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Salvatore is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[4]


The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Salvatore runs the Squid-Hunt Minigame inside the lighthouse on Windfall Island, and also the Cannon Minigame on Spectacle Island. To fit in with the pirate-theme of his games, he introduces them with a routine in which he pretends to be Tetra or a fearsome pirate captain, using wooden cutouts which he pokes his face through, and putting on a pirate voice.[2] Aside from when he's using the wooden cut-out pictures, he is very unenthusiastic about the job and always seems bored.[5] At nighttime, he sleeps standing up at his desk, holding up a wooden cutout of himself sleeping.

Four Swords Adventures

Phantom Hourglass

Salvatore explaining the Cannon Minigame

Salvatore appears again in Phantom Hourglass. He runs the Cannon Minigame on Bannan Island and behaves similarly to his first appearance in The Wind Waker.[6] He explains the Mini-Game with a dramatic wooden puppet show, but otherwise seems bored with his job.[7]

If Link plays the Cannon Minigame at least once, he will receive a Letter from Salvatore after completing the Temple of Wind. In the Letter, Salvatore invites him to return and play the Mini-Game again, whilst lamenting his own boredom.[1]

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Salvatore also appears as a Trophy and Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Trophy Information

# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
The Wind Waker

Phantom Hourglass
A guy who runs the minigame where you try to sink groups of giant squid with a set number of shots for prizes. Not only is the game fun, but his little one-man play using the funky little illustrated props leaves quite an impression. If you say you didn't understand his explanation, the expression on his face is priceless. Random

Sticker Information

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by

The Wind Waker [Electric] - Attack +9 This sticker is only usable by Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Toon Link


Salvatore is an Italian name derived from Salvador.[8] This could be a reference to the famous Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, which would match his use of wooden cut-out paintings during the introduction of his games. "Salvatore" is a common name in Italy, and this is probably the reason why his name was changed only in the Italian language. The Italian name Arraffaele comes from the word "arraffare," which means "to seize" or "to steal", and another common Italian name, Raffaele.

Names in Other Regions
サルバトーレ (Sarubatōre) (TWW)[10]Salvatore
The French Republic
Salvatore (TWW)[12]
The Federal Republic of Germany
Salvatore (TWW)[11]
The Italian Republic
Arraffaele (TWW)[9]Portmanteau of the name Raffaele and the word arraffare (to grab/to swipe)
The Kingdom of Spain
Salvatore (TWW)[13]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Greetings, Link.
    No doubt you were waiting for a note from me, the Master of Diversions. So come by again. I mean, if you want. Play a game or two. What? Got better things to do? I'll be waiting. Where else am I going to go? I'll be the guy staring at the sea, bored out of my mind.
    Sincerely yours,
    " — Letter (Phantom Hourglass)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Velcome to zee fleet! I am zee great Admiral Dolvalski! Look sharp, for vee are zee sole protectors of zis island!" — Salvatore (The Wind Waker HD)
  3. "Long ago, Salvatore hoped to be a famous painter, but that dream didn't last long. He eventually returned to his hometown and came up with his current business plan." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  4. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 258 (TWW) & 282 (PH)
  5. "Oh, bad news, uh...sailor. The enemies...have retreated. Or something..." — Salvatore (The Wind Waker HD)
  6. "So are you going to play or what? It's 20 Rupees a game for kids. Yes or no?" — Salvatore (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. "Yeah, OK. Uh, let's see...

    Ah! This game of skill takes place on the vast stage of the open sea...
    Leap on board, prepare to set sail, and raise anchor!
    On the horizon looms a blue target...
    Man the cannon! Take aim! And... KABOOOOOOOOOM!
    SPLARSHBANGKABOOM! You obliterate the target, earning 100 points!
    Suddenly, a red target sails into view! It fears nothing, for it can't be broken!
    Every time you pound it with cannon fire, you earn 20 points! BLAPOWWW!

    Yeah, so, did you get all that or what?" — Salvatore (Phantom Hourglass)

  8. Meaning, origin and history of the name Salvatore (web archive),, published February 28, 2019, retrieved November 13, 2022.
  9. "Arraffaele
    Luogo di nascita: Isola Taura.
    Passatempo: pittura.
    Sogno nel cassetto: diventare pittore.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  10. "サルバトーレ
    出身地 タウラ島
    特技 絵を描くこと
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  11. "Salvatore
    Herkunft: Port Monee
    Besondere Fähigkeit: Malen
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  12. "Salvatore
    Originaire de: Mercantîle.
    Spécialité: la peinture.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  13. "Salvatore
    Lugar de nacimiento: Isla Taura
    Especialidad: La pintura
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)