|Racial capital||Deku Palace|
|Racial leader(s)||Deku King|
Deku are a recurring race of nut-like people in Hyrule and it's neighboring lands.
Deku are often seen living in the dense, wooded regions of Hyrule. However, in Termina they live in a swamp in their current capital, Deku Palace.
The most basic type of Deku encountered are the scrub. They shoot Deku nuts out of their mouths and someone with a shield must deflect them. If the deflection is successful and hits the Deku scrub, then it will engage into conversation and sell basic items needed for a slightly higher price then shops. Mad scrubs are constantly hostile and quick and fire nuts much faster at the attacker. Business scrubs have more humanoid body parts and when defeated sell items at a regular, standard price.
In Termina, Likn will eventually be able to transform into a deku and use special abilities. Instead of using an ocarina, Link uses wooden pipes to make music.
During the events involving the Twilight Princess, the deku race, much like the kokiri seemly disappeared. The exact cause for the sudden loss of races remains a mystery. No known speculation has suggested the deku race's status.