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Zubora and Gabora

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Zubora and Gabora
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Gabora (back) and Zubora (front)
Gender Male
Era Era of the Hero of Time

Zubora and Gabora are characters in Majora's Mask.[1]


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The two smiths live in the Mountain Village in the Mountain Smithy. The perpetual winter of Snowhead froze their hearth,[2] threatening their business.[3] Link can help them by melting the ice using Hot Spring Water, a Fire Arrow,[4] or bringing spring back to the mountains by completing the Snowhead Temple.[5] With their help, Link can upgrade his Kokiri Sword.[6] However, Gold Dust is needed to make the most powerful Sword.[7] The small man Zubora is the owner,[8] who has a very chirpy personality. The hulking Gabora,[9] who is referred to as a "Deku Stick" by his business partner,[10] seems to be the one who does all the forging while his superior relaxes and drinks a warm beverage. Despite his size, he does not seem to mind being ordered around constantly.[11]



Zubora means slob in Japanese. Gabora's name could possibly be a reference to Kaepora Gaebora.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Zubora Gabora
Canada FrenchCA Zubora (MM3D) Gabora (MM3D)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Zubora (MM3D) Gabora (MM3D)



  1. "Gabora and Zubora" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 197)
  2. "Unfortunately, we're not doing any business right now. It's because of this abnormal cold snap we've been having. See? Our hearth has been frozen over!" — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  3. "The way things are going now, I won't be able to do any business until spring..." — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Eh? What's that? You say if we had hot water, we could melt the ice off the hearth?" — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  5. "You've gotta understand, I have to melt this ice off my hearth before I can go to work. Come back in the spring after the ice melts." — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Now then, let me take a look at your sword. Hmmm... All right...To reforge your sword, it will cost you 100 Rupees. It'll be ready at sunrise." — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  7. "This is a secret, but I'll let you in on it...If you bring me some gold dust, I can forge you the strongest of swords... It'll never lose its edge. It's the strongest. The strongest..." — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Oh! Welcome to the Mountain Smithy, where we take our time to make a good point. I am Zubora, the owner. Pleased to meet you." — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  9. "That huge fellow is my assistant, Gabora. He's all brawn and about as smart as a Deku Stick." — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  10. "Don't act like you know what you're talking about, you Deku Stick!" — Zubora (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Gabora, fetch our customer some coffee, quick-like. [...] Gabora, forget about the coffee!!" — Zubora (Majora's Mask)