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Roc's Cape

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Roc's Cape
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Roc's Cape artwork from The Minish Cap
Game(s)
Other media The Minish Cap (Himekawa)
Use(s) Temporary flight
Comparable Item(s) Roc's Feather

Roc's Cape is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

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The Roc's Cape is an item that allows Link to jump and glide over holes and between platforms. In Oracle of Seasons, it is an upgraded version of the Roc's Feather hidden in Explorer's Crypt. The Roc's Cape is also an item in Four Swords, notably found in Vaati's Palace.

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In The Minish Cap, it is hidden in the Palace of Winds. It is crucial for navigating the Palace and for fighting against Gyorg Pair. Link can use the Roc's Cape to ring the bell in the center of Hyrule Town, causing a Piece of Heart to fall from it.

Other Appearances

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In the The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Librari gives Link a map of Hyrule fastened with a Cucco feather. The feather is magic, and can draw maps. When Link is attacked by the Gyorg Pair above the clouds, the feather transforms into the Roc's Cape.[1] However, it can still turn back into the magic feather.

Trivia

  • The Magic Cape of The Wand of Gamelon has a near identical use to the Roc's Cape. Like the Roc's Cape, it is also associated with a feather item as well.

Nomenclature

The Roc's Cape is believed to be named after the Roc, a mythical bird of enormous size and strength.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ハネマント (OoS)
はねマント (FSAE, TMC)
Feather Cloak
French-speaking countries French Cape de Roc Roc's Cape
Federal Republic of Germany German Greifenmantel Grasp Cloak
Italian Republic Italian Mantello di Roc Roc's Cloak
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Capa Roc Roc Cape
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Capa de Roc (OoS)
Capa de roc (FSAE)
Roc's Cape

Gallery

References

  1. "I... I'm flying! The feather turned into a cape! Cool!" (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (VizKids), pg. 142)