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Sources are listed in order of reliability. If a more reliable source can be found, it should be used instead. See here for how to read IPA, and here for how to format (and read) respellings.

The Legend of Zelda series games

Games in the The Legend of Zelda series, but not spin-off Zelda games. This includes games like The Adventure of Link and Skyward Sword, but not Hyrule Warriors and the Philips CD-i Games.

IPA Respelling Name Source

Exclusive terms

Terms that are exclusive to non-The Legend of Zelda series games being used in their own games.

IPA Respelling Name Source
/əˈbɒmɨnəm/ ə-BOM-ə-nəm Abominom [1]
/ɑɹpəˈɡoʊs/ ar-pə-GOHS Arpagos [2]
/hɑɹpəˈɡoʊs/ har-pə-GOHS [3]
/ˈɑɹpɑːɡoʊs/ AR-pah-gohs [4]
/ˈsɛntɹəm/ SEN-trəm Centrum [5]
/ɡæməˈlɒn/ ga-mə-LON Gamelon [6]
/ˈɡlʌtkoʊ/ GLUT-koh Glutko [7]
/ˈɡɒɹoʊnuː/ GO-roh-noo Goronu [8]
/ˈɡɹæpəl/ GRA-pəl Grapple [9]
/hʌnˈjuː/ hun-YOO Hanyu [10]
/ˈhɛktæn/ HEK-tan Hectan [11]
/ˈaɪpoʊ/ EYE-oh Aypo [12]
/kɒɹɪˈdaɪ/ ko-ri-DY Koridai [13]
/kɒˈɹɪdiː.ən/ ko-RI-dee-ən Koridian [14]
/ˈkɹævəndɪʃ/ KRA-vən-dish Kravindish [15]
/ˈluːpeɪ/ LOO-pay Lupay [16]
/ˈmɪlɪtɹɒn/ MI-li-tron Militron [17]
/ˈɒnkləd/ ON-kləd Onkled [6]
/ˈɒmfæk/ OM-fak Omfak [18]
/sænˈkɹuːmiːz/ san-KROO-meez Sancromies [19]
/ˈtoʊləmæk/ TOH-lə-mak Tolemac [20]
/taɪˈkoʊɡi/ ty-KOH-gee Tykogi [21]
/ˈɹiːsɒŋ/ REE-song Reesong [22]
/səˈkɑːdoʊ/ sə-KAH-doh Sakado [23][24]
/sɛɹɪˈɡɒn/ se-ri-GON Serigon [25]
/ʃɜɹˈmæk/ shur-MAK Shurmak [26]

Nintendo Zelda spin-offs

Spin-off Zelda games and Tingle games. This includes games like Hyrule Warriors and Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, but not Skyward Sword and the Philips CD-i Games.

IPA Respelling Name Source

Word-of-god

Specific statements about pronunciations by important Nintendo staff. The statement must be made about the English name, not the Japanese name.

IPA Respelling Name Source
/ɡɪɹɑːˈhiːm/ gi-rah-HEEM Ghirahim [27]

Nintendo non-Zelda spin-offs

Non-Zelda games developed or published by Nintendo or its subsidies. This includes games like the Super Smash Bros. series and Nintendo Land, but not Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland or Soulcalibur II.

IPA Respelling Name Source
/ˈɡæn.ənˌdɔɹf/ GAN-ən-DAWRF Ganondorf [28][29][30][31]
/ˈlɪŋk/ linɡk Link [32][33][34][35]
/ˈʃiːk/ sheek Sheik [36][37][38]
/ˈzɛldə/ ZEL-də Zelda [39][40][41]

Promotional videos

Promotional videos authorized by Nintendo. Includes Nintendo Direct presentations and commercials. Songs and rap lyrics are considered less reliable, as pronunciation is sometimes modified to fit the beat or tune.

IPA Respelling Name Source
/ˈægəθə/ A-ɡə-thə Agitha [42]
/ˈbɒmtʃuː/ BOM-choo Bombchu [43]
/ˈkoʊl/ kohl Cole [44]
/ˈkuːkoʊ/ KOO-koh Cucco [45]
/dɑːˈɹuniə/ dah-ROO-nee-ə Darunia [46]
/ˈdeɪkuː/ DAY-koo Deku [47]
/dɵdɒŋˈɡoʊ/ dɵ-dong-GOH Dodongo [48]
/ˈfaɪ/ fy Fi [49]
/ˈɡæn.ən/ GAN-ən Ganon [50]
/ˈɡoʊmɑː/ GOH-mah Gohma [51]
/ˈɡɔɹɒnz/ GAWR-onz Gorons [46]
/ˈhiːnɒks/ HEE-noks Hinox [52]
/ˈhʊkˌʃɒt/ HUUK-shot Hookshot [53]
/ˈhаɪ.ɹuːl/ HY-rool Hyrule [54][55][56]
/hаɪˈɹuːl/ hy-ROOL [57]
/ˈhаɪ.ɹuːˌliː.ən/ HY-roo-LEE-ən Hyrulean [58]
/ˈhаɪliː.ə/ HY-lee-ə Hylia [59]
/ˈɪmpɑː/ IM-pah Impa [58]
/ˈkuːtʃi ˈdaɪ ˈʃɒp/ KOO-chee DY SHOP Kochi Dye Shop [60]
/ˈlɑːnɑː/ LAH-nah Lana [61]
/ˈliːvəɹz/ LEE-vərz Leevers [62][63]
/ˈloʊ.ɹuːl/ LOH-rool Lorule [64]
/ˈmɪdnɑː/ MID-nah Midna [42]
/ˈmɪnɪʃ/ MI-nish Minish [54][65]
/məˈdʒɔ:ɹəz ˈmæsk/ mə-JAW-rəz mask Majora's Mask [66]
/ˈɒktəˌɹoks/ OK--ROKS Octoroks [62]
/ˈpiːhæts/ PEE-hats Peahats [67]
/pɪˈkʌŋɡoʊ/ pih-KUNG-goh Pikango [68]
/ˈɹuːpiːz/ ROO-peez Rupees [69]
/ˈɹuːtoʊ/ ROO-toh Ruto [70]
/ˈʃiːkɑː/ SHEE-kah Sheikah [71]
/ˈskʌltʃʉlə/ SKUL-choo-lə Skulltula [72]
/ˈskaɪˌlɒft/ SKY-loft Skyloft [73]
/tɛkˈtaɪts/ tek-TYTS Tektites [62][74]
/ˈzænt/ zant Zant [75]
/ˈzɔːɹə/ ZAW-rə Zora [76]

Non-Nintendo licensed media

Non-Nintendo games and other media that are officially licensed by Nintendo. This includes games like the Philips CD-i Games and Soulcalibur II, but not Ancient Stone Tablets and Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland.

IPA Respelling Name Source
/ˈdaɪrə/ DY-rə Daira [77][78]
/ˈɡɪbdoʊ/ GIB-doh Gibdo [79]
/ˈɡliː.ɒk/ GLEE-ok Gleeok [80][81]
/ˈmoʊblɨn/ MOH-blən Moblins [2]
/ˈtraɪˌfɔəɹs/ TRY-foarss Triforce [82]

Usage by Nintendo staff

Usage by Nintendo staff without explicitly presenting it as the official pronunciation.

IPA Respelling Name Source
/ˈɛ.əlfəlz/ E-əl-folz Aeralfos [83]
/bəˈkɒblinz/ bə-KO-blinz Bokoblins [84]
/iːˈpoʊ.nə/ ee-POH-nə Epona [85]
/ˈɹiːdɛd/ REE-ded ReDead [84]
/stɔːlˈtʃaɪld/ stawl-CHYLD Stalchild [86]

References

  1. "He's an Abominom now." — [[Hamsha]] (The Faces of Evil)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Those darn Moblin have eaten everything. I'd give anything for an Arpagos Egg." — [[Hungry Girl]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  3. "Greetings Princess Zelda. Do you have any Arpagos feathers?" — [[Myra]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  4. "The Arpagos are driving me crazy." — [[Blacksmith]] (The Faces of Evil)
  5. "Before you face the foul fiend Ganon, you must conquer Fortress Centrum, where the treasure of death is hidden." — [[Suprena]] (The Faces of Evil)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Zelda, Duke Onkled is under attack by the evil forces of Ganon. I'm going to Gamelon to aid him." — [[King Harkinian]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  7. "Through the eye of Glutko lies the shrine of Koridai." — [[Gwonam]] (The Faces of Evil)
  8. "Look, and see Goronu." — [[Gwonam]] (The Faces of Evil)
  9. "Bring some Grapple Berries. I'll show you a good one." — [[Crone]] (The Faces of Evil)
  10. "Bring some Hanyu Spore if you want a bit more punch." — [[Grimbo]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  11. "Hectan, keep the runt in chains." — [[Ganon]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  12. "I am the reader, Aypo." — [[Aypo]] (The Faces of Evil)
  13. "Your majesty, Ganon and his minions have seized the island of Koridai." — [[Gwonam]] (The Faces of Evil)
  14. "Worthless Koridian. You must be hardened with fire!" — [[Militron]] (The Faces of Evil)
  15. "It's awful! Mayor Cravendish has been chained in the tower." — [[Harbanno]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  16. "Consider Lupay the most dangerous of Ganon's minions." — [[Gwonam]] (The Faces of Evil)
  17. "Look! How Militron makes his warriors." — [[Gwonam]] (The Faces of Evil)
  18. "Oh dear. Omfak is guarding the shrine." — [[Impa]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  19. "Now you will see the Sancromies that prevent your approach to Ganon." — [[Gwonam]] (The Faces of Evil)
  20. "And so it was that Gannon, Lord of Darkness, had taken over Tolemac." — [[Gaspra]] (Zelda's Adventure)
  21. "Oh my. It looks like everyone's been taken to Tykogi Tower." — [[Impa]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  22. "Don't hurt me Zelda. I'll tell you the secret way into Reesong Palace." — [[Duke Onkled]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  23. "Thanks, that's the last time I'm going fishing. See you in Sakado." — [[Yokan]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  24. "Come see me in Sakado." — [[Harbanno]] (The Wand of Gamelon)
  25. "Bring the crystal from Serigon and I will prove the light of ice penetrates more than fire." — [[Odranoel]] (The Faces of Evil)
  26. "Ah, the scroll of Shurmak." — [[Gaspra]] (Zelda's Adventure)
  27. "Ghirahim" —Erik Peterson (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword E3 2011 Stage Demo (Wii))
  28. "Ganondorf" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros.)
  29. "Ganondorf" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
  30. "Ganondorf" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  31. "Ganondorf" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
  32. "Link" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros.)
  33. "Link" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
  34. "Link" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  35. "Link" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
  36. "Sheik" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
  37. "Sheik" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  38. "Sheik" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
  39. "Zelda" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
  40. "Zelda" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  41. "Zelda" — Announcer (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
  42. 42.0 42.1 "From Twilight Princess, Midna and Agitha join the battle."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  43. "A Bombchu is a type of mouse-shaped bomb that moves forward automatically."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  44. "The evil Chancellor Cole steals Princess Zelda's body on Link's graduation day."The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks UK trailer, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  45. "Let's start with the Cucco."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  46. 46.0 46.1 "Here's Darunia, leader of the Gorons."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  47. "...and a spear, with the power of the Deku Tree, for Lana."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  48. "Even just now, the victory condition changed to "Defeat King Dodongo"."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  49. "Fi fought alongside Link as the spirit living inside his sword."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  50. "Those creatures from Ganon / Are pretty bad"The Legend of Zelda US rap commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 14, 2014.
  51. "For example, here's Gohma."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  52. "The Hinox is waking up!"Waking Up a Sleeping Hinox 💤 | The Adventures of Link and Larry the Cucco | Play Nintendo, YouTube, published July 27, 2018.
  53. "Climb up walls with the Hookshot"Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  54. 54.0 54.1 "You can use the power of the Minish Cap to get small, unlock clues, and save Hyrule."The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  55. "Next stop: Hyrule"The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 14, 2014.
  56. "With Hyrule on the brink of destruction, it's time to fight."Hyrule Warriors US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 14, 2014.
  57. "In the land of Hyrule, there echos a legend."The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 14, 2014.
  58. 58.0 58.1 "In addition to many Hyrulean soldiers, other characters, like Zelda, and Impa, will fight alongside you on the same field."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  59. "Lake Hylia, from Ocarina of Time."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  60. "This week, Link and Larry find themselves at the Kochi Dye Shop."Dyeing For the Latest Summer Fashion 🎨 | The Adventures of Link and Larry the Cucco | Play Nintendo, YouTube, published July 27, 2018.
  61. "This is the sorceress of light, Lana, who takes to the battlefield her Book of Sorcery."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 "Octoroks, Tektites / Leevers too"The Legend of Zelda US rap commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  63. "Leevers! Ahhh!"The Legend of Zelda US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  64. "..and uncover the mysterious kingdom of Lorule."The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds UK commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  65. "Shrink in size and embark on a huge adventure in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap."The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap UK commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  66. "Next up, we have the Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  67. "Pea-Pea-Peahats!"The Legend of Zelda US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  68. "This week, Link and Larry observe the masterful works of the world-famous traveling painter Pikango."Pikango’s Patient Painting 🖼 | The Adventures of Link and Larry the Cucco | Play Nintendo, YouTube, published July 27, 2018.
  69. "You'll earn Rupees and various other materials."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  70. "Next we have Princess Ruto."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  71. "Much like Impa, she's a remaining survivor of the Sheikah."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  72. "Ah, it's a Gold Skulltula."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  73. "Here's Skyloft, from Skyward Sword."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  74. "Tektites!"The Legend of Zelda US commercial, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  75. "Additionally, even the boss character Zant from Twilight Princess is playable in this game."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  76. "Her fighting style keeps opponents at a distance, and it's a perfect match for a Zora princess."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  77. "Tastes like a Daira!" — [[Glutko]] (The Faces of Evil)
  78. "Dairas came straight from the crater 'till I boarded the vent. Used a skull for a latch and not one Daira's figured it out!" — Fish Lady (The Faces of Evil)
  79. "Here's a shroud that scares the wraps off Gibdo." — knitting woman (The Wand of Gamelon)
  80. "Then get my necklace back from Gleeok, okay? Pretty please." — Hamsha (The Faces of Evil)
  81. "Everyone ran when the Gleeok came." — knitting woman (The Wand of Gamelon)
  82. "I'll take the Triforce of Courage to protect me." — King Harkinian (The Wand of Gamelon)
  83. "...I'm going to go try find some Aeralfos."Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2014 -- Day 1: Hyrule Warriors, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  84. 84.0 84.1 "So this is a ReDead Knight. These guys are going to be stronger than just your standard... uh... little Bokoblins there."Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2014 -- Day 1: Hyrule Warriors, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  85. "That first DLC pack unlocks Epona, which is like the best thing ever."Nintendo Minute – September Favorites, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.
  86. "Another Stalchild"Nintendo Challenge: Live at SDCC - Hyrule Warriors, YouTube, retrieved October 24, 2014.