Goats are a recurring race of animals in The Legend of Zelda series.


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Main article: Christine

An anthropomorphic goat called Christine lives in the Animal Village. She is involved in the trading sequence, giving Link a letter to Mr. Write in exchange for a Hibiscus.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Main article: Ordon Goats

A species of goat called Ordon Goats are the main form of livestock for Ordon Village, kept primarily for their milk and horns. Prior to the events of the game Link worked as a ranch hand, herding and caring for them. Of all the goats to appear throughout the series, Ordon Goats are the largest.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

There are two subspecies of goat in this game, the wild Mountain Goat and domesticated White Goat.

Mountain Goat

"These herbivores make their homes in meadows and rocky areas. Their characteristically strong legs and hooves facilitate easy climbing over rocks. Goats aren't very quick, so they make good targets for beginning hunters."
— Hyrule Compendium

Mountain goats make their homes in meadows and mountains of Hyrule, predominantly in the Great Hyrule Forest and Hyrule Ridge regions. Although not especially quick, they are well adapted to the rockier areas of Hyrule and will behave aggressively towards Link should they feel threatened. They drop Raw Meat when killed and their lack of speed marks them as good targets for beginner hunters. Although Mountain Goats usually flee from Link, they may charge at him in an attempt to ram with their horns.

White Goat

"These goats are raised for their multiple uses. Their milk can be drank or made into butter, and their soft fur is used to make clothes. Domesticated goats wear bells around their necks so they can be easily found after being let out to graze."
— Hyrule Compendium

White goats are a form of livestock located at certain stables around Hyrule. They are raised for their milk which can be drunk on its own or made into butter, and for their pelts which are used to make clothes. These goats are docile in demeanor and cannot be harmed by Link. They wear bells around their necks when let out to graze.

As with many animals in Breath of the Wild, white goats eat any ingredients they find on the floor that appeal to them. They can be fed any fruit, nut, mushroom, vegetable, or flower.

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