The Kokiri Tunic
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Use||Cannot be stolen by Like Likes|
The Kokiri Tunic is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The initial tunic that Link is wearing at the start of the game, it is the traditional clothing of the Kokiri. The Kokiri Tunic does not possess any special abilities; nonetheless, it is the only tunic the Like Likes cannot swallow, and the only tunic that can be worn by young Link.
When Link changes into an adult after retrieving the Master Sword, the Kokiri Tunic is shown to have grown in size to accommodate that of Adult Link's, the explanation for which is never given. Interestingly, a white jumpsuit, which are worn underneath the tunic, and a pair of leather gauntlets have also been added to the adult Link's tunic.
Although the Kokiri Tunic resembles the clothes Link wears in previous and later games, they are not referred to as Kokiri Tunics. The same tunic worn by Link in Ocarina of Time is given to the Link in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by the Light Spirit, Faron; however, it is referred to as the Hero's Clothes. The only other difference in the Kokiri Tunic and the Hero's Clothes is the fact that the Hero's Clothes incorporates what seems to be chainmail and a vambrace, providing improved protection.