Kaepora Gaebora

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Kaepora Gaebora

Kaepora Gaebora is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series. He is the reincarnation of the ancient Sage Rauru.[1][2] His name is also very similar to the Skyward Sword character, Gaepora. Kaepora Gaebora usually gives advice to Link throughout the games that he is in.

Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time is the first appearance of Kaepora Gaebora. He first appears after Link leaves the Kokiri Forest, at the entrance to Hyrule Field. In this game, some people find him quite annoying because he can trick Link into letting him repeat whatever he said. It is obligatory that Link talks to him a minimum of five times. It is also optional to talk to him another two times in which he offers a ride, one of which leads to a Piece of Heart. He can also be seen another time flying over Lon Lon Ranch.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, unlike Ocarina of Time, Kaepora Gaebora doesn't give rides to Link, but he does teach him the Song of Soaring and leads him to the Lens of Truth. The Owl Statues in Termina look very similar to Kaepora Gaebora himself. Note that in the game he appears to be a "higher being" instead of just a talking owl. For example, he seems to remember Link even after the Song of Time has been played. Also, in Majora's Mask, he is just referred to as 'The Great Owl'.

Four Swords Adventures

Throughout Four Swords Adventures, Kaepora Gaebora guides the Links throughout their journey. He first speaks to Link immediately after he draws the Four Sword. He informs Link that the Shrine Maidens and Zelda have been taken, and he will need to restore the power to the Four Sword using Force Gems to rescue them.[3] He also greets the Links when they awaken at Lake Hylia and introduces himself.[4]

In future levels he appears at perch posts located throughout the levels providing advice or information. For example, at the end of the Tower of Flames, the owl gives advice telling Link to go towards Hyrule Castle because a dark force has covered it in monsters.[5] If it is the first time playing through the level, he automatically flies down and speaks to the Links. If it is not the first time, the A button will make him reappear at his perch.



  1. "They say that the owl named Kaepora Gaebora is the reincarnation of an ancient Sage." — Gossip Stone, Ocarina of Time.
  2. "Before Link drew the Master Sword, Rauru took on the form of an unusual bird named Kaepora Gaebora, watching over the boy as he progressed in his adventures." — The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, pg. 87
  3. "[sfx]Link... You have accepted the destiny of the hero... Princess Zelda and the six maidens have been taken by dark forces. However, Vaati's magic has robbed the Four Sword of its power to vanquish darkness. To return the sword to its full strength, find the source of that power: Force Gems. Gather Force Gems wherever they lie, and rescue the maidens and Princess Zelda." — Kaepora Gaebora, Four Swords Adventures.
  4. "[sfx]Hoo hoot! At last, you're awake, Link. I am Kaepora Gaebora. Mine is the voice you've been hearing since you left the Four Sword Sanctuary. I know you're worried about finding Vaati, but you must not act rashly. Find the six shrine maidens and Princess Zelda, and you will also find Vaati. As for that dark shadow... Let's call him Shadow Link. That one is up to no good. Your sword is weak, but you can restore its power by infusing it with Force Gems. But first, the four who have been divided must be drawn together! Press the L Button! I must fly, but we will meet again on the road ahead!" — Kaepora Gaebora, Four Swords Adventures.
  5. "[sfx]Hoo hoot! Link! Danger has struck Hyrule Castle once again! The darkness we thought vanquished has returned. Perhaps some dark agent remained hidden, waiting for the right moment to strike. Where there is great evil, though, there may also be an imprisoned shrine maiden. You must tell the maiden of this tower! We cannot abandon Hyrule Castle!" — Kaepora Gaebora, Four Swords Adventures.