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Scarecrows are recurring objects and characters in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Bonooru

Two Scarecrows are featured in Ocarina of Time, by the names of Bonooru and Pierre. Bonooru claims he has a great memory and loves music, and will learn any original, 8-note song that the child Link plays for him on the Ocarina.[3] When Link returns and meet him as an adult, however, Bonooru can't remember the tune and needs Link to remind him.[4] As thanks for playing the song again, Bonooru has his friend Pierre appear and help Link whenever he plays the newly-dubbed "Scarecrow's Song".[5] Pierre lives near Bonooru on the shores of Lake Hylia, and he enjoys music as well. He helps Link to reach otherwise inaccessible locations by appearing and acting as a target for Link's Hookshot.

Majora's Mask

Main article: Pierre

Pierre is much the same as his Ocarina of Time counterpart. He loves music and will learn a song played for him on the Ocarina of Time. However, this song must be re-taught to him if the "Song of Time" is played. If Link talks to him, he will offer to dance. If Link accepts, time will pass until the next dawn or night. This will not work on the night of the Final Day as Pierre leaves the town.[6] After dancing, he will ask Link if he wants to learn a way to speed up or slow down time. He says that playing a "mysterious song" (the "Song of Time") will allow Link to manipulate the flow of time:[7] playing it backwards will slow down time, and playing each note twice in a row will make time move forward.[8]

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, there is a Scarecrow near Link's House, with which he can practice attacking using the Wooden Sword in the beginning of the game. A Scarecrow can be found near Coro's Store as well.

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, there is a Scarecrow near Link's House, with which he can practice attacking with his Sword. Link can destroy the Scarecrow with the Fire Rod.

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, four Scarecrows appear in an empty field in Hateno Village.

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training

In Link's Crossbow Training, Scarecrows are used as optional Targets that Link can shoot at with his Crossbow. They appear at least once in every stage, sometimes appearing multiple times. In most Target-Shooting stages, a Scarecrow will appear in the first area of the stage. In the next area, the Scarecrow will only appear again if Link has shot the first Scarecrows' head.

If Link shoots the Scarecrows' body, he will be awarded one point. If he shoots the Scarecrows' body again, he will be awarded two points. This pattern continues until Link shoots the Scarecrow for the eighth time, where continuous hits afterward only award Link with eight points each. If Link ever shoots the Pumpkin head of the Scarecrow, he will be awarded points based on how many hits were taken by the Scarecrows' body, with 1,000 points being awarded if Link shot the Scarecrow eight times or more beforehand. If Link ever shoots the Scarecrow with a Exploding Arrow, the Scarecrows' head will be destroyed granting him points based on how many hits the body of the Scarecrow has already taken, plus an additional 2 points. Once the head of the Scarecrow is shot and destroyed, Link can freely shoot the body of the Scarecrow for an unlimited amount of shots, with each shot giving Link one point. If Link shoots the Scarecrow with a Exploding Arrow after destroying its head, he will be given 3 points.

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland a talking Scarecrow resides in Lon Lon Meadow. It will reward Tingle if he gets rid of the moles that annoy the Scarecrow.

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

Main article: Kakashi

A Scarecrow called simply Kakashi ("Scarecrow") appears in Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love, serving as Tingle's partner.

My Nintendo Picross: Twilight Princess

The seventeenth puzzle in the Picross series and the nineteenth puzzle in the Mega Picross series depict a Scarecrow.


Names in Other Regions
The French Republic
Épouvantail (MM3D)[9]Scarecrow
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  1. "You played the Scarecrow's Song." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "OK, wow, this is great! Let's see how powerful that slingshot is! Hit the targets AND those scarecrows!" — Talo (Twilight Princess)
  3. "I am Bonooru, the scarecrow musical genius! I hear a song once, and I never forget it, baby!" — Bonooru (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Hey! Aren't you the fairy buddy I met a long time ago? Wow, you grew, dude! Well, here's your song... What? No, I never forget! You, you're the one who forgot... aren't you? If you have an Ocarina, play that song, baby!" — Bonooru (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "OH YEAHHH!! That's it, that's the tune!! You rock!! I'm blown away! Oh, no, no! I didn't forget the song...I never forget anything! But I just feel like rewarding you, baby! ........ I have a good idea! My buddy Pierre is wandering around, so play that tune when you want to call him! I'll tell him to help you if he's nearby and hears that song, baby!" — Bonooru (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "But outside it seems to have gotten kind of...dangerous. Yikes...I'm gettin' outta town!" — Pierre (Majora's Mask)
  7. "I know of a mysterious song that allows you to manipulate the flow of time..." — Pierre (Majora's Mask)
  8. "If you play that strange song backward, you can slow the flow of time. And if you play each note twice in a row, you can move a half day forward through time. How's that? Pretty interesting, isn't it?" — Pierre (Majora's Mask)
  9. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 244