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Breath of the Wild
Gerudo Town
Tears of the Kingdom
Outskirt Stable


Nellie (Grandmother)

Risa is a character from Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom.

Breath of the Wild

Risa is a Gerudo who lives in Gerudo Town. She is a young woman about to set off to leave Gerudo Town. In preparation, she is taking both of Ashai's class, Voe and You class during the day, where she will learn how to handle situations when dealing with men outside of Gerudo Town. Risa is only taking Ashai's class as a refresh course, but she still has to study.[1]

When Link listens in to the lesson, Risa repeatedly gives answers that are not acceptable, at which Ashai will call her out. When given the scenario where a handsome man approaches you, Risa states that she would casually walk toward him and then strike him with a fierce blow when he least suspects it.[2] Ashai responds that attacking a man like this would be a crime.[3]

In the next scenario, Risa is asked what she would do if she found an injured man lying on the ground. Risa says she would take him and secretly bring him back to her home, nursing him to health.[4] At which point Ashai responds that this might be good intentioned, but that is basically kidnapping.[5] The final scenario is what would you do if a man who you are interested in abruptly engages in a conversation with you. Risa responds that she would grab his hand and twist his wrist until he agreed to marry her.[6] Ashai tells Risa that maybe the two need to talk after class.[7]

Unlike Pasha and Dina, Risa does not also take Ashai's cooking class at nighttime. Instead, she remains in the classroom until 11pm before finally heading home.[8][9]

Risa lives in a home behind Ardin's mushroom shop. At nighttime before going to bed, Risa will stand and talk to a stick figure human that she has in her bedroom. She practices talking to it, as if it was a man. She tries to hit on the man, giving information about herself, such as how she can make some salted rice balls. She will repeatedly get angry with Link if he eavesdrops on her practicing.[10][11] She also talks about a man could really hold his liquor and how they turn red when they drink too much, although that doesn't happen to Gerudo as they are already red.[12] Lastly, she talks about meeting a man and wanting to invite him back to her home at nighttime, but can't due to men not being allowed in Gerudo Town, but thinking it might work if they were elsewhere.[13]

Risa never actually goes to sleep, but keeps practicing well into the morning. At 11am each morning, she will head back to Ashai's class.[14]

Tears of the Kingdom

Risa can be found along with Dina and Pasha at the Outskirt Stable. The trio has left Gerudo Town, each in search of a man to fall in love with. They are using their knowledge they learned from Voe and You, a class they took during their time in Breath of the Wild, on how to interact with men in the world. They have interacted with men, but none of them have measured up to what they are looking for.[15]

Dina mentions hearing about a legendary hero, referring to Link.[16] Risa gives the view that he must be a strong man and somebody who's even taller than the Gerudo.[17] Although Risa is clumbsy with her wording, saying she is going to take him out, instead of ask him out. Pasha corrects her and mentions that they could recognize him as he wields a legendary sword.[18] The group talks about how the legendary sword might glow, or how it possibly even larger than the Gerudo women themselves.[19][20] Risa suggests attacking Link, by launching a surprise attack on him, although Pasha interupts her again, saying she needs to stop referring to voe as targets.[21][22]

The group is thinking about where to travel to to find voe.[23] Pasha wants to find an intellectual, so she suggests traveling to Necluda, to find a Sheikah who lives in Kakariko Village.[24] Dina suggests travelings to Tarrey Town, where she has heard there is a Gerudo helping out at the construciton company. Maybe the group could use that town as a home base for searching for voe.[25] Risa suggests traveling to the Faron region as she heard there is a new animal discovered known as a Dondon.[26] Pasha jumps in and has to ask her what that has anything to do with finding a voe.[27]

When Link speaks to the group, Risa is shocked that a voe is actually talking to him.[28][29] Pasha says that they should wave to him, while keeping an eye out for any bandit ambushes.[30] Dina says they want to assure he feels safe and they should wave both hands, so he knows they don't have anything to hide in their hands.[31] Risa then jumps in saying he's probably hungry, and once again mentions the Dondon in Faron, and how maybe Link would like to go hunting.[32] Pasha immediately wonders how Risa jumped to that thought.[33] Dina chimes in that sending Link off in the distance is probably not the right approach.[34]


  • In Breath of the Wild, although Risa mentions making "salted rice balls", this does not exist as a recipe Link can make. Attempting to cook Hylian Rice and Rock Salt together with no other ingredients results in Dubious Food.



  1. Sav'aaq! To be perfectly honest, I'm only taking Ms. Ashai's class as a kind of refresher course... But I still have to study. - Risa
  2. Oh! I would walk casually toward him and then strike a fierce blow when he least suspected it! - Risa
  3. Risa... That would be a crime... - Ashai
  4. Oh! I would secretly bring him back to my home, where I could help him gradually recover! - Risa
  5. Risa... A sweet sentiment... But also basically kidnapping. - Ashai
  6. Oh! I would grab his hand and twist his wrist until he agreed to marry me! - Risa
  7. Wha... You'd... Risa... Let's talk after class. - Ashai
  8. What? Ms. Ashai's class is over, so I was on my way home... Oh, were you interested in taking Ms. Asha's class? I imagine a foreign vai like you could learn something new... - Risa
  9. Ms. Ashai teaches a class on the ins and outs of relationship in the world beyond Gerudo Town. She teaches a cooking class, too. Also pretty important for surviving. But I'm exhausted from all the studying... I'm heading home to rest. - Risa
  10. Um. Hello. My name is Risa. My favorite food is the salted rice balls my vaba likes to make. I've gotten very good at making them, too. People say they're almost as good as hers, even... Wait, I should say "grandmother," not "vaba." And maybe not "almost as good." Hm? ... Hey! What are you doing coming in here?! It's really rude to just barge in! What? I'm practicing for getting a job in a restaurant, obviously! - Risa
  11. I-I was still half asleep-that's why I messed up! Just forget everything you saw! Anyway, I'm g-gonna go to sleep now, so get out of here, will you? - Risa
  12. Oh, wow, you really are able to hold your drink, aren't you? I'd always hear Hylians turn pretty red when they've been drinking. Gerudo don't, really. But we're red already, so that makes sense. I wouldn't mind seeing you turn a little red, though... Heheh, that sounded silly the moment I said it... Hm? ... Hey! I already told you not to just come barging in here! It's rude to interrupt someone when they're practicing, you know! Anyway, I'm going to go to bed. Could you leave? Like, now? - Risa
  13. Sarqso fro walking me home today. Um... It's so cold at night... Maybe you'd... Aw. I forgot. Voe can't even come in here... Elsewhere, that might have been a good line... Hm? ... Seriously? You again?! How many times do I have to tell you how rude what you're doing is? Interrupting my practice... Geez... And anyway, I'm about to go to bed, so could you please leave? Now? - Risa
  14. What? Ms. Ashai's class on relationships is about to start... Oh, were you interested in taking Ms. Ashai's class? I imagine a foreign vai like you could learn something new... - Risa
  15. "We finally mananged to leave Gerudo Town and set off on our search for voe... I wanted to pull all our "Voe and You" lessons to the test, but none of the voe we've met have measured up..." — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  16. "Oh, that reminds me! Before we left, I heard someone talking about a voe in the outside world. They called him a "hero."" — Dina, Tears of the Kingdom
  17. "A hero, huh... I bet he's a strong voe who's taller than us, even! OK! I'm going to take him out!" — Risa, Tears of the Kingdom
  18. "You mean "ask him out," right? Our class did cover how to be the one to make the first move... Anyway, I'm sure it's possible to pursue the hero, but... How would we even recognize him? Oh! The legendary sword! Now I remember. The hero is carrying the legendary sword." — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  19. "OK, the legendary sword. Wait, what is the legendary sword, anyway? If it's good enough to be called legendary, then it probably...glows? Or something?" — Dina, Tears of the Kingdom
  20. "Oh! Maybe it's really tall! Taller than us, even if we were standing on each other's shoulders!" — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  21. "Ugh, this sounds like a real pain. It'd be easier to just launch a surprise attack. If we were really careful, we could easily sneak up on the target..." — Risa, Tears of the Kingdom
  22. "Risa... You have to stop referring to voe as "targets."" — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  23. "We're finally getting to truly search for voe! Where should we go first?" — Dina, Tears of the Kingdom
  24. "Hmm... I'd like to go after an intellectual, so I want to head toward Necluda. I think I'll find what I'm looking for in Kakariko Village, where the Sheikah live." — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  25. "That reminds me—I heard that there's a new town to the northeast in Akkala called Tarrey Town. Apparently there's a Guerdo working for a construction company there. Maybe we could use that town as a home base?" — Dina, Tears of the Kingdom
  26. "We could head to Faron in the southeast? I heard there's a rare, newly discovered animal there!" — Risa, Tears of the Kingdom
  27. "...What does that have to do with finding voe?" — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  28. "Huh? Hey! Is there really a voe talking to us right now? Pasha! Dina! Now's our chance to put our lessons to the test!" — Risa, Tears of the Kingdom
  29. "Huh? Hang on! The voe is talking to us again! Come on, Pasha, Dina! Remember your training!" — Risa, Tears of the Kingdom
  30. "OK! OK! Let's see! I just need to... Right! I'll wave to him, you keep an eye out for bandit ambushes!" — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  31. "Wave with both hands! Both hands! He won't feel safe if he can't tell both your hands are empty!" — Dina, Tears of the Kingdom
  32. "It's all about food with voe! I bet he's hungry after his travels! I'm sure he'd love to go and hunt for that newly discovered animal in Faron!" — Risa, Tears of the Kingdom
  33. "What kind of silly suggestion is that?! The Faron region is so far from here, off in the southeast of Hyrule! That whole subtropical area! Why would your mind jump straight to a faraway place?" — Pasha, Tears of the Kingdom
  34. "And more importantly, I don't think sending the voe away is the right approach..." — Dina, Tears of the Kingdom