Link using Hawk Grass
|First appearance||Twilight Princess (2006)|
Hawk Grass is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This oddly shaped grass, whose shape is similar to that of a hawk in flight, grows in extant locations. The function of Hawk Grass is similar to that of Horse Grass; it can be used to summon hawks. While needed very rarely during the course of the game, hawks are useful for gathering hard-to-reach items. It is essential for the recovery of the cradle, without which Link cannot acquire the Fishing Rod and advance in the game.
Hawk Grass can also optionally be used to recover Bee Larva. When Link picks the plant and blows through it, a hawk will circle around for a moment before coming to land on Link's arm. Hanch uses a hawk to drive away Link in his wolf form early on in the game. In Lake Hylia, Wolf Link must use it to summon the Shadow Kargaroc, which he has to use to get through the passage to Zora's Domain.
Hawk Grass is located in various locations, such as Ordon Village, Death Mountain, Sacred Grove and Lake Hylia. Also, Rusl seems to be able to whistle the tune without a reed, as he did when calling the Golden Cucco and later on when he summoned a hawk in Hyrule Castle.