- This article is about the Hero's Clothes from The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. For the Hero's Tunic in Tri Force Heroes, see Hero's Tunic.
The Wind Waker
Link receives the Hero's Clothes from his grandmother at the start of the game. The clothes are initially only meant to celebrate his coming of age and to honor the feats of the legendary Hero of Time, as is tradition on Outset Island; however, after Link's sister, Aryll is kidnapped by the Helmaroc King, he continues to wear the clothes as he embarks on a journey across the Great Sea to rescue her. Owing to their antiquated style, the clothes are often regarded as appearing strange or old-fashioned by various characters throughout the game.
During the Second Quest, Link is given an alternate set of clothing called the Hero's New Clothes, which are said to only be visible to honest people. As such, throughout the game, Link will appear to the player and most other characters as if he is wearing his blue pajamas, often eliciting changes in dialogue in certain places. Despite this, characters such as the Great Deku Tree continue to act as though Link is still wearing the Hero's Clothes, suggesting his new outfit appears similar or identical to them. The shape of the Hero's New Clothes are also visible while using the Magic Armor and when Link is encased in a bubble during the end of the game -- in both cases, the outline of his signature floppy hat is visible on his head, despite him not appearing to be wearing one.
When Link fills the Vessel of Light and saves Faron the Light Spirit from Twilight, Link awakens with the Hero's Clothes on and Faron tells him that they were once worn by the ancient hero chosen by the gods.
- When the player has completed the game once in The Wind Waker and continues to play with the same file, Link does not acquire the Hero's Clothes, but instead wears the pajamas throughout the game.
- The Hero's Clothes can be acquired in Animal Crossing: New Leaf from Fortune Cookies along with the Hero's Cap, Hero's Pants, and Hero's Boots. Other Zelda-related items that can be acquired in the game include the Master Sword, Triforce, Midna's Mask, Majora's Mask, Makar's Mask, and Tingle Hood.