- "Kee-paleep! I'm Machi. I'm a Kikwi. You seem OK, even though you're scary. Thanks for helping me!"
- — Machi
When Link enters Faron Woods, he finds Machi being attacked by Bokoblins. Upon saving Machi, he believes Link to be a green variant of a Bokoblin and runs away from Link. Link locates Machi several times throughout the woods. Machi soon learns that Link is not a Bokoblin and is much more similar to "another animal". He requests that Link speak to the Kikwi elder to tell him that he is safe. After Link finds out that Zelda had left for Eldin Volcano, Machi appears again at the temple entrance asking if Link had found his friend, before wandering off.
As many Kikwis seem to be named after varieties of tea, it is possible that Machi is named after Matcha tea.