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The Wind Fish (かぜのさかな Kaze no Sakana?, Hylian WHylian IHylian NHylian DHylian FHylian IHylian SHylian H) is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. He is a deity who has the physical appearance of a large whale with wings.


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Wind Fish

The Wind Fish, despite its name, is a large whale that sleeps inside an egg on the top of Mt. Tamaranch on Koholint Island. Early in Link's adventure, after he is Shipwrecked and finds himself on the island in the care of Marin, an Owl tells him that the only way to leave the island is to wake the Wind Fish by gathering the Instruments of the Sirens. Later, at the Ancient Ruins, Link discovers that this is because the island is the Wind Fish's dream. Nightmare, beings of evil, yearn to stop Link from ever waking the Wind Fish, thus keeping the island in control of Nightmare.

Eventually, Link gathers the Instruments and plays the "Ballad of the Wind Fish" in front of the egg, opening it. After Link fights Nightmare inside the egg, the Wind Fish appears and tells Link of how it had dreamed of the island, and, due to his awakening, it must disappear. However, he also tells him that the island will continue to exist in Link's memories. Both Link and the Wind Fish then awaken, with Link finding himself floating on the wreckage of his ship and seeing the Wind Fish flying overhead.

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Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

There was some speculation that the Wind Fish has some connection to the Ocean King, as both are massive whales who also created their own worlds (in the case of the Ocean King, the World of the Ocean King), as well as being implied to produce avatars to help Link in his quest to free his realm (in the case of the Ocean King, Oshus).

There is also a possibility that the Wind Fish is connected to Levias, as both are flying mystical whale-like creatures with a strong tie to magical songs.

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Non-Canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors series

Hyrule Warriors Deities Wind Fish (Render)

The Wind Fish appears as part of Marin's Bell moveset from the Link's Awakening DLC pack.

Like in Link's Awakening, the goal of the Koholint Island Adventure Mode map is to awaken the Wind Fish using the eight Instruments of the Sirens Item Cards.

Lana and Cia also have Wind Fish Recolors of their Standard Outfits which can be unlocked on the Koholint Island map.

List of Recolors

  • Cia - Masked (Koholint)
    • Cia - Unmasked (Koholint)
    • Cia - Hatless (Koholint)
  • Lana - Standard Outfit (Koholint)

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