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Tetra's Ship is a recurring large, one-masted vessel with a single square sail in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference needed] It belongs to Tetra and her Pirate Crew and plays a significant role in Link's adventures. Throughout the former, it is briefly used as transportation across the Great Sea as well as an occasional venue for acquiring new items by completing challenges.

Features and Overview

The Wind Waker

Tetra's ship makes an appearance very early in The Wind Waker. It is seen pursuing the Helmaroc King, with Tetra gripped in its talons. The pirates use a large boulder fired from a catapult to attack the bird, causing it to drop Tetra on the summit of Outset Island's mountain. After being rescued by Link, Tetra returns to her ship, which had at this point docked at Outset. After some convincing from Quill the postman, she agrees to take Link to the Forsaken Fortress on board her ship.

During the long voyage, Link is sent below-decks to see Niko, the lowest-ranking member of the crew. After Link completes his rope-swinging obstacle course, Niko gives Link the Spoils Bag. Upon their arrival at the fortress, Link is catapulted inside in a Barrel. Tetra's ship remains hidden behind a large rock while the pirates wait for Link. When they see Link being tossed into the sea by the Helmaroc King, the pirates presumably fled, mistakenly assuming that Link had drowned.

Later in the adventure, Link arrives at Greatfish Isle, now cursed. Quill arrives to tell Link that Tetra's crew is seeking Nayru's Pearl, and the pirate ship is docked at Windfall Island. Link sails to Windfall, where the pirates are in the process of robbing the bomb shop. Link sneaks aboard their ship and steals a bomb bag to use at Outset Island.

After the final battle with Ganon, Hyrule Castle floods, sending Link and Tetra back to the surface, where they are rescued by Tetra's loyal crew. They are pulled out of the water onto the deck of Tetra's ship.

A map found in Tetra's room shows the three Triangle Islands, Dragon Roost Island, Forest Haven and Greatfish Isle connected by lines forming a Triforce around the Tower of the Gods. This, along with Tetra's search for Nayru's Pearl and her disbelief of Link possessing the Master Sword make some believe that the "legendary treasure" she is seeking is an artifact found in Hyrule Castle,[1][2] possibly the Master Sword.

Other pieces found in her cabin include a portrait of Tetra's Mother and two pieces depicting the Hero of Time and Hyrule as they appear in the opening cutscene. If Link speaks to Senza when they set out for sea, he will tell the young hero that he's seen a picture of someone wearing the same Green Clothes that Link wears in Tetra's cabin.[3]

Phantom Hourglass

Tetra's ship is only seen in the opening and closing cutscenes in Phantom Hourglass. It is explained that Link joined the pirate crew after the events of The Wind Waker, and set sail with Tetra in search of "new lands." At the end of the game, Link and Tetra get back on board the pirate ship, and it is assumed that they set sail for more adventure.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

SmashWiki.png This article is a short summary of the Pirate Ship stage.
SmashWiki features a more in-depth article.

The Pirate Ship stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Tetra's Ship appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where it is simply called the Pirate Ship.

It is a very basic reproduction of the ship as seen in The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass. It floats along the Great Sea and occasionally runs into obstacles, including a cyclone that comes along and sweeps the ship into the sky and a reef that beaches the ship at about an 80 degree angle. The fighters can hop off the ship and fight on the reef, but they must make sure to climb back on when the ship automatically becomes unstuck. The catapult on the ship will rise and sling the player off the stage if the player is standing on it when it fires. Sometimes pirates in the background will shoot the ship with bombs dealing roughly 30%-35% damage. If the fighters fall off in front of the ship and end up under it, it will result in an instant KO. Often the King of Red Lions will sail in from the right side of the stage. Players can fight on him, but he will sail away shortly after. If the horizon is observed, various islands from The Wind Waker can be seen as well as empty bottles floating on the surface every once in a while.


The following is a list of music that is available for this stage.

The Pirate Ship also makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Trophy.

# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
226 SSBB Pirate Ship Trophy Model.png
Pirate Ship
The Wind Waker

Phantom Hourglass
A ship commandeered by Tetra that sails to the far corners of the deep blue sea. When Link gets on board, he is challenged with a test given by the pirate underling Niko. In that test, Link must learn to use jumps and rope swinging to get through an obstacle course and reach Niko. If successful, he receives the Spoils Bag and bombs. Random

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tetra's Ship appears again as the Pirate Ship, which can be purchased as a downloadable stage and comes the with following list of music.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tetra's Ship once again appears as the Pirate Ship Stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is equivalent to the stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


The following is a list of all 40 Songs that can be played in this stage.

  • Dragon Roost Island
  • The Great Sea / Menu Select
  • Molgera
  • Village of the Blue Maiden
  • Full Steam Ahead
  • Main Theme - Tri Force Heroes
  • Woodlands - Tri Force Heroes
  • Title Theme - The Legend of Zelda
  • Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda
  • Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda (64)
  • Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda (Melee)
  • Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda (Brawl)
  • Overworld & Underworld - The Legend of Zelda (for 3DS / Wii U)
  • The Legend of Zelda Medley
  • Death Mountain
  • Temple Theme
  • Great Temple / Temple
  • Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Dark World (Brawl)
  • Hidden Mountain & Forest
  • Tal Tal Heights
  • Orcarina of Time Medley
  • Hyrule Field Theme Triforce piece.png
  • Hyrule Field Theme
  • Saria's Theme
  • Song of Storms
  • Gerudo Valley Triforce piece.png
  • Gerudo Valley
  • Termina Field Triforce piece.png
  • Termina Field
  • Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Midna's Lament
  • The Hidden Village
  • Ballad of the Goddess Triforce piece.png
  • Ballad of the Goddess
  • Yuga Battle (Hyrule Castle)
  • Lorule Main Theme
  • Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM
  • Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Kass's Theme




TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Dutch Piratenschip Pirate ship
Canada FrenchCA Vaisseau pirate Pirate ship
French Republic FrenchEU Vaisseau pirate Pirate ship
Federal Republic of Germany German Piratenschiff Pirate ship
Italian Republic Italian La nave dei pirati The pirate ship
ERROR: You must enter a country code. Korean 해적선 (Haejeogseon) Same as English.
Russian Federation Russian Пиратский корабль (Piratskiy korabl') Pirate ship
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Barco pirata Pirate ship
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Barco pirata Pirate ship


  1. "...That sword! Where did you get that?! Are you... Is it even possible...? ...How could it be?" — Tetra (The Wind Waker)
  2. "Tetra and her crew are in search of a legendary treasure hidden beneath the waves of the Great Sea" — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  3. "You know, come to think of it, I think there's a picture of someone in an outfit like yours hanging on the wall down in Miss Tetra's cabin." — Senza (The Wind Waker)