Dampé's Shack

From Zelda Wiki, the Zelda encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dampé's Shack,(LANS | TMC)[1][2] also known as the Gravekeeper's Hut,(OoT3D)[3] and Dampé's Hut,(MM)[4][name references needed] is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series. Dampé's Shack goes unnamed in Four Swords Adventures. Dampé's Shacks serve as the home for Dampé.

Features and Overview

Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch

Dampé's Shack appears in place of the Photographer's house from Link's Awakening DX at Tal Tal Heights in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch. Inside his Shack, Dampé constructs Chambers for Chamber Dungeons, which he allows Link to arrange and explore.

Ocarina of Time

Gravekeeper's Hut is located in the Kakariko Graveyard in Ocarina of Time. Young Link can only enter it during Dampé's Heart-Pounding Gravedigging Tour, which is from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M; otherwise, Dampé will tell the young hero that he is either sleeping or that the gravedigging tour is over. The only interactive object inside the hut is the Gravekeeper's Diary, which mentions how Dampé found a treasure that stretches and goes "boing!".

Once Link turns into an adult, he will be able to enter the hut at any time. Upon reading the Diary again, the gravekeeper prompts the reader to seek out his grave and enter it, whereupon he will let them have his treasure: the Hookshot.[5]

Majora's Mask

Appearing again in Majora's Mask, the shack is found in the northern portion of the Ikana Graveyard. It can only be accessed from beneath the grave accessible on the night of the Third Day.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, the shack is found within the Graveyard in the northern Swamp. Here, Dampé tells the Links about the Dark Mirror which a dark tribe was sealed away in long ago.

The Minish Cap

Dampé's Shack is located in the northeastern area of the Royal Valley. Dampé lives within it, and he will give Link the Graveyard Key to access the Graveyard, and by extension the Royal Crypt, when Link comes and speaks with him.[6]


Names in Other Regions
The Federal Republic of Germany
Boris' Hütte (LANS)Boris's Shack
The Italian Republic
  • Capanna di Danpei (LANS)
  • Capanna del becchiono (OoT3D)
  • Danpé's hut
  • Undertaker's hut
The Kingdom of Spain
Choza de Dampé (LANS)[7]Dampé's Hut
This table was generated using translation pages.
To request an addition, please contact a staff member with a reference.

Other Names

These names, though from official English sources, are not considered Canon by Zelda Wiki as they contradict a name or names from a higher-priority source.



  1. "Dampé's Shack" — System (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 272 (TMC)
  3. "Gravekeeper's Hut" — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask—Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 84
  5. "Whoever reads this, please enter my grave. I will let you have my stretching, shrinking keepsake. I'm waiting for you. --Dampé" — Gravekeeper's Diary (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Well, if the king has called you, I can't see any reason not to let you in... Here, take this graveyard key." — Dampé (The Minish Cap)
  7. "Choza de Dampé" — System (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, European Spanish localization)
  8. Zelda: Link’s Awakening Wind Fish Riddle Quiz (web archive), Play Nintendo (archive), retrieved July 30, 2023.
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time—Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 65
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time—Prima's Official Strategy Guide, Prima Games, pg. 23
  11. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 65