New Fan Works
Old Fan Works
Preparing for Ganon's
Castle - The Last Leg of Your Quest
Allies now include:
Ghost Guy: This man in the Rupee House gives you a Purple Rupee
and 100 points if you give him a Big Poe. He'll give you a Bottle
when you have 1000 points.
Marathon Runner: He'll challenge you to a race since the Bridge
over Gerudo Valley is repaired. He cannot be defeated, so trying
to is utterly useless. No matter how fast you move, he always manages
to beat you by one second!
Beat her obstacle course in 49 seconds or less and a Cow will appear
inside Your House at Kokiri Forest. You must jump every fence on
each of 2 laps.
Sheik: He reappears right as you enter the Temple of Time.
You have overcome many hardships and found 6 Sages. Your final challenge
is a showdown with Ganondorf the Evil King. The things he tells you
are recorded later on as the Triforce Epic. You are blinded as he
holds up the Triforce of Wisdom on his hand. His true identity is
Princess Zelda: She is the 7th Sage and their destined
leader. She hid behind Sheik's mask. She had to meet you incognito
to hide from Ganondorf. Seven years ago, Ganondorf attacked Hyrule
Castle. She saw you as she fled with Impa. She thought you
could stop Ganondorf's entry into the Sacred Realm with the Ocarina of
Time. However, you were unexpectedly trapped in the Sacred Realm
for 7 years.
in the Sacred Realm while Ganondorf took the Triforce. He turned
the Sacred Realm into a realm of evil with his powers as the Evil King.
She passed herself off as a Sheikah and hoped you would return while 7
years passed. Now that you're back, Ganondorf's reign will end.
The 6 Sages will open the sealed door and take Ganondorf back to the Sacred
Realm. She'll seal the door to the Sacred Realm from this world.
vanish from Hyrule after this happens. She needs your courageous
spirit to protect her while she does her part. The only thing that
can penetrate Ganondorf's defenses is the Ar-row of Light (Light Arrow)
that she gives you. She gets captured once you have the item.
You have to rescue her from Ganon's Castle ASAP!
Foes now include:
Ganondorf: He attacks when
you have the Light Arrow. He traps Princess Zelda in rosy crystal
and insults her. He knew she'd appear if he let you wander around.
His only mistake was to underesti-mate the power of the Triforce of Courage.
He then takes Princess Zelda off to his lair at Ganon's Castle. With
her Triforce and yours, his reign over the world will be supreme.
Big Poes: These ghosts appear when you ride around Hyrule Field
on Epona. Collect all 10 and give each to the Ghost Guy to win a
Bottle and a total of R500. They commonly hang out near Lon-Lon Ranch,
by the brook in northwest Hyrule Field, by Gerudo Valley, near the stairs
to Kakariko Village, and in the stand of trees south of the Kokiri Forest
Giant Skulltulas: There's one in the Tree Pit and another in
the Rock Hole.
Skulltulas: Several invisible spiders live in the Secret Tunnel.
Gold Skulltulas: There are tons left. Check everywhere
but near Ganon's Castle to find them.
Items now include:
Light Arrow: This sacred weapon is the only way to breach Ganondorf's
shield. Its powers smite the forces of evil and stun Ganondorf.
Princess Zelda gives you it at the Temple of Time. It costs 4 MP
Heart Piece 35: This is
in the Hole in Hyrule Field. Use the Iron Boots and Zora Tunic to
get it from the bottom of the pool.
Heart Piece 36: This is in the crate on the Twin Ledges of Gerudo
Important locations now
Temple of Time:
Inside, you'll hear the Triforce Epic and watch Sheik become Princess Zelda.
The building rumbles before Ganondorf captures Princess Zelda.
The 10 Big Poes lurk here. Check near the entrance to Gerudo Valley,
by the entrance to Hyrule Castle Town, by the Staircase, by Lon-Lon Ranch,
and between Hyrule Castle Town and Gerudo Valley.
Hole: This is
by a tree in the northwest part of Hyrule Field. Heart Piece 35 is
at the bottom of the pool within.
Rock Pit: This
is beneath a rock just outside Gerudo Valley. A Giant Skulltula and
a Gold Skulltula are inside with a Cow. Use Din's Fire to melt the
Mutoh had Ichiro, Jiro, Sabooro, and Shiro repair it while you were gone.
Tent: The Marathon
Runner and your carpenter friends are inside.
These are in the south part of Gerudo Valley. Heart Piece 36 is in
the crate on the western one.
Lost Woods Bridge:
Beat the Marathon Runner here for another reward.
obstacle course runs around this.
near this Zora's River landmark to find a Gold Skulltula.
On a nearby wall is another Gold Skulltula.
Secret Tunnel: This
is below the gray boulder outside GFF 3. Blast the boulder beneath
to gain ac-cess. Along the tunnel are 4 invisible Skulltulas.
Near the exit above the ladder are a Giant Skulltula and a nocturnal Gold
East Wall: There's
a Gold Skulltula along this part of the Hedge Maze.
Remember that tree near the Hidden Entrance to Hyrule Castle? Play
the Song of Storms nearby to open this up. Inside are several Skullwalltula,
a Gold Skulltula, and a Gossip Stone, along with tons of goodies.
Dead Tree: Atop
this feature of the Large Isle is a nocturnal Gold Skulltula.
Tree Hole: This
is under the small tree near the Staircase. A Gold Skulltula is inside.
North Gate: Go
through this after you do absolutely everything you can think of.
Quest strategies include:
The moment you can move on the Desert Colossus
Warp Tile, you should use the Prelude of Light. You will suddenly
walk into the Temple of Time in a short cinema with Sheik appearing be-hind
you. He tells you some more stuff, including the Triforce Epic recorded
below. The good part about Ganondorf touching the Triforce is that
he only got the Triforce of Power to serve his dreams of conquering the
world. You have the Triforce of Courage, but who could possibly have
the Triforce of Wisdom? Sheik answers that question for you by holding
up his hand, which glows with the Triforce of Wisdom as a column of light
Suddenly, "Sheik" is revealed to be the missing
Princess Zelda, Sage of Wisdom. She apologizes for her duplicity,
but she had no choice if she wanted to stay safe. After the flashback
to that day, seven years ago, she hands over the one weapon to beat Ganondorf-the
Sacred Arrow of Light. When the item dialog box vanishes, the Temple
starts rumbling while Princess Zelda becomes en-cased in rosy crystal.
Ganondorf tells you to come to his castle if you want to save her from
his clutches. You can do that by heading on the road to Hyrule Castle,
but there are things to do first.
First of all, there are two more Heart Pieces
to obtain and bring you to 20 Heart Containers. To find one Heart
Piece, you need only find the lone tree in northwestern Hyrule Field, near
the road to Gerudo Valley. When you Bomb the tree, a hole appears,
leading you into a grotto with a Blue Tektite guarding a pool of water.
You can get the Heart Piece at the bottom of the pool using either the
Golden Scale or the Zora Tunic and Iron Boots. You can get the last
Heart Piece by bashing the crate on the ledges in the southern region of
Okay, now for the Gold Skulltulas. There
is one more in Dodongo's Cavern you could not get before, but you can with
Pierre and the Longshot. To get it, you need to go into Room 1F-2
(the lower Baby Dodongo Room) and play Scarecrow's Song where Navi goes
green on the ledge. This gets you to the Gold Skulltula. There
is a gray rock at Zora's Fountain, just outside the entrance GFF 3, if
you opened it. You will find a brown rock stuck in the ground (buried
in a hole) if you lift and toss the gray rock.
Underneath the brown boulder, you find a hidden
tunnel with some pots in it. Around the bend, you can use Z-Targeting
to 'see' several invisible Skulltula in the passage. When you defeat
them all, you can climb up to the high ledge and the cave entrance in the
eastern wall of the Fountain. When you get up, you will have to kill
a Big Skulltula hanging from the ceiling. There is a nocturnal Gold
Skulltula on the side of the cave exit, if you are interested.
There are two more Gold Skulltulas in the
Fire Temple. To get them, you need to head to the platform below
the inverted pyramid above the boulder maze and play Scarecrow's Song.
This al-lows you to Longshot up to Pierre and then over to an elevator
platform. You will find the first Gold Skulltula on the upper section
of chains in the 4F room above. The second Gold Skulltula is in the
cone chamber of the Temple above that, just outside the door.
Okay, you can use the Skulltula Location Index
in the appendices to find the remaining Gold Skulltulas. You can
get more than 100 Skull Tokens, if you use this trick: Go to the
hole at the Tree near the Secret Entrance to Hyrule Castle and use the
Song of Storms to open it. Behind one of the walls is a Gold Skulltula
on a wall with a Skullwalltula. Kill the Gold Skulltula and stand
one pace in front of the warp tile out. When you grab the Skull Token
and get the message, warp out before it completes; you can do this as many
times as you want.
You will find ten Big Poes while riding Epona
around Hyrule Field. When you see one, you should peg it with two
Arrows before it dematerializes into a wall. After you gather three
Big Poe Essences in your Bottles, you should give them to the Ghost Guy
in the ruined Market. After you gather the ten large ghosts, you
will receive the final Empty Bottle. You should also complete the
Gerudo's Training Ground if you have not already done so. When you
feel ready, you should head north of the ruined Market to Ganon's Castle,
the mockery of Hyrule Castle created by Ganondorf the King of Evil.
The Triforce Epic
This is an all-but-unknown legend of the Triforce
passed down by the Sheikahs. If you would seek the Triforce, listen
well. The Sacred Realm is a mirror that reflects the heart of whom-ever
enters it. If that person is evil, the Sacred Real becomes a wasteland,
but a good person turns the Realm into a paradise. The Triforce represents
the perfect balance between Power, Wisdom, and Courage.
If the person entering the Realm has
those qualities balanced, he or she will then gain the True Force to govern
all. If their heart is unbalanced, they will gain the Triforce they
believe in the most and must seek out the 2 missing parts, which are hidden
in predestined persons. The people holding Triforce fragments have
the Triforce symbol on the backs of their hands. The prophecy came
to pass when Ganondorf touched the Triforce. Ganondorf kept the Triforce
of Power and used it to conquer Hyrule. Ganondorf started seeking
out the other 2 Triforce fragments and their bearers to satisfy his greed.
You hold the Triforce of Courage and Princess Zelda (a.k.a. Sheik) holds
the Triforce of Wisdom.