Weather Vane

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Weather Vanes,(ALBW)[1] also known as Weathercocks,(ALttP | LA)[2][3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

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A Link to the Past

The Weathercock appears in the center of Kakariko Village in A Link to the Past. If Link plays the Flute while standing near it, the Weathercock will shatter and a Bird will emerge from inside the statue. In the Dark World, the Weathercock is replaced by a Gargoyle.

Link's Awakening

A single Weathercock appears in Mabe Village in Link's Awakening. When Link learns the "Frog's Song of Soul" from Mamu, he must play the song in a hidden room under the Weathercock to revive the Flying Rooster.

In Link's Awakening DX, the Photographer will also take a photo of Link, Marin, and Tarin in front of the Weathercock.

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Weather Vanes serve as Saving and Warping points and are located at landmarks around Hyrule and Lorule. Weather Vanes are found outside each Dungeon and at other major points of interest and revisits, such as Ravio's Shop and Kakariko Village. After Link meets Irene, she will offer to transport him to the location of any previously activated Weather Vane, should Link ring the Bell.

Stylistically, the nine Weather Vanes in Hyrule have a different appearance than the thirteen Weather Vanes in Lorule. Although, this is purely cosmetic.

If a certain amount of time has gone by without saving, then the Weather Vanes will react by fluttering their wings and making a small sound akin to chirping whenever Link is in the vicinity.[clarification needed] They will settle down once the game has been saved. They will also remind the player to avoid eyestrain by suggesting to take a break.

Hyrule Weather Vanes

Lorule Weather Vanes

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Weather Vanes resembling the ones in A Link Between Worlds appear as icons whenever the Warriors have reached a checkpoint, allowing them to resume from that moment onward should they lose to the opposing Forces.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Weerhaan[5] 
Canada
FrenchCA
Girouette[7]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Italian
Segnavento[4]Same as English.
The Portuguese Republic
PortugueseEU
Cata-vento[5] 
The Russian Federation
Russian
Флюгеру (Flyugeru)[5] 
Latin America
SpanishLA
Veleta[6]Same as English.
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Gallery

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 299 (ALBW)
  2. "Cluck cluck...What?! You turned me into a human. I can even speak! Aha, it must be you who is always teasing my friends. The Weathercock is always watching you harass them. Well, this human shape is uncomfortable for me. Ahhh, I want to be a chicken again! Cluck cluck..." — Cucco (A Link to the Past)
  3. "BRRING! BRRING! Hi, it's Ulrira! Have you heard of the Flying Rooster of Mabe Village? In the good old days, it used to give us rides if we held it above our heads... Now it is lying under the Weathercock... Is that useful for you? I hope so! Bye! CLICK!" — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Un nuovo segnavento è stato aggiunto alla mappa." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds, Italian localization)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Link Between Worlds manual, pg. 5
  6. "Acércate a una veleta y oprime A Button para guardar tu progreso." (A Link Between Worlds manual, Latin American Spanish localization, pg. 5)
  7. "Approchez-vous d'une girouette et appuyez sur A Button pour sauvegarder votre progression." (A Link Between Worlds manual, Canadian French localization, pg. 5)