Bolero of Fire

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The "Bolero of Fire" is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The "Bolero of Fire" is taught to Link as an adult by Sheik in Death Mountain Crater after the hero receives the Goron Tunic from Darunia's son and enters the crater. By using the Ocarina of Time, the melody allows Link to warp to the Triforce Warp in Death Mountain Crater, right before the entrance to the Fire Temple.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the "Bolero of Fire"'s notes sometimes appear on a wall in the northern part of Termina Field, where Link can play a song for Rupees.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The "Bolero of Fire" can be heard as part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Sheik can play the "Bolero of Fire" to summon a molten rock with her Harp Weapon.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

The "Bolero of Fire" plays in part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, a returning track from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The "Ocarina of Time Medley" track in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, features the "Bolero of Fire."

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, the "Bolero of Fire" can be heard multiple times in the music for Gerudo Ruins.

Music Theory

The "Bolero of Fire" is a short, 6-bar piece in triple time. Harmonically, the piece is rooted in D minor and follows a very basic harmonic progression (i - ii° - i - ii° - V7 - I). The piece consists of 2-bar phrase lengths in the standard bolero style. The accompanying parts to Link's Ocarina are the famous snare drum excerpt from Maurice Ravel's "Boléro."[2]


Bolero is a name given to certain slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance and songs. There are Spanish and Cuban forms, which are both significant and both of which have separate origins.

Names in Other Regions
  • Bolero of Fire (OoT)[5]
  • 炎のボレロ (Honō no Borero) (OoT)[6]
  • オカリナ『炎のボレロ』 (Okarina "Honō no Borero") (OoT)[5]
  • Same as English.
  • Ocarina "Bolero of Fire"
The Italian Republic
Bolero del fuoco (OoT | OoT3D)[3][4]Bolero of fire
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 96 (OoT)
  2. "There’s a snare drum ostinato in Maurice Ravel’s famous Boléro which is repeated ad nauseam throughout the entire piece." — Dan Bruno, Ocarina songs in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ,, published January 20, 2014.
  3. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 96
  4. "Questo pezzo è dedicato alla forza dei sentimenti... Si chiama Bolero del fuoco..." — Sheik (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nintendo. "60. Bolero of Fire 「オカリナ『炎のボレロ』」" The Legend of Zelda: Original Sound Track, Pony Canyon, 1998. CD
  6. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 154