Top 3 Pirates in Nintendo Games

Top 3 Pirates in Nintendo Games

Ahoy, me hearties, September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Aye, and in honor o’ this great holiday, we’re takin’ a look at some o’ our favorite pirate characters. Avast! These be th’ top three pirates in Nintendo games!

The Blue Rogues

Skies of Arcadia was a Dreamcast game first, but a director’s cut called Skies of Arcadia Legends was released for the GameCube in 2002. It follows Vyse and a group of lovable air pirates known as the Blue Rogues. Air pirates both good and evil fill this turn-based JRPG, and it’s still viewed quite highly.

Arr, now where be our sequel, ye scallywags?

Risky Boots

The Shantae series has always had a good relationship with Nintendo, starting with the original Shantae on the Game Boy Color and ending with the most recent entry, Half-Genie Hero, which is available on the Wii U and Switch. But while the main character herself is a half-genie, another major character (and often antagonist) is Risky Boots, the ever-scheming “Queen of the Seven Seas.”

Aye, and did ye know her own Half-Genie Hero campaign be available now as DLC? Arrr!


Finally, let’s not forget that one of the Legend of Zelda series’ most important characters has appeared as a pirate in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass (as well as spin-offs like Hyrule Warriors). Despite leading a pirate crew, Tetra is a kind person and a wonderful ally for Link.

In fact, we like this lass better as a pirate…

In Conclusion

Aye mateys, the Blue Rogues, Risky Boots, and Tetra be our favorite pirates from Nintendo games. What do ye think of these choices? Let us know in the comments and enjoy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website:

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