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Cyclone from The Wind Waker
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Habitat(s)Great Sea
World of the Ocean King

A Cyclone is an object in The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass. Although they are harmless in The Wind Waker, touching a cyclone in Phantom Hourglass causes damage to the S.S. Linebeck. They can only be found while out in the sea.


The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the deity Cyclos harnesses the power of cyclones. After his monument in Dragon Roost Island was destroyed, he dedicated his life using his control over cyclones to wreak havoc on all who encountered him.[1] Link can find Cyclos in a giant cyclone throughout various islands of the Great Sea. If he sails close to it, Cyclos will draw him in, giving the hero a slim chance to defeat him with his Bow before being blown away into another part of the Great Sea. If Link succeeds in shooting three Arrows at Cyclos, he will be impressed with his skills and teach him the "Ballad of Gales," allowing Link to use the deity's cyclones to warp to different islands.[2][3]

Smaller cyclones called Whirlwinds can also be found throughout the sea. They are harmless and, if Link's ship runs into one of them, it will cause the King of Red Lions to change his direction. Some of these Whirlwinds will allow Link to gain altitude if he approaches them while floating with the Deku Leaf, mostly in the Bird-Man Contest.

Phantom Hourglass

Cyclone blocking the way to the Isle of Ruins

In Phantom Hourglass, the smaller cyclones are hard to see at times, which is their only real strength. They have no attacks and can only hurt Link's ship if he sails into them. They can be destroyed if Link shoots them with his cannon two times.

The bigger cyclones are rarer to find and mostly serve as obstacles to impede Link from accessing certain islands. To make the cyclones disappear, Link has to complete certain dungeons or obtain specific items, such as obtaining the Regal Necklace to eradicate the cyclone preventing entrance to the Isle of Ruins. If Link obtains the Cyclone Slate and has the necessary symbols from the Golden Frogs, the hero can ride a cyclone to warp to a different sector of the World of the Ocean King by drawing the correspondent symbol.


See Also


  1. "You want an example of it being a bad thing, then you should see my brother. It saddens me to say that my brother, Cyclos, is miffed about his monument here being broken, and now he spends his time creating cyclones to torment people with." — Zephos (The Wind Waker)
  2. "That's a heck of an arm you've got there! And what an eye! No one's ever been able to spot me in there before now! You obviously have mastery of the air. And now that we've established that you're quite the Wind Waker... Let's see if you can handle this!" — Cyclos (The Wind Waker)
  3. "Waaaaa-hoooooooooooooo! In the hands of a Wind Waker like you, my adorable little cyclones will be as happy as can be! If you need to move like the wind over the ocean deeps, just call on my cyclones! Well, I guess I'll head for home now! See you on down the road!" — Cyclos (The Wind Waker)
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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 竜巻 (小) (Tatsumaki (Shou)) Tornado (Small)
Italian Republic Italian Ciclone