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Comparable Object(s) Zelda's Research Notes

Zelda's Diary is an object in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses

Zelda's Diary is a book that is located inside Princess Zelda's Room. It details Zelda's thoughts following "The Champion's Ballad".

The first page mentions that the Fortune-Teller's prophecy grows closer despite Zelda's best efforts to research the ancient Sheikah technology.[2] Zelda also laments that her father, King Rhoam, chose Link as her appointed knight.[2]

The second page follows the events of "Resolve and Grief", as Zelda made her way to Goron City.[3] Zelda explains her discomfort with Link's stoic demeanor and rationalizes that he must hate her for her inability to awaken her powers.[3]

The third page details the events of "Zelda's Resentment", wherein Zelda lost her temper and scolded Link for following her around and making her uncomfortable with his silence.[4]

The fourth page recalls how Link saved Zelda from Yiga Footsoldiers at the Kara Kara Bazaar, reflecting upon the events of "Blades of the Yiga".[5] Zelda resolves to treat Link more fairly and to initiate dialogue with him.[5]

In the fifth page, Zelda details her discoveries about Link's personality, such as his inability to resist delicious Food.[6] Zelda explains that, much like with her overbearing father, Link feels overwhelmed by the stress of being a hero as feels he must maintain a calm and collected appearance in spite of his challenges.[6] Zelda also muses that she might be able to reveal her own troubles to Link.[6]

The events of "Father and Daughter" are explored in the sixth page of Zelda's Diary. After being reprimanded by her father for not devoting enough time to awakening her powers, Zelda explained that she has been training since she was a child and despite her efforts, she is unable to tap into her hidden powers.[7] She also explains that her training has been stunted by the lack of any teacher to guide her, as her mother passed away before her training began.[7] She finishes the page by explaining that she will travel to the Spring of Power to pray to Hylia in an attempt to awaken her sealing powers.[7]

Following the events of "Slumbering Power" wherein Zelda attempted to awaken her powers at the Spring of Power,[8] she dreamt of a woman surrounded by a bright light attempting to speak to her.[9] Though she could not hear what this woman was trying to say to her, she documented the dream within the seventh page of her Diary and wonders if she could have heard the woman if her powers were fully awoken.[9]

The eighth and final page was written the morning after the events of "To Mount Lanayru".[10] Zelda announces that she turned 17 years of age and consequently will make her way to Mount Lanayru to pray at the Spring of Wisdom in the hopes of awakening her sealing powers.[10] As she has not spoken with her father since his confrontation with her, she resolves to speak with him after bathing in the Spring's waters.[10] She finishes her Diary noting that she has experienced an overwhelming sense of dread since her dream, but fearing that nobody would listen to her concerns while her powers remain dormant.[10]


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Quote1.png After meeting with the Champions, I left to research the ancient technology, but nothing of note came of my research.

The return of Ganon looms—a dark force taunting us from afar. I must learn all I can about the relics so we can stop him.

If the fortune-teller's prophecy is to be believed, there isn't much time left...

Ah, but turning over these thoughts in my head puts me ill at ease. I suppose I should turn in for the night.

P.S. Tomorrow my father is assigning HIM as my appointed knight...
— Zelda's Diary

See Also


  1. "Zelda's Diary" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "After meeting with the Champions, I left to research the ancient technology, but nothing of note came of my research.

    The return of Ganon looms—a dark force taunting us from afar. I must learn all I can about the relics so we can stop him.

    If the fortune-teller's prophecy is to be believed, there isn't much time left...

    Ah, but turning over these thoughts in my head puts me ill at ease. I suppose I should turn in for the night.

    P.S. Tomorrow my father is assigning HIM as my appointed knight...
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "I set out for Goron City today to make some adjustments to Divine Beast Vah Rudania.

    I still recall feeling his eyes on me as I walked ahead. The feeling stayed with me so long, I grew anxious and weary.

    It is the same feeling I've felt before in his company... And still, not a word passes his lips.

    I never know what he's thinking! It makes my imagination run wild, guessing at what he is thinking but will not say.

    What does the boy chosen by the sword that seals the darkness think of me? Will I ever truly know?

    Then, I suppose it's simple. A daughter of Hyrule's royal family yet unable to use sealing magic... He must despise me.
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "I said something awful to him today...

    My research was going nowhere. I was feeling depressed, and I had told him repeatedly not to accompany me.

    But he did anyway, as he always does, and so I yelled at him without restraint.

    He seemed confused by my anger. I feel terribly guilty...and that guilt only makes me more agitated than I was before.
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "I am unsure how to put today's events into words. Words so often evade me lately, and now more than ever.

    He saved me. Without a thought for his own life, he protected me from the ruthless blades of the Yiga Clan.

    Though I've been cold to him all this time...taking my selfish and childish anger out on him at every turn...

    Still, he was there for me. I won't ever forget that. Tomorrow, I shall apologize for all that has transpired between us.

    And then...I will try talking to him. To Link. It's worth a shot.
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Bit by bit, I've gotten Link to open up to me. It turns out he's quite a glutton. He can't resist a delicious meal!

    When I finally got around to asking why he's so quiet all the time, I could tell it was difficult for him to say. But he did.

    With so much at stake, and so many eyes upon him, he feels it necessary to stay strong and to silently bear any burden.

    A feeling I know all too well... For him, it has caused him to stop outwardly expressing his thoughts and feelings.

    I always believed him to be simply a gifted person who had never faced a day of hardship. How wrong I was...

    Everyone has struggles that go unseen by the world... I was so absorbed with my own problems, I failed to see his.

    I wish to talk with him more and to see what lies beneath those calm waters, to hear him speak freely and openly...

    And perhaps I, too, will be able to bare my soul to him and share the demons that have plagued me all these years.
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Father scolded me again today. He told me I am to have nothing more to do with researching ancient technology.

    He insisted that I focus instead on training that will help me awaken my sealing magic.

    I was so frustrated and ashamed I could not even speak. I've been training since I was a child, and yet...

    Mother passed the year before my training was to begin. In losing her, I lost not just a mother, but a teacher.

    Mother used to smile and tell me, "Zelda, my love, all will be well in the end. You can do anything."

    But she was wrong. No matter how I try or how much time passes...the sealing power that is my birthright evades me.

    Tomorrow I journey with Link to the Spring of Power to train. But this, too, will end in failure. Such is my curse.
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I come seeking help...regarding this power that has been handed down over time... Prayer will awaken my power to seal Ganon away... Or so I've been told all my life... And yet... Grandmother heard them—the voices from the spirit realm. And Mother said her own power would develop within me. But I don't hear...or feel anything! Father has told me time and time again... He always says, "Quit wasting your time playing at being a scholar!" Curse you... I've spent every day of my life dedicating to praying! I've pleaded to the spirits tied to the ancient gods... And still the holy powers have proven deaf to my devotion. Please just tell me... What is it...? What's wrong with me?!" — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "I had a dream last night... In a place consumed by darkness, a lone woman gazed at me, haloed by blinding light.

    I sensed she was...not of this world. I don't know if she was a fairy or a goddess, but she was beautiful.

    Her lips spoke urgently, but her voice did not reach me. Would I have heard her if my power was awoken?

    Or was my dream simply a manifestation of my fears? I am sure I will know the answer soon, whether I wish to or not...
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "I turned 17 today. That means this is the day I will finally be allowed to train at the Spring of Wisdom.

    When Link arrives, we will set out for Mount Lanayru. The other Champions will accompany us there.

    I have not seen my father since he last scolded me. Things are too strained now... I will meet with him when I return.


    Actually, I've had a horrible feeling ever since that weird dream. No one would believe a failure of a princess, but...

    Right now, for no particular reason, I am filled with a strange and terrible certainty that something awful is about to happen.
    " — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)