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Triangle Islands
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Link arriving at a Triangle Island
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In The Wind Waker, the Triangle Islands,[1] also sometimes known as the Triangle Isles, are three islands shaped like triangles, and also in such a formation in the sea that if one were to draw lines connecting them, the result would also be a triangle.

Overview

The Triangle Islands serve the purpose of holding three statues of the goddesses, and one of three different pearls that correspond to the goddesses can be placed in their arms. This is the key to raising the Tower of the Gods that Link must enter during his quest across the Great Sea.

When lines are drawn between the three Triangle Islands, a giant triangle is formed with the Tower of the Gods in the center. Likewise, if lines are drawn between the initial resting places of the pearls (Greatfish Isle, Dragon Roost Island, and Forest Haven), another triangle is drawn. Overlaying these two triangles creates the image of the Triforce with the Tower of the Gods in center. In the inner triangle, Din's statue will form the top corner, Nayru's the left corner, and Farore's the right corner. These are also the locations of their respective pieces on the Triforce.

Eastern Triangle Island

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Farore's Goddess Statue
An aerial view of Eastern Triangle Isle

Eastern Triangle Island has the statue of Farore, which requires that Farore's Pearl must be placed on it for activation.

Fishman's Comment

Hoy! Small fry!

Eastern Triangle Island

Tell me, small fry... Have you ever caught a fairy before? 'Cause from what I've been told, when you've been beaten to a pulp by monsters and such, and you think you've finally met your match... If you've got a fairy with you then you've got nothing to worry about. Don't you wish you had something handy for carrying fairies around with you, fry? If you want one, go south from here until you see a miserable-looking submarine floating on the sea. Look there!

Tingle's Comment

Kooloo-Limpah!

Eastern Triangle Island

There's a super-cute statue made by ancient people on a little island nearby!

Southern Triangle Island

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Nayru's Goddess Statue
An aerial view of Southern Triangle Isle

Southern Triangle Island has the statue of Nayru, and as such, Nayru's Pearl must be placed within its arms. Link can also retrieve Triforce Shard #6 from the ocean floor after obtaining the Triforce Chart from Outset Island.

Fishman's Comment

Hoy! Small fry!

Southern Triangle Island

A famed pictographer lives far to the north of here in Windfall Island. He's apparently real wise and talented in the ways of pictography. He's even said to have legendary pictographs that he treasures above all other things. He keeps them hidden away in a secret safe, or so they say. By the way, small fry... What exactly is a pictograph, anyway?!

Tingle's Comment

Kooloo-Limpah!

Southern Triangle Island

There's a super-cute statue over there. There are three in this world... Hmmm... I wonder why?

Northern Triangle Island

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Din's Goddess Statue
An aerial view of Northern Triangle Isle

Northern Triangle Isle has the statue of Din, upon which Din's Pearl must be placed. Link can also use the Treasure Chart he received from the Six-Eye Reef to obtain the Big Octo Chart here. It is one of the islands, along with Shark Island and Mother and Child Isles, where cyclones rage before Link chastises Cyclos.

Fishman's Comment

Hoy! Small fry!

Northern Triangle Island

Let me tell you, something, small fry... The school on that Windfall Island has one gorgeous teacher! But the thing is, this gang of four little hoodlums is always causing trouble for her. Those little delinquents like to cause all sorts of trouble. They go climbing trees and hiding behind buildings instead of going to school... What a bunch of savages. Somebody's got to scold these scoundrels and set them straight for the sake of that poor teacher! You hear me, fry?

Tingle's Comment

Kooloo-Limpah!

Northern Triangle Island

There is an island over there with a cute statue. What's it for? … Intriguing.

Minor Enemies and Traps

Trivia

The Triforce symbol appears when the six most plot-significant islands are connected
  • When connected by lines, Dragon Roost Island, Forest Haven, and Greatfish Isle form a large triangle; the three Triangle Isles, when connected by lines, creates a smaller triangle attached to the larger one - the entire image created is that of the Triforce, and the Tower of the Gods exists at the dead center of the symbol.
  • It has been noted by some members of the community that the positions of the Triangle Isles are similar to the positions of the three temples that housed the Pendants of Virtue in A Link to the Past. For example, the Eastern Triangle Isle is similarly placed to the Eastern Palace in A Link to the Past, which held the Pendant of Courage, the attribute Farore is associated with.
  • Before their activation by the 3 pearls, each of the three statues has a distinctive characteristic the other two lack. Din's statue has a nose, Nayru's statue has a mouth, and Farore's statue has ears. This may be a reference to the Pikmin series, as each Pikmin has a feature that the others do not: Red Pikmin have noses, Blue Pikmin have mouths, and Yellow Pikmin have ears.

References

  1. "And just so you know, you'll find the place southeast of here! It's on a tiny, lonely little isle near the Triangle Islands." — Mrs. Marie (The Wind Waker)
TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Eastern Triangle Island Southern Triangle Island Northern Triangle Island
Japan Japanese 東の三角島 南の三角島 北の三角島
French-speaking countries French Ile Triangulaire de l'Est Ile Triangulaire de Sud Ile Triangulaire du Nord
Federal Republic of Germany German Östliche Triangel-Insel Südliche Triangel-Insel Nördliche Triangel-Insel
Italian Republic Italian Isola Freccia dell'Est Isola Freccia del Sud Isola Freccia del Nord
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Isla Triángulo del Este Isla Triángulo del Sur Isla Triángulo del Norte
Islands in The Wind Waker
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Forsaken FortressStar IslandNorthern Fairy IslandGale IsleCrescent Moon IslandSeven-Star IslesOverlook IslandFour-Eye ReefMother and Child IslesSpectacle IslandWindfall IslandPawprint IsleDragon Roost IslandFlight Control PlatformWestern Fairy IslandRock Spire IsleTingle IslandNorthern Triangle IslandEastern Fairy IslandFire MountainStar Belt ArchipelagoThree-Eye ReefGreatfish IsleCyclops ReefSix-Eye ReefTower of the GodsEastern Triangle IslandThorned Fairy IslandNeedle Rock IsleIslet of SteelStone Watcher IslandSouthern Triangle IslandPrivate OasisBomb IslandBird's Peak RockDiamond Steppe IslandFive-Eye ReefShark IslandSouthern Fairy IslandIce Ring IsleForest HavenCliff Plateau IslesHorseshoe IslandOutset IslandHeadstone IslandTwo-Eye ReefAngular IslesBoating CourseFive-Star IslesGreat Sea Map TWW.png
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