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Koyin is a character in Breath of the Wild.[2]


Koyin works at the Hateno Pasture in Hateno Village, tending to animals such as Highland Sheep and Hateno Cows alongside Dantz. Prior to Link arriving in Hateno Village, Koyin left a note on the Village's bulletin board asking for help with the monsters on Hateno Beach.[3] When Link first meets her, she is angrily talking to herself and holding a stick in her hand.[4]

Should Link decide to speak to her, Koyin is immediately aggressive toward him.[5] If Link decides to end their conversation, she calls him a creep and says to cut it out.[6] If Link keeps speaking to her, she asks what he wants.[7] Noticing he seems confused, she tells him not to act clueless.[8] However, Koyin eases up once she decides that Link seems to be harmless, and she explains that she has been on edge due to all the monsters in the area.[9] She goes on to reveal that they come from Hateno Beach to steal her Highland Sheep, so much so that she is afraid she will run out if nobody stops them.[10] After she finishes talking, "The Sheep Rustlers" Side Quest will begin.

When Link speaks to Koyin again, she expresses her hatred for the monsters that live on Hateno Beach.[11] If Link asks about the monsters, Koyin complains that they attack anything that moves, and she claims to have attacked them with a Farmer's Pitchfork.[12] While she wanted to follow them back to their Monster Stronghold, she decided she was not prepared to fight seven monsters at once.[13]

If Link asks Koyin about Hateno Beach, she will tell him to follow the winding road to reach it.[14] Due to how well-known it is, Koyin believes that Link will be able to find it on a Map, as well.[15] When Link decides to stop talking to her, Koyin sighs and apologizes for being defensive.[16]

After Link has defeated the monsters on Hateno Beach, he must then return to Hateno Beach to inform Koyin.[17] She notes that her flock is calmer and asks Link if he was the one to exterminate the rustlers.[18] Should Link admit that he was, she will say that she thought he would be the one to do so.[19] If he simply bids her farewell instead, she stomps her foot and refuses to let him leave the conversation without hearing her out.[20]

Koyin rewards Link with 10 bottles of Fresh Milk, though it does not feel like enough to her.[21] She is pleased that she will be able to sleep soundly without having to worry about her Highland Sheep at night.[22] She also shyly invites him to come talk to her at anytime.[23] After this, the Side Quest will be completed. Koyin's message on the bulletin board will turn into one thanking Link for his help.[24]

When Link speaks to Koyin, she greets him, though she sourly wonders what is so good about their day.[25][26][27] However, she acknowledges that her life could be worse than it is.[28] She states that Link has saved her flock, as the Highland Sheep have been eating and sleeping better in addition to providing more milk.[29] When it Rains, Koyin comments that soil smells like life itself.[30]

If Link approaches Koyin while carrying the Blue Flame, she recognizes it as being associated with Purah and asks what he is doing with it.[31][32]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
United KingdomEnglishBRKoyin
JapanJapaneseトコユ (Tokoyu)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAOrene
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  1. "A shepherd in Hateno Village named Koyin is worried that monsters will make off with her flock of sheep." — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Koyin" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Will someone please deal with the monsters at Hateno Beach?!
    -Koyin, Hateno Pasture
    " — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "They'll pay! They'll all pay!" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Hey, you." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "[Good-bye.] Cut it out, creep!" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "[Yes?] What do YOU want?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Oh, don't act so clueless." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Although... Fine. You seem harmless enough. Forgive me, I've just been on edge with all these monsters running around." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "They come up from Hateno Beach to steal my sheep. If someone doesn't do something soon, I won't have any left!" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "I hate that gang of monsters on Hateno Beach..." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "[Which monsters?] The stupid ones who attack anything that moves. Last time they showed up, I gave them a taste of my pitchfork." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "But I had second thoughts about following them back to their camp on Hateno Beach. I was mad enough to spit, but maybe not mad enough to take on seven monsters at once. " — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "[Hateno Beach?] It's southeast of the village. Follow the winding road, and you'll be there before you know it." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "It's well-known enough that you can probably find it on a map, come to that. " — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "[Good-bye.] Good... *sigh* Good-bye. I'm sorry if we got off on the wrong foot. Uh...that's all..." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "You defeated every last monster lurking on Hateno Beach! The village is safe for sheep at last.

    Go tell Koyin in Hateno Village that the monsters will trouble her flock no more.
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  18. " The sheep have calmed down. I think they get that they're not about to be snatched at any moment. Hey... Sorry if I'm off the mark in asking this, but are you the one who took care of those monsters?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "[That's right.] I had a feeling. When the sheep all calmed down, I thought, "Maybe he did it..." So it seems I owe you some thanks." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "[Good-bye.] Oh, no you don't! You can't hide the truth from me. I might not feel it in my bones like the sheep do, but I'm no fool, either. Which is to say...um...Thanks." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "This isn't much of a reward, but hey, it's light. That counts for something." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "It'll be nice to have a night's sleep without worrying about my flock." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "And, er... If you want...you can talk to me anytime. O-or not!" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Thanks for dealing with those monsters at Hateno Beach!
    " — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Hmph. "Good" morning. What's so good about it, I ask?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Hmph. "Good" day. What's so good about it, I ask?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Hmph. "Good" evening. What's so good about it, I ask?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Though, it could certainly be worse..." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "The sheep have been eating and sleeping better. They're yielding more milk too. You've single-handedly saved my flock!" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "The scent of the soil is the smell of life itself. If you ask me, anyway." — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Isn't that old Purah's blue flame? What are you up to with it?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "Hey! That's Purah's flame! How come you're messing with it?" — Koyin (Breath of the Wild)