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Not to be confused with Fado (Ocarina of Time) or Fado (The Wind Waker)

Fado is a character in Twilight Princess.[2]


Fado is responsible for running the Ordon Ranch. He teaches Link to ride Epona by setting up fences for practice.[3] As goats never listen to him,[4] he often asks Link to help him by herding them.[5][6] After Link restores light to the Eldin Province and gets Epona back, Fado gives him a Piece of Heart if he herds 20 goats into the barn in less than three minutes.[7]

Fado is last seen during the ending credits calling to Link's empty house.

Other Appearances

Twilight Princess (Himekawa)

In the Twilight Princess manga by Akira Himekawa, Fado asks for Link’s help in rounding up a herd of Ordon Goats that have scattered. He later joins the group of villagers attempting to find Talo and Malo and is badly injured by King Bulblin’s forces.


  • According to series producer Eiji Aonuma, the interior of Fado's house was left inaccessible due to time constraints during development.[8]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ファド (Fado)
French-speaking countries French Fahd
Italian Republic Italian Fad
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Braulio


  1. "Looks like you're goin' to help Fado. Good job. He headed up to the ranch ahead of you." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 276 (TP)
  3. "When y'all are approachin' a fence, use A to dash at the right moment and y'all can jump the middle of the fence. Got that, bud?" — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  4. "I tell you, though, these scamps won't listen to a word I say, so I got no one else to turn to." — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  5. "Link, Epona... Look, I'm awful sorry to have to ask y'all to do this for me." — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  6. "OK, then! Herd them goats into the barn with Epona!" — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  7. "Hoo! Now, THAT is dedication! Wantin' to do the job perfect!" — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  8. "Because Fado is always on the ranch, he doesn't want to reveal too much about his private life. [Laughs] But because there's a door there, we would have needed to create the room inside. However, there wasn't enough time to do that." —Eiji Aonuma (GDC 2007: The Eiji Aonuma Interview)