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The Letter is an item that appears in multiple The Legend of Zelda games. There are many different letters, most of them with names attached to them, like Renado's Letter. However, there are also two unspecific letters in The Legend of Zelda and Link's Awakening, which are commonly referred to as simply Letters.

The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, the Letter is given to Link by the Old Man in a cave in the northeast of Hyrule, a couple screens northwest of the Lost Hills. He instructs him to give it to the Old Woman.[1] As long as Link has the letter, the Old Woman, who can be found in many caves across the world, will sell him a pair of health-recovery potions; the Life Potion and the 2nd Potion[2] in her Potion Shops.

Link's Awakening

"You traded   for a goat's letter  ! ...Great!?"

— In-Game Description

The Letter is a Trading Sequence item in Link's Awakening. Link receives it from the goat-woman named Christine in Animal Village, who asks Link to deliver it to Mr. Write.[3] If he successfully delivers it to Mr. Write, Mr. Write is very happy to receive a letter, as usually he only sends them.[4] As a thank you gift to Link for giving him the letter, Mr. Write gives Link the Broom.[5]

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Zelda's Letter
Main article: Ruto's Letter

In Ocarina of Time, Princess Zelda gives Link a letter in order to get past the gatekeeper at the northernmost point of Kakariko Village and enter the Death Mountain Trail. Later, Link finds a bottle at the bottom of Lake Hylia with a Letter from Ruto inside of it.

Majora's Mask

Main article: Letter to Kafei
Main article: Letter to Mama

Two letters are obtained as part of the quest to reunite Anju and Kafei - the first from Anju to Kafei, the second from Kafei to Madame Aroma. Either can be delivered, or given to ??? as paper for a Piece of Heart.

The Wind Waker

Main article: Father's Letter
Main article: Maggie's Letter
Main article: Moblin's Letter

In The Wind Waker, Medli gives Link a letter to hand to Prince Komali from his father. Moe, a Moblin, and Maggie, a girl on Windfall Island, also both exchange letters to one another.

In addition, letters are delivered to Link over the course of the game through Postboxes, which shake when they have mail. The Rito are in charge of delivering the mail, and there is a mini-game on Dragon Roost Island where Link can apply for a part-time job sorting letters.

Twilight Princess

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The Postman delivers letters to people all across Hyrule. Link receives many letters throughout Twilight Princess.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks

Main article: Prize Postcard

Letters called Prize Postcards can be sent in postboxes to enter a contest, where Link may receive a random Treasure.

Like in The Wind Waker, letters are received from shaking postboxes. In Phantom Hourglass, the Postman reads the letters aloud. However, in Spirit Tracks, things have changed because some people considered it rude, so Link keeps the letters.

Skyward Sword

Main article: Cawlin's Letter

In Skyward Sword, Cawlin gives Link a letter to deliver to Karane during a sidequest.

Non-Canon Appearances

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BS The Legend of Zelda

The Letter is obtained from an Old Man in a cave on the south-facing shore north of Level 6 of MAP1 and Level 6 of MAP2. It is required to buy Life Potion or 2nd Potion from the Old Women's Potion Shops.



  1. "SHOW THIS TO THE OLD WOMAN" — Old Man, The Legend of Zelda.
  2. "BUY MEDICINE BEFORE YOU GO" — Old Woman, The Legend of Zelda.
  3. "I would like you to take this letter to a Mr. Write who lives on the border of the Mysterious Forest, please!" — Christine, Link's Awakening.
  4. "Well... I pretty much stick to myself, me and my letters... My name's Write! The only thing I don't like about my hobby is that I never receive a response..." — Mr. Write, Link's Awakening.
  5. "Mmm... She's so beautiful... I must give you something for your trouble... Hmm... Well, it looks like all I have is this broom... how'll that be? Fine No..." — Mr. Write, Link's Awakening.