Chapter 9 - The Awakening
This section covers the final showdown with the Nightmares, and the ending credits.


Link's Awakening Site Walkthrough

Chapter 1 - Tail Cave
Chapter 2 - Bottle Grotto
Chapter 3 - Key Cavern
Chapter 4 - Angler's Tunnel
Chapter 5 - Catfish's Maw
Chapter 6 - Face Shrine
Chapter 7 - Eagle's Tower
Chapter 8 - Turtle Rock
Chapter 9 - The Awakening
9.1 - The Final Frontier
9.2 - Wind Fish's Egg
9.3 - Credits

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9.1 The Final Frontier
Total Life
Pieces of Heart
12/12
Secret Seashells
26/26
Items:
Pieces of Heart:
New Enemies:
Secret Seashells:
 - Our next primary destination is finally the giant Egg at the top of the Mountain. However, before going we must make one mandatory pit-stop in Mabe Village. From just outside of Turtle Rock head right a screen, jump off the ledge, and talk to the owl statue if you’d like a hint. It sort of gives you a hint that you need to play music to wake the Wind Fish… not that we haven’t heard this already.

 - To get to Mabe Village from here go down two screens, left a screen, and down a screen to enter the mysterious forest. From here head right a screen, down two screens, left a screen, and down three screens to get out of the forest.


 - Once in Mabe Village, continue down two screens and enter the library. Read the book that is at the bottom-right part of the library. You’ll need the Magnifying Glass in order to properly read the small text in the book. ‘Dark Secrets And Mysteries of Koholint’. Agree to read the book and it states, ‘Round and round, the passageways of the Egg…’ followed by a series of arrows. This pattern is different from game to game, so you’ll have to jot down the exact path. With the correct route written down, exit the library.

 - Our final destination is the Egg on top of the Mountain. Before leaving, you could speak to some of the residents of Mabe Village to get some final insight on what’s going on. Afterwards, play Manbo’s Mambo to warp over to Crazy Tracy’s house. From there, head left a screen, up a screen, right a screen and up a screen. Defeat the moblins, lift the rocks and then head right a screen along the top part of the screen. Finally, head up two screens to find the giant egg on top of the mountain.

 - Pull out the Ocarina and play the Ballad of the Wind Fish. A lengthy cut-scene will take place, showing all eight of the instruments of the sirens, and it will conclude with the breaking of the Egg. The owl will appear and he states, “The time has come… The Wind Fish awaits… Enter the Egg… Hoot! Hoot!” So with that in mind, let’s enter the Egg!


9.2 Wind Fish's Egg
Total Life
Pieces of Heart
12/12
Secret Seashells
26/26
Items:
Pieces of Heart:
New Enemies:
Secret Seashells:
 - Inside it is dark and quite... Keep walking north and you'll fall down a pit! You'll be in a giant maze now. Use the instructions you got in the Library. Unless you're extremely lucky and are creative with your direction patterns, you will not find your way without the directions. When you get to the end, jump down the pit and prepare to face the Nightmare! You scared? Hopefully this boss won't give you nightmares, young viewers. Prepare for a tough, and long fight....
"We were born of nightmares... To take over this world, we made the Wind Fish sleep endlessly! If the Wind Fish doesn't wake up, this island will never disappear! We would have been the masters of this place... But you had to come here and disrupt our plans! Heh heh! You can never defeat us!!! Let's rumble!"
Nightmare Of Giant Bot
Threat
Nightmare Of Giant Bot
Attacks
Contact
 - The Giant Bot resembles a giant blob. With three sprinkles of Magic Powder, he'll go down easily. Beware, that one was the easiest...
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Nightmare Of Agahnim
Threat
Nightmare Of Agahnim
Attacks
Ball
 - Just like from A Link To The Past, Agahnim will shoot energy balls from his hands. Use your Sword to deflect them back at him. His X shaped ball is non-deflectable.
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Nightmare Of Moldorm
Threat
Nightmare Of Moldorm
Attacks
Contact
 - The shadow of the boss from Tail Cave. Hit his tail several times for the next shadow to appear. He will move faster for a bit every time you land a hit on him.
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Nightmare Of Ganon
Threat
Nightmare Of Ganon
Attacks
Contact
Fire Keese
Trident Throw
 - Like Agahnim, this shadow of Ganon represents the one from A Link To The Past. Use spin attacks on him while avoiding the fire keese and the trident.
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Using normal weapons just makes him vanish.

So use Magic Powder to hurt him.

Charge up your Sword and position yourself.

Smack it back at him before it hits you.

Run from this. It isn't deflectable.

Look familiar? Guess his weak spot.

Spin attack's recommended, hit his tail.

Only spin attacks hurt him. Dodge!

Use a spin attack to hurt him.
 - The battle for Koholint has begun. His first form is a Giant Blob. Sprinkle Magic Powder on it three times and he will die. For Agahnim's Shadow, hit the energy balls he shoots at you back at him with your Sword. Watch out, his X shaped one is immune to your attacks. Moldorm's Shadow is basically a harder version of the normal Moldorm. A few hits on the tail will make him go away. Time for Ganon's Shadow. Just like A Link To The Past, he will have fire keese go after you. Use six spin attacks to get rid of him. Don't worry, you get a break on this next one.

Jumping helps you avoid the bats.
Nightmare Of Lanmola
Threat
Nightmare Of Lanmola
Attacks
Contact
 - This one resembles the boss we fought in Yarna Desert. One hit from the Magic Rod wipes it out. Hit him immedietly since he is rather good at chasing you.
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Running won't do anything. He'll always get you on turns.

One hit from the Magic Rod kills him.
 - His next form is Lanmola's Shadow. This one is very fast and it chases you around the room. Before you blame me and say I lied to you about it being easy, just keep reading. Use your Magic Rod quickly on his head. He will then start to explode. Just when you think he's dying, the music stops. You think the battle is over, but you're about to see otherwise...
Nightmare Of Dethl
Threat
Nightmare Of Dethl
Attacks
Contact
 - Dethl is the last boss. He swings his big arms constantly, while keeping his one eye shut most of the time. 15 Arrows, or one hit with the Boomerang in the eye will kill him once and for all.
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Jump over his arms with your Roc's Feather.

Shoot Arrows into his eye. Ouch!
 - Dethl is definitely the hardest boss in the game. His arms are swinging constantly, making it hard for you to hurt him. His one eye opens up on and off, so you have to shoot Arrows into it while it is open. I recommend you keep the Roc's Feather on one button, and Arrows on the other. His eye only stays open for three seconds usually, so take your time and do not take any risks.
 - If you don't want to shoot 15 Arrows into his eye, do this. Hitting his eye once with the Boomerang will kill him. No joke, it really does the affect of 15 Arrows. Wow, that's powerful! With Dethl defeated, he admits that he lost, and the whole island, and everyone in it will disappear with him. So sit back and enjoy the show...

"This island is going to disappear... Our world is going to disappear... Our world... Our... world... " "...Link , you have beaten all the Nightmares! Climb the stairs before you!"

Or use the Boomerang to get a 1-hit KO!
"Hoot! Young lad, I mean... Link , the hero! You have defeated the Nightmares! You have proven your wisdom, courage and power! ... ... ... ... As part of the Wind Fish's spirit, I am the guardian of his dream world... But one day, the Nightmares entered the dream and began wreaking havoc. Then you, Link, came to rescue the island... I have always trusted in your courage to turn back the Nightmares. Thank you, Link ... My work is done... The Wind Fish will wake soon. Good bye...Hoot!" "... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... I AM THE WIND FISH... LONG HAS BEEN MY SLUMBER... IN MY DREAMS... AN EGG APPEARED AND WAS SURROUNDED BY AN ISLAND, WITH PEOPLE, ANIMALS, AN ENTIRE WORLD! ... ... ... ... BUT, VERILY, IT BE THE NATURE OF DREAMS TO END! WHEN I DOST AWAKEN, KOHOLINT WILL BE GONE... ONLY THE MEMORY OF THIS DREAM LAND WILL EXIST IN THE WAKING WORLD... SOMEDAY, THOU MAY RECALL THIS ISLAND... THAT MEMORY MUST BE THE REAL DREAM WORLD... ... ... ... ... COME, Link ... LET US AWAKEN... TOGETHER!!

PLAY THE EIGHT INSTRUMENTS! PLAY THE SONG OF AWAKENING!!"
9.3 Credits
Total Life
Pieces of Heart
12/12
Secret Seashells
26/26
Items:
Pieces of Heart:
New Enemies:
Secret Seashells:
 - When Link starts to play the song, Koholint begins to vanish. A splash of water will carry Link out of the Egg. The next thing you see, Link is knocked out on the remains of his raft. Yes, the whole adventure was a dream, made up by the Wind Fish. Link looks up at the sky to see the Wind Fish flying across the sky. Link smiles, thinking that maybe it wasn't completely a dream after all. The credits will then start to roll. If you never died on your dream journey, you will see Marin in the sky, and she turns into a seagull. It was her dream after all to fly across the Ocean and see the world. Congratulations, you beat Link's Awakening!


Link's Awakening Site Walkthrough

Chapter 1 - Tail Cave
Chapter 2 - Bottle Grotto
Chapter 3 - Key Cavern
Chapter 4 - Angler's Tunnel
Chapter 5 - Catfish's Maw
Chapter 6 - Face Shrine
Chapter 7 - Eagle's Tower
Chapter 8 - Turtle Rock
Chapter 9 - The Awakening
9.1 - The Final Frontier
9.2 - Wind Fish's Egg
9.3 - Credits

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