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Mercay Island

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Mercay Island
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Mercay Island from Breath of the Wild
Main appearance(s)
Related place(s)

Mercay Island is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Features and Overview

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, many earthquakes occur on Mercay Island.[3][4] These earthquakes often cause the bridge connecting the western part to the eastern part of the Island to collapse.[5] This forces the islanders to get from one side of the Island to the other by going through an alternative path that leads to a dark cave filled with monsters.[6][7] This happens to Link early in the game, forcing him to take a route though dangerous caves.

Link can find Oshus's Sword in the latter's storehouse,[8] a cave next to Oshus' house. The Sword is kept behind a locked door to prevent people from touching his belongings.[9] In order to open the door, Link must write a certain number on a sign, this number corresponds to the number of Palm Trees on the Island's beach: seven.[10]

In the main port village[11] on Mercay there is a shop selling Treasure, Potions, Power Gems and a Wooden Shield. There is a Tavern as well where Link must ask about Linebeck's whereabouts; he later meets Linebeck in the Temple of the Ocean King. Additionally there is a Shipyard where Link can get the Salvage Arm repaired and change Ship Parts, giving the Ship more stamina and a different look.

Mercay Island has a smaller island off its north-eastern coast, on which Link meets Freedle and gains a Wisdom Gem as well as a Treasure Map.

Breath of the Wild

Mercay Island is located in the Lanayru Wetlands in Breath of the Wild.


Minor Enemies



Mercay Island is named after Mercator projection, a technique for displaying maps.[12]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseパルカ峢 (Meruka Tō)Meruka Island
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See Also


  1. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 113 (PH)
  2. ↑ "Mercay Island" β€” Map (Breath of the Wild)
  3. ↑ "So many quakes lately." β€” Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  4. ↑ "We've seen so many quakes rattle the island lately, Link" β€” Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. ↑ "Oh, heavens! That quake just broke the bridge again! So many quakes lately, and the bridge breaks every time there's a big one!" β€” Saya (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. ↑ "There's a second way to get to town, fortunately. Unfortunately, it leads through a frightening cave full of monsters." β€” Saya (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. ↑ "Be cautious, young ones. That cave up north leads to the port, it's true. But that path will be crawling with monsters." β€” Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. ↑ "Grandpa uses this cave as his storehouse." β€” Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. ↑ "Keep your hands off my things. Please ask first." β€” Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. ↑ "I remember he cracks open the door by writing a number on that sign. I think he says it's the number of palm trees on the beach" β€” Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. ↑ "Welcome to Mercay Island's port! You'd normally see sailors coming and going...." β€” Fuchiko (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 285