Delivery

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This article is about deliveries made by Link. For deliveries by the Postman, see Mail Delivery.
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Purpose Main Quest or Side Quest event

Delivery is a recurring gameplay mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][4] It is a type of event where Link is asked to transport (or protect the transportation of) an item or object from one specific location to another.[note 1] The term can also to refer to the item or object being delivered. Delivery goes unnamed in The Minish Cap.

Overview

Most deliveries are Inventory items, such as Letters, that can be delivered at Link's convenience. Others, particularly objects, are physically carried to their destination. Link may need to protect the delivery from enemies or the environment. Or, there may be a Time constraint on the delivery. In either case, there is a risk that Link will fail the delivery and have to start over.

The Legend of Zelda

Main article: Letter


Link's Awakening

Main article: Goat's Letter


Ocarina of Time

Main articles: Eyeball Frog, Prescription, Odd Mushroom, Odd Poultice and World's Finest Eye Drops


Majora's Mask

Main articles: Letter to Kafei, Milk Bottle, Pendant of Memories and Special Delivery to Mama


The Wind Waker

Main articles: Decorations, Father's Letter, Forest Water, Maggie's Letter, Moblin's Letter and Note to Mom


The Minish Cap

Main article: Smith's Sword

Link must Deliver the Smith's Sword in The Minish Cap,[5] obtaining it from Smith to give to King Daltus for the Picori Festival.

Twilight Princess

Main articles: Hot Springwater and Renado's Letter


Phantom Hourglass

Main article: Jolene's Letter


Spirit Tracks

Main article: Cargo


Skyward Sword

Main articles: Cawlin's Letter and Pumpkin Soup


A Link Between Worlds

Main article: Premium Milk


Breath of the Wild

Main article: Special Delivery


See Also

Notes

  1. Though all Trading Quest items are transported from one location to another, few trading characters say where specifically to get the item they want, or where to send the one they have to trade.

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 139(MM)
  2. "Yes, yes! Master! Now that I take a longer look at you, I see that you have a fine Delivery Bag, do you not? Dear me, it is a bag fit for a hero...of delivery!" — Zunari (The Wind Waker)
  3. "Delivering the Soup to Eagus" — Sheikah Stone (Skyward Sword)
  4. "Special Delivery" — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "You accepted the Smith's Sword! Make sure you don't lose this extremely important delivery!" — N/A (The Minish Cap)