Goron City

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Not to be confused with Goron Village.

Goron City,(OoT | BotW | HWAoC)[1][2][3][4] also known as the Home of the Gorons,(OoT)[5] is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series. It is the home of the Goron Tribe.[6] It is located nearby Death Mountain.

Features and Overview

Ocarina of Time

Goron City is the main gateway to Death Mountain Crater which leads to the Fire Temple. There is also a portal to the Lost Woods, but its entrance is blocked by rocks that Link must destroy with Bombs. Paintings of Gorons, Dodongos, and other abstract shapes can be seen all around the city walls. The city consists of four floors, with the entrance on the top floor. The lowest floor has two important points of interest: the Goron Shop and Darunia's chamber, which is initially closed off until Link proves his connection with the Royal Family. Within the chamber is a heavy stone monument blocking off the entrance to Death Mountain Crater. Link can move this obstacle once he is an adult.

Also on the bottom floor is a giant vase which spins once Link lights up all of the city's torches. Situated at the center of the city is a platform suspended by ropes where the Spiritual Stone of Fire, also known as the Goron's Ruby, was once displayed; it used to light up the city before Darunia took it away.[7]

When young Link arrives at Goron City, he finds the source of the Goron's troubles: their source of food, Dodongo's Cavern, has been blocked by a giant boulder thus endangering their lives.[8] Their leader, Darunia, locks himself up in his chamber and won't let anyone in unless they are connected to the Royal Family of Hyrule.[9] Once Link shows his proof of connection with the Royal Family, the door opens, allowing Link to speak to the Goron chief. Darunia, though reluctant at first,[10] lets Link help them by having him destroy the Dodongos in Dodongo's Cavern.[11]

After Link defeats King Dodongo and clears the infested cavern, Darunia gives him the Goron's Ruby and calls him a Sworn Brother.[12]

Seven years later, after retrieving the Master Sword, Link returns to Goron City to find that all of its citizens are gone. He notices a lone Goron rolling around the third floor and stops him with a Bomb. Link discovers the Goron is Darunia's son who informs him about the revival of Volvagia, an ancient Dragon who eats Gorons. Due to this situation, Darunia went to the Fire Temple to try and defeat Volvagia; however, while he was gone, all the Gorons were taken by Ganondorf as prisoners into the temple where they would be fed to Volvagia as a warning to those who might oppose him.[13] Darunia's son pleads for Link to go and save Darunia. So, Darunia's son gives him the Goron Tunic, a tunic which lets Link endure the heat of Death Mountain Crater and the Fire Temple indefinitely, so long as it is worn.[14]

Once Link rescues all the Gorons from the Fire Temple, they will return to the city and thank Link for saving them.[15][16]


Breath of the Wild

The Goron Stone Memorial in Goron City

Goron City is located west of Death Mountain in Eldin Canyon, denoted by the fifth Death Mountain Marker.[17] It consists of a series of rocky buildings, with several bridges providing safe passage over a pool of Lava below the City. The Goron Stone Memorial, which depicts several famous Gorons overlooks Goron City.[18] Goron City's Goddess Statue can be found outside of the Boss's House. The Mountain Road cuts through the City before continuing on to the Abandoned North Mine. The path curves around the Goron Stone Memorial and across Stolock Bridge, which is situated above Goron City.

100 years ago, Goron City was spared any direct damage during the Great Calamity, save for their Champion Daruk's death.[18] Sometime afterwards, Bludo founded the Goron Group Mining Company after noticing the other races of Hyrule would purchase the Gems that the Gorons considered to be useless.[19] In modern times, the Mining Company is the main industry of Goron City, driving the local economy.[19] When Divine Beast Vah Rudania began its rampage, it created eruptions on Death Mountain, resulting in Goron City falling under a Scorching Climate. In order to traverse Goron City without taking damage, Link requires at least one level of Flame Guard. The intense Heat surrounding Goron City has caused the number of visiting Hylian tourists to decrease.[20]

While the "Captured Memories" Main Quest is active, Link is able to encounter Pikango in Goron City. When spoken to, he is able to identify the location of the fifth Picture in Link's Album.[21]

During the "Divine Beast Vah Rudania" Main Quest, Link finds Bludo preparing to drive back the Divine Beast, though he is unable to proceed until Yunobo returns to Goron City with painkillers for his back.[22][23] Even after taking his painkillers, however, Bludo is unable to continue on, so he asks Link to cancel his plans with Yunobo on his behalf.[24] After Link calms Divine Beast Vah Rudania, Bludo will reward him with the Boulder Breaker, which he can take from a Treasure Chest in the Boss's House.[25]

"The Road to Respect" Side Quest and the "A Brother's Roast" Shrine Quest can both be found in Goron City.[26][27] Once the "Divine Beast Vah Rudania" Main Quest has been completed, "The Jewel Trade" Side Quest will also become available.[28]




Tears of the Kingdom

Related Quests

Due to the dormancy of Death Mountain, Goron City no longer requires flame resistance to access. Additionally, the vast majority of the lava in the area has cooled, making it safe to walk on.

Following the Upheaval, much of Gordon City's population has become addicted to Marbled Rock Roast, crippling business in the city and causing the shopkeepers to raise their prices to outlandish extremes.


Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Link and Zelda go to Goron City in order to ask Daruk to pilot Divine Beast Vah Rudania. However, that is the only mention of Goron City in the Scenario, "Daruk, the Goron Hero," and the characters go to Death Mountain.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
ゴロンシティ (Goron Shiti) (OoT)[31]Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Goron-stad (HWAoC)[33]Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Goronia (HWAoC)[32] 
The Italian Republic
Città dei Goron (OoT | OoT3D)[29][30]Goron's City
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 110 (OoT)
  2. "Goron City" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Goron City" — Map (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Goron City" — Map (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  5. "Goron City
    Home of the Gorons
    " — Sign (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  6. "Land of the Gorons / Goron City" — Sign (Ocarina of Time)
  7. ""Spiritual Stone?" That red stone that was lighting up our city? Big Brother Darunia took it away. Then, he shut himself up in his room and won't come out." — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "Everyone feels faint from hunger because of the food shortage in this town. 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! But that seems like ancient history now..." — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  9. "Big Brother has shut himself up in his room saying, "I will wait in here for the Royal Family's messenger!"" — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  10. "This is a Goron problem! We don't need any help from strangers!" — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
  11. "Why don't you go destroy the monsters inside of the Dodongo's Cavern and prove you're a real man? That way, everybody will be happy again! If you do it, I will give you anything you want, even the Spiritual Stone!" — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
  12. "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)
  13. "Everybody was taken to the Fire Temple... While my dad was out... Ganondorf's followers came and took them all away! All of them will be eaten by Volvagia! Dad said that Ganondorf revived Volvagia... As a warning to those who might oppose him, Ganondorf is going to feed them all to Volvagia! Dad went to the Fire Temple all by himself to try to save everyone..." — Link (Ocarina of Time)
  14. "Please help, Link! I'll give you this heat-resistant tunic!" — Link (Ocarina of Time)
  15. "Thank you very much for saving us!" — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  16. "Brother Link! Everybody has come back! Dad and you destroyed the dragon together, didn't you!" — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  17. "Death Mountain Marker #5

    Welcome to Goron City
    " — Death Mountain Marker (Breath of the Wild)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 400
  19. 19.0 19.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 123
  20. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 296
  21. "Hmm... I can see Hyrule Castle and the Great Hyrule Forest, which neighbors it to the north. Looking down on the Great Hyrule Forest from the southeast, you can see scenery like this." — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "I was plannin' to drive off Rudania like I always do, but then this blasted pain in my back flared up outta nowhere... That blasted Yunobo... When will he return?" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "[Who is Yunobo?] Yunobo is a young Goron who helps me drive of Rudania. He went to grab some painkillers for my back from the Abandoned North Mine, but he hasn't come back yet... Slacker... I bet he's off somewhere wastin' time... Hey... If ya happen to see Yunobo, will ya let him know I'm lookin' for him?" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Owww... Arghhh... I'm afraid I won't be goin' anywhere today. I hate to put you on the spot, but... can ya please go tell Yunobo that I'm gonna have to cancel for today? He should be at Eldin Bridge." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "...Oh, right! I've still gotta thank you, brother! There's some treasure in my house. Grab it. Keep it. It's yours. It's a sharp blade that Daruk himself once wielded. I'm sure you'll be able to make good use of it!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Fugo needs to defeat the Igneo Talus at Darunia Lake to win his master Rohan's respect.

    But he's not sure about his ability to reach the place to begin with, so he's looking for someone to fight the Igneo Talus in his stead.
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Bladon's brother Gonguron should have been back by now...

    It sounds like he went to Gorko Tunnel, southwest of Gorko Lake, to dig up the secret of the hero.
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Ramella, a precious-stone wholesaler, let you know that she'll pay top rupee for gems.

    Bring Ramella 10 pieces of amber to establish a working relationship.
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  29. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 110
  30. "Città dei Goron" — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  31. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 155
  32. "Goronia" — Map (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  33. "Goron-stad" — Map (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
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