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This article is about the character in Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. For the character in Breath of the Wild, see Dmitri.

Dimitri is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[3] He is one of the three animal companions Link can partner with in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, the other two being Ricky and Moosh.


Dimitri is a talking red Dodongo who can swim up waterfalls and against currents.[4] He attacks enemies by biting them. He is summoned by playing Dimitri's Flute, though this will not work everywhere.[5] Link can pick him up and throw him with the Power Bracelet.

The landscapes of certain regions in Holodrum and Labrynna change depending on which animal companion Link befriends. With Dimitri, these regions become flooded with water to match his swimming abilities.


Oracle of Seasons

Link saves Dimitri from a group of Moblins

In Oracle of Seasons, Link will eventually have to venture into Spool Swamp for the next Essence of Nature after completing the Snake's Remains dungeon. During this time, Link can find and acquire a Strange Flute. One of the Strange Flutes can be acquired by winning a dance round in the Subrosian Dance Hall, yet only before Link helps Ricky the Kangaroo. While heading into Spool Swamp, Link will encounter one of the potential animal helpers, Ricky. Blaino, who lives nearby, has taken away Ricky's boxing gloves, and Link must fight him in a boxing round and defeat him to win back the gloves. When the gloves are returned, Ricky will offer to help Link by transporting him to Spool Swamp.

If Link has won the Strange Flute from the Subrosian Dance Hall earlier, he will eventually encounter Dimitri being attacked by the Great Moblin's henchmen.[6] Link pays the henchmen 50 Rupees and another 30 Rupees to leave Dimitri alone.[7][8] Dimitri then thanks Link and joins him, turning the Strange Flute into Dimitri's Flute.[9]

If Link has Ricky's Flute or Moosh's Flute, he will encounter Dimitri in Sunken City. Link finds a group of children harassing Dimitri, claiming to be the Safety Patrol. By giving one of the children all of the Bombs that Link has, the children will flee. As thanks, Dimitri will temporarily join Link and allow him to ride him, which is necessary to maneuver the flooded city until Link gets the Zora's Flippers.[10] The city has a couple of waterfalls which only Dimitri can climb. One of the waterfalls leads to the Master Diver who will test Link in getting the Master's Plaque, with the reward being the Zora's Flippers. Shortly after Dimitri will leave.[11] Link can find the Safety Patrol later talking about Dimitri, considering him as a patrol member.[12]

If Link does have Dimitri's Flute however, all Link needs to do is call Dimitri into the city rather than saving him from the city's children.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, Link first encounters Dimitri washed ashore on Crescent Island after completing the Moonlit Grotto. Two Tokay are hustling around Dimitri, planning on eating him.[13] The Tokay propose giving Dimitri to Link for Ember Seeds. They run off after tasting its intense flavor. After Link saves him, Dimitri offers to take him where he wants to go.[14] After taking Link back to Labrynna's mainland, Dimitri leaves.

When Link tries to later venture into Symmetry City, he will encounter the Fairies from the Fairies' Woods, who ask Link to help an animal who got lost in their woods. The animal will either be Moosh, Ricky or Dimitri depending on whether Link has any of the Strange Flutes or not. Dimitri will be one of the animals if Link bought the Strange Flute from the shop in Lynna City.[15] If Dimitri is found, he will decide to join Link and gives him his flute. Dimitri's swimming ability is used in the Nuun Highlands, which helps Link locate the three lazy Carpenters needed to extend the bridge to the ruined city.[16] Dimitri, however, will not accompany Link to the city as he cannot withstand the high temperatures.[17]

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dimitri (The Legend of Zelda) — Spirit Battle Information
SSBU Dimitri (The Legend of Zelda) Spirit Icon.png
Dimitri (The Legend of Zelda)
SSBU Support Spirit Icon.png Support Spirit
No. 218
Team Power SSBU Shield Type Icon.png Shield | 1700 Rank ★ NOVICE Fighter(s)
Stage Great Bay Theme "Tal Tal Heights" SSBU Yoshi Stock Icon 2.png Yoshi
SSBU Young Link Stock Icon 2.png Young Link
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
 • The enemy favors neutral specials
Dimitri (The Legend of Zelda) — Spirit Information
SSBU Dimitri (The Legend of Zelda) Spirit Icon.png

Dimitri (The Legend of Zelda)
No. 218
Rank ★ NOVICE Cost
Grants the ability to stay in water indefinitely.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dimitri appears as a Spirit with the ability, Swimmer, which allows a Fighter to swim infinitely in water with no risk of drowning.


  • Despite being a Dodongo, Dimitri's abilities have little in common with the rest of his species, being at home in aquatic environments and seeming to have a much lower heat tolerance, as shown if Link tries to enter the ruins of Symmetry City on his back. He also never displays any ability to breathe fire and is the only known Dodongo to have speech capabilities.
  • Dimitri is one of the few Spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to have his name adjusted after release, with the addition of a parenthetical "(The Legend of Zelda)", to distinguish him from Dimitri from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. His icon was also updated to include Link riding on his back.


Dimitri is a Russian variation of the name Dmitriy.[18]

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The People's Republic of China
威威 (Wēi wēi) (OoS | OoA)[21][22]
The Italian Republic
Dimitri (OoS | OoA)[19][20]
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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 81
  2. "Swimming is Dimitri's specialty. He can swim any sea and can even swim up waterfalls. You can use the Power Bracelet to carry Dimitri around." (Oracle of Seasons manual, pg. 44)
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 250(OoS) & 254(OoA)
  4. "I hear there's a creature that can swim up waterfalls! What kind of creature is it?" — Hylian (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "Your flute's song fell flat." — N/A (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "Bwee! I found somethin' weird! If we catch it and sell it, we'll be rich!!! And the Great Moblin will be very pleased!!!" — Moblin (Oracle of Seasons)
  7. "Bwee! Let it go? Then you can pay us for it! 50 Rupees!" — Moblin (Oracle of Seasons)
  8. "You're smart! But 50 Rupees is too cheap! Give me 30 more!" — Moblin (Oracle of Seasons)
  9. "You saved me! I'm Dimitri. What about you? Link? That's a weird name. But starting today, Link is my friend. If you play that Strange Flute, I'll try to come find you." — Dimitri (Oracle of Seasons)
  10. "You saved me. I am Dimitri. You can't swim? I can even swim up waterfalls. You helped me, now I help you." — Dimitri (Oracle of Seasons)
  11. "The monster went off somewhere." — Safety Patrol (Oracle of Seasons)
  12. "And we were gonna let it join the Safety Patrol, too." — Safety Patrol (Oracle of Seasons)
  13. "We found this red fish. We're dying to savor its exciting flavor." — Tokay (Oracle of Ages)
  14. "Are you going somewhere? I can give you a ride." — Dimitri (Oracle of Ages)
  15. "A red, lizard-lookin' animal got lost in our forest and can't get out!" — Fairy (Oracle of Ages)
  16. "Those lazy, worthless fools! Just as we're buildin' this bridge to the Symmetry City Ruins, they go off on break!" — Mutoh (Oracle of Ages)
  17. "Too hot! It's boiling hot here! You go alone, Link!" — Dimitri (Oracle of Ages)
  18. Meaning, origin and history of the name Dimitri (web archive), Behind the Name, published January 22, 2019, retrieved January 15, 2023.
  19. "I libri dicono che un certo Dimitri è un abile nuotatre capace di risalire anche le correnti più pericolose." — Dr. Left (Oracle of Seasons, Italian localization)
  20. "Che rimanga tra noi, ho visto un animale di nome Dimitri che può essere sollevato, trasportato e persino lanciato!" — Dr. Troy (Oracle of Ages, Italian localization)
  21. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 250
  22. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 254