The Tingle Tuner
|First appearance||The Wind Waker (2003)|
|Appearances||The Wind Waker|
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
|Found||Given by Tingle on Windfall Island|
|Use||Calling a spectre of Tingle to help Link|
- "Now, no matter how far we travel from this dingy cell, our souls will be as one!"
- — Tingle
After he is rescued from the Town Jail on Windfall Island, Tingle gives Link this device. It can be used in conjunction with a Game Boy Advance linked to the Nintendo GameCube with a GBA/GC Link Cable; allowing a player or another player to control Tingle, who can help out in Link's quest with various items and commands.
Once the Game Boy Advance has been properly connected, the GBA screen will display a map of the current area as well as a marker indicating Tingle's current location and the locations of other objects. Whoever is controlling Tingle is then given the choice of inputting commands. Tingle Bombs are one of the few commands that can be used, along with a number of pay-per-use tools. The Tingle Tuner can also be used to obtain information about the current area from Tingle, as well as uncovering secret Rupees and Fairies. Link can also collect Tingle Statues and complete a sidequest to meet Knuckle, one of Tingle's brothers.
|Seagull Pen||"Use this to mark your Sea Charts. It also points to your destination. Tingle drew his first map with it at age three!"||Free||This can only be used while out at sea. Mark a spot on the Sea Chart in the Game Boy Advance with an X and Tingle will direct Link towards the set destination.|
|Tingle Balloon||"Your body will float on air. Move in the air for 5 seconds!"||30 Rupees||This allows Link to walk on air, just like a longer-lasting effect of the Hover Boots.|
|Tingle Shield||"Look out, sir! Enemies attack! A lovely spirit will shield you for 10 seconds."||40 Rupees||This has a similar effect to Nayru's Love and Magic Armor as it makes Link invulnerable for a limited amount of time.|
|Kooloo-limpah||"Not even I know what may occur, sir! This is a test of your courage!"||40 Rupees||Tingle randomly chooses one of the other effects listed here. There are 4 possibilities: It may give a blue ting, do nothing, shield for 20 seconds or a give a combined shield and balloon for 10 seconds.|
|Tingle Bomb||"Tingle will explode one of his bombs for you with a POW!"||10 Rupees||Tingle will drop one of his bombs wherever the cursor is positioned. This is very useful for uncovering Rupees and Tingle Statues.|
|Tingle Watch||"I can tell what time it is right now, sir."||Free||Tells the current in-game time.|
|Red Guide Book||"A how-to Tingle Tuner book! Use the red book to learn about the land and foes!"||Free||The Tingle Tuner instruction manual. The Red Guide Book is only available on land, as it becomes the Blue Guide Book at sea. It is later replaced by the Hand-Me-Down Tingle Tuner.|
|Blue Guide Book||"Learn about the Tingle Tuner! When you're at the sea, use the blue book!"||Free||This tells information about using the Tingle Tuner sea chart. The Blue Guide Book is only available at sea, as it becomes the Red Guide Book on land. It is later replaced by the Hand-Me-Down Tingle Tuner.|
|Hand-Me-Down Tingle Tuner||"Your hotline to Knuckle. Buy stuff anywhere!"||Free to use, but costs rupees to buy products.||This allows you to buy bait, arrows and bombs on the go. All-purpose Bait (3 servings) costs 20 Rupees, 10 Arrows cost 50 Rupees, and 10 Bombs cost 40 Rupees and can only be bought when Link has maximum arrows.|
|Red Ting||"This energizes you when you're feeling tired! Refill hearts regularly!"||20 Rupees||It replenishes three of Link's hearts. This has the same effect as a Red Potion, but fills up fewer hearts than the potion.|
|Green Ting||"Replenish your magic power with this! You can't survive without it, Mr. Fairy."||40 Rupees||It replenishes some of Link's Magic Meter. This has the same effect as a Green Potion, but fills up less magic than the potion.|
|Blue Ting||"One sip, and you have it all, you greedy fairy! Strength and magic!"||80 Rupees||It replenishes some of Link's hearts and magic. This has the same effect as a Blue Potion, but fills up less magic and fewer hearts than the potion. Interestingly, it costs less to just drink a Red Ting and a Green Ting.|
It is possible to get a discount on Tingle's items. Going to the top of Windfall School reduces the price of Shield, Balloon and Kooloo-Limpah by 10 Rupees. Going to a stone pot in the Forsaken Fortress will reduce the price of Tings by 50%.
In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, which tells the story of Tingle's origin, it is revealed that Tingle originally received the Tingle Tuner from Uncle Rupee, which he then uses to stay in touch with Pinkle. She frequently contacts Tingle through the Tingle Tuner, especially to remind him to give Rupees to the Tower.
|Tingle · Uncle Rupee · Pinkle · Barkle|
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