Come on, wake up! Can Hyrule's destiny really depend on such a lazy boy?
Ocarina of Time
Navi helps Link by giving him hints and advice on what to do or where to go, as well as acting as his Z-button target mechanism. She has annoyed many players with her constant cries of "Hey!", "Listen!", "Look!", and "Watch out!" She will often fly over to nearby secrets and change colors to alert Link of something suspicious. This often teams leads to tricks where Link can play certain songs on his Ocarina. During battle, when Link is able to target a boss or enemy, he can talk to Navi to get information on the particular monster, sometimes learning valuable hints.
She was summoned by the Great Deku Tree at the beginning of the game to act as Link's fairy partner and bring the young boy to him. After the events that transpired Inside the Deku Tree, Navi leaves Kokiri Forest with Link to help him on his adventure. She initially sees Link as a lazy child, doubting that he can really be the Hero Hyrule needs. However, as Link's journey progresses, the two grow to be very close.
Once Link ascends Ganon's Castle and confronts Ganondorf, Ganondorf's aura of evil is so strong that Navi is prevented from helping Link during the first stage of the battle. When Ganondorf transforms into his monstrous Ganon form, Navi is determined not to let him hold her back and is able to assist Link in the final showdown.
At the end of Ocarina of Time, Navi flies away from Link after he places the Master Sword in the Pedestal of Time. This is likely due to the fact that Link is a Hylian and only Kokiri have fairies, so there is no reason for Navi to stay with him any further.
Navi's successor is Tatl from Majora's Mask, but presumably due to fan responses, her yells are replaced by bicycle bell sounds. Otherwise, Tatl has the exact same function to Navi. She has a much different personality, being rather feisty instead of informal, but she gradually starts to like Link throughout the story.
- There have been several jokes, videos, and fan humor based on Navi's catchphrase.
- Navi was created for the Z-Targeting function.
- The name "Navi" is the result of Toru Osawa shortening and personifying Yoshiaki Koizumi's "Fairy Navigation System".
- In the television show Gravity Falls, there is a reference to Navi. There is a fairy that says, "Hey! Look! Listen!"