Temple of Droplets

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The Temple of Droplets is the fourth Dungeon in The Minish Cap.[1] It is a Minish-size temple in a block of Ice in the middle of Lake Hylia, accessible with the Flippers. The exterior of the temple itself resembles a Minish Portal, which Link will fall into upon shrinking down.

Themes and Navigation

Link finding the Big Key frozen within a block of ice

The temple is largely frozen over, with certain items encased in ice blocks and many floors slick with ice. The temple has many skylights that can be opened to let in Light Beams which are used to melt some of the ice. Enemies encountered in the temple include Mulldozers, Pestos and Sluggula. Oddly enough, the B1 and B2 floors both resemble pots on the map.

The Temple of Droplets has three Sub-Bosses: a Big Blue Chuchu and a pair of Madderpillars in the dark. The item is the Flame Lantern, which is obtained after defeating the Big Blue Chuchu. The Flame Lantern can be used to light Torches, to light up dark rooms, and to melt ice, all of which are frequent puzzle elements in the Dungeon.

Like the Deepwood Shrine, the Temple of Droplets has portions that are filled with water. As before, Link must steer a Lily Pad through the network of waterways. This is necessary despite having the Flippers because some destination banks are too steep to climb onto from the water itself.

The Boss is an ordinary sized Octorok, but it looks like a Big Octorok from the perspective of a Minish. Link first encounters this Boss frozen solid early in the temple, but fully unlocking a skylight will defrost it, along with the nearby frozen Water Element. Defeating the Big Octorok allows Link to recover the Water Element, which it swallowed.

Minor Enemies


  • An unused screenshot exists in the code of The Minish Cap depicting the entrance to a Dungeon, likely intended to be the Temple of Droplets.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
しずくの神殿 (Shizuku no Shinden)[3]Same as English.
The French Republic
Temple de l'Eau[5]Temple of Water
The Federal Republic of Germany
Tempel des Tropfens[4]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Tempio delle Gocce[2]Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
Templo de las aguas[6]Temple of water
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 272 (TMC)
  2. "Oyo? Il Tempio delle Gocce?" — Librari (The Minish Cap, Italian localization)
  3. "にょほ? しずくの神殿?" — Librari (The Minish Cap, Japanese localization)
  4. "Jetzt müssen wir herumlaufen, damit die Leute die Bücher zurückgeben...Wir tun das zwar, um den Weg zum Tempel des Tropfens herauszufinden, aber es ist doch unwürdig für einen großen Weisen wie mich!!!" — Ezlo (The Minish Cap, German localization)
  5. "Hoho? Le Temple de l'Eau?" — Librari (The Minish Cap, European French localization)
  6. "¿El templo de las aguas?" — Librari (The Minish Cap, European Spanish localization)