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Water Spirit redirects here. For the boss referred to as Water Spirit in pre-release materials, see Morpha.
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TitleWater Spirit[1]
AttributesGuardian of Greatfish Isle
Guardian of Nayru's Pearl
Game(s)The Wind Waker
EraEra of the Great Sea

Jabun is a major character in The Wind Waker.[3] He is thought to be a descendant of Jabu-Jabu.[4]


Jabun is a giant fish known as the Water Spirit who used to live at Greatfish Isle. He can only speak Ancient Hylian. Before Greatfish Isle was destroyed, he sensed Ganondorf coming and fled to a cave hidden in Outset Island.[2] Knowing of his whereabouts and seeking the third pearl, the King of Red Lions and Link sailed to his new home. Although Jabun at first hesitated to hand over Nayru's Pearl to one who had no connection to the Hero of Time, the Water Spirit relented and gave the final pearl to Link, leaving it up to the gods to test the true courage of the young hero.[5] [6][7]

Jabun (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Birthplace: Greatfish Isle
Water Spirit

Jabun can only speak Hylian, so hardly anyone understands a word he says.




TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
FranceFrenchEUJabu (TWWHD)[11]
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  1. "A great water spirit named Jabun once lived here, but no sign of him remains..." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker HD)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "But fear not! Jabun was able to flee this island before it was attacked. He is in a safer abode now." — Quill (The Wind Waker)
  3. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 258 (TWW)
  4. Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 127
  5. "You got Nayru's Pearl! The water spirit Jabun was kind enough to give you this jewel, a treasure of one of the goddesses!" — N/A (The Wind Waker)
  6. "Promise? You suggest that I leave the fate of Hyrule up to mere chance?" — Jabun (The Wind Waker)
  7. "I see. Then I suppose it is up to the gods to deem whether his courage is true." — Jabun (The Wind Waker)
  8. "Well met, Hyrule King!" — Jabun (The Wind Waker)
  9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 26
  10. http://youtu.be/EBToXMXJh1o?t=4m20s
  11. Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 258