The Fairy Islands are heart-shaped landmarks on the Great Sea in The Wind Waker, home to five different Great Fairies. While these islands may look alike, the method used to enter the Great Fairy Fountain is different for each, as is the equipment upgrade that Link receives as a gift for visiting each Great Fairy.
Northern Fairy Island
Northern Fairy Island is a small, heart-shaped island located on quadrant A3 of the Great Sea. Unlike the other Fairy Islands, the entrance to the shell is not blocked by any obstacle. Link can enter to find a Great Fairy inside, who will upgrade the holding capacity of his Rupee Wallet to either 1000 Rupees or 5000 Rupees, depending whether or not he has received the wallet upgrade in Outset Island.
Western Fairy Island
Western Fairy Island is a small, heart-shaped island located on the Great Sea. The entrance to a shell on the island is blocked by a ring of fire, though by hitting a plunger with the Skull Hammer, the fire will recede, allowing Link to enter and receive a Quiver upgrade from the Great Fairy within.
Eastern Fairy Island
The Eastern Fairy Island is an island located on the Great Sea. The entrance to the fairy shell on the island is blocked by a giant boulder, so bombs or Power Bracelets are necessary to get inside. The Great Fairy that resides within will grant Link an upgrade to his Bomb Bag. Interestingly, despite its name, the island is actually in a portion of the Great Sea's northeastern region.
Southern Fairy Island
Southern Fairy Island is a small, heart-shaped island located on the Great Sea. The entrance to a shell on the island is blocked, but by using a Fire Arrow or bomb, Link can open the entrance and enter to receive an upgrade to his Bomb Bag from the Great Fairy within. This is the only fairy island Link can warp directly to with the Ballad of Gales melody.
Once Link has bought the Treasure Chart from the expensive Beedle Shop, Link can retrieve a Piece of Heart from the bottom of the sea with the help of the Grappling Hook. Also, after every ship and wall-mounted cannon have been destroyed in every reef, a treasure chest will appear in this island containing Treasure Chart #40.
Thorned Fairy Island
Thorned Fairy Island is one of the islands located on the Great Sea. The entrance to the fairy shell is blocked by vines that will only disappear by hitting the three switches with the Skull Hammer. Once inside, Link can receive a Quiver upgrade from the Great Fairy.
Minor Enemies and Traps
|Names in Other Regions|
|Northern Fairy Island||Western Fairy Island||Eastern Fairy Island||Southern Fairy Island||Thorned Fairy Island|
|Japanese||北の妖精島 (Kita no Yousei Shima)||西の妖精島 (Nishi no Yousei Shima)||東の妖精島 (Higashi no Yousei Shima)||南の妖精島 (Minami no Yousei Shima)||トゲの妖精島 (Toge no Yousei Shima)|
|French||Ilot Septentrional des Fées||Ilot Occidental des Fées||Ilot Oriental des Fées||Ilot Meridional des Fees||Ilot Epineux des Fées|
|German||Nördliches Feen-Cordial||Westliches Feen-Cordial||Östliches Feen-Cordial||Südliches Feen-Cordial||Dornarm Feen-Cordial|
|Italian||Oasi Fata del Nord||Oasi Fata dell'Ovest||Oasi Fata dell'Est||Oasi Fata del Sud||Oasi della Fata Avvinta|
|Spanish||Isla del Hada del Norte||Isla del Hada del Este||Isla del Hada del Oeste||Isla del Hada del Sur||Isla del Hada Custodiada|
|Islands in The Wind Waker|
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