Link riding Moosh artwork from the Oracles series
Moosh is a flying, blue bear and one of three animal companions that Link can find in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons (the other two being Ricky and Dimitri). Unlike Ricky and Dimitri, Moosh is capable of hovering in the air to get past long strings of holes. Moosh can attack by using the Ground Pound. Moosh also warns Link that water is his weakness, and that he can not go into deep water. He will even leave Link's side when they arrive at the Sunken City Gate. Link can use Moosh's Flute to call him, though this will not work everywhere.
Depending on which animal Link befriends, the landscape of certain areas in Holodrum and Labrynna will change. If Link has Moosh join him, some areas within these regions will resemble a wasteland-like area filled with many pits that Moosh can fly over.
Oracle of Seasons
In Oracle of Seasons, Link will eventually have to venture into Spool Swamp for the next Essence of Nature after completing the Snake's Remains dungeon. During this time, Link can find and acquire a Strange Flute. One of the Strange Flutes will be for sale in the Horon Village Shop for 150 Rupees, yet only before Link helps Ricky the kangaroo. While heading into Spool Swamp, Link will encounter one of the potential animal helpers, Ricky. Blaino, who lives nearby, had taken away Ricky's boxing gloves, and Link must fight him in a boxing round and defeat him to win back the gloves. When the gloves are returned, Ricky will offer to help Link by transporting him to Spool Swamp.
If Link had bought the Strange Flute from the Horon Village Shop earlier, he will eventually encounter Moosh being attacked by some Moblins. After defeating the Moblins several times, Moosh will thank Link and join him, turning the Strange Flute into Moosh's Flute.
Eventually, whether Link has Moosh's Flute or not, Moosh will later be encountered on Mt. Cucco, where he has found a bunch of Spring Bananas growing on a tree on a ledge, but is unable to reach them. When Link acquires the bananas and feeds Moosh, he will then help Link obtain the Dragon Key, required for the Dancing Dragon Dungeon.
Oracle of Ages
In Oracle of Ages, Moosh first makes his appearance when Link is supposed to find and obtain the Zora's Flippers and Cheval Rope. Link will find Moosh near the Yoll Graveyard's entrance being attacked by monsters. Once the enemies have been defeated, Moosh will thank Link and offer to help him by flying him to Cheval's tombstone, where Link obtains the Flippers and Cheval Rope inside Cheval's Tomb.
When Link tries to later venture into Symmetry City, he will encounter the Fairies from the Fairies' Woods, who ask Link to help an animal who got lost in their woods. The animal will either be Moosh, Ricky or Dimitri depending on whether Link has any of the Strange Flutes or not. Moosh would be one of the animals lost if Link does not have any of the other Strange Flutes prior to the beginning of this event. If Moosh is found, he will decide to join Link and gives him his flute. Moosh's flying ability is used in the Nuun Highlands, which helps Link locate the three lazy Carpenters needed to extend the bridge to the ruined city.
- Even if Link has Moosh's Flute in Oracle of Seasons, he will not be able to call Moosh when he finds him on Mt. Cuccoo until after he has obtained the Spring Bananas.
|Names in Other Regions|
- "Moosh can fly around with you on his back. He can also hit the ground with great force, smashing nearby enemies." (Oracle of Seasons manual, pg. 45)
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 250 (OoS) & 254 (OoA)
- "I'll give you a ride anywhere. But water is my weakness. The shallow stuff is one thing, but I can't take deep water, so be careful." — Moosh (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Oh! Water, water everywhere! I must leave such a frightful place! Until next time..." — Moosh (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Your flute's song fell flat." — N/A (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Bwee! He ate it! Get him!" — Moblin (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Before we forget, we want our revenge! Get ready-- both of you!" — Moblin (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Thank you for helping me out. Tell me your name. Link... Umm! I remembered it! I can help you if you like. If I hear your Strange Flute, I'll come find you." — Moosh (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Those lazy, worthless fools! Just as we're buildin' this bridge to the Symmetry City Ruins, they go off on break!" — Mutoh (Oracle of Ages)