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  • Remember the pirates' fear of dogs? If you bring the bodyguard Cano with you, the pirate with the small boat on Cape Treasure will refuse to bring you to their Hideaway. Similarly, when the ship is infested with bugs, they will refuse to let you go on board if you have the bodyguard Gnash with you.
  • The green rat in the kitchen is the Cook's pet, but he won't mention that unless you kill it.
  • Lon Lon Meadow is a reference to Lon Lon Ranch from many other The Legend of Zelda-games. To make things even more obvious, there's a man on Lon Lon Meadow who strongly resembles Ingo from Ocarina of Time. However, the cows with the alien faces and the story Pinkle tells about them is a reference to the events on Romani Ranch from Majora's Mask.
  • Mount Desma, on the other hand, is a reference to Death Mountain, a recurrent place in many of The Legend of Zelda games. In Japanese, Desma is spelled with the same first three syllables of Death Mountain: de-su-ma.
  • Deku Forest is a commonly used in The Legend of Zelda-games. But the events in Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland strongly refer to the events in Ocarina of Time. The Great Deku Tree is dying, just like in Ocarina of Time, but leaves an heir before dying. Also, just like Link was left in the care of the forest after his mother died, Aba is revealed to have been found as a baby by Junglo in the arms of her dead mother.
  • A more dramatic version of Saria's Song can be heard in the Deku Temple.
  • Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland features "living" scarecrows (and in addition, "living" snowmen). Such things have not appeared since Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.
  • The Stalfos pirates strongly resemble the Piratians of Oracle of Ages.
  • The Salona strongly resemble the Subrosians from Oracle of Seasons. Whether they are the same race or are related in a Sheikah-Hylian way is not clarified.
  • The item "Spender Emblem" is literally called the "Buyer Emblem" in the Japanese version. This is a pun on another Nintendo series, Fire Emblem. Note that the words "Fire" and "Buyer" are even more akin to each other in Japanese (written with the syllables "fa-i-ya" and "ba-i-ya", respectively).
  • The item Nidorian has a similar name to Nidoran, a Pokémon from the Pokémon series. Also, the "Strange Circle" landmark in Lon Lon Meadow is a Poké Ball-shaped patch of dirt in the grass.