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Zanc is a character in Skyward Sword.[1]


Fi's Comment:
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Target lock: Zanc
"His name is Zanc. He is a member of a highly civilized race of moles called the Mogma. All Mogmas have a deep and abiding love of treasure."

Zanc is a brown-haired Mogma who is initially found right before the retracted bridge where Impa is briefly seen. He proclaims in shock when Link arrives after just having seen another Human dressed in black.[2]

Zanc can also be found in the same Cave as the Thrill Digger minigame. For a fee of 20 Rupees, he will give Link "top-secret info."[3] After payment, Zanc will give Link advice on playing the minigame. He says that there are no bad holes around a Green Rupee, one or two bad holes around a Blue Rupee, three or four bad holes around a Red Rupee, five of six bad holes around a Silver Rupee, and seven of eight bad holes around a Gold Rupee.[4] Despite the claim that this information is "top-secret," it can be found on the wall near the entrance of the Cave.


Zanc's name is derived from the mineral zinc. In other languages, his name is derived from crystal.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese リスタ (Risuta)
French Republic FrenchEU Ristal
Federal Republic of Germany German Kris
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cris


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 295
  2. "Whoa! Now there's a green one! One of your people just came charging through here. Dressed all in black! That a friend of yours?" — Zanc (Skyward Sword)
  3. "Pssst. You want some top-secret info? It's guaranteed to make you rich! R-I-C-H. [...] I've got a super-discount price just for you, buddy. How does 20 Rupees sound?" — Zanc (Skyward Sword)
  4. "You listening? You've gotta remember this. There are no bad holes around a green Rupee. A blue Rupee will have one or two bad holes around it, and a red Rupee will have three or four. A silver Rupee will be surrounded by five or six bad holes and a gold Rupee by seven or eight. Those are the rules!" — Zanc (Skyward Sword)