Cave of Flames

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The Cave of Flames,[1] also known as the Mine,[2] is the second Dungeon in The Minish Cap, located near the top of Mount Crenel. It used to be a human mine, but was abandoned at some point.[3]

Themes and Navigation

Being a mine, many of the puzzles in this Dungeon involve manipulating High-Speed Carts and tracks. Several rooms are filled with lava, and must be crossed either by jumping into Updrafts and floating across, or by moving quickly along patches of cooled lava. The item obtained in the Dungeon is the Cane of Pacci, a mysterious cane with the ability to flip certain objects upside-down (such as the aforementioned High-Speed Carts and lava patches).[4] The Cave of Flames is infested with Rollobites, Bob-ombs, and Spiked Beetles, among other monsters.

The Dungeon's boss is Gleerok, and the Sub-Boss is a group of eight Spiny Chuchus.[5] Clearing the Dungeon earns Link the second of the Four Elements, the Fire Element.[6]

Minor Enemies


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom EnglishUK Cave of Flames
Japan Japanese 炎のどうくつ (Honō no Dōkutsu) Same as English.
France FrenchEU Grotte de Feu Fire Cave
Germany German Höhle der Flamme Cave of Flame
Italy Italian Grotta di Fuoco Fire Cave
Spain SpanishEU Cueva de las llamas Cave of flames



  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 272 (TMC)
  2. "One of them should be in the mine the humans dug. It's not far from here." — Melari (The Minish Cap)
  3. "If you head outside from here, you can go see the mine the humans dug. But the boss doesn't let anyone go in there without permission." — Mountain Minish (The Minish Cap)
  4. "You got the Cane of Pacci! This mystical rod has the power to flip things over. Use it to charge up energy in holes and then flip up on out of it!" — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  5. "Appears in the Cave of Flames. A Gleeok with a hard, rocky shell found in Mount Crenel. Hiding in lava, this beast spews fire on everything it sees." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  6. "It'll take me a while to rework your sword. In the meantime, you should track down the missing elements. One of them should be in the mine the humans dug. It's not far from here." — Melari (The Minish Cap)