Throne Room

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Throne Rooms are recurring locations in The Legend of Zelda.[1][2][3][4]

Features and Overview

The Minish Cap

The Throne Room is located within Hyrule Castle in The Minish Cap. King Daltus resides within it until he is turned to stone by Vaati, who takes his place. Minister Potho and Princess Zelda are also found here, the latter also having been turned to stone.

When Vaati transforms Hyrule Castle into Dark Hyrule Castle, the Throne Room becomes an arena for Link to fight a Red Darknut. After it is defeated, the throne can be pushed aside to reveal a staircase leading to a subterranean level of the Castle.

A Link Between Worlds

The Throne Room is a single chamber inside Lorule Castle in A Link Between Worlds. The Throne Room serves as the stage of the final battle of the game, where Link faces Yuga Ganon and Princess Hilda for the freedom of Princess Zelda and ownership of Hyrule's Triforce. After unlocking the main door at the end of Lorule Castle, Link is able to access Princess Hilda's offices, which contains a portal back to Princess Zelda's offices in Hyrule that now contain several Fairies. Link follows the same path from Princess Hilda's private office to the Throne Room, where he learns of Princess Hilda's duplicity and conspiracy with Yuga to steal Hyrule's Triforce to restore Lorule, which lost its own Triforce when Princess Hilda's ancestors destroyed it to stop the endless wars fought over it. After sharing this story with Link, Hilda steals the Triforce of Wisdom from Princess Zelda, who is contained in her painting nearby. She then summons Yuga Ganon, commanding him to take the Triforce of Courage from Link. The hero bests the beast, who captures Princess Hilda in a painting as well, and absorbs it to gain the Triforce of Wisdom. Yuga Ganon then attempts to take the Triforce of Courage again, but falls to the blade of the Master Sword, exploding in a burst of dark energy and releasing both Hilda and Zelda.

Breath of the Wild

Two separate Throne Rooms exist in Breath of the Wild. The first is a part of Zora's Domain, housing King Dorephan of the Zora. The second makes up the first floor of Hyrule Castle's Sanctum.[5]

In Zora's Domain, Link first enters the Throne Room at the behest of Sidon.[6] There, he meets Muzu and King Dorephan, the latter of whom recognizes him as the Hylian Champion.[7] He tells Link about the troubles that Zora's Domain is facing because of Divine Beast Vah Ruta, asking him to work with Sidon to quell its rampage.[8] As a show of his faith, King Dorephan gifts Link the Zora Armor.[9]

Angered by this, Muzu storms out of the Throne Room.[10] Sidon will follow him in the hopes that he can change his mind.[11] After Sidon leaves, King Dorephan sends Link after them both.[12]

Sidon shaking Link's hand

After Link has calmed Divine Beast Vah Ruta, all of the Zora will gather in the Throne Room to congratulate him.[13] As a reward, King Dorephan allows Link to take the contents of the stone Treasure Chest nearby, which he claims was an Item cherished by Mipha.[14] In the Chest, Link will find the Lightscale Trident. On behalf of all the Zora, King Dorephan thanks Link and Sidon.[15] Sidon himself thanks Link, shaking his hand and cheering for him along with the rest of the Zora.[16]

When Link starts the "EX Champion Mipha's Song" Main Quest, which is exclusive to The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack, Mipha's Diary will appear in the Throne Room.[17] King Dorephan gives Link permission to read it, believing Mipha would forgive him if he did so.[18]

The Throne Room in Hyrule Castle

In Hyrule Castle, the Throne Room is located on the lowest level of the Sanctum. Even in its ruined condition, it is heavily decorated with banners, statues, and carpets. The floor of the Sanctum is decorated with a circular pattern with the symbol of the Triforce engraved in the center. The Marks of the Goddesses positioned in the center of each respective Triforce piece while the Royal Crest sits in the negative space created by the triangles. The metal decoration above the throne bears the symbol of the Triforce, in addition to a circular music scale depicting "Zelda's Lullaby".

Following the Great Calamity, Zelda used her newly-awakened sealing power to contain Calamity Ganon within the interior of the Sanctum, where he bides his time and gathers strength to escape her grasp.[19] Inside the Throne Room, Link will find Ganon's Cocoon suspended from the ceiling. If Link enters without having defeated any of the four Blight Ganons, he will be forced to face them. They consistently appear in the order of Windblight Ganon, Waterblight Ganon, Fireblight Ganon, and then Thunderblight Ganon. If Link defeated any of them prior to entering the Throne Room, they will not appear.

Once all four have been defeated, whether in the Throne Room or their respective Divine Beasts, Link will hear the voice of Zelda.[20] She apologizes for not being able to hold Calamity Ganon back any longer.[21] A Guardian laser bursts out of Ganon's Cocoon, breaking it open and releasing Calamity Ganon. Due to Ganon's weight, the fall breaks the floor of the Throne Room, causing both of them to fall into the Astral Observatory.

Tears of the Kingdom

Related Quests

The Throne Room of Hyrule Castle can be seen in pristine condition.



During the "Crisis at Hyrule Castle" Main Quest

Boss Battle — Phase 1
The Demon King's Phantom Saboteur
Phantom Ganon

Boss Battle — Phase 2
The Demon King's Phantom Saboteur
Phantom Ganon

Treasure Chests

Treasure Chest
-0254, 1091, 0351

Beneath the statue behind the throne
Only accessible by lighting the two Torches in front of the throne

Treasure ChestContentsCoordinatesNotes
-0254, 1091, 0351

Beneath the statue behind the throne
Only accessible by lighting the two Torches in front of the throne

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Names in Other Regions
王の間 (Ō no Ma)[23]
The French Republic
Salle du trône[25]
Salle du trône
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Republic of Korea
왕의 방 (Wang-ui Bang)[26]
Latin America
Salón del trono[22]
The Kingdom of Spain
Salón del trono
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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 36
  2. "Throne Room" — Map (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "The leader of the pack, Bazz... The heroine, Gaddison... And my father, Trello... They have all aged quite a bit, I'm afraid. But they are all doing well. Oh... But, Master Link, you probably shouldn't speak to the elderly. Oops! Sorry for keeping you too long. You have business in the throne room, right? Please proceed there at your earliest convenience." — Rivan (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "According to Princess Zelda's diary, a new and improved Champion's Tunic is hidden in the throne room of Hyrule Castle.

    She wrote that the "torches are the key," but what does that mean?
    " — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 253
  6. "Welcome! Behold the pride of my people, Zora's Domain! Now I shall introduce you to the king. Hurry, this way!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "HMMM?! Now that I have gotten a good look at you, it is all too clear who you are... You are the Hylian Champion, Link!" — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Now then. Hero...I must inform you that Zora's Domain is in danger of vanishing because of Divine Beast Vah Ruta. I shall do you the courtesy of speaking bluntly. We alone cannot stop this beast. Will you lend us your strength?" — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Now then, allow me to offer you this gift as a show of faith." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "This is just too much, my liege! I do not understand it one bit!" — Muzu (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Link! Do not let his words concern you. I will work this out with Muzu. I shall return shortly!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Link... Muzu is most likely at the square down below. Would you mind going down there? I would like you to try to speak with him." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Link! You did well to survive your trial! I have been awaiting your return!" — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Link! I must reward your efforts! Now then! I implore you to collect the treasure inside that chest over there. It was cherished by Mipha. A memento of sorts. I would like you to have it as a token of our friendship. Please take good care of it." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Link, all of the Zora thank you from the depths of our hearts for your heroic and selfless work! ...And you too, Sidon. As your father, I am proud of you for fighting the Divine Beast alongside Link." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Link! This is wonderful! Link! Thank you so much! Truly, I could never thank you enough! You helped save our home from vanishing away! This calls for a top-tier expression of gratitude! ZO! ZO! RA RA RA! With all my heart... Thank you!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "[Mipha's Diary?] Ah, of course. Mipha's Diary was found just recently. Its discovery brought me much joy. It is on that table over there." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "I do not mind if you choose to read it. I am sure Mipha would forgive you anything." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "The words of guidance you have been hearing since your awakening are from Princess Zelda herself. Even now, as she works to restrain Ganon from within Hyrule Castle, she calls out for your help." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "... Link.... Link..." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "I'm sorry...but my power isn't strong enough... I can't hold him..." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Salón del trono" — Map (A Link Between Worlds)
  23. "王の間" — Map (A Link Between Worlds)
  24. "Thronsaal" — Map (A Link Between Worlds)
  25. "Salle du trône" — Map (A Link Between Worlds)
  26. "왕의 방" — Map (A Link Between Worlds)