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Gartan is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3]


Breath of the Wild

Gartan is a Hylian Merchant that can be found traveling on foot in the Gerudo Desert.[4] He carries a Wooden Shield and a Traveler's Sword as he travels between Gerudo Canyon Stable and the entrance to Gerudo Town. Along the way, he passes through Kara Kara Bazaar.

Gartan is very interested in Gerudo women.[5][6][7][8] He is very defensive of this, claiming that business is his top priority.[9] He is disappointed that he is not allowed to move into Gerudo Town.[10]

Gartan enjoys being a Merchant because it gives him an excuse to talk to the Gerudo.[11] At Kara Kara Bazaar, Gartan is excited about making small talk with the Gerudo there.[12] Gartan then says that it is just part of his job to make friends and asks Link if he wants some Apples.[13] However, he admits that he gets nervous around Gerudo ladies.[14]

While Divine Beast Vah Naboris is still active, Gartan reveals that it makes traveling to Gerudo Town from Kara Kara Bazaar dangerous.[15] However, he refuses to let it stop him from meeting Gerudo ladies.[16] He is also very worried about the presence of thieves in Gerudo Town.[17]

Gartan considers the term "wasteland" to be accurate when describing the Gerudo Desert, as there are many monsters and sandstorms.[18] However, he does not know how else someone is supposed to meet Gerudo women.[1][19]

Gartan can also be found at the Gerudo Canyon Stable, where he tells Link that he wishes more Gerudo ladies would come by.[20][21] Gartan sometimes mutters about his determination to get into Gerudo Town and get close to the ladies.[22] When he notices Link listening, he tells him that he was just muttering about "important business secrets."[23]

Gartan journeyed to Gerudo Town to get to know the Gerudo better, but he did not find out men were not allowed until he got there.[24] Link can catch Gartan muttering to himself that there must be a way into the Town.[25] When Gartan notices that Link is listening, he is startled and nervously explains that he was just thinking out loud to nobody.[26][27]

If Link saves Gartan from monsters, he may say how close of a save it was to himself.[28] He considers the only thing scarier than monsters to be Gerudo women.[29] His strategy for surviving attacks is to run away.[30] He gives Link Rupees for saving him.[31]

Link can buy Items from Gartan.[32] He thanks Link for his purchases.[33][34] When Linkbuys all of one of his products, he apologizes that he has run out.[35] He is grateful for Link's business when all of his stock is bought out.[36]

In addition to selling his wares, Gartan will also purchase Items from Link.[37][38][39][40] He is appreciative of the products he is able to buy,[41] and he asks if Link has more for him.[42]

Wares and Pricing

Item Description Price

Arrows ×20
A common arrow. Its shaft was carved from the wood of a sturdy tree.

Apples ×10
A common fruit found on trees all around Hyrule. Eat it fresh, or cook it to increase its effect.

Acorns ×10
Often found on the ground near trees. Squirrels adore this nut, so you may have competition while foraging. Add one to a meal for a nutty seasoning.

Restless Crickets ×5
A very energetic cricket. Cook it with monster parts to create a stamina-recovery elixir.

Tears of the Kingdom


Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Gartan (BotW)
ガラトン (Garaton) (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
迦拉頓 (Jiālādùn) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
迦拉顿 (Jiālādùn) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Gartan (BotW)
The French Republic
Capsi (BotW | TotK)
Capsi (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Garton (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Garton (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
게리튼 (TotK)
Latin America
Garton (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Garton (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "But what else is a man supposed to do if he wants to meet Gerudo ladies? Wasteland, here I come!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Gartan" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Gartan" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "The emporium is open! Come one, come all! All the little bits and bobs you need to spice up your dishes!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Gerudo ladies... Whew!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Don't be shy, ladies..." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "What do Gerudo want?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "They'll ALL come running!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Business is my top priority! Wh-why, what else would I be interested in?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Fine-looking ladies, these Gerudo, every last one of them. It's a crying shame they won't let me move into their town..." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Nothing like a line of work that lets you make small talk with Gerudo ladies." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Kicking back in the Kara Kara Bazaar, making small talk with the lovely Gerudo... Good times, good times." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Hey, don't get my wrong! It's all part of the job! You have to make friends to make money. Want some apples?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "I get antsy around these Gerudo knockouts. Is that a phrase? It is now!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "That old Divine Beast makes the road between Kara Kara Bazaar and Gerudo Town a dangerous place." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "But I'm too keen on getting to know those Gerudo ladies to let that stop me! I'll dash right on through the desert!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "I haven't had any peace of mind since I heard there were thieves in Gerudo Town." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "The desert's just monsters and bad sandstorms through and through. They call it a wasteland for a reason." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "The desert's rough going, no two ways about it, but what else is a man to do if he wants to meet Gerudo ladies?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "I wish more of those Gerudo ladies would come by this stable! I have so many apples for them...apples and love..." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "I hope we'll see more and more Gerudo ladies come visit this place..." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "I'll get into Gerudo Town and cozy up to those ladies if it's the last thing I do.." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Hm? Oh, just sales stuff. I mutter so no one learns my important business secrets!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "I came all this way to get to know these Gerudo ladies better...only to find out that they don't let men in town." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "There must be some way in..." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Oh! Don't mind me, ha ha! I wasn't talking to nobody about nothing!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Whoa! Just thinking out loud. Don't mind me." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "That was a close one..." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "The only thing scarier than mnonsters... are those Gerudo ladies!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "The surefire answer for not getting killed by monsters is to run far, far away!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Good save! I'll give you a little bonus for that one!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "This is all I got right at the moment." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "Thanks a bundle!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Thanks a heap!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "Sorry, but I'm fresh out of that one!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "That's all of it. Thanks for the business!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "I'll buy anything!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Gonna sell me something?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "I'm interested in seeing what you've got for sale." — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "Thanks! Was that all, or is there more?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "I appreciate your business!" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "Thanks! Was that all, or is there more?" — Gartan (Breath of the Wild)