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Chef Bear

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Chef Bear
LADX Chef Bear Sprite.png
Race Bear[1]
Gender Female[2]
Era Era of Light and Dark

Chef Bear is a character in Link's Awakening.[1]


Chef Bear resides in a house located in the southeastern corner of Animal Village. She can be found cooking and talking about opening a branch in Mabe Village.[3] She is very amiable to Link and offers him advice on how he can get past the Walrus that blocks Yarna Desert.[4] She is very fond of Marin, and like other residents she refers to her as "Little Marin".[5]

She is also essential for completing the Trading Sequence,[2] as she has run out of ingredients.[6] She asks Link to give her the Honeycomb he obtained from Tarin.[7] In exchange, she gives Link a Pineapple. She believes Honeycombs to be a rare delicacy.[8]


  • Chef Bear is one of the few residents of Animal Village that does not leave her home when Marin visits.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseクマ (Kuma)
クマのコック (Kuma no Kokku)
Federal Republic of GermanyGermanKüchenchef Bär
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 233 (LA)
    One good turn deserves another, and it is particularly true in Animal Village. For instance, Chef Bear is concocting a delicacy that requires honey, but she has none. If only you could find, say, a beehive, you might be able to help. As a reward, she might give you a pineapple--just the sort of thing to save a starving mountaineer who in turn might happen to have a blossom that a letter-writing goat might need. It's funny how one thing leads to another."
    (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc. , pg. 47)
  3. "My ultimate plan is to open a branch in Mabe Village!" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Hi ho! Yeah, I know, that tub of goo is asleep right in the way to Yarna Desert! Once he's asleep he won't budge for a loooooonng time. But hey! Take Little Marin and wake him up with her song! That slob would wake up with a jump if he heard her sing, for sure! Heh heh heh!" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "HI HO! Little Marin! Welcome! ... ... ... ... Oh, shucks! You are here too... Sorry..." — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Rik'm rak'm! I ran out of ingredients! If I had honey, I could make this fit for a king!" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "Hi ho! Hey you! Is that possibly a Honeycomb you have? I just ran out! Will you swap it for a pineapple?" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. "That's a crying shame, but I realize those are a rare delicacy!" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)