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Not to be confused with Pols Voice, the recurring rabbit-like enemy.
Rabbit
ModelSprite
LANS Rabbit Model.png
ST Rabbit Model.png
LANSST
ALttP Rabbit Sprite.png
LA Rabbit Sprite.png
LADX Rabbit Sprite.png
OoA Rabbit Sprite.png
ST Rabbit Icon.png
ALttPLALADXOoAST
Game(s)
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Era(s)Era of Decline
Era of Hyrule's Rebirth
Habitat(s)Kingdom of Hyrule
Animal Village (LA)
Holodrum (OoS)
Labrynna (OoA)

Rabbit are recurring Animals in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Appearances

A Link to the Past

Main article: Bunny Link

Bunny Link.gif When Link first travels to the Dark World, he is transformed into a Rabbit, reflecting the true nature of his heart.[2]

Rabbits are also seen in the Light World's Haunted Grove with other various woodland animals listening to the Flute Boy playing.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Rabbits are found in the Animal Village. If Link speaks to them, they comment on various things such as how nice the day is, that they need a song from Marin,[3] that a lazy Walrus is blocking the entrance to Yarna Desert,[4] and that Mabe Village and the Animal Village are sister cities despite their small size.[5] One of them also asks whether there is a Dream Shrine in Mabe Village.[5] Another Rabbit says it cannot go to Mabe Village because of all the monsters and expresses concern for Marin's safety.[6] When Link brings Marin to the Animal Village, the Rabbits jump up and down upon seeing her. After Marin's singing awakens the Walrus, a Rabbit says it is calling it as always.[7] The Rabbits are next seen listening to Marin sing the "Ballad of the Wind Fish" to them and the other Animals.[8]

Ocarina of Time

Rabbits do not appear in Ocarina of Time, but they are referred to by the Running Man and the Bunny Hood. According to the Running Man, Rabbits are legendary Animal.[9]

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, a Rabbit listens to Nayru sing while singing along itself.[10] The Rabbit and other animals are frightened away as Veran releases Impa in order to possess the oracle. After Link defeats Veran in the Black Tower, the curse set on Labrynna's people is lifted. Among the characters affected, three Rabbits are seen returning back to normal after being turned to stone.

Spirit Tracks

Attempting to catch a Desert Rabbit in Spirit Tracks
One Desert Rabbit secured in Spirit Tracks

Rabbits are collectible objects in Spirit Tracks. They can be seen hiding behind large Boulders while riding the Spirit Train throughout New Hyrule, or behind floating Barrels in the Ocean Realm, with only their ears visible. Sounding the Train Whistle will cause them to jump, confirming their location. In order to catch the Rabbits, Link must blast the object that they are hiding behind with the Cannon. He will then have ten seconds to capture the Rabbit using the Rabbit Net obtained from Bunnio[11][12] while it hops around the screen in a random manner. If he fails in his attempt, he will have to return at a later time to try again.

In all, there are five different breeds of Rabbit, corresponding to the five Realms they inhabit. Ten Rabbits of each breed can be captured, making for a total of 50 Rabbits spread across New Hyrule. They are as follows:

Once Link manages to capture a Rabbit, he can take it to Bunnio, owner of the Rabbitland Rescue, for a small reward. Bunnio's goal is to take care of all the stray Rabbits in Hyrule.[13] The rescued Rabbits are then left to frolic in an area of the Rabbitland Rescue corresponding to their Realm of origin. When Link catches and brings in a total of five Rabbits of any variety, Bunnio will give him a Heart Container.[14][15] When Link captures ten Rabbits in total, or at least one Rabbit of each breed, he will be given a random Treasure.[16][17] If he is able to catch all 50 Rabbits, he will be rewarded with the first Swordsman's Scroll.[18][19]

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, a quest consisting of bringing back a picture of a Blupee to Peeks is named "Legendary Rabbit Trial".

Rabbits also appear as the design of the Hunter's Shield.

Non-Canon Appearances

Oracle of Ages (Himekawa)

In the Oracle of Ages manga by Akira Himekawa, when Link and Impa enter a woodland, they are confronted by the forest animals, including Rabbits. The Rabbits and other creatures surround them and demand they go back.[20][21] Link tries to calm the animals and tells them he was sent by Princess Zelda to find Nayru.[22] Upon hearing this, the forest creatures realize Link is a Hylian of the old blood and allows the two passage.[23] Two Rabbits listen to Nayru while she sings and plays her harp. One of the Rabbits asks what is wrong when she stops, urging the oracle to continue singing.[24] The Rabbits watch as Nayru converses with Link and Impa. Once Veran reveals her possession of Impa, the Rabbits and other creatures attack the Sheikah in an attempt to protect Nayru. The attack fails and Veran possess Nayru, using her abilities to travel back in time. One of the Rabbits examine Nayru's harp as Link picks it up. It eyes Ralph with a frown while he talks to Link.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseใ‚ฆใ‚ตใ‚ฎ (Usagi) (LA)
ใ†ใ•ใŽ (Usagi) (LANS)
Rabbit
Rabbit
GermanyGermanKarnickel (LA | LANS)Same as English.
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References

  1. โ†‘ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 63 (Series)
  2. โ†‘ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 29
  3. โ†‘ "Ahhh... Sigh... On such a nice day, we need a song from Marin! " โ€” Rabbit (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. โ†‘ "Yarna Desert? There's a way to get there to the south, but you might not be able to get through if that lazy walrus is in the way!" โ€” Rabbit (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. โ†‘ 5.0 5.1 "Hey! Did ya know Animal Village and Mabe Village are sister cities? Yes, even though they aren't large enough to be called cities... Anyway, I heard from a very good source that they have a Dream Shrine in Mabe, and that it has something good inside... Is that true? " โ€” Rabbit (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. โ†‘ "I can't go to Mabe Village because of all the monsters. I hope Marin is all right. " โ€” Rabbit (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. โ†‘ "Hunh? Oh, he's calling me... It's the same as always... Ha ha!" โ€” Rabbit (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. โ†‘ "Oh, Link . I often come to this village to sing, too! It seems that just about everyone loves my 'Ballad of the Wind Fish!' Link , what is your favorite song? " โ€” Marin (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. โ†‘ "I bet with those long ears you can hear the voices... Oh, these are genuine rabbit ears from the animal of legend! I don't care how expensive it is! Please sell it to me!" โ€” Running Man (Ocarina of Time)
  10. โ†‘ "La la li li la La Li li la" โ€” Rabbit (Oracle of Ages)
  11. โ†‘ "OK, I'm convinced. If you want to join the Rabbitland family, you'll need this!" โ€” Bunnio (Spirit Tracks)
  12. โ†‘ "You got the rabbit net! Try using it while you're riding the train!" โ€” N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  13. โ†‘ "Welcome to Rabbitland Rescue, a haven for rabbits and their furless friends. There are millions of poor rabbits without a home or human companionship. Here at Rabbitland Rescue, we save these bunnies from the harsh wilderness... And provide them with much-needed frolicking." โ€” Bunnio (Spirit Tracks)
  14. โ†‘ "Goodness! You've caught at least five more rabbits already? Then here's that amazing prize I promised you!" โ€” Bunnio (Spirit Tracks)
  15. โ†‘ "You got a Heart Container! You increased your life by one and refilled your hearts!" โ€” N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  16. โ†‘ "If you can bring me 10 bunnies from the grass, you get a prize!" โ€” Bunnio (Spirit Tracks)
  17. โ†‘ "Ooh! It looks like you've managed to catch every variety of rabbit out there. I guess it's time for me to give you that wonderful present I promised!" โ€” Bunnio (Spirit Tracks)
  18. โ†‘ "Wow! Just...wow! You've collected every rabbit out there. I'm speechless... You've more than earned it, so here it is, the neatest present EVER!" โ€” Bunnio (Spirit Tracks)
  19. โ†‘ "You got a Swordman's Scroll! Memories of veteran swordsmen flow through it. You can now send shock waves with your sword, Link! Swing your sword to send a powerful shock wave surging out!" โ€” N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  20. โ†‘ "Shh! Hold back! We're surrounded."  (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 21)
  21. โ†‘ "Go back. Go back. Go back."  (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 22)
  22. โ†‘ "We mean no harm. Princess Zelda sent us here to find Nayru."  (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 23)
  23. โ†‘ "He can speak to us. His ears are pointed. He's a Hylian. A Hylian of the old blood!"  (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 23)
  24. โ†‘ "What's wrong, Nayru? Sing some more."  (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 24)