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This page lists secrets and unlockables in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
In the Castle Courtyard room with Princess Zelda in it, if Link shoots through the left window with the Fairy Slingshot, a guard will stick his head out and yell, "Hey you! Don't cause any trouble!" He will then throw a bomb at Link. This only occurs once — shooting the window additional times garners no reaction.
When Link receives the Gerudo Membership Card, the outfit of the Gerudo Thief who gives it to him varies according to Link's equipped tunic. Depending on whether Link is wearing the Kokiri, Goron, or Zora Tunic, her clothes will appear green, red, or blue, respectively. This was changed in the The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition, where her clothing remains red no matter which tunic Link is wearing.
Baby Dodongos Eat Bombs Like Candy
Like mature Dodongos, Baby Dodongos will eat any explosive weapons (Bombs, Bomb Flowers, and even Bombchus) resulting in an instant kill. Interestingly despite this fact, Baby Dodongos will actively seek out any nearby Bomb in order to eat one and will even try and chase after Bombchus.
If Link kills enough Stalchildren, Guays, or Leevers, a larger (and stronger in the Leever's case) version of the enemy will appear. Upon defeat, a bigger Stalchild or Guay will usually drop a blue Rupee, while a bigger Leever will usually leave a set of three Rupees, either blue or red.
During a single night, every big Stalchild encountered will be slightly larger than the last; this can result in an extremely large Stalchild if a cheating device is used to make the night last indefinitely.
There are ten Big Poes scattered across Hyrule Field. They will only appear if Link is on Epona—a regular Poe will appear in a Big Poe's place if Link is horseless. Upon selling all ten Big Poes to the Ghost Hunter, Link will be rewarded with an empty bottle.
- At the sign pointing to Lon Lon Ranch, right outside the entrance to Hyrule Castle Town.
- In the clump of grass at the edge of the cluster of trees in southeast Hyrule Field.
- At the lone tree near the path leading to Gerudo Valley.
- At the corner of the stone wall in northeast Hyrule Field.
- At the fork in the path that leads to Gerudo Valley.
- At the tree right outside the entrance to Lon Lon Ranch.
- At the edge of the abutment overlooking Zora's River, near the entrance to Kakariko Village.
- At the hole at the edge of the cluster of trees in southeast Hyrule Field.
- In front of the stream flowing out of Hyrule Castle Town in northwest Hyrule Field.
- At the boulder near the fence in east Hyrule Field.
Besides his sword, Link can also use an empty bottle or even the Megaton Hammer to knock Ganondorf's energy attacks back at him. The Megaton Hammer will also make a floor tile it hits fall away, just as Ganondorf can do when he punches the ground.
Change Pitch of Ocarina Notes
When playing the Fairy Ocarina or the Ocarina of Time, holding the Control Stick in any direction will change the sound of the ocarina notes. Up and down raise and lower the pitch, respectively, while left and right add a waiver to the note. These features can also be combined: holding the Control Stick in the southwest position (7:30 on a clock) will produce a lower, waivering note. Link cannot use this to activate any ocarina songs. If Link records his "Scarecrow's Song" using this method, it will nonetheless be rendered with normal notes whenever activated.
As in several other Zelda games, if Link damages a Cucco enough, it will crow and summon a vast number of its kind to attack Link. Due to the quantity of enemies and their relatively quick movement speed, this can actually be quite dangerous early in the game, when Link has only a few Heart Containers. If Link enters a new area, the Cuccos will stop attacking him.
During the game's final battle, if Link manages to get behind Ganon and throw a Deku Nut at his tail, Ganon will actually take damage as if Link had used another weapon, such as the Megaton Hammer or the Biggoron's Sword. With a large enough number of Deku Nuts, it is possible to bring Ganon's health down to the point where attacking him with the Master Sword will end the fight.
As a child, if Link walks all the way up the chains that hold Hyrule Castle Town's drawbridge, he can get three invisible red Rupees—one on the top of each chain, and one in the middle. The latter can be reached by jumping toward it, or by waiting until the drawbridge is up and carefully walking across its edge. These Rupees reset every time Link reenters Hyrule Field, and so can be used to gain a large amount of Rupees quickly.
After receiving the Ocarina of Time, but before playing the "Song of Time" in the Temple of Time, Link can encounter a dying guard in Hyrule Castle Town's Back Alley. If spoken to, the guard will tell Link about Ganondorf's attack on the castle, then die. Attempting to talk to the guard again prompts Navi to tell Link, "He's not moving anymore...."
End of Game Music
If the game is left on after the end credits, an ocarina will play periodically in various pitches. The notes played are typically those of the "Scarecrow's Song", but can be those of other songs, or even a random collection of notes. This is not possible in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, as approximately five seconds after "The End" appears on screen, the screen fades to black, leaving the player at the Mode Select screen.
Extra Piece of Heart
If Link manages to enter the Gerudo's Fortress as a child using a glitch, there will be a Piece of Heart in the jail cell and not in the Treasure Chest where it is normally found. (The chest instead contains the Odd Mushroom.) Obtaining this Heart Piece can be useful if Link failed to obtain the Piece of Heart from the Fishing Pond, opting instead to use a glitch to receive the Golden Scale early. Collecting this Heart Piece in addition to the game's other 36 will cause an extra Piece of Heart to be displayed in the Quest Status Subscreen.
Numerous Fairy Fountains exist throughout Hyrule. Their entrances, typically holes in the ground, are often hidden, requiring Link to take some action to reveal them. Requisites for making these holes appear include bombing or hitting the ground with the Megaton Hammer, or playing the "Song of Storms" or the "Sun's Song" on the Ocarina. Fairy Fountain entrances sometimes sit amid circles of rocks or beneath boulders, although several have no feature marking their location.
|1||Desert Colossus||"Song of Storms"||Playing the "Song of Storms" at the dried-up oasis here will cause water to fill the oasis, prompting a dozen or so Fairies to appear. The oasis dries up each time Link leaves the area.|
|2||Kakariko Graveyard||Bomb||Beneath a grave with flowers in front of it is a single ReDead and a chest. Bomb the back wall of this room to reveal this Fairy Fountain.|
|3||Sacred Forest Meadow||None||At the foot of the stairway at the end of the maze-like area, if Link turns around, a ladder can be seen. Climb it and drop into the alcove on the other side to access the hole leading to this Fairy Fountain.|
|4||Zora's River||Bomb||After planting a magic bean plant near the entrance to Zora's River, ride the plant up as an adult to a high ledge where there is a circle of stones. OR follow the current of the river until Link reaches an intersection where he may turn right or go straight through a narrow way. Go straight, jump onto the small ledge and climb the ladder. Bomb the ground in the middle of the stones to reveal a Fairy Fountain.|
|5||Zora's Domain||Adult Link and Child Link||This hidden hole lies to the left upon entering the frozen Zora's Domain. Climb down the ladder to the platform and play the "Song of Storms" to show the entrance to this Fairy Fountain.|
|6||Hyrule Field||Megaton Hammer||To the far left of the castle, where a waterfall from a stone wall flows into a river, cross the river and hit the conspicuous looking rock with the Megaton Hammer to reveal another Fountain.|
If "Zelda's Lullaby" has been learned, Link can play the song to make any rectangular sign he destroys put itself back together.
|1||Kokiri Forest||Child Link; nighttime||This Skulltula lurks on the back of the Know-It-All Brothers' house. Use a Jump Attack to kill it and again to retrieve its token.|
|2||Kokiri Forest||Child Link; bug||Release a bug onto the soft soil next to the shop, and kill the Skulltula that comes out.|
|3||Kokiri Forest||Adult Link; nighttime; Hookshot||This Skulltula is found on the back of the House of Twins at night. Use the Hookshot both to kill it and to collect its token.|
|4||Lost Woods||Child Link; bug||Upon entering the Lost Woods, take the left path twice. Drop a bug onto the soft soil in front of Link and kill the Skulltula that pops out.|
|5||Lost Woods||Child Link; bug||Once inside the Lost Woods, turn right, then left, then right, then left, then left. Link should now be in a grassy area with a tree. Release a bug onto the soft soil on the right, and kill the Skulltula that crawls out.|
|6||Lost Woods||Adult Link; nighttime; Magic Bean||Upon entering the Lost Woods, turn right, then left, then right, then left, then left. Plant a Magic Bean here as a child, then ride the bean plant to the top of the ledge as an adult. The Skulltula rests here, directly above the bean plant.|
|7||Inside the Deku Tree 2F||Child Link||In the room with the Compass, raise the platforms and use them to reach the alcove on the left where this Skulltula lurks.|
|8||Inside the Deku Tree B1||Child Link; Fairy Slingshot||When you fall through the spider webs and into the basement's first floor, you land in a room with water. On the vines leading back upward is a Gold Skulltula. Shoot it with the Slingshot, and climb the vines to retrieve its token.|
|9||Inside the Deku Tree B1||Child Link||When you fall through the spider webs and into the basement's first floor, you land in a room with water. This Skulltula is found on the bars at one end of the room. Slingshot or Jump Attack it from the ledge next to it, then jump from the ledge to collect its token.|
|10||Inside the Deku Tree B1||Child Link; Deku Stick or Din's Fire; bomb; Boomerang||In the room where Gohma Larvae fall from the ceiling, burn the spider web blocking the alcove and bomb the wall within. Then use the Boomerang to kill this Skulltula and retrieve its token.|
|11||Northeast Hyrule Field||Bomb; Boomerang or Hookshot||Bomb the base of the tree that sits between Hyrule Castle Town and Kakariko Village. Inside the Hidden Hole this reveals, use the Boomerang or the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula and collect its token.|
|12||West Hyrule Field||Bomb; Din's Fire or Fire Arrow; Boomerang or Hookshot||Bomb the center of the ring of rocks located near the entrance to Gerudo Valley. Inside the Hidden Hole this reveals, burn the spider web blocking the alcove with a cow. Use the Boomerang or the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula sitting on the back wall, and again to retrieve its token.|
|13||Hyrule Castle Town||Child Link||Inside the guardhouse located just before the market are a few crates. Roll into the right one and kill the Skulltula that pops out.|
|14||Hyrule Castle Grounds||Child Link||Right at the entrance to the Castle Grounds is a tree. Roll into it and kill the Skulltula that falls out of it.|
|15||Hyrule Castle Grounds||Child Link; "Song of Storms"; bomb; Boomerang||Near the hole through which Link enters Hyrule Castle, a lone tree sits at the corner of the fence. Play the "Song of Storms" here and enter the Hidden Hole this reveals. Inside, bomb the wall to the left, then use the Boomerang to kill the Skulltula and collect its token.|
|16||Ganon's Castle Grounds||Adult Link; Hookshot||Walk under the stone arch and turn around. On the right pillar of the arch is a Gold Skulltula. Use the Hookshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|17||Lon Lon Ranch||Child Link||Roll into the tree next to the house and kill the Skulltula that falls out of it.|
|18||Lon Lon Ranch||Child Link; nighttime||This Skulltula can be found at the back of the horse corral, on the outside of the wooden shelter there.|
|19||Lon Lon Ranch||Child Link; nighttime; Boomerang||Use the Boomerang to kill the Skulltula lurking on one of the house's windows, and again to collect its token.|
|20||Lon Lon Ranch||Child Link; nighttime; Boomerang||This Skulltula is found on the rock wall to the right of the silo at the ranch's rear. Use the Boomerang to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|21||Sacred Forest Meadow||Adult Link; nighttime; Hookshot||This Skulltula can be found on the right-hand wall, toward the end of the hedge maze. Use the Hookshot to kill it and collect its token.|
|22||Lake Hylia||Child Link; bug||Drop a bug onto the soft soil by the Lakeside Laboratory, and kill the Skulltula that comes out.|
|23||Lake Hylia||Child Link; nighttime||This Skulltula resides on the platform with two pillars, where Link gets the Fire Arrows as an adult.|
|24||Lake Hylia||Child Link; nighttime; Boomerang||Head past the Lakeside Laboratory onto the bridge and turn around. Clinging to the back of the laboratory is a Gold Skulltula. Use the Boomerang to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|25||Lake Hylia||Adult Link; Iron Boots; Hookshot||Use the Iron Boots to sink to the bottom of the pool inside the Lakeside Laboratory. Roll into the crate, and use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula that pops out.|
|26||Lake Hylia||Adult Link; nighttime; Longshot||On the platform with the tree, Longshot to the top of the tree and kill the Skulltula hiding here.|
|27||Gerudo Valley||Child Link; bug||Grab the Cucco near the ledge and glide down to the strip of land on the far side of the ravine. Release a bug onto the soft soil by the cow, and kill the Skulltula that crawls out.|
|28||Gerudo Valley||Child Link; nighttime; Boomerang||This Skulltula can be found at the beginning of the area, on the right-hand wall next to the plank bridge. Use the Boomerang to kill it and again to collect its token.|
|29||Gerudo Valley||Adult Link; nighttime; Epona or Longshot||Cross the ravine and look on the back wall of the Carpenters' tent to find this Skulltula.|
|30||Gerudo Valley||Adult Link; nighttime; Epona + Hookshot, or Longshot||Cross the ravine and check the back of one of the stone pillars, toward the top. Use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula here, and again to retrieve its token.|
|31||Kakariko Village||Child Link; nighttime||Roll into the tree in the center of the village, and kill the Skulltula that falls out.|
|32||Kakariko Village||Child Link; nighttime||This Skulltula sits in plain sight on the back of the House of Skulltula.|
|33||Kakariko Village||Child Link; nighttime||This Skulltula can be found on the pile of bricks that are part of the unfinished house.|
|34||Kakariko Village||Child Link; nighttime; Fairy Slingshot||Shoot the Skulltula on the lookout tower's ladder with the Slingshot, then climb up to collect its token.|
|35||Kakariko Village||Child Link; nighttime||If Link's back is to the Death Mountain Trail Starting Point, this Skulltula should be within view on the house to his right.|
|36||Kakariko Village||Adult Link; nighttime; Hookshot||Stand in front of the door to Impa's House (the house furthest south on the minimap). Turn to the left and Hookshot onto the roof of the House of Skulltula, then turn around and Hookshot onto the roof of Impa's House. Walk toward the wall to find the Skulltula hiding there.|
|37||Kakariko Graveyard||Child Link; bug||Drop a bug onto the patch of soft soil on the left side of the graveyard, and kill the Skulltula that pops out.|
|38||Kakariko Graveyard||Child Link; nighttime; Boomerang||This Skulltula is found high up on the right-hand wall of the graveyard. Use the Boomerang to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|39||Death Mountain Trail||Child Link; Goron's Bracelet; bug||Destroy the boulder blocking Dodongo's Cavern with a Bomb Flower to reveal this patch of soft soil. Release a bug onto it and kill the Skulltula that comes out.|
|40||Death Mountain Trail||Child Link; bomb; Slingshot||Near the start of the trail is a suspicious-looking wall. Bomb it, use the Slingshot to kill the Skulltula inside, then climb the back wall to collect the token.|
|41||Death Mountain Trail||Adult Link; nighttime; Megaton Hammer||On the alcove overlooking Dodongo's Cavern, a red boulder rests against the wall. Crush the boulder with the Hammer and kill the Skulltula that was hiding there.|
|42||Death Mountain Trail||Adult Link; nighttime; Megaton Hammer||On the path to Death Mountain Summit are several red boulders. Destroy the one closest to the climbable cliff face with the Megaton Hammer, then kill the Skulltula that was inside.|
|43||Goron City||Child Link; bombs||On the top level of the city, there is a room to the far left that is filled with boulders. Bomb a path through the maze, roll into the crate in the back of the room, and kill the Skulltula that pops out.|
|44||Goron City||Adult Link; Hookshot||This Skulltula lurks on the back of the suspended platform on the top level of the city. Walk onto one of the ropes, and use the Hookshot to both kill the Skulltula and retrieve its token.|
|45||Dodongo's Cavern 1F||Child Link||The southeast door in the main room of the dungeon leads to a hallway with a bunch of Baby Dodongos. On the right side of the wall, about halfway down the corridor, is a bombable wall. Use the explosion from a defeated Baby Dodongo or a bomb to destroy the wall, then kill the Skulltula in the next room. Collect its token using a Jump Attack.|
|46||Dodongo's Cavern 2F||Child Link; Slingshot||The northwest door in the main hall of the dungeon leads to a room with a staircase that Link must bomb to proceed. Climb the staircase and walk along the path until Link reaches the top of the room. Here, a Gold Skulltula clings to the climbable vines. Kill it with the Slingshot and climb to retrieve its token.|
|47||Dodongo's Cavern 1F||Child Link||Shortly before he reaches the dungeon's boss, Link encounters a room with walls that he must zigzag around. A section of the northern wall of this room can be bombed. Do so, and kill the Skulltula hiding behind an Armos in the next room. Use a Jump attack to collect the token.|
|48||Dodongo's Cavern 2F||Boomerang or Hookshot||Once Link has activated the pillar that rises to the second level of the main room, he can use this to backtrack all the way to the top of the room with the giant staircase. Be sure to exit and reenter the dungeon in order to restore the staircase from having been bombed, if necessary. Go around to the left (or jump onto the bottom step), and climb onto the top of the staircase. Kill the Skulltula and retrieve its token with the Boomerang, or the Hookshot as an adult. If Link has the Longshot, this can be done by entering the staircase room from the first floor and requires no backtracking.|
|49||Dodongo's Cavern 1F||Adult Link; "Scarecrow's Song"; Hookshot||The southeast door in the main room of the dungeon leads to a hallway with a bunch of Baby Dodongos. About halfway down the corridor, on the left-hand side, Navi will fly on top of the wall and turn green. Play the "Scarecrow's Song" and Hookshot onto Pierre. The Skulltula lies in plain sight.|
|50||Death Mountain Crater||Child Link; bombs||Immediately upon entering the crater from Death Mountain Summit, a crate is visible. Roll into it, and kill the Skulltula that was inside of it.|
|51||Death Mountain Crater||Child Link; Bolero of Fire; bug||Warp using the bolero, drop a bug onto the soft soil next to the warp pad, and kill the Skulltula that crawls out.|
|52||Zora's River||Child Link||Near the start of the river is a tree. Roll into it and kill the Skulltula that falls out.|
|53||Zora's River||Child Link; nighttime; bombs; Slingshot||Jump down into the water below the platforms at the end of the river. One of the platforms here has a ladder attached to it. Slingshot the Skulltula resting on the ladder and climb up to collect its token.|
|54||Zora's River||Adult Link; nighttime; Hookshot||Midway up Zora's River is a large raised ledge. Link can get atop this ledge by riding the Magic Bean plant near the beginning of the area, or he can jump into the water that runs behind the ledge and climb up. Once on top, this Skulltula is in clear view on the near wall. Use the Hookshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|55||Zora's River||Adult Link; nighttime; Hookshot||Toward the end of the river is a small wooden bridge. A particularly devious Skulltula hides very high up on the left-hand wall here. Stand on the fence, and use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula and collect its token.|
|56||Zora's Domain||Adult Link; Hookshot||Walk to the edge of the frozen waterfall, and look to the left. Use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula on the wall here, and again to retrieve its token. Alternatively, if Link doesn't have the Hookshot, he can still defeat this Skulltula by going to the top of the frozen waterfall and executing a Magic Meter-enhanced Spin Attack. From there, he can jump toward the token to grab it in mid-air, though this will likely result in Link receiving a little damage from jumping down.|
|57||Zora's Fountain||Child Link||In the southeast corner of the area is a small piece of land with a tree. Roll into the tree and kill the Skulltula that falls out.|
|58||Zora's Fountain||Child Link; nighttime; Boomerang||This Skulltula lurks on the eastern wall of the area, near the partially submerged log. Climb onto the log and use the Boomerang to kill the Skulltula and collect its token.|
|59||Zora's Fountain||Adult Link; nighttime; Silver Gauntlets; Hookshot||Lift the gray boulder in the southeast corner of the area and drop down the passage this reveals. Link may need to place a bomb where the boulder had been to open the passage. Use the Lens of Truth to make your way past the otherwise invisible Big Skulltulas to the ladder. Climb it, then use the Hookshot to kill the Gold Skulltula on the left wall and again to retrieve its token.|
|60||Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly B1||Child Link||In the room with the water trench where Link must press the Foot Switch to raise the water level, this Skulltula clings to the right-hand wall. Kill it with Princess Ruto or the Slingshot, then raise the water level and climb the vines to collect the token.|
|61||Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly B1||Child Link; Boomerang||After destroying the green tentacle, Link can fall down the hole it had been blocking in the first floor's main room. Doing so will put Link within Boomerang range of two Gold Skulltulas.|
|62||Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly B1||Child Link; Boomerang||After destroying the green tentacle, Link can fall down the hole it had been blocking in the first floor's main room. Doing so will put Link within Boomerang range of two Gold Skulltulas.|
|63||Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly 1F||Child Link; Slingshot||In the room right before the boss, this Skulltula lurks on the vines Link must climb in order to reach the door to the boss's chamber. Kill it with the Boomerang or the Slingshot, and either use the Boomerang again or climb the vines to retrieve the token.|
|64||Forest Temple 1F||Adult Link; Hookshot||This Skulltula can be found in the very first room of the dungeon. Get on top of the tree using the vines on the right-hand wall, then use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula here and collect its token.|
|65||Forest Temple 1F||Adult Link; Hookshot||In the main room with the four torches, walk up the stairs to the northern door. Use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula on the wall to the right, and again to retrieve its token.|
|66||Forest Temple 1F||Adult Link; Hookshot||The northeast door of the torch room leads to a room with a small, raised island surrounded by water. Link can just barely Hookshot onto the chest atop the island if the angle is correct. From here, walk to the left to find the Skulltula on the wall. Use the Hookshot to kill it and collect its token. This Skulltula can also be reached by dropping down upon exiting the room with the black-and-white checkered floor. Link can get back up by using the "Scarecrow's Song".|
|67||Forest Temple 2F||Adult Link; Hookshot||From the second story of the room to the northwest of the torch room, head to the left and jump out onto the pathway atop the pillars. Walk to its end and use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula hiding high up on the wall there, and again to retrieve its token.|
|68||Forest Temple B1||Adult Link; Hookshot||In the room right before the boss, rotate the walls to gain access to the southwest alcove with the Big Skulltula. Use the Hookshot to both kill the Skulltula on the right-hand wall and collect its token.|
|69||Fire Temple 1F||Adult Link; "Song of Time"||In the main, lava-filled room, play the "Song of Time" on the northern ledge to lower the Stone of Time. Use it to get on top of the ledge and go through the door there. This Skulltula lurks in the alcove with the Like Like in the following room, which is filled with Flying Tiles. Use a Jump Attack to retrieve the token.|
|70||Fire Temple 3F||Adult Link; bomb||In the northeast corner of the maze filled with rolling Boulders, a section of the outer wall is bombable. Inside the alcove this reveals is the Skulltula. Use a Jump Attack to collect its token.|
|71||Fire Temple 5F||Adult Link; "Scarecrow's Song"; Hookshot||From atop the platform in the upper western corner of the Boulder room, play the "Scarecrow's Song" to make Pierre appear above Link. The Hookshot can reach him if angled correctly. Then turn around and Hookshot to the platform with a target on it. Ride the platform upward, go through the door, and climb the grating to find this Skulltula. Use the Hookshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|72||Fire Temple 5F||Adult Link; "Scarecrow's Song"; Hookshot||From atop the platform in the upper western corner of the Boulder room, play the "Scarecrow's Song" to make Pierre appear above Link. The Hookshot can reach him if angled correctly. Then turn around and Hookshot to the platform with a target on it. Ride the platform upward, go through the door, climb the two sets of grating, and go through another door. Upon entering the next room, take a few steps to the ledge's edge, then look to the left. Use the Hookshot to kill the Skulltula on the wall here, and again to collect its token.|
|73||Fire Temple 1F||Adult Link; Megaton Hammer||In the first room of the dungeon, use the hammer to knock the face blocks on the right side of the room out of the way. The second room within contains many Flying Tiles, and an alcove with a Like Like as well as this Gold Skulltula.|
|74||Ice Cavern 1F||Adult Link; Hookshot||This Skulltula is found in the room with the spinning blade, above a silver Rupee in the northern part of the room. Use the Hookshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|75||Ice Cavern 1F||Adult Link; Hookshot||In the room with the Compass and the Heart Piece, this Skulltula hides on the back of a stalactite in the northern side of the room. Use the Hookshot to kill it and collect its token.|
|76||Ice Cavern 1F||Adult Link; Hookshot||This Skulltula clings to the eastern wall of the room with the ice block puzzle. Use the Hookshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|77||Water Temple 1F||Adult Link; Iron Boots; Hookshot||Set the water to its lowest level, then take the southern path out of the main room, which leads to a dead end. Bomb the cracked floor here and use the Iron Boots to make your way through the underwater hallway. Press the Foot Switch on the other side, Hookshot up, and use a Spin Attack to hit the Crystal Switch behind the grate. This will raise the grate, allowing Link to kill the Skulltula inside and collect its token with a Jump Attack.|
|78||Water Temple 1F||Adult Link; Iron Boots; Longshot||In the underground river with the whirlpools, this Skulltula can be found on the left-hand wall, about halfway down the corridor. With the Iron Boots equipped, use the newly acquired Longshot to kill the Skulltula and retrieve its token.|
|79||Water Temple 3F||Adult Link; Longshot||With the water at its highest level, the western path out of the main hall leads to a room with platforms moving up and down its twin waterfalls. With the Longshot's augmented range, Link can reach the Skulltula on the right-hand wall without stepping onto a moving platform.|
|80||Water Temple 2F||Adult Link; Longshot||Inside the main room's central column, this Skulltula lurks on a wall near the ceiling. Link can reach it from the column's second floor with the Longshot's increased range.|
|81||Water Temple 1F||Adult Link; Longshot||In the room with the rolling Boulders, this Skulltula is found at the source of the Boulders coming out of the western wall. Use the Longshot to kill it and collect its token.|
|82||Bottom of the Well 1F||Child Link; "Song of Storms"; Boomerang||Go through the western locked door in the main room with the X-shaped torture device. Inside, use the Boomerang to kill the Skulltula on the far wall, and again to retrieve its token.|
|83||Bottom of the Well 1F||Child Link; "Song of Storms"; Boomerang||Go through the eastern locked door in the main room, and use the Lens of Truth to see the invisible floor along the right-hand wall. Cross the gap to reach the alcove where the Gold Skulltula awaits, and use the Boomerang to kill it and collect its token.|
|84||Bottom of the Well 1F||Child Link; "Song of Storms"; Boomerang||Past the room with several invisible holes in the floor is a small room containing a Like Like and a Gold Skulltula. Use the Boomerang to kill the latter, and again to retrieve its token.|
|85||Shadow Temple B3||Adult Link; Longshot||The room with the invisible spinning blade has an alcove in its eastern wall. Defeat all the enemies in the room to raise the grate, then use the Longshot to both kill the Skulltula within and collect its token.|
|86||Shadow Temple B3||Adult Link; Longshot||This Skulltula resides in an alcove on the left-hand side of the room where spikes drop from the ceiling. Use the Longshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|87||Shadow Temple B3||Adult Link; Longshot||In the room containing a single large skull urn, this Skulltula hides on the small wall behind the urn.|
|88||Shadow Temple B3||Adult Link; Longshot||From atop the Ferry to the Other World, this Skulltula can be spied high up to the northwest. While Link can use the "Scarecrow's Song" to reach this platform, the Longshot is capable of reaching the Skulltula (and its token) from the ferry, if angled correctly.|
|89||Shadow Temple B3||Adult Link; Longshot||In the room with three spinning skull urns, this Skulltula lurks on the wall behind the urns. Use the Longshot to kill it and collect its token.|
|90||Gerudo's Fortress||Adult Link; nighttime; Longshot||This Skulltula is found on the rock wall to the back of the fortress. If Link exits the fortress through the highest doorway and turns around, he should be able to see this Skulltula to his left. Use the Longshot to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|91||Horseback Archery Range||Adult Link; nighttime; Longshot||This Skulltula clings to the tall target all the way to the north in the archery range. Use the Longshot to kill it and collect its token.|
|92||Haunted Wasteland||Adult Link; Longshot||If Link enters the small building he encounters while following the Phantom Guide through the wasteland, this Skulltula will be in plain sight at the bottom.|
|93||Desert Colossus||Child Link; bug||Release a bug onto the soft soil by the temple's entrance, and kill the Skulltula that pops out.|
|94||Desert Colossus||Adult Link; nighttime; Longshot||This Skulltula resides near the top of one of the palm trees at the desert oasis.|
|95||Desert Colossus||Adult Link; Magic Bean; nighttime||Plant a Magic Bean near the Spirit Temple as a child, then return as an adult and ride the bean plant to the second rock outcropping, where this Skulltula awaits.|
|96||Spirit Temple 1F||Child Link; Boomerang||In the room where Link must knock down part of the metal grate in order to cross the pit, this Skulltula can be found on one side of the grate. Use the Boomerang to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|97||Spirit Temple 2F||Child Link||Immediately after climbing up into the room where Link must bomb the wall to activate a Sun Switch, turn around. The Skulltula is at foot level on the wall. Kill it and collect its token using the Boomerang, or even by Jump Attacking.|
|98||Spirit Temple 2F||Child Link; Boomerang||Upon entering the hall right before the room with the Iron Knuckle, turn around. In plain sight above the door is this Skulltula. Use the Boomerang to kill it and retrieve its token.|
|99||Spirit Temple 1F||Adult Link; "Song of Time"||In the room with the rolling Boulders, play the "Song of Time" to move the Stone of Time blocking the alcove where this Skulltula hides.|
|100||Spirit Temple 2F||Adult Link; "Scarecrow's Song"; Longshot||In the room with the Sand Goddess statue, climb to the top of the western staircase. Play the "Scarecrow's Song" and Longshot onto Pierre to reach the northwestern platform where this final Skulltula rests.|
Goron Fun and Games
After lighting the torches in Goron City as young Link, the large Goron vase will spin around. If Link throws a bomb or Bomb Flower into it, Rupees, bombs, or a Piece of Heart will come out, depending on the face it stops on.
Gossip Stone Reactions
The Gossip Stones scattered across Hyrule respond amusingly to being hit by a variety of weapons. This includes: wiggling around before telling Link the in-game time if struck with Link's sword; performing a different wiggling animation if hit with a projectile weapon such as the Fairy Slingshot, Boomerang, Hookshot, or Fairy Bow; flattening for several seconds before springing back into place if hit with the Megaton Hammer; spinning around rapidly and momentarily growing in size if touched by Din's Fire or a magic arrow; and changing from blue to red while beeping until eventually blasting off like a rocket, complete with flame tail, if bombed. Hitting the stone with another weapon during its countdown to blastoff will stop the launch, with the stone remaining whatever color it was at that moment. Gossip Stones give no reaction to Deku Nuts or Deku Sticks; however, they do produce a large cloud of brown dust when struck with the latter.
Hammers and Spiders
Jump attacks performed with the Megaton Hammer deal no damage to Skulltulas, Gold Skulltulas, and Big Skulltulas, though strikes to a wall will dislodge and kill any Skullwalltulas nearby. This is an inside joke and a subtle reference to an occurrence during the development of the game where Game System Director, Eiji Aonuma, became distraught after seeing a spider in his office and began frantically jumping around, trying and failing to squash it with a hammer.
Hitting the ground with the Megaton Hammer will cause any nearby Tektites or Torch Slugs to flip upside-down, rendering them immobile for a short time. Hitting the ground again will flip an upside-down enemy back to its normal position.
Scattered across Hyrule are many holes in the ground for Link to stumble upon. Most of them are hidden and require action for them to show themselves, while a few lay exposed out in the open. These hidden holes can be tucked away in circles of stones, lurking under boulders, hiding in the grass, or simply invisible in seemingly random places. Revealing them requires Bombs, the Megaton Hammer, Silver Gauntlets, or the “Song of Storms.” A few holes may require the Longshot.
|Holes||Location||Requirements||Directions and Notes|
|1||Death Mountain Trail||”Song of Storms”||Head up Death Mountain Trail toward Goron City and climb onto the stone platform where there is a circle of stones. Play the “Song of Storms.” Inside are a small chest, bugs, fish, and a Gossip Stone.|
|2||Death Mountain Trail||Bomb||Heading up the trail toward Death Mountain Crater, Link will come to stone steps that are blocked by several boulders. After removing the boulders blocking the steps and climbing up, at the top is another boulder. Bomb the boulder and jump inside. A cow sits inside.|
|3||Death Mountain Crater||Megaton Hammer||In the future, go to Darunia’s room and pull the large statue out of the way. Go through the passageway behind it and Link will come out at Death Mountain Crater. Turn left and hit the boulder with the Megaton Hammer. Inside are three Business Scrubs.|
|4||Death Mountain Crater||Bomb||Walk up the Death Mountain Trail and go through the entrance to Death Mountain Crater. Ahead will be a circle of stones. Bomb the middle. Inside are a small chest, bugs, fish, and a Gossip Stone.|
|5||Lost Woods||Bomb||Enter the Lost Woods, go right, then left. Bomb the boulder. Inside are a small chest, bugs, fish, and a Gossip Stone.|
|6||Lost Woods||Nothing||Enter the Lost Woods, go right, left, right, left, left. To the left of the tree is a hole hidden in the clover. This is the ‘Forest Stage.’|
|7||Lost Woods||Bomb||Enter the Lost Woods, go right, left, right, left, middle, left. Bomb the boulder to reveal a hole. Inside is a Business Scrub with a Deku Nut upgrade.|
|8||Sacred Forest Meadow||Bomb||At the entrance to the Sacred Forest Meadow, just before the maze, there is a hidden hole in the ground. Use the Shard of Agony to detect it or randomly bomb the ground. It is fairly center in the middle of the clearing. Inside are three Wolfos to fight that reveal a small chest.|
|9||Hyrule Field||Bomb||Another hole lies in wait behind the small tree to the left of the entrance to Kakariko Village. Bomb the ground near the tree. A Big Skulltula guards a Gold Skulltula inside.|
|10||Hyrule Field||Bomb||On the way to Lake Hylia, there is a group of trees to the left. Bomb the boulder and jump down the hole for another chest, bugs, fish, and Gossip Stone.|
|11||Hyrule Field||Bomb||In the fenced in square before Lake Hylia, bomb the ground in the very center to reveal another hole. A Business Scrub with a Piece of Heart for sale waits inside.|
|12||Hyrule Field||Nothing||Near the fenced in area before Lake Hylia is a hole out in the open. Jump down for a small chest, bugs, fish and Gossip Stone.|
|13||Hyrule Field||Megaton Hammer, Bomb||Before Gerudo Valley, to the right is a boulder among a circle of stones. Smash the boulder with the Megaton Hammer and bomb the ground to show a hidden hole. Burn the cobwebs to reveal a cow, bugs, a Gossip Stone, a Big Skulltula and a Gold Skulltula.|
|14||Hyrule Field||Megaton Hammer||In an area to the left of the castle with a river that flows out of one wall and empties through a grate into another, go across the river and use the Megaton Hammer to smash the boulder. Inside the hole is a Fairy Fountain.|
|15||Hyrule Field||Bomb||To the far left of the castle, in front of the river, is a tree all by its lonesome. Bomb the ground right next to it. Inside the hole is a pool of water and at the bottom is a heart piece that requires the Golden Scale or the Iron Boots.|
|16||Hyrule Field||Nothing||To the immediate left of the castle is an open hole by the moat. Inside the hole is a small chest, bugs, fish and a Gossip Stone.|
|17||Gerudo Valley||”Song of Storms”||Behind the Carpenters’ tent, play the “Song of Storms” to reveal a hole. Inside, two Business Scrubs.|
|18||Zora's River||”Song of Storms”||Near the beginning of Zora’s River, in a circle of stones, play the “Song of Storms” for a hole hiding two Business Scrubs.|
|19||Zora's River||Bomb||A circle of stones rests atop a big ledge that can be reached by Magic Bean Plant or by following the water current from Zora's Domain to a split in the river, following the left narrow stream to a low ledge on the right, and climbing the ladder on the ledge. After bombing the ground in the center of the stones, another Fairy Fountain will reveal itself.|
|20||Zora's River||Nothing||If you find the previous hole, a hole out in the open will welcome you just a ledge’s jump away. Inside are a small chest, bugs, fish, and a Gossip Stone.|
|21||Zora's Domain||“Song of Storms”||Upon entering Zora’s Domain, climb down the ladder on the left and play “Song of Storms” to make a hole appear on the platform below. Inside is a Fairy Fountain.|
|22||Hyrule Castle||"Song of Storms"||As a child, go back to where you met Talon for the first time at Hyrule Castle, turn around and there should be a lone tree, and when you get near the Shard of Agony should react. Use the Song of Storms and the hole should appear. Inside is a Gold Skulluta, bugs, and a Gossip Stone.|
|23||Kakariko Village||Bomb||This hole is best found using the Shard of Agony. It is located near the entrance to Kakariko Village, in the middle of the courtyard by the tree. Defeat two ReDead inside the hole for a small chest containing a Huge Rupee.|
|24||Kakariko Village||Nothing||Go into the Potion Shop near the entrance to Death Mountain Trail, once inside go out the back door near the counter. Once back outside, jump down, and the hole should be right in front of you. Inside is a small chest, bugs, fish, and a Gossip Stone.|
|25||Goron City||Longshot, “Song of Time”||At the top level in Goron City, there is a door on the far right that leads into a lava room. Use the “Song of Time” to call down a block. Step onto the block and Longshot to the platform across the way. Fall into the hole for a Deku Scrub store.|
|26||Lake Hylia||Nothing||Pull back the gravestone on the smallest island in Lake Hylia to reveal another hole containing three Business Scrubs.|
|27||Gerudo's Fortress||"Song of Storms"||On the ground floor of the fortress in the square alcove by the four crates, two crates on either side; when facing the alcove there's a hole behind the right crates that requires the song of storms. Inside: a Fairy Fountain.|
|28||Kokiri Forest||"Song of Storms"||Right before going into the Lost Woods, the Shard of Agony will start to react when you get near the Gossip Stone. Use the "Song of Storms" and the hole will appear. Inside is a small chest, bugs, fish, and a Gossip Stone.|
|29||Sacred Forest Meadow||"Song of Storms"||After climbing the stairs to the area where the Forest Temple is located, turn right and head into the south-east corner. Playing the "Song of Storms" will cause a hole to appear - inside are two Business Scrubs, with green and red potions to sell.|
Hylian Shield Savings
In Kakariko Graveyard, the fourth tombstone from the right in the back row of regular graves conceals a Hidden Hole with a chest in it. Inside this chest is a Hylian Shield, but only if Link does not currently have one. If he does, the chest simply contains a blue Rupee.
Additionally, if Link has no Hylian Shield after giving the Keaton Mask Soldier Zelda's Letter, the soldier will explain that he knows the proprietor of the Hyrule Castle Town Bazaar. Afterward, the Man from the Bazaar will sell Link the Hylian Shield for 50 Rupees rather than the normal 80.
The Hyrule Loach is an extremely rare fish, eel-like in appearance. Every time Link enters the Fishing Pond, there is a small chance that a loach will be present. Link can check before paying for a Fishing Rod by swimming to the submerged log, which is where the loach usually resides. Once Link finds a loach, he should scare it away from the log into the middle of the pond, then back away and prepare to cast at it. Approximately every 75 seconds, the loach will come up for air; this animation is the only time during which it can be hooked. For this reason, it is much easier to catch the loach with the Sinking Lure: as the standard lure floats, it can only interact with the loach for a brief moment at the surface of the water, while the Sinking Lure can encounter the loach at any point in its trajectory. Also, the direction in which the loach will swim as it surfaces appears random, making it extremely difficult to predict the exact point at which to cast using the standard lure.
With the Sinking Lure equipped, Link should stand with the water up to his ears so that he can view the loach from under the water using C-Up. Since the loach can only be Z-targeted briefly during its surfacing animation, using C-Up is the best way for Link to line up his cast beforehand. If more than 75 seconds pass and the loach has not surfaced, scaring it into a different location usually corrects this behavior. Once at rest, if the loach is floating above the bottom of the pond, Link should cast his lure and reel it in past the loach repeatedly, hopefully crossing its path during its ascent. If the loach is resting on the pond floor, Link's job is slightly easier: he can cast, let his lure sink to the bottom, and reel it directly on top of the loach before stopping. With this accomplished, the loach will hopefully become interested in the lure immediately upon starting its journey to the surface, and bite. Even with all of these conditions met, catching the loach is still extremely tedious: lining the cast up perfectly is a challenge; other fish will interfere by biting at the lure; and the loach will often show no interest, even at a lure placed inches from its face.
The Hyrule Loach typically weighs between 30 and 35 pounds. After finally catching one, Link can present it to the Pond Owner for a purple Rupee. The owner then releases the fish due to a recent decline in its population, so it is not kept in the display tank and its size is not recorded. Link will have to exit and reenter the Fishing Pond if he wishes to catch another loach. Interestingly, the Pond Owner makes no mention of Link's use of the Sinking Lure when presented with a loach.
IT'S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY
When Link goes to see Princess Zelda for the first time, if he is spotted by the guards while in the Castle Grounds, they will toss him out in front of the gate. Talking to the gate guard after being thrown out (or simply speaking with him repeatedly without having been caught) results in the guard soliciting a bribe of ten Rupees to open the gate. If Link talks to him after paying the bribe, the guard will say, "KEEP IT A SECRET FROM EVERYONE." This is a reference to the infamous dialogue of the Secret Moblin from The Legend of Zelda.
On the bottom of the pool inside the Lakeside Laboratory, a still image of a large shark can be seen pressing its face against the left set of iron bars.
Kill Skull Kids
While difficult, Link can defeat the hostile Skull Kids he encounters as an adult--most notably with the added range and damage the Biggoron's Sword provides. Upon death, these enemies drop a huge Rupee, worth 200 Rupees. These Rupees appear orange when dropped by an enemy as in this case, while they are depicted as gold when Link finds them in treasure chests.
Magic Arrow Properties
Ice Arrows seem to generally be the strongest of the three varieties of magic arrows. Besides immobilizing enemies in ice for a short time, Ice Arrows kill common enemies such as blue Tektites in one hit, Lizalfos in two hits, and Stalfos in three hits. Fire Arrows and Light Arrows--which, interestingly, seem to possess the same attack power as one another--kill blue Tektites in two hits, Lizalfos in three hits, and Stalfos in five hits (Light Arrows also stun Stalfos on contact). Defeating a wide variety of enemies with Light Arrows, including Keese, Bubbles, and Stalfos, will cause them to drop a purple Rupee. This is one of few cases where Link sees a purple Rupee on the ground, as opposed to finding it in a chest; its size is dramatically greater than that of lesser Rupees, similar to the appearance of the huge Rupees that Skull Kids drop.
Mirror Shield Defect
Despite its light-reflecting properties, the Mirror Shield cannot deflect the projectiles Octoroks or Deku Scrubs spit at Link. It simply breaks them. This is likely added to provide a good reason for switching back to the Hylian Shield so Link can deflect projectiles.
When in the Fishing Pond as an adult, if Link casts his Fishing Rod at the Pond Owner's head, it is possible to hook his hat. Link can then reel it in and either return it to its owner, or cast it into the pond; the latter results in the hat sinking, and the Pond Owner fining Link 50 Rupees. If his hat sinks, the Pond Owner remains without it for the rest of the game, even during the end credits. Hooking the Pond Owner's hat also prompts him to add another rule to the sign in front of the pond: "Don't cast at anyone."
Nintendo Character References
In the Castle Courtyard room with Princess Zelda in it, pictures of Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Bowser as they appear in Super Mario 64 can be seen if Link looks into the castle through the right window. In Ocarina of Time 3D, the single painting depicts a Mushroom Kingdom scene as seen in New Super Mario Bros. Shooting this window yields a red Rupee.
Playing the "Sun's Song" causes all ReDeads and Gibdos in the currently loaded area to turn white and become paralyzed. A ReDead or Gibdo will not move or attack while in this state, which lasts until its white tint fades away, with a sound effect marking its return to normal. Attacking one will immediately return it to its normal state as well.
Pieces of Heart
There are a total of 36 Pieces of Heart hidden throughout the Overworld:
|Piece of Heart||Location||Requirements||Notes|
|1||Lost Woods||Ocarina||Two Skull Kids will ask Link to follow along with their tune on his ocarina. Successfully do so three times, with each time increasing in difficulty.|
|2||Lost Woods||"Saria's Song"||Play "Saria's Song" for the Skull Kid found immediately to the west of the entry point in the Lost Woods.|
|3||Southwest Hyrule Field||Bomb||Use a bomb within the fenced area at the entrance to Lake Hylia to reveal this hidden Hidden Hole. The Stone of Agony helps.|
|4||Northwest Hyrule Field||Bomb; Iron Boots or Golden Scale||Use a bomb near a tree north of Lon Lon Ranch, just south of the river formed by the moat that flows out of Hyrule Castle Town's westward wall. The Stone of Agony helps. Inside the Hidden Hole, use the Iron Boots or the Golden Scale to reach the bottom of the pool.|
|5||Lon Lon Ranch||None||Inside the ranch's silo, move the milk crates around and crawl through the opening this reveals.|
|6||Fishing Pond||Rupees||Catch a fish weighing at least 10 pounds in the Fishing Pond as a child.|
|7||Lake Hylia||Magic Bean, or "Scarecrow's Song" + Hookshot||Plant a Magic Bean near the Lakeside Laboratory as a child, then return and ride the bean plant as an adult. Link can also simply summon Pierre with the "Scarecrow's Song" and Hookshot to the roof.|
|8||Lake Hylia||Golden Scale||Use the Golden Scale to dive to the bottom of the pool inside the Lakeside Laboratory. Link will not be rewarded if he uses the Iron Boots.|
|9||Gerudo Valley||None||Near the bridge leading to the Gerudo's Fortress is a Cucco. Use it to fly to the alcove behind the waterfall.|
|10||Gerudo Valley||None||Use a Cucco to fly to this ledge with a crate on it, and break the crate open.|
|11||Hyrule Castle Town||None||Find Richard the dog and bring him to Mamamu Yan in the Back Alley. This can only be done at night.|
|12||Hyrule Castle Town||Rupees; Goron's Ruby||Beat the Bombchu Bowling mini-game when a Heart Piece is shown as the prize.|
|13||Hyrule Castle Town||Rupees; Lens of Truth||Complete the Treasure Chest Game. The Treasure Chest Shop can only be entered at night. This can technically be done without the Lens of Truth, but Link's odds of doing so are somewhere around 1.5%.|
|14||Kakariko Village||None||From the Great Fairy Fountain atop Death Mountain, have Kaepora Gaebora fly Link down to Kakariko Village. Enter the house Link is dropped onto through a door over the awning, and find this Heart Piece next to the cow inside.
This can also be obtained by using a Cuccoo to fly across the wooden beams where the house in the center of town is being built.
|15||Kakariko Village||None||After completing Dampé's race inside his grave, Link will emerge in the Windmill, where he can jump to this rotating Heart Piece.|
|16||Kakariko Village||Hookshot||Use the Hookshot to reach the roof where the Man on the Roof sits, then speak to him.|
|17||Kakariko Village||50 Gold Skulltula Tokens||After slaying 50 Gold Skulltulas, go to the House of Skulltula and talk to the father of the Fabulously Rich Family.|
|18||Kakariko Graveyard||"Sun's Song"||Play the "Sun's Song" in the Hidden Hole beneath the tombstone in the second to last row, second to the right.|
|19||Kakariko Graveyard||Rupees||Play Dampé's Heart-Pounding Gravedigging Tour until he digs up a Heart Piece.|
|20||Kakariko Graveyard||Magic Bean or Longshot||Plant a Magic Bean here as a child, then return as an adult and ride the bean plant to the crate containing this Heart Piece. Link can also use the Longshot to get to it.|
|21||Kakariko Graveyard||None||Within Dampé's Grave, finish his race in under a minute. While helpful, neither the Hookshot nor the Longshot is necessary to achieve this.|
|22||Death Mountain Trail||None||Plant a Magic Bean near the entrance to Dodongo's Cavern as a child, then return and ride the bean plant as an adult. While difficult, it is also possible to reach this Heart Piece from the Bomb Flower alcove above by rolling off the ledge, then performing a Jump Attack in midair. Link will take damage from doing this.|
|23||Goron City||Deku Stick||Light all the torches on the city's lower level with a Deku Stick, then toss bombs (there is a Bomb Flower on the nearby stairs) into the spinning urn until a Heart Piece pops out.|
|24||Death Mountain Crater||None||Climb, Hookshot, or ride the bean plant to the alcove in the climbable cliff face.|
|25||Death Mountain Crater||Magic Bean||Plant a Magic Bean here as a child, then return as an adult and ride the bean plant through the smokestack.|
|26||Zora's River||None||Midway up Zora's River, use a Cucco to fly behind a large ledge. Climb the ledge using the ladder, grab the Cucco atop it, and fly to another ledge where this Heart Piece sits.|
|27||Zora's River||None||At the Sleepless Waterfall, use a Cucco to fly to the stone pillar supporting this Heart Piece.|
|28||Zora's River||The five songs to the right||Play "Zelda's Lullaby", "Epona's Song", the "Sun's Song", "Saria's Song", and the "Song of Time" for the Fabulous Five Froggish Tenors, then beat their bug-eating game.|
|29||Zora's River||"Song of Storms"||Play the "Song of Storms" for the Fabulous Five Froggish Tenors.|
|30||Zora's Domain||Deku Stick||Light all the torches on the first floor to reveal a treasure chest behind the waterfall.|
|31||Zora's Fountain||None||Jump across the floating ice blocks to reach this Heart Piece.|
|32||Zora's Fountain||Iron Boots||Use the Iron Boots to sink to the bottom of the fountain.|
|33||Ice Cavern||Blue Fire||Use Blue Fire to melt the Red Ice encasing this Heart Piece.|
|34||Gerudo's Fortress||"Scarecrow's Song" + Hookshot, or Longshot||On one of the higher roofs is a chest. Link can play the "Scarecrow's Song" and Hookshot onto Pierre, or simply Longshot onto the chest itself.|
|35||Gerudo's Fortress||Gerudo Membership Card; Epona; Fairy Bow; Rupees||Score at least 1,000 points at the Gerudo's Horseback Archery Range.|
|36||Desert Colossus||Magic Bean||Plant a Magic Bean near the Spirit Temple as a child, then return as an adult and ride the bean plant to the top of the arch.|
If Link catches a regular Poe in a Bottle, he can drink it. Doing so will usually refill one Heart Container. Occasionally this will empty one heart instead, and very rarely, it will empty all of Link's Heart Containers but one.
As a child, playing the "Song of Storms" in front of a Magic Bean plant will cause the plant to grow several feet in the air, release three healing Fairies, then retract back into the ground. Meanwhile, if Link can get a butterfly to follow a Deku Stick he is holding as he slowly walks away, the butterfly will eventually turn into a Fairy.
Playing "Zelda's Lullaby", "Epona's Song", the "Sun's Song", or the "Song of Time" in front of a Gossip Stone will summon a Fairy. Playing the "Song of Storms" will summon a wingless Big Fairy that refills eight Heart Containers and Link's entire Magic Meter. Big Fairies can also be found in certain places that Navi turns green and hovers over, without allowing Link to Z-target. Playing the "Song of Storms" or the "Sun's Song" at such locations will cause a Big Fairy to appear.
The Sinking Lure is irresistible to fish and sinks to the bottom of the pond where the biggest ones lurk. Although popular opinion states that it is only possible to get the sinking lure after acquiring golden scale, it is possible to snag the lure without the golden scale. This lure can be found by simply walking in a number of places. These areas include: the sunken log toward the middle of the pond, right where the branch sticks out of the water; the stream that flows into the pond, as well as the wall and rocks around it; the various lily pads and rocks at the water's edge; and the grass along the walls of the pond. Once Link has this lure it becomes much easier to catch the largest fish in the pond, although anything he catches with it will be marked as "illegal" by the Pond Owner; however, if Link speaks to him after finding the Sinking Lure and selects "Let's talk about something", the Pond Owner will render this lure legal for use.
Skyward Sword Poster
In Ocarina of Time 3D, there is a poster with Link's official artwork for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword hidden behind some crates in the Gerudo's Fortress, as well as in Ingo's room at Lon Lon Ranch and in the Bombchu Shop in Hyrule Castle Town's Back Alley.
Inside the Gerudo's Fortress are a few cauldrons with a bubbling substance inside. Jumping or climbing inside these will usually result in Link receiving a red Rupee.
Scattered copiously throughout the Gerudo's Fortress are wall ornaments, often consisting of several colorful feathers and what appears to be a cow skull. When shot with the Fairy Bow, some of these will reward Link with Rupees or even the occasional Fairy. This also works with some of the wooden signs hanging from ropes in the outside areas of the fortress.
Torture the Rich
If Link hits a member of Kakariko Village's Fabulously Rich Family with his sword (before lifting the curse on the individual), the creature will swing back and forth for a few seconds. Link can use this opportunity to move behind it and slash its vulnerable back. This results in a scream sound effect and the creature turning blue, stunned, for a short while. After this, if Link approaches the creature without first exiting and reentering the house, it will spin around once in retaliation, damaging Link and knocking him back.