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Valoo is a character in The Wind Waker.[5]


The Wind Waker

Valoo resides at the top of Dragon Roost Island and is the patron deity and protector of the Rito people that dwell there. Valoo only speaks the ancient Hylian Language, so there are few who can understand him, and even his attendant Medli has trouble sometimes. Valoo grants the Rito their wings when they come of age and always protects them from harm.[6] When Link first visits Dragon Roost Island, he finds out that Valoo is in a predicament: he is being tortured by Gohma hidden in the mountain beneath Valoo's high peak. The dragon's change of temperament has prevented young Rito (such as Komali) from reaching him to receive the scale that allows them to grow their wings.[7][8] Moreover, one of Valoo's recent rampages caused a boulder to crash down the mountain, breaking the bridge leading to Dragon Roost Cavern and plugging the nearby spring.[9] Link must defeat Gohma in order to stop the Sky Spirit's rampage and receive Din's Pearl from Prince Komali.

After Valoo is saved, he recognizes Link as a true hero and tells him to use the Wind God's Wind to aid the young hero on his quest.[10][11][12] Later, after Link visits Greatfish Isle, it is Valoo who tells Quill to give word to Link about the whereabouts of the Water Spirit Jabun.[13]

Just before Link and Tetra are about to be defeated by Ganondorf at the top of the Forsaken Fortress, Valoo, Komali, and Quill rescue them. The two Rito swoop in and take Link and Tetra to safety before Valoo unleashes a blast of fire onto Ganondorf's viewing platform in an attempt to kill him. However, just before Valoo departs, the Sky Spirit warns the King of Red Lions that his fire alone cannot possibly destroy Ganon.[14]

Valoo is thought to be a descendant of Volvagia.[15]

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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

Trophy Information
# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
The Wind Waker A spirit of the skies sacred to the Rito people. He lives atop Dragon Roost Island. Adult Ritos receive a scale from Valoo that allows them to grow wings and fly. Usually the friendly type, he becomes enraged when the evil creature Gohma grabs his tail, tethering him. Link battles Gohma and frees Valoo, who expresses his thanks to Link and labels him "The Hero of Winds." Random
Sticker Information
Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by

The Wind Waker [Specials: Indirect] - Attack +19 All

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Valoo — Spirit Battle Information
Support Spirit
No. 252
Team Power Attack | 4000 Rank ★★ ADVANCED Fighter(s)
Stage Wuhu Island Theme "Dragon Roost Island" Charizard
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
 • The enemy is giant
Valoo — Spirit Information

No. 252
Rank ★★ ADVANCED Cost
Falling Immunity
Grants immunity to tripping from earthquakes, Banana Peels, etc.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Valoo appears as a Spirit with the ability, Falling Immunity, which grants a Fighter immunity to tripping.



Names in Other Regions
ヴァルー (Varū) (TWW | SSBU)[17]
The French Republic
Valoo (TWW)[19]
The Federal Republic of Germany
Valoo (TWW)[18]
The Italian Republic
Valoo (TWW)[16]
The Kingdom of Spain
Valú (TWW)[20]
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  1. "The sky-dancing Rito tribe... A mystical sky spirit... Dragon Roost Island just sounds like a paradise floating in the ocean of my dreams!" — Missy (The Wind Waker HD)
  2. "High atop this island's peak lives the spirit of the skies...a great dragon by the name of Valoo." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker HD)
  3. "Lord Valoo! You arrived not a moment too soon... We are deeply grateful." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker HD)
  4. "Valoo has lived on Dragon Roost Island and protected the Ritos since long, long ago. He has a habit of speaking only Hylian, which only his attendant, Medli, grasps." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  5. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 259
  6. "We do so by the graces of the sky spirit, Valoo. When a Rito reaches adulthood, he or she journeys to the top of Dragon Roost to receive a scale from the great dragon. It is this scale that enables the Rito to grow his or her wings." — Rito Chieftain (The Wind Waker)
  7. "Let me be direct. My son, Komali, is of the age to earn his wings... Yet...he is weak, in some ways...and in light of the current situation, he may just give up on ever getting them..." — Rito Chieftain (The Wind Waker)
  8. "A letter? From my father?
    Oh, sure, telling me to be brave is easy enough for him... It's not like he's the one who went through that horrible experience... It's not like HE still has to go get a scale from Valoo.
    " — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  9. "You see this place? There used to be a spring here, surrounded by a beautiful pond... It was peaceful and lovely... But then the great Valoo... He became so angry, and... In his rage, he shook the mountain and this boulder crashed down, plugging the spring. You can see the result." — Medli (The Wind Waker)
  10. "O Hero! Thank you! O Hero! Use the Wind God's Wind!" — Valoo (The Wind Waker)
  11. "Oh, I almost forgot! The great Valoo also names you, Link, a true hero." — Medli (The Wind Waker)
  12. "Use the wind god's...wind? That's what he said, but I don't understand. I wonder what it means?" — Medli (The Wind Waker)
  13. "Valoo must have been right when he asked me to bring word of Jabun to you..." — Quill (The Wind Waker)
  14. " is too soon for us to relax. Ganon cannot be destroyed by such simple means as wrath and fire." — Valoo (The Wind Waker)
  15. "Even after the land of Hyrule was sealed away, the guardian spirits of the three pearls of the goddesses remain. They are thought to be descended from Volvagia, the Deku Tree, and Jabu-Jabu, spirits that existed during the Era of the Hero of Time." (Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 127)
  16. "Raggiunta la maturità, riceviamo da Valoo, il drago del monte, le squame magiche che si trasformano in poderose ali quando le applichiamo sul nostro corpo." — Rito Chieftain (The Wind Waker)
  17. "それは、大人になる時、竜の山に住む
    " — Rito Chieftain (The Wind Waker)
  18. "Ich bin die Maid des ehrenwerten Hüters Valoo, der auf dem Drachenberg wohnt." — Medli (The Wind Waker)
  19. "Je suis la servante de Valoo, l'Esprit qui vit dans la Montagne du Dragon." — Medli (The Wind Waker)
  20. "Soy el paje del venerable amo Valú, que vive en la Montaña del Dragón." — Medli (The Wind Waker)