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The Green Clothes,(ALttP | LA)[1] also known as the Green Tunic,(ALBW)[1] are the default type of clothing worn by Link throughout the majority of each of his adventures. Because of this, it has become a symbol of the hero who saved Hyrule from evil.[2][3] Unlike the other types of clothes, it does not grant the young hero any abilities. In some games, such as Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Link wears a chain mail underneath it to further protect himself.

Due to this garb transcending generations, the Green Clothes are known by different names, including Green Jerkin, Kokiri Tunic, Hero's Clothes, Recruit Uniform, Knight Uniform, and Hero's Tunic.

Types of Green Clothes

Kokiri Tunic

Kokiri Tunic sprite from Ocarina of Time 3D

The Kokiri Tunic,[4] the set of clothes that the Kokiri children wear, is the clothing worn by Link at the start of Ocarina of Time. It is a simple leaf-green tunic that enables no special abilities, unlike its Goron and Zora counterparts. However, its one strength is that Like Likes will not steal Link's tunic if he is wearing this. As such, if a Like Like manages to swallow Link with another tunic, it is best to quickly swap out a special tunic for this one until the attack finishes, or Link will have to kill the Like Like to get it back, or else have to buy another one.

The Time Set in Breath of the Wild is based on this outfit, and have a chance of being received from a Chest obtained from scanning the 'Ocarina of Time Link' amiibo.

Knight Uniform

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A Uniform is given to those graduated from the Knight Academy and then worthy the title of a Knight. The design of the uniform is changed every year.[5] Pipit, a knight graduated from the Academy previous year than Link[6] wears a yellow uniform. One way to graduate from the Academy[7] is to win the race in the Wing Ceremony, an annual event taking place at Skyloft. Link wins the race and a uniform is made for him.

Before Link can set out on his journey to find and rescue Zelda after she is kidnapped by Ghirahim, Gaepora is not quite satisfied with Link's clothing.[8] He then mentions that the uniform Link was to receive for winning the race should have been finished by then, and the two return to the Knight Academy to bestow upon Link the tunic that the young hero wears throughout the game.[9]

Green Tunic

The Green Tunic is the default clothing worn by Link from the start of A Link Between Worlds. It is similar to the clothes that Gulley and both of his parents wear, and was in fact fashioned by Gulley's mother.[10] This could imply that the set of clothes the blacksmiths wear in their trade is green in color and includes a long cap.

Hero's Tunic

Main article: Hero's Tunic
The sprite for the Hero's Tunic

The Hero's Tunic is an Outfit available for purchase in Tri Force Heroes that looks identical to the Hero's Clothes from The Wind Waker. At the beginning of his adventure, Link meets Sir Combsly, commander of the Witch-Hunting Brigade of Hytopia, who supplies him with the Material needed to tailor the Hero's Tunic.[11] Though it is optional up to a certain point in the adventure,[12] the Hero's Tunic provides better protection than Link's default Outfit.[13][14]

Wild Set

Main article: Wild Set

The Green Clothes in Breath of the Wild appear as the Wild Set. It is comprised of the Tunic of the Wild, Trousers of the Wild and Cap of the Wild. This Set is a reward for completing all 120 Ancient Shrines. The Tunic retains the stitching from the original design of Link. These Green Clothes are unique in that they are not obtained near the beginning of Link's adventure.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, at the end of The Armies of Ruin, Link discovers that Zelda is missing after Wizzro's attack on the castle and the rampaging of King Dodongo. Running back to the entrance of the castle, before he was ambushed by Bokoblins, Impa returns the favor after Link saves her from Volga's wrath by stopping the ambush and then hands him the Hero's Clothes showing complete worth and trust in him to be the Hero Hyrule needs.

The Kokiri Tunic, Era of Twilight Tunic, and Knight of Skyloft Tunic are Costumes for Link that are based on the Kokiri Tunic from Ocarina of Time, the Hero's Clothes from Twilight Princess, and the Knight Uniform from Skyward Sword, respectively.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Kokiri Tunic Hero's Clothes Recruit Uniform Knight Uniform Green Tunic
Japan Japanese いつもの服 (Itsumo no Fuku) 勇者の服 (Yūsha no Fuku) 見習い兵士の服 (Minarai Heishi no Fuku) 緑の服 (Midori no Fuku)
Canada FrenchCA Tunique Kokiri (OoT3D) Habit d'apprenti soldat Tunique verte
French Republic FrenchEU Tunique Kokiri Tenue du Héros Habit d'apprenti soldat Tenue des chevaliers Tunique verte
Federal Republic of Germany German Kokiri-Rüstung Helden-Gewand Triforce piece.png Rekrutenuniform Gewand der Ritter Grünes Gewand
Italian Republic Italian Veste dei Kokiri Tunica dell'Eroe Uniforme da Recluta Divisa della scuola d'armi Tunica verde
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Túnica Kokiri Ropas del héroe Uniforme de aprendiz Uniforme de los caballeros Ropas verdes
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Sayo kokiri (OoT3D) Uniforme de aprendiz Sayo verde


See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 126(ALttP | LA | ALBW)
  2. "Look at your awakened form... The green tunic that is your garb once belonged to the ancient hero chosen by the gods... His power is yours. His is the true power that slept within you. Your name is [Link]. You are the hero chosen by the gods." — Faron (Twilight Princess)
  3. "On a certain island, it became customary to garb boys in green when they came of age. Clothed in the green of fields, they aspired to find heroic blades and cast down evil. The elders wished only for the youths to know courage like the hero of legend..." — Introduction (The Wind Waker)
  4. "Kokiri Tunic
    A humble but comfortable green garment. Everyone in the Kokiri Forest wears one.
    " — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  5. "That green uniform is what our knights will be wearing this year. To be honest, I've had my doubts about the color. But oddly enough, seeing you wearing this uniform, I can't imagine a more fitting color for you. It's as though you were born to wear it." — Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  6. "The Wing Ceremony's about to begin, right? Remember when Pipit won the last one right at the last second? It was soooo close. Now, that was a race..." — Karane (Skyward Sword)
  7. "As you well know, today's champion will graduate to the next class, bringing him one step closer to knighthood. He will also receive a gift from the young woman chosen to play the role of the goddess in this year's ritual. Today is a special day for many reasons, but it is also the 25th anniversary of our fine institution. To celebrate the occasion, today's champion shall also receive his gift high atop the Statue of the Goddess. I hear the young woman performing the role of the goddess this year has crafted the gift herself. And as you all well know, the role of the goddess this year will be performed by..." — Owlan (Skyward Sword)
  8. "You have a great journey before you, Link, and those clothes... They don't look up to the task." — Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  9. "The uniform you were to receive for winning the race should be ready by now. A sturdy uniform like that will prove much more suitable for a long journey. You'd better change before you go." — Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  10. "Clothing made by the blacksmith's wife. It's a perfect fit for you!" — Description (A Link Between Worlds)
  11. "Consider yourself enlisted. As a token of welcome, I will supply you with one firm handshake and one Hero's Tunic.
    Here are the necessary materials. Take them to Madame Couture at once, and she'll make you the outfit!
    " — Sir Combsly (Tri Force Heroes)
  12. "What are you thinking, boy? You can't see the king without your Hero's Tunic!
    I won't allow you to keep His Royal High-Tops waiting. Now hurry over to Madame's shop and make that outfit!
    " — Sir Combsly (Tri Force Heroes)
  13. "A tunic with no special abilities. May the way of the Hero lead to the Triforce!" — Description (Tri Force Heroes)
  14. "Lose a Heart Container and take double damage. But if a true hero wears it..." — Description (Bear Minimum) (Tri Force Heroes)