Hurdy-Gurdy Man

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The Hurdy-Gurdy Man is a character in The Minish Cap.[1]


After Link obtains the Earth Element from the Deepwood Shrine and returns to Hyrule Town, the Hurdy-Gurdy Man teaches him how to Fuse Kinstone Pieces and gives him a Kinstone Bag.[2] Upon Fusing Kinstone Pieces with him, a thorny Tree containing a Piece of Heart opens up in South Hyrule Field. This is the only mandatory Kinstone Fusion in the game that does not require a golden Kinstone Piece.

The Hurdy-Gurdy Man can be found inside Mama's Cafe after he gives Link the Kinstone Bag, where he encourages Link to search Hyrule for people who will Fuse Kinstone Pieces with him.[3][4]

After Link obtains the Ocarina of Wind, the Hurdy-Gurdy Man will mention the arrival of the Oracles in Hyrule Town.[5] Throughout the remainder of the game, he remains inside Mama's Cafe, mentioning the Goron Cave,[6] alluding to the spirit of Gustaf,[7] and eventually assuring Link and himself that happiness is the true reason for Fusing Kinstone Pieces, even in the face of Vaati's takeover of Hyrule Castle.[8]

Outside of the initial Fusion, he is one of the potential characters to have a random Kinstone Fusion available.[9]


Names in Other Regions
The Federal Republic of Germany
Herr Glücksbeutel[11]
The Italian Republic
Sacca Frammenti[10]
The Kingdom of Spain
Vendedor bolsas[12]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 271
  2. "Fitting two Kinstone pieces together is called Kinstone Fusion. If you get two pieces to fit perfectly, great happiness will come your way! I'll put a Kinstone piece in your Kinstone bag so you can give it a try. Anyone who's ready and willing to fuse Kinstones will look like I do right now. When you see that look in their eyes, that's when you press L Button! Use Direction Pad to choose a Kinstone piece, and press A to try fusing it!" — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  3. "Just try fusing Kinstone pieces with lots of people. There are a lot of people out there looking for someone to fuse with. You'd be surprised to find who--and what--you can fuse Kinstones with! Yeah, you've got a lot of fusing in your future, pal..." — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  4. "I recommend visiting places you've already been. You may then be able to fuse Kinstone pieces in those places, you know? You can get special items by fusing Kinstone pieces! Don't miss out on the opportunity!" — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  5. "There's a group of lovely young ladies visiting Hyrule... Maybe I'll get a chance to talk to them if I offer to fuse Kinstone pieces. Heh." — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  6. "Do you know of the Goron Cave? It's a tunnel that the Gorons are digging. And if you can get all the way to the cave's end and place a Kinstone... Well, why don't I just let you try it for yourself!" — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  7. "I hear you can fuse Kinstone pieces with the ghost in the Royal Crypt. Or at least so I hear. I'm too scared to find out for sure." — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  8. "Hyrule Castle has fallen to the darkness... I suppose this is no time to be fusing Kinstone pieces, is it? Nonsense! Maybe we need it now more than ever before! Fusing Kinstone pieces can bring people happiness! This is the true motive for fusing, my friend! Not Rupees, but happiness!" — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  9. "You want to fuse Kinstones? Sure, I bet we can do this!" — Hurdy-Gurdy Man (The Minish Cap)
  10. Encyclopedia, Magazzini Salani, pg. 271
  11. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 271
  12. Encyclopedia, Norma Editorial, pg. 271