When a Like-Like is eating you, equip the Kokiri Tunic and Mirror Shield. Because neither can be purchased, nothing in the environment is able to destroy them, and so the Like-Like can’t eat them.
Attacking the Gossip Stones in various manners has a useful purpose outside of entertainment value: by playing Zelda’s Lullaby in front of one, a fairy will emerge. Bombing a Gossip Stone will cause it to flash blue and red and take off after a few seconds. Hitting one with your Megaton Hammer will flatten it temporarily. Even comparatively boring attacks, such as with a sword or a hookshot, cause the stone to vibrate differently, depending on the weapon used.
Note: this is a rather dangerous (though quite amusing) pursuit, so do not attempt it if your health is low — one hit from a chicken depletes a half heart container. If you are inclined to be attacked by an enormous horde of chickens, attack one repeatedly until it calls up its buddies, and then run as rapidly as possible in the opposite direction (zig-zag as you run). Two of the better places to do this are at the entrance to Kakariko Village, where there is an easy escape route, or in Lon Lon Ranch, where you can attack them while riding Epona and be invincible to their attacks. Note: Megaton Hammer will work with one attack because it is hitting multiple times with one attack.
If you ever feel the need to take out your aggression on one of the larger wooden signs with a sword or bomb and subsequently realize that you actually wanted to read it, either leave the room or play Zelda’s Lullaby and watch the sign put itself back together
A Daytime Dog Companion
If you get a dog to follow you in Hyrule Market at night, you can play the Sun’s Song and he’ll still be right beside you in the daytime. However, if you run away and the dog goes offscreen, he’ll vanish.
Wolfos Treasure Den
At the entrance to the Sacred Forest Meadow, if you have a Rumble Pak and the Stone of Agony, you may feel your controller vibrate. Drop a bomb near that spot, and a hole should open. Inside are two Wolfos. Defeat them, and you’ll reveal a chest with a Purple Rupee.
 Mario Reference
At Hyrule Castle, goto where Zelda is and look at one of her windows, there will be pictures of Mario and Bowser.
Epona Item Code
Play through the game until you get to Gannon. Then after he knocks the Master Sword out of Link’s hands, save & quit. When you start at Gannon’s Castle, Leave and go get on Epona in Hyrule Field. Even though the icons are not there, you can use any item you have equipped.(If you use the longshot and it latches on to something, you can fly through anything and everything. Whenever, and wherever you want!)
NOTE: This only works on the GOLD cartridge version of the game (v1.0), other versions (1.1 and 1.2) do not allow this trick.
Unlimited Gold Skulltillas
First you need to get bombs, the song of storms,and bomerang. First go to hyrule castle if you jump in the moat so the guards won’t see you. Drift until you see a shallow corner, climb up and you will see a tree. play the song of storms. A hole will open up, jump down. There will be several walls that can be blown down with a bomb. On of these has a gold skulltilla behind it. BE CARFUL, first kill the bug then stand right in front of the cirle that sends you back to the surface. Next, throw the bomerang at the token as soon as it hit’s the token step back on the circle. You will be back at the surface. If you did this right the gold skulltilla should still be there. Repeat this process until you have 100 or more.
Unbreakable Deku Sticks
To get an unbreakable Deku Stick you must do the following:
- Get a lot of Deku Sticks. Equip a Deku Stick. Do the Jumping Slash Attack on an object and either hit the tip or middle of the stick.
Super Cuccoo Game Cheat
This should make it a lot easier to catch the Super Cuccoos.
As young Link, go to Lon Lon Ranch and enter the first door on the left. The sleeping guy (Talon?) will be there in a room full of chickens.
Grab and toss all the chickens into the corner of the room where the bottom of the staircase is. The chickens will get stuck there and won’t roam as much.
Now go and play the Super Cucco game. He’ll toss his three “super chickens” into the room. An easy win, now that all the other chickens are stuck in the corner.
The prize: A full bottle of Lon Lon milk.
Getting the Biggoron Sword
Here is what you need to get and do to receive the Biggoron Sword. This is a great sword since it cuts swings to death practically in half. Some have time limits and don’t warp or else it will reduce time and you need Epona for this. Use the same carrot method when you beat Ingo for this.
How to read: When you read one line, that tells you where you give a certain item to a person (e.x.,Corjiro you get from Kakariko Village from the Cucco Girl). The next line shows you where you give the item you obtained from the previous line to and where the person is.
Pocket Egg-Cucco Girl (Kakariko Village) (Note: Make him happy by waking up Talon and then go back to Cucco Girl)
Corjiro-Brother of Cucco Girl (Lost Woods)
Odd Mushroom-Mother behind potion shop (Kakariko Village)
Odd Potion-Kokiri Girl (Lost Woods)
Poacher’s Saw-Carpender (Gerudo Valley)
Goron’s Sword-Biggoron (Death Mountain)
Prescription-King Zora (Zora’s Domain)
Eyeball Frog-Professor (Lake Hylia)
Eye Drops-Biggoron (Death Mountain)
You will receive a claim check after step 9. Play the Sun’s Song 6 times or wait three days to get the Biggoron Sword. Believe me, it’s worth all that work!
Big Poe Locations
This is the weird Ghost Shop guy’s quest. He says that once you get a 1000 points on your card, you’ll be a happy man. Each Big Poe is worth 100 points, and can be found only in Hyrule Field on horseback.
Some are harder than others, and sometimes you may have to ride through these locations at different angles a few times so you can get your shots off to off them.
You can walk around Hyrule Field and find the locations definitely, but the Poe you encounter on foot will not be Big Poe and will not earn you points.
1. At the sign from Hyrule Castle directing you to Lon Lon Ranch.
2. Near the lone tree just outside of the entrance to Lon Lon Ranch.
3. Exit Hyrule Castle and go to the right near the stream, where all of the black bushes are.
4. Exit Kakariko Village and go near the ledge to the right.
5. The Place where the stone wall turns. Go to the left of Lon Lon Ranch if coming from Hyrule Castle.
6. The boulder where the road splits, between Lon Lon Ranch and the Lost Woods.
7. At a patch of grass along the path from location 6. Pass the boulder going straight from Lost Woods. It is between the lone green tree and the small grove.
8. In the grove of trees described in location 7 but slightly to the right exiting Lake Hylia.
9. The place where the road splits outside of the entrance to Gerudo Valley.
10. The only tree near the entrance to Gerudo Valley and below the ledge.
I hope this helps anyone else who had trouble or hasn’t had the chance to have trouble with this particular mission.
Heart Pieces with the Boomerang
You can use the Boomerang to get two Heart Pieces that seem to only be available much later. The first one is near the entrance to Zora’s Domain, sitting pretty on an unreachable ledge (note that this is the one RIGHT near the waterfall – the one further down the river can be reached by using the Cucco to fly across the gap). Once you’ve gotten the Boomerang, stand on the ledge opposite the Heart Piece and aim carefully. A few tries should snag it. It will probably drop off of your Boomerang and into the water below, near the ladder, where you can retrieve it.
The second Heart Piece is the one in Kakariko Village’s windmill. This one is simple to get with the Boomerang – there’s no need to wait until you come back as Adult Link and get the Hookshot!
You can also get that Heart Piece above Dodongo’s Cavern as Young Link, rather than waiting to use a bean platform. Go to the place where the Bomb Flower grows, near the entrance to the Goron city; pick the bomb flower and chuck it, and then quickly do a back flip over the low part of the fence that the bomb flower was blocking. If you do it correctly (aiming yourself a bit to the left of the screen), you’ll land on the ledge.
Day Time Dog
First get the sun song, then go to the town with the temple of time, next walk up to a dog so it follows you then play the sun song. The dog will follow you until you leave town!
Get Mask of Truth
Follow these steps as a kid to gain the Mask of Truth which allows you to talk to the gossip stones. 1. Sell the Keaton Mask to the guard at the foot of Death Mountain. 2. Sell the Skull Mask to the Skull Kid in the Lost Woods. 3. Sell the Spooky Mask to the young boy who plays in Kakariko Graveyard. 4. Finally, Sell the Bunny Hood to the Marathon Runner in Hyrule Field. Make sure you have an empty Giant’s Wallet! Now return to the Happy Mask Shop and the Shopkeeper will let you borrow ANY mask for FREE!
Note: If you return to the shop without any rupees, the guy’s eyes glow red!
As adult Link, earn enough money to buy the Zora Tunic (you must not have it already). Then, go to King Zora, melt off the red ice and he’ll offer you a Zora Tunic. Since you already have it he’ll offer you a big kiss instead.
Rupees From Light Arrows
If you kill any enemy with nothing but light arrows, when they burn up, they leave behind a purple rupee, worth 50 green rupees.
Magic Spell Locations
Din’s Fire: After collecting some bombs, go to the castle as a child and blow up the rock past the gate.
Farore’s Wind: At the location of Lord Jabu Jabu, go to the right of his platform and swim towards the wall. Use a bomb on one of the rocks.
Nayru’s Love: Outside of the Spirit Temple, use a bomb on the crack on the walls somewhere nearby in the desert.
Beat Shadow Link Easily
Use Din’s Fire to damage Shadow Link easily.
At the fishing pond, go to the big rock near the large crack in the wall. Run to the corner to find a sinker lure. You can try using it to catch the black eel swimming around in the deepest parts of the pond.
Play through your game as normal until Ganon, the final boss. After you have knocked Ganon down the first time, retreive the master sword. Get the master sword from Zelda but instead of going back to face Ganon, go the opposite way and move away from Ganon. There should be a piece of land that is near Zelda which juts away from the floating arena. Move back in it until you hit an invisible wall. Turn around in place until you are facing Ganon and equip your bow and arrow. Aim carefully and fire an arrow at Ganon’s tail. If the trick worked Ganon should get up and Link should be engulfed in flames.
Beat Queen Gohma Easily
When Queen Gohama climbs up on the wall and on to the roof and tries to lay eggs you can hit her in the eye with the sling shot and she will fall and be paralyzed and ready to hit.
Beat the Shadow Temple Mini Boss
To beat the mini boss in the Shadow Temple ( the one where hands grap you and hold you in place until it bites you ), all you have to do is use your lense of truth. When using it, look for a shadow on the ground. When you see it, put a bomb on it. The boss will then come up out of the ground and you won’t be hurt.
Big Bomb Bag
As a kid go to the bombchu game room in Hyrule Town Market. Play a second time, if you win, you will receive a bomb bag that can hold 30 bombs.
If you’re not very good at bombachu bowling, here’s another way to get a bigger bomb bag. As young Link, go to Goron City. There is a large Goron rolling around. Stop him with a bomb, and he will give you a bigger bomb bag.
To get the Hover Boots go to the Shadow Temple as a adult and go through the invisible wall in the first room and there will be more invisible walls in the next room in one of them there will be a door leading to a deadhand. Beat it to get the Hover Boots. To get the Iron Boots beat the Ice Cavern.
Bottle #1:At Lon Lon Ranch, play Talon’s Super Cucco Game. When you win, you will receive a bottle(1) with Lon Lon milk
Bottle #2: In Kakariko village, find all the cuccos and return them to the pen, then talk to the lady standing next to the pen, she will give you a bottle.
Bottle #3: At Lake Hylia (you must have the silver scale), dive into the water to find a bottle and a letter.
Bottle #4: As adult Link, go to the market and talk to the ghost person in the house directly to the left asyou enter. Go outside and collect poes, once you collect 1000 points, the ghost will give you a bottle.
Any fan of the old Zelda games will have figured this one out already:
Attack a chicken repeatedly with your sword and it will call for backup. Soon, tons of chickens will flap around on screen, trying to give Link that same fuzzy “Birds” feeling as in Hitchcock’s famous movie.
Simply leave the room or area to stop the chicken attack.
Creating Music with the Ocarina
You can get even more detailed in the music you play with the ocarina with these extra tips. To play flat notes, hold Z while playing a note. To play sharp notes, hold R while playing a note. To vary the pitch on a note, use the Control Stick. Try it out and compose your own masterpieces!
Cure a Wounded Sign
If you slash a sign to smithereens, you can put it back together by playing Zelda’s lullaby on your ocarina. The sign will magically recreate itself in front of your eyes.
Easy Way to Beat Mirror Link
If you use the Megaton Hammer against mirror link he won’t be able to mirror your attacks.
End Game Song
At the VERY end of the game, after the entire ending, when it says “The End” and freezes the frame, if you leave it on for awhile, it’ll start playing the song you made up for the scarecrow. Wait another minute or so and it’ll play it again in a different octave or different instrument. It does this about 4-6 times and then stops. No biggie, just another little “easter egg” Miyamoto dropped in there.
To get extra bottles go to a place where there are fish swimming in a shallow pool, like the hole behind the potion shop in Kokariko Villiage, or Zora’s fountain. Equip a bottle, and swap at a fish. When he is in mid-swap pause it and equip something useless in the bottle’s place and it will turn into a bottle. DON’T use something important, because you might not be able to get it back.
NOTE: The bottles will appear in your equipment screen, but you may not be able to use them.
Finding Gold Skulltulas
Before planting a Magic Bean in a mound of soft dirt, empty a jar of bugs (you can buy them for 50 rupees at Hyrule Market or just find them under rocks) on top of the mound. Catch one of the bugs immediately afterwards so you don’t have to find or buy more of them. After one of the bugs goes into the mound of dirt, a Gold Skulltula will jump out, except for the mound right next to the bean selling guy.
If you return to Lon Lon Ranch after you get Epeona, Malon will challenge you to a race. If you beat 50 sec. she’ll say what she that she wants to give you something but it is too heavy to carry. If you return to your house there is a cow in it!
Go to the fishing hut when Link is an adult. If you can catch a 15 pound fish you’ll receive golden scales. These let you dive to 8 meters.
Great Faerie Locations
Magic Spin Slash: On Top of Death Mountain, there is sign, to the left looks like a door, BOMB it to find a door.
Din’s Fire: In Hyrule castle, once you enter climb up the vines, jump of the gate and run foward, there should be a sign, go past it and use a BOMB to blow up the rock.
Farore’s Wind: At Zoras Fountain, go to the right once you enter, there is a island with trees and rocks, go there, use a BOMB on the rock on the wall, then run into the cave.
Double magic meter: Play the Bolero of Fire on the Ocarina, then go across the bridge that leads to the Leader Goron, instead of going into his chamber, go left, equip your MEGATON HAMMER and break the rock.
Double Energy (Adult): Once you leave the market going towards Ganons Castle, go right, run until you see a bunch of rocks, go past them and you will see a big column, use your GOLD GAUNTLETS to lift it.
Hidden Gold Rupees
Don’t wait until you have 100 Gold Skulltulas to get the golden Rupee, get it as soon as you get bombs. As either Link, go to Kakariko Village. Right when you walk in there is that tree in the middle. Well take about 10 paces directly behind that tree, you should be in the center of a somewhat open area in the town. (If you have the Stone of Agony, you will feel it rumble.)
Place a bomb there and back away, when it explodes there will be a hole in the ground and kill the two mummies with the Song of the Sun and your sword. A treasure chest will appear with a golden rupee inside.
Another gold rupee is hidden in the boulder chamber in Goron City. Stay on the left side of the chamber that destroys the rocks. When you get to the end of the line of rocks there should be a gold rupee. In the same chamber there should also be a purple rupee.
For a third, get to the bottom of the well and defeat Dead Hand. Now grab the Lens of Truth and equip it and look for a small chest behind the one you just opened. Open it to reveal a golden rupee.
Hidden Red Fairies (Gossip Stone)
Low on energy? Find a Gossip Stone (the cycloptic rocks that giggle when you hit them) and play one of the following three songs next to it:
Zelda’s Lullaby, Epona’s Song, or Song of Storms.
Either touch the red fairy that flies out to fill up your energy or catch it in a bottle so that it can revive you if you die.
Got a few empty bottles to fill with bugs? Here’s an easy way to get multiple bugs without having to go look for them. You need one bug to start off with, commonly found under rocks or by bumping into trees. Catch the bug in a bottle. Now empty the bottle out again. Voila, three bugs will come out — now you can fill three of your bottles.
When you go to Lake Hyrule as young Link, show your Ocarina to the scarecrow. He will ask you to play a song, so create one of exactly 8 notes and remember it. Show and play the song back to the other scarecrow. Come back to the lake as adult Link and play the song to the first scarecrow and you will learn the scarecrow song.
Secret of Butterflies
Ever wonder what secret the harmless little butterflies are hiding that flutter about Hyrule? As young Link, take out a stick and find some butterflies. Slowly follow them until one touches the stick — which, tadaaaa: turns it into a red fairy. Use a bottle to catch it or touch it to be healed instantly.
Unlimited Skulltta Coins Glitch
As a kid go to the tree close to where you found Talon the first time, by the castle. Go to the tree nearby and play the song of storms close to the tree. Bomb the walls until you find the gold skulttatta. Kill it and move close to the portal. Grab the coin with the boomerang and step up right before it comes to you. The word “you” or “you des” will be displayed. Do this as many times as you like.
Fun with the Fisherman’s Hat
As adult Link, you can hook the fisherman’s hat. Just aim at him, then cast. It may take a few tries to find the right place. You’ll see that he has gone bald!
Now for something totally new. When you have the hat, cast it into the pond. If you cast enough, the hat will come off the hook and sink. The fisherman will charge you 50 rupees for a replacement. But he never gets one. The fisherman will remain without a hat for the rest of the game.
Instead of buying a fish for Lord Jabbu Jabbu (Which is nearly impossible), Just catch one with a bottle right next to the shop. I know this trick is obvious, but some people just don’t think!
You know that in the castle courtyard there are the pictures, right? Well, there’s also a soldier that’s there. Go to the window opposite of the window with pictures. Use your slingshot and shoot in the window. A soldier will peek out, say something, and throw a bomb at you. It’s not a useful trick, but it’s pretty funny to see.
Free Hylian Shield
You must NOT have the Hylian Shield already for this trick to work. Go to Kakiriko Graveyard at nighttime as a kid and pull back the grave with flowers in the first row of graves. Jump in the pit and open the chest inside.
NOTE: If you already have the Hylian Shield, the chest will contain a blue rupee.
To get the Goron Tunic go to Goron City as an adult and stop the little goron rolling on the 3rd floor with a bomb. Talk to him about the dragon and the gorons and he will give you the Goron Tunic. To get the Zora Tunic go to Zora’s Domain as an adult and thaw King Zora with a bottle of Blue Fire from the Ice Cavern or the Potion Shop.
Fun with Gossip Stones
When you are able to use bombs find a gossip stone. Place a bomb at the base of the stone. When the smoke clears the stone should flash blue twice, red once and then blast off.
Also when you get the megaton hammer from the fire temple find a stone and give it a good wallop and the stone will flatten like a pancake.
Don’t worry if you send the stone into space it will come back when you exit the room. When you flatten the stone it should bounce back to its normal shape in a couple of seconds.
Kill the following numbers of Skulltula Spiders and receive the items below:
10: Adult Wallet (holds 200 rupees)
20: Stone of Agony (hidden rumblings)
30: Giant Wallet (holds 500 rupees)
40: Bombchu (climbs up walls)
50: Piece of Heart
100: Gold Rupee (see “Unlimited Money”)
Secret Pictures in Zelda’s Courtyard
Go to the courtyard where you first meet Zelda. Look in the windows, and in one of them you will see some pictures of some familiar video game characters!
For some reason everyone is disappointed because all you get for finding 100 skulltulla tokens is 200 rupees. Well, actually, it’s infinite. Once you get the first huge rupee, you can come back whenever you want and get another one. I don’t know why no one else has noticed this yet…
Great Golden Gauntlets
To get the golden gauntlets you must go to Ganon’s Tower and go into the shadow room. Once there get to the platform past the guy that steels your stuff when he sucks you in. Once on the platform you must shoot the un-lit torch or lite it somehow and there should be a pathway that leads down to a switch, press it, a chest should fall from the ceiling, go back up, don’t worry if you fall you can come back and the chest should still be there.
Travel Hyrule Fields Safely
Are you getting annoyed at the skeletons that pop out of the ground at night when you’re walking around in the Hyrule Fields? Ever tried camouflaging yourself as local wildlife? For example, try putting on the rabbit mask you get at the mask shop and you will be able to run around freely without the annoying undead attackers.
Note: You need to be young Link to wear masks.
How to get Epona the Horse
Getting Epona can be very tricky at times. This guide will help you beat Mr Igno.
Learn Epona’s Song. As Young Link talk to Malon in the horse corral in Lon Lon Ranch after meeting Princess Zelda. Talk to her again and show her your ocarina and she’ll teach you Epona’s Song.
Become Adult Link and get at least 70 rupees.
Talk to Mr. Ingo outside the corral at Lon Lon Ranch and pay 10 rupees to ride the horse. Instead of getting on the horse provided, play Epona’s Song and Epona will run up to you. Ride her around the corral to practice. Wait until the time is up.
Talk to Mr. Ingo again and pay to ride again. Play Epona’s Song and get on Epona. This time, walk up to Mr. Ingo while on Epona and use Z Targeting (use 3DS equivalent) to talk to him. He’ll challenge you to a race with a 50 rupee wager.
Win the race against Mr. Ingo. He’ll challenge you to a second race. Win again and you’ll get Epona.
Use the A button to get Epona running really fast and jump over any fence to escape the ranch.
Race Tips: Racing Mr. Ingo can be tough. Here’s how to win. Hold forward on the control stick as soon as the race begins. Use 1 carrot (push A to use a carrot) and wait for it to come back before using it again to keep up with Mr. Ingo. Hug the fence and wait for him to move out of your way. Then use up all the carrots you have EXCEPT ONE to speed Epona up and pass him. Wait until a second carrot appears and use it, then keep doing this to keep ahead of Mr. Ingo. NEVER USE YOUR LAST CARROT! Just keep using the second-to-last carrot. If you use the last one you’ll slow down big time and lose.
Red Fairies Galore!
In Lake Hylia go to where the owl is sitting between the two bridges. Talk to him. After you talk to him run away so he doesn’t take you to the castle. Go back to where he was. Then go behind the piece of stone and pull it. Go in the hole and there will be about 20 red fairies!
Fire Arrow – In Lake Hylia, walk across the bridges to get to the tree. Play the Ocarina to make it night time. Equip your bow. Play the flute again, then shoot the sun.
Ice Arrow – In the Gerudo training course, you must collect keys. When you have at least 5, walk into the door in front of the entrance, and use all the keys to make a path. In the big chest you will find the Ice Arrow.
Light Arrow – When you get all of the medallions, go to the Temple of Time. You will find Zelda and she will give it to you.
Save the Ranch and Get Animals
As a kid go to Lon Lon Ranch. Talk to Malon and she’ll teach you a song. Play it to Epona and she’ll grow fond of you. Then become an adult. Go to Lon Lon Ranch and pay Mr. Indigo to ride a horse. Then when you’re in there, play Epona’s song. Epona will run up to you and you ride her for a minute. Then pay him again, get on epona, ride to Mr. Indigo and speak to him. He’ll ask if you want to race, say yes. Beat him twice. Then he’ll lock you in the ranch. All you have to do is jump over the gate. To get the cow go back to the ranch and talk to Malon. She should ask if you want to do the obstacle course, say yes, and if you break the record you get a cow.
Shortcuts Through the Lost Woods
To Get Through The Lost Woods Quickly, Follow These Directions: Go Right, Left, Right, Left, Straight, Left, Right.
To Get To Goron City Quickly From Kokri Forest, Take The First Right, Then a Left, And Go Straight.
NOTE: You Must Have Already Been To Goron City And Blown Up the Boulders Covering the Path.
Stone of Agony
Please note that you must have the Rumble Pak for this secret to happen. Once you acquire the Stone of Agony, equip it, and every time Link approaches an important item in the game, the Stone of Agony will beat real hard the closer you get to the important item. It is basically a little note that your approaching something good.
Be sure to keep an eye on your fairy companion at all times. When Navi turns green and flies over to a spot, it’s usually an indication that there is something hidden there. If you don’t feel a rumble from the Stone of Agony, then it’s most likely a red fairy (refreshes health and magic). Play the Song of Storms or Zelda’s Lullaby, to lure it out. In some occasions, Navi also points out potential “scarecrow” spots and hidden caves.
Magic Bean Square Locations
Here’s the locations of the Magic Bean Squares.
- Lake Hylia by the laboratory. Desert Colossus by the temple. Gerudo Valley by the bridge. To the left of the entrance bridge to Kokiri Forest. By the Kokiri shop. Lost woods – trail to it: right, left, right, left, and left. Zora’s river by the bean selling man. Kokariko graveyard at the top-back-left corner. Death mountain trail at the foot of dodongo cavern. Play the Bolero of Fire to warp into the death mountain crater and the square will be right near the point of arrival.
If you have an empty bottle, stand in front of any cow and play “Epona’s Song”. The cow will feel energetic and fill your bottle up with Lon Lon Milk for free!