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Tag Mode
Tag Mode Screen.png
The Tag Mode screen from Phantom Hourglass
Game(s) Phantom Hourglass
Spirit Tracks
Other media Mercay Island
Feature(s)Exchange of Treasure and Ship Parts

Tag Mode is a recurring mode in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, the Tag Mode is used to swap ship parts and treasures via Nintendo DS "tagging".[1] To tag another system, both DS systems must be in Phantom Hourglass's Tag Mode at the same time, where the tag will be automatic.

It it unlocked after meeting Freedle on Mercay Island.[1] Freedle has boxes set up. Each player can put an item in any box and speak with Freedle to open Tag Mode. When you receive new treasures, the magic boxes containing them will bulge and wiggle. From this point, simply open the boxes to claim your new treasures.

A Tag Mode battle is also possible in two manners. As DS Download Play (2 DS systems and 1 gamepak), battle data will not be recorded. 2 DS sytems and 2 gamepaks may 'tag' one another and play Battle Mode; results will be recorded.

Due to the fact that Tag Mode utilizes the DS's wireless capabilities, Tag Mode will drain the system battery faster than normal playing.

Spirit Tracks


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Contact Mode
Canada FrenchCA Mode échange Trade mode
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Modo de Encuentro (PH)Triforce piece.png
Encuentro (ST)


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