- "I'm going to make a Member's Card just for you! When you buy lots of things and build up your points, something good will happen to you! Something very good, indeed!"
- — Beedle
Beedle, also known as Terry, is a recurring character in the Legend of Zelda series. He is a traveling merchant who sells various goods. He is a polite shopkeeper who values his customers and frequently provides benefits for preferred customers who frequently visit his stores.
Beedle has a shop boat and travels all around the Great Sea. When Link nears the Shop Ship, it will stop sailing, giving him a chance to come aboard. The Shop Ship can also be stopped from afar using the cannon. He also has a special ship where Link can buy rare items. Beedle uses a points system, giving Link points for every purchase he makes. After acquiring enough points, Link will receive a discount on the items he buys. Interestingly, Beedle has voice acting; he clearly cries out a welcoming "Ooooooooo" when Link arrives inside his store, says "Thank you!" after Link buys his items and gives a farewell of "Byyee!" when ending the shop dialogue.
Beedle first appears in a stand at the Picori Festival. After the festival however, his stand will become deserted. If Link performs a certain Kinstone fusion and clears off the trash from the stand using the Gust Jar, Beedle will reappear in Hyrule Town's market. After this, he will sell Link Picolyte, which is a substance made by the Picori. Picolyte causes certain effects, such as finding more Kinstones, Rupees, Mysterious Shells, and others which can be obtainable after bringing a Picori the right ingredients to make the new Picolyte. These newer Picolyte are sold for more than the regular Picolyte.
- "This savvy merchant sails across the Great Sea, pedaling his wares from his world-renowned Shop Ship. Though known to drive a hard bargain, Beedle is really just a friendly guy who loves the freedom his unique lifestyle provides him. He honors loyal customers with his special membership program, giving greater and greater discounts to those who spend their hard-earned Rupees at Beedle's!"
- — The Phantom Hourglass guide
Beedle wanders the sea in his shop boat and sells treasures, including Ship Parts, potions, and rarer items such as Heart Containers. He also uses the points system, in which Link receives one point for every 100 Rupees he spends. As Link climbs the ranks of membership, he gets discounts and various Membership Cards. He also owns the Masked Ship, where he insists that he is not Beedle.
Interestingly, Beedle is called "Terry" in the English instruction manual. This is likely a translation error due to the fact that Beedle is actually called Terry in various localizations of the game.
Beedle floats across New Hyrule in his hot-air balloon. He sends Link a letter when the shop first opens, instructing him on how to use the Spirit Train's whistle to get his attention and have him come down to earth, allowing Link to shop there. His shop carries items such as Potions, Bombs and Treasures. Link can become a valued customer for a 100 Rupee fee. A Heart Container and a gold card is rewarded after having gathered 500 points (5000 Rupees) worth of items, which gives a 20% discount on future purchases. If his shop is hit with a cannon when on the ground, it will float away. A side quest is associated with his balloon. The boy at Aboda Village wishes to fly like a bird, so Link agrees to take him to Beedle's Air Shop for exchange for a Force Gem.
Beedle is the proprietor of Beedle's Airshop, which is kept airborne by a propeller system, using a cycling apparatus to turn various gears inside the shop. During daytime, he flies around Skyloft, stopping only if Link hits a bell hanging from the bottom of shop with a ranged weapon. If Link leaves his shop after perusing his merchandise but not having made a purchase, Beedle will berate him for the extra physical effort he must exert while Link is aboard his shop, and promptly drop him down a trap door.
If Link sleeps in Beedle's bed until night, he will wake up on Beedle's Island, where Beedle parks his shop for the night. If Link speaks to Beedle near his campfire, he will reveal to him that the accent he uses in his capacity as a shopkeeper is not his true one; Beedle's true manner of speech is exceedingly loquacious. During this time, Beedle also reveals his most prized possession, a rare Horned Colossus Beetle, to Link.
At one point, Beedle loses his insect cage which houses his Horned Colossus Beetle and asks Link to look for it. Eventually, Link recovers it and brings it back to Beedle. Grateful, Beedle gives Link five Gratitude Crystals and offers to give him a 50% discount off one of his products currently in stock.
Beedle is a nomad merchant who travels around Hyrule in Breath of the Wild carrying his wares in a large rhino beetle shaped backpack. Beedle can be found in or near every Stable in Hyrule, though he may appear in other places such as Kara Kara Bazaar due to the lack stables in the Gerudo Desert as horses refuse to enter the desert. Unlike other traveling merchants, Beedle doesn't go very far and always returns to a safe place at night and can always be found in or near Stables, as he doesn't get very far due to his backpack, though ironically he is able to appear in these places whenever Link is in the area and has a mysterious ability to always be around these areas if Link needs his services. Depending at the location, Beedle has a different response each time Link encounters him. He is often surprised to see Link in the same area, even accusing him of being his stalker, and tells him he has to stop following him around - but immediately afterwords he takes it back, saying he loves the attention. Humorously, Beedle has a habit of entering areas unprepared, such as forgetting to bundle himself at Snowfield Stable or getting hot while walking around Kara Kara Bazaar wearing his heavy backpack which makes the heat worse. Beedle is a common fixture at Stables, though he tends to walk around during the day. However Link can simply wait or pass the time to night, when Beedle is resting inside the stable.
In previous Zelda titles, Beedle carries infinite stock of dispensable items. However, in Breath of the Wild, Beedle carries a limited stock of dispensable items at any given time. If Link wishes to purchase additional items from Beedle, Link must leave the area and come back later so Beedle can restock.
Beedle's inventory is based on the place he is encountered. Beedle always sells Arrows, along with an assortment of materials - usually potion ingredients such as bugs, frogs, lizards, and monster parts, though he may sell vegetables and herbs. Link can obtain rare or hard to find potion ingredients such as Smotherwing Butterfly, Thunderwing Butterfly, Tireless Frogs, and Hearty Lizards. The only bugs he does not sell are Rhino Beetles.
Like in Skyward Sword, Beedle is shown to have a fondness for beetles. As a result, he will detect if Link has any beetles in his inventory and will offer random food dish or elixirs to trade for it. Trading with beetles with him is completely optional, though it provides Link with a source of prepared food dishes, thus saving him time to cook it himself or allows Link to learn about recipes he might be unaware of like Fairy Tonic. Beedle will even tell Link how to make the dish or elixir he offers to trade. Link can only trade one beetle to Beedle once per day (in-game time). Beedle really loves Energetic Rhino Beetles as he will select them over all others if Link has one in his inventory. In fact, if Link refuses to trade one, Beedle under his breath (which appears in small text) he will plot to hire someone to sneak into Link's inventory to steal it, though this never actually occurs so there is no penalty for refusing to trade with Beedle. In addition to Energetic Rhino Beetles, Beedle will also trade for Bladed Rhino Beetles and Rugged Rhino Beetles as well. Link can also trade the beetle for a food dish or elixir, then sell the item back to Beedle for Rupees.
The name Beedle is likely derived from the beetle motif on his shorts, as well as his love of beetles as stated on his Nintendo Gallery figurine. It is also believed to be a reference to The Beatles, as Beedle's hairstyle closely resembles the famous "mop top" haircuts sported by all four members of the band prior to 1965.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|
|Bellum · Ciela · Linebeck · Link · Ocean King · Oshus · Tetra|
—Full list of characters
|Blaaz · Cyclok · Crayk · Diabolical Cubus Sisters · Dongorongo · Gleeok · Eox · Bellum · Ghost Ship · Bellumbeck|
|Bannan Island · Cannon Island · Goron Island · Harrow Island · Isle of Ember · Isle of Frost · Isle of Gust · Isle of Ruins · Isle of the Dead · Mercay Island · Molida Island · Zauz's Island|
—Full list of locations
|Temple of Fire · Temple of Wind · Temple of Courage · Ghost Ship · Goron Temple · Temple of Ice · Mutoh's Temple · Temple of the Ocean King|
|Oshus's Sword · Wooden Shield · Boomerang · Bombs · Bow · Bombchus · Grappling Hook · Hammer · Phantom Sword · Shovel · Fishing Rod|
|Leaf · Neri · Ciela · Pure Metals · Phantom Hourglass · Spirit Gem|
|Anouki · Deity · Fairy · Gerudo · Goron · Human · Hylian · Yook|
|Anjean · Byrne · Chancellor Cole · Link · Malladus · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Stagnox · Fraaz · Phytops · Cragma · Byrne · Skeldritch · Demon Train · Chancellor Cole · Malladus|
| Fire Realm · Forest Realm · Ocean Realm · Sand Realm · Snow Realm|
—Full list of locations
|Forest Temple · Snow Temple · Ocean Temple · Fire Temple · Sand Temple · Tower of Spirits|
|Lokomo Sword · Rail Map · Recruit's Sword · Recruit Uniform · Spirit Flute · Spirit Tracks · Spirit Train · Stamp Book · Tears of Light|
|Boomerang · Whip · Whirlwind · Bow · Sand Wand · Bow of Light|
|Anouki · Demon · Goron · Hylian · Lokomo|