Wandering Merchant

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Wandering Merchants,(TWW | BotW)[2][3] also known as Traveling Merchants,(TWW)[4] are recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed]


The Wind Waker

Wandering Merchants travel the Great Sea in search of valuable goods and rarities.[5] These Gorons can be found scattered across Mother & Child Isle, Greatfish Isle, and Bomb Island.[6] They can be found on or near their rafts, which they use as their main form of transportation.[5] The Wandering Merchants are distinguished by their enormous rucksacks on their backs and their characteristic hats that cover their entire upper face, leaving only one eyehole to see through. The Merchants seem to know where each other are stationed, as each one will mention which islands the other two can be found.[7] They claim to be from a faraway place.[5]

Wandering Merchants will trade with Link if he has purchased an item from Zunari.[6] Each Merchant has a different item that Link may trade for. Every time Link trades with one, not only does he form the Merchant's Oath with that salesman, but the item he receives in trade becomes available at Zunari's Shop on Windfall Island. Link may continue trading items with each Merchant, receiving new and different items by trading with different Merchants. Link can ultimately receive a Piece of Heart by trading the Shop Guru Statue with the Greatfish Isle Merchant.

Breath of the Wild

Wandering Merchants are travelers that roam the roads of Hyrule hoping to sell their wares to anyone they come across. Wandering Merchants include:

Tears of the Kingdom


  • In The Wind Waker, Link can use the Deku Leaf to blow a Wandering Merchant's hat into the air, revealing that they are in fact Gorons.


  Names in Other Regions  
さすらいの露天商 (Sasurai no Rotenshō) (TWW)[9] 
Marchand Ambulant (TWW)[11] 
Fliegender Händler (TWW)[10] 
Venditore errante (TWW)[8]Wandering salesman
Mercader itinerante (TWW)[12] 
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See Also


  1. "These businessmen are traveling the world in search of curios and oddities, each with the hope of someday opening his own shop." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 259
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 370
  4. "Traveling Merchants
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Favorite Food: Rocks
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "I'm what's called a traveling merchant. Just a poor wanderer cruising the world in search of rare objects of all sorts, new and old, strange and unsettling. I detected a scent wafting from this island that suggested to me that there might be something of value here, so I sailed my tiny raft all this way from far, far away..." — Wandering Merchant (The Wind Waker)
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker—Prima's Official Strategy Guide, Prima Games, pg. 23
  7. "Oh, hey... I hear traveling merchants have appeared on Great Fish Isle and Bomb Island, too..." — Wandering Merchant (The Wind Waker)
  8. "Venditore errante
    Luogo di nascita: sconosciuto.
    Piatto preferito: sassi.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  9. "さすらいの露天商
    出身地 不明
    好きな食べ物 岩
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  10. "Fliegender Händler
    Herkunft: unbekannt
    Leibspeise: Felsen
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  11. "Marchand Ambulant
    Originaire de: nul ne sait où.
    Nourriture préférée: les rochers.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  12. "Mercader itinerante
    Lugar de nacimiento: Desconocido
    Comida preferida: Las rocas
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)