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Barkle is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference needed] He is Tingle's intelligent pet Dog.


Barkle Tingle first meets Barkle at Sunshine Seashore on the First Continent, where he can sell to Barkle all of his bones for two Rupees each and the dog will leave the area to fetch items for Tingle. When Tingle meets up with the skeleton Pirates in Cape Treasure, Barkle shows up and scares the Pirates, giving Tingle access to their Pirate Ship and an opportunity to join them. While later exploring their Pirate Hideaway, Tingle is informed of a vicious monster attacking the cook's assistant in the kitchen. Tingle is sent to deal with the monster, only to find out that it is only Barkle. Barkle leaves the hideout shortly after.

Barkle follows Tingle home and stumbles upon the Rupee Tower, and is transformed into a Tingle version of himself. Barkle then chooses to live with Tingle.

Barkle also appears in the opening scene of Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love before Tingle is sucked into the storybook.

Other Appearances[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

Barkle appears as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sticker Information[]

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Barkle Sticker Icon
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland [Tail] - Attack +32 This sticker is only usable by Yoshi, Pikachu, Diddy Kong, and Pokémon Trainer


  • Barkle's name is a portmanteau of "bark" and "Tingle". This play on words is also present in other languages. Namely, ワンクル (Wankuru) in Japan ("wan wan" is a Japanese onomatopoeia for barking, "Chinkuru" is Tingle's Japanese name) and "Guagle" in Spain (Guau being a Spanish onomatopoeia for barking).


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ワンクル (Wankuru) Wankle
Federal Republic of Germany German Pibo
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Guagle