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Ocarina LA.png
The Ocarina from Link's Awakening
Other media
Comparable Item(s) Flute
Ocarina of Time
Bone Ocarina
Ocarina of Wind
Fairy Ocarina
Wind Waker

Ocarinas are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

Main article: Flute

An Ocarina appears in A Link to the Past; however, it is called the Flute in English versions due to a mistranslation (although it was originally "Ocarina" in Japanese versions). It once belonged to a young boy who set out in search of the Golden Power and never returned. Link finds this instrument buried in the Haunted Grove, and uses it to call the boy's duck which can take him to different parts of the Light World.

Link's Awakening


In Link's Awakening, the Ocarina can be found in the Dream Shrine, which can only be completed if Link has the Power Bracelet and the Pegasus Boots. The Ocarina can be played before learning any songs, but all that comes out are random notes which have no effect.

The Ocarina is used to play the following three songs once learned:

Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask

The Fairy Ocarina from Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of time.png
Main articles: Fairy Ocarina and Ocarina of Time (Item)

The Ocarina of Time plays an important role in both Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. In Ocarina of Time, Link uses it to solve various puzzles, travel to the entrance of temples, open the way to the Door of Time, and even change from day to night in an instant. The Ocarina of Time in Majora's Mask is also used for a wide variety of purposes, with its most prominent being traveling back in time to the Dawn of the First Day by playing the "Song of Time."

The Minish Cap

Main article: Ocarina of Wind

In The Minish Cap, Link has a blue ocarina called the Ocarina of Wind. It functions like the flute from A Link to the Past, in which the young hero uses it to call a bird known as Zeffa, which can take him to parts of Hyrule where Link has uncovered a Wind Crest.

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda

In BS The Legend of Zelda, the graphic for the Recorder has been changed to resemble the Ocarina from A Link to the Past. The Ocarina is found in the third Dungeon, which can be used to warp to other dungeons. When the Ocarina is played on a pad near the eastern shore, the sixth dungeon will appear.

The Ocarina player in Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

In Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love, a mysterious, hooded character known as Segāre plays an ocarina to call his horse. The Ocarina is similar in design to the Ocarina of Time.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Series

HWL Skull Kid Ocarina Artwork.png
Skull Kid wielding the Ocarina

In Hyrule Warriors, Link can be seen playing the Ocarina of Time in his victory animation for the Horse Weapon. Young Link also uses it as his Strong Attack to exchange his Special Bar for his Magic Meter. In Hyrule Warriors Legends, a golden Ocarina appears as an item, which plays the "Ballad of Gales", allowing Warriors to warp to any active Owl Statues scattered across the map.

The Ocarina is also a class of Weapon used by Skull Kid. It is associated with Darkness. Skull Kid plays the Ocarina to coordinate attacks between Tatl, Tael and himself. He can transform it into a trumpet to summon and control the Puppets from Twilight Princess to attack on his behalf.


The default Ocarina is the Fairy Ocarina, based after its namesake. The second form of the Ocarina is the Lunar Ocarina, followed by Majora's Ocarina.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends only, the fourth form of the Ocarina is the Crackling Ocarina, which is associated with both the Elements of Darkness and Lightning.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1 HWS Fairy Ocarina Icon.png
Fairy Ocarina
HW Darkness Element Icon.png Darkness 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HWS Lunar Ocarina Icon.png
Lunar Ocarina
HW Darkness Element Icon.png Darkness 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HWS Majora's Ocarina Icon.png
Majora's Ocarina
HW Darkness Element Icon.png Darkness 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL) HWS Majora's Ocarina Icon.png
Majora's Ocarina +
HW Darkness Element Icon.png Darkness 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL) HWS Majora's Ocarina Icon.png
Crackling Ocarina
HW Darkness Element Icon.png Darkness
HW Lightning Element Icon.png Lightning
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Weak Point Smash
Main article: Critical Point#Hyrule Warriors

Against Captains and Warriors, Skull Kid summons a Puppet behind them. It then rapidly attacks the target by flailing its arms until Skull Kid comes up and finishes off with an energy attack. Against Giant Bosses, Skull Kid uppercuts the monster with Tatl and Tael and then strikes it down while surrounded in a dark barrier.

Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Within a frontal radius, Skull Kid uses the dark magic of Majora's Mask and rattles his head while a large magic circle appears. Enemies are drawn into the circle and are rapidly damaged. Skull Kid then ends the attack with an energy burst.

Focus Spirit
Main article: Focus Spirit

Upon activation, Skull Kid stomps the ground in anger, bursting in dark energy. The Focus Spirit Attack has Skull Kid kick a miniature Moon into the air before kicking it again at the enemies in front of him. He then mockingly spanks his behind at them afterwards. When the Focus Spirit gauge is depleted, Skull Kid holds his head and squirms violently until dark power is unleashed, damaging enemies around him.

Similar Items

In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle has a Bone Ocarina which can be used to call a pirate ship. Later he gets it upgraded to allow him to open the ten hidden blue pirate treasure chests hidden throughout the three continents.



"Ocarina" is Italian in origin, meaning "little goose."

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Federal Republic of Germany German Okarina
Italian Republic Italian Ocarina
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Ocarina


Video Gallery

Ocarina gameplay from Hyrule Warriors Legends

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