After Yuga seals Hyrule Castle, Link's journey to find the Pendants of Virtue brings him to the entrance to Zora's Domain, where he encounters a Zora Underling. The Zora Underling tells the young hero that he witnessed a Shady Guy vaulting over the gap that leads to Zora's Domain. The Zora Underling tells Link that he cannot swim, despite being a Zora. If Link crosses the gap and reemerges on the other side, the Zora Underling will be surprised at the young hero's power.
When Link reaches the hidden cave behind the waterfall containing Queen Oren's chamber, the Shady Guy bumps into Link while running out. Shortly thereafter, the young hero learns that he stole Queen Oren's Smooth Gem. This causes a disturbance among the Zoras, as without the Smooth Gem, Oren's body begins to bloat due to her inability to control her power. Out of concern for their monarch, the Zora Underlings plead for Link to retrieve it for them in order to save her. Once Link purchases it from the Street Merchant and returns it to Oren, the Zoras thank the young hero and give him the Zora's Flippers out of gratitude.
After Link completes the House of Gales, a Zora Underling can be found outside it. He will tell Link that he swam with his queen, but that she was too fast for him, causing him to lose track of her. Yuga later reveals that he used this opportunity to seal Queen Oren within a Painting. While the Queen is absent, a Zora Underling stays within Zora's Domain, commenting on how easy his job is.
- One of the Zora Underlings will remark that they should have stolen the Smooth Gem first in order to make a large sum of money, but later berates himself for talking about it in front of the Queen.
|Names in Other Regions|
- "The bridge is broken. Some guy just dashed by and jumped it, though. Me, I could never do that. I suppose there's nothing to do but swim to Zora's Domain." — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "What'd you say? You can't swim? Hey, just like me. We're brothers, swimless friend! And you know what? We both can't get to Zora's Domain either." — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "What a special ability! That's about as special as they come!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Youch! Watch where you're going! Wait a second, You're that kid who was giving me the evil eye back in the village! What are you doing in a place like this? Outta my way!" — Shady Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
- "The queen, the queen! Please help, somebody! HELP!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "It's getting worse by the second! I can't believe that guy came in and stole the smooth gem right out from under our gills!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "The queen is in a sea of trouble! We've got to do something!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "That finless jerk probably thought it was just some sparkly thing! But the queen needs it to contain her power! Without that smooth gem, our queen will keep--! [...] She'll keep bloating up!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Nice weather today, so I swam here with the queen. But she swims so fast...and I got left behind. I'm hurt, to be honest. The queen left me behind... I feel abandoned." — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "The queen and her attendants have gone out for a swim in the lake. I could get used to this guard-duty thing. There's not much to do! The queen swims so fast... It's impossible to keep up with her!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- "The smooth gem is rarer than rare! Someone could get a high price for that. Hmm... If anyone was going to make off with that stone, WE should've done it first. Gah--What am I thinking? I can't let the queen hear that sort of talk!" — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)