Train Whistle

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Train Whistles are Objects in Spirit Tracks.[1]

Location and Uses

Alfonzo's Train and the Spirit Train are equipped with Train Whistles in Spirit Tracks, in the form of a swaying rope on the touchscreen that can be pulled downward with the stylus.[2] The sound produced by the Train Whistle differs depending on the type of Engine equipped to the Spirit Train.

The Train Whistle can be used to scare animals such as Moinks and monsters such as Snurgles and Skulltulas off of and away from the Spirit Tracks.[3] Any Rabbits hiding behind Boulders or Barrels will reveal themselves by jumping when the Train Whistle is sounded.

Whistle Signs indicating that Royal Engineers must sound their Train Whistles are occasionally dotted alongside the Spirit Tracks. If Link is transporting a Passenger and does not heed these Signs, they will criticize Link for not performing his job properly. Pulling the Train Whistle when Beedle's Air Shop flies overhead will call it down to the ground so that Link may enter the shop.[1] Similarly, pulling and holding the Train Whistle as the Spirit Train approaches a Spacetime Gate is the only means of traveling through its Warp Point.

In the Dark Realm, Link can collect Tears of Light to imbue the Spirit Train with a glowing light. While these Tears of Light are active, Link can pull the Train Whistle to increase the Spirit Train's speed and blast through any Dark Trains on the tracks, destroying them.


Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • 汽笛 (Kiteki)[5]
  • 汽笛レバー (Kiteki Rebā)[6]
  • Steam Whistle
  • Steam Whistle Lever
The French Republic
  • Sifflet[15]
  • Corde du sifflet
The Federal Republic of Germany
  • Dampfpfeife[7]
  • Seil für die Dampfpfeife[8]
The Italian Republic
Latin America
The Kingdom of Spain
  • Cuerda del silbato
  • Silbato
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  • The Train Whistle of the Skull Engine is the only one that can produce multiple notes. By pulling the Train Whistle to different lengths, it can be played in a minor pentatonic scale.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Greetings! There's a new shop in town--Beedle's Air Shop! We're having a bomb-bag blowout, so keep your eyes peeled for our hot-air balloon!
    Whenever you see me, drive up close and blow your train whistle. Hope to see you soon!
    " — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)
  2. "This is the whistle. Touch it and give it a good pull to blow the train's whistle! Oh, and you can look around by touching in the direction you want to look. Good engineers are always aware of their surroundings, you know! So, you catch all that?" — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "Animal on the tracks! Sound the whistle to scare it off!" — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Tocca la corda e fai scorrere lo stilo in basso per tirarla e usare il fischio." — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "ヤッテキマス! 御用ノ方ハ
    " — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "これは 汽笛レバー
    " — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Lass in meiner Nähe deine Dampfpfeife erklingen und ich eile herbei!" — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "Das hier ist das Seil für die Dampfpfeife! Berühre es und ziehe es nach unten, um ein Signal zu geben!" — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "Donnez un coup de sifflet lorsque vous apercevez le ballon de Terry pour qu'il descende!" — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)
  10. "Ça, c'est la corde du sifflet. Touche-la et fais-la glisser vers le bas pour donner un coup de sifflet!" — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  11. "This is the whistle cord. Give it a good pull to blow the train's whistle!" — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  12. "Whenever you see me, drive up close and blow your train whistle." — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)
  13. "Esta es la cuerda del silbato. ¡Tócala y deslízala hacia abajo para utilizarlo!" — Alfonzo (Spirit Tracks)
  14. "¡Acércate y toca el silbato para avisarme!" — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)
  15. "Si vous apercevez ma montgolfière, approchez-vous et donnez un coup de sifflet pour me faire descendre!" — From Beedle (Spirit Tracks)