Mercay Island

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Mercay Island is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]

Features and Overview

Phantom Hourglass

Mercay Island is an Island located in the Southwestern Sea of the World of the Ocean King. It is the home of the Temple of the Ocean King as well as Mercay Village, a port town located on its southeastern coast. It has recently been victim to various disasters such as earthquakes and increased Monster sightings.[4][5]

After losing Tetra to the Ghost Ship, Link finds himself lost on Mercay Island's southwestern beach. He is awoken by Ciela,[6] a curious Fairy who offers to help him find the Ghost Ship with the help of her "grandfather", Oshus.[7][8] With Oshus's guidance, Link and Ciela find Linebeck and embark on their journey to chase the Ghost Ship to rescue Tetra.[9]

Mercay Island is divided into two halves where people have taken root. Oshus, Lapelli, and Apricot reside on its western half, which hosts farmland and a beach. A stone bridge connects this settlement to Mercay Village. However, this bridge is prone to breaking every time a significant earthquake strikes the Island and people are forced to take the dangerous Mountain Passage to the north instead.[10] Despite Oshus's warnings, Link and Ciela steal their way into Oshus's Storehouse near Oshus's House and retrieve his Sword in order to reach the port when an earthquake destroys the bridge to Mercay Village.

Due to the recent earthquakes, Boulders have fallen into Lapelli's garden.[11] He asks for Link's help to remove them and rewards him with a single Green Rupee for his efforts.[12][13] After receiving a dirty look from Link for such a cheap reward, he offers information on where Link can find a Big Green Rupee in the North Woods.[14][15]

The road north of Oshus's House features several Monsters as well as a Boing Statue. The Boing Statue teaches Link how to perform a Somersault and tells him to perform it on the Big Tree beside it.[16] Doing so will cause a Red Rupee to fall from the Big Tree. A group of five Fellable Tree block the entrance to the Mountain Passage along this road.

Mercay Village sits at the end of the Mountain Passage. In addition to its port it features the Mercay Island Shop, the Mercay Tavern, the Shipyard, and the Treasure Teller. The North Woods sit between Mercay Village and the Temple of the Ocean King. In these Woods, Link can find the musician Freedle and the Mercay Bomb Caverns.

After Linebeck is rescued from the Temple of the Ocean King: 1F, Gazpacho successfully repairs the bridge connecting the Island.[17]




Breath of the Wild

Mercay Island is located in the Lanayru Wetlands in Breath of the Wild.




Tears of the Kingdom

Mercay Island reappears in Tears of the Kingdom. Due to the Upheaval, the Lanayru Wetlands Chasm has formed on the Island. Fallen Debris has also settled on the Island after falling from the Sky. Ruins Rubble can occasionally be seen falling from the Sky here as well. Hyrule Restoration Materials can now be found on the northeastern side of the Island.

The Hylian traveler Spoone can be seen visiting Mercay Island with his Donkey. He informs Link of the Lanayru Wetlands Chasm and speculates that new forms of flora and fauna could be found at the bottom of the Chasm.[18] He expresses his interest to explore, but laments that it would be a life-threatening endeavor.[19] After stopping to observe the Chasm, he leaves the Island.[20] Addison can also be found atop the stony hill attempting to set up one of his Signboards.






Treasure Chests

Treasure Chest
1724, 0094, 0013

Inside the Monster Outpost

Treasure ChestContentsCoordinatesNotes
1724, 0094, 0013

Inside the Monster Outpost


Mercay Island is named after the Mercator projection, a technique for displaying maps. Similarly, Molida Island is named after the Mollweide projection.[21]

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
  • メルカ島 (Meruka Shima) (PH)[23]
  • メルカ島 (Meruka Tō) (BotW)
  • Meruka Island
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mercay (BotW)[29]Mercay
Ile Mercay (PH)[28] 
The French Republic
Ile Melka (PH)[25] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
Insel Melka (PH)[24] 
The Italian Republic
Isola Melka (PH)[22] 
Latin America
Isla Mercay (PH | BotW)[27]Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
Isla Mercay (PH)[26] 
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 113 (PH)
  2. "Mercay Island" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Mercay Island" — Map (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "What's that rumbling?! Another earthquake! So many quakes lately. So many monsters! Bad signs, for sure. And I bet there are even worse things to come!" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. "Tried the path to the north, did you? Ciela, don't pretend you forgot I told you never to go that way. We've seen so many quakes rattle the island lately, Link. And monsters have been seen closer and closer to town. Be cautious, young ones. That cave up north leads to the port, it's true. But that path will be crawling with monsters. Do not even think of it. I'm sure someone will get around to repairing the bridge..." — Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "Oh, phew! You're awake! You weren't moving, so I thought you were done for! But it looks like you're going to be OK. I'm Ciela. You see, I'm a fairy! I was out fluttering around and found you here. What happened?" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. "What?! A Ghost Ship? Your friend was taken away by a Ghost Ship?! So you were following after her... And you got separated from your own ship, huh? Is it the Ghost Ship people have been talking about? They say that those it takes are never seen again!" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. "You want to know more about the Ghost Ship? Grandpa will know all about it. I lost my memory...a long time ago. When I woke up on this beach, Grandpa rescued me! He's very sweet, so you've got nothing to worry about! Our house is up there, off the beach. Come on!" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. "Hmm... You're not going to give up, are you?" — Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
    "Young people... There is a port to the east of here. A sailor by the name of Linebeck should be there. He'll be willing to tell you more about the Ghost Ship. Look at your map. The harbor is here. Nintendo DS" — Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "Oh, heavens! That quake just broke the bridge again! So many quakes lately, and the bridge breaks every time there's a big one! There's a second way to get to town, fortunately. Unfortunately, it leads through a frightening cave full of monsters. What to do? Well, wait for the bridge to be fixed, of course!" — Saya (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Anyway, I've just had a bad bit of luck with my garden here. That quake just heaved a bunch of rocks into the middle of my patch! Would you mind moving them? Simply tap on a rock to pick it up. Then tap where you want to throw it." — Lapelli (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. "Thanks aplenty. You really helped me out there. It's not much, but here's something for your trouble. Please, I insist!" — Lapelli (Phantom Hourglass)
  13. "You got a green Rupee! It's worth 1 Rupee!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  14. "............ What's with the dirty look? Think I'm a cheapskate? Fine. Then here's a hot tip." — Lapelli (Phantom Hourglass)
  15. "Look at your map. There's a tree on that spot. Go bash it really hard! Nintendo DS I'd recommend that you jot that down on your map before you forget it! To scribble on your map, tap Menu, then tap Map." — Lapelli (Phantom Hourglass)
  16. "Boing-oing! Want to do a somersault? Scribble tiny circles at the very edges of your screen. Roll into that big tree there and see what shakes loose! Roll too much, however, and you'll get dizzy!" — Boing Statue (Phantom Hourglass)
  17. "Got done fixing the bridge! Just a patch job, but it'll do for now." — Gazpacho (Phantom Hourglass)
  18. "Are you familiar with Mercay Island? A chasm was just discovered there. A deep, gaping hole that's bound to be full of undiscovered plant and animal life! I would simply love to explore it...were it not a surefire way to get myself killed." — Spoone (Tears of the Kingdom)
  19. "Everyone's talking about the chasm that was found on Mercay Island. I would love to go,'s sure to be quite the health hazard." — Spoone (Tears of the Kingdom)
  20. "I came to see the chasm nearby, but now that I'm here, I think I ought to turn back. What if I got too close and fell in? I might get hurt!" — Spoone (Tears of the Kingdom)
  21. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 285
  22. "Isola Melka" — Sea Chart (Phantom Hourglass)
  23. "メルカ島" — Sea Chart (Phantom Hourglass)
  24. "Insel Melka" — Sea Chart (Phantom Hourglass)
  25. "Ile Melka" — Sea Chart (Phantom Hourglass)
  26. "Isla Mercay" — Sea Chart (Phantom Hourglass)
  27. "Isla Mercay" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Ile Mercay" — Sea Chart (Phantom Hourglass)
  29. "Mercay" — Map (Breath of the Wild)