- This article is about the Link's Awakening character. For the character from Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Four Swords Adventures, see Kaepora Gaebora.
- "Hoot! I see you have read the relief... While it does say the island is but a dream of the Wind Fish, no one is really sure... Just as you cannot know if a chest holds treasure until you open it, so you cannot tell if this is a dream until you awaken... The only one who knows for sure is the Wind Fish... Trust your feelings... Someday you will know for sure..."
- — Owl
The wise, all-knowing Owl arrives at certain points to provide hints and backstory. Link first encounters the owl on the Toronbo Shores. He tells Link that in order to leave Koholint Island, he must gather the eight Instruments of the Sirens and awaken the Wind Fish. After Link successfully collects all eight Instruments and defeats DethI inside the Wind Fish's Egg, the Owl appears and commends Link for his bravery and explains the true nature of the prophecy; that Koholint Island was only ever a dream of the Wind Fish and that it will disappear once the Wind Fish is awakened, and also reveals himself to be part of the Wind Fish's spirit. The Owl then disappears, instead being replaced by the Wind Fish.
As part of the Link's Awakening DLC, Sheik has a Owl Recolor of her Standard Outfit.