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The Forest Haven is a location in The Wind Waker.
Features and Overview
It is home to the Koroks, who once took humanoid form and were called Kokiri. They are watched over and protected by the Great Deku Tree. During this time, the Forest Haven was known as the Kokiri Forest. The main island takes the form of an enormous dead tree trunk, out of which flows a stream. Link must traverse the stream, defeating Boko Babas and Octoroks, in order to enter the haven.
Upon first arriving at Forest Haven, Link finds the Deku Tree infested with ChuChus. Once they are defeated and the Deku Tree restored, the place becomes serene and calming.
The Forest Water flowing from inside the Forest Haven has special purity, and it may be bottled and used to invigorate the Korok's saplings. However, this purity does have a time limit, and is present only in the water found within the walls of the tree. Hovering above the water, several fireflies can be found, which may be bottled and used towards the creation of the Deluxe Picto Box. The interior of the island contains many Baba Buds which Link must use to reach the highest branches of the Great Deku Tree, where he will be rewarded with the Deku Leaf, a vital tool used to reach and explore the nearby Forbidden Woods. There is also a cave containing Hollo's Forest Potion Shop, where Blue Potions can be purchased in exchange for Boko Baba Seeds.
The Forest Haven consists of various islands. The aforementioned Forbidden Woods are located on the second-largest island, west of the main area, and can be reached by landing first on a taller southern island surrounded by a cyclone. The Nintendo Gallery can be found hidden on a lower island north of the main area, and can be reached by hovering with the Deku Leaf from a high spot (and later by simply climbing a ladder). Also, there is an abandoned island southeast of the main area that houses a Treasure Chart. Finally, there is a hidden Piece of Heart under the sea that can be located and collected by opening a Treasure Chart from a lonely man living on Windfall Island.
Each minor island can be reached by hovering from a corresponding exit of the main area, although all of them can be accessed from the exit that leads mainly to the Forbidden Woods, with varying difficulty.
- "Saria's Song" is briefly heard in the inner Forest Haven theme.
- The outer Forest Haven theme has a similar tune to the background music for Kokiri Forest in Ocarina of Time.
Forest Haven's German name, Tanntopia, is a portmanteau of Tanne and the Greek word, Topos.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||森の島 (Mori no Shima)||Forest Island|
|French||Ile aux Forêts||Forest Island|
|Italian||Arcipelago dei Boschi||Archipelago of the Woods|
|Korean||숲의 섬 (Sup-ui Seom)||Forest Island|
|Spanish||Isla del Bosque||Forest Island|
- "Knowing this, it can be extrapolated that the Great Deku Tree is the same Great Deku Tree from the era of the Hero of Time, and that the Kokiri Forest has become Forest Haven." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 59)
|Islands in The Wind Waker|
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