Legend of Zelda Races
Description: The race said to blessed by Gods, they have amazing skills with magic like making some potions and such. They’ve always been thought to be the most powerful in Hyrule. They look like everyday humans but with one little difference, their ears are similar to that of an elf’s.
Notable Members: Princess Zelda and Link
Games: Every single one
Description: The Sheikahs are the race that have been chosen by the ancient gods to protect the Triforce and the Royal family. They look exactly like your average Hylian but they’re somewhat bigger. Impa is the only one left after the great war. This race is responsible for creating the Shadow Temple.
Notable Members: Impa
Description: This race is under the care of the Great Deku Tree deep down in Kokiri Forest. If one of this race leaves the forest it’s said in legends that they will die, every Kokiri kid is born with a guardian fairy.
Notable Members: Saria and Mido
Games: Ocarina of Time
Description: Basically they are the Kokiri. Yeah, I know, just hear me out. Around a century after Ocarina Of Time took place, Hyrule got flooded and the different races had to adjust to their new lives. In response to that, the children of the Great Deku tree took form as Koroks because it was simply easier. (They could easily fly with the Deku Leaves, plus they believed this shape was more true to who they really were as opposed to the human shape they had as Kokiri.
Notable Members: Makar
Description: These guys really know their fighting techniques and they’re very strong, but in reality they’d rarely hurt a fly. They grow to be really huge and can withstand extreme heat conditions. Their main diet consists of rocks.
Notable Members: Darunia, Darmani, Darbus, Gor Coron
Description: These guys are powerful but vulnerable at the same time. You can basically describe these guys as “fish people”, as they need water to survive. On that note they are exceptional swimmers.
Notable Members: Princess Ruto, King Zora, Mikau, Prince Ralis, Queen Rutela
Games: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Ages, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess
Description: Well, I said you can think of the Zoras as “fish people”, then you can think of the Rito as “bird people”. They live atop Death Mountain, which in their time is actually called Dragon Roost Island. They worship Valoo, whom of which is the God of the Sky. It’s a rule that every Rito that wishes for wings must encounter Valoo in order to get them.
Notable Members: Quill, Medli, Prince Komali
Games: Wind Waker
Descriptions: These guys are what you could consider two-faced. They can be seen as your friend and also your enemy. They usually only care for themselves which allows them to switch between good and evil, whichever is most convenient at the time.
Notable Members: The Deku Princess
Games: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords Adventures
Description: Gerudos lead a very lonely life, they are thought of as thieves. The whole race is made of almost entirely women, except for every 100 years there is a male born and apparently he is destined to be the leader until a new male comes around.
Notable Members: Ganondorf, Nabooru
Games: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Four Swords Adventures
Description: These are little glowing “flies” that are assigned to a certain child of the Kokiri race to protect them. There are fairies that are considered special, as they are used for healing.
Notable Members: Navi, Tatl, Tael, Ciela, Leaf, Neri
Games: Every game but Spirit Tracks
Description: Their land, Subrosia (yeah, they really went out on a limb with that one), is drenched in volcanos and really hot land. They always wear capes to hide their faces, so no one really knows that they look like.
Notable Members: Rosa
Games: Oracle of Seasons
Description: The Tokay are only found on Crescent Island in Labrynna. They look very similar to lizards though they are obviously so much smarter than lizards… they do lots of the things normal humans do: Walk, talk, and lie (of course!).
Notable Members: None
Games: Oracle of Ages
Description: This is considered to be a legendary race which live all over the great land of Hyrule. Some are in forests, some in villages, some even live right along with other Hyrule citizens but because of their awfully small size, hardly anyone is aware they exsist. They will only let themselves be known to children, so adults have to believe they’re legends.
Notable Members: Ezlo, Vaati
Games: The Minish Cap
Description: Remember those guys that tried to take over the Sacred Realm and gain all it’s power? Well the Twili are the descendants of those guys. As a result they were sent to what is known as the Twilight Realm where they stayed.
Notable Members: Midna, Zant
Games: Twilight Princess
Description: The Oocca are an ancient races that some believe are the makers of the Hylian race. They are very bird-like creatures, with a story that’s twisted into the story of the Royal Family and Hyrule itself.
Notable Members: Ooccoo, Ooccoo Jr.
Games: Twilight Princess
Description: Very, VERY big people that can withstand really cold conditions. At the moment there are only two members of this species that are discovered, Yeto and Yeta. They live up in the Snowpeak ruins of Peak Province, where they are hardly ever seen.
Notable Members: Yeto and his wife Yeta
Games: Twilight Princess
Description: These guys are like a main (a cross between a man and a train). The only confirmed Lokomo to date is Anjean.
Notable Members: Anjean
Games: Spirit Tracks