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For other uses, see Letter (Disambiguation).
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Letters are recurring items and objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

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In The Legend of Zelda, Link can receive the Letter from an Old Man in a northeast cave of Hyrule. When Link shows the Letter to any Old Woman, they will sell him Water of Life. The Letter reads:[2]

Quote1.png This heroic lad is an acquaintance of Impa. Please give him aid. Quote2.png
— Letter

Link's Awakening

Main article: Goat's Letter

In Link's Awakening, Christine asks Link to deliver a Letter to Mr. Write.

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, a Letter in a Bottle can be found in Lake Hylia. It is a Letter from Princess Ruto that must be delivered to King Zora in order to gain access to Zora's Fountain.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Letters addressed to Link are read after being retrieved and are then discarded. A Letter Sorting minigame can also be played in Dragon Roost Island.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Sweetie gives Link a Letter for her boyfriend, meant to repair their relationship.[3] If Link successfully brings the Letter to him in the Village of the Blue Maiden, he will be rewarded with Roc's Feather.[4]

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, the Postman can deliver up to 16 Letters to Link. They can be stored and viewed in the Collection screen.

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, the Postman will fly to any wobbling Mailbox after Link checks it, reading any letter to him. Fuzo will send a Letter after any four new Big Plays are earned in Battle Mode, informing Link of his prize.

Spirit Tracks

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In Spirit Tracks, the Postman no longer reads Letters to Link, as there are new policies in place that prevent him from doing so.[5] They now can be stored and read in the Collection screen.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese テガミ (Tegami) (TLoZ) Same as English.
French-speaking countries French Lettre à une petite vieille (TLoZ) Letter to a small old woman
Federal Republic of Germany German Brief Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Lettara Same as English.
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Carta para una anciana (TLoZ) Letter to an old woman


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 129 (TLoZ | LA | OoT | FSA | ST)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 221
  3. "Sniff...sniff... My...boyfriend and I had a fight. It's my fault for always being so stubborn. It can't end over something like this. Will I never see him again? Sniff...sniff... ... ... ... What's that? You... You're going back to your world? ... ... ... Then please help me! Take this letter to him! You took the letter! Savior of romance!" — Sweetie (Four Swords Adventures)
  4. "... ... ... What did you say? Is that a letter from my sweetie? Let me see it! Hmm...uh-huh... Oh...ah.... I'm so relieved. My sweetie's OK! But she was attacked by a giant tornado and a dark shadow that kidnapped her. Can she be rescued? Hey, you! Do something, please! Sweetie gave me this feather as a good-luck charm... You can have it if you help her!" — Boyfriend (Four Swords Adventures)
  5. "I've got a letter for you, so I'll just jump right in and read it aloud. Oh, wait--that's the way we USED to do things. But no more! Apparently, some folks thought our reading their letters out loud was rude. So now our policy is to just hand-deliver the mail unopened." — Postman (Spirit Tracks)