Moonlit Grotto

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The Moonlit Grotto is the third Dungeon in Oracle of Ages.[1] It is located on Crescent Island in the present time.

Entrance to the Grotto

Found on the shores of Crescent Island, the entrance to the dungeon is the mouth of a statue of a Tokay. The Tokay consider this statue to be their guardian.[2] However, it is unknown exactly who built the statue.

In the past, the entrance to the Moonlit Grotto is a secret passageway into the Tokay Cave, which allowed the bravest, strongest and wisest to pass through to the Sea of No Return,[3] where the Ancient Tomb lies.

Themes and Navigation

This grotto-themed dungeon with sandy-colored flooring features two different floors. The dungeon is likely named after the shape of its two floors, which resemble crescent moons. Much like the Eagle's Tower in Link's Awakening, Link must collapse one of the floors to progress through the dungeon. This is accomplished by destroying the four Dark Crystals spread across the dungeon. Once done, a central room containing a Dial will crumble from the first floor into the basement. Within the Grotto, Link will encounter Subterror, a mole-like monster, and find the Seed Shooter along the way. The Seed Shooter, which allows Link to fire Mystical Seeds as projectiles, is essential to completing many puzzles in the dungeon. After defeating the Poe-like Shadow Hag, the dungeon's boss, Link can claim the third Essence of Time, the Echoing Howl.

Minor Enemies


Names in Other Regions
月影の叢祠 (Tsukikage no Hokora)Moonlit Shrine
The French Republic
Grotte Lune 
The Federal Republic of Germany
MondscheingrotteMoonshine Grotto
The Italian Republic
Grotta Lunare[4]Lunar Cave
The Kingdom of Spain
Gruta de la LunaMoon's Grotto
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 152
  2. "Our guardian is at the center of the island." — Tokay (Oracle of Ages)
  3. "Show your Courage, Wisdom and Power. The road to the past shall then open." — N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  4. "Livello 3
    Grotta Lunare
    " — N/A (Oracle of Ages, Italian localization)