New Fan Works
Old Fan Works
Getting the Goron’s Ruby
– A Climbing Experience
Allies here include:
Dampé: This scary-looking gravedigger is really
quite nice. If you have the money, he will dig up the soil he’s on.
Each hole costs R10. With luck, you’ll find Heart Piece 6 or a few
Other allies here include:
Sharp the Elder: This red-robed ghost was a composer
hired by Impa to study the hereditary musical powers of the Royal Family
and the Ocarina of Time. He and his partner, Flat the Younger, commit-ted
suicide rather than let Ganondorf know their secrets.
the Younger: This green-robed ghost
was also a composer hired by Impa. He and Sharp also studied ways
to control the sun and moon using Ocarina songs. The results of that
study are buried in the nearby Royal Crypt and guarded by fearsome monsters.
Poes: These evil ghosts
are the spirits of concentrated evil and hatred made by Ganondorf to work
his will. They appear when you pull on most graves at night.
Keeses: These bats inhabit caves and dark areas. Shoot
or slash them before they fly into you.
ReDeads: These zombies live in and around the Graveyard.
Their gaze is paralyzing. The Sun’s Song paralyzes them for a short
Items here include:
Heart Piece 6: This appears at
random from a hole in the soil. You’ll need a lot of money to find
Piece 7: In the Unmarked Grave, play the Sun’s Song after killing
the ReDead to find the chest.
Hylian Shield: This is in
the chest below the Flowery Grave. You’ll need it before you climb
up Death Mountain.
Spooky sites to see include:
sleeps here every day. An interesting journal is inside.
Marked Grave: This
grave has a chest holding the Hylian Shield inside. What’s past the
grave in the second row is home to a ReDead. Beat it and play the
Sun’s Song to find the chest holding Heart Piece 7.
These graves, near the east end of the area, are where Sharp and Flat rest
in peace. In between is a Triforce tile.
Royal Crypt: This
immense grave is where the royalty of Hyrule lie buried. To open
it, play Zelda’s Lullaby on the Triforce tile. In the first room,
you must beat some Keeses to open the door. After that, you find
yourself in a room with swampy water and ReDeads. Through the final
hall is the key to the Sun’s Song, and the accompanying epitaph.
You change night to day when you learn the song.
An “enlightening” New
Sun’s Song: This
is the tune composed by Sharp and Flat. It will change night to day
and day to night when played. It also paralyzes those pesky ReDeads
for a while. It may have weird effects at various locations.
The tune is C-right, C-down, C-up, C-right, C-down, and C-up.
Sun’s Song Epitaph
The rising sun
will eventually set; a newborn’s life will fade. From sun to moon,
moon to sun; give peaceful rest to the living dead. Restless souls
wander where they don’t belong; bring them rest with the Sun’s Song.
Area strategies include:
When you arrive, go to Dampé and talk
to him at the first plot of soft soil he comes to. Pay R10 and he
will dig up the hole, maybe holding Heart Piece 6. If you run out
of money, you can rob two graves at a time to reveal Poes and a Blue Rupee
in every grave. You must gain valuable experi-ence fighting Poes,
which will pose a significant threat later on. If you run out of
money without a Heart Piece, just open the Marked Grave and obtain the
Hylian Shield. You should now try to locate the large grave flanked
by a smaller grave on either side and with a Triforce mark in front.
If you check the smaller graves, either Sharp
or Flat will appear as a sort of deranged Poe. Defeat them in combat
and they will leave behind green essences you can talk to for advice.
They apparently left behind a secret song somewhere in the Royal Crypt.
The song, they say, can control the sun and moon, making it something Ganondorf
wants. When you try to push the Royal Crypt away, it does not budge,
so there must be a musical way to get in. If you play Zelda’s Lullaby
on the Triforce marking, a ball of lightning will appear and attract more
lightning until the grave explodes to reveal a pit.
Inside the first room of the pit, you must
fight off four Keeses hiding on the dark walls. If Navi turns yellow,
you can Z-Target the bats and shoot them without alerting them. By
destroying four Keeses, you open the door between the two braziers.
In the next room, the safest way to go without alerting the ReDeads is
by running through the slightly harmful swampy water. If you want
a less deadly route, you might try attacking each zombie from behind with
a series of Jump Attacks. The chamber beyond leads you to a plaque
marked with Hylian runes.
When you read most of the Sun’s Song epitaph,
you notice the carved song in the corner. Play the Sun’s Song and
you will see a short cinema where night changes to day outside. By
playing Sun’s Song in the ReDead room, you can stun the zombies long enough
for you to run past to safety. Once you get back outside, you can
play Sun’s Song again to bring back the night. Find the Un-marked
Grave in the second row and you can jump down into the pit below.
Defeat the ReDead within and play the Sun’s Song if you want to get Heart
Death Mountain Trail
Allies here include:
These rock-eaters look like rocks from a
distance, but stir when you get close. The Boulder blocks the way into the
Dodongo’s Cavern, which are full of monsters and the tastiest rocks
around. A Gerudo in black armor (Ganondorf) blocked off the cave. A
fairy lives at the top of Death Moun-tain, but you need Bombs to reach
Foes here include:
Tektites: These red spiders inhabit Death Mountain. Two
or three slashes kills one. They guard the Lower Trail
Items here include:
Important locations here
Lower Trail: This
stretch of road leads from Kakariko Village to the Boulder. Four
Red Tektites guard it.
placed this rock to block of the Dodongo’s Cavern. You have to blow
it up to gain access.
Other important locations
grotto is your next dungeon. You must blow up the Boulder to get
in. The most delicious rocks in the area are to be found here.
Ancient monsters have reappeared here only re-cently. Due to the
food shortage, the Goron race could go extinct!
Road Fork: This
is where the road splits in two. The upper part heads to the top
of the mountain, but the lower one leads to Goron City. A sign and
a Goron identify it.
Ledge Garden: A
mysterious flower has chosen to grow here. The Goron nearby calls
it a “Bomb Flower.” The “Bomb Flower” has chosen to grow in the sun
and could explode at any time. The ledge is right above the Boulder.
Goron City: This
is the height of Goron civilization. King Darunia has taken a shiny
stone and wants to talk to the Royal Family’s messenger.
Area strategies include:
When you first arrive, you should build up
some experience against the Red Tektites. These sorts of creatures
are quite common on Death Mountain, and a real nuisance. You can
hear a rustling behind a rock wall, indicating a Gold Skulltula, but you
have no way to reach it. You will find a strange-looking rock right
next to a very big boulder. When you approach, this “rock” will stand
up and reveal the muscular form of a Goron.
This Goron is one of close to a dozen
inhabiting Death Mountain, the last refuge of their race. This Goron
says that a Gerudo placed the boulder in front of Dodongo’s Cavern in black
armor. You know this to be Ganondorf, so he obviously got here ahead
of you. By talking to the Goron guarding the strange flower, you
learn that you need a Goron’s Bracelet to lift the “Bomb Flowers” or mining
plants that grow on this mountain. The nearby cave entrance marked
by a circle of rocks in front of it leads to Goron City. You will
learn inside this bowl-shaped community the way to the sec-ond Spiritual
Goron City I
Allies here include:
Gorons: These starving people have more advice than their friends
outside. King Darunia, who they all call “Big Brother,” has taken
the Spiritual Stone of Fire. He won’t let anyone but the Royal Fam-ily’s
King Darunia: He is in a really bad mood. Ganondorf’s
sealing of Dodongo’s Cavern has caused a rock shortage. The Bomb
Flower Crop has been very bad this year. Play Saria’s Song to calm
him down. He’ll give you the Spiritual Stone of Fire (the Goron’s
Ruby) once you clear out Dodongo’s Cavern. The Goron Bracelet he
gives you lets you pick up Bomb Flowers. His name is actually pro-nounced
“Dahr-wah-nuh,” not “Duh-roo-nee-uh.”
Goron Shopkeeper: This female Goron runs the Goron Shop near
Darunia’s Room. She offers Re-covery Hearts, Red Potion, Goron Tunics,
Hot-Rodder Goron: This big Goron rolls in order to relieve stress.
When you have Bombs, try stop-ping him a few times.
Medigoron: This giant Goron is working on something neat.
It’ll be ready in five to seven years. His home is a cramped chamber
not big enough for him, which also includes a forge and Gossip Stone.
Items here include:
Other items here include:
Deku Stick: There’s one in a pot somewhere in town.
Goron’s Bracelet: This bracelet lets the bearer lift heavy things.
King Darunia gives it to you once you calm him down. You may lift
Bomb Flowers, rocks, and bushes using this item.
Bomb Flowers: These explosive plants only grow on Death
Mountain. The Goron’s Bracelet lets you lift them. You can
get nearly anywhere in Goron City once you have them. They are plentiful
in the Dodongo’s Cavern.
Heart Piece 8: This may appear with R25 if you toss a Bomb Flower
into the Statue.
Potion: One dose costs R50 at the Goron Shop.
Goron Tunic: This red tunic
allows non-Gorons to endure the intense heat of Death Mountain Crater.
The catch is that it costs R200 and only fits adults. There is a
way to get it for free later on, though.
Heart Piece 9: You can get this Heart Piece after you open Dodongo’s
Cavern. When a new Bomb Flower grows, stand in the corner with your
back to the edge and chuck the Bomb Flower away. You will find this
Heart Piece in the niche above Dodongo’s Cavern after you can move again.
Important locations here
Seal Platform: This
platform is supported above the center of the city. The Goron’s Ruby
was here until Darunia took it and locked himself up. The hungry
Goron there only wanted one lick.
is where King Darunia lives. It opens when you play Zelda’s Lullaby.
The statue at the back hides a door into Death Mountain Crater. The
flame from the torches is needed to make the Statue spin.
Goron Shop: The
shopkeeper owns this shop near Darunia’s Room. Items available are
Bombs, Goron Tunics, Red Potion, and Recovery Hearts. You need a
Bomb Flower to get in.
huge vase is at the center of the bottom floor of the city. Light
the torches on the floor if you want to make it spin. While spinning,
toss a Bomb Flower inside and you may get Heart Piece 8, or three Rupees.
room is on the third floor and walled off by several rock barriers like
the one Inside the Deku Tree. Medigoron lives in this cramped room.
The furniture is a small forge and a Gossip Stone.
This connects with the Stone Arch in the Lost Wood. Just blow up
the boulders and the way on both sides will be cleared. It’s on the
second floor, near two unlit braziers and a Goron wanting light from King
Boulder Room: This
room on the top floor is full of rocks of all sorts of varieties.
You need a lot of ways to clear out this room.
Area strategies include:
When you arrive, you should talk to the Goron
by the entrance. He says that the Gorons have become such gourmets
that they can only eat the top sirloin rocks from Dodongo’s Cavern.
The Goron out on the Seal Platform says Big Brother Darunia took a red
and shiny stone into his chamber. Other Gorons on less precarious
perches will corroborate the story, saying their chieftain will only open
his door for the Royal Family or their messenger. There are a few
items in the village you can find by slashing the pots you find on the
When you reach the bottom level, you find
two blocked doors and a giant vase. Stand on the plush carpet in
front of one door and play Zelda’s Lullaby to open the blockage.
Enter the tunnel be-hind the door and you will meet a grumpy Goron, King
Darunia himself. When he stops being talka-tive, (after “We don’t
need help from strangers.”) play Saria’s Song. Once the scary dance
sequence ends, he talks some more and hands you the Goron Bracelet.
It automatically equips and allows you to pick up Bomb Flowers.
You can trigger the Statue by lighting a Deku
Stick on one of the braziers in the chamber. Take the flame to the
four torches on the bottom level to light them all and spin the Statue.
You should also knock the Bomb Flowers near the blocked door down to reveal
the Goron Shop. From the second level, you can soon find a Bomb Flower
to throw into the Statue. If you land it while the statue’s smiling
face is toward you, you will get Heart Piece 8 as a reward. When
you get it, you should try blowing up a few of the rock barriers in town.
One most interesting chamber in the city is
on the third floor, east side. There are two blue blocks in a lava
pit with a ledge on the other side. The question is, how can you
cross the pit safely, without the lava burning you first? You cannot
do so for now, but you will find a way once you have some sort of grappling
hook. You are done in Goron City for now, so head outside to the
Ledge Gar-den. Chuck a Bomb Flower down and you will see the Boulder
in front of Dodongo’s Cavern ex-plode from a strange viewpoint.
You can get another Heart Piece right now
at slight risk to yourself if you so choose. Chuck a second Bomb
Flower away from its stalk and then execute a backwards flip from the corner
down-ward. You will land in the niche above Dodongo’s Cavern, right
next to Heart Piece 9. You can get this later if you want to do so
with no damage, but it’s nifty to have now. You will see a strange
patch of soft soil as you work your way into Dodongo’s Cavern.
The Dodongo’s Cavern
Allies here include:
Business Scrubs: These salesmen
somehow got in here. They offer Deku Nuts, Deku Seeds, Deku Shields,
King Darunia: He will fall from the sky once you warp out of
the dungeon. Your reward is the promised Goron’s Ruby. You
become his Sworn Brother, meaning he will call you “Brother” from now on.
Take his advice to see the Great Fairy atop Death Mountain.
Foes here include:
statues have laser vision, so watch out. Deku Nuts stun them, but
Bombs or Bomb Flowers destroy them.
Baby Dodongos: These bug-like monsters erupt from the ground
when you approach. You need them to open certain walls where Bomb
Flowers aren’t available. One slash kills each one.
Fire Keeses: These Keeses carry flames that will burn up your
Deku Shield. Block with your Hylian Shield and slash once.
Lizalfos: These four warrior
lizards inhabit two rooms. Block their attacks with the Deku Shield
and hit while you can. While one takes its three hits, the other
comes forward. Repeat until both are de-stroyed. If you can
shoot one with a Deku Seed, it will retreat and give its partner a chance
to come forward.
Dodongos: These are grown-up and very harmful. As they
breathe fire, slash the vulnerable tail sec-tions. You can also chuck
two Bomb Flowers at them when they inhale fire. Either procedure,
done properly, will detonate the creatures and leave behind something tasty.
statues come to life when you slash them. While they hop around,
kill them with a Bomb Flower or Bomb. They guard things like Gold
Skulltulas or the Compass. Gorons used them in the past to guard
treasure, and all are stamped with the mark of the Goron’s Ruby on their
Skulltulas: Three of the five here may be gotten. The
ones you may get (period) are in Rooms 1F-3, 2F-1, 2F-1, 1F-12, and 1F-2.
For two of them, you need a grappling hook.
Traps: These spiked dangers are unbeatable. Avoid them
at all costs.
KING DODONGO: This infernal dinosaur
is smaller than the Dodongo skull hanging in the back of Room 1F-1.
His main attack is a forward roll that can be quite nasty unless you stay
by the walls. However, his fireball attack is harder to avoid.
While he is inhaling the fire, toss a Bomb or Bomb Flower into his mouth.
When it explodes, slash him before he can recover from the red stun effect.
After four hits, he rolls into the lava.
This rock dragon
lives in Room 1F-14. He is around 3 meters high and ten meters long.
He also weighs around 30 metric tons. When you beat him, Bombs may
be sold across Hyrule. The Heart Container is near his head, and
the portal is near his right claw.
Items here include:
Dungeon Map: Bomb the false wall on the left side of Room 1F-1
to find this in a chest. This dun-geon has 22 rooms over 2 floors.
Bag: This bag was made from a Dodongo’s stomach. It comes
full with 20 Bombs. There are two upgrades available, and the second
one is in Goron City.
Bombs: These explosives come with the Bomb Bag. You may
only carry up to the capacity of your Bomb Bag. Use them against
any funny-sounding wall or any nigh-invincible foes.
Container: This is near King Dodongo’s skull when he dies.
Goron’s Ruby: King Darunia gives you this after a hearty slap
on the back. Getting this makes you two Sworn Brothers.
Shields: Odds are, you will lose yours to the Fire Keese
or Dodongoes in the dungeon. You can buy one from a Business Scrub
for R50 or find another in a chest in Room 2F-3, across the bridge near
the dead Dodongo’s eyes.
Dungeon tricks include:
Room 1F-1: Use
the Bomb Flowers to blast away the first false wall. After jumping
across the pillars to the left wall, blast the false wall to find the Map.
Blast away the door to Room 1F-2. On your re-turn, hit the switch
to open the way to Room 1F-8. The giant Dodongo skull hides the door
to Room 1F-10.
Room 1F-2: Use
the Baby Dodongoes to blast through to Room 1F-3. You need to keep
the blue switch depressed with a statue to access Room 1F-4. You
need to be older to reach the ledge where Navi goes green.
Room 1F-3: Three
of Keeses, a lit torch, and a Gold Skulltula are here. Kill the Keeses
before they can become Fire Keeses.
Room 1F-4: A
pair of Keeses guards this narrow hallway. Through the far door is
Room 1F-5: This
is the first room where you fight two Lizalfos. Once you beat them,
the door to Room 1F-6 opens. Hearts are in the pots.
Room 1F-6: Dodongoes
may only be found here. Past the false wall is Room 1F-7. Light
the torches to raise the portcullis to Room 1F-1.
Room 1F-7: A
Business Scrub that sells Deku Sticks is here.
Room 1F-8: Lower
the giant staircase by detonating the Bomb Flowers below it using the Bomb
Flower by the wall. South is Room 1F-9.
Room 1F-9: Kill
the Armos to reopen the door. The Compass is in the chest.
Other important locations
Room 2F-1: Two
Gold Skulltulas are here, but you may only get one for now. Hearts
and R are in the pots.
Room 2F-2: Kill
the Fire Keeses here before they hit you. Move the statue by the
ladder and hit the switch on the platform to raise the Portcullis.
Room 2F-3: When
you get back from Room 2F-4, hit the switch and a platform will rise up
from be-low. Toss Bombs into the Dodongo skull’s eyes to open it
up. Past the false wall is a chest holding a Deku Shield.
Room 2F-4: In
the northwest corner of this room is the chest with the Bomb Bag.
On the platform with the Bomb Flower is another chest holding a red Rupee.
Through the false wall is Room 2F-5.
Room 2F-5: Shoot
the yellow eye switch to lower the flaming pillar. The Baby Dodongoes
have no use at all, so avoid them. The door leads to Room 2F-6.
Room 2F-6: Once
you kill the two Lizalfos here, the door will open. On top of the
far pillar are two Hearts.
Room 2F-7: Shoot
the farther eye switch to lower the first flaming pillar. The eye
switch in the al-cove lowers the next flame pillar.
This room north of Room 2F-4 has a Business Scrub or two trying to get
your money, nothing else.
This is the room beyond the Dodongo’s skull in the main room. You
will need to keep the switch depressed to open Room 1F-13. The doors
on the ledges to the north and east both lead to Room 1F-11.
Room 1F-11: Avoid
the swooping Fire Keeses and use the ledges to reach a block in Room 1F-10.
Behind the false wall is Room 1F-12.
Room 1F-12: An
Armos and a Gold Skulltula are here.
Room 1F-13: There
is a chest here holding Bombs. Bomb the crack in the floor to reach
Room 1F-14: This
is King Dodongo’s lair. Four Bomb Flowers grow in the corners.
The center area is a deadly lava pit that cools once you beat King Dodongo.
The portal will appear in the very center of this area.
How do you get through
You enter the dungeon to find nothing but a
small room with a false wall and two Bomb Flowers. Use one of the
plants to detonate the rocks and you will see the intro cinema for the
dun-geon. In the two-story main room, there are three platforms that
rise and fall from the lava pit below temporarily. Jump over to the
western (left) platform and you will find a false wall, a Beamos, and a
blocked door. Hitting the Beamos with a thrown Bomb Flower will detonate
it, and Deku Nuts will blind them temporarily. You will find the
Dungeon Map in the chest behind the false wall, so you should pick it up
The way forward is across the room, behind
a Beamos-guarded false wall in the southeast corner. You need to
jump there by bypassing the Beamos on the center platform and then using
the elevator platform. Blow up the Beamos and you get easy access
to the false wall. In the chamber be-yond, you can battle your way
past three Baby Dodongoes. Use the fourth on the false wall and you
can access a new chamber. You can see three Keeses and hear the lone
Gold Skulltula perched on the wall behind the lit brazier. The Fairy
Slingshot and Hylian Shield will help you defeat the bats and get the Skull
Token with ease.
Back in the previous room, you will see a
pair of statues guarding a blue pressure switch. Pull one statue
or the other onto the switch and you can access the next hallway, which
has two Keeses on the walls. Defeat them and you have free access
to any goodies in the pots. In the next room, you are trapped as
two Lizalfos drop down to attack you two-on-one. You can scare them
off with Deku Seeds, and each one dies after six slashes from the Kokiri
Sword. When they die, you can collect goodies from the pots and then
head on to the door that opened.
In the next room, you will meet up with three
fully-grown Dodongoes guarding several metal braziers. If you break
the false wall, you can find a Business Scrub selling Deku Sticks if you
need them. Lighting the braziers will open the door back to the main
room and a floor switch. When you hit the floor switch, you open
the door across the room. This leads you to a room with several Bomb
Flowers around a stone block and a different Bomb Flower off to one side,
near a false wall. If you defeat the Armos statue in the room beyond
the false wall, you can open the chest to claim the Com-pass.
To reach the second floor, you must find a
way to detonate all the Bomb Flowers around the block at once. Placing
the lone Bomb Flower in between the two central plants facing the door
to the Compass room. When the Bomb Flowers detonate, you can climb
up the staircase formed by the lowering of the stone block. Go around
to the upper ledge, where there are Skullwalltula and a Gold Skulltula
on the vines. Shoot down both spiders and you can collect the Skull
Token, a very good thing indeed.
In the next room, you should have the Hylian
Shield equipped due to the patrolling Fire Keese above. Defeat them
and you can concentrate on finding the statue with the ladder behind it.
Pull it away and you can access a floor switch that opens both of the doors.
Take the eastern door and you can cross the upstairs portion of the main
room to Room 2F-4. You can then go over to the plat-form with a chest
and a Bomb Flower on it, which you must pull the block to form a step up
to. Throw the Bomb Flower at the false wall just so and you can blow
away the rubble to reveal a tunnel.
In the next room, there is a column of fire
between you and the passage beyond. Shoot the yellow eye switch and
you can jump over to the passage full of Baby Dodongoes with ease.
You need not let them worry you as you head to the door, which opens into
a second mini-Mutoh battle. You can defeat two more Lizalfos with
the same tactics you used below, and with more practice. In the room
that opens, you can deactivate one flaming column using the visible eye
switch. The other eye switch is to your left when you jump onto the
Back in Room 2F-4, you can easily leap across
to the chest holding the Bomb Bag. You should now head back to the
main room and trip the switch to raise an elevator platform to this level.
There is a plaque nearby which tells you to make the dead Dodongo see red
to open a new doorway. You can make this happen by dropping Bombs
into the eye sockets of the huge Dodongo skull from the broken bridge section
nearby. If you need a Deku Shield, you can find one in a chest behind
the false wall. The next doorway is in the mouth of the Dodongo skull,
which is made of material a Beamos’ laser cannot penetrate.
In the next room, you need a block to depress
the pressure switch in the small pit. Enter the eastern tunnel and
you will emerge into Room 1F-11. When you reach the north end, you
can open Room 1F-12 by chucking or dropping a Bomb near the doorway.
You can defeat a Gold Skulltula and an Armos in here, bringing you up to
3 Skull Tokens here. You can use the blocks in the previ-ous room
to reach the doorway you need via the ledges. Push and pull the block
in the next room into the pit when you kill the Fire Keese to open the
This next room has a black square on the floor
in between you and a chest. You can drop a Bomb on the shadowy square
and refill your supply from the chest. Falling down the pit you create,
you can watch the King Dodongo opening cinema, but watch out! When
you can move, quickly chuck a Bomb into the dinosaur’s mouth before he
uses his flame breath on you. If you miss, just pick up a Bomb Flower
once Dodongo stops rolling about the room. When you do stun King
Do-dongo, you can get in one normal slash with the Kokiri Sword.
Once Dodongo rolls about and turns to attack
you again, just chuck another explosive to stun him and then slash with
the Kokiri Sword. After four slashes, King Dodongo will go berserk
and roll about the chamber. When he crashes into the lava that cools
around him, you can grab the Heart Con-tainer and head into the blue light.
Once outside, King Darunia and his Gorons drop from the sky to congratulate
you. He gives you the Spiritual Stone of Fire, making you his Sworn
Brother, and tells you to find the Great Fairy atop Death Mountain.
You will then run away from the Gorons, who want to give you a big hug.
Finding 2 Great
Allies now include:
There are two here. One is in the Cow Hole on Death Mountain.
The other is in the stall at Impa’s House in Kakariko. A nifty trick
used here lets you reach the latter Cow.
Owl: He commends you when you reach the Upper Ledge.
He advises you to blow up the nearby false wall and meet Great Fairy 1
inside. After you learn the Spin Attack, he’ll give you a free ride
down to Impa’s House in Kakariko.
Great Fairy 1: She lives in the Great Fairy’s Fountain (GFF)
behind the false wall at the Upper Ledge. She teaches you the nifty
Spin Attack. Her sister lives by Hyrule castle. Great Fairy
1 is the Great Fairy of Power.
Bowling Alley Lady: This tired woman runs the Bombchu Bowling
Alley in Hyrule Castle Town. You can’t play her game unless you have
the Goron’s Ruby.
Fairy 2: She lives in the GFF behind the Dead End at Hyrule
Castle. She teaches the flame magic of Din’s Fire. She is one
of 3 Great Fairies of Magic.
Hot-Rodder Goron: Stop him with Bombs to win the Biggest Bomb
Bag. His reason for rolling is to relieve stress he suffers.
What are your foes now?
Skullwalltula: Three guard the Climbing Wall from the Ravine
to the Upper Ledge. All but the highest one can be shot from the
Gold Skulltula: You may get 3 at this time. The first
is in a crate in Death Mountain Crater. An-other is behind a false
wall in the Lower Trail. A third is in a crate in Goron City’s Boulder
Items now include:
These start to appear in bushes or pots now.
Jars: These green decanters refill
your Magic Meter. Big ones obviously refill more.
Piece 10: This is in an alcove in the Wall Ladder at Death Mountain
Piece 11: This is inside the stall with the Cow at Impa’s House.
Grab it while you can!
Bombchu: These little creatures are living time bombs.
Their first use is to win prizes at the Bombchu Bowling Alley. They
can run up walls and only explode when their fuses run out or when they
hit something. You may carry up to 50.
Purple Rupees: Each of these amethysts is worth R50. Two
are in the back of the Boulder Room in treasure chests. You may win
more at the Bombchu Bowling Alley as prizes.
Big Bomb Bag: This is a
prize at the Bombchu Bowling Alley. Its capacity is 30 Bombs.
Piece 12: This is a prize at the Bombchu Bowling Alley.
It’s hard to get, but worth it.
Biggest Bomb Bag: Stop the Hot Rodder’s rolling near his sign
in Goron City using Bombs to win this. Its capacity is 40 Bombs.
Important locations now
Boulder Ledge: This
sloped ledge leads to the Cow Hole and Ravine. Blow up the rocks
for money and to clear the way forward.
Cow Hole: A
Cow lives in this cave. You are guaranteed at least R26 per visit.
trench leads directly to the Climbing Wall. Duck under the Hylian
Shield to block the falling rocks.
Climbing Wall: Shoot
down the Skullwalltula to clear the way. At the second ledge is a
Gossip Stone. At the top is the Upper Ledge.
The Owl and Biggoron may be found here. Behind the false wall is
GFF 1. Down-stairs is Death Mountain Crater.
Other important locations
GFF 1: The orange
flames on the torches represent power. Great Fairy 1 lives here.
Death Mountain Crater:
This sweltering inferno is full of lava pits, rocks resistant to Bombs,
and secret caves. A Gold Skulltula is in the crate and Heart Piece
9 is in the Wall Ladder.
Wall Ladder: This
is a very large section of climbable wall in Death Mountain Crater.
Heart Piece 10 is in a niche in the very center of it.
Impa’s House: The
Owl drops you off here after flying you down. Go off the right side
of the roof to find a secret ledge above the Cucco Pen. The opening
leads to Heart Piece 11 and a Cow.
Hidden Caves: These
false walls along Death Mountain Trail hide secret surprises. The
one near Goron City hides a Purple Rupee, whereas the one near Kakariko
hides a Gold Skulltula.
Alley: There are many prizes here. You need the Bombchu, Big
Bomb Bag, and Heart Piece 12. Other prizes include Bombs and R50.
Each game you play costs R30.
Dead End: Blast
through the brown boulder to reveal a tunnel. Crawl through to find
GFF 2: The green
flames on the torches represent magic. Great Fairy 2 lives here.
Third Floor: The
Hot Rodder rolls along this level of Goron City. Bomb Flowers appear
a lot here.
Boulder Room: With
the Biggest Bomb Bag, blast away the brown boulders to reveal two chests,
a crate, and a Gossip Stone. Purple Rupees are in the chests and
a Gold Skulltula is in the crate.
A Sword technique:
Attack: This is very useful later on. Hold down B and
your Sword will stick out. Release when your sword is surrounded
by flame for a nifty spin attack that deals tons of damage. Orange
flame is stronger and deals more damage. For a quick, weak spin,
rotate the control stick while holding B. About 23 Spin Attacks drain
your Magic Meter. You learn it from Great Fairy 1 in GFF 1.
Something new to see:
Magic Meter: This appears as a green bar just below your Health
Meter. Portions of it that have been used are black. Visiting
Great Fairies gets a free complete refill. Magic Jars are more conven-ient
but restore less magic.
A necessary spell:
Din’s Fire: This fire spell creates a dome of fire that expands
to kill most enemies in a room. You learn it from Great Fairy 2 in
GFF 2. It costs 6 Magic Points (MP), so you can use it 4 times before
your Magic Meter empties. It also lets you light up large numbers
Quest strategies include:
Once you can move on your own, you should head
up to the Boulder Ledge. You will get 25 Rupees by using Bombs on
the rocks and clearing the way upward. The boulder on the ledge above
conceals the Cow Hole, a convenient stop if you like Lon-Lon Milk.
In the Ravine beyond, you can either run or duck beneath the Hylian Shield
to avoid the boulders that rain down from the crater. You will eventually
reach a climbable wall guarded by three Skullwalltula leading to the summit
of Death Mountain. Shoot them down and you can safely climb up to
the High Ledge.
When you get up there, you should talk to
the Owl. He says coming up here was a very good idea, and tells you
a bit about the mountain. When the clouds above the mountain look
normal, the mountain is at peace. The part of the wall that looks
weird conceals the hidden entrance to Great Fairy’s Fountain (GFF) 1.
Play Zelda’s Lullaby on the Triforce mark and Great Fairy 1 will grant
you a Spin Attack and reveal the Magic meter. The stairs outside
the GFF lead down into the inferno of Death Mountain Crater.
Without a Goron Tunic, you get eight seconds
per full Heart Container you have when you enter. You who have 6
Heart Containers will have 48 seconds, 7 Heart Containers = 56 seconds,
and 8 Heart Containers = 1:04. When you get the Gold Skulltula, head
directly over to the brown boulder in the main chamber. Bomb that
and you can find a cool cave, a welcome respite from the heat. Go
down the Climbing Wall in here and you will find Heart Piece 10 in the
Alcove. You can reveal a Gossip Stone across the narrow bridge, but
it is safer now to run out of here, right now!
After you leave, you should again talk to
the Owl. Grab his talons when he flaps his wings and he’ll deposit
you on the roof of Impa’s House in Kakariko Village. You can find
the secret en-trance by walking to the right and dropping to the ledge
above the Cucco Pen. The Cow inside pro-vides any Lon-Lon Milk you
might need, but the main item here is Heart Piece 11. You can get
a nocturnal Gold Skulltula inside the Hidden Cave closest to Kakariko Village,
and you can climb up the back wall.
You should now head back to Hyrule Castle
Town for more goodies. If you wear the Bunny Hood, you will not face
any Stalchildren on your way there at night! The Bombchu Bowling
Alley is opposite the Bazaar and Potion Shop, near some stairs onto a balcony
of sorts. Inside, you will use Bombchu to hit targets and try to
earn several prizes, including the Bigger Bomb Bag, Bombchu, Bombs, Purple
Rupees, and Heart Piece 12. Get the first, second, and fifth items
in that sequence at least before you head to Hyrule Castle.
When you reach the intersection in the paths,
go to the right and the boulder. Using a Bomb on it will reveal a
tunnel you can crawl through, like the ones Inside the Deku Tree.
Inside, you will find a second GFF, this time with a different color of
flame on the torches. Play Zelda’s Lullaby on the Triforce mark and
you will meet Great Fairy 2, one of the three Great Fairies of Magic.
When you receive Din’s Fire, you will be well prepared for the final Spiritual
Outside the GFF, Navi will be telling you
to ask Saria where to go. Play Saria’s Song and you will be able
to talk to your old friend from where you are. She says King Zora
of Zora’s Domain holds the last Spiritual Stone, the one of water.
Zora’s Domain is south of Kakariko Village and the Graveyard, at the source
of Zora’s River. Look for the river on the east side of Hyrule Field
and swim across to its other side to reach the area entrance. Just
outside Zora’s River, a sign warns you of swift currents and strong undertow.