- This article is about the recurring species. For information on the enemy from The Minish Cap, see Keaton (Enemy).
|Game(s)||Ocarina of Time|
Keatons are three-tailed, fox-like creatures whose characteristics are derived from the mythological Japanese fox creatures, kitsune, which are nine-tailed foxes. They have yellow fur and their three tails bear black fur on the tips. Keatons are said to recognize one another by the sheen of their tails, indicating subtle differences between each member.
Ocarina of Time
- Main article: Keaton Mask
No Keatons appear in Ocarina of Time, though a Keaton Mask can be obtained as part of a trading quest. It is the first Mask obtained from the shop in Hyrule Castle Town, and can be sold to the guard at the far end of Kakariko Village as a gift for his son. Keaton is said to be a popular character.
A single Keaton appears in several locations in Majora's Mask, hiding within Moving Grass and playing tricks on people. In order to draw out the Keaton, Link must cut at least one clump of Moving Grass wear the Keaton Mask a before all of the clumps have been destroyed. The Keaton will then appear and ask the young hero five questions about people and locations in Majora's Mask. The Keaton appears in all locations in Termina that contain Moving Grass, such as North Clock Town, Mountain Village or along Milk Road.
There are a total of thirty questions that could possibly be asked by the Keaton, with three possible answers. If the young hero answers them all right, Link will obtain a Piece of Heart. However, if Link fails to answer the questions correctly, he can try again, but the Keaton can only be summoned once every three-day cycle. Choosing to summon the Keaton again and answering the five questions after receiving the Heart Piece will yield a Red Rupee as a reward. Should Link remove the Keaton Mask before speaking to the Keaton, it will disappear, though it can be summoned again.
The list of possible questions that the Keaton can ask are as follows:
|Question||Answer A||Answer B||Answer C|
|At what time does Romani, the ranch girl, wake up?||Six||Seven||She never gets up|
|Darmani is of which race?||Deku Scrub||Goron||Zora|
|How many balloons does Romani, the girl at the ranch, use during practice?||One||Two||She doesn't use balloons|
|How many cows are there at Romani Ranch?||Two||Three||Four|
|How many cuccos are there in the barn at Romani Ranch?||One||Two||There are none|
|How many tiny cow figurines are there in Clock Town?||Eight||Nine||Ten|
|How many mailboxes are there in Clock Town?||Four||Five||Six|
|How many members are there in the Zora band, The Indigo-Go's?||Four||Five||Six|
|How old is Tingle, the map salesman?||15||25||35|
|Is Tingle the mapmaker left-handed or right-handed?||Left-handed||Right-handed||Ambidextrous|
|Mikau is of which race?||Deku Scrub||Goron||Zora|
|Once it's completed, how tall will the festival tower at the carnival be?||Two stories||Four stories||Six stories|
|What are the magic words that Tingle created? Tingle, Tingle...what?||Abracadabra!||Kookoo-Tingle-Rama!||Kooloo-Limpah!|
|What bad habit does Anju, the innkeeper, have?||She's quick to apologize||She's quick to get angry||She's quick to break into tears|
|What color of trunks does Tingle the mapmaker wear?||Yellow||He doesn't wear any||Red|
|What does the owner of the Bomb Shop call his mother?||Old Lady||Mother||Mommy|
|What instrument does the Skull Kid play?||Tin Whistle||Flute||Ocarina|
|What is Anju, the innkeeper, bad at doing?||Cleaning||Writing letters||Cooking|
|What is the name given to you by Romani, the girl at the ranch?||Butterfly||Cricket||Grasshopper|
|What is the name of Anju's father?||Padre||Tortus||Tertal|
|What is the name of Clock Town's inn?||Stockpile Inn||Stop On Inn||Stock Pot Inn|
|What is the name of the festival that is to be held in Clock Town?||Carnival of the Moon||Carnival of Time||Carnival of Masks|
|What is the name of the mayor of Clock Town?||Babour||Cagour||Dotour|
|What is the name of the singer in the Zora band, The Indigo-Go's?||Toto||Lulu||Ruto|
|What is the name of the song that Romani, the girl at the ranch, teaches you?||Epona's Song||Song of Healing||Song of the Field|
|What is the name of the vintage milk sold at the Milk Bar?||Romani Run||Chateau Romani||Chateau Moroni|
|What time does Romani, the girl at the ranch, go to bed?||Seven||Eight||She doesn't sleep|
|What weapon does Romani, the girl at the ranch, use in practice?||Slingshot||Bow||She doesn't use one|
|Where does Cremia, manager of Romani Ranch, try to deliver her milk?||Curiosity Shop||Milk Bar||Stock Pot Inn|
|Who is the leader of the Bombers gang?||Gorman||Viscen||Jim|
- Though mutltiple bunches of Moving Grass appear in the Catacombs in the clearing Link falls into in the beginning of Majora's Mask, no Keatons reside within them. This is because Link is unable to revisit the tunnels after initially passing through them, so it is impossible to return there after claiming the Keaton Mask without cheating.
Keaton seems to be based on the Japanese word, 狐 (Kitsune). It is possible that the Japanese name, キータン (Kītan), is a combination of the first letter in Kistune, "Ki" (き), and "-tan" (たん) a childish suffix often used for mascot characters, as would fit with the Keaton Mask.
- "Hee-hee-ho! Hello, child. If you are attempting to fool me, it is impossible. We Keatons can recognize our own by the sheen of our tails." — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
- "Is that a "Kee...something..." character mask? I heard he's very popular recently? He's my boy's favorite. That "Kee...something..." mask... If you don't mind... Will you sell it to me?" — Guard (Ocarina of Time)
- "It seems Keaton, the ghost fox, plays tricks in the grass..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
- "Answer me this... Pick one of the three choices..." — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
|Names in Other Regions|
|The Races of the Zelda Universe|
|Ancient Robot · Ancient Tribe · Anouki · Cobble · Dark Interlopers · Dark Tribe · Demon · Deity · Deku Scrub · Fairy · Garo · Gerudo · Goron · Ho Ho Tribe · Human · Hylian · Keaton · Kikwi · Kokiri · Korok · Lokomo · Minish · Mogma · Oocca · Parella · Rito · Salona · Sheikah · Skull Kid · Subrosian · Tokay · Twili · Watarara · Wind Tribe · Yamatami Tribe · Yeti · Yook · Zora · Zuna|