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Flying Rooster

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Flying Rooster
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The Flying Rooster from Link's Awakening DX
Title(s) Legendary Flying Rooster of Koholint[1]
Species Rooster[2] (LA)
Cucco (OoS)
Gender Male[3] (LA)
Game(s) Link's Awakening
Oracle of Seasons
Era Era of Light and Dark

The Flying Rooster,[2](LA) also known as Flying Cucco,(OoS)[4] are recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series.[note 1]


Link's Awakening

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The Flying Rooster helps Link acquire the Bird Key, which opens the entrance to the Eagle's Tower and then helps him get to the actual level itself in Link's Awakening. By playing the "Frog's Song of Soul" underneath the Weathercock where the Flying Rooster rests in Mabe Village,[6] the Flying Rooster can be resurrected. While a normal Cucco will do nothing when lifted, the Flying Rooster allows Link to fly over pits. The Flying Rooster will follow Link around everywhere on the overworld, but will not follow him into dungeons. The Flying Rooster can also be used to get one of the optional 26 Secret Seashells near Kanalet Castle.

Once Link has completed Eagle's Tower, the Flying Rooster will leave and make its new home in the Hen House of the Tal Tal Mountain Range, and will be owned by the Cucco Keeper who lives there.[7] The Flying Rooster is seen giving the man some flights in his house, and Link will no longer be able to use it.[3]

Oracle of Seasons

Flying Cuccos can be found at Mt. Cucco in Oracle of Seasons.[5] They can be picked up and used to reach various areas on the mountain, such as the Spring Banana Tree.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Coq Volant Flying Cock
Federal Republic of Germany German Fliegender Gockel Same as English.



  1. Flying Cuccos in Oracle of Seasons are refered to as "Blue Cuccos" in the game's Player's Guide by Nintendo Power.[5] However, as their name was officially stated as Flying Cuccos in Encyclopedia,[4] the name "Blue Cucco" is not considered Canon.


    The Legendary Flying Rooster of Koholint lifts Link into the air to take him where no hero has flown before."
    (The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening Player's Guide (Nintendo of America Inc. & Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.), pg. 70)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BRRING! BRRING! Hi, it's Ulrira! Have you heard of the Flying Rooster of Mabe Village? In the good old days, it used to give us rides if we held it above our heads... Now it is lying under the Weathercock... Is that useful for you? I hope so! Bye! CLICK!" — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Wow! Amazing! That rooster is actually flying! It's just like I said, eh? Have you tried to hold him over your head? Cluck Cluck!" — Cucco Keeper (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 250
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The ledge above the Blue Cucco's roosting place leads to the Spring Banana tree." (The Official Nintendo Player's Guide for Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (Nintendo Power), pg. 30)
  6. "Here Sleeps The Flying Rooster" — Plaque (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "Wooo! Finally! This flying rooster is the greatest!" — Cucco Keeper (Link's Awakening DX)