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Caves are a recurring type of location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Features and Overview

The Adventure of Link

Main articles: Desert Cave and Parapa Cave

A Link to the Past

Main articles: Aginah's Dwelling, Cave 1 and Cave 2

Link's Awakening

Main articles: Moblin Cave and Tail Cave

Ocarina of Time

Main articles: Dodongo's Cavern and Ice Cavern

Dodongo's Cavern is the second Dungeon in Ocarina of Time, located part-way up the Death Mountain Trail. Originally used as a source of food for the Gorons,[2] it has been infested with Dodongos and sealed off by Ganondorf. Once Link gets inside the Cavern and defeats King Dodongo, Darunia makes him a sworn brother of the Goron tribe and entrusts him with the Spiritual Stone of Fire.[3]

The Ice Cavern is a mini-Dungeon accessed from Zora Fountain, where Link (as an adult) obtains the Iron Boots and learns the Serenade of Water, which allow him to enter the Water Temple. It is filled with falling Icicles, Ice Stalagmites, and ice-based Enemies.

Other Caves include the Forest Stage in the Lost Woods, Death Mountain Crater, and the numerous Secret Grottoes found throughout Hyrule.

Majora's Mask

Main article: Spring Water Cave

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

Four Swords

Main article: Talus Cave

The Wind Waker

Main articles: Dragon Roost Cavern and Secret Cave

Four Swords Adventures

The Minish Cap

Main articles: Cave of Flames and Goron Cave

Twilight Princess

Main articles: Cave of Ordeals and Cave of Shadows

Spirit Tracks

Skyward Sword

Main articles: Lanayru Caves and Waterfall Cave

A Link Between Worlds

Main article: Treasure Hunter Cave

Tri Force Heroes

Main articles: Buzz Blob Cave and Ice Cavern

The second Level of the Woodlands in Tri Force Heroes is the Buzz Blob Cave, where the Links use Bows to battle Blobs, pop Balloons, and activate Shock Switches in order to reach a large pit area where they face off against the Electric Blob King.

The Ice Cavern is the fourth Area of the Drablands. It contains four Levels set in an open-air, mountainous region, filled with slippery surfaces and rolling Boulders. Its Mini-Boss is Freezlord, and its Boss is Blizzagia.

Tears of the Kingdom

As a result of the Upheaval, a number of Caves have opened throughout Hyrule. They feature unique Creatures and Materials that cannot be found anywhere else.[4] Each Cave also contains one Bubbulfrog, which drops a Bubbul Gem upon its defeat.[5][6]

List of Caves

Other Appearances

The Faces of Evil

Main article: Serigon Caves

The Wand of Gamelon

Main article: Dordung Cave

Hyrule Warriors

Main articles: Crystal Cave and Eldin Caves

Cadence of Hyrule

Main article: Frozen Grotto


Names in Other Regions
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  1. "You there, traveler! Do you have business in this cave, by any chance? I'm sorry to say, but right now it's—" — Kilton (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. "We are in danger of extinction! It's all because we can't enter our quarry, the Dodongo's Cavern. We Gorons live on a diet of rocks... And the most delicious and nutritious rocks around are found in the Dodongo's Cavern!" — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "You, on the other hand, risked your life for us... Kid, I like you! How's about you and I become Sworn Brothers?! No, there's no big ceremony involved! Just take this as a token of our friendship!" — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Cave Creatures
    Caves and wells have their own native flora and fauna.
    " — Tips and Tricks (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "Cave Secrets
    They say every cave is home to a Bubbulfrog.
    " — Tips and Tricks (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "Bubbul Gems
    The Bubbulfrogs that dwell in caves may drop these. Someone somewhere in Hyrule might be interested in them, so hang on to any you collect!
    " — Tips and Tricks (Tears of the Kingdom)