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The ocarina from Link's Awakening
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Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Wind
Ocarinas (oh-kah-REE-nah, Italian for "little goose") are recurring items in the Zelda series. In the games Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Link's Awakening, Link uses his Ocarina to accomplish many tasks by playing certain songs.
A Link to the Past
- Main article: Flute
An Ocarina appears in A Link to the Past; however, it is called the Flute due to a mistranslation. It once belonged to a young boy who set out in search of the Golden Power and never returned. Link finds this instrument buried in the Haunted Grove, and uses it to call the boy's duck which can take him to different parts of the Light World.
In Link's Awakening, the Ocarina can be found in the Dream Shrine, which can only be completed if Link has the Power Bracelet and the Pegasus Boots. The Ocarina can be played before learning any songs, but all that comes out are random notes which have no effect.
The Ocarina is used to play the following three songs once learned:
- Manbo's Mambo, taught by Manbo
- Frog's Song of Soul, taught by Mamu
- Ballad of the Wind Fish, taught by Marin
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask
The Ocarina of Time plays an important role in both Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. In Ocarina of Time, Link uses it to solve various puzzles, travel to the entrance of temples, open the way to the Door of Time, and even change from day to night in an instant. The Ocarina of Time in Majora's Mask is also used for a wide variety of purposes, with its most prominent being traveling back in time to the Dawn of the First Day by playing the "Song of Time."
The Minish Cap
- Main article: Ocarina of Wind
In The Minish Cap, Link has a blue ocarina called the Ocarina of Wind. It functions like the flute from A Link to the Past, in which the young hero uses it to call a bird known as Zeffa, which can take him to parts of Hyrule where Link has uncovered a Wind Crest.
Tingle's Love Balloon Trip
In BS The Legend of Zelda, the graphic for the Recorder has been changed to resemble the Ocarina from A Link to the Past. The Ocarina is found in the third Dungeon, which can be used to warp to other dungeons. When the Ocarina is played on a pad near the eastern shore, the sixth dungeon will appear.
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- In the Ocarina of Time manga, Saria refers to the Fairy Ocarina as a Flute.
- After being featured in Ocarina of Time, the ocarina gained more interest in the market, and a big rise in its sales.
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