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Species Monkey
Gender Male
Game(s) A Link to the Past
Link's Awakening
Era Era of Light and Dark

Kiki is the name of a recurring monkey character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]



A Link to the Past

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Kiki is a little monkey who first appears in A Link to the Past. He shows up when Link is wandering through the maze of brush on his way to the Palace of Darkness, the first Dark World dungeon. Kiki loves Rupees more than anything in the world and asks the young hero for 10 Rupees, after which he will follow Link.[2] If Link is hurt while Kiki is following, the monkey will run back to the maze, and Link will need to give him another 10 Rupees. When both Link and Kiki reach the palace entrance, Kiki tells Link he can open the door in exchange for 100 Rupees. If Link pays him, Kiki looks around for a bit, then jumps on the roof and hits a switch, opening the door. If Link declines to pay either time or is hit by an enemy, Kiki will run off, and Link must return to the maze to find him.

Link's Awakening

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‎Kiki also makes another appearance in Link's Awakening. He is found southeast of Kanalet Castle and is hungry.[3] When he receives the bananas during the Link's Awakening Trading Sequence, he and several other monkeys build a bridge to access Kanalet Castle.[4] Also, they leave behind a Stick, the next item in the trading sequence.[5]

If Link approaches Kiki while with BowWow, Kiki and BowWow instigate a fight.[6] After a while, Kiki runs away by jumping across the river.



  1. "Kiki is a common name among Monkeys, and Link actually made friends with two monkeys named Kiki during his adventures. The first Kiki Link met helped him to enter the Palace of Darkness, and the second showed him how to enter Kanalet Castle on Koholint Island."The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia,
  2. "I'm Kiki the monkey, ki ki! I love Rupees more than anything. Can you spare me 10 Rupees?" — Kiki (A Link to the Past)
  3. "Chi-kiita! Chi-kiita! Kiki the monkey! Hungry! Kiki the monkey!" — Kiki (Link's Awakening)
  4. "[Bananas]! [Bananas]! Oooh! Ooh! Kiki! Monkees! Come! Repay him! Kiki!" — Kiki (Link's Awakening)
  5. "You found a stick a monkey left behind... You take it!" — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  6. "Kiiiki! What?! All right, mutt! Let's battle!!" — Kiki (Link's Awakening)

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan サルキッキ (Saru Kikki) Kikki (the) Monkey
French France Kiki