The Wind Fish in name only, for it is neither.
The Wind Fish is a large winged whale
that sleeps inside the egg atop Koholint
's Mt. Tamaranch in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
. When Link
washes ashore on the island he is told that he cannot leave Koholint
as long as the Wind Fish sleeps inside the egg. The only way to wake the mighty beast is to slay the eight Nightmare
s that live in the eight dungeons on the island. By defeating them Link
can acquire the enchanted instruments that, when played along with the ocarina
in front of the egg, will cause it to open. The eight instruments are...
Before the Wind Fish awakens the Nightmare
s will take one last stab at stopping Link
- they take on the forms of some of his greatest foes, including Agahnim
the wizard and the evil Ganon
himself. If he succeeds in slaying them, the Wind Fish will awaken and Koholint
will fade into memory, for the entire land was simply a part of his dream. The Wind Fish then flies away off into the horizon.