The Wind Waker is the first Gamecube game in the series. It featured cartoon-like graphics for the first time in the series.
Link is a young boy who lives on Outset Island, a lone island on the edge of the Great Sea. It is his thirteenth birthday, and he's finally come of age. His grandmother gives him green clothes to wear, and he leaves to witness a pirate ship and a bird carrying a girl. The bird drops the girl over the forest, so Link goes out to save her. After this, Link's sister is kidnapped by the bird, who mistook her for the girl. Link then sets out with the girl, who identifies herself as Tetra, and her band of pirates in search of his sister.