Beedle


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Beedle
Hometown: N/A
First Game Appearance: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Last Game Appearance: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Beedle is a traveling merchant who has appeared in a several of Zelda titles, with various goods on offer for Link to purchase. A slightly eccentric character, Beedle is a shop keeper who values his customers, rewarding those who continue to buy from him. As well as this he's also known for his fascination with beetles, as evidenced in such things as the design on his clothes in The Wind Waker and a side quest involving his Horned Colossus Beetle in Skyward Sword.

[edit] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Beedle is the owner of the Shop Ship, a small boat that circles around several of the islands on the Great Sea. To board his ship, Link can either sail up to him or shoot his boat with the cannon on the King of Red Lions.

The items Beedle sells differ from place to place, but most items are shared between locations. Once you have the Beedle Chart, you can locate Super Beedle to have your chance at purchasing some rare and very useful items.

To reward his valued customer, Beedle gives Link points for every purchase he makes from him, which may be stacked and then used to receive a discount on a future purchase.

Official artwork of Beedle from The Wind Waker

[edit] The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Beedle will begin to sell his wares in Hyrule Town after Link has fused a Kinstone and clears away all the rubbish from the stand by using the Gust Jar. Unlike in Wind Waker, Beedle's shop will be limited to the sale of Picolyte, which is made by the Picori.

[edit] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Phantom Hourglass sees a return for Beedle to the open seas, selling various goods to Link from his boat shop. It also sees a return of the points system, allowing Link to earn discounts through making purchases from Beedle.

[edit] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks Beedle leaves the sea for the skies, floating across New Hyrule in his hot-air balloon, which features a large depiction of his face on the balloon. To use the shop, Link has to make use of the whistle on the Spirit Train to signal to Beedle and gain his attention.

The points system makes another appearance, seeing Link earn a gold card following the expenditure of 5000 Rupees in Beedle's store. With this card, he will receive a helpful 20% discount on all future purchases.

He also features in a side quest, with a boy from Aboda Village wanting to fly in the air, and so Link decides to take him onto Beedle's hot air balloon. In return for fulfilling his wish, the boy will give to Link a Force Gem.

[edit] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Flying around Skyloft, Beedle returns to the skies in Skyward Sword, in a shop which is kept afloat through a pedal system which requires him to be constantly peddling. To gain his attention, Link needs to hit the bell that hangs from his shop, after which a rope will descend for Link to grab onto and be raised up to the shop. Beedle finds the constant peddling somewhat frustrating, however, and will be somewhat less kind if Link doesn't make a purchase from his store, revealing a trap door that will drop Link back down to the ground.

He is also in a side quest, involving the loss of his highly prized Horned Colossus Beetle. To initiate the quest, Link must sleep on the bed in his ship and wake up on Beedle's Island. Here he will explain to Link the cause of his upset, to which Link replies that he will go and find his beetle for him. This leads Link to Bug Island in the Thunderhead. Here he will find Strich, who has grown fond of the bug and will only relinquish it to Link if he can capture all the bugs he lists on the island within three minutes. The beetle may then be returned to Beedle and earn Link five Gratitude Crystals.

Visiting Beedle's Island apart from the side quest at night, Link will find Beedle fawning over his beetle. He will also talk quite differently, of which he will explain to Link is because he dons a different persona for the purpose of shop keeper.

[edit] Appearance

Beedle is known for wearing shorts featuring a beetle design, sandals and no shirt. He has a round, mop top haircut and freckles, as well as a distinctively large nose.

[edit] Trivia

  • Beedle has also been known by the name Terry due to it being listed as his name in the instructions for Phantom Hourglass

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