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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Pack Shot

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Hyrule Castle

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Walkthrough and Guide

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Zelda: Twilight Princess Guide - Hyrule Castle

Hyrule Castle

No side-quests, no scavenging, no ornate keys to find, straight to the point. If you have ANYTHING else that needs to be done in the game, do it now. This is it, this is the end.

Now, after you finish the game you cant save, so if you start up this save file later you'll be at Hyrule Castle entrance (assuming you save inside the castle).

Walk out of the Twilight Realm via the glowing circle in the south of the Courtyard. Have Midna warp you to Castle Town. Turn back into a human and walk right up to the castle.

Negating the fact that the guards let kid who is obviously armed to the teeth into the castle ramparts, Midna will break the barrier, granting you passage to the castle.

--== Room 1: Southern Courtyard ==--

Enemies: Red Bokoblin, Kargarok
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Walk the east path. A barrier will drop and you'll be forced to fight a bunch of Red Bokoblin. The are fairly hard to kill, considering you almost have to use the Ending Blow to make them stay down, and the Ending Blow doesn't work will in groups. However, you should have far and away more hearts then they could possible take down, so hack and slash.

Enter the eastern door after the fight.

--== Room 2: Eastern Courtyard ==--

Enemies: Red Bokoblin, King Bolblin
Chests: 2 (20 rupees x2)
Quest items: 1 (small key)

Walking to the center instigates another fight. Clear them out and continue to the north end of the room.

When you reach the north chamber, walk onto the arena to be confronted by King Bolblin yet again. He's not on his boar and fights with his giant hammer. The backslice is still the best way to take care of him. However, be much more weary of his attacks, as he can do 5 hearts in one swing.

After the fight he gives you the small key. The chest in the back of the area has one of the 20 rupees, and there is another one up on the wall that separates north from south (you can see the stairs on your map).

--== Room 1: Southern Courtyard ==--

Enemies: Red Bokoblin, Kargarok
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Now we go west. Another army of Red Bokoblin attacks.

--== Room 3: Western Courtyard ==--

Enemies: Red Bokoblin, Bulblin
Chests: 2 (10 rupees, Map)
Quest items: 1 (Map)

Archers will spot you as you enter. Use your bow to snipe them while keeping the Bokoblins at bay. Make your way to the nook between the east and west sides. There should be a passage in the east that leads to a Boar pen. Hop on a boar and start wreaking havoc in their camp while going north. Remember to press A to dash and crush things.

At the north end of the room there is another windmill puzzle like in the forest temple. Stand a few feet in front of the east most pillar. Target the east most pillar first, then the one just to your north, the one south of that, then the one in the center of the back row. Let it fly to open the gate to the map.

In the alcove with the map is a ladder that leads on top of the wall. Way south is the chest with the rupees, but it's not worth it.

One the ground near the windmills, get up against the north wall as wolf link and look for a place to dig near some leaves. This leads to the Graveyard. (it might take a couple tries to actually enter).

--== Room 4: Graveyard ==--

Enemies: Stalkin, Stalfos
Chests: 4 (1,10,20 rupees, small key)
Quest items: 1 (Small key)

Go to the northwest end of this area, killing any bony foe that gets in your way. There are two large tombstones up against the south wall here. One tells of a cursed grave, the other about stopping the rain.

South of the large tombstones is a tree. There is a bombable rock at it's base. Pant a bomb and step on the switch under it. (want to see something creepy? Use your senses as a wolf around the rock).

The gate opens. Go in and light the torch. The rain will stop temporarily. You must run across to the east side of the graveyard and light the two torches there before it starts raining again. Once lit, the gate between them will open and reveal two stone sentinels.

Use the Dominion Rod and walk the sentinels to the southern end. You should see two notches in the ground against the southern wall. Place them in the notches. Get up on the rubble and jump across using them as a bridge. Open the chest for a key.

Midna will remark about having gotten everything out here, and she's right. Dig in the soil beneath where you currently are to get back to the western courtyard.

--== Room 3: Western Courtyard ==--

Enemies: Doesn't matter
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Walk back west. The gates are back up (someone's been busy). There is a boar near the wood gates. Get on it and use it to get back to the southern courtyard.

--== Room 1: Southern Courtyard ==--

Enemies: Kargarok
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Enter the large door in at the north end.

--== Room 5: Castle Foyer ==--

Enemies: Red Bokoblin, Lizalfos
Chests: 3 (Compass, 2 not reachable)
Quest items: 1 (compass)

The enemies in this room swarm you. Even if the barrier wasn't there, you wouldn't be going anywhere fast. Red Bokoblins come in first, then the Lizalfos. The Lizalfos are slightly easier, since they take the same strategy but there are fewer of them.

Once all the enemies are down, look for a ramp in the west. Stand at the top and use your clawshot to hang onto the chandelier. Drop down and open the chest for the Compass. Keep going clockwise till you reach the north door.

--== Room 6: Lantern Puzzle ==--

Enemies: Darknut
Chests: 1 (50 rupees)
Quest items: None

Defeat the Darknut just as before, using the Helm Splitter and Backslice until his armor is off, then just spam the Backslice.

Once he goes down, light the two torches in the west corner. Now go stand near the one that did not raise and face east. Use the boomerang and target the lit torch in the east corner. While your boomerang is in mid-flight, step onto the platform. It will raise as soon as the torch goes out. If you miss your chance, re-light the torch and try again.


Grab your chest. You now have two choices: East or West. East pays off better (250 rupees) but you have to fight two Darknuts, no easy task. West gets you no rupees, but you only have to fight two Armored Dynalfos. 

Western Path

--== Room 7: Candle Jack ==--

Enemies: Keese
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Use the bow to shoot down the painting in the dark section. Behind the painting is the solution to opening the door. Light the torches in this order:
Southeast, Northwest, Northeast, Northwest.
You have to light them quickly before the first one burns out.

--== Room 8: Double Dynalfos ==--

Enemies: Armored Dynalfos
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Killing Dynalfos should be easy to you now. You took on more then this in the Temple of Time.

The eastern door leads to a switch that lowers a chandelier, making it easier to get back up later if need be.

The west door leads out.

Eastern Path

--== Room 7: Ghostly Art ==--

Enemies: Lizalfos, Chuchu
Chests: None
Quest items: None

After defeating the Liazlfos, the doors still don't open. Get some help from your elders, use your senses as a wolf. The spirits will be pointing at one painting. Use your bow and shoot the string holding it up, then shoot the crystal behind it. If you want some Chu jelly, shoot down the other paintings to make some drop.

--== Room 8: Double Darknut ==--

Enemies: Darknut
Chests: None
Quest items: None

You have to fight two hammer Darknuts at once. Try to focus on just one at a time. One he sheds his armor, lure him far away from the other Darknut.

Good luck. Once they are both down, you can take the western door to go back out to the foyer. Here you can grapple counter-clockwise to find a chest with 200 rupees (the other chest is right in front of the door). The eastern door continues the quest, however.

End separated paths

--== Room 9: Castle Walls ==--

Enemies: Aeralfols
Chests: 2 (Big Key, small key)
Quest items: 2 (Big Key, small key)

Regardless of the path you took, you end up here.
At the east end, you get attacked by a lot of enemies at once. However, Telma's army shows up and blasts them all sky high. The chest at the end contains the Big Key.

The west, you have to fight an Aeralfols to get the small key. Remember to grapple when it is about to charge, and to keep your distance when on the ground.

Once you have both, go through the northern door.

--== Room 10: Dead Reckoning ==--

Enemies: Ghoul Rats
Chests: None
Quest items: None

Transform into a wolf. Wait for all the Ghoul Rats to get on you then shake them off at once. Now look around with your senses. You should see more spirit soldiers pointing which way to go. Follow their instructions over the gaps. If you step on the wrong one, you'll fall through.

I start a new room a the north hall.

--== Room 11: Shattered Stairs ==--

Enemies: Lizalfos, Blade Trap, Darknut
Chests: None
Quest items: None

At the first set, jump from platform to platform to make it up.

First room, defeat the two Lizalfos (easy if you have full hearts, like me. Great Spin! ^_^)

Second set, the lamps act as clawshot targets. Grapple your way up.

Second room, more Lizalfos.

Third set, time the Blade Traps and use the spinner just as the first left hand trap approaches it's apex.

Third room, a Darknut. This should be nothing to you now.

The western door leads to an armory that holds everything imaginable, even stuff you don't need for this fight. The southern door leads to the boss fight.

--== Room 12: Throne Room ==--

Enemies: Zelda, Ganon
Chests: None
Quest items: None

I would save now. Walk up the stairs to start the final fight.

Ganon takes over Zelda in an attempt to catch you off guard.

Ganon's Puppet – Zelda

Zelda has three attacks:
1) Illuminates a triangle on the floor that then explodes with light
2) Lunges at you with her sword
3) Throws a ball of energy at you

The first two are simply paying attention and dodging. The last you don't want to dodge, rather draw your sword and bat it back at her. You'll start playing ping-pong with it till one of you misses. Make her miss three times to start the next stage.

Midna uses her power to squeeze the dark energy out of Zelda. Ganondorf re-forms, but in his beast form. (the stress from having to reform probably caused him to draw too heavily on the triforce, resulting in him taking on his true form)

Dark Beast – Ganon

Stage 1:
Ganon will rush around the area crushing things. He also likes to teleport out of the room and teleport back in. When he goes to teleport back in, he makes several fake teleporters first. The real one will turn blue. Draw your bow. You cant lock on, so hopefully you've practiced. Whenever you can get a clear shot, fire at the jewel on his forehead. He'll crash and burn, allowing you to hack at his vulnerable stomach.

Stage 2:
You'll know when stage 2 starts when he starts teleporting whenever you fire an arrow. Transform into a wolf and wait for him to teleport. Get right in his path and wait for the prompt to press A. Press A to have Midna hold him, then tap either left or right repeatedly to have Midna toss him to the side. Walk over and bit his stomach (jump attacks work well)

A cutscene ends this stage.

Zelda is revived, but Ganon comes back in his spirit form. Midna uses the last of her strength to teleport Link and Zelda out, then to transform into that beast once more in an attempt to end this for good.

It doesn't work. Ganondorf, reformed, finds Link and Zelda in Hyrule Field with his ghost riders.

Dark Lord – Ganondorf

Stage 1:
You have to ride behind him on horseback while Zelda tries to snipe him. This can be very hard at first as the slightest tap can knock you off Epona. Try to stay behind him to get Zelda a clear shot. Once he is stunned, dash beside him and slice him with your sword. After a couple rounds, he wipes out.

Stage 2:
Now you're on foot face to face with Ganondorf. The Backslice is pretty much the ONLY way to hurt him.

Don't get two close or he'll knee you. If you try a jump attack, he jumps away then thrusts, you can dodge the thrust but lets not tempt fate.

He likes to warp away, then reappear and do a spin attack. He normally doesn't appear anywhere near you, but I would still run when he disappears.

Sometimes he'll run at you with his sword held up. If you stand in front of him, you can use a prompt called “Chance.” You and Ganondorf will lock swords. You can win by rapidly pressing A, knocking him off balance and allowing for a good combo. But if you lose, you can suffer a fair amount of damage.

Other then that he doesn't do much. This fight takes a really long time. Good luck.

The End

But wait, what are the light spirits doing?
Watch the credits to get the full ending :)

There is nothing to do after the end screen. You cant save. If you re-load your file, you'll start back at the castle courtyard (assuming you saved while you where inside). This will give you the chance to go out and do some things you may not have finished, or just go fishing.


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Dec 21st 2013 Guest
I don't know if This has been suggested yet, but you can also lure away 1 darknut in the hall.


ID #331968
Aug 18th 2013 midna2
........ what up with cheats they are ok to me preaty helpfull at times
ID #305410
Aug 16th 2013 Guest
I don't get it these cheats suck I don't get them some one make better cheats. I love Zelda link and midna
ID #305124
Jul 24th 2013 midna2
and some he should be she realy sorry for this
ID #299874
Jul 24th 2013 midna2
ps reeeaaaallllllyyyyyyy sorry for spelling got a small ... huge speling problem
ID #299872
Jul 24th 2013 midna2
o and well this ordon's girls was a well em lets say thret because it looks like link like her preaty much but zelda wtf now way likn only meets hes 2 times one in begining of game and one in ending so he knows her for around 30 min max so the " on the queue " thing is imposible so coclusion if you ask me i think the real reason midna brake the miror was because she afraid i mean "light and shadow don't mix" and she even if she was obviously in love with lik she still afraid of going agains gods for him ....... HESITATE TWILIGHT PRINSESS :OOOOooOOOOooOOOooOoOO <3<3 ;p
ID #299871
Jul 24th 2013 midna2
she would defintly try be with him as more as possible and end up with him but this is suposed to be imposibly(my coment stupit idea of writer if they mix there would probably be a new kind of people able to evolve much faster there would be both ligh and shadow together perfect combination perfect form soooooooooo just stupit idea of the writer )and so she should stay away for him in order to forget him so she did somthing selfise and brake the miror if you wonder why selfish think that , out of all people on twilight there would be at least one that want to visit light
ID #299870
Jul 24th 2013 midna2
xaxaxa indead well think it is what he said i mean zant said in a part that ganon puts (or somthing like that)his power on zant so zant hade some control on ganon i mean it is like ganon couldent have materiality without zant he could only have spiritual form ......or just thats what i think .....
Anyway another think for midna braking the miror i mean the reason was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo obvious when he get her true form just check how he look at link like saying i realy love you now or my love you save me and hirule or any way his face just said that he was in love with him (he first love light and as game keeps going he love link i mean remeber this part in desert when he tell him who she realy is who on hell whould did something like that if the other person wasent important for him AND he also told him (in another part of story) that he wanter to just use him in the begining it is like apologising to him ) so she was in realy bad state omg if she could see him
ID #299868
Jul 1st 2013 Guest
Uhhhhhhh this really sucks I was looking toward to midna like seeing her being a princess of the peeps in the twilight place and wat was up with zant Poppin his neck to kill ganandorf zant found ganandorf to be a god that's crazy
Ps zant looks better with his mask on
ID #294207
Jun 9th 2013 Guest
I had no idea the backslide was so important for beating enemies like Darknut or ganondorf! Btw that beast thing when Midna puts on the fuse shadows is ugly. 7 legs??? Who does that? And king bubin only takes 3 harts not 5. Why do they make you fight 2 or 3 darkuts at once? That's why I never beat cave of ordeals!!!
ID #289102
Apr 21st 2013 Guest
I am on the Castle wall where I am Wolf and need to jump across that abyss to get to castle, been stuck there for weeks! Please help Smile
Thank you!
ID #276190
Jan 26th 2013 Guest
hey with the final boss you can use the lure fisher to stun him and get a few hits in
ID #246489
Jan 1st 2013 linkleek
I like the chance part while fighting ganondorf! Oh! To beat the ogre just ignore the minions and z-target the boss while speeding up on epona, should do the trick after slicing him with the sword.
ID #234081
Dec 1st 2012 Guest
i still cannot beat the part where the big ugly ogre thing kidnaps collin and sets his minions on me how do ou beat that part?
ID #214117
Nov 23rd 2012 Guest
For the person of 15th Nov 2011 asked: "I am in Hyrule Castle and when you go outside from room 8 on the second floor my map says there is a chest just outside the door. The map says you are basically standing on it but I can't find it anywhere. If you scroll up on this page and look at the map it shows for room 7 you can see the chest is the lowest one on the left (west) side of the map." Go down to the courtyard the west side, then go to where the 6 posts with the wind blades, there is a ladder to climb were the treasure chest is.
ID #211590
Nov 12th 2012 Guest
I agrre with the ones that says that it sucks that you cant save the game.
Oh and when this came out -06 or -07, i played it with my sister(I was like 6 or 7 yrs then, and my sister was 18 then) and I felt the same feeling now as then. I love this game!
ID #207941
Oct 16th 2012 Guest
I think a lot of people say the game blows because they didn't let you go back to see and experience everything that really happened and the credits aren't really enough. And too be honest I wasn't all that pleased with the ending either. I mean, it was a really good story ending but they really should have made it so you can go back and continue the game after defeating Ganondorf. I would be satisfied if I saw that in a movie but not a game, Sorry.
ID #197341
Oct 16th 2012 Guest
I was really looking forward to the ending, I thought I'd be able to go back to Links hometown and do quests or something, or finish the bug thing and Poe soul thing, or see the town all happy that Zelda is ok, or be able to go the the twilight realm and see Midna ( even though she broke the mirror). And now I'm all upset over a game I just finished. Who gets upset after finishing something? Dangit Nintendo you crushed my hopes and dreams!!!... I'm going to go do something with my life now...
ID #197337
Oct 3rd 2012 Guest
I think Midna broke the mirror because she would love Link and "light and shadow don't mix" thing. Besides, Link is already related to the Ordon's girl and the Princess Zelda is on the queue.
ID #191284
Aug 19th 2012 Guest
Why did minda break the mirror
ID #177857
Aug 13th 2012 zelda144
You are invited 2 b in my club if u luv this gr8 game:D
ID #175610
Jun 29th 2012 Guest
Thank you so much for this guide! I couldn't finish this game without it!
ID #158377
Jun 24th 2012 Guest
to get the armor you have to get malo-mart in castle town by donating and then it's only 598 and not like a million
ID #156440
Jun 15th 2012 Guest
Magic armor sucks it takes two rupees for every second its on and you lose 20 rupees every time you would lose half a heart but you dont get injured which is nice but i dont even know how to get 1000 or however much it costs but my friend told me it sucks and that he never uses it and get this when your out of rupees the armor turns black and ways you down like your wearing the iron boots
ID #152863
Jun 12th 2012 Guest
hi i cant wait to get magic armor in tp
ID #152001
Jun 9th 2012 Guest
Why did Midna break the mirror?
ID #150861
Mar 22nd 2012 Guest
Princess Zelda is in the triforce sleeping. And she is Possessed Zelda and she has dying breath and she is healed.
ID #125310
Mar 19th 2012 Guest
i beated it now i'm doing it again to beat the cave of ordealS
ID #124441
Mar 15th 2012 Guest
omigosh. im playing this for my first time and its great!i only have TP but i want the skyward sword one too. can you really not save afterwards? that is so stupid!!! i wanted to go fishing one last time... maybe shoot a chicken and then turn into one... love that part...
ID #123197
Feb 24th 2012 Guest
Some random poster: "this game blows"

ID #117975
Feb 4th 2012 Guest
If you Pull out your Fishing pole and he will get distracted by looking at it. and you can go in for the kill
ID #112034
Jan 27th 2012 Guest
It would be cool if all the minibosses & all the bosses could come back to live & fight Link.
ID #109717
Jan 17th 2012 Guest
Idk why everyone thought midna was ugly in the end i thought she was hot lol
ID #106878
Jan 13th 2012 Guest
Ganondorf was surprisingly easy. I have a harder time with dark nuts than him... I do wish the game let you play after you beat it. It's fun to ride around in a place with no monsters attacking you all the time lol. Great Zelda though... Close competition with the n64 one!
ID #105551
Jan 11th 2012 Guest
this game blows
ID #104912
Jan 2nd 2012 awesomedude782
So awesome! I just beat Gannon & it let me save! But it's kinda boring after that so I restarted my game. Must have been some sort of glitch or something. Still awesome though!
ID #102072
Dec 31st 2011 Guest
I will make Link and Zelda Tribute Music Video Tell Laura I Love Her and Princess Zelda Tribute Music Video Rose Rose I Love You with Honstar, Alpha/Nan Hsing, and Ming Heng Musical.
ID #101080
Dec 27th 2011 Guest
Whoever posted about not being able to turn into a wolf if you could save after Midna goes away, I think you would, because Midna also takes your Ordon Sword and shield, so that would mean those are gone too, but you get them back. But any way, it doesn't really matter, because you can't save afterwards anyway.
ID #99441
Dec 26th 2011 Guest
Lol! Remember, Midna: What? Say something. Am nI so beautiful that you've lost words xDD I cracked up. I laughed coz she was probably now one of the most ugly characters [Along with those little girls from ordon xD]
ID #98945
Dec 19th 2011 Guest
In the sword fight you can also bring out your fishing pole and cast it and he will start looking at it and you can hit him.I have never done it i think it is cheating i got it off of the internet.
ID #96574
Dec 16th 2011 Guest
I beat ganon like four times in a row. I played the game four time,so ganon is supa ezee.
ID #95451
Nov 30th 2011 Guest
Trying to complete TP before Skyward Sword comes out... oops too late XD
ID #91568
Nov 18th 2011 Guest
just finished it.

jeez, the spelling / grammar here is painful .
ID #88270
Nov 15th 2011 Guest
I am in Hyrule Castle and when you go outside from room 8 on the second floor my map says there is a chest just outside the door. The map says you are basically standing on it but I can't find it anywhere. If you scroll up on this page and look at the map it shows for room 7 you can see the chest is the lowest one on the left (west) side of the map. Any ideas? Whats in it and how do you get to it? Its the only thing I have left in the game....except the snowboarding heart piece. I don't think I'll ever beat her!
ID #87653
Oct 21st 2011 Guest
I didn't have backslice and I beat him. If you get up real close to him and move around him he will try and kick you and you can slice him. Midna is hot!!!
ID #81846
Oct 6th 2011 ryo 89
yeah link is pretty cute I am a boy and I have to admit that but cant he keep just one girl he is a pretty big heart breaker
ID #78650
Oct 1st 2011 Guest
waah, im so sad you cant save afterwards! well, its reasonable why, cuz you cant turn into a wolf anymore w/o midna and stuff, right? but it would be WAAY more awesome if they'd let you save.. I love link, he's cute in both SSBB and TP. i almost got furious when he had moments wih the TP girls.. :P :P
ID #77806
Sep 3rd 2011 Guest
Thank you very much! I am almost to him! I really wish there was a Zelda game where when you beat the game it's like you really beat it! I have beat Ocarina of Time 3D and Spirit Tracks, and you can't save those when you beat them!
ID #72335
Aug 13th 2011 Guest
How can I defeat Possessed Zelda? I love Possessed Zelda in Twilight Princess.
ID #66822
Aug 8th 2011 Guest
if you swing your fishing rod areound it distracts him and then u slice at him it funny ;)
ID #65107