The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Game Guide

Shadows Lurk in Kakariko... [Wlk17]

This section covers the Shadow Temple, along with a couple of other things.

Right at the island you are on, make sure it's night, then Longshot to the tree
so you'll stand on its branch.  Up here, Longshot the Gold Skulltula on the
tree. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 083 out of 100) Now, stand on the stone quay on this
island, aim at the sky a little above the two pillars, and wait for morning to
come.  As soon as you see the moon coming over the horizon, fire an arrow at
it.  If you did it just right, a cinema will show something fall from the sun.
Go over to where it fell and you'll get FIRE ARROWS.  These arrows use magic to
engulf the arrows in fire.  To do this, just set the arrows themselves to the
C button the Bow is on.  Now, let's head to Kakariko Village.  Once you get
there, you'll notice everything is on fire.  Watch the cinema.  After it's
over, Sheik will teach you the NOCTURNE OF SHADOW, the only way to enter the
Shadow Temple.  He will then ask you to please save Impa, the Sage of Shadow,
and help her to seal the shadows once and for all.  He will then leave.

Play the Nocturne of Shadow and you'll warp to a ledge above the graveyard,
unreachable by other means.  Go through the entryway to see a room with a bunch
of torches and a platform.  Get on the platform and use Din's Fire.  This'll
light all the torches at once and will open the large door.  Enter through...

Welcome to the dark reaches of the Shadow Temple!

Head forward and turn right.  Longshot across and walk through the fake wall.
In this large room, put on the Lens of Truth, and look for a fake wall to your
left.  Go through the door, go through the fake wall, and use the Lens of Truth
to find another fake wall to your right.  Head through the door, and defeat the
Redead, and the two Keese.  Doing this will reveal a large chest containing the
DUNGEON MAP.  Exit, and turn right to see another fake wall (with the Lens on).
(From now on, when I see "see a fake wall", I mean to find it with the Lens of
Truth.) In the next room the same as the previous one, turn right, then left,
and you'll see a fake wall.  Go through it and you'll find a Dead Hand, the
same thing you fought at the Bottom of the Well.  Defeat it the same way and a
large chest will appear.  Open it to get the HOVER BOOTS.  These allow you to
hover over an abyss for a very limited time.  However, this also severely
decreases your traction, so you'll slide a few inches after stopping from a

Head back to the main room with the statues.  In here, using the Lens of Truth,
find the skull statue that doesn't disappear.  Once you find that one, move the
bird statue by pushing the panel sticking out of it, until the bird is facing
the skull that doesn't disappear.  This will open the door ahead.  Cross the
pit using the Hover Boots, and go down the long hall.  Bomb the Beamos, and
turn right through the fake wall.  Kill the mummies to make another large chest
appear.  Open it for the COMPASS.  Return to the Beamos room and head through
the north fake wall.  In here, avoid the large spinning scythe statue, and
collect the Silver Rupees in this room.  Two are in enclosed areas and another
is on top of a crate that must be Longshot to.  This'll open a small cell with
a chest.  Open it for a SMALL KEY.  Head back to the laser room and bomb the
east wall.  Open the locked door and go through this hall, being careful of
Skulltulas and guillotines.  Once you reach the large room, wait for a
Wallmaster to fall down before you continue.  Kill it.

Pass through the guillotines until you reach the end with a Stalfos.  Kill it
with the Biggoron's Sword if you wish.  Look east with the Lens of Truth to see
a hidden floor.  Follow it to a door.  Inside is an invisible spinning scythe
statue.  Just stay at the perimeter of the room and you'll avoid it.  The
object here is to kill all the enemies in here.  There's Keese and a Like Like.
The Like Like can be killed instantly with the Biggoron's Sword, and the Keese
can be picked off with either the Bow or Longshot.  Once they're all dead, the
cell will open.  Inside is a Gold Skulltula and a chest with a Blue Rupee.
(GOLD SKULLTULAS: 084 out of 100) Use the Lens of Truth to see another chest.
Open it for a bundle of arrows, then head back to the large room's Stalfos
platform.  Jump onto the rising and lowering platform on the west, and head to
the area where you see Silver Rupees.  If you're wondering where the last one
is, it's under the Beamos.  Go through the gate that opens, and you'll see
dropping spike platforms.  If you look to the right with the Lens of Truth,
you'll see a block.  Pull it out, then push the block past the spike platforms.
Keep it at a place where it'll block both platforms, and head to the other

At the south cell is a Gold Skulltula. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 085 out of 100) The
north cell has a chest containing a bundle of arrows.  Pull the block to the
end, and use it to climb up to the top portion of the room.  Jump to the south
side, open the chest for a Blue Rupee, and step on the switch to make a chest
drop.  Go over to it and open it for a SMALL KEY.  Return to the large room.
Head over to the guillotine, put on the Lens of Truth, and jump past the
guillotine when it raises.  Wait until the moving platform get in range, hop
on it, then hop to the locked door.  Open it.  In here, use the Lens of Truth
to see the invisible spikes, and kill the Redeads to make a chest appear.  Get
a Blue Rupee from it, and start collecting the Silver Rupees in here.  Three
will have to be gotten by using the Longshot, and the other one will have to be
jumped to.  Once you get them all, the door will open, so head in. (The bottom

In here, head behind the skull to find a Gold Skulltula. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 086
out of 100)  Next, get to the upper level of the room, kill the Keese, and drop
a Bomb or bomb flower into the skull.  Doing this will release a SMALL KEY.
Head back to the invisible spike room after killing the Keese so the door will
open back up.  In the spike room, look for an invisible Longshot panel above
the locked door on the ledge.  Head through after unlocking it.  Go through the
hall, keeping your Iron Boots on so you won't be blown away from the fans.
There's one gap where you have to Longshot across using a jutting out piece of
wood on the ceiling.  Just get to the door at the end, avoiding the flames the
silver eye panel fires at you.  Inside, kill the Redeads and use the Lens of
Truth to see a chest containing a bundle of arrows.  Return to the room with
a pit on either side (and a bunch of fans).  Look right to see a fake wall with
a door behind it.  To get across, simply roll across using the Hover Boots.

Inside, kill the Gibdos to make a chest containing a Blue Rupee appear.  Now,
check the corners for a lump of stuff with a crack.  Bomb it to reveal an
invisible chest.  Open it for a SMALL KEY.  Use it to open the door ahead.
Move the large block to your left into the indentation, then climb up it.  Turn
around to face the ledge on the other side, then play Scarecrow's Song.  Long-
shot to the scarecrow, and get the Gold Skulltula. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 087 out of
100) Now jump to the boat, and play Zelda's Lullaby on the Triforce emblem to
make the boat move.  As it sails to the other end of this room, two Stalfos
enemies will attack you.  You can either fight them or be a bully by shoving
them overboard.  Whichever you prefer.  Once the boat stops, get off before it
sinks on you.  Now go through the nearest door here.  In here are a bunch of
invisible walls.  Use the Lens of Truth to get through here, and go through the
north door.

You'll notice that spiked walls are closing in on you.  AAHH!  But wait, the
walls are made of wood...Equip Din's Fire and use it to burn away those walls.
Head to the left, kill the Redead, and open the chest for a BLUE RUPEE.  Over
to the right is a different chest.  Kill the Redead there, and open the chest
for the BOSS KEY.  Head back to the previous room, and take the west door.
Climb up the stairs, and throw bomb flowers into the skulls.  One of them has a 
bunch of Rupees.  Once you bomb them all, get the Gold Skulltula here, and go 
back to the previous room. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 088 out of 100) Head to the south
door this time.  Kill the invisible Floormaster enemy to make a chest appear.
Open it for a SMALL KEY.  Head back to the boat room.  Equip Fire Arrows, and
fire them at the bomb flowers across the gap.  This'll weaken the structure by
them and will make it fall, creating a bridge.  Go across, and open the locked

In this wierd room, use the Lens of Truth to see some invisible platforms,
though some of them are too far to jump to.  Equip the Hover Boots and
carefully get to the boss door.  Prepare for one of the wierdest bosses in the
BOSS: Bongo Bongo, Phantom Shadow Beast

Fall down the hole to start this boss.  You're standing on a huge bongo, and
this boss keeps beating down on it.  Every time he beats, you bounce.  First of
all, you have to arrow its hands.  Do so, and the boss will try to ram you.
Use the Lens of Truth to see him, and put an arrow into his eye.  This'll stun
him, so go up to him and slash him until he's dead.  The Biggoron's Sword works

As long as you keep this battle short, it's easy.  If not, he'll start some
hefty attacks, such as punching you, smashing you, and shoving you off.

SPEEDY STRATEGY: The Biggoron's Sword with the shield stab technique is your
best friend when he's stunned.
After beating this guy, a HEART CONTAINER will appear, and a light.  Grab the
Heart, and go into the light.  You'll see Impa as the Shadow Sage, and she'll
give you the SHADOW MEDALLION.  Afterwards, you'll be dropped back to the
Graveyard.  Head to Goron City now.


Swords: Kokiri Sword, Master Sword, Biggoron's Sword
Shields: Deku Shield, Hylian Shield
Tunics: Kokiri Tunic, Goron Tunic, Zora Tunic
Boots: Kokiri Boots, Iron Boots, Hover Boots
Other: Bullet Bag (Holds 50), Quiver (Holds 40), Bomb Bag (Holds 40), Goron's 
Bracelet, Golden Scale, Stone of Agony

ITEMS: (shown left to right)
Deku Sticks
Deku Nuts
Fairy Bow (Fire Arrows)
Din's Fire
Farore's Wind
Fairy Slingshot
Ocarina of Time
Lens of Truth
Magic Beans (1)
Megaton Hammer

Zelda's Lullaby
Epona's Song
Saria's Song
Sun's Song
Song of Time
Song of Storms
Minuet of Forest
Bolero of Fire
Serenade of Water
Nocturne of Shadow
Prelude of Light

Claim Check
Mask of Truth


Gold Skulltulas: 88
Heart Pieces: 33 (1)
Upgrades: 9 (Deku Seeds: 50, Deku Sticks: 30, Deku Nuts: 40, Bombs: 40,
Arrows: 40)
Boss Heart Containers: 7

Advanced Spin Slash (Hold B until the sword is yellow, then release)
Din's Fire (C Item)
Farore's Wind (C Item)
Magic Meter Upgrade (Double the magic!)

Total Health: 18 Hearts