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CiaoCiao is a character in Link's Awakening.[note 1]


CiaoCiao is a small pet Chain Chomp owned by Madam MeowMeow in Mabe Village.[3] She resides in the Doghouse that is attached to Madam MeowMeow's House.[1] Unlike the other Chain Chomp pets, CiaoCiao is able to speak fluently.

CiaoCiao is obsessed with glitz and fashion, desiring to be adorned with accessories and jewelry.[4] If Link possesses the Ribbon, CiaoCiao will notice the accessory and beg to have it, offering to trade her can of Dog Food in exchange.[5] If Link refuses to make the trade, CiaoCiao becomes very angry at him.[6] Even after giving her the Ribbon, CiaoCiao continues to insatiably lament for more accessories.

A Figure of CiaoCiao can be won by Link in the Trendy Game.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseキャンキャン (Kyankyan) (LA | LANS)YipYip
GermanyGermanSchnüppchen (LANS)Diminutive of the latter part of Sternschnuppe (shooting star).
ItalyItalianYapYap (LANS) 
SpainSpanishEUChaochao (LANS) 
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See Also


  1. CiaoCiao is referred to as YipYip in all versions of Link's Awakening prior to Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.[3] However, as this contradicts the name given in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, it is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 136
  2. "This darling pet of Madam MeowMeow is CiaoCiao in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Folks say CiaoCiao loves fancy things. She prides herself on being a spunky young lady, but sometimes it's hard to tell her apart from the rest." — Nintendo, n.a., Facebook, published August 7, 2019, retrieved August 7, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 233
  4. "Make-up! Jewels! Dresses! I want it all! Sigh... And some new accessories would be nice..." — YipYip (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Make-up! Jewels! Dresses! I want it all! Sigh... And some new accessories would be nice... Oh! That Ribbon! I need it! Will you trade for my dog food?" — YipYip (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Eh?! I can't believe it! You are the worst!!" — YipYip (Link's Awakening DX)