Kakariko Village is a recurring location in Legend of Zelda video games, first appearing in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It is a small farming village that was founded by the Sheikah, Impa. The village dramatically changes within each Zelda game - in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the village is filled with locales while in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, it is turning into a Native American-type ghost town. In it sometimes filled with Sheikah, like in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The village's most notable appearance is arguably in Ocarina of Time, though as aforementioned it's appeared in multiple other games. The following is a list of them all -
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past -- SNES
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -- Nintendo 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure -- GameCube
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess -- Wii, GameCube
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Usually the village is portrayed as a relatively peaceful area compared to the dramatic happenings going elsewhere in Hyrule. However, in LttP, after obtaining the Master Sword, Zelda is captured and the town is put under martial guard as possessed Hylean knights patrol the village looking to apprehend Link with force.
In Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, you are required to go through it in order to get to the dungeon ahead (Death Mountain in both cases), and while they're both the same location, they've changed over time.
In both Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, a graveyard appears and plays a prominent role in the game (to some extent). It is regarded as the burial place of Hylian and Sheikah soldiers who died in battle. The gravekeeper is Dampé in Ocarina, though this isn't the case for Twilight Princess.
In both games, Poes can be captured/defeated in the graveyard.
In Breath of the Wild you are required to go inside of the village in order to meet Impa and being able to access the Locked Mementos and the Captured Memories quests, the village is more in a traditional japanese style to match the design of the Sheikah tribe.
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past locations|
| Light World|
|Link's House • Secret Passage • Sanctuary • Graveyard • Haunted Grove • Kakariko Village • Kakariko Village Shop • Library • Lake Hylia • Lake Hylia Shop Cave • Wishing Well • Great Swamp • Desert of Mystery • Witch's Hut • Waterfall of Wishing • Zora's Lake • Zora's Waterfall • Death Mountain • Lost Woods|
| Dark World|
|Dark World Shield Shop • Pyramid of Power • Skeleton Forest • Skull Woods • Village of Outcasts • Lake of Ill Omen • Swamp of Evil • Misery Mire|
| Light World|
|Hyrule Castle • Eastern Palace • Desert Palace • Tower of Hera|
| Dark World|
|Palace of Darkness • Swamp Palace • Skull Woods • Thieves' Town • Ice Palace • Misery Mire Palace • Turtle Rock • Ganon's Tower|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild locations|
|Great Plateau locations||Eastern Abbey • Forest of Spirits • Great Plateau Tower • Hopper Pond • Mount Hylia • River of the Dead • Shrine of Resurrection • Temple of Time • Woodcutter's House|
|Faron Province locations||Faron Woods • Lake Hylia • Malanya Spring|
|Akkala Province locations||Tarrey Town • Akkala Lake|
|Central Hyrule locations||Hyrule Castle Town|
|East Necluda locations||Hateno village • Hateno Ancient Tech Lab • Link's House|
|Gerudo region locations||Gerudo Town • Kara Kara Bazaar • Yiga Clan Hideout|
|Eldin locations||Great Hyrule Forest • Lost Woods • Bridge of Eldin • Death Mountain • Goron City • Southern Mine|
|Hebra Province locations||Hebra Tower • Snowfield Stable|
|Lanayru locations||Zora's Domain|
|Tabantha Frontier locations||Rito Village • Cuho Mountain • Forgotten Temple|
|West Necluda locations||Kakariko Village • Dueling Peaks|
|Dungeons||Vah Medoh • Vah Rudania • Vah Naboris • Vah Ruta • Hyrule Castle • Divine Trial|