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MM3D Guay.png
Data render of a Guay in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)

Guays are sharp-beaked Crow-like birds that appear in many free-camera The Legend of Zelda titles. They are often associated with Rupees, likely based on a popular myth of crows stealing shiny objects.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Guays share a basic attack pattern with Keese, but are found outdoors and make a rapid, scratchy-voiced cawing. They aimlessly fly far out of direct attack range until they notice Link, at which point they quickly fly at him to cause damage. Like Keese, they can be defeated in one hit from any weapon, but unlike Keese, they respawn endlessly. Attacking a pursuing Guay with a Deku Nut causes it to fly away. Defeating ten Guays in a row causes a larger one to spawn, similar to with Leevers and Stalchildren. Compared to many enemies, Guays have a high likelihood of dropping rupees upon defeat, with the giant ones dropping large amounts. They appear in Lon Lon Ranch at nighttime, at Lake Hylia in the future, and at the Desert Colossus.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Guays appear mostly the same as they do in Ocarina of Time. They appear at Zora Cape, Ikana Canyon, the Ancient Castle of Ikana, and Stone Tower Temple. Additionally, in Termina Field, a passive Guay flies in loops around the outskirts of Clock Town. Playing the Sonata of Awakening, Goron Lullaby, or New Wave Bossa Nova near it causes it to start dropping a trail of rupees behind it, which gradually increase in worth.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Guays have a darker, more ragged appearance and the point of their beaks is depicted as an underbite. They appear in large, slow-flying flocks, with some found already airborne in places such as Hyrule Field, over the Great Bridge of Hylia, and near a tall platform in Lake Hylia, and others found roosting in trees across Hyrule Field and at the graveyard, only taking flight when Link approaches. They again attack Link by flying at him, though their larger numbers makes them more dangerous than previously. Defeating every Guay in a flock usually causes an array of Rupees to fall from the sky.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Guays appear in two varieties in different places, both of which have a more comical appearance with devious expressions. Small, purple-tinted Guays with yellow beaks appear around Faron Woods and use their typical attack with the addition of attempting to defecate on Link's head. If successful, the feces (which more closely resembles cartoon dog excrement than actual bird droppings) can be knocked off with a roll or Spin Attack, though as long as it stays, Link's stamina meter gradually drains.

Large, gray-tinted Guays with orange beaks appear carrying Rupees in the sky. The Rupees can be collected by deliberately crashing the crimson Loftwing into one, though they can still damage Link on contact otherwise. Upon spawning, these Guays will attempt to escape after a certain amount of time, so to acquire the Rupee they must be defeated quickly.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グエー
French Toukor
German Wüstenkrähe Desert Crow
Chinese (Simplified) 古嘎乌
Chinese (Traditional) 古嘎烏