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Japan 日本語 ロッソ (Rosso)
France Française Rosso
Spain Español Rosso
Germany Deutsch Rosso
Italy Italiana Rosso

Rosso is a character from A Link Between Worlds. He is the local miner of Hyrule,[1][2] and has his own ore mine. He can normally be found within his home, which can be found in northern Hyrule; it is west of Death Mountain and east of the Lost Woods.

Rosso appears to be a good friend of the Blacksmith, as within the game, he asks Link to say hi to the Blacksmith for him twice; once after he gives Link the Power Glove,[3] and another after Link has saved him from his painting, within the Sages' Realm.[4]


Power Glove

Once Link has completed the Eastern Palace, he can head to the Miner's House to find that some falling rocks smashed the roof of the home, creating a large hole.[5] Inside, he can find Rosso attempting to move the rocks that fell into his home.[6][7] Furthermore, once Rosso realizes that Link can't relieve stress by moving the rocks like he can, he feels sympathy towards Link.[8][9] Because of this, he decides to give Link the Power Glove, an item that allows Link to lift small rocks.[10][11][12]

If Link uses the Power Gloves to get rid of all the rocks that have fallen around Rosso's home, Rosso rewards Link by allowing him to open a chest inside the house,[13] which contains a Purple Rupee, worth 50.[14]


Spoiler Alert! This section describes a subject that is sensitive to plot development.

After Link has acquired the Master Sword and entered Lorule, Rosso is nowhere to be found. According to a sign left near his house, Rosso has gone to his ore mine on Death Mountain;[15] however, if Link travels to the ore mine, Rosso is not there. Rosso is actually a descendant of the Seven Sages, and was thus captured by Yuga and used to free Ganon. After Yuga was done with Rosso's painting, he sealed the painting away, deep inside the Ice Ruins.

However, Link can enter the ruins as long as he has the Fire Rod. With this item, Link can traverse through the dungeon until he reaches the Boss, Dharkstare. Once Dharkstare has been defeated, Link can free Rosso from his painting. Along with the rest of the freed Sages, Rosso assists in producing the Triforce of Courage, which Link is free to collect.

According to Rosso, he knew he was a Sage for a long time.[16] He never told anybody not because it was a secret, but because he was simply too busy mining to mention it.[17]


  • Rosso has the Goron symbol on his belt buckle. This may imply that he has some connection to the Gorons, in particular Darunia, one of the previous Seven Sages.



  1. "This heavy-set and homely man is the miner of Hyrule." — Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide, pg. 31
  2. "I see a cave blocked by rocks near the house of Rosso the miner." — Fortune Teller, A Link Between Worlds
  3. "And tell that ol' smithy master of yours I said hello." — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  4. "The blacksmith tempered it for you, huh? Where'd he scare up such fine ore to do that? Well, just be glad he did that for you. Say hi to him for me the next time you see him, OK?" — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  5. "When you get there, you see that rocks have fallen all over the place, smashing the house's roof." — Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide, pg. 85
  6. "Urggh! These rocks! Real pain in the neck!" — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  7. "Inside the Miner's House, Link finds a burly man named Rosso heaving rocks this way and that." — Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide, pg. 85
  8. "Huh? Can't do it? Sorry to hear it. Can't stand to see a nice kid like you not be able to throw your weight around..." — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  9. "Rosso is steaming that his house has been smashed by the recent earthquake, and feels sorry that Link can't relieve stress by tossing around rocks like he can." — Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide, pg. 85
  10. "Link can go to [Rosso's] house to receive the Power Gloves, which allows Link to pick up small rocks with ease." — Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide, pg. 31
  11. "Here-take this. It's a hand-me-down from yours truly. You'll feel tough with that on your mitt-oughta be able to pick up rocks! Smaller ones, anyway." — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  12. "Rosso therefore gives Link the Power Glove, which gives our hero the strength to lift small rocks." — Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide, pg. 85
  13. "Glad to share what's in that chest with you. You earned it, kid!" — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  14. "You got a Purple Rupee! It's worth 50 Rupees! Now how about that?!" — In-Game Description, A Link Between Worlds
  15. "Gone to mine ore on the mountain. -Rosso" — Sign outside Miner's House, A Link Between Worlds
  16. "Not all that surprised to see me here though. I've known for a long time that I was a Sage." — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds
  17. "Never told anyone though. It wasn't really a secret. I was just too busy mining all the time to mention it." — Rosso, A Link Between Worlds