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Era Era of Decline

Error is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]


The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, Error is a citizen of Ruto Town. At first, Error only introduces himself when talked to,[4] but after Link meets a second man in Mido Town and is encouraged to ask Error about how to get to the Island Palace,[5] Error will tell Link about the passage to the palace south of the king's tomb.[6]

The sprite design for Error is used for characters in other towns who can sometimes be similarly unhelpful,[7] although a few of them give Link very useful hints about using the Fire Spell or finding the Three-Eye Rock Palace.[8][9]

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, Error lives alone in a house outside of Hyrule.[note 1] When talked to by Link, Zelda, Cadence and Yves, he simply introduces himself.[3] Inside his house, he sells Boots of Speed for 500 Rupees, which allow movement free of the influence of Octavo's Golden Lute.

Defenders of the Triforce

Though Error doesn't directly appear in Defenders of the Triforce, a Sign bearing his iconic quote was used as a prop during photo shoots with the Master Sword for players who failed to stop Ganondorf in the allotted time at Defenders of the Triforce events.[2]


"My name is Error..."

Error's name is meant to form a pun with that of Bagu whose name is the Japanese spelling of "(computer) bug." In the Japanese version of The Adventure of Link, Error makes the less vague statement "My name is Error..." (Ore no na wa Erā da...).[10] His name is written エラー (Erā), the Japanese way of writing the English word "error." Only Error's name properly transferred over during the English localization.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese エラー (Erā) Error
Federal Republic of Germany German Error



  1. Error's house is only accessible by exploiting quirks of the Cadence of Hyrule's engine to go out of the bounds of the Overworld map. Due to the way the game generates the Overworld, not every file is be able to access the house.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 223 (TAoL)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I AM ERROR." — Sign (Defenders of the Triforce)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "I AM ERROR." — Error (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. "I AM ERROR." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  5. "ASK ERROR OF RUTO ABOUT THE PALACE" — Man in Harbor Town of Mido (The Adventure of Link)
  6. "SOUTH OF KINGS TOMB IN MIDO IS A TUNNEL." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  7. "I KNOW NOTHING." — Man (The Adventure of Link)
  8. "IF ALL ELSE FAILS USE FIRE" — Man in Rauru (The Adventure of Link)
  9. "CALL FOR HELP AT THE THREE EYE ROCKS." — Man in Hidden Town of Kasuto (The Adventure of Link)
  10. "オレノナハエラーダ..." — Error (The Adventure of Link)