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Weather Vanes,(ALBW)[1] also known as Weathercocks,(ALttP | LA)[2][3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

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A Link to the Past

The Weathercock appears in the center of Kakariko Village in A Link to the Past. If Link plays the Flute while standing near it, the Weathercock will shatter and a Bird will emerge from inside the statue. In the Dark World, the Weathercock is replaced by a Gargoyle Statue.

Link's Awakening

A single Weathercock appears in Mabe Village in Link's Awakening. When Link learns the "Frog's Song of Soul" from Mamu, he must play the song in a hidden room under the Weathercock to revive the Flying Rooster.

In Link's Awakening DX, the Photographer will also take a photo of Link, Marin, and Tarin in front of the Weathercock.

A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, Weather Vanes serve as Saving and Warping points and are located at landmarks around Hyrule and Lorule. Weather Vanes are found outside each Dungeon and at other major points of interest and revisits, such as Ravio's Shop and Kakariko Village. After Link meets Irene, she will offer to transport him to the location of any previously activated Weather Vane, should Link ring the Bell.

Stylistically, the nine Weather Vanes in Hyrule have a different appearance than the thirteen Weather Vanes in Lorule. Although, this is purely cosmetic.

If a certain amount of time has gone by without saving, then the Weather Vanes will react by fluttering their wings and making a small sound akin to chirping whenever Link is in the vicinity.[clarification needed] They will settle down once the game has been saved. They will also remind the player to avoid eyestrain by suggesting to take a break.

Hyrule Weather Vanes

Image Location
Weather Vane Links House ALBW.png Link's House
Weather Vane Kakariko Village ALBW.png Kakariko Village
Weather Vane Sanctuary ALBW.png Sanctuary
Weather Vane Witch's House ALBW.png Witch's House
Weather Vane Death Mountain ALBW.png Death Mountain
Weather Vane Eastern Palace ALBW.png Eastern Palace
Weather Vane House of Gales ALBW.png House of Gales
Weather Vane Tower of Hera ALBW.png Tower of Hera
Weather Vane Desert Palace ALBW.png Desert Palace

Lorule Weather Vanes

Image Location
Weather Vane Vacant House ALBW.png Vacant House
Weather Vane Blacksmith ALBW.png Blacksmith's Forge
Weather Vane Thieves' Town ALBW.png Thieves' Town
Weather Vane Graveyard ALBW.png Graveyard
Weather Vane Lorule Death Mountain ALBW.png Death Mountain
Weather Vane Treacherous Tower ALBW.png Treacherous Tower
Weather Vane Thieves' Town ALBW.png Thieves' Town
Weather Vane Dark Palace ALBW.png Dark Palace
Weather Vane Swamp Palace ALBW.png Swamp Palace
Weather Vane Skull Woods ALBW.png Skull Woods
Weather Vane Misery Mire ALBW.png Misery Mire
Weather Vane Turtle Rock ALBW.png Turtle Rock
Weather Vane Ice Ruins ALBW.png Ice Ruins
Weather Vane Lorule Castle ALBW.png Lorule Castle

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Weather Vanes resembling the ones in A Link Between Worlds appear as icons whenever the Warriors have reached a checkpoint, allowing them to resume from that moment onward should they lose to the opposing Forces.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Girouette (ALBW) Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Girouette (ALttP) Same as English.
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Veleta (ALBW) Same as English.



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 299 (ALBW)
  2. "Cluck cluck...What?! You turned me into a human. I can even speak! Aha, it must be you who is always teasing my friends. The Weathercock is always watching you harass them. Well, this human shape is uncomfortable for me. Ahhh, I want to be a chicken again! Cluck cluck..." — Cucco (A Link to the Past)
  3. "BRRING! BRRING! Hi, it's Ulrira! Have you heard of the Flying Rooster of Mabe Village? In the good old days, it used to give us rides if we held it above our heads... Now it is lying under the Weathercock... Is that useful for you? I hope so! Bye! CLICK!" — Grandpa Ulrira (Link's Awakening DX)