Most Fairies are small creatures with healing powers, and they usually fly by means of delicate, insect-like wings. Their appearances vary from game to game: in some games, such as Ocarina of Time, they resemble small orbs of light with four wings, while in others they take the form of tiny, winged humanoid females.
Fairies usually have one of two roles in the series. Most Fairies possess healing powers; they can restore some of Link's Hearts when he is wounded. From A Link to the Past onwards, these Fairies can usually be caught in Empty Bottles for later use. If Link falls in battle while carrying a bottled Fairy, it will automatically come out to revive him. Groups of Fairies can be commonly found in Fairy Fountains scattered through the land, although some may also occasionally be found by breaking Jars or cutting grass. In some games such as A Link to the Past, Bubbles and Sparks can be turned into Fairies by using Magic Powder or the Boomerang. In Skyward Sword, Fairies can be summoned by drawing the Triforce on a Goddess Wall. In Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, Link is able to pick them up and store them despite the lack of Empty Bottles, though he needs to sneak up on them to avoid detection.
The second role held by Fairies is that of a traveling companion. In several games, beginning with Ocarina of Time, Link has been accompanied on his travels by Fairy companions. Although in many cases they are used to facilitate gameplay (allowing Z-Targeting, for example), they also provide advice on what to do next or how to defeat certain enemies. In other games, such as Phantom Hourglass, companion Fairies also serve as the cursor for guiding Link.
The Legend of Zelda
The Adventure of Link
A Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, every Kokiri, with the exception of Link before Navi is assigned as his partner by the Great Deku Tree, is partnered with such a guardian Fairy. Another variety of Fairy called Big Fairies resemble wingless, glowing balls. In certain areas, Link can play the Ocarina to make a Big Fairy appear.
In Majora's Mask, the Skull Kid had Fairy companions in Tatl and Tael. Tatl gets separated from them, and travels with Link to get his Hylian form back and to stop the Moon from crashing. Stray Fairies are the shattered portions of Great Fairies that can be found throughout the Temples and in Clock Town.
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
The Wind Waker
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
A Link Between Worlds
Tri Force Heroes
In Tri Force Heroes, Fairies possess a unique role in that they are used as the Links' extra lives. Whenever a Link falls in battle (resulting in all Links falling due to their shared health), a Fairy appears to revive him, and the Links are forced to restart the Stage of the Level. Three Fairies are brought into a Level when the Links enter the Drablands. If the Links fall after losing their last Fairy, the Level is failed and the Links are forced to exit. After clearing a Level, any Fairies remaining are tallied and turned into bonus Rupees, multiplied by 30 for each Fairy (E.g. three Fairies will reward 90 Rupees). In single-player mode only while using the Doppels, Link can use a Fairy to skip Stages and advance to the next one. Doing this, however, will empty all of the Rupees Link has collected thus far, decrease the number of bonus Rupees Link earns after clearing the Level, and will replace the contents of a Material chest with 20 Rupees for each Fairy used.
Breath of the Wild
Fairies can be found by cutting Grass. They can also be found at Great Fairy Fountains and fluttering above the ground in certain areas. If Link has three or more Fairies in his Inventory, they will stop spawning until he falls below this threshold.
Tears of the Kingdom
Fairies behave similarly in Tears of the Kingdom to how they did in Breath of the Wild. Fairies can be found on Sky Islands and inside some Wells. If Link's entire Life Gauge have been reduced by Gloom, a Fairy is able to restore and heal five Hearts. However, they cannot heal Gloom damage when selected from the Inventory.
The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)
Various Fairies appear in The Legend of Zelda TV series. Most of the Fairies, with the exception of Spryte who lives in North Castle with Link and Zelda, live in the Fairy Spring in Hyrule. There, they are ruled by King Oberon alongside his daughter. The Fairies only appear in the "Fairies in the Spring" episode, where Spryte's sister is creating Water Monsters with her magic since King Harkinian's Royal Water Park is draining their water supply. Eventually, King Harkinian and King Oberon clear up all misunderstandings, allowing both humans and Fairies to enjoy the water park.
The Crystal Trap
In The Crystal Trap, two Fairies make an appearance to help Princess Zelda on her quest. The first Fairy that Zelda encounters is the Blue Fairy, which appears after the princess defeats a Gibdo using the Magic Arrows. Later in her quest, Link and Zelda will find the Pink Fairy only if the duo defeat the group of Octoroks that ambushed them in the forest.
The Faces of Evil
In The Faces of Evil, a pair of Fairies live in a Fairy Fountain close to the mid-point of Spearfish Falls. They proclaim Link as their hero and give him a Life Heart on their first encounter, followed by Water of Life for every subsequent visit. If Link owns the Canteen, the Fairies will also fill it with Water of Life. The Fairies' appearance is heavily based on the design of the Fairy artwork from A Link to the Past.
The Wand of Gamelon
In The Wand of Gamelon, another pair of Fairies live in the Fairy Pool. They were imprisoned by the Three Witches when they froze the Pool. After Zelda defeats them and rescues the Fairies, they reward her with a Life Heart, Fairy Dust, and some Water of Life. They will also refill Zelda's Canteen if she owns one.
In Zelda's Adventure, Fairies appear in small ponds found throughout Tolemac, and fully recover Zelda's health when approached. Three Fairies can be found in total: one in the Forest of Torian, one in a desert oasis in the South Gubasha Desert, and one in the Plain of Hobel.
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, the Fairies lived in the Fairy Garden, however it turned into a barren desert after the five Fairies that protected it went to sleep. The Grand Fairy tasks Tingle with restoring the five Fairy Fountains so to restore the land itself. Tingle's companion, Pinkle, is also a Fairy and is the daughter of the Grand Fairy, who was imprisoned by Uncle Rupee and had her powers removed. After Tingle rescues her from the Auros Ruins, she regains her powers and transforms back into her original Fairy form.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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|Twilight Princess||[Tail] - Attack +7|
In Hyrule Warriors, Fairies appear as elemental entities in Adventure Mode that are used to destroy harmful barriers that surround certain Keeps. They come in the elements Fire, Water, Lightning, Light, and Darkness. They appear trapped within certain Keeps and are freed when these Keeps are captured. Once freed and collected, they are kept in the item inventory within a Bottle and can only be used while inside a Keep that has a barrier of the corresponding element surrounding it.
In the Majora's Mask DLC Pack, white Rupee Fairies appear in certain battles in the Termina Map where Forces compete to collect the most Rupees at the end of the battle. These Fairies are kept by Fairy Hunters, and are freed when these Captains are defeated. Upon collecting a Rupee Fairy, all enemies will drop Silver and Gold Rupees for a short amount of time, which are worth more than the regular Green, Blue, and Red Rupees. In the same DLC Pack, the Fairies Tatl and Tael make a brief cameo alongside the Skull Kid during Young Link's attack where he slices the Moon in half.
A Fairy named Proxi also accompanies Link during his battles, and speaks on his behalf. Proxi also accompanies Young Link. A generic Fairy (although referred to as Navi in the North America's Wii U release) appears in "The Land of Myth" Scenario, pleading that the Hyrulean Forces rescue Princess Ruto from Darunia, who had captured her. The Great Fairy also sends Fairies to attack enemy troops when she is summoned from the Fairy Fountain. They help in various ways depending on the battle; such as dropping giant Bombs on enemy units, calling upon a recreation of the Terminian Moon to knock Argorok out of the sky, or by sending a rain of energy that destroys several enemies on the field.
Fairies also accompany Link's Great Fairy weapon type. They surround the Great Fairy while she dashes, and attack enemies as part of the Focus Spirit attack.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the Fairy Bottle appears as an item, decreasing 100% of damage. If the player does not have at least 100% of damage, the Bottle can be used as a projectile. If another player is hit by the Bottle while having at least 100% of damage, the player damage will be decreased.
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|A Link to the Past
|A bottle that contains a helpful fairy. You can release this fairy to heal 100 points of damage, but only if you have 100% or more. If you don't, you can still throw the bottle... Just don't hit a 100% or more enemy, or they'll be healed instead and you'll feel pretty silly.||Random|
- The color of the Kokiri' Fairies in Ocarina of Time are a different color every time Link re-enters the area in which they are located.
- In Twilight Princess, if Link is already at full health, the Fairies will either completely ignore him or, if he remains motionless long enough, will fly in close and land on his hat or Sword if drawn.
- In the North American SNES and Virtual Console versions of A Link to the Past, Fairy is spelled as "Faerie". This is an archaic spelling which was changed to the "Fairy" spelling in the Game Boy Advance version.
- In the Wii version of Twilight Princess, a Fairy resembling Navi is used as an on-screen cursor whenever the Wii Remote is pointed towards the sensor bar.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Fee (BotW | HWAoC)||Same as English.|
|Fée (ALBW | TFH | HWDE)|
|Fée (ALBW | TFH | BotW | HWDE)|
|Fata (TLoZ | ALttP | LA | LADX | LANS | OoT | OoT3D | MM3D | OoS | OoA | FS | TWW | ALBW | TFH | BotW | HWDE)||Fairy|
|요정 (Yojeong) (TFH | BotW)|
|Фея (Feya) (BotW)|
|Hada (ALBW | TFH | BotW | HWDE)||Fairy|
|Hada (ALBW | TFH | HWDE)||Fairy|
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- Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 122 (TLoZ | TAoL | ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | FS | TWW | TMC | TP | SS | ALBW)
This fairy will fly from your pouch and heal all your wounds the moment you lose your last heart. It's easily mistaken for a firefly at first, but it glows in the daylight as well as night." — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
- "You caught a Fairy! This playful sprite replenishes six of your hearts!" — N/A (Skyward Sword HD)
This fairy will fly from your pouch and heal you the moment you lose your last heart. It's easily mistaken for a firefly at first, but it glows in the daylight as well as night." — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
- "All right, kid! Did you see a faerie fly through here? Which way did she go?" (A Link to the Past manga, VIZ Media, pg. 12)
- "The children of the forest, the Kokiri, live here with me. Each Kokiri has his or her own guardian fairy. However, there is one boy who does not have a fairy..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time)
- "Hey look, a bottle!! This is a special item that can even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage." — Masahiro Sakurai, Sakurai's post , Miiverse, published February 18, 2014, retrieved April 9, 2014.
- L'arte di una leggenda, Magazzini Salani, pg. 122
- "Aiuto delle fate" — Credits (A Link to the Past, Italian localization)
- "Hai catturato una fata! Cosa vuoi farne?" — N/A (A Link to the Past, Italian localization)
- Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 122
- "Hai catturato una fata! Liberala quando hai bisogno di cure." — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Italian localization)
- Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 23
- "Ad ogni Kokiri viene assegnata una fata come spirito guida..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
- "Fata - 50 rupie" — Medicine Shop (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
- "Fairy" — Trading Post (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
- "Ecco una Fata!" — N/A (Oracle of Seasons, Italian localization)
- "Bosco delle Fate" — Map (Oracle of Ages, Italian localization)
- "Hai posto la Fata nell'Ampolla!" — N/A (The Wind Waker, Italian localization)
Restituisce 5 cuori. Inoltre ti rimette in sesto quando ti sconfiggono. Un vero aiuto!" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds, Italian localization)
- "All'inizio del Covo ostile avrai una sola fata a disposizione. Sii prudente!" — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Fata" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 46
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 29
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 17
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 153
心強い冒険の味方！！" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
スタートとなります" — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
- A Link to the Past manual, pg. 33
Restaure cinq cœurs et vous ranime si vous tombez au combat. Une ami précieuse." — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Dans la crypte, vous commencez avec une seule fée, alors soyez prudents !" — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Fée" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- "发现了妖精！" — N/A (Skyward Sword HD, Simplified Chinese localization)
- Encyclopedia, New Star Press, pg. 23
- "Fee" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- "Fee" — Material (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
Füllt 5 Herzen auf. Wenn du besiegt wirst, heilt sie dich automatisch!" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Im Monsterhort besitzt du anfangs nur eine Fee. Sieh dich also vor!" — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Fee" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 120
- "시련의 동굴에서는 요정 1마라로
시작하게 됩니다" — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
Restablece cinco corazones y te reanimará si caes en combate. ¡Una leal aliada!" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "En la gruta del desafío comenzarás tu aventura con tan solo un hada." — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Hada" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- "Dans la crypte, vous commencez avec une seule fée, alors soyez prudents!" — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
Regenera cinco corazones y te reanimará si caes en combate. ¡Una leal aliada!" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "En las Grutas Sombrías comenzarás tu aventura con solo un hada." — Mr. Tudor (Tri Force Heroes)
- "You caught a faerie!" — Main Screen (A Link to the Past)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening—Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 11