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Pirate Ship (Enemy)

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Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship PH.png
Habitat(s)World of the Ocean King (PH)
Ocean Realm (ST)
Pirate Hideout (ST)
Effective Weapon(s)Cannon

Pirate Ships are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Phantom Hourglass

Pirate Icon PH.png

Pirate Ships are usually seen sailing the waters of the World of the Ocean King with several Cannon Boats at their side in Phantom Hourglass. When they spot the S.S. Linebeck, they will immediately start attacking it. If the Pirate Ship is not destroyed in time, the Pirate Miniblins inside will ambush Link's ship.

Spirit Tracks

Link first encounters a Pirate Ship as he is taking Carben back to the Ocean Sanctuary in Spirit Tracks. After the ambush, Miniblins begin to climb aboard the Spirit Train by breaking through the windows, so Link must defeat them to protect Carben.[2] If he fails to prevent the Miniblins from reaching Carben, they will capture the Lokomo in a cage, ending up in a Game Over. After Link has defeats a couple of Miniblins, a Big Blin will also climb aboard, which he must defeat before it reaches Carben. Once Link successfully defeats the Pirates and safely reaches the Ocean Sanctuary, Carben will reward with a Force Gem.[3]

A Pirate Ship, when not sailing Ocean Realm, can be seen in the Pirate Hideout. Once Wadatsumi has been rescued, a Pirate Ship will appear in the Ocean Realm whenever Link has a passenger on his Train, giving 20 Rupees if sunk. If the pirates board the Train, then Link will gain a Pirate Necklace if he successfully fends them off. Otherwise, the passenger must be rescued from the Pirate Hideout before any other passengers will agree to board the Spirit Train.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Pirate Ship
Japan Japanese ウミブリン船 (Umi Burin Sen) Sea Blin Ship
French Republic FrenchEU Vaisseau pirate Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Nave pirata Same as English.

See Also


  1. "Pirate Ship" (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 198)
  2. "Oh, no! Pirates! We have to protect our passanger!" — Princess Zelda (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "Ah, we finally made it. It was just a short distance away, but it felt so far. I suppose mortal peril has that effect on a person. You really must be more careful in the future, Link! Here, this is for you. [...] I don't express it well, but the bottom line is that I appreciate your help. Here, please take this. It belongs to you." — Carben (Spirit Tracks)