Before the Wing Ceremony, Fledge can be found near the restroom of the Knight Academy, attempting to carry Barrels for Henya. If Link helps Fledge carry a Barrel into the kitchen, he will give the young hero 20 Rupees as thanks. If Link decides not to help him, Fledge will carry on with his work.
After Link learns that his Crimson Loftwing is missing, Pipit helps Link find it. If Link talks to Fledge then, he will behave suspiciously and hint that he knows something. As Link walks away, Fledge tries to tell the young hero, but decides not to. With Pipit's coercion, Fledge admits to being hazed into not telling Link about overhearing Groose's plan to kidnap the young hero's Loftwing. From the information Fledge provides, Pipit determines that Groose and his gang hid Link's Loftwing near a Waterfall. Afterwards, Fledge apologizes to Link for being a coward.
After Link clears the Lanayru Mining Facility, Fledge can be found in his room at night in the Knight Academy doing push-ups. He will ask Link for a Stamina Potion to supply the strength he needs to continue exercising, significantly increasing the number of push-ups he can do. Later, Link can give him a second Stamina Potion, increasing that number even more. Eventually, Fledge will be able to do nearly 4,000 push-ups, and will give Link five Gratitude Crystals for his help. After helping Fledge become stronger, he opens the mini-game Pumpkin Pull, a game where Link may use his Bow on Pumpkins Fledge tosses into the air as target practice. Link can earn a number of prizes for shooting enough Pumpkins, including a Piece of Heart.
Fledge's name comes from fledge, the stage of a young bird's life when it develops stronger wings and muscles to fly.
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- "His name is Fledge, and he seems to suffer from a lack of confidence in his physical abilities." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
- Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 24
- "Other significant characters include Pipit (a senior student and the academy's resident bird expert) and Fledge (who's a nice guy, but kind of a wimp)." (Nindendo Power Issue 272, October 2011 (Future US) pg. 60)
- "I'm not like you, Link. I fail at everything I try. That's why I'm still here practicing picking up barrels with . I guess it's not all bad. At least I'm getting paid." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "Good morning, Link! Today's the big Wing Ceremony, right? I wanted to fly too, but I... I didn't make the cut, so I'm, stuck back here at the academy. Plus, I've got to move these barrels over to the kitchen." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "Aww, thanks. I didn't know you had time to help me out, Link. [...] I need you to carry one of these barrels over to the old lady who works in the kitchen." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "Thanks! That was a huge help, Link! I know it's not much, but here's half of the pay the old lady offered me to do that." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "Oh, right... You've got today's Wing Ceremony to think about! You can leave that here." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "Hey, Link! I was just looking for you. I heard your Loftwing has gone missing, so I thought I'd join in the search. And get this: when I asked Fledge what he knew, he started acting weird." — Pipit
- "Hey, what's wrong, Link? You...don't know where your bird is? What are you talking about, Link? You called it, but...it didn't even come to you? ...So that means... Oh... I knew it... Huh? Oh, uh, nothing. Really, I was, uh...talking to myself. You know, like I do..." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "Link! Hey, umm... I should probably tell you... Ah, forget it. Never mind. Sorry..." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "I'm sorry Link. I really wanted to tell you, but...if Groose found out I told you... [...] Just a little while ago, when I was cleaning the dining hall, Groose and his buddies came in. They didn't notice I was there and started talking about their plan to hide your Loftwing. I wanted to warn you, Link. But just as I tried to sneak away... Groose and his gang grabbed me... They said that if I told you, they'd make sure I would never be able to ride a bird again!" — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "It sounds like Groose and his buddies had a plan to capture your bird and hide him near a waterfall. Well, near a waterfall would mean... Quick--let's take a look at your map." — Pipit (Skyward Sword)
- "Forgive me, Link! I can't help being such a coward... I'm really sorry." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- "That green uniform looks so...adventurous! You sure look like a knight now. The headmaster said you're heading out to look for Zelda. You're really something else. I could never imagine myself doing what you're about to do. I put a lot of work into making this! You should take it with you." — Fledge (Skyward Sword)
- Hyrule Historia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 24 (SS)