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Neri, the Spirit of Wisdom, is a blue fairy and a servant of the Ocean King in Phantom Hourglass.
During the start of the game, Neri remains imprisoned inside the Temple of Wind, as she was imprisoned by Bellum. However, after Link defeats Cyclok in the aforementioned temple, she is freed and joins the young hero through his quest as the second Fairy Spirit to add her power to his, after Leaf. She also opens a locked door in the third floor of the Temple of the Ocean King.
When ten Wisdom Gems are offered at Spirit Island, Neri's power will half all damage Link takes, and the damage he takes will be cut down to a fourth when all twenty Wisdom Gems are gathered and offered. In addition, Link's shield can deflect stronger attacks with ten gems, but the shield's defenses don't seem to change after twenty are obtained. Link also has the ability to stun weak enemies by simply walking into them; this includes electrified ChuChus. With ten gems, a Phantom will only take 15 seconds of time from the Phantom Hourglass. However after twenty are obtained Neri gains a more subtle power, if Link is struck by a Phantom he will normally lose about half a minute worth of the Sands of Hours, at twenty gems Neri's new ability cuts the time lost down to five seconds.
Neri's name is slightly similar to Nayru, the Goddess of Wisdom. Her "blue fairy" appearance is somewhat similar to the first fairy companion who appeared in The Legend of Zelda series, Navi.
- As noted above, the name Neri is similar to Nayru, but it is possible that she is named after the Nereid sea nymphs of Greek mythology. This would be appropriate, considering that wisdom is commonly associated with the element of water.
| Names in Other Regions
|| ネーリ (Nēri)
|| Neri, Espíritu de la Sabiduría
|| Neri, Esprit de la Sagresse