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This article is about the Turtle from 'Majora's Mask'. For the turtle-like enemies in The Legend of Zelda series, see Turtle (Enemy). For the Turtle in 'A Link Between Worlds', see Mama Turtle.
Race Turtle
Other Media

The Turtle is a character in Majora's Mask. Its name is unknown, although in Super Smash Bros. Melee it is referred as Turtle.


The Turtle is a very old creature that spends most of its time asleep,[1] disguising itself as a small island in the Great Bay.[2] Despite this, it is aware of everything that is going on in the ocean.[3][4] The Turtle is also aware of Link's ability to change his shape and his quest to save Termina.[5][6] As such, it offers to take Link to the Great Bay Temple when it is awoken by the "New Wave Bossa Nova" played by Zora Link. Link can them climb on its back by shooting the Hookshot at its palm trees. When Link defeats the temple's boss Gyorg and helps the third Giant, the Turtle informs Link that he will go back into his slumber after listening to Lulu sing.[7]

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Turtle appears as part of the Great Bay stage. It functions as an extra platform that at times disappears under water. The palm trees on its back also serve as platforms. It can either appear with his head towards the screen or with his head to the left. It also appears as a Trophy.

Trophy Information

# Trophy First Game / Move Description How to unlock
172 SSBM Turtle Trophy Model.png
Majora's Mask
When Link played the "New Wave Bossa Nova", what masqueraded as a lone island rose out of the waters of the Great Bay Coast and revealed itself to be a giant turtle. This mighty terrapin is ancient and wise beyond belief. It sensed Link's destiny and braved the stormy seas in order to transport him to the Great Bay Temple. Random



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Language Name Meaning
Federal Republic of Germany German Schildkröte Turtle



  1. "Mm...Mm...Yeeeaaawn! I slept quite well!" — Turtle (Majora's Mask)
  2. "I was surprised when my voice turned that lonely island into a turtle..." — Lulu (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Yes, Lulu. It's nothing to be surprised at. Although my eyes were closed in sleep, I still see everything that occurs in this ocean..." — Turtle (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Why so slow? Hurry up and fire your hookshot into the palm tree on my back, Link. Heh, heh, heh. Of course I know your name. Didn't I say that all is seen by me?" — Turtle (Majora's Mask)
  5. "You seem to be having a bit of trouble... Are you still not used to your Zora body? Perhaps it would be quicker to give up." — Turtle (Majora's Mask)
  6. "The open seas of Great Bay have need of your might. Quickly. Climb onto my back." — Turtle (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Now I can continue resting in peace. I too must abide the laws of ancient times and again merely watch from my deep slumber. But the evil that haunts this land has not completely vanished, Link. I shall depart after enjoying Lulu's voice a bit longer. I think the gods can permit that. Hyeh, hyeh, hyeh." — Turtle (Majora's Mask)
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