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Pigs are recurring Animals in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed]

Characteristics[]

The Wind Waker[]

Wild Pig (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Wild Pig Figurine Model
Wild Pig
Birthplace: Unknown
Talent: Digging holes

Wild Pigs are found primarily in the fields of Outset Island. They love All-Purpose Bait above all other foods, and when they eat it they can't help but tear into the earth.

Pigs are generally peaceful animals that struggle in vain when picked up in The Wind Waker. They come in three varieties: pink, black, and pink with black spots. Link can catch and hold a Pig if he gets close to one, by either sneaking up or running at it.[1] He can also lure one close by spreading All-Purpose Bait on the ground next to a Pig.[2] Pigs love to eat, and if they are fed All-Purpose Bait, they might dig up Rupees, Morths, and Items from the ground, including a Piece of Heart. If a Pig is attacked too many times, even hit by enemies, it will turn red in anger and relentlessly retaliate against Link. If there are any nearby Pigs, they will also attack him, much like the Cucco's Revenge Squad. The Pigs will stop chasing Link if he enters a building or goes to a place where they can't reach him, like on top of a high object or in a body of water. While an angry Pig is charging after Link, it will destroy any Grass, Vases and even Enemies in its way. When hit, Link will lose one Heart Container in damage.

Before Link visits the Forsaken Fortress for the first time, Link can assist Abe and capture a Pig for his wife, Rose, who will thank him with 20 Rupees after it is placed in their pen.[3] Link can capture the two other Pigs on Outset Island and receive additional increments of 20 Rupees for each of them.[4] When Link returns to Outset Island after placing all three Pigs in the pen, he will find that only one, very large Pig is present. If Link speaks to Rose and her children, they will imply that they ate the two other Pigs.[5] The remaining fully grown Pig is named after Link, and it can be provoked as well. Although it is normally quite slow in movement, it runs just as fast as its smaller counterparts when it charges, and because of its size, it is significantly more dangerous - dealing three Hearts of damage if Link is hit by it. After Link has obtained the Power Bracelets, he can pick the giant Pig up and carry it, but his walking will be inhibited as though he is wearing the Iron Boots.

Other Appearances[]

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love[]

Main article: Save Pig

Save Pigs are Pigs that allow Tingle to Save in Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love. Save Pigs appear on each of the 14 Pages.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

Pigs appear in Toon Link's victory pose, as a Trophy, and a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In Toon Link's victory pose, the Pig runs as Toon Link tries to catch it. In one, Toon Link falls and doesn't capture the Pig, but in the other, he is successful.

Trophy Information[]

# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
223 SSBB Pigs Trophy Model
Pigs
The Wind Waker Cute creatures that roam the land. They are usually pink or black but are also sometimes patterned or even miniature. Perhaps due to their timid natures, they tend to run away when approached. To catch them, you need to creep towards them ever so slowly. Throwing them in the water will reveal that they can swim back to the shore, not by "doggy-paddling" but by "piggy-paddling". Random

Sticker Information[]

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Link & Pigs Sticker Icon
Link & Pigs
The Wind Waker Sticker Drops +40 All

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[]

A Pig appears in Toon Link's victory pose in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with only a few small changes.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

A Pig appears in Toon Link's victory pose in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Trivia[]

  • One of the Pigs on Windfall Island releases gas when Link picks it up, with little, green clouds periodically coming out of its rear.
  • If Link carries a Pig for a particularly long time, it will eventually begin attacking him.
  • Although the Figurine of Pigs for the Nintendo Gallery shows a fully-grown pink Pig, none of such in this color are found in the game, as only the black one in Outset Island is present.

Nomenclature[]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 野ブタ (No Buta) Wild Pig
French Republic FrenchEU Cochons Sauvages Wild Pigs
Federal Republic of Germany German Wildschwein
Italian Republic Italian Maiale selvatico Wild Pig
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cerdo salvaje Wild Hog

Gallery[]

See Also[]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "You ready to go grab it, Link? Now, you can't just run up on it! Pigs are too alert to their surroundings for you to just jog up and capture one. If you want to get close to one, you have to hold ZR to crouch and tilt L to crawl slowly up behind it. Slowly..." — Abe (The Wind Waker HD)
  2. "You could also distract it with bait, I guess." — Abe (The Wind Waker HD)
  3. "Oh! Thank you! Thank you so much! I've been thinking of getting a pet pig for a while now. The boys will be SO happy when they get home. You sweetie! Ok, Link... Hold out your hand. This is your reward! Don't spend it all in one place!" — Rose (The Wind Waker HD)
  4. "Thank you SO much for bringing us yet another family member. Here's a little something for you!" — Rose (The Wind Waker HD)
  5. "It was delicious!" — Zill (The Wind Waker)
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