Ghost Pirate Ship

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This article is about the location in Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. For other uses, see Pirate Ship.

The Ghost Pirate Ship,(OoA)[1] also known as the Pirates' Ship,(OoS)[2] is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed] It is staffed by the Cap'n and his crew of Piratians.


Oracle of Seasons

The well-being of the Pirates' Ship directly influences Link's passage to the Graveyard and the Explorer's Crypt, the penultimate dungeon in Oracle of Seasons. While sailing to Holodrum, a large storm strands the bow of the ship in the Samasa Desert and the stern in Subrosia, near the Subrosia Seaside.[3][4] The Cap'n does not give the orders to fix the damaged ship until Link finds and polishes the Rusty Bell,[5][6] a relic from the Cap'n's love, Queen Ambi,[7][8][9] that was lost in the storm.[10] Link finds the rusted bell in the Samasa Desert, has it polished by the Subrosian Smithy,[11] and returns it the Cap'n. The Cap'n motivates his crew to fix the ship's damage[12] and drives the ship out of Subrosia towards the Western Coast of Holodrum. The ship docks at the Western Coast, allowing Link passage to the Graveyard and the Explorer's Crypt.[13]

Oracle of Ages

The unforgiving Sea of Storms[14] stalls the Ghost Pirate Ship abreast a ring of whirlpools in the past era of Oracle of Ages.[15] The Cap'n tells Link that the Sea of Storms disrupted his return voyage from Holodrum,[16] and that the Zora Scale is a powerful charm capable of calming these seas.[17] After Link gives the Cap'n the Zora Scale, the Cap'n declares he and his crew are off to Holodrum once again.[18] The Cap'n presents Link the Tokay Eyeball as a token of gratitude, before departing.[19]

Other Appearances

Oracle of Ages (Himekawa)

Most of the manga's Chapter 7, The Pirate Captain, takes place on the Ghost Pirate Ship. It is first shown as Link and Ralph cling to their raft during a storm. The two are rescued and brought aboard.[20] It is here that Link and Ralph meet the Captain and learn about his past. The Ship itself is not shown again until the Captain sets course for Labrynna,[21] making the vessel fight against the storm it has been trapped in for years.[22] After a battle on the deck, the Captain allows Link and Ralph to leave the Ghost Pirate Ship.[23] It is last seen disappearing into the storm.


Names in Other Regions
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  1. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 108 (OoA)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 47 (OoS)
  3. "Our ship got caught in a storm and sank. When we woke, 'ere we were. Where are we? It all looks so weird." — Piratian (Oracle of Seasons)
  4. "'Ave you seen our ship? It's over by the graveyard." — Piratian (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "I want to get back to all me mates and dig the ship free, but Cap'n said, "Don't come back 'til ya find me bell"!" — Piratian (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "Oh! Surely this- Ar! This thing's rusted something awful! What are you pullin'? This won't do! Go get it polished!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Seasons)
  7. "Queen Ambi had a boyfriend--a seafaring man. But he set sail one day and never came back. She's building a tall tower so she can search the lands for any sign of his return." — N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  8. "Ambi??? Nay, 'tis I that must be dreamin'!!! I never thought we'd meet again after so long! Even now, when I think of our parting, it pains my heart. Though many years 'ave gone by since then, you are as beautiful as ever..." — Cap'n (Oracle of Seasons)
  9. "That bell he got from 'is special someone was so rusty. Aye... I'd be mad, too." — Piratian (Oracle of Seasons)
  10. "It was so stormy that Cap'n lost the bell he got from a special someone. That's a bit o' trouble..." — Piratian (Oracle of Seasons)
  11. "Welcome to the Subrosian Smithy! We do the finest work in the land, but we take on only jobs that interest us! He says you hold a bell of great value. He hasn't offered to polish it, but should he?" — Subrosian Smithy (Oracle of Seasons)
  12. "Now reporting, Cap'n! The ship's all fixed! We can set sail anytime!" — Piratian (Oracle of Seasons)
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 47
  14. "The seas beyond here swallow up all who venture into them--the Sea of Storms! I can't allow a child like you to pass!" — Zora (Oracle of Ages)
  15. "We got stuck in this Sea o' Storms and can't get out!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  16. "Ahoy! It's been a long time! I didn't expect to meet you 'ere! We've come all the way back from 'Olodrum..." — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  17. "Har! Ye've got the Zora's Scale sea charm! Aye, that could calm this Sea o' Storms! 'Ow about you give me that Zora's Scale!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  18. "We're off to 'Olodrum, the land o' seasons!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  19. "Take this as a sign o' me thanks! It's the jewel called the Tokay Eyeball!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  20. "We fished out a couple castaways..." (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 104)
  21. "Set a course for Labrynna!!" (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 109)
  22. "They've been stuck in this storm forever!..." (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 110)
  23. "Ye have my leave to go. Give 'em a boat." (Oracle of Ages (Himekawa), VIZ Media, pg. 112)