Ice Lake

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The Ice Lake is a location in A Link to the Past.[1]

Features and Overview

The Dark World counterpart of Lake Hylia in the Light World, the Ice Lake contains the Ice Palace. Ganon froze the Ice Lake and created a storm cloud to coat the Lake with Snow.[2] Unlike the pristine blue Water of Lake Hylia, the Water of the Lake is a murky green. Also unlike Lake Hylia, the Ice Lake has no source, as the bridge that would connect it to the rivers of Hyrule is merely a dam in the Dark World. The Enemies in the Ice Lake have adapted to the Lake's frigid climate, with Zirros floating above the Lake dropping explosives, and Pikits and Slaroks infesting its shores. Ku fill the Lake, much like the Zoras in the Light World.[3]

Despite the giant Iceberg in the center of the Lake, the Ice Lake appears to be shallower than its Light World counterpart. Aside from the Ice Palace situated on the seemingly impenetrable Ice Island in the center of the Lake, there is not much else of interest to be found in the area. An Item Shop can be found on the west side, much like in the Light World, and a cave with a Storyteller can be found in the west. One of the only two Whirlpool Warp of the Dark World can be found to the east, which transports Link to the waterfalls up north. The Ice Island, along with the Ice Palace itself, can only be accessed by using the Warp Tile outside the Pond of Happiness in the Light World. The west side of the Lake cannot be reached until Link has obtained the Magic Hammer.



Parts of this section are derived from the following location(s): Ice Island



Names in Other Regions
The Italian Republic
Lago Ghiacciato[4]Forzen Lake
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 147
  2. "Ganon exercised his chilling powers by causing the lake in the southeast to freeze and by creating a storm cloud to cover the area with snow. It served adventurers of this region well to wear gear that would protect them from the elements." (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 92)
  3. "The creatures who survived the sudden change of weather were said to be very tough. Zirros and Pikits ruled on the land and a band of Zora's Spawn took over the cold waters of the lake. The subjects of the Golden Land who survived stayed in caves and buildings." (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 92)
  4. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 147
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