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Horse Call

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Horse Call
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Calling Epona
Comparable item(s)

The Horse Call,[1] also known as Ilia's Charm,[2] is an item in Twilight Princess.

Location and Uses

TPHD Horse Call Icon.png

The Horse Call was made by Ilia as a gift to Link for his journey from Ordon Village to Hyrule Castle.[3] Before Link is able to depart, however, a group of Bulblin raiders appear and capture Ilia and several of the other Ordon children. Eventually, Ilia is found under the care of Telma in the Castle Town, though suffering from memory loss. In a quest to restore her memory, Link recovers the Horse Call from Impaz in the Hidden Village, where Ilia had been held captive. After presenting it to Ilia, she regains her lost memories and is finally able to give Link his gift.

The Horse Call is used to play "Epona's Song" to summon Epona anywhere in Hyrule Field. It also eliminates the need for Link to locate patches of Horse Grass.

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Horse Call appears as a Sticker.

Sticker Information

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Horse Call Sticker Icon.png
Horse Call
Twilight Princess [Magic] - Attack +9 This sticker is only usable by Peach and Zelda


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
French Republic FrenchEU Lien de l'amitié Bond of Friendship
Federal Republic of Germany German Tönerne Flöte Clay Flute
Italian Republic Italian Fischietto d'argilla Clay Whistle
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Silbato de cerámica Clay Whistle


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 127 (TP)
  2. "You got Ilia's charm! Ilia left this charm with the woman who saved her. It's a clue to restoring Ilia's memory." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  3. "This gift was meant for you. It was something I wanted to give you before you left on your journey." — Ilia (Twilight Princess)