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Malon OoT artwork.png
Artwork for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, spirit cameo)
Species Hylian/Human
Counterpart(s) Cremia

Malon is a young, red-haired girl and the daughter of Talon. She first appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and has since appeared in a few more The Legend of Zelda games. She wears a white dress shirt that is blue-patterned on the hem and sleeves, brown boots, and a yellow pendant of Bowser. Malon and her father are generally associated with Lon Lon Ranch, but in some games they live in a different location. Malon has an unnamed mother, who is mentioned a few times in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but she does not appear in the game.

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, there are two Terminian counterparts of Malon: Romani and Cremia, who have the same appearance as Malon as a child and adult respectively. Malon is based on Marin from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, just as Talon is based on Tarin.[1]


The Legend of Zelda series[edit]

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[edit]

Screenshot of child Link and Malon on Lon Lon Ranch in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Malon lives on Lon Lon Ranch with Talon and Ingo. Due to Talon's laziness, Malon and Ingo are responsible for most of the farm work. During her childhood, Malon uses "fairy boy" as a nickname for Link. Malon has a more prominent role as a child than as an adult, as her role is optional for the latter.

Link first encounters Malon on the path to Hyrule Castle. She tells him that her father, Talon, has gone missing while delivering Lon Lon Milk to the castle. Malon gives the Weird Egg to Link as a present. When Link finds Talon, he can wake him up with the Cucco that hatched from the Weird Egg. When Talon wakes up, he realizes that Malon was looking for him, so he rushes back to Lon Lon Ranch in panic.

The second time Link encounters Malon is at Lon Lon Ranch. She introduces her horse Epona to Link, although the horse is shy of him. Malon sings Epona's Song and invites Link to sing with her. Link takes out his ocarina, and Malon teaches him how to play Epona's Song on it.

During the time when Link is an adult, Ingo took over Lon Lon Ranch, and Malon continues working at the ranch, under his leadership. She is unwillingly ordered around by Ingo, because he threatens to abuse the horses if she disobeys him. According to Malon, Ingo wants to present Epona to Ganondorf, but he struggles to tame Epona because she only listens to Malon.

After Talon returns to Lon Lon Ranch, Malon hosts an optional minigame challenge where Link must do two laps around an obstacle course while riding Epona. If Link beats Malon's time, she rewards him with a cow, which grants unlimited Lon Lon Milk refills, and sends it to his house.

According to a Gossip Stone, Malon hopes for the day when a knight in shining armor comes and sweeps her off her feet.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons[edit]

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Oracle of Seasons artwork

In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Malon and Talon live in a house north of Horon Village where they raise Cuccos. Malon only has a role in the game's trading sequence, where she is left to take care of the Cuccos by herself because Talon went to climb Mt. Cucco. Malon does not know much about raising Cuccos, but Link can help by giving her the Cuccodex. As a sign of gratitude, Malon gives a Lon Lon Egg to Link.

Like other recurring non-major Hylians in the game, Malon appears to have been changed to a normal human; this is because her artwork shows that her ears are round instead of pointed like that of other Hylians.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, Malon is found at the beginning of the Field, caught in the rain and unable to return home due to a row of fireball-shooting cannons blocking the way. When spoken to, she is fascinated by the Green Maiden's fairy form, and decides that must mean the Links are good people. The Links must then escort her back to the ranch through the barrage of fire and several grass-based Knight Archers. She has a single heart of health, shown over her when she takes damage; she is able to collect hearts to replenish it if she loses part of it. Once she is back at the ranch, Talon meets her outside, and she tells him about the odd behavior of the castle guards.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap[edit]

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In The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Malon and Talon live on Lon Lon Ranch, just like in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. During the game, they are locked out of their house because Talon lost the key. Link must retrieve the Lon Lon Ranch key so that they can re-enter their house. Later in the game, Malon is selling Lon Lon Milk in Hyrule Town, which Link can only buy it if he has an empty bottle for Malon to pour the milk in. Every time Link talks to Malon, a sample of Epona's Song plays for a few seconds.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, a trophy of adult Malon can be obtained in the game randomly.

Image American English description British English description
Malon SSBfor3DS trophy.png Talon's daughter, Malon, works on their ranch and loves to sing to the animals. When Link proves worthy of Epona, she teaches him "Epona's Song." She is more serious than her father, but a certain source of gossip reveals that she dreams of a knight sweeping her off her feet. A girl who works at Lon Lon Ranch and loves singing. When Link visits her as a young man, she teaches him a song to call Epona to him, and lets him take the horse. She's steadfast (unlike her father!) but the romantic in her still dreams of a prince coming to sweep her off her feet.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there is a spirit of Malon as a child.

Hyrule Warriors Legends[edit]

While Malon does not appear in Hyrule Warriors Legends, her dress, named the Ranch dress, is included as an unlockable Fairy Clothing for companion fairies in My Fairy mode. This was incorporated into Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マロン
Chinese (Simplified) 玛隆