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Shabonne is a character in Breath of the Wild.[1]


Shabonne is a Gerudo who coaches Tali, the Sand-Seal Racing champion.[2] She can be found with Tali at the Sand-Seal Rally in the Gerudo Desert. If Link approaches the nearby Ancient Orb, Shabonne scolds him and exclaims that only those who have proven themselves may touch it.[3][4] If Link talks to Shabonne, she apologizes to him because Tali is not in the mood for autographs.[5] If Link asks what happened, Shabonne explains that the Sand-Seal Race course is unusable with the Divine Beast Vah Naboris stomping around.[6] She then rudely tells him that he can stand around, but that she would prefer he did it elsewhere.[7] If Link asks about Sand-Seal Racing, Shabonne is surprised that Link has not heard of it and explains that it is a sport where people guide Sand Seals through arches on a race course.[8][9] Shabonne says that the racer with the fastest time wins, but they cannot run any races with the Divine Beast around.[10][11] If Link asks who Tali is, Shabonne is in disbelief that he does not know the Sand-Seal Racing champion and says that Tali could demonstrate her skills if it were not for the Divine Beast.[12][13][14] If Link asks Shabonne who she is, she explains that she is the one who raised Tali into a racing champion.[2] She goes on to say that it was not easy and that her relationship with Tali is great despite Tali's shyness.[15] Shabonne asks Tali if that is right, and Tali responds with silence as usual.[16][17][18] Shabonne is angry that the Divine Beast has upset Tali.[19] She also comments that the cold Desert nights must be rough on Hylians and that the Gerudo are used to it.[20][21]

When Link returns to the Sand-Seal Rally after calming Naboris, the Sand-Seal Race will be open again.[22] Link can speak to Shabonne or Tali to begin the Shrine Quest, "The Undefeated Champ". Shabonne tells Link that if he can beat Tali's record of 1:30, he can have a trophy.[23] The trophy that Shabonne refers to is the nearby Ancient Orb needed to reveal the Ancient Shrine, which has been passed down by ten thousand years of Sand-Seal Racing champions.[24] Shabonne charges Link 50 Rupees to race against Tali's record.[25] When Link beats Tali's record and places the Ancient Orb into its pedestal, the Raqa Zunzo Shrine rises from the ground and the Shrine Quest is completed.


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Latin AmericaSpanishLAShaboen
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  1. "Shabonne" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Not to toot my own horn, but I'm the one who raised Tali into the sand-seal racing champion she is." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Hey, hey, hey!! Only someone who has proven themselves may touch that ancient item!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Don't for a moment think you can just walk up and touch it anytime you like! It's not for you!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Sorry, kid. The great Tali isn't in the mood to give autographs right now. Could you come back later?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Use your eyes! The Divine Beast is stomping around, so obviously we can't use the sand-seal race course." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "I suppose you can stand around here if you want, but I'd prefer you did it elsewhere." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "So everyone in the world has heard of sand-seal racing except you... Have you been sleeping under a rock?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Sand-seal racing is a sport where people guide sand seals through arches as they race toward the finish line." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "The racer with the fastest time wins. It's a true Gerudo tradition!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "But because of this blasted Divine Beast, we can't run a single race right now." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  12. ""Who's Tali"? Are you serious right now?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "You aren't seriously saying you don't recognize Tali, the sand-seal racing champion, are you?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "That stupid Divine Beast is the only thing stopping us from showing you Tali's sand-seal skills firsthand!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "It wasn't easy, let me tell you. She's always been a bit shy, but her and I have a great relationship now." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Isn't that right, Tali?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "..." — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Yes, yes, right. Understood, Tali." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Who in the blazing sands does this Divine Beast think it is?! No one upsets the great Tali and gets away with it!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "The frigid temperatures of the desert at night are pretty rough on you Hylians, aren't they?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "I guess we're all used to it..." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "You see, now that the Divine Beast is gone, we can finally use the race course." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Tali's record is 1:30! If you can beat that record, that trophy is yours." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "This is the grand trophy that's been passed down by ten thousand years of sand-seal-racing champions." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "I forgot to mention...Since you're racing against the champ's record, it'll be 50 rupees per race." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)