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Hoz is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[3][4]


Breath of the Wild

Hoz is a soldier who works to fend off monsters from East Akkala Stable in the Akkala Highlands.[5] He carries a Soldier's Spear and wears a Soldier's Helm. He patrols the Stable throughout the day and night.[6] If it begins to rain, he will flee inside.[7][8]

If Link agrees that it has become dangerous in the area, Hoz shares a rumor he has heard of a suspicious individual known as Kilton.[9] The rumors say that he runs a shop called Fang and Bone, which he operates during the night.[10] Kilton's behavior has reportedly been making people uncomfortable.[11]

Hoz asks Link if he knows Kilton.[12] If Link replies that he does not, Hoz will be disappointed.[13] Alternatively, if Link says that he does, Hoz is shocked that he is aware of him.[14] Despite Link's answer, Hoz asks him for a detailed description of any suspicious people that he encounters, especially if he meets Kilton.[15] This begins the Side Quest "A Shady Customer".

Once Link has taken a Picture of Kilton, he can return to the East Akkala Stable to show it to Hoz.[16] Though he thinks the Picture is strange,[17] Hoz believes it will help him track Kilton down.[18] As a reward, he gives Link a Silver Rupee. He bids Link farewell so that he can return to his mission.[19]

After completing the Side Quest, Link can continue to speak to Kilton. Now that he has seen Kilton, he wonders what he sells at the Fang and Bone.[20] He believes it could be fangs, bones, or "evil things", but thinking about it creeps him out.[21]

Tears of the Kingdom

Hoz became a captain of his own Monster-Control Crew squad, and he continues to wear a Soldier's Helm. After Zelda and Link disappeared at the start of the Upheaval, Hoz and his squad were dispatched to Hyrule Castle by Purah to search for them.[22]

Initially, Hoz can be found on top of the First Gatehouse alongside Toren, from where he is directing the search.[23] At first, Hoz attempts to dismiss Link, but he is relieved when he realizes he is speaking to Link and assumes that Zelda is also safe.[24] If Link has not yet met with Purah, Hoz is confused by Link's story, and he tells him to find Purah while they continue to search for Zelda.[25][26] When Link approaches Hoz during the "Crisis at Hyrule Castle" Main Quest, he is still confused by Link's explanation, but he decides it is more important to continue searching for Zelda.[27] Due to how overwhelming the amount Gloom surrounding Hyrule Castle has been, Hoz is relieved to have help.[28][29]

Their conversation is interrupted by Toren, who spots a figure resembling Zelda.[30] Hoz is happy to see she is safe,[31] but he is confused when she begins to float in the air and disappears into Light.[32] Declaring that they are now in an emergency situation, Hoz sends Link back to Purah while he withdraws the Monster-Control Crew, since it will take them some time.[33][34][35]

Link can meet him again south of the Hyrule Garrison Ruins where Hoz leads his squad in an attack on a Monster Stronghold.[36][37]

Squad one then heads southeast on towards Fort Hateno in Necluda.[38]


  • In Breath of the Wild, Hoz is one of several characters that will hit Link back if he attacks them with a Weapon.[39][40][41] These attacks deal no damage.


Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hoz (BotW)
ホスタ (Hosuta) (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
霍司塔 (Huòsītǎ) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
霍司塔 (Huòsītǎ) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Hoz (BotW)
Hoz (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
Hoz (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Holm (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Hosta (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
호스타 (TotK)
Latin America
Hozlar (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Hozlar (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. "Taking out monsters south of here by the Hyrule Garrison Ruins. -Captain Hoz, Monster-Control Crew, Squad One" — Sign (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 277
  3. "Hoz" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Hoz" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "Hello! I've been on patrol duty lately. The name's Hoz! Geez, it's gotten dangerous around here lately!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "No issues to report!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Raining already, eh..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Raining into the night, it seems..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "[It has.] Yes! Recently I've been hearing about a suspicious guy named Kilton..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "He runs a shop called Fang and Bone. They say he goes around pushing some kind of cart night after night." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "He's been making people around here uncomfortable with his suspicious and otherworldly activity..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Do you know...Kilton?" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "[No, I don't.] I see..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "[Yes, I do.] Whaaa? You've heard something?!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Well, if you see any suspicious people, please tell me what they look like in detail! Really! If you see this Kilton character, please tell me all the juicy details. I'm counting on you!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Hm? You've got information about Kilton? Allow me to take a look..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Heheheh. I see... How strange." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Seriously, I can't thank you enough! This will surely help me hunt him down. Really, I must thank you somehow!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Well, I must return to my mission now. Farewell!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Kilton... I've finally seen you! I wonder what kind of stuff Kilton's Fang and Bone shop sells..." — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Fangs? Bones? EVIL THINGS FOR EVIL? The more I think about it, the more it gives me the creeps!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "That settles it. I know you only just returned, Link... But I need you to meet with the search party up by Hyrule Castle. They've been searching tirelessly for you two. The captain in charge of the search is named Hoz. Work with him to find the princess as quickly as you can." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  23. "Keep searching!" — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  24. "Sorry, but I'm in the middle of something. ...Huh? Link? Is that you? You're alive! And all in one piece, it looks like. Does that mean Princess Zelda is safe too? What a relief!" — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  25. "Wait, you found your way back...but without the princess? I... I don't know what to make of that. For the time being, we'll continue our search for Princess Zelda up here. In the meantime, you should go talk to Purah. She'll want to see you. She's at Lookout Landing, south of Hyrule Castle." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  26. "We'll keep searching for the princess here. We've got to find her. In the meantime, you should go talk to Purah. She'll want to see you. She's at Lookout Landing, south of Hyrule Castle." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  27. "Hang on—you're alone? But you heard the princess calling out to you, and you're here to help with the search? I...see. Er, maybe I don't. I'm a little confused, but that doesn't matter right now. What matters is continuing our search for Princess Zelda." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  28. "I am relieved to see you come up here and help us out though. We needed some good news. The sheer amount of gloom has gotten overwhelming. Our work carries on, but we've been a bit dead in the water." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  29. "Link! Did you meet with Purah? That's great. Knowing you'll be helping in the search comes as an incredible relief. We needed some good news. Our work here carries on, but the sheer amount of gloom is overwhelming. It's made this particularly challenging." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  30. "CAPTAIN! It's Princess Zelda!" — Toren (Tears of the Kingdom)
  31. "Princess Zelda! She's safe!" — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  32. "Wait... What... You saw that, too, Link? You saw Princess Zelda turn into light and...fly off...right?" — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  33. "How strange... This... This is an emergency situation! Why would she leave without saying a word to us... We need to let Purah know about this as soon as possible! Considering what we just witnessed, I think it makes sense for us to withdraw, but it will take a bit. Please, you must tell Purah about what happened here as soon as possible." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  34. "That was most certainly Princess Zelda! We must inform Purah about this as soon as possible! Link, I apologize for the burden, but can you be the messenger and let her know? There's a lot of us up here, so it will take some time to withdraw. Thank you for the help." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  35. "Everyone! Let's withdraw!" — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  36. "Taking out monsters south of here by the Hyrule Garrison Ruins. -Captain Hoz, Monster-Control Crew, Squad One" — Note on the Table (Tears of the Kingdom)
  37. "My monster-control crew is in the middle of taking out monsters that have dug in around here." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  38. "We plan to head southeast after this, to Fort Hateno in Necluda." — Hoz (Tears of the Kingdom)
  39. "What are you doing?!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "Don't cross me!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "You want to fight?!" — Hoz (Breath of the Wild)