The Hobbit Hints for GameCube
When you meet the elf person, stay with her and fight alongside her. The enemies are infinite and she kills some too, so you can level up really fast!
Do you ever leap into action against them and get killed instantly? Well, hide up on the rocks and then leap down and jump attack them, then run back up and save. This proved very helpful.
First, do a jump attack, then while your jump attack meter is recharging, jump and attack as fast as you can and he's faster in the air PLUS when you hit the ground you can attack immediately. So jump attack, then jump and hammer B!
When your in the place with the big water fall ( troll hole ) theres a water fall go on the vine and jump threw it.
But keep going up the green slimy thing jump up it then.
Look around you might see a platform with the key ( platform is the thing that hold it ) you might also see the two coconuts there ( brown things with blue in midle ).
Don't smash them jump on them then jumo on the platform now go to the troll cave ( where ever that is I am stuck there too ) there you go you got the key.
Make sure you let him go around the corner, then take of you're ring and let it refill. Don't worry he dosn't go back.
But don't try to get ahead of him, he will catch you even with the ring on.