GANON CASTLE WALKTHROUGH
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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1. Ganon's Castle requirements
2. What items will I need?
3. Six Castle Barriers Walkthrough
4. Ganon's Castle Tower
5. Ganondorf: King of Evil
6. Escape from Ganon's Castle
8. How to Beat Ganon With the Iron Boots
1) GANON'S CASTLE REQUIREMENTS
You must beat every temple in the game. Why? Until you beat every
temple, you won't have the neccesary items. You won't have rescued the
sages. If you haven't rescued the sages, you can't get the light
arrows, and the sages can't make a bridge to Ganon's castle.
2) WHAT ITEMS WILL I NEED?
During the barrier breaking, you should fill all but one bottle with
fairies. The one bottle will be used for working with blue fire.
There is a fairy fountain inside Ganon's Castle. When you enter the
barrier room, drop down to the lower floor and make a 180 degree
turn. Pull out your lens of truth to spot a fake wall. Go through
here and you will find fairies and four business scrubs. I suggest you
kill the scrubs first. Bottle the fairies here.
But once you've beaten every danger before Ganondorf's chamber, warp to
Kakariko Village and fill all your bottles with blue potion. Where's
thatyou say? Find someone's FAQ that tells how to get the Biggoron's
Sword. Once you've given the mushroom to the old lady in the potion
shop, you can buy the blue potion for 100 rupees. Fill your bottles
with this stuff. To get easy money, go in the hole outside the hag's
shop. Bottle a fish and sell it to the guy in the village that's
slapping his knees. He'll buy it for 100...which is ironically the
price for a blue potion. And stock up on
arrows. Now save.
But here's the way to get more than four bottles of potion. You
probably don't have the fourth bottle anyway. But, you can turn all
your items into bottles. BUT DON'T SAVE IF YOU DO THIS. Go in the
grotto with the fish. Swing the bottle at the fish. But, you should do
this by pressing the C then immediately pressing start before the fish
is caught. Now replace the bottle with any item besides your light
arrows, longshot, and maybe Nayru's Love. Press start and Link will
finish bottling fish. "But, wait, didn't you just put an item besides
a bottle there?" Press start and you'll see a bottled fish in the
place of that item. Saving makes this permanent
though. So don't save. Now you can get a bunch of bottles and put
blue potion in them.
3) SIX CASTLE BARRIERS WALKTHROUGH
First, the forest barrier. Use Din's Flame to ignite four torches. Then
use a fire arrow to light the fifth. In the next room you must get
silver rupees. Slip into your hover boots and wait for the fan to your
left to start blowing hard. Then run off the ledge to the left and let
the fan blow you onto a ledge. Hover down to the ledge with the switch
after blowing up the Beamos. The switch will cause a hookshot target to
pop put on the ledge you were just on. Play around with the hookshot
and whatever boots you need until you've collected all the rupees.
Destroy the barrier in the next room by shooting the ball in the
barrier with a light arrow.
Second, the water barrier. Break the ring of icicles and bottle some
blue fire. Melt the red ice in front of the exit. Kill the Freezzards
to open up the barred exit. Before leaving the room, refill a bottle
with blue ice. The next room should definitely remind you of the Ice
Carvern. According to the view when you first enter the room, you
should push the farther block to the right. When it hits a rock, go
around and push it into the hole. Now, give the other block a push so
that it passes directly over the filled in hole. Then push it against a
rock. Then push it into the nook. Now, climb up to the red ice, melt
it, and hammer the switch. Now climb up to the unbarred door, enter,
and destroy the barrier with another light arrow.
Third, the shadow barrier. Light the torch on the island to the right
with a fire arrow.Jump across the islands to the main island with the
Like Like. Kill the like like. Shoot the torch again. The islands will
appear. Follow the steps to a permanent island with a switch on it. Hit
the switch to make a chest appear on the main island that the steps
connected to. Use your longshot to hook on to the chest and pull
yourself back up. The Golden Gauntlets are inside.* Now, pull out the
lens of truth to see a path to a switch platform. Hammer the switch.
Retrace your steps and find another path, with the lens, to the exit.
Light ----> + barrier.
*Once you obtain the Golden Gauntlets. Go outside Ganon's castle where
the Great Fairy once gave you Din's flame. Now, there's a giant pillar,
similar to the one in the fire barrier, that's black and gray with the
crescent moon symbol. The Golden Gauntlets will allow you to move the
pillar. Behind it is the Great Fairy. She will cast a spell on you
(permanently) that causes you to take only half the normal damage.
Fourth, the fire barrier. This one was a little tricky at first. Either
this one or the light barrier is blocked by a pillar that you need the
golden gauntlets to remove. Before you enter, don the Goron Tunic and
the hover boots, and keep them on during the whole fire barrier with
one exception. You can collect the first rupee by hovering to the
sinking platform to the left and then hovering back to the main
platform. Make your way to the sinking platform by the large pillar.
Hover your way from the sinking platform to the ledge. Then go pick up
the giant pillar. Now go back to the main platform. Position yourself
so that you can longshot to the target next the exit. From here, you
should notice the target on that seemingly unreachable platform with a
torch slug. Wait for the torch slug to move out of the way of the
target, then longshot across. Kill the torch slug. Then hover to the
giant pillar you threw. Now change into your Kokiri Boots. Jump to the
sinking platform with the rupee, then jump back on the pillar. Don the
hover boots, and make your way back to the main platform. The rupee on
the platform with the spinning, fire shooting thing is easy to collect
if you dont worry too much about getting hurt. Longshot to the exit.
Light ----> + barrier.
Fifth, the light barrier. Upon entering, get your lens of truth.(By the
way you can put on the Kokiri boots now). The lens will reveal Keese
hovering above some treasure chests. Kill them to reveal a treasure
chest with a small key. Exit. In the next room, there's a triforce
symbol. Stand on it, and play the annoying, Royal Bedtime Song(if
you're confused about what song that is, how did you make it to Ganon's
castle?). A chest with a small key appears. Either the next room or the
one after that has a wall master that will grab you like in the forest
temple. Anyways, the next room has easy to collect rupees. The one in
the middle can be reached by longshotting to the target directly above
it. The next room will have a fake wall that the lens of truth will
reveal. Light ----> + barrier.
Sixth, and last, the spirit barrier. Bomb the Beamos first. Then, pull
the Armos statues further from the wall so the razor traps are safer to
pass by to collect the rupees. In the next room, use the sword spin
attack to hit the nearer switch. Get a bombchu from the chest and and
send it over the wall to hit the other switch. In the next, room, shoot
the web overhead with a fire arrow. Use the Mirror shield to wake up
the sun switches. Warning: waking the wrong sun switch may trigger a
wall master. Light ----> + barrier.
Suggestion: you really should get the biggoron's sword as soon as
possible. Especially before the ascent throught the tower after you've
destroyed the barriers. You should also visit the Great Fairy right
outside Ganon's Castle.
4) GANON'S CASTLE TOWER
When you enter the central tower, run up the stairs to the left. You
can run past the Keese if you choose. In each chamber, there are
basically just Stalfos and Iron Knuckles that are pretty easy to beat.
Tip: there's one room with two Iron Knuckles. Awaken them one at a
time. Nayru's Love is helpful, too. When you reach a room with a pillar
resembling the one in the boss battle against twinrova that you can
climb, don't climb it. There are jars in the corners. Don't touch them.
Use them later if you need them. Go through the large shutter door and
begin the long ascent to Ganondorf's chamber. Ganondorf mentions the
triforce is all in one place now. That is why your magic and health
refill. Get ready for the 1st big battle.
5) GANONDORF: KING OF EVIL
First of all, stick to the corners. These can not be destroyed.
Ganondorf's spells ARE capable of destroing the platforms, save, his
platform and the four corners. And make sure you have you longshot and
light arrows equipped. To start the battle, Ganondorf will release his
earthquake attack. This is when you bone out to a corner. Now, face
Ganondorf, and don't stand so far back in the corner that you can't see
Link. Ganondorf will raise his hand and summon bolts of lightning.
This your warning to get ready. Ganondorf will release his spell and
send a ball of lightning at you(remember Forest Temple?). When the
spell is about 1 foot in front of you, tap either B or C, depending on
what item you using to deflect Ganondorf's spells. Either sword, or an
empty bottle will work fine. Ganondorf is not an idiot, though. He'll
reflect his spell back again with his cape. So reflect it back. If
you're persistant, Ganondorf will be hit by his spell, which will stun
This is you prime chance to start your own attacking. Quickly bust out
your light arrows. Fire one at Ganondorf's BODY. If done quickly and
correctly, Ganondorf will groan very loudly, and you'll noticed a
yellowlock-on icon appear above his head. Well, duh, lock on. Press
the long-shot button once. When Ganondorf lands on his platform, press
the button again to stick your longshot in his cape. Or you can
attempt to jump to the platform. I'd suggest using your Biggoron's
Sword now if you have it. Just try to get two or three hits on
Ganondorf. But when he begins to recover, turn around and stick your
longshot into the wall in a corner to escape the central platform. Now
Ganondorf will fire another lightning spell. You know what to do.
But, eventually, Ganondorf will begin to look ragged. This is when he
starts rotating spells. His knew spell will start differently.
Instead of summoning lightning bolts, he will summon a black ball over
his head. You've got two options: (a) wait for him to fire this
devastating spell and haul butt from one corner to the next, in an
attempt to dodge the spell. Or you can be smart and stop his attack
before it starts, while stunning the King of Evil at the same time.
When you see the black ball forming, shoot Ganondorf's body with a
light arrow. He will be stunned and you can attack him as if you just
stunned him after a lightning spell. When Ganondorf's had enough,
he'll spit up some blood and supposedly die...
6) ESCAPE FROM GANON'S CASTLE
Stay behind Zelda the whole way out and don't worry to much about the
rocks hitting you. Zelda will constantly turn around and wait for you
before she keeps going. You should have 45 seconds to a minute to
spare. In one room you have to defeat two Stalfos. Zelda will leave a
few hearts after you beat them. Or, if you have perfect health, she'll
leave green rupees. And on the way out across a bridge, there's a
ReDead. Stay to the right so you don't get caught now. The castle
collapses and the cutscene goes by...
Ganondorf comes and turns into Ganon. To start the 2nd battle, Ganon
knocks the master sword out of your hand. So equip the hammer if you
don't have the Biggoron's sword. When Ganon raises his swords run
between his legs and lock onto his tail. Hit his tail with the hammer
or sword a while. Finally you'll be able to reach the Master Sword. Go
back into the ring again. Lock on. If you're locked onto the tail your
lockon will automatically switch to the head after a short time.
Whenever Ganon has his swords lowered hit his head with a light arrow.
If he freezes with his hands spread apart from each other, run around
back and slice his tail. It should take about nine attacks after you've
retrieved your sword. I'm not sure if the Biggoron's Sword deals more
damage in this case. But I do know that if it's about time for Zelda to
freeze Ganondorf, you have to use the Master Sword before she'll freeze
him. Then you'll have to go and take another stab after she freezes
him. The sages will imprison Ganon in the void.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE BEATEN THE GAME. TIME TO GET THE POPCORN AND
WATCH A BEAUTIFUL CUTSCENE!!!!!!!
8) HOW TO BEAT GANON WITH THE IRON BOOTS
This is not detailed at all. Marshmallow has three strategies at the
closing of his FAQ:
Use his strategies along with mine: replace items with bottles to
stock upon blue potion.
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That would be the Master Sword...no I'd have to say it looks more like
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