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Guru-Guru,(MM | OoS)[2] also known as the Phonograph Man,(OoT)[3] is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.


Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Phonograph Man stands inside the Kakariko Windmill playing his Phonograph.[4] If adult Link pulls out his Ocarina of Time in front of him, he will teach Link the "Song of Storms."[5] If young Link plays the song inside the windmill, it will start spinning really fast,[6] draining Kakariko's well and opening the way to the Bottom of the Well.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Guru-Guru is the Gorman Troupe's musician.[7] Guru-Guru is seen at night in the Laundry Pool area of Clock Town playing his Phonograph since he has been kicked out of his room for practicing too loud.[8] He is usually a happy person, and long ago was a member of an animal troupe. However, he was jealous of the dog being the leader of the troupe, who could always get any animal to follow his command.[9][10] As such, Guru-Guru stole the dog's mask, called the Bremen Mask.[11] He gives Link the mask as a reward for listening to his story and to get rid of his guilt.[12][13]

He also appears during the day in the Stock Pot Inn in the room at the end of the hall.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, Guru-Guru is located in the Eastern Suburbs. He can be found standing by his windmill playing his Phonograph, wanting to oil the windmill to make it go faster.[14] Link can give him the Engine Grease in exchange for his Phonograph.[15] This will make the windmill go faster.[16]


His name is a Japanese onomatopoeia for "turning round and round, going around in circles," which also happens to be the Phonograph Man's favorite expression in Ocarina of Time.[17]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グル・グル (Guru-Guru) Guru-Guru
French Republic FrenchEU Guru-Guru
Federal Republic of Germany German Guru-Guru
Italian Republic Italian Guru-Guru
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Guru-Guru


See Also


  1. ↑ "The official musician for Gorman's traveling troupe. He's so talented, he can even compose songs right on the spot!" β€” Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask 3D)
  2. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 245 (MM) & 250 (OoS)
  3. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 239Template:Exp game
  4. ↑ "I'm trying to come up with a musical theme inspired by this windmill...going around and around and around!!!" β€” Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)
  5. ↑ "What?! You've got an ocarina!! What the heck! That reminds me of that time, seven years ago! Back then a mean kid came here and played a strange song. It messed up this windmill! I'll never forget this song!" β€” Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)
  6. ↑ "Go around, go around, go around... What? It's going way too fast!" β€” Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)
  7. ↑ "Guru-Guru / Musician in the Gorman Troupe" β€” Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask)
  8. ↑ "They said I was much too loud when I practiced in my room. They got mad. Sigh...Now I'm sad I'll just stay here all night and away from their pad." β€” Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  9. ↑ "Dear guest...Long ago, I was in an animal troupe, with dogs and donkeys and such." β€” Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  10. ↑ "Why was the dog the leader?!? Was it 'cause something was wrong with me, sir??? Oh, that dog was an amazing leader! He always had a stellar troupe no matter what animals he had to work with..." β€” Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  11. ↑ "That's why I stole it... The dog's mask. I stole it." β€” Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  12. ↑ "But I no longer need it... I give it to my guest." β€” Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  13. ↑ "It seems Guru-Guru, the traveling musician, had the Bremen Mask..." β€” Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  14. ↑ "Go around, go around! If I could just oil it, it would go around more quickly..." β€” Guru-Guru (Oracle of Seasons)
  15. ↑ "Engine Grease? Will that make it go quickly? Really? Take my Phonograph!" β€” Guru-Guru (Oracle of Seasons)
  16. ↑ "Go around, go around! Is it going too fast?" β€” Guru-Guru (Oracle of Seasons)
  17. ↑ "Go around! Go around and around and around! What fun! I'm so happy!" β€” Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)