The Minish Village is a location in The Minish Cap. It is located in the Minish Woods, and is the capital of Hyrule's Minish world. Hyrule's original population of Minish founded this village, which continues to thrive today, although many Minish have relocated outside of the Minish Woods since then. All Minish, since their expansion, categorize themselves based on location: those still living within the confines of the Minish Village call themselves Forest Minish, as do the many living in the outskirts and about the Minish Woods. The Forest Minish are supervised by their elder, Gentari. The architecture of the Minish Village ranges from hollowed out Barrels, habitable baby shoes, and mushrooms - anything in the area big enough to support the sedentary, minimalist Minish lifestyle. The Minish Village's existence is a secret to all but those with close ties to the royal family.
Link's Reception in the Village
When Link first arrived in the village, the Forest Minish were surprised to see him, as it had been ages since the last human visit to the village. Despite the relative shock shared by most Forest Minish at Link's presence, an elite Minish named Festari enthusiastically greeted him at his villa, revealing himself as an admirer and human enthusiast.
The Forest Minish that inhabit the village incorporate their own language into their societal culture. Link and Ezlo are unable to understand the language, and therefore seek out the Jabber Nut, hinted at by Festari himself, in the village so they may be able to achieve an accurate translation of the Minish language. The Minish of the Minish Village speak a language slightly different from that of the Minish Realm, and they do not understand Hylian language.
North of the village lies the Deepwood Shrine, the game's first dungeon and the location of the Earth Element. To access the dungeon, Link must get the approval of Gentari and Festari; the latter guards the passage to the shrine itself.
- In the small lake adjacent to Festari's villa, a Piece of Heart can be obtained, after getting the Flippers from the Temple of Droplets in Lake Hylia. A Minish lives in a house near here, and fusing Kinstones with him will result in a special Heart Container becoming accessible.
- To the west of the Minish Village, a Forest Minish named Belari lives inside a small mushroom. He will give Link his first Bombs, and will later, after a certain Kinstone Fusion with Gentari, upgrade the bombs to Remote Bombs.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||森のピッコル里 (Mori no Pikkoru sato)||Picori Village of the Forest|
|Italian||Villaggio Minish silvani||Forest Minish village|
- "Minish Village" (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 112 (TMC))
- "Its very existence is a secret to all but those with close ties to the royal family." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 52)
- "The Minish Village. The Minish here speak a language slightly different from that of the Minish Realm, and they do not understand Hylian language." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 52)