart piece.
(Play Sun's Song to reveal the tresure after defeating the Redead)
-Link played the Song of Storms to the frogs in Zora's River to receivce a heartfelt award from them.
-After Link had played every normal song he knew to the frogs, they were all huge! He played a fun bug catching game with them on his ocarina and was yet again awarded.
-As a youth, Link used the cuccos near Zora's River to reach a heart piece that layed on a tower in the middle of the river. As an adult he could return with the hover boots.
-Link yet again used the cuccos at the end of the river to reach another heart piece next to the waterfall. He could also come back as an adult and use the hover boots again.
-Link played the treasure chest game over and over and almost became obsessed with gambling. After he found the lens of truth he was able to beat the game easily and win his prize of a heart piece.
-Bombchu Bowling was one of Links favorite sports even though it was incredibly expensive.Prizes were given out at random so Link was truly happy when he won the heart piece.
-Link thought it was strange that packs of dogs roamed the street at night. One night a whit e dog near the bazaar started following him and he took it to the lady in the back ally.
-One day Link was stumbling through the lost woods when he came across a lonely skull kid.
He played Saria's Song to cheer him up and recieved a token of their friendship.(Kid Link Only)
-Link went even deeper into the lost woods and found a pair of skull kids playing the flute. he joined in a test of memory and followed the Skull Kid's notes.(Kid Link Only)
-Link was on a visit to Zora's Domain when he found many unlit torches in the area and hidden behind the waterfall. he used the flame from King Zora's throne to light them and reveal a hidden treasure.
-Link went to Lord Jabu Jabu's Shrine to find it frozen over and the big fish gone. in the ditance on one of the floatin chunks of ice, he could make out the faint shape of a heart.
-Once Link had the Iron Boots and Zora Tunic, he plunged to the deep depths of the shrine to find what Jabu Jabu had left behind.
-One of the walls of Death Mountain's Crater was full of foot holes for link to sink his feet into. There in the ceneter of the wall he found a heart piece.
-When Link learned the Bolero of Fire from Shiek, he returned to the creter as a child and planted a magic bean. As an adult Link found that the plant didn't die but flourished in the heat of the crater. It lead him straight to a heart piece.
-Once Link had lit all the torches on Goron cities ground floor, the big urn in the center started to turn. Before the Goron's could do anything Link started throwing bombs into it. The urn gave prizes at random.
-When Link was young he went to the fishing pond and tried his luck and patience. He happened to catch the biggest fish the pond had to offer and was rewarded gratefully.
-Link found the lakeside laboratory scientist very stange but participated in his experiments anyway.When Link one day dove to the bottom of the pool in the Lab, The scientist was breathless and awarded him.
-Link planted a bean at Lake Hylia's Laboratory to see what would happen. Later when he returned as an adult, he used it as an eleveator to the roff top and a piece of heart.(Can Also Use Scrarecrow's Song)
-Link could either use a cucco or his hookshot to reach the crate on the ledge in Gerudo Valley to find the heart piece inside.
-Link yeat again used his hookshot or a cucco to find the secret camber behind the Waterfall in Gerudo Valley that contained a heart piece.
-Aa an Adult, Link gained the Gerudos trust by freeing the imprisoned carpenters. He then moved to the top of the fortress where prisoners were DROPPED into their cell. He then used his longshot to reach the treasure chest on the roof.
-Link became an expert archer at his adult age. He went to Gerudo's Fortress and took his hand at horseback archery. He Broke their record of 1000 and received a heart piece.
-Link planted a magic bean as a youth in the desert oasis. he came back as an adult and it lead him to another heart piece.
If you want to become even more powerful when it comes to your stamina, go and see the great fairy in front of Ganon's Castle after you have the Golden Gaunlets. She will reduce enemies damage by half.