Grog

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Grog
Grog MM.png
Grog in Majora's Mask
Race Hylian
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Family Ocarina of Time:
Carpenter's Boss (father)
Granny (grandmother)
Cucco Lady (sister)

Grog is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.

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Appearances

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Grog is referred to as the young punk guy.[1] He can be found in Kakariko Village at night when Link is a child, where he will be sitting underneath the tree near the village entrance. He is the Carpenters' Boss's son[2] and the Cucco Lady's brother.[3] He also appears to be the Potion Shop lady's grandson, but it is also possible that she is his mother.[citation needed] When Link speaks to the young punk guy, he will comment on how he finds everyone, including his own mother and father, to be disgusting.[4]

The young punk guy is part of the Trading Sequence. When Link is an adult, and talks to the Cucco Lady after waking Talon with the Pocket Cucco, she will give Link a blue Cucco named Cojiro. She mentions that the Cucco used to belong to her brother, and ever since he disappeared, Cojiro has stopped crowing.[3] Link can then find the young punk guy in the Lost Woods sleeping beside a tree stump where a Skull Kid would play his flute. When Link shows him Cojiro, he will wake up and be surprised that someone else has been able to tame the Cucco. Taking this as a sign that Link is a "nice guy," he asks the hero to deliver an Odd Mushroom to the old lady in the Potion Shop.[5]

Upon showing the Odd Mushroom to the Potion Shop Lady, she calls the young punk guy a "bum" for going into the Lost Woods, and asks Link that if he sees "that fool", to give him the Odd Potion.[6] However, when Link returns to the forest to give the young punk guy the medicine, Fado is there instead. She explains that due to the fabled curse of the woods, he is gone and has become a Stalfos.[7]

Majora's Mask

Grog's picture from the Bomber's Notebook in Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, Grog is the owner of the Cucco Shack in Romani Ranch. He loves his Cucco chicks, but when he hears the rumor that the Moon will crash into Termina in three days, he is filled with sorrow as he understands he will not see his chicks develop into roosters.[8]

Link can help Grog fulfill his wish by parading around the Shack with the Bremen Mask and getting the Cucco chicks to follow him. Once all 10 of them are following Link, they will immediately begin to transform into full-grown Cuccos. Link in turn receives the Bunny Hood from Grog as thanks for helping him out, saying he does not have any more regrets and is completely satisfied.[9]

In Majora's Mask 3D, making the Cuccos grow up a second time will lead Grog to give Link a Fishing Hole Pass.[10]

Etymology

In common day usage, grog is slang for an alcoholic drink, originally composed of rum and water, known for being a popular beverage among pirates.

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References

  1. "You returned the Odd Potion and got the Poacher's Saw! The young punk guy must have left this behind." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "Even my own son doesn't have a job, and he just wanders around all day!" — Carpenters' Boss (Ocarina of Time)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Its name is Cojiro, and it used to be my brother's Cucco. Its blue body is quite charming. It's so cute! Since my brother has gone, it's strange, but Cojiro has stopped crowing." — Cucco Lady (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "People are disgusting. My own father and mother are disgusting. You must be disgusting, too!" — Young Punk Guy (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Cojiro? Why? Normally only a nice guy like me can tame you... Which means... You... You must be a nice guy! Must be! You must be!! Please Mr. Nice Guy! Please! Deliver this stuff to the old hag in the potion shop in Kakariko Village!" — Young Punk Guy (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "That bum! He had to go into the forest... [...] If you see that fool, give this to him. It is the strongest medicine I have ever produced. However, this potion will not work on a monster... They say that there is no medicine that can cure a fool... I guess that's true..." — Old Lady in the Potion Shop (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "That guy isn't here anymore. Anybody who comes into the forest will be lost. Everybody will become a Stalfos. Everybody, Stalfos." — Fado (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "I heard it from my gramps. Says the moon's gonna fall... With somethin' that big, it's sure to take this ranch down with it... Hahhh...Oh, well. My only regret is that I won't get to see these guys in their prime as roosters." — Grog (Majora's Mask)
  9. "I don't really get it, but just seein' these guys with a crest and all... I don't have regrets about anythin' anymore. I'm perfectly satisfied. Here...You can have this from me..." — Grog (Majora's Mask)
  10. "They're all grown up now...How did you do that? Just seein' these guys with a crest and all... I don't have regrets about anythin' anymore. I'm pretty satisfied. Here...You can have this from me...Yeahhhh...These guys are all roosters. Heh, heh." — Grog (Majora's Mask 3D)