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Saria's Song

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Saria teaching Link how to play "Saria's Song" in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
“I was so happy to hear that Mr. Darunia loved my song so much! I was even happier to find out that it helped you on your quest, Link!”

"Saria's Song", alternatively named "Saria's Theme" in the Super Smash Bros. series, is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series. It first appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as a song that Link can play on the Ocarina of Time. "Saria's Song" has appeared as a background theme in each of its appearances, especially in forested areas.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link can learn how to play "Saria's Song" in the Sacred Forest Meadow, where Saria teaches it to him as a symbol of their friendship. Link can play "Saria's Song" to communicate with Saria from afar, and while playing the song, a green light with leaves surrounds Link on-screen. When contacted, Saria provides Link with various information and advice for his journey. If Link decides not to speak to Saria, Navi asks if he wants to talk to her instead.

"Saria's Song" plays as the background music of the Lost Woods. In order to find the Sacred Forest Meadow, Link has to go through a maze where he must follow the sound of "Saria's Song" by walking through the hollow trees where the song can be heard the loudest. This process is not required in order to progress, as the black areas of the correct hollow trees to go through look different from those that direct Link back to the Lost Woods' entrance.

At one point, Link must play "Saria's Song" in order to cheer up Darunia and obtain the Goron's Bracelet, which is required to enter Dodongo's Cavern. In the Lost Woods, Link can also play Saria's Song to the Skull Kid who, in response, gives Link a Piece of Heart as a token of their newfound friendship. This way, Link can also sell the Skull Mask to him.

During his adulthood, Link must play "Saria's Song" to convince Mido to pass his "blockade" in the Lost Woods and enter the Forest Temple.

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

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, there are a few instances in which "Saria's Song" is played as background music. It has the same instrumentation as in the Lost Woods in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and is most prominently heard in the Woods of Mystery. The song also plays in a scene where Tatl tells Link how she met the Skull Kid. "Saria's Song" also plays if Link dances with the scarecrow Pierre.

Link can technically play the notes of "Saria's Song" on the Ocarina of Time, although this has no gameplay effect. However, the "Song of Healing" consist of the notes in "Saria's Song," but played backwards.

In the ending, the Skull Kid alludes to an event in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time where Link teaches "Saria's Song" to him; the Skull Kid mentions that Link has the same small as the "fairy boy" who taught him a song in the woods.

After the end credits, shortly after "The End" appears on screen, "Saria's Song" can be heard playing the background.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the first eleven notes of "Saria's Song" are heard as part of the background music inside the Forest Haven.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, "Saria's Song" plays is the background theme for Sacred Grove, and has a more melancholic instrumentation than in earlier games. The Skull Kid occasionally plays "Saria's Song" on a multi-horn trumpet during Link's battle against it. "Saria's Song" also plays at the start of the battle against Ook.

Hyrule Warriors[edit]

In Hyrule Warriors and its reissues, an orchestral rendition of "Saria's Song" plays during Darunia's victory cutscene. Midna hums the tune during her idle animation, which Twili Midna also does during her victory cutscene while Twilight Wolfos howls it.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, "Saria's Theme" is a song that sometimes plays in the background of the Great Bay stage. It also plays in the background while fighting Young Link on the Kongo Jungle stage in All-Star mode.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and subsequent titles, "Saria's Theme" is featured in the "Ocarina of Time Medley" as the last ocarina song that plays during each loop.


Console Button combination
Nintendo 64 Camera down Button Camera right Button Camera left Button Camera down Button Camera right Button Camera left Button
Nintendo 3DS R Button Y Button X Button R Button Y Button X Button
The actual pitches of the notes are: F, A, B, F, A, B


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サリアの歌
Saria no Uta
Saria's Song
Chinese (Traditional) 莎莉亞之歌
Shālìyà zhī Gē
Saria's Song