- This article is about the Kokiri in Ocarina of Time. For the town in The Adventure of Link, see Water Town of Saria.
Saria is a member of the Kokiri who live in Kokiri Forest under their guardian, the Great Deku Tree in Ocarina of Time. She is Link's best friend and helps him throughout his quest. Being a Kokiri she never grows older, and remains a child throughout her life.
When Link leaves the Forest, Saria is waiting for him. Obviously distraught to learn of Links departure, she gives him the Fairy Ocarina as a memento and a reminder of their friendship.
When Link returns to the forest after visiting Princess Zelda, he finds Saria deep in the Lost Woods in the Sacred Forest Meadow, Saria teaches Link "Saria's Song", a melody that allows Link to communicate with Saria at any time.
When Ganondorf obtains the Triforce of Power and takes control of Hyrule, Link learns by talking to the Kokiri that Saria sensed something wrong happened to the forest temple, so she went there to check and saw the place was crawling with monsters.
It is implied that Saria actually have deeper feelings for Link, since when she's awakened as a Sage, she talks about how they can't be together because she has to stay in the Sacred Realm. A clearer sign of that is an incomplete sentence Mido says after Link completes the forest temple: "But...I...I made a promise to Saria... If Link came back, I would be sure to tell him that Saria had been waiting for him... Because Saria...really... liked".
- After Link obtains the Ocarina of Time, if he plays Saria's Song and talks to Saria she will say that his ocarina sounds different and asks if he had been practicing much.
Character model of Saria in Ocarina of Time
Saria waving to Link in Ocarina of Time
Saria saying goodbye to Link in Ocarina of Time
Saria and Link in Ocarina of Time
Saria playing the Fairy Ocarina in the Sacred Forest Meadow in Ocarina of Time
Saria awakening as the Forest Sage Ocarina of Time
Saria in Ganon's Castle in Ocarina of Time
Saria with Darunia during the credits for Ocarina of Time
Stain glass window of the Forest Sage Saria in The Wind Waker
Saria as seen in the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Manga