Tail Key

The Tail Key is a quest item from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. It is needed to unlock the entrance to the first dungeon, Tail Cave.


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The Owl advises Link to visit the Mysterious Woods in search of the Tail Key. In the course of his explorations, Link happens upon a talking raccoon who condemns him to be lost in the forest; disabling Link to move north without being transported to another section of the forest. By sprinkling Magic Powder on the raccoon, Link breaks the spell and frees Tarin, who had been transformed into the creature. Link can then move forward and find a Treasure Chest containing the Tail Key.

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