The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Character Collectibles are a new thing to look for on Koholint Island, in addition to the various Pieces of Heart and Secret Seashells. Throughout the course of the game, players have the opportunity to win ten figurines of well-known enemies from the Mario series, included as a nod to the fact that both the remake and the original contain a plethora of enemies from the Mario series, who cannot be found in any other Zelda title. With every figurine placed correctly and dungeon that the player beats, a new figurine is up for grabs in the Trendy Shop in Mabe Village. Here's how to find and get them all.
Ciao Ciao is the first figure available in the Trendy Shop. When you’ve acquired the figurine, walk to the house BowWow is barking outside of, and head in the left door. Place CiaoCiao on the table in the house.
Goomba is the second figurine, and is available after completing Tail Cave. After winning it, place the character in Marin and Tarin’s House, directly opposite the entrance.
Spiny is available after Bottle Grotto, and needs to be placed on the table in front of the beds in the northernmost house in the village, beside the Dream Shrine.
Boo is available after finishing Key Cavern, and needs to be placed on the circular table in the northernmost house, joining Spiny.
Available after completing Angler’s Tunnel, place the Cheep Cheep on the corner pedestal in Ulrira’s house, east of the telephone booth.
This inky squid can be found after finishing Catfish’s Maw, and is the second and final figurine to be placed in Ulrira’s House.
Available for selection after defeating Face Shrine, Shy Guy belongs in the bottom right corner of the large house in the north, where Boo and Spiny are.
This Mario staple can only be collected after Eagle’s Tower, and needs to be placed in Marin’s House also.
Pokey can only be picked up after completing the penultimate dungeon, Turtle Rock. Pokey completes the collection in the north house, and belongs on the left side of the house.
Bow Wow, our ever-faithful companion, is only available after the player has completed the Main Story of the game. Bow Wow naturally belongs in the house where the real one is situated.
Unfortunately, there’s no grand prize for placing all of the figurines. However, after collecting Bow Wow in the Trendy Shop, the shopkeeper awards you with a Chamber Stone, which has the Monsters+ effect (which adds more monsters to your created dungeons), and reduces the price of the Trendy Shop to 5 rupees.