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Kiki (Link's Awakening).png
Artwork of Kiki from Link's Awakening
Species Monkey
Gender Male
Game(s) A Link to the Past
Link's Awakening
Era Era of Light and Dark

Kiki is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series. He is a little monkey that appears in A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening.


A Link to the Past


In A Link to the Past, Kiki shows up when Link is wandering through the maze of brush on his way to the Palace of Darkness, the first Dark World dungeon. Kiki loves Rupees more than anything else in the world and asks the young hero for 10 Rupees, after which he will follow Link.[1] If Link is hurt by the enemies encountered while Kiki is following, the monkey will run back to the maze, and Link will need to give him another 10 Rupees to get him to follow again. When both Link and Kiki reach the palace entrance, Kiki tells Link he can open the door in exchange for 100 Rupees. If Link pays him, Kiki looks around for a bit, then jumps on the roof and hits a switch, opening the door. Once Kiki opens the entrance, the door will remain open. If Link declines to pay either time, Kiki will run off, and Link must return to the maze to find him.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Kiki is found southeast of Kanalet Castle next to its moat. He complains that he is hungry.[2] When Link gives him the Bananas as part of the Trading Sequence, he calls several other monkeys to build a bridge to access Kanalet Castle.[3] After building the bridge, they leave behind a Stick, the next item in the Trading Sequence.[4]

If Link approaches Kiki while with BowWow, Kiki and BowWow instigate a fight.[5] After a while, Kiki runs away by jumping across the moat.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese サルキッキ (Saru Kikki) Kikki (the) Monkey
French Republic FrenchEU Kiki
Italian Republic Italian Kiki la scimmia Kiki the monkey



  1. "I'm Kiki the monkey, ki ki! I love Rupees more than anything. Can you spare me 10 Rupees?" — Kiki (A Link to the Past)
  2. "Chi-kiita! Chi-kiita! Kiki the monkey! Hungry! Kiki the monkey!" — Kiki (Link's Awakening)
  3. "[Bananas]! [Bananas]! Oooh! Ooh! Kiki! Monkees! Come! Repay him! Kiki!" — Kiki (Link's Awakening)
  4. "You found a stick a monkey left behind... You take it!" — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  5. "Kiiiki! What?! All right, mutt! Let's battle!!" — Kiki (Link's Awakening)