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The Postman is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[3][name references needed] He is responsible for Mail Delivery and usually works out of a Post Office.


Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the Postman can be seen walking around Clock Town checking Mailboxes for mail. He takes his job very seriously, as he will not stop to chat when there is mail to be delivered,[4] and is not willing to leave Termina unless he is given explicit permission.[5] He spends his free time counting and trying to stop exactly on ten seconds.[6][note 1] If Link manages to do it, the Postman will reward him with a Piece of Heart.[7]

The Postman also has a role in the quest to reunite Anju and Kafei. He gives Anju a letter from Kafei the First Day, but refuses to tell her exactly where it is from when she asks.[14] On the Second Day, he delivers the letter to Kafei.

On the Final Day, Link receives the Priority Mail from the Curiosity Shop Man; he has two choices for how to use it. One of the choices allows him to free the Postman of his schedule. If Link goes to the Post Office, he finds him kneeling on the floor, wishing to flee but unable to as he still has jobs for the next day.[5] If Link gives him the Priority Mail, he realizes that the mail is the highest priority and delivers it to Madame Aroma.[15] After receiving the mail, she orders him to abandon his schedule and flee.[16] Finally free, the Postman will meet Link outside the Milk Bar and give him the Postman's Hat before leaving town.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, the Postman lives Lynna Village in the past and participates in the Trading Sequence. He gives Link the Stationery in exchange for the Poe Clock.

The Wind Waker

Main articles: Quill, Ilari and Koboli

The Rito are the postmen of the Great Sea. Quill and Ilari in particular bear the title of "Postman".[17][18] The mail sorter Koboli resembles the Postman of past games and his figurine implies he is the Postman's descendant.

The Minish Cap

The Postman runs around Hyrule Town in The Minish Cap delivering letters.[2]

After Vaati impersonates King Daltus, the Postman will Fuse Kinstone Pieces with Link;[19] a successful Fusion will result in Marcy appearing at the Post Office and begin selling the Swordsman Newsletter.[20]

While he runs around Hyrule Town, the Postman delivers a number of catchphrases.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27]

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, the Postman delivers letters to Link directly, provided he is in Hyrule Field, without the aid of Postboxes. He is much more comically depicted in this game than in earlier games. He breathes very oddly when running and hums several bars of a victory song after he finishes delivering a letter. However, like all Postmen, he still takes his job very seriously. The Postman is able to recognize Link while he is in wolf form.

When not delivering mail, the Postman can be seen in various places around Hyrule. He can be found in Ordon Ranch feeding an illegible letter to the Goats,[28] and in Zora's Domain behind the throne trying to identify who "Mr. Zora" is.[29] He is also seen in Telma's Bar deciding what to order,[30] and in the Elde Inn drying off a letter he dropped in the Hot Spring.[31] Finally, he is also found crouched on a wooden bridge in Fruit Pop Flight Challenge, and in the forty-nine floor of the Cave of Ordeals after it has been cleared at least once.[32]

His red banner bares the symbol of a Rabbit along with the word Postman written in Fourth Hylian.

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, the Postman now has wings in order to fly from one island to another, similar to the Rito from The Wind Waker. He no longer resembles the Postman of Majora's Mask. Whenever Link finds a wiggling Mailbox, the Postman will appear to deliver his mail. This time around, Link does not receive the letter itself, as it is instead read by the Postman. An exception to this is Jolene's Letter. He also now features a winged letter as his cap's insignia instead of the bunny from previous games.

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, the Postman looks very similar to his Phantom Hourglass counterpart, but has a different outfit and lacks wings. When meeting with or departing from Link, the Postman does an impression of a train, referencing the game's train theme. Unlike Phantom Hourglass, where he reads letters once and then takes off, he now gives Link his letters to read himself, as in Twilight Princess. He says that while letters used to be read out loud, the system was changed because some people thought it was rude, referencing how the Postman read the letters in Phantom Hourglass instead of Link.[33]

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Postmen from Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess appear as Stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sticker Information
Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Postman Sticker Icon.png
Majora's Mask [Specials: Direct] - Attack +3 All
SSBB Postman Sticker Icon 2.png
Twilight Princess [Leg] - Attack +11 All

My Nintendo Picross: Twilight Princess

MNPTP Postman Sprite.png

The eighteenth puzzle in the Picross series and the thirty-fourth puzzle in the Mega Picross series depict the Postman.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Postman — Spirit Battle Information
SSBU Postman Spirit Icon.png
SSBU Support Spirit Icon.png Support Spirit
No. 214
Team Power SSBU Grab Type Icon.png Grab | 2600 Rank ★ NOVICE Fighter(s)
Stage Temple Theme "Termina Field" SSBU Wii Fit Trainer Stock Icon 6.png Wii Fit Trainer
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
 • Timed Stamina battle Triforce piece.png
 • The enemy tends to avoid conflict
Postman — Spirit Information
SSBU Postman Spirit Icon.png

No. 214
Rank ★ NOVICE Cost
Bunny Hood Equipped
Start battles with a Bunny Hood. Move faster and jump higher.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Postman appears as a Spirit with the ability, Bunny Hood Equipped, which starts a Fighter with a Bunny Hood.



ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
ポストマン (Posutoman) (ST)[35] 
Postier (ST)[43] 
The French Republic
Postier (ST)[38] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
Postino (MM | OoA | TMC | ST)[39][40][41][42]Same as English.
Latin America
Cartero (ST)[34] 
The Kingdom of Spain
Cartero (TMC | ST)[44][45] 
This table was generated using translation pages.
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See Also


  1. In the Japanese version, Link has to stop at exactly 10 seconds. In the North American version, he has a very small, yet bigger range of time to stop.[citation needed]


  1. "It's tough work, being the mailman. Look at him, always runnnin' around!" — Hylian (The Minish Cap)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A very serious mail deliveryman. He continues to make every delivery right on time every day." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 245,(MM) 254,(OoA) 270,(TMC) 277,(TP) 283,(PH) & 289(ST)
  4. "I'm currently on the job. If I stop to talk, it will disrupt my schedule." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ohhh...I want to flee! B-but, it's not written on the schedule. T-to me, the delivery schedule... It's the h-highest priority." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  6. "4, 5, 6... Whaa! ...You startled me. Do not disrupt my training! In my mind, I am running for exactly 10 seconds without looking at a clock. I was in the middle of mental training!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  7. "You may make fun of me, but this is quite difficult! Will you try?" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  8. "I have delivered this to you!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  9. "Ah! Wait! This letter, wh-where did you?!?" — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  10. "From the postbox." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Th-that's not what I mean! From the postbox where?!?" — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  12. "From the postbox somewhere." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  13. "That's not what I mean!" — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  14. [8][9][10][11][12][13]
  15. "Th-this is a priority mail seal! This is the highest of priorities. I shall deliver it!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  16. "Thank you. You flee now. That's an order!" — Madame Aroma (Majora's Mask)
  17. "Quill the Postman" — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  18. "...Oh, you're just some wretched street urchin. I thought you were the postman." — Maggie's Father (The Wind Waker)
  19. "Must deliver the mail... Hey, that's a Kinstone piece!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  20. "I really wish I could do more to help people... Wait! I've got it! I'll ask Swiftblade to start up a newsletter for adventurers! That'll be a great way to provide a useful service for everyone... Hm. It's going to be a lot of work, though. I should get Marcy to help me." — Stamp (The Minish Cap)
  21. "I am the postman, crossing town at incredible speed to bring you your mail!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  22. "Faster than fast delivery! Swift and certain, that is the postman's aim!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  23. "Lightly, lightly, lightly... Lightly treads the carefree postman!!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  24. "Dash, jump, delivery!! The postman cometh!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  25. "Here before you know it, it's your amazing neighborhood postman!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  26. "Known all through Hyrule for his charm and service, it's your friendly postman!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  27. "Able to withstand the greatest of delivery challenges! I am the postman of tomorrow, here today!" — Postman (The Minish Cap)
  28. "We can't just let this goat eat the letter!" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  29. "Hmm... This letter is addressed to Mr. Zora. Now who could that be?" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  30. "Hmm - what to order, what to order... I do believe I will start with meat." — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  31. "I dropped a letter into the hot springs and now I can't read it. Gotta blow this thing dry!" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  32. "I think you are lost. It's got to be around here somewhere..." — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  33. "I've got a letter for you, so I'll just jump right in and read it aloud. Oh, wait--that's the way we USED to do things. But no more! Apparently, some folks thought our reading their letters out loud was rude. So now our policy is to just hand-deliver the mail unopened." — Postman (Spirit Tracks)
  34. "Por aquí todos me llaman "cartero". Dedico mi vida al servicio postal." — Postman (Spirit Tracks)
  35. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 287 (ST)
  36. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 270
  37. "Jawohl, der Postbote lebt für die Eilpost!" — Postman (Spirit Tracks)
  38. "On m'appelle...
    " — Postman (Spirit Tracks)
  39. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 245
    "#214 - Postino" — Support Spirit (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Italian localization)
  40. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 254
    L'arte di una leggenda, Magazzini Salani, pg. 211
  41. Encyclopedia, Magazzini Salani, pg. 270
  42. "Sono il Postino!!!" — Postman (Spirit Tracks)
  43. "Tous mes amis m'appellent Postier! Alors, faites de même!" — Postman (Spirit Tracks)
  44. Encyclopedia, Norma Editorial, pg. 270
  45. "Por aquí todos me llaman "Cartero". ¡Vivo por y para el servicio postal!" — Postman (Spirit Tracks)