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Monkeys are recurring animals in Zelda games. They are often mischievous and skittish, but come through in a pinch. They typically resemble chimpanzees, macaques or other small "new world" monkeys. The majority of them either help or are helped by Link.
A Link to the Past
- Main article: Kiki
A Rupee-loving monkey named Kiki appears in A Link to the Past, shortly before Link ventures into the Palace of Darkness. He asks the young hero for ten Rupees, which he loves more than anything, after which he will follow Link and open the entrance to the dungeon for 100 rupees.
- Main article: Monkey (Enemy)
- Main article: Kiki
Southeast of Kanalet Castle is a friendly monkey also named Kiki, standing in front of the moat. Kiki plays an important part in the trading sequence. After giving Kiki the Bananas, Kiki calls a large group of fellow monkeys that appear seemingly from nowhere and build a bridge, allowing Link to access the castle. The Stick (next in the trading sequence) is found on the finished bridge after the monkeys depart. Kiki and the other monkeys are not seen after the trade.
After helping Koume, three monkeys approach Link upon exiting the Woods of Mystery. They ask Link to rescue their brother from the Deku Palace, where he is being locked up for kidnapping the Deku Princess. With the help of a Magic Bean, Link can reach the falsely accused monkey by flying across the palace's walls as Deku Link. The monkey, who speaks significantly better Hylian than his brothers, teaches Link the Sonata of Awakening, which grants him access into the Woodfall Temple.
Oracle of AgesForest of Time, among several other animals, with a look more similar to those from Majora's Mask. Many of the monkeys tell Link: "We are going to build paradise." A female monkey wearing a bow wants "to be a real princess, like Princess Zelda!".
Monkeys play a very important role in the first dungeon of Twilight Princess. They are at first a menace in Ordon Village but they turn into trustful helpers for Link throughout the first part of the game. Eight monkeys are captured at various points within, and Link must set them free to progress. In return, the monkeys assist the hero by climbing on ropes and swinging him to far away platforms.
Once four monkeys are set free, they will lead Link to their leader, a large baboon called Ook. He has been turned evil by a parasitic arachnid (possibly from the Twilight) and throws the Gale Boomerang at Link from columns situated around the room. If Link rolls into the columns, he can knock Ook off, making him vulnerable. Once defeated, Ook loses his parasite, and drops the Gale Boomerang for Link to pick up. Later, Ook helps Link defeat the Diababa by swinging back and forth with a Bombling in his grip, allowing Link to use the boomerang to blow it into the boss.
Monkeys are seen in a few other places in Faron Woods, either in need of help or willing to help Link in his quest. They appear to be intelligent and friendly towards humans. It is thought that at the beginning of the game, when one particular monkey stole Uli's cradle, it was to get Link's attention to help them.
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Tingle's Love Balloon Trip
- Main article: Masaru
The monkey captured by the Deku King in Majora's Mask
- ↑ Kiki the Monkey at zelda.com
- ↑ "Temple above waterfall strange... Brother go to temple. But brother no able to find temple entrance. Temple for Deku only. Brother captured by Deku. Now in palace. Help!" — Monkey (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "Was my brother all right? Did you see entrance to cage? We know secret route there. Enter secret route from Outer Garden entrance. But entrance in tall place. No can reach it. Need bean from bean seller. Live beneath palace garden." — Monkey (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "What? My brothers asked for your help? Ugh...I'm terribly sorry..." — Monkey (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "OK, now I'll teach you the melody that opens the temple. The princess taught it to me! We can't let them hear us, so I'll sing it softly..." — Monkey (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "Really? So you're called Link, are you? Thank you for keeping your promise to me." — Monkey (Majora's Mask)
- ↑ "She's actually a pretty nice gal, that monkey... She tried to protect me, so we got captured together." — Talo (Twilight Princess)
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