Minish Woods

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Minish Woods is an area in The Minish Cap.[1]


Minish Woods is a forested region located in southeastern Hyrule. It connects to two other areas: the Eastern Hills to the west and Lake Hylia to the north.


A large number of Forest Picori live in the Minish Village found here as well as various private mushrooms and ground cracks about the woods. Notable inhabitants include Festari, who speaks the human language, and Gentari, the Minish elder. Just north of the Village lies the Deepwood Shrine, where Link finds the Earth Element. Just outside of the Village is the Bomb-maker and inventor Belari's house; after a Kinstone Fusion, Link has the opportunity to switch his Bombs out for Remote Bombs.

A few non-Minish can be found here, as well. Syrup the Witch resides in her Hut, and the Great Butterfly Fairy who provides Link with a larger Wallet is found in the northern section of the forest. While not in the Minish Woods, Mayor Hagen's Lakeside Cabin must be accessed for the first time by traveling through the woods and using the Mole Mitts.


As with the rest of the world in The Minish Cap, one must shrink and resize themselves with the Minish Portals scattered across the forest. For example, Minish-sized Link is needed to enter the Minish Village and interact with the Minish.[2] There are also small holes in the earth and logs that Link can only go through while Minish. However, only human-sized Link can safely traverse shallow water and high grass.[3] In addition to shallow water, there is deep water in the northern half of the woods that not even normal-sized Link can cross; the Flippers found under the Royal Hyrule Library are required to swim over.

Minor Enemies and Traps


  • The name of Minish Woods is notable as the only time that Hyruleans use "Minish" to describe the creatures; in all other instances "Picori" is used.[4]


The word チロリア (Chiroria) from the Japanese name, チロリアの森 (Chiroria no Mori), can be translated to "Tyrolea", as in チロリアンハット (Chirorianhatto), known in English as Tyrolean hat: a style of fedora headwear from the Tyrol of the Swiss Alps, traditionally made of felt, with a corded band, and trimmed with a feather. The appearance of this is reminiscent of the feathered tails and caps worn by the Minish themselves.

Names in Other Regions
チロリアの森 (Chiroria no Mori)[9]Forest of Tyrolea
The French Republic
Forêt de Tyloria[11]Tyloria's Forest
The Federal Republic of Germany
Tyloria-Wald[10]Tyloria's Forest
The Italian Republic
  • Foresta di Tyloria[5]
  • Tyloria[7]
  • Foresta Minish [6]
  • Foresta dei Minish [8]
  • Tyloria's Forest
  • Minish Forest
  • Minish's Forest
The Kingdom of Spain
Bosque minish[12]Same as English.
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  1. "On his way to the Picori's home in the Minish Woods, young Link met Ezlo, a man suffering from a curse." (Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 79)
  2. "The world of the Minish is very small. You're far to big to meet them now [...] if we're to enter the village, we'll have to make you a touch smaller first." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  3. "But there is one thing you must know: being Minish-sized is full of dangers! Mere puddles at your normal size are bottomless swamps to the Minish." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  4. "Strange how, in the world of humans, only this forest has kept that name..." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  5. "Foresta di Tyloria" — Map (The Minish Cap, Italian localization)
  6. "NorthCittà di Hyrule
    WestPalude Colbacco EastForesta Minish
    " — Sign (The Minish Cap, Italian localization)
  7. "Anche se mandassi a Tyloria i soldati, non troverebbero nessuno." — King Daltus (The Minish Cap, Italian localization)
  8. "In fondo alla Foresta dei Minish c'è un edificio chiamato Tempietto della Foresta." — King Daltus (The Minish Cap, Italian localization)
  9. "Northハイラルの町
    Westタバンタ秘境 Eastチロリアの森
    " — Sign (The Minish Cap, Japanese localization)
  10. "Die Minish leben im Tyloria-Wald." — King Daltus (The Minish Cap, German localization)
  11. "NorthCité d'Hyrule EastForêt de Tyloria
    WestMarais de Tabanta
    " — Sign (The Minish Cap, European French localization)
  12. "NorthCiudadela de Hyrule
    WestRegión Tabanta EastBosque minish
    " — Sign (The Minish Cap, European Spanish localization)
Locations in The Minish Cap
Mount CrenelMount Crenel's BaseCastor WildsWind RuinsRoyal ValleyTrilby HighlandsWestern WoodHyrule Castle GardenNorth Hyrule FieldHyrule TownSouth Hyrule FieldEastern HillsLon Lon RanchVeil FallsCloud TopsLake HyliaMinish Woods
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