Grim Temple

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Grim Temple is a Level in Tri Force Heroes.[1] It is the fourth and last Level of The Ruins Area, and is preceded by Lone Labyrinth.

Themes and Navigation

The Grim Temple is a large, dark crypt filled with the undead and ghosts. The Level features the colored platforms present in Illusory Mansion, which Link will fall through if their color does not match his, as well as the vanishing grey platforms that appeared in Lone Labyrinth. Because of the Temple's abundance of pitfalls, as well as Enemies who knock Link backwards when struck with his Sword, the Tingle Tights and Fierce Deity Armor and become useful here.

Battling enemies in the darkness, Stage 1

In Stage 1, the Links begin at the corner of a pitch dark chamber. Ahead of them are a Boomerang, a Gripshot and Fire Gloves. Immediately after the Items are taken, monsters spawn in the darkness, including Rats and Red Stalfos. A Torch in the center of the room can be lit with the Fire Gloves to help light the room a little. While fighting the Enemies, the Links must also be careful of hidden pits in the floor that curve around the room. After all Enemies are defeated, the doors to the Triforce Gateway open, and wall Torches light up to reveal its location.

The Links reaching one another in Stage 2

In Stage 2, the Links appear on separate ledges over a bottomless pit. Colored Poes fly nearby, and vanishing platforms bridge the gaps. After each Link defeats his corresponding-colored Poe, several White Poes appear in their place, floating at higher elevations. The Links will have to form a Totem to defeat them. Once these Poes are defeated, a solid bridge appears heading north to a platform with a Shock Switch. Hitting this Switch creates another bridge to a ledge with five dormant Gibdos and a large gap in the middle. Once all three Links are across, the first Gibdo will reanimate. Once it is defeated, some vanishing tiles will appear to bridge the gap between ledges, and the other four Gibdos awaken. After they are all defeated, a bridge appears to the Triforce Gateway.

Crossing the first colored platforms in Stage 3

In Stage 3, the Links appear on a ledge next to some colored platforms with a small gap between them, leading to a larger area. The Links must throw each other and use their Boomerang or Gripshot to get them all across. Once they cross the gap, a pair of Prankster Poes and Chasupa appear and must be fought. After they are defeated, a pair of ReDeads appear at another ledge far to the east, and a series of colored platforms rise to fill the gaps between ledges. A Squiddy will also appear on the ledge where the Links are. The first two rows of colored platforms are stationary; following them is a row that moves north to south and back, and finally, a series of platforms that will circle around the ledge the ReDeads are on. However, these platforms will pass by a Guruguru Bar blasting flames to the right side of the ledge, which will burn the Links off of their platforms if they do not disembark on time. Since the ReDeads can paralyze the Links and drain their Hearts, it is advisable that none of the Links are left behind before reaching this ledge. Once the ReDeads are defeated, the nearby Triforce Gateway activates, reachable by using the circling colored platforms.

The ledge before Prismantus, Stage 4

Stage 4 is where Prismantus is fought, on a large circular platform in the dark outdoors. The Links begin on a higher ledge with several Skulls and Grass that can be cut down for Hearts. Once they reach the circular area, the ledge behind them breaks away, and Prismantus appears. After it is defeated, a long stairway to the Triforce Gateway appears.

Drablands Challenges

Once Prismantus has been defeated, the Grim Temple can be replayed with the following Drablands Challenges: "Fewer Heart Containers!", "Clear within the time limit!", and "Don't fall at all!".

In "Clear within the time limit!", the Links are given a timer of one minute and 30 seconds in Multiplayer, or two minutes and 15 seconds in single-player. This timer can be increased by collecting Hourglasses or wearing Linebeck's Uniform.


At the end of the Level, three Treasure Chests can be opened. Two contain the same Material, and one contains another, more valuable Material.

Drablands Challenge
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Fewer Heart Containers!
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Don't fall at all!
Magical Materials
Drablands Challenge

Clear within the time limit!
Magical Materials
Drablands ChallengeMagical Materials

Fewer Heart Containers!

Don't fall at all!

Clear within the time limit!

Enemies and Traps

The Gibdos in this Level produce Red Stalfos (as opposed to regular Stalfos) when their bandages are removed.

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
  1. One awakens first; others awaken after it is defeated.
  2. These require a Totem to attack.
  3. Stationary, with extending and retracting flames.
  4. Appears after Chasupa and Prankster Poes are defeated.


  • As described in Vol. 5 of the Drablands Diary, a set of green handprints is hidden in each Level of The Ruins. They can be found on the large doors in Stage 1 of Grim Temple, and can only be seen before the Enemies are all defeated.


Names in Other Regions
黄泉の神殿 (Yomi no Shinden)[3]Underworld Temple
temple de l'au-delàsic[7] 
The French Republic
Temple de l'au-delà[5] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
Santuario cupo[2] 
Latin America
Templo del inframundo[6] 
The Kingdom of Spain
Templo del Inframundo[8] 
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 161
  2. "Santuario cupo" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  3. "黄泉の神殿" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  4. "Unterwelttempel" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  5. "Temple de l'au-delà" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  6. "Templo del inframundo" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  7. "temple de l'au-delà" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)
  8. "Templo del Inframundo" — Level Selection (Tri Force Heroes)