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This article has been severely editted due to inaccuracy on the part of its creator. Remember, the little critters you catch in bottles are not faires. Look in the potion shop in OoT, and you'll find that they are referred to as fairies' spirits.

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Wielder of the Sword

Actually, both can be captured in bottles. Eekolu 19:57, 27 February 2008 (EST)

Varieties of fairy

So if a "Fairy Fountain" describes the locations of places where you can gather lots of small fairies, and if a "Great Fairy Fountain" describes places where you can find a "Great Fairy" who gives you power-ups and such like, where's the information on the locations where one large fairy will restore your health (for example, the one in the Mysterious Woods in Link's AwakeningPete | 17:28, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Edit: okay, I think there's some inconsistency here. From looking at the Great Fairy Fountain page, you'd think that the guys in question are not Great Fairies, but from looking at the Great Fairy page, they are. I feel like one of those articles needs a bit of work - but which one? • Pete | 22:10, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Huuuuum, I'm not sure I understand what exactly you're talking about, Petenu. I pretty much revamped both the Great Fairy Fountain and Fairy Fountain pages, so if you feel something's wrong with them, don't hesitate to tell me so that I can go fix them up right away! :) Dany36 05:03, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not being totally clear. If you look through the Great Fairy article, specifically in the sections that are divided up by game, there are plenty of references to the HOGFs (healing-only great fairies). In the Great Fairy Fountain article, there seems to be a bias towards the UOGF (upgrade-only great fairies) and fewer mentions of the HOGFs.
There seems to be a huge amount of duplication between the two articles. Would it be crazy of me to suggest merging Great Fairy Fountain into Great Fairy? • Pete | 07:07, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Fairy Spirit

Also on the topic of different types of faries I believe the ball of light faeries are a completely different race called spirits. This is supported by the fairy spirits in Ocrina of Time's potion shop, the season spirits, and the spirits in phantom hourglass. --Ganondox (U) (T) (C) 02:51, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

That bit could go in the Theory section of the page, but nowhere else, as it is pure "belief" not based in undenaible fact. =)— ciprianotalk 05:21, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
It is, however, a deniable fact due the clarification (or several clarifications) in Oot that they were spirits. --Stalkid 13:48, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Someone should check if the ball of lights are called Fairies sometimes in-game or if they are always called Fairy Spirits. I think they are only called Fairy Spirits because they are only named in the Potion Shop. Jeangabin 19:25, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, it seems that the ball of light that restore life are always called fairy spirit in-game. Jeangabin 10:19, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
About the name of the ball of light that restore life, they are never called simply "fairy" in-game, but either "Fairy Spirit" or "Spirit". So I think that theorizing is calling them like regular fairies instead of using the name given in-game. Jeangabin 04:31, 17 August 2010 (EDT)

At the same time a Forest Fairy like Navi is represented as the same ball of light as the bottled "Fairy Spirits" and are also simply called a fairy(the Kokiri have blue, green, pink and yellow fairies.). Navi is the only one with a duty to advise Link(excluding Great Fairies), so it is unknown if the fairies in fairy fountains/various hidden places are also able to speak, exist only as non-sentient bundles of healing energy, or are somewhere between i.e. able to realize Link is a hero and he needs their help. As I recall, the shop fairies have no wings, so they may be a medical derivative of fairies-siphoning off pixie dust like another green clad hero (Peter Pan) is so fond of doing, though they have wings just like fountain fairies when used. PureLocke(User/Talk) 07:06, 17 August 2010 (EDT)

Don't forget the Season Spirits, Servant Spirits, and Spirit of Healing which are also ball of light fairies. Jeangabin 18:34, 18 August 2010 (EDT)
Sorry, I wasn't being clear, I tend to ramble. My definition of fairies is little humanoids with wings and magical power; similar if not synonymous with pixies and sprites. (which is how they were represented until Ocarina, with artwork, in-game, and even in the cartoon) They are often represented as a glowing ball or a trail of light/pixie dust (with or without wings) when the scale(ex. with a human or at a distance) would be wasteful/difficult to draw in a picture/movie or dedicate memory to in a game. This is the same reason the Deku Princess doesn't show up inside the bottle Link is carrying in Majora's Mask. A Fairy Spirit may be just that; a dead fairy or a translation error as is often the case. This could become forum-like debate, is it the usual course to switch over to someone talk page? PureLocke(User/Talk) 21:00, 18 August 2010 (EDT)
Forum-like debate? I think that'd be better suited for... the forums. We only discuss wiki-related topics (i.e. content placement, wording, accuracy) here, we don't really debate about it. If you and some other editors want to debate about it, head over to the forums at ZeldaInformer, Zelda Universe, Hidden Triforce, you get the idea - to duke it out. — ciprianotalk 22:20, 18 August 2010 (EDT)

Ball of light?

I thought that it was mentioned (or at least hinted) that the ball of light fairies were just human fairies that were surrounded in a bright aura. If they were just a ball of light, what would their wings attach to?--Stalkid 13:46, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Magic. I support your theory and that's what I've always thought (though their bodies are small compared to the light), but they're never really depicted with a human body inside the glow. --KingStarscream 19:21, 17 December 2011 (EST)

Red Fairies

What about the red fairies that appear in random spots in OoT after you play the Sun's Song or Song of Storms? They're not like normal fairies. They refill your health and magic meter and you can't catch them in bottles.

I agree they should be mentioned. Do they even have an official name, though? Drillzer (talk) 09:38, 17 April 2019 (UTC)