Jabu-Jabu's Belly

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This article refers to the Oracle of Ages dungeon. For the Ocarina of Time dungeon, see Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.

Jabu-Jabu's Belly is the seventh Dungeon in Oracle of Ages.[1]

Entrance to the Belly

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As the name would indicate, the dungeon is set inside the body of Jabu-Jabu, guardian of the Zoras.[2] To enter Jabu's Jabu's Belly, Link must first obtain permission from King Zora.[3] To receive permission, Link must first rid the Zora Seas of the filthy seawater, which has left Jabu-Jabu near death.[4] This is done by using the Fairy Powder to lift the curse set by Veran on the Fairy Queen.[5] The Fairy Queen will then cleanse the seas,[6] allowing Link to enter Jabu-Jabu's Belly.

Link can only enter Jabu-Jabu's Belly in the present time, as Jabu-Jabu is too small in the past.[7]

Themes and Navigation

Although located within a living being, Jabu-Jabu's Belly is no different from any other dungeon in the game, other than the walls, which are littered with small pores that open and close. The dungeon consists of three different floors. On the third floor, Link will find three Floor Switches that can raise or lower the water level in the dungeon. Jabu Jabu's Belly features two side-scrolling areas, one of which containing Angler Fish, the mini-boss of the dungeon. In this dungeon, Link will obtain the Long Hook, an upgrade of the Switch Hook. This item is essential in the navigation of the dungeon, and is required to access the lair of the dungeon's boss, Plasmarine. Once Link defeats Plasmarine in an underwater battle, he will receive a Heart Container as well as the seventh Essence of Time, the Rolling Sea.

When placed one below the other on a two-dimensional plane, the three main floors of the dungeon form the shape of a fish.

Minor Traps and Enemies


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ジャブジャブさまのおなか (Jabu-Jabu-Sama no Onaka) Lord Jabu Jabu's Stomach
France FrenchEU Ventre Jabu-Jabu
Germany German Jabu-Jabus Bauch Jabu-Jabu's Belly
Italy Italian Pancia di Jabu-Jabu
Spain SpanishEU Tripa de Jabu-Jabu Jabu-Jabu's Gut



  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 152
  2. "Jabu-Jabu is the guardian of us Zoras!" — King Zora (Oracle of Ages)
  3. "My permission is needed to enter Jabu-Jabu, but I can't permit just anyone to see our guardian." — King Zora (Oracle of Ages)
  4. "The filthy seawater has left Jabu-Jabu near death. If you say you must, then find a way to get rid of this filthy seawater and save Jabu-Jabu." — King Zora (Oracle of Ages)
  5. "You may not believe this, but I am the Queen Fairy, guardian of this sea! The curse of an evil one named Veran has made me appear so! The magic of Fairy Powder can turn me back to normal." — Queen Fairy (Oracle of Ages)
  6. "Thank you, young one! Now I can cleanse the seas of evil!" — Queen Fairy (Oracle of Ages)
  7. "You wish to enter Jabu-Jabu? I wish I could tell you to do as you please, but Jabu-Jabu is still young. He's too small to go inside him." — King Zora (Oracle of Ages)