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The Tingle Bottle is an item exclusive to The Wind Waker HD.

Location and Uses

The Tingle Bottle replaces the Tingle Tuner from the original The Wind Waker.[1] It is a green bottle shaped like Tingle's head, with the cork resembling the Tingle Balloon. Like the Tingle Tuner, it is given to Link by Tingle for releasing him from the Windfall Island jail.

The Bottle could be used to send messages to other players of The Wind Waker HD. Messages and screenshots were inserted into the bottle and it was thrown until it disappeared. A random player would then receive the message in a bottle via Miiverse.[2]

When used on land, the Tingle Bottle would simply bounce around before disappearing. When thrown on water, the Tingle Bottle would float momentarily before disappearing and if a Tingle Bottle was thrown into lava, the Tingle Bottle would disappear immediately. Tingle Bottles typically appeared in bodies of water, but they could also appear in select places on land, such as underneath a Tree. When a Tingle Bottle was obtained, a small icon appears below Link's Heart gauge with a number signifying how many messages that the young hero had at that point on Miiverse. These messages could checked from the inventory's "Bottles" screen. The maximum amount of Tingle Bottles that could be displayed is 11, though Link could still find and collect Tingle Bottles regardless.

As of November 7, 2017, with the discontinuation of all Miiverse features, the Tingle Bottle is no longer useable, making it completely useless as an item.



  1. "As it turns out, [the Tingle Bottle] will be replacing the old Tingle Tuner." — Reece, The Wind Waker HD will not use the 3DS for the Tingle Tuner, Zelda Universe, published 2013-06-12, retrieved 2013-06-12.
  2. "The one new feature that Nintendo was willing to tout is a new Tingle focused item called the "Tingle Bottle". The gamepad can be used to create Miiverse posts. Put the post in the bottle, throw it in the ocean, and it will show up randomly in another person's game. Bottle's [sic] will show up in your game as well. You can stuff in-game screenshots in bottles too."Wind Waker HD is 1080p, has new 'Tingle Bottle' features, Destructoid, published 2013-06-11, retrieved 2013-06-12.