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Amali (Mother)
Kass (Father)
Cree (Sister)
Notts (Sister)
Kheel (Sister)
Kotts (Sister)

Genli is a character in Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom.

Breath of the Wild

Genli is a Rito child, residing in Rito Village with her mother Amali and her four sisters. She is distinctive from her sisters as she has green feathers.

Each morning at 8am, Genli will get out of bed and make her way right next door, where she will sit down by the Cooking Pot where her mother is during the overnight hours.

Unlike her sisters, Genli doesn't seem to be as bothered by Divine Beast Vah Medoh up in the sky. In fact, she actually thinks it provides her some benefits. She absolutely hates to sing and doesn't want to go to singing practice. Ever since Vah Medoh appeared, her sister Kheel hasn't made her go to practice and this has made her quite happy.[1][2] Genli gets a little upset when she finds out that Link is here to try and stop Vah Medoh from disturbing the village.[3]

If Link tells Genli he's just passing through, Genli will comment that Link doesn't look nearly as strong as Teba. Genli says that if Link tries to fight Vah Medoh, he will probably lose. Genli suggests that maybe everyone in the village should just play dead and that maybe Vah Medoh will leave them alone. Although he then quickly remembers that if Vah Medoh leaves, Genli will have to go to singing practice.[4]

At 9pm each evening, Genli will head back home to go to bed for the evening.

Tears of the Kingdom

Genli can be found near the entrance to Rito Village with Molli and Notts. They are practicing a rendition of the Song of the Stormwind Ark, which they sing for Link.[5] Genli explains that the song is about the Stormwind Ark that saved the villaged a long time ago when something bad happened, similar to the situation that is happening now.[6] Molli and Genli have a discussion about whether the ark is a piece of fiction, or if it is a real thing. Genli comments that her father said the ark is always watching over us, high in the sky.[7][8] With no adults around, it is up to the kids to take care of the village. Notts is the leader of the group and assigns Genli with the task of being in charge of food.[9][10][11]

After the Blizzard has subsided, Genli wakes up at 7am each day before heading to the kitchen to try out a new recipe.[12] Genli is delighted that the sky has cleared up and thinks that it will definitely make mama and everyone else in the village happy.[13] Genli continues to practice her cooking and will remind Link of what she's learned so far.[14]

Genli's Home Cooking

Main article: Genli's Home Cooking

Link can find Genli further up the Village, trying to make meals for everyone. She would like to make a fish pie that contains Staminoka Bass, but doesn't have any around. This begins the Genli's Home Cooking side quest.[15] In order to make the meal she wants, she needs some Staminoka Bass. With this ingredient, she feels he can make a meal that makes everyone happy.[16][17]

After Link brings the Staminoka Bass to Genli, she'll be very grateful and will give Link some Biting Simmered Fruit.[18] The meal has a Cold Weather Attack boast, which Genli states will increase Link's attack when he's in cold places, like the Hebra Mountains.[19] Genli is thankful for the fish Link brought and is happy to be cooking with the blizzard going on, as it makes everybody feel better.[20][21] Genli eventually travels higher up in Rito Village to a room with a Cooking Pot.



  1. Nooo! If everything goes back to normal, Kheel will make me go to singing practice. I mean...I feel bad that Molli's dad, Mr. Harth, got hurt, but... But I definitely know I don't want to practice singing! - Genli
  2. That bird monster isn't ALL bad. At least I don't have to go to singing practice. Don't tell Mom I said that! - Genli
  3. Who are you? Some kind of traveler? Did you come to make that big bird up in the sky stop bothering us? - Genli
  4. don't look as strong as Teba. If you try to fight that bird monster, you'll probably lose! Oh! maybe if everyone in the village plays dead, the monster will leave. But then I'll have to go to singing practice. Ugh... - Genli
  5. "We're about to practice our song." — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  6. "You know, this song is about the ark that saved Rito Village a long, long time ago. Something bad happened then, just like it's happening now." — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  7. "Hey...that Stormwind Ark... Is it really real? I'd be so happy if it was!" — Molli, Tears of the Kingdom
  8. "It definitely is! Papa told me it's always watching over us, high in the sky." — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  9. "We could sure use its help with this awful blizzard. Most of the adults aren't around anymore because of the weird weather. Well, if we don't have the ark, and we don't have the adults, it's up to us kids to take care of the village!" — Notts, Tears of the Kingdom
  10. "Practice is over for today. Genli, you're in charge of food. And, Molli, we'll need you to make arrows. We've all got jobs to do, so let's do 'em!" — Notts, Tears of the Kingdom
  11. "Yeah!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  12. "Do you need something, mister? I've got my hands a little full now. I'd love to chat, but I'm on my way to the kitchen so I can try out a new recipe!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  13. "Look, mister, look! The blizzard stopped, and the sky cleared up! This will definitely for sure make Mama and everyone else in the village happy! I'm gonna keep practicing my cooking until everyone in the village loves it!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  14. "Speaking of which! Do you want to hear about what I've learned so far? Great! Ummm, let's see... Remember how I tried to make a fish pie? I used Tabantha wheat and goat butter as the basis for the dough. It turns out you can make all sorts of pies depending on what you add to that! If you add fruit and cane sugar, you'll make a fruit pie. Meat and rock salt make a meat pie. You get the idea! You should definitely try out some of this stuff for yourself!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  15. "Full tummies make for happy Rito! That's why I like learning new meals out of the recipe book. I saw one in there that I know everyone would love... A fish pie made with staminoka bass! Doesn't that sound yummy? Problem is, I can't leave the village to catch a staminoka bass, thanks to this dumb blizzard. I have everything else—Tabantha wheat, goat butter, rock salt... But if I'm gonna make a fish pie, I need the fish... I need staminoka bass!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  16. "*sniff* *sniff* *sniff* I know that smell! You must have staminoka bass, don'tcha, mister? Is that for me?" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  17. "Aw, that's OK. You probably don't have much food, 'cause of the blizzard and all. I think I might have to quit on the staminoka bass. I just really wanted to cook a meal that'd make everyone happy." — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  18. "Really? Thanks! Now I can cook something that'll make the whole village feel better! OK, mister. Hold out your hand!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  19. "You can eat this to boost your strength in cold places, like up in the Hebra Mountains. It won't fill your belly, but if you're roaming outside the village, I'm sure you'll find it useful! Y'know, cooking with ice fruit is pretty easy. You should try it whenever you need a boost! I love learning how to cook! I'm gonna cook stuff that's so tasty, it makes everyone in the whole village smile!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  20. "Thank you for the fish, mister! I'm gonna make a real yummy meal with it!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom
  21. "Things are really tough in the village right now because of the blizzard. That's why I'm learning how to make food! Everyone feels better after a yummy meal. Every day I take a look at the recipe book and try something new. It's going great!" — Genli, Tears of the Kingdom