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Tingle Tuner
Tingle Tuner
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

The Tingle Tuner is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. This green device, shaped like a Game Boy Advance console, is closely related to Tingle and has various purposes.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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.

Usage

Tingle Tuner Items

The items available to use with the Tingle Tuner

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.

Abilities

Name In-game quote Cost Description Image
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.
Seagull Pen Sprite
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 Balloon Sprite
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.
Tingle Shield Sprite
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.
Kooloo-limpah Sprite
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 Bomb Sprite
Tingle Watch "I can tell what time it is right now, sir." Free Tells the current in-game time.
Tingle Watch Sprite
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.
Red Guide Book Sprite
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.
Blue Guide Book Sprite
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.
Hand-Me-Down Tingle Tuner Sprite
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.
Red Ting Sprite
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.
Green Ting Sprite
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.
Blue Ting Sprite

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 the HD remake for Wii U, the Tingle Tuner is replaced with the Tingle Bottle.

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Legend of Zelda series and should not be considered part of the overall storyline.

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.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

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