After Marin rescues Link after he washed up on the shores of Koholint Island, Tarin gives Link his shield, explaining that he knew it was his since Link's name was on it. After that, he goes into the Mysterious Woods to find some mushrooms, but he is turned into a strange raccoon that claims to be the reason that Link can't find his way to the Tail Key. Link returns him to normal by sprinkling some Magic Powder on him. Tarin believes the whole thing was a dream.
In the DX version of the game, if Link approaches the Weathercock while traveling with Marin, the Photographer will line them up for a picture. However, Tarin will appear and insist on joining in the photo.
- ↑ "Well, Link , ya finally snapped out of it... Name's Tarin... Hope yer feelin' better... What? How did I know your name? You think it's weird eh? Well, I saw it on back of this shield!" — Tarin, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Heh heh heh ho! You're goin' ta be lost, thanks to me! Heh heh!" — Raccoon, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "As a raccoon, my nose is verrry sensitive, ta stuff like dust and powder..." — Raccoon, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "The last thing I kin remember was bitin' into a big juicy toad- stool... Then, I had the darndest dream... I was a raccoon! Yeah, sounds strange, but it sure was fun!" — Tarin, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Oh?! Link , I see ya have a nice stick... Can I borrow it for a second? Can Can't" — Tarin, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ " became the honeycomb ! You're not sure how it happened, but take it!" — Tarin, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Hey, Marin and Link ! Are you taking pictures? You should take pictures of everyone, including me." — Tarin, Link's Awakening DX.