"Do you know what a ChuChu is, small fry? No, I'm not talking about the sound you make when you kiss someone! I'm talking about ChuChus! They're those slimy, monster-like puddles of goo that turn into blobs of jelly, stand up, and start jumping at you like crazy when you come near them. Well, in any case, there's lots of them on that island over there, so if you see any, I'd avoid them. They can get...nasty. Now that I think about it, every once in a while I see the potion brewer who lives on Windfall Island come here... Now why would he do that, fry?"

Pawprint Isle is a location from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. A small island in grid square B5 of the Great Sea, it is in the shape of a dog's paw print. Located between Windfall Island and Dragon Roost Island, it is known for being the largest concentration of ChuChus in all of the Great Sea. The surface of the island itself has very little on it other than a few plants and a small dome-shaped hut, but in the cavern below the island there are multitudinous ChuChus and a Piece of Heart. While the island is uninhabited, it remains an important part of the Great Sea because of valuable Chu Jelly, which is part of the gelatinous substance of which ChuChus are composed and is a very essential part of magic potions and medicine. Doc Bandam often visits the island to collect Chu Jelly, for ingredients to make potions for him to sell at his shop. Once the Hookshot has been obtained, a second cavern can be accessed on one of the surrounding islets, containing enemies that can be killed for a Treasure Chest containing Rupees.

Also around Pawprint Isle is a lone Lookout Platform, and another Piece of Heart that can only be obtained by finding the corresponding Treasure Chart in the Tower of the Gods.

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors Legends

Pawprint Isle appears as part of the Forsaken Fortress stage due to the warping of time and space.

An 8-Bit version of the island appears as part of the Great Sea Adventure Mode map and the Master Wind Waker DLC map.

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Some fans believe that Pawprint Isle is the home island of the ChuChu race. This theory is supported by many factors including the fact that the entrance to the large Hidden Hole in the center of the island contains two statues in the shape of ChuChus outside. This theory is further supported by the large amount of the creatures living inside the cave. In fact, three of the five jelly producing species (the three that are the same color as the jelly) can be found here. The strange stalactites formed on the ceiling may be houses or egg pods of sorts.

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