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Mail Sorter



Koboli is a Rito postman who appears in The Wind Waker.


Koboli can be found in the main section of Dragon Roost Island, behind the mail counter on the top floor, where he spends his time sorting mail. He has very little help due to the recent fiasco with Valoo and the fact that all the other Ritos have been patrolling at night.[1][2] He repeatedly asks Link if he is willing to help out, or if he knows anybody that is looking for work.[3][4]

Link can take Koboli up on his offer to help him with the mail. However, Koboli will first need give him a little test, to see if Link is up to the standard he needs for the job.[5] This will allow Link to take part in the Mail Sorting mini-game.

Mail Sorting

Main article: Mail Sorting

After talking to Koboli, Link is able to help out with mail sorting, which begins the Part-Time Job sidequest. Link will need to match the seal on the envelop with one of the six slots in the Mailing Center.[6] Initially, Koboli asks Link to sort 10 pieces of mail within the time limit and will reward him with 1 rupee per every 2 letters.[7] Koboli will then ask Link to sort 20 letters and will award him with 1 rupees per letter.[8] Next, if Link is able to sort 25 letters, Koboli will pay him 3 rupees per letter.[9]

Successfully sorting 25 letters with Koboli will allow the Mailing Center to catch up, but it also triggers Koboli to be able to hire a part-timer.[10][11] The next time Link leaves Dragon Roost and returns to the Mail Center, Baito, the new part-timer will be working. Link then can then speak with Baito, who wants to see Link's legendary 25-letter sorting ability.[12] After successfully doing so, Baito will give Link a Note to Mom, a letter which he asks Link to drop off in the mailbox.[13][14] Link will later receive a letter from Baito's mother, Kashiko, and it will contain a Piece of Heart.

After completing this quest, Koboli will later re-appear at the Mailing Center. Link can speak with Koboli at any point and continue to play the Mail Sorting mini-game. Link will only be rewarded with rupees if he can get a new personal high score.


Koboli Figurine (TWW).png Birthplace: Windfall Island
Occupation: Mail sorter
Koboli is the third generation in a family of postmen, but rumor has it that an ancestor of his in an age gone by was also a postman...



  1. "No? Well, that's not any kind of good news. In fact, it's bad. The thing is, this hoopla with the great Valoo has left me without enough help." — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  2. "No? Well, too bad for us, I guess. Can't say I'm happy to hear that. With everyone out patrolling the island at night, we've been a bit shorthanded." — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  3. "Well, now! I've not seen your young face before. Nope. Don't believe so. Hmm? You wouldn't be here in response to our posting for some part-time help, would you? Yes No" — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  4. "Are you looking for work? Yes No No? Well, we're looking for help, so tell anyone you know who needs work, will you?" — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  5. "Ooh, excellent. That's good. But first, to see if I can use you or not, I need to give you a little test. Just a small one. Match the seal on the envelope with the same icon on the shelf and throw the letter onto that shelf. Real easy. Simple. Use [+] to select a shelf and press [A] to throw a letter. Like I said: simple." — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  6. "Match the seal on the envelope with the same icon on the shelf and throw the letter onto that shelf. Real easy. Simple. Use [+] to select a shelf and press [A] to throw a letter. Like I said: simple." — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  7. "Before time runs out, you have to sort at least ten letters!" — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  8. "OK! If you can sort 20 or more letters, you'll see some nice financial gain!" — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  9. "If you can sort twenty-five letters or more, your salary will really jump! I mean it!" — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  10. "Mmm-hmm. I thought you looked like the lad the chieftain was talking about. In that case, I should have expected you to be able to pull off something like this." — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  11. "I've heard all about you. Yes, I sure have. You've had a rough time, [Link]. I feel bad making you help us... But hey, things are looking up! Our new helper's just arrived. Maybe you can give him some advice the next time you come by." — Koboli, The Wind Waker.
  12. "You're a legend among the part-timers here! I really admire you, man! Just once, I'd love to see the legendary twenty-five letter sort!" — Baito, The Wind Waker.
  13. "I'm so impressed! Seriously, man! I've gotta tell my mom back home all about this. I just gotta! I've got a favor to ask of you, man. I'm still new here, so I'm not allowed to leave. So, would you mind putting this letter to my mom in the postbox for me?" — Baito, The Wind Waker.
  14. "I guess I could just throw it in here with all the other letters, but... I just can't bring myself to do it! It's against the rules, man!" — Baito, The Wind Waker.