- "White Wolf" redirects here. For the common enemy in the Zelda series , see White Wolfos.
The Golden Wolf, also known as the White Wolf, is the animal manifestation of the Hero's Spirit.
Link will first encounter the Golden Wolf after he has restored the Vessel of Light in the Faron region and is on his way to the Forest Temple. The Golden Wolf will be sitting along the pathway, making this the only time where Link is required to interact with it. The Golden Wolf will seemingly attack Link, taking him to a Ghostly Ether world, with Hyrule Castle in the background. It is here the wolf transforms into the Hero's Spirit and will teach Link the first Hidden Skill, the Ending Blow.
Throughout Link's journey's he will encounter a number of Howling Stones. When he finds these stones, he can turn into Wolf Link and howl the tune that is coming from the stone. This will take Link to the Ghostly Ether where he will encounter the Golden Wolf once again. There he will howl in harmony with the wolf, which will then cause a Golden Wolf to appear somewhere on the Overworld Map. When Link visits the location of the Golden Wolf, once again Link will encounter the Hero's Spirit, where he will learn a Hidden Skill.