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Not to be confused with Tal Tal Heights

The Tal Tal Mountain Range is a location in Link's Awakening.[1][note 1]

Features and Overview

Link's Awakening

Tal Tal Mountain Range is the broad mountain range located on Koholint Island and may be the equivalent to Death Mountain in the other games. It is located at the northern-most part of the map and is the source of most of Koholint Island's water, with several waterfalls flowing from the eastern part of the mountains. This area is directly accessible only from Tal Tal Heights which is directly to the south of it, although a small portion of it can also be accessed via Goponga Swamp to the southwest. Tal Tal Mountain Range is, along with Ukuku Prairie, the largest region of the island.

The mountain range has an extensive system of tunnels beneath it, home only to treasure and monsters. Navigating these tunnels is essential to reach three of the eight dungeons. Angler's Tunnel, though not located in the mountain range, requires Link to jump off a cliff to reach it in Tal Tal Heights. Turtle Rock, in the west, and Eagle's Tower, in the east, are both located in the mountain range proper and constitute the final two dungeons before waking the Wind Fish. The home of the Wind Fish itself is also here, in the Wind Fish's Egg atop Mount Tamaranch. Aside from the Wind Fish, the only inhabitant of the mountain range is the Cucco Keeper, whose house is on one of the peaks. Numerous bridges connect the mountains, however many of them are in disrepair and require the use of the Roc's Feather or Hookshot to cross.

Papahl gets lost in the Tal Tal Mountain Range, and is left starving without food. Link gives him a Pineapple, and to repay him, Papahl gives him a Hibiscus. Later, Marin travels to the mountain range; she then tries to wake the Wind Fish by singing the Ballad of the Wind Fish.[2] However, she is taken by a group of monsters, who strand her on one of the broken bridges until Link saves her with the Hookshot.[3]

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In the Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, after Link obtains the Angler Key, the Owl mentions that he must go to Angler's Tunnel which is located in the eastern part of Tal Tal Mountain Range.

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Tal Tal Mountain Range, along with the entirety of Koholint Island, appears in 8-bit form as the Koholint Island Map of Adventure Mode, which is available in the Link's Awakening DLC Pack. The map also uses the Tal Tal Mountain Range music theme.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
CanadaFrenchCACordillère Tartare (LANS)Tartar Cordillera
FranceFrenchEUCordillère Tartare (LANS)Tartar Cordillera
GermanyGermanTaltal-Gebirge (LANS)Taltal Mountain Range
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  1. Tal Tal Mountain Range was referred to as Tal Tal Mountain Ridge in a quiz on the Play Nintendo website.[name reference needed] However, as this contradicts the name given in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, it is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 234 (LA)
    "Tal Tal Mountain Range" — Map (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. "Hoot! That girl sang her song in front of the Egg! Her 'Ballad of the Wind Fish' is a song of awakening! Did she actually intend to wake the Wind Fish?! The next Sirens' Instrument is in the west. Play your melodies so the unliving stones might hear! Show your courage! The Wind Fish waits for you! Hoot! " — Owl (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. "Hey! Link ! Some monsters put me up here! What should I do?! I'm afraid of heights!!" — Marin (Link's Awakening DX)
Regions in Link's Awakening
House by the BaySale's House O' BananasTail CaveBottle GrottoKey CavernAngler's TunnelCatfish's MawFace ShrineFace ShrineEagle's TowerTurtle RockWind Fish's EggYarna DesertAnimal VillageEast of the BayKanalet CastleRaft ShopRapids RideMabe VillageMysterious WoodsSouth of the VillageTabahl WastelandGraveyardKoholint PrairieSignpost MazePothole FieldToronbo ShoresUkuku PrairieMartha's BayGoponga SwampTal Tal HeightsTal Tal Mountain RangeLADX Koholint Island.png
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