Having taken over Hyrule Castle and turned it into Dark Hyrule Castle, Vaati begins to drain the Light Force from Princess Zelda. When Link confronts Vaati, he believes he has drained enough of the Light Force to defeat Link, and transforms into Vaati Reborn beginning the battle.
Vaati's first form is the shape of a tall, slim, robed figure. He is surrounded by small orbs which can shoot out a laser attack while Vaati himself shoots out fire at Link. Vaati may also absorb the orbs to generate a sphere of black energy that chases Link around. To damage Vaati Reborn, Link must attack the eye on his abdomen after all the orbs have been destroyed. After enough damage, the orbs reappear with a dark flame around them. Using the Gust Jar, the flame can be extinguished, allowing them to be destroyed with the sword. At this stage of the fight, Vaati will teleport randomly around the room when in his vulnerable phase, often disappearing right as Link approaches. After enough damage to his abdominal eye he transforms.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|