Level 8

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This article is about the Dungeon in The Legend of Zelda. For other uses, see Level 8 (Disambiguation).

Level 8,[1] also stylized as Level-8,(TLoZ | BSTLoZ)[2][3] and known as Lion,[1] is the eighth Labyrinth in The Legend of Zelda.


The Legend of Zelda


In the First Quest, the Labyrinth is located under a lone bush that blocks Link's path in the forest to the southeast. Link must burn the bush with Fire to reveal the staircase that leads inside.

In the Second Quest, the Labyrinth is located west of the desert, accessible only by Bomb a part of the northern wall and then crossing the river with the Stepladder.

Themes and Navigation

This is the first of two Labyrinths that are colored white. Level 8 is populated by Darknuts. Like in Level 1, two main Items can be obtained here. One of the Items is the Book of Magic, which gives the Magical Rod the additional property of creating Fire after being shot. The other Item is the Magical Key, which is a master key that can open an infinite amount of locked doors. Link will no longer need to collect Keys after obtaining it. Interestingly, the Labyrinth is relatively close to Level 2, but there are no clues on where it actually is, so it is up to Link to discover it. The Boss is a four-headed Gleeok, which protects the final Triforce Shard.

In the Second Quest, this Labyrinth structurally resembles a vortex similar to the spiral from the Second Quest's Level 7. However, it is larger and positioned differently. Like the First Quest's Level 7, this Labyrinth is colored green. The main Items of the Labyrinth are the Magical Rod, which gives a use to the Book of Magic found in Level 4, and the Magical Key. There is an Old Man in the Labyrinth who will increase Link's Bomb capacity for 100 Rupees, allowing Link to carry four more Bombs. The Labyrinth also contains a hungry Red Goriya who will not allow Link to pass through to the next room until he is given Food. Many Dodongos appear throughout the Labyrinth, three of which guard the final Triforce Shard.

Minor Enemies
First Quest
Second Quest

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda


The Dungeon entrance is revealed by Bombing the left rock of Spectacle Rock.

Themes and Navigation

The Dungeon's layout is that of an arrow pointing downward. It contains three Sub-Bosses: a Dodongo, Patra and Aquamentus. The Book of Magic and the Silver Arrows are located within the Dungeon. Two blue Gohmas serve as the final Boss, guarding the final piece of the Triforce of Wisdom and a Heart Container.


Minor Enemies

Ancient Stone Tablets

Entrance to the Dungeon

Level 8 is located in a cave northwest of the Sanctuary, where the path to Death Mountain is located in A Link to the Past. In order to access it, the Hero of Light must lift a dark Rock by using the Titan's Mitt.

Themes and Navigation

Level 8 makes use of most of the Items gathered throughout the game. The Mirror Shield, one of the Dungeon's Items, can be used to reflect the attacks of Wizzrobes and Laser Eyes. Many walls can be blown with Bombs, revealing hidden rooms filled with Treasure Chests containing Rupees. A Thief can also be found selling an Arrow upgrade for 200 Rupees. Trinexx, the Dungeon's Boss, can only be damaged by using the Ice Rod, found inside the Dungeon, and the Fire Rod. Once defeated, it drops a Heart Container, followed by a Stone Tablet.

Minor Enemies


Names in Other Regions
  • ライオン (Raion)[5]
  • LEVEL-8[5]
  • Lion
The People's Republic of China
  • 狮之迷宫 (Shī zhī mí gōng)[7]
  • 关卡八 (Guān qiǎ bā)[7]
  • Lion Dungeon
  • Same as English.
The French Republic
  • Level 8
  • Lion
The Italian Republic
  • Level 8
  • Lion
The Russian Federation
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 144 (TLoZ)
  2. "Level-8" — Map (The Legend of Zelda)
  3. "Level-8" — Map (BS The Legend of Zelda)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 145
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hyrule Encyclopedia, Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., pg. 143
  6. 6.0 6.1 Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 145
  7. 7.0 7.1 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 220