Windfall Island

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Windfall Island is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2] It is a market town in the Great Sea, and it is known for having the highest population of all the islands in The Wind Waker.

Features and Overview

The Wind Waker

Fishman's Commenthide ▲
Fishman says:

Out on the cape of this island is this crazy dancing fool who can't tell day from night!

The guy's nuts...but you've got to respect someone who's not afraid to just let it all hang out like that, you know?

I've been watching him, thinking I'd try to learn that dance and compete with him from out here in the ocean... But I just can't seem to swing with that crazy, funky rhythm of his. That guy's incredible!

Tingle's Commenthide ▲
Tingle says:

Windfall Island is close.

I don't want to end up in jail there again!

Although... The mushrooms that grew on my pillow were quite tasty!

The Windfall Gate, one of Windfall Island's most famous features

Link first sets foot on Windfall Island after being cast out of the Forsaken Fortress and subsequently rescued by the King of Red Lions. He awakens in an alcove next to the island's beach, where the boat introduces itself. The King of Red Lions then admits that he needs a Sail in order to travel the seas,[3] and suggests that Link may purchase one somewhere on Windfall Island. This is where Link encounters the strange Zunari, who offers him a mystery item for 80 Rupees.[4] This turns out to be the Sail that Link needs, and Zunari then puts his profits toward starting his own Shop, selling Decorations that Link can later discover through the Island Trading Sequence.

On Windfall Island, there are many interesting characters that Link can meet. It soon becomes apparent that the same monster that abducted Aryll has taken its toll on Windfall Island in its search for young, pointy-eared girls, as both the poor and destitute Father of Maggie and the obscenely wealthy Father of Mila beg for Link's help in rescuing their daughters. Several Mini-Games and side-quests take place or begin on the island, including Squid-Hunt, Hide-and-Seek with a gang of children known as the Killer Bees, collecting Joy Pendants for the school teacher Mrs. Marie, and the Pictography-based Lenzo's Research Assistant quest.

It is said that prior to the events of The Wind Waker, in order to avoid the Great Flood, the surviving populations of Hyrule Castle Town and Kakariko Village fled to what would become Windfall Island and founded the community there.[5] People from all over the world come to Windfall Island, and as such, the town is always lively.[6] Many sailors have found their way to the island as well.

There are multiple places of interest on Windfall Island, including a Potion Shop, Bomb Shop, a lighthouse and windmill with a ferris wheel attached, a School for children, a Cafe Bar, Auction House, Game Room, and a Jail where Tingle has been imprisoned. The huge gate at the entrance of town is known to be one of Windfall's most famous features.[7]


Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Windfall Island appears with Dragon Roost Island, Star Island, Pawprint Isle, one of the Fairy Islands and the Forsaken Fortress as a stage. The stage itself is named solely for the Fortress, while Windfall Island has the Windfall shops, School of Joy and Bomb Shop Keeps as well as Outposts close to Zunari's Shop and the Windfall Gate.




"Windfall" is a word meaning great financial gain, which fits the island's status as a thriving town of merchants.

Names in Other Regions
タウラ島 (Taura Shima) (TWW)[9]Taura Island
The French Republic
Mercantîle (TWW)[11]Portmanteau of Mercantile and Île ("island")
The Federal Republic of Germany
Port Monee (TWW)[10]Port Monee, from Portmonee ("wallet")
The Italian Republic
Isola Taura (TWW)[8]Taura Island
The Republic of Korea
타우라 섬 (Taura Seom) (TWW)Taura Island
The Kingdom of Spain
Isla Taura (TWW)[12]Taura Island
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 111 (TWW | TWWHD)
  2. "Big Blins are advancing toward Windfall Island!" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  3. "This is actually a bit embarrassing for me to admit, but...although I am indeed a boat that possesses the power of speech... I possess no sail. And a boat with no sail can sail no seas." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker)
  4. "But dear me! As I traveled, a terrible storm descended and tore my ship to bits...yet mysteriously, only that escaped without so much as a mark on it... [...] How does...80 Rupees sound?" — Zunari (The Wind Waker)
  5. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 59
  6. "Our Windfall Island may be a little cozy, so to speak, but people from all over the world come here. The town's always lively." — Anton (The Wind Waker)
  7. "That huge gate there at the entrance to town is one of Windfall Island's most famous features. No matter how much I see it, I never get tired of it, you know?" — Kane (The Wind Waker)
  8. "Isola Taura" — Map (The Wind Waker, Italian localization)
  9. "タウラ島" — Map (The Wind Waker)
  10. "Port Monee" — Map (The Wind Waker)
  11. "Mercantîle" — Map (The Wind Waker)
  12. "Isla Taura" — Map (The Wind Waker)
Islands in The Wind Waker
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