|Hole of Z|
The Hole of Z
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Region||Forest Training Center|
- "Hole of "Z"
Let's go through this small hole! Stand in front of the hole and push (+) towards it."
- — Sign
The Hole of Z is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Located within the Forest Training Center area of Kokiri Forest, the Hole of Z is a tiny hole through which Link can crawl. When Link does this, he finds himself in a maze-like area with a giant boulder rolling within it. If Link can avoid the boulder and reach the Treasure Chest on the other side of the maze, he will obtain the Kokiri Sword.
The Hole of Z is named after the button on the Nintendo 64 controller that is used to, among other things, position the camera behind the player, a useful skill in the maze inside. This makes sense since the Hole of Z is traversed in the beginning of the game, when the controls are still being taught to the player.
In the Nintendo GameCube re-releases The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, the Hole of Z is renamed the Hole of L, due to the functions originally mapped to the Z button being mapped to the L button on the consoles these re-releases are on.