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Render of the Owl, a Guide in Link's Awakening
Purpose Advise Link
Related Subjects Link's Partners

Guides are a recurring mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][4] They are characters or objects that help Link at various points in his quest by providing either hints or outright advice. Guides typically communicate with Link via telepathy. They do not accompany Link, unlike partners.

The Gossip Stone is the most common Guide. Fortune tellers often serve as optional Guides that charge for their services.


The Legend of Zelda

Main article: Old Man

A Link to the Past

Main articles: Fortune-Teller, Princess Zelda, Sahasrahla and Telepathy Tile

Link's Awakening

Main articles: Owl, Owl Statue, Stone Slab and Telephone Booth

Ocarina of Time

Main articles: Kaepora Gaebora and Gossip Stone

Majora's Mask

Main articles: Kaepora Gaebora and Gossip Stone

The Wind Waker

Main article: Pirate's Charm

Four Swords Adventures

Main articles: Kaepora Gaebora, Lonely Old Man and Mage

Twilight Princess

Main article: Madame Fanadi

Phantom Hourglass

Main articles: Astrid and Gossip Stone

Spirit Tracks

Main article: Gossip Stone

A Link Between Worlds

Main articles: Hint Ghost and Princess Hilda

Skyward Sword

Main articles: Gossip Stone and Sparrot


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 233
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 244
  3. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 265
  4. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 300