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Hero's New Clothes
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Receving the Hero's New Clothes in Phantom Hourglass
Use(s) Part of a Trading Sequence

The Hero's New Clothes are clothing appearing in The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.


Receiving the Hero's New Clothes in The Wind Waker

The Wind Waker

During the Second Quest of The Wind Waker, Link receives the Hero's New Clothes from his Grandmother instead of the Hero's Clothes. The clothes are invisible, meaning Link will be seen wearing his starting outfit for the rest of the game.[1]

Although the Hero's Clothes are invisible, as the game states they can only be seen by honest people,[2] some characters comment about his new outfit. Such is the case during the conversation with the Great Deku Tree, as the Second Quest features all Hylian Language translated, the Great Deku Tree refers to Link's clothing as the clothes of the chosen hero.

Phantom Hourglass

The Hero's New Clothes appear in Phantom Hourglass as part of the game's Trading Sequence. They can be obtained from the Man of Smiles after visiting him for the first time. The clothes must be traded for the Kaleidoscope from Nyeve. Although the clothes are invisible, Nyeve recognizes the clothes stating they are perfect for him.


  • In The Wind Waker, while wearing the Hero's New Clothes, Link's hat can be seen outlined in multiple occasions, such as while using the Magic Armor, and in the bubble covering Link during the final cutscene.
  • The Hero's New Clothes are an allusion to "The Emperor's New Clothes", in which two swindlers promise a vain emperor a set of magical clothes that they claim can only be seen by those who deserve their jobs. Although the "clothes" are fake and the emperor is, in reality, naked, his people lie to him about seeing the clothes, out of fear of losing their jobs.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 正直者にしか見えない服 (TWW) Clothes that Can be Seen only by Honest People
Canada FrenchCA Habit Neuf du Héros (PH) Hero's New Clothes
Federal Republic of Germany German Gewand, das nur der Kluge und Taugliche sehen kann Tunic that only the smart and capable can see
Italian Republic Italian Tunica dei puri (PH)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Ropas del Héroe (PH) Hero's Clothes

See Also


  1. "Link wears these magical garments over his pajamas." (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima Games), pg. 123)
  2. "Grandma makes Link a set of Hero's New Clothes, which she says only honest people can see." (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima Games), pg. 123)