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Old Man Ulrira
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Other appearance(s)

Old Man Ulrira,(LADX | LANS)[3][4] also known as Grandpa Ulrira,(LA | LADX | HW)[2] is a character in Link's Awakening.


Grandpa Ulrira is a shy old man who lives in Mabe Village.[5] If Link talks to him face to face in his house, he will tell Link to speak to him through a telephone outside.[6] Wherever Link calls Grandpa Ulrira through a Telephone Booth, he gives him helpful hints on how his current challenge. He is married to Grandma Yahoo,[2] a loud, cheerful old woman who spends her time sweeping Koholint Island with her broom.

Grandpa Ulrira is said to know everything about Koholint Island,[7] and often tells Link exactly what he needs to do to progress in his quest.[8]

In Link's Awakening DX, Link can take a peek through the window of Old Man Ulrira's House. If he does, the Photographer appears and snaps a Photograph of Grandpa Ulrira through the window, revealing his talkative nature.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Grandpa Ulrira appears as an Item Card for the Koholint Island Map in the Link's Awakening DLC Pack. It is used to answer phones which unlocks secret rewards.


  • If Link makes a call from the phone inside of Old Man Ulrira's House, it dials the number of someone calling himself the Bucket Mouse. After he hangs up, a message appears saying that Link must have dialed the wrong number.[9]
    • In the French versions, the phone calls Madonna and she will speak to Link in French with an English accent.[10]


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Language Name
Grandpa Ulrira Old Man Ulrira's House
Japan Japanese うるりらじいさん (Ururira Jīsan)
Canada FrenchCA Pépé le Ramollo Chez Pépé le Ramollo
French Republic FrenchEU Pépé le Ramollo (LA | LANS)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Abuelo Ulrira (LANS)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Abuelo Ulrira (LA | LANS)



  1. "Hello, it's me, Ulrira."Landmarks of Koholint feat. Ulrira, YouTube, published October 28, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 233 (LA)
  3. "Old Man Ulrira's House" — Atlas of Koholint Island (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Old Man Ulrira" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  5. "It seems that old man Ulrira is a shy guy, in person..." — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  6. " Er...Uh...Hmm... How to say... Please call... Outside..." — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. Link's Awakening manual, pg. 29
  8. "'BRRING! BRRING! Hello! It's me, Ulrira! Ask me anything about the island! If you get lost, give me a call! Bye! CLICK!' " — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. "'BRRING! BRRING! BRRING! CLICK! Yeees! It's the Bucket Mouse! Thanks for calling! ...Well... CLICK!' ??? ... You must have dialed a wrong number... " — Bucket Mouse (Link's Awakening DX)
  10. "DRING DRING! DRING! Hello! Madonna à l'appaouïelle. No darling... CLIC! Tu as dû faire un faux numéro!" — Telephone (Link's Awakening)