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Sand-Seal Racing Champion[1]
Race Gerudo
Gender Female

Tali is a character in Breath of the Wild.[2]


Tali is the Gerudo Sand-Seal Racing champion who is coached by Shabonne.[1] She can be found with Shabonne at the Sand-Seal Rally in the Gerudo Desert. Tali never speaks while Link is talking to Shabonne.[3] If Link speaks to Tali, Shabonne apologizes to Link because Tali is not in the mood for autographs.[4] If Link asks what happened, Shabonne explains that the Sand Seal race course is unusable with the Divine Beast Vah Naboris stomping around.[5] If Link asks who Tali is, Shabonne is in disbelief that Link does not know the Sand-Seal Racing champion and says that Tali could demonstrate her skills if it were not for the Divine Beast.[6][7]

When Link returns to the Sand-Seal Rally after calming Naboris, the Sand-Seal Race will be open again.[8] Link can speak to Shabonne or Tali to begin the Shrine Quest, "The Undefeated Champ". Shabonne tells Link that if he can beat Tali's record of 1:30, he can have a trophy.[9] The trophy that Shabonne refers to is the nearby Ancient Orb needed to reveal the Ancient Shrine, which has been passed down by ten thousand years of Sand-Seal Racing champions.[10] Shabonne charges Link 50 Rupees to race against Tali's record.[11]

When Link beats Tali's record, she will finally speak and congratulate Link by presenting him with the grand trophy.[12] Tali explains the legend behind the trophy to Link, which tells that the chosen one will be granted a new power when the trophy is offered unto the pedestal.[13] After encouraging Link to place the orb into the pedestal, the Raqa Zunzo Shrine rises from the ground and the Shrine Quest is completed.[14]


  1. โ†‘ 1.0 1.1 "Not to toot my own horn, but I'm the one who raised Tali into the sand-seal racing champion she is." โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  2. โ†‘ "Tali" โ€” N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  3. โ†‘ "..." โ€” Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  4. โ†‘ "Sorry, kid. The great Tali isn't in the mood to give autographs right now. Could you come back later?" โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  5. โ†‘ "Use your eyes! The Divine Beast is stomping around, so obviously we can't use the sand-seal race course." โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  6. โ†‘ ""Who's Tali"? Are you serious right now?" โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  7. โ†‘ "You aren't seriously saying you don't recognize Tali, the sand-seal racing champion, are you?" โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  8. โ†‘ "You see, now that the Divine Beast is gone, we can finally use the race course." โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  9. โ†‘ "Tali's record is 1:30! If you can beat that record, that trophy is yours." โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  10. โ†‘ "This is the grand trophy that's been passed down by ten thousand years of sand-seal-racing champions." โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  11. โ†‘ "I forgot to mention...Since you're racing against the champ's record, it'll be 50 rupees per race." โ€” Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  12. โ†‘ "...Perfect... I believe this belongs to you..." โ€” Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  13. โ†‘ "This trophy is something special, you know. Our champions have passed down a legend about it for ten thousand years. The legend goes... "When the holy jewel is offered unto the pedestal, the chosen one will be granted a new power."" โ€” Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  14. โ†‘ "You should give it a shot." โ€” Tali (Breath of the Wild)