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The Hero's New Clothes are recurring clothing in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Receiving the Hero's New Clothes in The Wind Waker

The Wind Waker

During the Second Quest of The Wind Waker, Link receives the Hero's New Clothes from his Grandma instead of the Hero's Clothes. The clothes are invisible, meaning Link will be seen wearing his starting outfit for the rest of his adventure.[2]

Although the Hero's New Clothes are invisible, as it is said they can only be seen by honest people,[2] some characters comment about Link's new outfit. Such is the case during the conversation with the Great Deku Tree. As the Second Quest features all Hylian Language translated, the Great Deku Tree refers to Link's clothing as the clothes of the legendary hero.[3]

Phantom Hourglass

The Hero's New Clothes appear in Phantom Hourglass as part of the game's Trading Sequence. They can be obtained from the Man of Smiles after visiting him for the first time. The Clothes must be traded for the Kaleidoscope from Nyeve. Although the Clothes are invisible, Nyeve senses them in Link's possession,[4] stating that he has been long searching for such an item.[5]


  • In The Wind Waker, while wearing the Hero's New Clothes, Link's hat can be seen outlined in multiple occasions, such as while using the Magic Armor, and in the bubble covering Link during the final cutscene.
  • The Hero's New Clothes are an allusion to "The Emperor's New Clothes", in which two swindlers promise a vain emperor a set of magical clothes that they claim can only be seen by those who deserve their jobs. Although the "clothes" are fake and the emperor is, in reality, naked, his people lie to him about seeing the clothes, out of fear of losing their jobs.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
CanadaFrenchCAHabit Neuf du Héros[6]
FranceFrenchEUHabit invisible[7]
GermanyGermanDes Helden neue Kleider
(Also appears in-game as "D. Helden n. Kleider")[8]
ItalyItalianTunica dei puri[9]
SpainSpanishEUNuevos ropajes[10]
Latin AmericaSpanishLARopas del Héroe[11]
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 127 (TWW | PH)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 123
  3. "That garb you wear... Could you be the legendary hero? Has the king at long last found the Hero of Time?" — Great Deku Tree (The Wind Waker)
  4. "You wouldn't happen to have a set of those, would you? Don't try to hide it! I'm still the hero, you know! I SENSE things!" — Nyeve (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. "Would it be possible to convince you to give those to me? That's a collector's item that my fans go absolutely crazy over! I've been looking around for those forever!!" — Nyeve (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "Habit Neuf du Héros" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. "Habit invisible" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. "Du hast des Helden neue Kleider erhalten!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. "Tunica dei puri" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "Nuevos ropajes" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Ropas del Héroe" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)