Old Man Ulrira

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Old Man Ulrira,(LADX | LANS)[3][4] also known as Grandpa Ulrira,(LA | LADX | HW)[2][5] is a recurring character and Item in The Legend of Zelda series.


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Grandpa Ulrira
The old man is a walking encyclopedia of Koholint Island. He knows everything about the island! However, he is not very talkative and it can be difficult to get information out of him. His wife is the loud old woman who loves sweeping the front of her house.

Grandpa Ulrira is a shy old man who lives in Mabe Village.[6] If Link talks to him face to face in his house, he will tell Link to speak to him through a telephone outside.[7] Wherever Link calls Grandpa Ulrira through a Telephone Booth, he gives him helpful hints on how his current challenge. He is married to Grandma Yahoo,[2] a loud, cheerful old woman who spends her time sweeping Koholint Island with her broom.

Grandpa Ulrira is said to know everything about Koholint Island,[8] and often tells Link exactly what he needs to do to progress in his quest.[9]

In Link's Awakening DX, Link can take a peek through the window of Old Man Ulrira's House. If he does, the Photographer appears and snaps a Photograph of Grandpa Ulrira through the window, revealing his talkative nature.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Grandpa Ulrira appears as an Item Card for the Koholint Island Map in the Link's Awakening DLC Pack. It is used to answer phones which unlocks secret rewards.


  • If Link makes a call from the phone inside of Old Man Ulrira's House, it dials the number of someone calling himself the Bucket Mouse. After he hangs up, a message appears saying that Link must have dialed the wrong number.[10]
    • In the French versions, the phone calls Madonna and she will speak to Link in French with an English accent.[11]
    • In the German version, the person calling fills out a meal order for a pizzeria, "Da Mario."[12]
  • In Breath of the Wild, Ulria Grotto and Ulri Mountain are both named after Old Man Ulrira.


Names in Other Regions
  • うるりらじいさん (Ururira Jīsan) (LA)
  • うるりらじいさん (Ururira-jīsan) (LANS)
  • Old Man Ulrira
  • Grandpa Ururira
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
烏魯里拉爺爺 (Wūlǔlǐlāyéyé) (LANS) 
The People's Republic of China
乌鲁里拉爷爷 (Wūlǔlǐlāyéyé) (LANS) 
The French Republic
Pépé le Ramollo (LA | LADX)[17]Grandpa the Sluggish
The Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ulrira
The Italian Republic
Nonno Ulrira (LA | LADX | LANS)[13][14]Grandpa Ulrira
Latin America
Abuelo Ulrira (LANS)Grandfather Ulrira
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  1. "Hello, it's me, Ulrira."Landmarks of Koholint feat. Ulrira , YouTube, published October 28, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 233 (LA)
  3. "Old Man Ulrira's House" — Atlas Of Koholint Island (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Old Man Ulrira" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  5. "Grandpa Ulrira: Use this on a Phone Booth to uncover hidden treasures." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  6. "It seems that old man Ulrira is a shy guy, in person..." — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  7. "Er...Uh...Hmm... How to say... Please call... Outside..." — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. Link's Awakening manual, pg. 29
  9. "'BRRING! BRRING! Hello! It's me, Ulrira! Ask me anything about the island! If you get lost, give me a call! Bye! CLICK!'" — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  10. "'BRRING! BRRING! BRRING! CLICK! Yeees! It's the Bucket Mouse! Thanks for calling! ...Well... CLICK!' ??? ... You must have dialed a wrong number..." — Bucket Mouse (Link's Awakening DX)
  11. "DRING DRING! DRING! Hello! Madonna à l'appaouïelle. No darling... CLIC! Tu as dû faire un faux numéro!" — Telephone (Link's Awakening, French version)
  12. "RRRRING RRRRING! RRRRING! KLACK! Hallo? Ist dort die Pizzeria “Da Mario”? Nun, ich hätte gerne die 4 mit Schinken, die 9 mit Mais, eine Lasagne und zwei Tirami-Su! Wann können Sie kommen..? KLACK! TUTUTU… … … … … Äh! Der hat sich wohl verwählt..!" — Telephone (Link's Awakening, German version)
  13. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 233
  14. "Nonno Ulrira" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Italian localization)
  15. "TUUUUT! TUUUUT! Ja? Hier Ulrira! In der Dorfbücherei gibt es interessante Bücher. Nun, Du solltest sie mal lesen. Tschüß! KLICK! TUTUTU.." — Telephone (Link's Awakening, German localization)
  16. "Ulrira: Setze ihn auf einem Telefonhäuschen ein und er verrät dir den Fundort eines Schatzes." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  17. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 233