Koholint Island

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Koholint Island is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.(LA | HWL)[1][2]

Features and Overview

Link's Awakening

Koholint Island moments before disappearing from Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch

Koholint Island is the illusory land on which the entirety of the events of Link's Awakening take place.[3] This tropical Island exists solely in the Wind Fish's dream.[3][4][5] This is reminded to Link throughout his quest.[12] Since the arrival of Link, the Island has been overrun by monsters trying to prevent the Wind Fish from waking up in order to take over its dream world.[17]

The Island consists of the Wind Fish's Egg set high up in Tal Tal Mountain Range surrounded by key locations such as the Mysterious Woods, Kanalet Castle and Toronbo Shores.[3][note 1] It is arranged in an array of 16 per 16 sections which can individually be consulted in the Atlas of Koholint Island.[5] Scattered among those sections are Caves, Dungeons and populated areas such as Mabe and Animal Village.

Among the changes that Link's Awakening DX incorporates are the addition of the Color Dungeon which can be accessed by moving tombstones in the Graveyard in a specific pattern and the Camera Shop which can be found north of that very same Graveyard.[5]

Areas

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)



Koholint Island appears as the primary land Link visits.

Hyrule Warriors Legends



Trivia

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
EnglishBR
Koholint Island (LANS)
Japan
Japanese
コホリント島 (Kohorinto Tō) (LANS)Kohorinto Island
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
可湖霖島 (Kěhúlín dǎo) (LANS) 
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
可湖霖岛 (Kěhúlín dǎo) (LANS)[21] 
The Czech Republic
Czech
Koholint (LANS) 
The Kingdom of Denmark
Danish
Koholint Island (LANS)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Koholint (LANS) 
The Republic of Finland
Finnish
Koholint-saarella (LANS) 
Canada
FrenchCA
Île de Cocolint (LANS) 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
  • Île de Cocolint (LA | LADX)[22]
  • Île Cocolint (LANS)
  • Cocolint Island
    "Cocolint" comes from noix de coco (coconut).
  •  
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Insel Cocolint (LANS)Cocolint Island
Hungary
Hungarian
Koholint (LANS) 
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Isola di Koholint (LA | LADX | LANS)[19][20]
  • Isola Koholint (LANS)
  • Koholint Island
  •  
The Republic of Korea
Korean
코호린트섬 (Koholinteuseom) (LANS)Koholinteu Island
The Kingdom of Norway
Norwegian
Koholint Island (LANS)
The Republic of Poland
Polish
Koholint (LANS) 
The Portuguese Republic
PortugueseEU
Ilha Koholint (LANS) 
The Russian Federation
Russian
Oстров Кохолинт (Ostrov Kokholint) (LANS)Kokholint Island
Latin America
SpanishLA
Isla Koholint (LANS) 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Isla Koholint (LANS) 
The Kingdom of Sweden
Swedish
Koholint (LANS) 
This table was generated using translation pages.
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Gallery

Notes

  1. Although artworks and texts depict the Island as having the Wind Fish's Egg at its center, in the game, the Egg is to the complete north of the Island, up in Tal Tal Mountain Range.

References

  1. "I thought you'd never wake up! You were tossing and turning... What? Zelda? No, my name's Marin! You must still be feeling a little woozy. You are on Koholint Island!" — Marin (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. "Koholint Island Map" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 38
  4. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 109
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 234 (LA)
  6. "Okay, listen up! If the Wind Fish wakes up, everything on this island will be gone forever! And I do mean... EVERYTHING!" — Facade (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "C-C-CRACKLE! Why did you come here? If it weren't for you, nothing would have to change! You cannot wake the Wind Fish! Remember, you... too...are in... ...the dream..." — Hot Head (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. "Hoooot! The Wind Fish sleeps long and dreamily in the Egg above... When you play the eight Siren Instruments in front of the Egg he will awaken. This, my friend, is the only way for you to leave the island! Hoo!" — Owl (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. "Hoot! How many Instruments have you gotten so far? When you play the Instruments in front of the Egg, the Wind Fish will wake and you will leave this island. Now, you must hasten to the Yarna Desert! The dark, monstrous inhabitants of the sand will show you the way! Hoot Hoot!" — Owl (Link's Awakening DX)
  10. "TO THE FINDER... THE ISLE OF KOHOLINT, IS BUT AN ILLUSION... HUMAN, MONSTER, SEA, SKY... A SCENE ON THE LID OF A SLEEPER'S EYE... AWAKE THE DREAMER, AND KOHOLINT WILL VANISH MUCH LIKE A BUBBLE ON A NEEDLE... CASTAWAY, YOU SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH! ... ... ... ... What? Illusion?" — Writing on the Wall (Link's Awakening DX)
  11. "... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... I AM THE WIND FISH... LONG HAS BEEN MY SLUMBER... IN MY DREAMS... AN EGG APPEARED AND WAS SURROUNDED BY AN ISLAND, WITH PEOPLE, ANIMALS, AN ENTIRE WORLD! ... ... ... ... BUT, VERILY, IT BE THE NATURE OF DREAMS TO END! WHEN I DOST AWAKEN, KOHOLINT WILL BE GONE... ONLY THE MEMORY OF THIS DREAM LAND WILL EXIST IN THE WAKING WORLD... SOMEDAY, THOU MAY RECALL THIS ISLAND... THAT MEMORY MUST BE THE REAL DREAM WORLD... ... ... ... ... COME, Link ... LET US AWAKEN... TOGETHER!!" — Wind Fish (Link's Awakening DX)
  12. [6][7][8][9][10][11]
  13. "Follow the lane south to reach the beach where I found you. Since you washed ashore, lots of nasty monsters have been in the area, so be careful, OK?" — Marin (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  14. "Oh, yeah... Some other stuff like this washed up on the beach... If'n you go look, watch out for monsters! Ever since you showed up, Link, I've seen 'em all over the place!" — Tarin (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  15. "Hoot! The many monsters of this island fear that the Wind Fish is about to awaken! The monsters' power is real! They may conquer the island and destroy their foes! That day may come soon! Now, go to the mountain tower! Fly like a bird! Hoot! Hoot!" — Owl (Link's Awakening DX)
  16. "We were born of nightmares... To take over this world, we made the Wind Fish sleep endlessly! If the Wind Fish doesn't wake up, this island will never disappear! We would have been the masters of this place... But you had to come here and disrupt our plans! Heh heh! You can never defeat us!!! Let's rumble!" — Shadow Nightmare (Link's Awakening DX)
  17. [13][14][15][16][3]
  18. "To you who has traveled to this island... I present you with a challenge. In your travels, you've relied on the equipment you've found along the way. Here, you must cast this equipment aside and face this trial with only your wits and whatever you can scavenge." — Korgu Chideh (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "L'ultima grande sfida di Link ha luogo sulla misteriosa Isola di Koholint." (Link's Awakening box)
  20. "Link si sveglia nella misteriosa isola di Koholint, lontano da Hyrule sua terra natale." (Link's Awakening box)
  21. "这里是可湖霖岛喔。" (This is Koholint Island.) — Marin (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  22. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 234