Render of the Deku Leaf from The Wind Waker
Creating a puff of wind
|Comparable Item(s)||Roc's Cape|
The Deku Leaf is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda.
Location and Uses
The Wind Waker
The Deku Leaf is obtained in the Forest Haven from the Great Deku Tree, after the wise Earth Spirit had to interrupt the Korok ceremony because of Makar getting lost in Forbidden Woods. The Leaf is near the top of the Great Deku Tree, so Link must hop from Baba Bud to Baba Bud, and make occasional use of the Grappling Hook, to reach there.
The Deku Leaf can be use in two ways. Its first function is that of a makeshift fan. When used on the ground, Link fans it very hard, causing a strong puff of wind to blow forward. This air puff can be used to blow apart piles of leaves, stun enemies, and turn pinwheels. However, it cannot go through walls or other objects, and once it hits its target, it stops moving and dissipates instantly. The air puff's usefulness is also detained in the fact that if Link has no Magic Meter, the leaf wilts and cannot be used. The air puff itself, however, does not use any Magic Power.
The Deku Leaf's more important function is that of a glider. After jumping off of a ledge, using the items results in Link holding the leaf above his head and can glide for long distances. Combined with a Baba Bud launch, Link can move vast distances with it. However, it drains Magic Power, and if Link is outside, he will need the wind to go in his gliding direction to move faster. If Link runs out of Magic, the leaf wilts, causing Link to fall straight down.
In The Wind Waker HD, when Link glides with the Deku Leaf, a glowing marker appears on the ground below him. This makes it easier to determine where he will land.
- When gliding, rapidly closing and opening the leaf preserves altitude. This technique, known as "leaf pumping", is useful in speedruns.
|Names in Other Regions|
|FrenchEU||Feuille Mojo||Mojo Leaf|
|Italian||Foglia Deku||Deku Leaf|
|SpanishEU||Hoja Deku||Deku Leaf|
- Leaf Pumping, ZeldaSpeedRuns, retrieved November 22, 2013.