Picori Blade

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The Picori Blade is a legendary Sword in The Minish Cap.


The legend has it that, long ago, the Picori descended from the sky, bringing the Picori Blade to the Hero of Men.[1] With the sacred blade, the Hero of Men dispatched the darkness and sealed the evil creatures within the Bound Chest.[2][3] When peace had been restored to the land, the Picori Blade was enshrined with care.[4]

In the Picori Festival, the Picori Blade is presented to the winner of the sword-fighting tournament, Vaati, at the award ceremony.[5] He earns the honor of touching it, but he has other intentions.[6] He shatters the Picori Blade, looking in the Bound Chest for the Light Force, but he doesn't find it inside. Link consequently receives the Broken Picori Blade inside Hyrule Castle from King Daltus to search for someone in the Minish world to reforge the sacred blade.[7] However, he cannot use it from the beginning of the game due to the fact that it is broken. Link will need the Four Elements in order to reforge it, namely the Earth Element, Fire Element, Water Element and the Wind Element.[8] After Link acquires the first Element, he will need to take the Broken Picori Blade to Mt. Crenel, where he will have it be reforged into the White Sword by Melari.[9][10][11] After Link has acquired all four elements, the Picori Blade can be infused with the four elements inside the Elemental Sanctuary to make it the legendary Four Sword.[12]



  1. "A long, long time ago... when the world was on the verge of being swallowed by shadow... The tiny Picori appeared from the sky, bringing the hero of men a sword and a golden light." — Intro, The Minish Cap.
  2. "With wisdom and courage, the hero drove out the darkness." — Intro, The Minish Cap.
  3. "Do you know about that sword, Link? It is called the Picori Blade, and it locks much evil away in that chest. The Picori Blade is sacred among the people of Hyrule. The legend has it that, long ago, the Picori gave us this blade. Whoever wins the competition earns the honor of touching the sacred blade." — Potho, The Minish Cap.
  4. "When peace had been restored, the people enshrined that blade with care." — Intro, The Minish Cap.
  5. "Let the award ceremony commence! Vaati, champion of the competition, you may approach the blade!" — Potho, The Minish Cap.
  6. "Heh heh heh... To think things would go this well! The Picori Blade and the Bound Chest spoken of in Hylian lore... This chest must hold that which I seek! I'll relieve you of its contents now. Mmmm ah hah hah hah! Do not interfere with me... As victor, I've earned the right to approach the Picori Blade... I've been waiting for this moment!" — Vaati, The Minish Cap.
  7. "If Link has recovered, then yes, I would like to ask this of him. Please, turn my precious Zelda back to normal. The Picori should know how to create a new sacred sword. It will be a dangerous journey, now that those monsters have been freed. Please, take this sword with you, along with the broken Picori Blade." — King Daltus, The Minish Cap.
  8. "Ah, yes. And you've come here now to have the blade reforged? If you want the blade reforged, you will need the four elements. These are the crystalline forms of the energies that fill our world. Only by infusing the blade with these energies can a new blade be forged. Here, give me your map. I can mark where these elements can be found." — Gentari, The Minish Cap.
  9. " So! You have found the Earth Element! You are blessed with much courage and strength for one so young. If your conviction holds strong, head to Mount Crenel. There, you will find a man named Melari. Among all the Minish, there is no one more able to repair your sword. If you ask him, he will surely reforge the broken Picori Blade. I shall send word to him in advance. Travel safely. You are brave, but there are many evils now in the world." — Gentari, The Minish Cap.
  10. "Green clothes? And an odd hat?!? Sir! Might you be young Link? I am Melari, master smith. I hear you want me to reforge the sacred sword and help break a curse. I'll be needin' the old sword, which holds the power of the elements, first. Show me that broken Picori Blade! I love all this adventure, what with the rescuing of princesses and such. I'd be happy to reforge this thing into a brand-new sacred blade for you." — Melari, The Minish Cap.
  11. "Wow! That was fast work! But not so fast that I didn't finish your sword! Here, take a look! I call this new blade the White Sword!" — Melari, The Minish Cap.
  12. "The power of the Wind Element has infused your blade! LinkWith the power of the four elements, your blade has become the Four Sword! Focus power in your blade and release to fire a beam. Use it to break Vaati's curse and restore the people of Hyrule." — In-game description, The Minish Cap.