On Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland's Cape Treasure, Tingle meets a band of skeleton Pirates under the command of Captain Stalfos when they land their Pirate Ship. They have their hideaway on a small island not far off the coast of Cape Treasure. Due to some circumstances, the pirates believe Tingle wants to join them and so they take him to the hideout. There they tell Tingle to help the pirates in order to obtain three Pirate Items. The pirates claim to have almost no enemies, except for dogs. Their "natural enemies" gnaw at their bones, which is why they are afraid of Tingle's later pet dog Barkle, who frightens the pirates at Cape Treasure's dock. He suddenly appears again in the hideout, but Tingle manages to "rescue" the pirates.
When Tingle obtains all Pirate Items, he meets with Captain Stalfos, but due to a misunderstanding, he has to defeat the pirate captain in a fight, since Captain Stalfos is about to cut off Tingle's flesh so that he can become a true pirate. After Captain Stalfos' defeat, the pirates return to their ship and decide to keep up the contact with Tingle, even if he can't become one of them. They present him with the Bone Ocarina, and anytime Tingle plays it while standing on a dock, he summons the pirates who bring a Merchant with them.