Powder Keg

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Powder Kegs are items in Majora's Mask.[1] It is the most famous product of the Gorons and much stronger than a regular Bomb.[2]

Location and Uses

Link can only purchase and use Powder Kegs as Goron Link, and must first pass a certification test before he can purchase any.[3] To become certified, Goron Link must visit a Goron in the Goron Powder Keg Shop, which is frozen over in the winter so Link must use a Fire Arrow or wait until spring to enter. He will give the hero a lit Powder Keg, which he then must use to destroy the boulder blocking the entrance to the Goron Racetrack, before the Keg explodes.[4] If Link successfully completes this task, the Goron will give him a free Powder Keg, certifying him to buy and carry one Powder Keg at a time.[5]

After Link is certified to use Powder Kegs (even after returning to the dawn of the First Day), Goron Link can buy Powder Kegs at the Goron Powder Keg Shop and Clock Town's Bomb Shop,[6] but he can only carry one at a time.[7] A Powder Keg costs 100 Rupees in Majora's Mask or 20 Rupees in Majora's Mask 3D at the Goron Powder Keg Shop,[8][9] and 50 Rupees at the Bomb Shop.

Powder Kegs possess devastating explosive power, and as such can be used to destroy obstacles that regular Bombs cannot. A Powder Keg can be used to open the way to the Goron Racetrack; destroy the boulder on Milk Road on the First or Second Day, clearing a way to Romani Ranch; or to blow a hole in the roof of the Ikana Castle, granting access to the throne room. A Powder Keg can also be used to complete the pot-breaking game at Zora Cape by destroying all the pots at once.[10] All general rocks, except for the large silver rocks can be destroyed with Powder Kegs, making them only liftable as on Ocarina of Time.

Once lit, a Powder Keg will explode when its fuse burns out. However, Link can make it explode immediately by shooting an Arrow at it.[11] Alternatively, an immediate explosion, like a well-timed Bomb or the Blast Mask, will suffice.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
大バクダン (Dai Bakudan) (MM)[14]Big Bomb
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Pulverfass (MM)[15]Powder Barrel
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Barile Esplosivo (MM)[12]
  • Barile esplosivo (MM3D)[13]
  • Explosive Barrel
  • Explosive barrel
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Barril de Pólvora (MM)[16]Barrel of Powder
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References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 134
  2. "I'm the Goron who sells the Powder Keg, the most famous product of the Gorons." — Medigoron (Majora's Mask)
  3. "The rules say I can't sell Powder Kegs to anyone who isn't a Goron. Sorry." — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  4. "If you can destroy the boulder that blocks the entrance to the Goron Racetrack near here... using the Powder Keg I'm about to give you, then I'll approve you to carry them." — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  5. "It looks like you managed to succeed! Knowing your skills, I feel fine letting you handle Powder Kegs on your own. It was bad of me to put you through such a dangerous test. I want you to take this as my apology." — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Want a Powder Keg? Powder kegs explode with powerful blasts and are very dangerous... Until I have tested you to see if you can use them properly, I can't let you use any on your own." — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  7. "You can carry only one Powder Keg at a time. Once you've used it, come back." — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Will you a buy a Powder Keg for 100 Rupees?" — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  9. "Will you a buy a Powder Keg for 20 Rupees?" — Goron (Majora's Mask 3D)
  10. "Whoa! There are others besides Zoras who can do it..." — Zora (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Powder Kegs are very volatile, so you can carry only one at a time. If you shoot them with an arrow, they'll explode as soon as they're hit, so be careful." — Goron (Majora's Mask)
  12. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 134
  13. "Sono il Goron che vende i barili esplosivi, il prodotto tipico della tribù dei Goron." — Medigoron (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  14. Collector's Edition manual, Japanese localization, pg. 48
  15. Offizieller Spieleberater: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Nintendo of Europe, pg. 16
  16. "¡Obtienes un Barril de Pólvora!" — N/A (Majora's Mask, European Spanish localization)