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Sturgeon is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]


The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Sturgeon is a wise, elderly man who lives on Outset Island with his granddaughter, Sue-Belle, on the upper floor of a home where his younger brother, Orca, also resides.[3] Whereas his brother will spend the entire day studying the art of fighting,[4] Sturgeon will lock himself in his room and study all day, expanding his knowledge.[1] Although very wise, Sturgeon has a very hot temper,[5] and is hardly accommodating.[6] He is easily angered by Orca's training,[7] and often refers to his brother as a "hooligan".[7][8] Even though he despises swordfighting, he was actually once an accomplished swordsman himself.[9]

At the beginning of the game, Sturgeon will teach Link the game's basic controls, such as L-Targeting. In Sturgeon's room, Link can see papers tacked to the walls, titled "Sturgeon's One-Point Lessons". These articles contain useful information on basic game mechanics, such as Hearts, Saving, the use of Area Maps, and so on.

In his youth, Sturgeon set out with his brother on an arduous quest to collect ten Knight's Crests, which would allow them to learn a powerful new sword technique.[10][11] However, even after many long years and adventures beyond count, they were unable to even approach finding ten crests, and they both grew old.[12] If Link brings presents 10 Knight Crests to Orca, he will teach Link the technique that they were never able to master: The Hurricane Spin.

The Minish Cap

Sturgeon is found on the upper floor of the Royal Hyrule Library in Hyrule Town in The Minish Cap. He is convinced that some of the books from the Library move on their own,[13] though it is simply the Library Minish who live there. After Link returns all three overdue Library Books, Sturgeon moves to put them back on the shelf with incredible speed.[14] After Vaati transforms Hyrule Castle into Dark Hyrule Castle, the Royal Hyrule Library closes, and Sturgeon is absent for the remainder of the game.

He is one of the potential characters to have a random Kinstone Fusion available.[15]


Sturgeon's name comes from the large fish called a Sturgeon. His brother, Orca, is also named after a sea creature.

Names in Other Regions
青ジイ (Ao Jī) (TMC)[18]Blue Old Man
The Federal Republic of Germany
Vadder Orco (TMC)[19] 
The Italian Republic
  • Professor Sofo (TWW)[17]
  • Celeste (TMC)[16]
  • Professor Sofo; from Sofocle
The Kingdom of Spain
Viejo Añil (TMC)[20] 
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "His is the way of knowledge. He locks himself in his room and studies all day." — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 258 (TWW) & 270 (TMC)
  3. "The hooligan I'm referring to is my younger and much less intelligent brother, who lives just downstairs..." — Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  4. "Anyway, the only thing he DOES study is the art of fighting." — Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  5. "Ah! My brother upstairs is very high-strung." — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  6. "He is quite wise, but with that big head of his, he is hardly...accommodating." — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Such a racket! Can't you keep quiet!? You've knocked everything off my shelves, you dratted hooligan!" — Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  8. "You just be sure to take the time to read it all through very carefully. If you don't, you'll surely end up like that useless hooligan of a little brother of mine who lives downstairs." — Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  9. "Surprisingly, Sturgeon was an accomplished swordsman in his youth." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  10. "Any courageous soul who gathers ten of these crests can learn a powerful new sword technique!" — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  11. "Both my brother and I dreamt of learning this technique in our youth. We worked so hard to collect the crests..." — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  12. "But it took many long years and adventures beyond count before we even approached finding ten of them, and we both grew old..." — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  13. "Sometimes, these books move on their own! I've seen it with my own two eyes!" — Sturgeon (The Minish Cap)
  14. "Yes, yes! Here I am! I'm here! I'll have these books put away lickety-split!" — Sturgeon (The Minish Cap)
  15. "You want to fuse Kinstones? Sure, why not?" — Sturgeon (The Minish Cap)
  16. Encyclopedia, Magazzini Salani, pg. 270
  17. "Professor Sofo
    Luogo di nascita: Isola Primula.
    Carattere: burbero e severo.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker, Italian localization)
  18. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Shogakukan, pg. 145
  19. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 270
  20. Encyclopedia, Norma Editorial, pg. 270