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Cat
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Game(s)
Habitat(s)The Minish Cap
Hyrule Town
Twilight Princess
Hyrule Castle Town
Ordon Village
Hidden Village
Skyward Sword
Skyloft
Tri Force Heroes
Hytopia
Notable Member(s)
Oracle of Seasons
Mittens
Twilight Princess
Louise
Gengle
Skyward Sword
Mia

Cats are recurring Animals in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They commonly appear in towns or other populated areas.

Characteristics

Oracle of Seasons



In Oracle of Seasons, a Cat named Mittens plays a part in the Trading Quest,[2] where Link must lure her down from a Tree with a Fish. In return, Link will get the Megaphone from her owner, OjΔ«.

The Minish Cap

Main articles: Scratcher and Purry

Cats in The Minish Cap will attack Link while he is Minish-sized. They are most prevalent around Hyrule Town.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, many Cats appear throughout Hyrule. Cats will pounce and attack nearby Cuccos. A Cat is owned by Sera in Ordon Village and is named after Link.[citation needed] In order to buy the Slingshot from Sera's Sundries, Link must catch a Fish for Link the Cat. This is due to the Cat running away after being scolded for eating a Fish intended for the family's dinner.[3] Sera, exhausted from worry, is unable to run her shop while her Cat was missing.[4] After a Fish is given to Link the Cat, he returns to Sera's Sundries, allowing Link to shop at Sera's Sundries again.

A group of Cats gather around Jovani's house in Hyrule Castle Town that can be seen playing with balls. The leader of these Cats is Jovani's Cat, Gengle. When Jovani sold his soul to a Poe and turned into gold, Gengle was also cursed and turned to gold, petrifying him to his owner's head.[5] Collecting the Poe Souls of 20 or more Poes will free Gengle from his curse.[6] After being freed from the curse, Gengle thanks Wolf Link and then ponders what Jovani is going to do with his money.[7]

Louise, a Cat owned by Telma in Hyrule Castle Town, assists Wolf Link on multiple occasions. After Zant attacks Link and Midna and steals the Fused Shadows, Link searches for a way to take the injured Midna to Princess Zelda. Louise helps Link by showing him a way through the Castle's Waterway.[8] While trying to restore Ilia's memory, Link retraces Ilia's steps and learns about a Wooden Statue she had while in the care of Dr. Borville. After confronting Dr. Borville, he tells Link that the Wooden Statue was stolen after he spilled medicine on it.[9] Following the Medicine Scent, Link learns that it was Louise that stole the Wooden Statue, but lost it to a group of Stalhounds.[10]

In the Hidden Village, twenty Cats return to the village after Link defeats the Bulblins occupying it. The Cucco Leader who looks after the Cats asks Wolf Link to entertain the Cats by speaking to each one of them.[11] However, it warns him that the Cats are very forgetful and will need to be spoken to all over again if Link leaves the Hidden Village.[12] Link is given a Piece of Heart after successfully talking to all 20 Cats.

Skyward Sword

Main article: Remlit

In Skyward Sword, Cat-like creatures called Remlits roam Skyloft. At night, Remlits become aggressive enemies and will seek to harm Link. A particular Remlit named Mia belongs to Zelda and Gaepora, her father. Link can help find the Cat at the beginning of the game.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, Cats are found in various places in Hytopia. Many appear in Madame Couture's, but two are found outside, lounging on a bench and a roof, respectively. The Cat on the bench will meow when talked to without the Cheetah Costume.[13] It is to this Cat that the Beret Boy will read Volume 6 of the Drablands Diary.[14] Apparently the Cat enjoyed listening to it.[15] When Link looks in the Mirror in Madame Couture's, he can see a Cat sitting behind him near the rack of clothes. Strangely, however, it can only be seen in this Mirror, and cannot be approached. If Link wears the Cheetah Costume, he is able to understand the language of Cats.[16][17]

Cats that sit outside on the bench west of Madame Couture's will tell Link that the Street Merchant adjusts his prices whenever he is in a good mood,[18] offering double for buying Link's Materials. These Cats also emulate Madame Couture's habit of slipping into a mix of English and French. The Cat sitting on the couch facing the dressing room claims to be Madame Couture's guardian, as well as the guardian of the store owner's secrets, freely gossiping about Madame Couture's relationship with her sister, Lady Maud.[19]

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References

  1. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 64 (Series | TMC | TP | TPHD)
  2. ↑ Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 209
  3. ↑ "You... You didn't happen to see my little cat out there, did you? He ate the fish we were going to have for supper last night, and I gave him a good scolding...but then he went out and hasn't returned... I'm so fraught with worry for him... I've exhausted myself..." β€” Sera (Twilight Princess HD)
  4. ↑ "Ohhhh... I'm terribly sorry...but my mind is so filled with thoughts of my little cat that I simply can't deal with customers right now..." β€” Sera (Twilight Princess HD)
  5. ↑ "I can't move... I can't go see my girlfriend... My pet cat Gengle is frozen on my head... I don't think I could be more miserable." β€” Jovani (Twilight Princess HD)
  6. ↑ "Can you find and defeat the 20 ghosts that lurk in the dark for me? I think if you can free the pieces of my soul from the ghosts that hold them, I'll be free..." β€” Jovani (Twilight Princess HD)
  7. ↑ "Thanks for all your help! All this money... What are we going to do with it?" β€” Gengle (Twilight Princess HD)
  8. ↑ "Here, get in through the window. The attic is connected to the castle's waterway. It's an old waterway, though...so it could be a rough trip." β€” Louise (Twilight Princess HD)
  9. ↑ "Look, lad, if I'd been able to sell the wooden statue the young lady had, I would've been able to get the money... But see, I accidentally spilled medicine all over that little carving, which made it stink awfully. I put it outside to dry...but then... Well, it was stolen." β€” Dr. Borville (Twilight Princess HD)
  10. ↑ "You're looking for the wooden statue that Ilia had, aren't you, dear? Think it's a coincidence that I happen to know it got stolen from the doctor's place? No... Yes, I'll admit it...I took it. But then I was attacked by some sort of skeletal dog beasts who took it from me." β€” Louise (Twilight Princess HD)
  11. ↑ "So perhaps you could...you know...just...play with them? [Yes] Aww, thanks so much... They're all so lonely...perhaps you could talk to every one of them?" β€” Cucco Leader (Twilight Princess HD)
  12. ↑ "...But if you leave the village, it will be like you never talked to any of them, do you understand? Cats are forgetful." β€” Cucco Leader (Twilight Princess HD)
  13. ↑ "Meowwww! Mew mew meow!" β€” Cat (Tri Force Heroes)
  14. ↑ "Mimi lent me a book! I was so happy, I read it to a cat." β€” Beret Boy (Tri Force Heroes)
  15. ↑ "The cat liked it! Do you want to hear it too?" β€” Beret Boy (Tri Force Heroes)
  16. ↑ "Perhaps if I wore a catlike outfit, I could understand their ways! Hmm..." β€” Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  17. ↑ The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes β€” Official Guide (Prima Games) (Collector's Edition) pg. 227
  18. ↑ "Oh! Hello, meow! I'm a cat! You've probably noticed that already, meow. The human princess always knew just how to make us cats purr purr purrr. Le sigh, meow. Hey! Since you're trying to help my best human, I'll give you some advice! The Street Merchant is super finicky, meow. When he's in a good mood, he'll pay more for the same item. It's easy to tell when he's in high spirits if you chat with him. Hope that helps, meow!" β€” Cat (Tri Force Heroes)
  19. ↑ "Welcome, stranger! Gimme some fish! Just kidding, nya ha. Wait a minute... Do you actually understand what I'm saying?! That's amazing, meow! I'm the guardian of this store. I keep things running smoothly and keep all of Madame's juicy secrets. Speaking of, did you know that Madame has a sister named Lady Maud? They used to get along purrfectly. But then The Lady got mad because nobody appreciated her style enough, so she decided to leave Hytopia. I doubt she'll ever return. I really hope she finds her place in the world and true happiness. And some fish too." β€” Cat (Tri Force Heroes)