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Not to be confused with Boldon, another character from Breath of the Wild.

Bolson is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.(BotW | TotK)[3][4]


Breath of the Wild

Bolson is the president of Bolson Construction,[5] a company that only hires people whose names end in "-son."[6][7] If Link asks Bolson who he is, he will recite Bolson Construction's signature theme and dance,[8][9] only to be disappointed by the realization that Link does not recognize it.[10]

Bolson initially appears behind the vacant house in Hateno Village, where he is working with Hudson and Karson to demolish it.[11] Should Link comment that the work sounds boring, Bolson realizes that someone Link's age would not understand.[12] If Link offers to buy the House instead, Bolson will explain to him that the cost of the operation is 50,000 Rupees, which Link would need to pay for in order to stop the demolition.[13] Whether Link agrees to the price or not, Bolson will sympathize with him and decide to lower the price.[14][15] He offers a revised deal to Link for the house in exchange for 3,000 Rupees and 30 bundles of Wood.[16] Afterwards, he orders his crew to cease demolition as they wait under a Tree nearby for Link to pay for the House.[17] This initiates the Side Quest "Hylian Homeowner", tasking Link with the responsibility of fulfilling his side of the bargain in exchange for the House.

If Link tells Bolson that he cannot afford the cost, Bolson will become angry and lecture to him about the hardships of life.[18][19] However, if Link presents the 30 bundles of Wood to Bolson, he will accept the offer and conclude that Link is serious about the offer.[20] If Link provides the 3,000 Rupees, Bolson will offer a Weapon Mount as a housewarming gift.[21][22][23] Bolson then tells Link to speak to Hudson before he leaves to carry out a business expansion in Akkala.[24][25][26]

Now that they no longer have to demolish Link's House, Bolson and Karson will sit by the Cooking Pot nearby. Starting at 9:05 PM each night, Bolson and Karson will cross the bridge over Firly Pond and sleep inside one of the pre-constructed homes. There, he will recite Bolson Construction's theme in his sleep.[27][28]

After Hudson leaves to establish Tarrey Town, Bolson will offer to furnish Link's House for 100 Rupees per refurbishment.[29] Link can request various additions to his House,[30] such as Weapon Mounts, Bow Mount, and Shield Mount,[31][32][33] as well as a Bed, lighting and a front door.[34][35] Link can also request that Bolson decorates the property surrounding his House, adding a Sign with Link's name, a flower bed and Trees.[36][37][38][39]

Once Link has fully decorated his property, Bolson will call him a "housing monster" and leave additional furniture inside Link's House before taking a break.[40][41] If spoken to again, Bolson will declare the House to be perfect and bring Link's attention to Hudson once more, wondering how the Bolson Construction expansion is coming along.[42]

During the "From the Ground Up" Side Quest, Hudson will ask Link to invite Bolson and Karson to his wedding in Tarrey Town.[43] Bolson is shocked to hear that Hudson is getting married,[44] and he and Karson will depart together.[45] Once they arrive in Tarrey Town, Bolson urges Link to speak to Hudson to start the ceremony.[46]

When Rhondson reacts negatively to the vow to name her and Hudson's children in accordance with the Bolson Construction naming policies,[47][48] Bolson interjects and claims they are traditional.[49] After the wedding, Bolson remarks that Rhondson and Hudson make a lovely couple.[50] He wishes them both well in the future,[51] He decides that it is time for himself and Karson to return to Hateno Village.[52] The pair of them will depart from Tarrey Town together.[53]

Back in Hateno Village, Bolson reveals to Link that he has come to a decision.[54] With prompting from Link, he admits that he is planning to retire from Bolson Construction.[55] He wants to go on a journey where he will find someone to marry.[56] When Link shows his support, Bolson advises him not to waste any time, as youth does not last forever.[57] He tells Link to go do what he needs to.[58]

While Bolson is sitting outside of Link's House, Link is able to ask him questions.[59][60] If Link how he is doing, Bolson will reiterate his plans to retire and begin his travels.[61] If Link does not have a reason to speak to him, Bolson will ask if he can make sure that the Bolson Construction theme song catches on.[62] He will then demonstrate the dance for Link.[9]

When Link comments on the charm around Bolson’s neck, he explains that it is an heirloom that has been passed down through his family for generations that is said to bring happiness.[63] He then asks Link if he noticed the flower petals at the end of Hudson's wedding,[64] which he claims can only be seen by those who are not vapid or disenchanted.[65] They represent endless love, which Bolson considers to be beautiful.[66]

Tears of the Kingdom


  • Bolson's profession, demeanor, and attire are an allusion to the Carpenters in the Japanese version of Ocarina of Time. In it, the Carpenters would aimlessly prance around Kakariko Village and notably employ characteristically feminine speech.[67][68] Additionally, one of the Carpenters refers to Link as a cute boy.[69] These are stereotypical traits of gay men in Japanese media that weren't properly adapted for the English versions. In the English versions of Breath of the Wild however, Bolson's stereotypical characteristics were retained. Bolson's tiger-striped collar, leg wrappings, and blue jacket are also likely a reference to the Master Craftsman from Ocarina of Time.
    • Additionally, Bolson was originally going to have a larger build which closely resembled the body shape of the Master Craftsman.[70]
  • If Link speaks to Bolson while not wearing any Armor that covers his torso, Bolson will become excited and call him "perky".[71]


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Bolson (BotW)
  • サクラダ (Sakurada) (BotW)
  • サクラダ (TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
櫻達 (Yīngdá) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
樱达 (Yīngdá) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Bolson (BotW)
Sérasieh (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
Sérasieh (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Landa (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Cerada (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
볼슨 (TotK)
Latin America
Karud (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Karud (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. "[I'll buy this place!] Can't help you. Ask the boss." — Hudson (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "The boss, Bolson, has a strict hiring rule: need a name ending in "son." No exceptions. [That's too bad.] "Builds team unity," he says." — Hudson (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Bolson" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Bolson" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "[Who are you?] Me? I'm the luminary, president, architect, and design lead of Bolson Construction ♪ My name is Bolson. ♪" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "My trial period is done, and they finally hired me as an official member of the Bolson family! I'm so glad my name happens to end in "son," y'know?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "[...Son?] Yep, you heard me right! Apparently, your name has to end in "son" to work at Bolson Construction." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "New construction, house reduction, wall destruction, remodel-uction... ♪ Aaaaaaanything a house could need! ♪ ♪ That name again is Bolson! Yeah, yeah! Buh-buh-buh-Bolson Construction. ♪ ♪ Bolson! Da-da-da-Bollllllson! ♪ ♪ Hoo-WAH hoo-WAH! ♪ ♪ SHA-DING! ♪" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "♪ With love, courage, and hopeful hearts, we give every house a new staaart! ♪ ♪ That name again is Bolson! Yeah, yeah! Buh-buh-buh-Bolson Construction. ♪ ♪ Bolson! Da-da-da-Bollllllson! ♪ ♪ Hoo-WAH hoo-WAH! ♪ ♪ SHA-DING! ♪" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Huh? You don't know this dance? I thought it was all the rage with the kids these days. You must be out of the loop. Anyway, if you don't need anything urgent, wanna give me some space?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[What're you doing?] In case it's not obvious, I'm demolishing a vacant house. Times are rough. Not a lot of buyers, y'know? So the villagers decided it was best to just tear it down." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "[Sounds...dull.] Well... I guess a young buck like you wouldn't know anything about that." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "[I can buy it!] Whoa, get a load of young moneybags... Just wants to "buy" it, huh? Okey-doo... Let me lay it out for you. See this house? Been vacant for years. So the villagers had a meeting, argued, voted, and decided to tear it down. The demolition costs, with associated fees, and other such details...come in at 50,000 rupees. So when you say you want to "buy" it, you're talking about 50,000 rupees... You got that much on you?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "[I'll pay!] Well! Who would have thought?! ...Little go-getter, aren't you? Heh. Reminds me of me back in the day." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "[Impossible...] Heh... Figured. When I was your age, I had serious money problems, too, so I know how it feels all too well..." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "... ...Alright. All right, look. Here's the deal! Just for you! I'll cut you a special price of 3,000 rupees. BUT IN RETURN! I'm going to need you to bring me 30 wood bundles. Building materials... You know how it is." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Anyway, you understand the terms? Then get to it. And show me what you're built out of. ...That's a construction joke. Hudson! Karson! Stop what you're doing!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "You ready to deliver 30 wood bundles?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "[I can't pay...] Don't be a spoiled brat! You're young! Life is full of hardship and toil! You gotta suffer for your rewards!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "♪ Okey-doo. ♪ I'll grab them from you. All I needed to see.. Good-faith wood. You're obviously serious about this, and now I know it. So, as promised, I'll sell you this old house for the low price of 3,000 rupees. Once you've got the money together, come grab me." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Did you get 3,000 rupees together?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "[I'm ready!] Seriously?! You're really gonna give me 3,000 rupees? Like, with three zeroes? You aren't just posturing?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "[I'll shell out!] ♪ No way! ♪ Talk about studly! ♪ I'll just take that off your hands. ♪ Thanks for the sweet investment. Spending so much money on ANYTHING at your age... It's just so...studly! There's a weapon mount in there that never sold... Consider it a housewarming gift. Hope you get some use out of it." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  24. " time, baby! What'd I have lined up again? Oh, yeah, that's what's next. I was going to send Hudson up Akkala way to clear some land!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "I asked Hudson to clear some land in the Akkala region." — Boldon (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "[Clearing land?] Yup... Business expansion, y'know. I'll probably have him head out soon. If you want to say anything to Hudson, better catch him before he leaves." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Snrrk... Hnnk... Hoo-wah.... Hoo-wah..." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Snrrk... Hnnk... Buh-buh-buh..." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "So the both of us sort of hit a personal milestone, huh? Time to kick back an get LEISURELY, baby! ...Though you look a bit judgmental for such a fine moment. You're looking at me like we should both keep working at it. Heh! You don't even have to say it! "Oh, wah, I just bought a house and it's totally empty and depressing!" Oh, sure, that's you to a T. I see it in your eyes. Yup, I was just like you, about a lifetime ago. So tell you what, lemme help by taking care of furniture, or the exterior, or anything really, for 5,000 rupees. Actually, no, scratch that. For you? Let's start at 100 rupees. Just cruise on by whenever you have the spending cash and we'll talk." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "[Build me something.] Watcha want?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "[Gear displays.] What kind of mount?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "[Weapon mount.] That'll be 100 rupees, OK? You can shell that out?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "[I'm ready to pay up!] ♪ Okey-doo, payment's due up front. ♪" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "[Installations.] What were you thinking?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "[Bed.] That'll be 100 rupees, OK? You can shell that out?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "[House exterior.] Which exterior feature?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "[A sign with my name!] That'll be 100 rupees, OK? You can shell that out?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "[Plant some flowers!] That'll be 100 rupees, OK? You can shell that out?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "[Plant trees!] That'll be 100 rupees, OK? You can shell that out?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "AHH! YOU HOUSING MONSTER! You got EVERYTHING?! Ah, such is the way of youth... Driven! Even reckless, some might say. Well, since you bought everything, I threw in some free furniture! Yeah! Least I could do! Karson! Look lively!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "Well, I am TUCKERED. I couldn't swing a ball-peen hammer right now, let alone an axe... Break time, baby!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "House is absolutely perfect... Nothing else I can do to improve it. Come to think of it, we've had no word from Hudson, have we? Hard to believe someone could get lost on a simple trip to Lake Akkala..." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "Of course, we'll have to invite guests in order to hold a ceremony... [Guests?] Well, I'm talking about my boss, Bolson, and my subordinate, Karson. [I see.] However, I've got to prepare for the ceremony, so my hands are full... Could you invite them for me?" — Hudson (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "Wait. What? Hudson's getting married?! And he wants me to attend the wedding? ...Wow, good on him." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "Okey-doo, I'm in. Wedding time, baby! Not like there's anything to do here, anyway... Karson, we're headed out!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "We're here! Talk to Hudson and let's get this ceremony started!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  47. "And do you also vow your children in accordance with the Bolson construction naming guidelines?" — Kapson (Breath of the Wild)
  48. "Wait a moment... Those vows are not traditional by anyone's standards!" — Rhondson (Breath of the Wild)
  49. "They're as traditional as it gets!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  50. "The bride and groom were so lovely, weren't they?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  51. "[Indeed!] Love... It's such a sublime, precious thing, you know? My best wishes to the couple." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  52. "Now that the wedding's over, we should probably head back to Hateno Village." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  53. "Well then... Karson! We're going home!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  54. "♪Hey!♪ I've decided..." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  55. "[What?] I'm...going to retire." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  56. "[Huh?!] Yeah, I'm going to retire and set off on a journey to find me a spouse." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  57. "[That's good!] You... I'd advise you not to waste any time, either. ...Youth. It's just foam on a wave. Gone before you know it." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  58. "So if you get my meaning, you'd better get moving. I think you know what you still need to do." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  59. "Need something from me?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  60. "Anything else you want to ask me?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  61. "[You OK?] Oh, can't complain, you know? Though there is one thing... I just decided to retire as luminary, president, architect, and design lead of Bolson Construction. Gonna travel and find me a spouse to settle down with. How about you? Things to do, places to see, right? Better get on it. Time waits for no one." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  62. "[Errr...] If you aren't doing anything useful, why don’t you see if you can get this dance to catch on? You ready for this?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  63. "[That neck charm...] Oh, you like this? It's an heirloom passed down through several generations of the Bolson fam. It's a necklace that brings happiness." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  64. "At the end of Hudson's wedding...did you see the showers of flower petals?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  65. "[Yes.] Heh, I'm glad... Proves your quality. Those flower-petal showers can't be seen by the vapid or disenchanted." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  66. "The infinite falling petals represent endless love. Gorgeous, right?" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  67. "アタイ、大工のイチロー。 (Atai, Daiku no Ichirō.)" — Ichiro (Ocarina of Time)
  68. "あたしたち 一日中この村で 家 建ててんの。 (Atashitachi ichinichijū kono mura de ie tatete n no.)" — Carpenter (Ocarina of Time)
  69. "カワイイ ボーヤ!助けてくれて サンキュー!。 (Kawaii Bōya! Tasuketekurete Sankyū!)" — Jiro (Ocarina of Time)
  70. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 96
  71. "Whoa my! ♪ Aren't you perky? ♪ Well then..." — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)