Pirate Ship Password
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Many of you who are playing the Japanese version of Wind Waker have
run into a slight language problem: how to get into the pirate ship
once it's anchored at Taura (Windfall) Island.
Sneak into the back of the bomb shop at the top of the hill (via
the ledge on the left side of the house) and listen to the conversation
Look for a word in red type and write it down. Apparently, there is a
random element to this password, so make sure you copy the letters.
You can either write down the symbols, or use the chart below to
help you figure out the English equivalent (for easier writing).
In the following picture, we entered the password "Otakara Gappori".
Make sure to write your password down in case it differs from the
Note: There are a few pitfalls that you need to watch out for.
The letters in the green box are the standard hiragana characters,
the ones in the blue box are small modifying characters. Make sure
you don't mix them up. If a character has two dots or a circle
next to it in the upper right corner, simply enter the character
first, then select the modifyer. The small "-tsu" is used to double
certain sounds (for example the town name Nikko is spelled NI -tsu KO
-- which doubles the "k" sound and shortens the "i"). But that's
probably too much info... Just make sure you write the characters
down the way they appear, size and all.
Your boat will also remind you of the password should you forget to
write it down the first time.