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Machi is a character in Skyward Sword. He is a member of the Kikwi race that lives in the Faron Woods.


Link first finds Machi curled up into a ball on the ground, being attacked by a pair of Bokoblins. Machi is playing dead.[1] When Link defeats the two enemies, Machi initially thinks it is safe, but he becomes scared when he spots Link and runs away.[2][3][4] Fi mentions that Machi causes a spike in dowsing readings that correlate with Zelda.[5][6] As a result, Link chases after Machi, finding him hiding behind two mushrooms and eventually a tree. When Link at last catches him, he realizes that Link is not an enemy and introduces himself.[7][8] He then comments on how he had earlier seen a girl of Link's race who escaped from trouble with the Kikwi elder, Bucha.[9][10] Realizing that it is Zelda, Link sets off to find her, but only after Machi has asked him to tell Bucha about his location.[11] When Fi materializes shortly after, Machi is terrified and tries to camouflage himself as a plant again.[12]

The next time that Link sees Machi is just after he completes Skyview Temple. The Kikwi waits outside the entrance for him, wondering if Link had found his friend.[13] He is saddened if Link forgets who he is.[14]

Later, the Faron Woods area is flooded completely, forcing the Kikwis to stay on floating pieces of debris. Machi ends up on a lilypad with Lopsa, where he urgently tells Link that the flooding is the Water Dragon's fault.[15] After the water is drained, he wanders around in the main part of the woods.


  • Most Kikwi names seem to be derived from various teas, so it's likely that "Machi" references Matcha green tea.


  1. "Just play dead... Just play dead, koo-kwee... Play dead... Must think dead..." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  2. "Huh...? It's gone quiet." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  3. "Kwee-koo! Now there's a green one! I didn't even know they came in green!" — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  4. "Don't hurt me, koo-weep!" — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  5. "Master, I picked up a highly interesting spike in dowsing readings from the creature you just encountered.
    Really? :Zelda?" — Fi, Skyward Sword.
  6. "Yes, Master. Based on the creature's characteristics, I must conclude that it is a peaceful, forest-dwelling animal known as a Kikwi. Kikwis are intelligent beings capable of speech. However, such a creature could obviously not be confused with Zelda. It is unclear why such a creature would elicit a dowsing response attuned to Zelda. You should follow the creature and investigate this phenomenon." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
  7. "Huh? You don't want me? Kwee... And come to think of it, why did you fight off all those red monsters?" — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  8. "Kee-paleep! I'm Machi. I'm a Kikwi. You seem OK, even though you're scary. Thanks for helping me!" — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  9. "That's weird, kee-koo. A little while ago I ran into another funny animal like you, but that one was a girl.
    Who? :Zelda?" — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  10. "A pack of those mean red guys were after her, kwee, but she escaped with the Kikwi elder." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  11. "Kee-paleep... It sounds like you're set on finding this friend and the elder. If you're heading that way anyway, kwee, would you mind telling our elder that I'm safe? Cheer up, koo-weep! I bet your friend is safe with our elder." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  12. "You really spooked me, kwee... You keep some very strange company, friend." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  13. "Hey! It's me, kwee! Did you find the girl?
    Who are you? :Not yet..." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  14. "What do you mean, who am I? Don't tell me you forgot your old buddy Machi! Now I'm sad... Koo-kwee..." — Machi, Skyward Sword.
  15. "All this started after the Water Dragon showed up, kera-kwoo! This flood must be her fault!" — Machi, Skyward Sword.