Chapter 5 - Zora's Sapphire
This part of the walkthrough covers Zora's River and Zora's Domain through Jabu-Jabu's belly.


Ocarina of Time Site Walkthrough

Chapter 1 - Kokiri's Emerald
Chapter 2 - Princess of Destiny
Chapter 3 - The Mighty Collection
Chapter 4 - Goron's Ruby
Chapter 5 - Zora's Sapphire
5.1 Market
5.2 Zora's Domain
5.3 Lake Hylia
5.4 Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
5.5 Spiritual Stone of Water
Chapter 6 - Timely Appearance
Chapter 7 - Forest Medallion
Chapter 8 - Fire Medallion
Chapter 9 - Ice Cavern
Chapter 10 - Water Medallion
Chapter 11 - The Well
Chapter 12 - Shadow Medallion
Chapter 13 - Spirit Medallion
Chapter 14 - Ganon's Castle

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5.1 Market
Total Life
Heart Pieces
7/36
Gold Skulltulas
21/100
Items:
Bombchus
Din's Fire
Equipment:
Deku Seeds Bullet Bag
Biggest Bomb Bag
Heart Pieces:
#8, #9

 - Our next destination is Zora's Domain, but there's a couple goodies we can get before that. Make your way to Hyrule Town Market.


 ~ Hyrule Town Market ~ 

 - Now that we have some money, there's two mini-games that are available to us. You may have already played a couple of these, but now we're fully equipped to play just about all of them.
 - If you run out of cash at any time, just enter the Guardhouse right before the drawbridge leaving the area and slash the jars for some easy loot.

 - Head to the Shooting Gallery. It should be pretty easy to spot because it's got a picture of a target above the door.
 
Mini-Game: Shooting Gallery Hyrule Town Market (Past)
Required:
 - Fairy Slingshot
Cost:
 - 20 Rupees
Prizes:
 - Deku Seeds Bullet Bag
 - 50 Rupees

 - The owner of this shop has big lips as well as a big prize if you can complete his little challenge. The goal of the game is to shoot all of the Rupees that come out. It's the same pattern each time, so it should be plenty easy to remember. Just take into account that your Deku Seeds take a little bit to travel for the moving ones.

 - If you get almost all of them, you can play again for free. Only perfect scores get prizes, and only the first prize is anything other than the usual 50 Rupees. All in all, a pretty easy mini-game.
 
 
Summary:
 - Shoot the Rupees. It's the same every time, so just get used to the pattern. Shoot a little early for the moving ones.
 

 - Next, enter the Bombchu Bowling Alley (the door with the checkered picture next to it). It's on the same side as the Shooting Gallery, in between the exit to Hyrule Field and Hyrule Castle.
New Equipment:
      Deku Seeds Bullet Bag
Hyrule Town Market
(Past)     
Yet another upgrade for you Bullet Bag, you're now able to carry up to 50 Deku Seeds at a time

Mini-Game: Bombchu Bowling Alley Hyrule Town Market (Past)
Cost:
 - 30 Rupees
Prizes (repeats):
 - Bombchus, Heart Piece #8, Bombs, Big/Biggest Bomb Bag, Purple Rupee (50)

 - This game has no time limit, so be sure to take your time. The goal is to drop the Bombchu's down at angles so that they miss the obstacles along the way and hit the targets on the wall. Remember that they can climb walls as well, so you can use either of the sides to your advantage.

 - The first two areas are simple, but the last one has a giant chicken that really, just won't budge. It stays in a little ditch right in the way.

 - I find it's easiest to simply lay them down when the chicken is in the middle and the little one is off somewhere else, that way, the larger one will most likely move by the time the Bombchu gets there. The other method is to stand off to either the left or right side, aim for the target and wait for the big chicken to be on the opposite side.

 - The other method is to stand off to either the left or right side, aim for the target and wait for the big chicken to be on the opposite side.

 - Just be patient and time it well. The prizes for this game change every time you play, but they go through a cycle, so if there's one you particularly want, you can get it.


Wait for the little chicken to go away. This one moves fast and is fairly unpredictable.

Wait for the big chicken to be in the middle. He'll most likely move by the time it gets there.

Or, stand on the side and aim towards it. In this case, wait for the big chicken to be on opposite side.
 
Summary:
 - Blow up the targets. Avoid the obstacles. For the last area, lay down a Bombchu while the chicken is in the way so that by the time your attack gets there, it will have move.
 

New Item:
      Bombchus
This variety of bomb will scurry along the ground and walls until it hits something or its fuse runs out. The effect is the same as a regular bomb.
New Equipment:
      Biggest Bomb Bag
This final upgrade allows you to hold up to 40 Bombs!
#8 Hyrule Town Market
(Past)

 - There are multiple prizes for this mini-game, which will be cycled through, so if you miss it, you can get back to it if you keep playing. The prizes, in order are: Bombchus, Heart Piece, Bombs, Bomb Bag and Purple Rupee (50). The initial prize is a random one from the list, but from then on, it will always cycle to the next one in line.

 - It's a pretty easy game really, it just costs a lot of Rupees... Use the guardhouse nearby to get more if you need it. Since the prizes cycle through, you can always come back for these goodies later if you don't make it the first time.


Little Richard
 - That's it for the mini-games for now. There's one more thing we can do though. Play the Sun's Song to make it night, then you'll find there's lots of dogs running around the market. Try not to touch any of them, as they'll follow you around until you leave the area. Head over to the street vender stand near the Bazaar (underneath the white guy hanging out in the window above). Go touch the white puppy that's hanging out here and go to the right side of the area. Go through either of the exits into the back streets of the market.

 - In the Back Alleys, go to the left side and you'll find one door that's open only at night. Inside there's a large woman in a blue dress who's scared for her little dog that's outside. If you brought the dog with you, she'll be excited that you brought "Little Richard" back and grant you a Piece of a Heart [#9].

 - At long last, head on through to the Hyrule Castle area.
#9 Hyrule Town Market
(Past)



 ~ Hyrule Castle ~ 


 - Climb up the vines and go straight ahead. Jump down and blow up the boulder behind the "Dead End" sign. Crawl through the hole you find.

 - Inside, play Zelda's Lullaby to make the Great Fairy of Magic appear. She'll give you another spell that will be quite useful to you.

New Item:
      Din's Fire
Hyrule Castle
(Past)     
This spell allows you to burn everything around you in a short distance. Very nice when you're surrounded by enemies or need to light multiple torches at once.
 


5.2 Zora's Domain
Total Life
Heart Pieces
9/36
Gold Skulltulas
21/100
Items:
Magic Beans
Equipment:
Silver Scale
Heart Pieces:
#10, #11
#12
Gold Skulltulas:
#22, #23
New Enemies:
Octorok
Blue Tektite

 ~ Zora's River ~ 


Just ahead lies Zora's Domain.
The Zoras serve Hyrule's Royal
Family by protecting this water
source.

Their door will not open for
anyone except those who have
some connection with the Royal
Family.

Let them hear the melody of the
Royal Family!
Hooo hoo hoooot!
Hyrule Field
 - Now that we've gathered some goodies, we can tackle the next area. From Hyrule Field, follow the river from Hyrule Town drawbridge upstream and go through the passage.

Remember This!
 - Run forward as soon as you enter the area and you'll have another encounter with the owl. Before you scream, pay attention to what he says. To summarize: at the end of this area, you need to play Zelda's Lullaby in order to enter Zora's Domain. Good to know, huh?

#22 Zora's River
(Past)

Die Boulders!
 - After he flies away, roll into the tree on your left to make a Gold Skulltula pop out. Kill it and collect the token [#22]. Next up, you'll notice there's some boulders blocking the way onward. Blast them I say, blast them! After the rubble clears, you'll see a Cucco straight ahead. Make note of that and round the corner.
 

New Item:
      Magic Beans
Zora's River
(Past)     
Plant these beans in patches of soft soil so they'll grow into something awesome later!

Beans, Beans, A Magical Fruit...
 - Here you'll meet a chubby fellow eating something out of a bag. Turns out he's willing to sell you some of the "Magic Beans" he's eating. Everytime you purchase one though, the price goes up. As lame as that is, these are quite valuable and this is the only place you can get them, so fork over all the Rupees you have. You'll probably be able to purchase at least three. Test one out on the soft soil next to him. It won't do anything for awhile yet, but it'll more than pay for itself when the time comes.
 

Stroll Along The River
 - With that, it's time we head through this area. If you'd like some secrets along the way, head back and pickup that suspicious chicken. If at any point you lose the chicken (if it touches the water) it'll appear back here. Jump to the opposite side of the river and follow it until you get to the corner. You'll encounter a new enemy in the water called an Octorok. Just keep running to avoid it's rocks and jump over the river once more at the shortest point up here.

 - Run forward and follow the path to the left, hopping over the little jump and working your way around. You'll see that there's another new enemy in the water, another variation of the Tektites we faced earlier. At this point, there's a Heart Piece you can snag if you brought the chicken. Simply jump at the platform ahead of you, drop the chicken in mid air as you're touching the platform and you'll grab hold. Pull yourself up and jump for the prize [#10]!
Octorok
Threat

Attacks
Rock
 
These octopus-like enemies surface in the water to shoot rocks at you. If you get to close, they'll submerge themselves, so they can be annoying to conquer. To kill them, any ranged attack will do, but you can also just reflect their rock with your shield.

#10 Zora's River
(Past)

Jump towards the platform.

Drop the chicken in mid air.

Grab the Piece of Heart!


 - Hop down to the platform below, avoiding the new enemies here: Blue Tektites. If you'd like yet another Heart Piece, pick up the chicken again and continue along to your right. When you come to the platform, toss the chicken up, climb up yourself, then pick it up again. Turn right and go through the water, repeating the process.

 - Once done with the two sets of platforms, go left across the water and follow the path across the bridge until you get to an open area with twisting platforms going everywhere. Hop to the next platform once you get a chance (on the right) then follow this one up to the top, closest to the waterfall.

 - Now here, if you brought the chicken, go to the highest point in the area and turn around. You'll see a Heart Piece [#11] in the corner on a platform all by its lonesome. Using the chicken, you can jump all the way to it and claim it early. Mwahaha!

 - Next up real quick, play the Sun's Song to make it night. You'll hear a Gold Skulltula on a nearby ladder. Hop down into that shallow portion of water and slay the spider to collect our token [#23].
 
Blue Tektite
Threat

Attacks
Contact
 
Alike their red counterpart, these enemies jump at you slowly and are best defeated using a vertical slash of your sword. This variety floats on the surface of water, which is the only difference.

#11 Zora's River
(Past)

#23 Zora's River
(Past)

Parting The Waters
 - At long last, get on the top platform in front of the waterfall and you'll find a square, grate-looking thing. Stand on top of it and play Zelda's Lullaby like the Owl told you to do earlier. The waterfall will then part, revealing the entrance to Zora's Domain. Nice work Moses!



 ~ Zora's Domain ~ 

 - Run around and familiarize yourself with the area real quick. It's pretty straight forward. The spiral ramp in the middle takes you up or down and you can just jump in the water below to go down quickly anyway. There's a shop nearby, but they don't sell anything too exciting.

Heart Piece
 - For starters, let's head upstairs. At the top, you'll see the fat King Zora sitting away. Rock on dude. There's a Piece of a Heart you can get pretty easily using the torches nearby. If you don't have any Deku Sticks, there's one in the jars along the ramp. We're going to light the torches in the following order:
 
#12 Zora's Domain
(Past)
 * Light a Deku Stick at the top of the steps near King Zora. Then...
 * Down at the base of the stairs.
 * Down the ramp, next to the shop.
 * In the water near a circle of stones.
 * Two torches behind the waterfall.
 - Once all five torches are lit at once, a large chest will appear behind the waterfall, containing a Piece of a Heart [#12]!

Diving Game
 - With that, go back to the top of the area and take a left when you come to King Zora. The water will lead you to the top of the waterfall, where a Zora awaits with a fun mini-game you can play.
 

Mini-Game: Diving Game Zora's Domain (Past)
Cost:
 - 20 Rupees
Prizes:
 - Silver Scale

 - This simple game allows you to get some easy rupees. Pay the Zora at the top of the waterfall in Zora's Domain and he'll toss those as well as some extra Rupees into the water below and give you 50 seconds. Jump off the waterfall and hold A to dive repeatedly to get the goodies. Remember that you can swim while underwater, so try to grab two or more Rupees at once. If you're getting disoriented, use Z to redirect yourself.

 - If your time limit runs out, the Rupees disappear. There is no other prizes for this mini-game other than Silver Scale and the extra Rupees you get for playing (if you get them all that is). Occasionally though, he'll throw pink Rupees worth a whopping 50!
 
Summary:
 - Jump off the waterfall. Dive frantically with A to snag all the Rupees. Use the Analog Stick underwater to swim and snag multiple goodies at one time.
 

 - The game's pretty easy. Keep playing until you successfully get all of them, then go back up to get your prize. Cool. Once you have that in hand, jump back down into the water and dive for the deepest part, where you'll find a hole. There are several of these throughout the game that are shortcuts to other places in Hyrule. Swim through it.

New Equipment:
      Silver Scale
Zora's Domain
(Past)     
Not sure why it works, but this thing lets you dive twice as deep as you could before!
 


5.3 Lake Hylia
Total Life
Heart Pieces
12/36
Gold Skulltulas
23/100
Items:
Empty Bottle #3
Songs:
Scarecrow's Song
Heart Pieces:
#13
Gold Skulltulas:
#24, #25

 ~ Lake Hylia ~ 

Message In A Bottle... Quite Literally...!
 - Alternatively, you can walk here from Hyrule Field, which you may have done earlier. In either case, near the edge of the water (where the stone pillar ruins are) there's something in the water that Navi will fly to and glow green. Swim to it, then dive down to get it.

 - A bottle...! Except it has a letter in it... from the missing Zora princess! As nifty as that is, we can't actually use the bottle until we give the letter to King Zora. But as long as we're in the area, there's some nifty stuff we can do...
 
"Help me.
 I'm waiting for you inside
 Lord Jabu-Jabu's belly.
    --Ruto

 PS: Don't tell my father!"

Hey, what's that in the water?

TA-DA! Oh wait...

Getting The Scarecrow's Song
 - First of all, head to the small fences on the right side of the area where the ground is all cultivated and looks ready to be planted. There's two scarecrow's here, Pierre (top) and Bonooru (bottom). Speak with the lower one and he'll tell you that he never forgets a tune. Put him to the test by whipping out your Ocarina.

 - Make up a song for him (must be 8 notes long). We can't do anything with this song yet, but just make sure it's something you can remember; it'll come in handy later.


Go make a song at the Scarecrows.

Snag bugs from under the bushes.

Gold Skulltulas
 - Next, slash the lone bush on the top ledge with Pierre to find some bugs. Put them in a bottle, then head over to the Lakeside Laboratory (the big house with the chimney) on the opposite side of the area. You can use the bugs to make a Skulltula [#24] pop out, and you might as well plant a Magic Bean while you're here. Once again, it won't do anything for awhile, but it'll come in handy later.
 

New Item:
      Empty Bottle...?
Lake Hylia
(Past)     
Yay! Another bottle to keep s-...! Wait... there's something "fishy" about this one...

New Song:
      Scarecrow's Song
Lake Hylia
(Past)     

The unofficial hidden song of the game, this tune will summon Pierre to help you later, so make sure you remember whatever you play for Bonooru!


Plant a Magic Bean while we're here.

Swim out to the little island.
 
#24 Lake Hylia
(Past)

 - Next, hop back in the water and swim to the smaller of the two islands in the lake (with the two pillars on it). Press B repeatedly while swimming to go faster. Once you get there, play the Sun's Song to make it night, then kill the Gold Skulltula [#25] that appears.

#25 Lake Hylia
(Past)

Fishing Pond
 - And finally on the to-do list for this area is the Fishing Pond in the corner of the area near the land. You'll have to swim to it, but once inside, you can play a nifty mini-game that's pretty snazzy for an N64 game. There's hours of entertainment here for you to explore, especially if you like fishing.

Mini-Game: Fishing Pond Lake Hylia
Cost:
 - 20 Rupees
Prizes:
 - Heart Piece #13
 - Various Rupee Amounts

 - After paying the man behind the counter 20 Rupees, you'll be given a fishing pole and can fish for as long as you like. This particular mini-game can easily lead to hours of fun trying to find the biggest catch.

 - Press A to cast and reel in. Press B to wiggle and use the Analog Stick to pull the line in a direction. Once you've found a fish you'd like to snag, Z target it, then use A to cast. Use it in midair to get it closer to your destination if it goes to far.

 - Let it get close then use a combination of B and the Analog Stick to attract the fish. Just do nothing if you get the wrong one and it'll let go. If you miss, use A + R to reel in fast and start over.

 - That's all the basics, just remember: DON'T SCARE THE FISH! If you do, they all run to the deep water. The other tip I can give you is that all the fish start in a specific spot. The biggest one is by the arched log, close to the three sticks sticking out of the water.
 

It's 20 Rupees to play.

DON'T SCARE THE FISH!

Hold A to reel in a fish.

For more in-depth information about this mini-game,
please visit our Fishing Pond section (click here)
 
Summary:
 - B to cast, A to reel in, A + R to reel in quickly, B to wiggle, Analog Stick to pull in a direction. Get big fish.
 

#13 Fishing Pond
(Past)

Catch the 10 pound (largest) fish.
 - That's all there is to do here at the moment. When you're ready, go ahead and swim back through the hole to get back to Zora's Domain.

Swim back through the hole to return to Zora's Domain.



 ~ Zora's Domain ~ 

 - Go on upstairs and stand on the platform, then whip out your bottle with a letter in it to show it to the king. After a short conversation and one of the lengthiest butt hopping I've seen in my entire life, you'll be allowed to proceed onto Jabu Jabu's fountain. Before we head back there, however, there's more more thing we need.


Show the king the letter.

"Wheep, Wheep, Wheep."

 - Go back downstairs (or dive off the waterfall) and snag a fish from the shallow water with your newly emptied bottle. They're easy to spot and they tend to hang around a circle of stones. Alternatively you can buy one from the Shop for 200 Rupees... Or not...

 - With fish in hand, head back upstairs and go through the secret area King Zora was hiding from us previously.


Go snag a fish in our emptied bottle...

...and finally go see Lord Jabu-Jabu.




 ~ Zora's Fountain ~ 


Fish power, go!

Flip, flip, flip.

Aww crap...

 - There isn't much to do here at the moment, so go ahead and approach Jabu-Jabu, the great fish lord thing that the Zora worship... Anyway, there isn't much to do, but if you talked with some of the Zora down below, one of them will tell you to bring a fish offering.

 - Whip out the fish in the bottle I told you to snag earlier and lay it on the ground, which will cause you to be inhaled. Well that's something you can write home about, no?
 


5.4 Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
Total Life
Heart Pieces
13/36
Gold Skulltulas
25/100
Items:
Boomerang
Gold Skulltulas:
#26
#27 & #28
#29
New Enemies:
Shabom, Biri, Stinger
Bari, Tailpasaran
Parasitic Tentacle

 ~ Finding The Princess ~ 


You can leave anytime through the teeth.

You'll need your Deku Shield for this dungeon.

Mouth (Entrance)
 - Even though that previous little clip made it seem like you're trapped inside this giant fish, you can actually exit by... walkthrough through his teeth... Why of course! With that totally logical escape route in mind, let's continue.

 - Upon taking a step forward, two Octorok's will pop out of the water. Press Start and equip the Deku Shield again, because it's more handy in this dungeon anyway. Either use that to reflect their attacks back at them or just dodge their projectiles and shoot them with your slingshot.


Practically harmless bubbles.

Shoot the dangly thing.

 - Either way, once they're dead, you need to figure out how to open the veiny door ahead. You can kill the Shaboms (bubbles) if you like, but they're pretty harmless. At the start of the corridor where the room gets smaller, there's a small nob on the ceiling that Navi will fly to. Shoot it with your Slingshot to open the door.
Shabom
Threat

Attacks
Contact
 
The name of these enemies comes from the Japanese word "Shabondama," meaning "soap bubble." These things are easily avoided, but should you desire to kill them, (they drop goodies often,) your sword and slingshot are good options. Deku Nuts also work great for big groups of them. In fact, they're so weak, you can even kill them with a simple roll (although tricky).

Biri
Threat

Attacks
Contact (Electrocute)
 
These floating jellyfish will shock you immediately upon contact and while they can be killed with your sword, it'll also hurt you. To kill them, using Deku Nuts and then your sword is effective, and so is a quick Spin Attack. In general though, you can simply avoid them altogether.


You can kill Biri with a Deku Nut + Sword combo, or simply charge up a Spin Attack.

Go through the door.

Throat (Elevator Room)
 - In the next small room, you'll meet your first Biri, basically a floating electric jellyfish. You're probably best off just avoiding them for now. Make your way around and enter the opposite door.

Upper Stomach (Ruto Room)
 - Triumphant music! It's the Zora Princess...! Who claims to know nothing of a letter in a bottle and certainly doesn't want your help. Well fine then. After a quick smack talk, she'll fall down a hole. Sigh... Go on after her...


We found her...!

...we lost her!



 ~ Ruto Transportation Service ~ 


Yes, let's get out of here...!

...right...

Carry her through the door.

You can kill bubbles with her!

Lower Stomach (Room with Biri)
 - Upon falling down, talk with her multiple times to make her stop complaining. She mentions her "precious stone", which must be the Spiritual Stone of Water we're looking for... Anyway, she'll crouch into a little ball, to give you the honor of carrying her around. Lazy fishface... So for this little endeaver, you'll carry her around, but if you drown her, leave the room without her, etc... She'll appear back at this point. Go ahead and pick her up before too many Biri get close and enter the door nearby.


Throw her at Stingers too!

Toss her up the next ledge.
Switch Puzzle
 - In the next room, you'll find yourself in a hallway with several Shaboms. If you just wait a bit, they'll float into the larger part of the room, or you can kill them with your sword, or even toss the princess to pop them; It's great fun!

 - Round the corner and you'll be met with a small puzzle. Jump down into the lower water and be wary of the Stingers in the water. You should kill them now while the water is low, as they can be frustratingly hard to avoid while you're swimming. A good way to kill them is to actually toss the princess at them while they're still burrowed (or whatever you want to call that) - it'll kill them one hit.


Step on this AFTER you throw her up!

There's a fairy up top if you like...
Stinger
Threat

Attacks
Contact
 
These stingray-like enemies have the ability to float in and out of the water, then dive at you at high speeds. Although weak, they can be unpredictable and are quite dangerous in large groups. Close attacks work, but ranged attacks are much easier to defeat them. Keep Deku Nuts handy so you can stun them if they get too close (such as diving towards you). As long as you're quick and are aware of their location, these enemies pose little danger. When they're in the floor, you can walk over them to lure them out of the ground, then quickly shoot them with your Slingshot.

 - Now, you can't climb up the other side, so you'll have to use the switch in the middle of this pit to raise the water level. Before that however, toss Ruto up to the other side so she's safe. If you sink her, she'll appear back in the previous room and be angry with you. After stepping on the switch, you may want to get the Skulltula token nearby and the fairy in the jars above to keep in a bottle for later.
 
 - After using the raised water to climb up the other side, pick up the princess and continue down the Shabom infested hallway. You'll find another "closed" door. Once again, shoot the dangly nob from the ceiling and head on through.

#26 Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
(Past)


Watch out, there's an Octorok waiting for you!

You can swim back here for goodies if you'd like.

Throat (Elevator Room)
 - In this next room, quickly put the princess down and use your shield to reflect the Octorok's attack. Now, if you're in need of some Deku Nuts, there's a Business Scrub nearby that can supply them; simply dive through the hole straight ahead and reflect his nuts to buy some for 20 Rupees if you so desire.

 - In either case, pick up Ruto and wait for the spiked platform to come your way. Jump on and let it take you back to the small hallway we were in earlier. Jump onto the side and enter the door that leads to the room you first met Ruto in.


I surrender! In return
I will sell you Deku Nuts!
5 Pieces, 20 Rupees
they are!



 ~ Getting The Boomerang ~ 

 
Upper Stomach (Ruto Room)
 - From now on, if you lose Ruto, she'll appear in this room. With that in mind, make your way to the opposite side of the room to the door we've ignored until now. Be careful, as there are some Biri and new Bari that will drop from the ceiling. The latter is harder to defeat and will split into three Biri when defeated. Enter the door.

Bari
Threat

Attacks
Contact (Electrocute)
 
These larger versions of the Biri (that look very much like a Metroid) are very easy really, their only attack is to sit in one place and spin around. The only catch is they usually appear by falling from the ceiling. A simple sword slash will hurt you, so you're better off using Deku Nuts to stun them or a quick Spin Attack. Once damaged, they will split into three Biri. In general though, it's better to just avoid them altogether.

Tailpasaran
Threat

Attacks
Contact (Electrocute)
 
These long, floating, glowy enemies are electric, alike almost every enemy in this dungeon. Their head is invulnerable, so their only weak spot is their blue body. Once again, if you use your sword, you'll be harmed, so the only way to really defeat them is to either use Deku Sticks or the Boomerang. They're also pretty easy to avoid, so that may be a better option.

New Item:
      Boomerang
Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
(Past)     
This classic Zelda item is one of the most useful at this point in the game. Z target something and just press the button to send it flying. It has the ability to stun enemies and even retrieve items.

Intestines? (Hallways)
 - This branching hallway has many doors that you can't access yet. There's also a new enemy here, the Tailpasaran, which are electric floating monsters. You can't even hurt them yet, so simply head right for now and jump on the switch; you'll need Ruto to press it down all the way. Go through the door it opens.


Stinger Room: Boomerang
 - In this next small room, there are four Stingers hiding in the floor. Just set Ruto down near the entrance and slaughter them. After they've been defeated, a large chest will appear with the Boomerang! Nice. Equip your new found weapon, pick Ruto back up and exit the door.



 ~ Parasitic Tentacles (Dungeon Map & Compass) ~ 
 

You can kill them now!

Go to the other side...

...leave her on the switch.

Kill the red tentacle.

Intestines? (Hallways)
 - Now that we can actually hurt all of the enemies in this place, you can actually set Ruto down and kill the Tailpasaran if you so desire. In any case, make your way to the opposite side of the room to the other door with the switch. Once again, use Ruto to step down on it. This time however, it'll pop back up once you step off it, so set her down on it and go through the door without her. What a shame. =)
 
Parasitic Tentacle
Threat

Attacks
Tentacles Slap
 
These giant tentacles hang from the ceilings in certain rooms within Jabu-Jabu's Belly. They can only be killed using the Boomerang on the narrow part of their body. Simply Z target them and walk in circles, throwing your Boomerang whenever they get low enough.
Red Tail (Dungeon Map)
 - In this next room, you'll meet your first Parasitic Tentacle. Simply Z target it, get close, and circle around it while continually using your Boomerang. After a few good hits, it'll die, leaving behind a large chest with the Dungeon Map inside. Exit the room.
Intestines? (Hallways)
 - Ruto is annoyed that you left her, and actually, every other room will make her disappear if you leave her behind. That would be fine for now, so if you don't feel like bringing her along, you don't have to. Anyway, if you'd like to get the compass, just round the corner and enter the nearby door, to which Navi will exclaim that this half of the Parasitic Tentacle is now gone. Nifty.


Shabom Room (Compass)
 - In this small room, should you choose to go this way, you'll find tons of Shaboms (bubbles) and a time limit! If you don't kill the bubbles within 40 seconds, you'll start this room over again and lose some health. No real explanation as to why... but... hurry up! I find it's easiest to simply Z target and use your Boomerang. If you're feeling daring, try a spin attack to nab a bunch of them at once. Once you've put the pop on them, a chest will appear containing the Compass. Woot.


Each Tentacle you kill makes an electric doober disappear!

Deku Nuts can kill almost all of them in a single shot!

Then take care of the rest with the Boomerang if you like.

Intestines? (Hallways)
 - Whether you did that last room or not, head back to the opposite side of this massive, hallway room to where you found the Boomerang. The room right next to it is now open, so head on in.

Blue Tail
 - Inside, there's another lone Parasitic Tentacle. It should be simple for you to kill at this point. After doing so, exit this room and make your way for the middle, as well as the final, hallway.

Green Tail
 - Once inside, there's the last Tentacle, but watch out for the Biri surrounding it. I suggest you kill them first before you tackle the large enemy, as it can slap you into the others otherwise. Once you've defeated them all, the door will open. Head back to the main room (where you first found Ruto).
 

Northeast (blue) hallway.

Killing the blue tail.

Middle (green) hallway.

Kill the Biri first...

...then the green tentacle.

Back to main room!



 ~ The "Precious Stone" ~ 


Fall down the hole where the other end of the green tail was before.

Do NOT fall off the ledge! Collect the Gold Skulltulas and go through the door.
#27 & 28 Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
(Past)


Upper Stomach (Ruto Room)
 - The hole closest to the top left (opposite where you first saw Ruto) used to have a large tentacle sticking through it that has now disappeared. Fall down this hole to land on a new platform you couldn't reach before.

Lower Stomach (Room with Biri)
 - There's two Gold Skulltulas on the wall here, which you can now grab their tokens with using the Boomerang! After doing so, head through the only hallway on this platform and enter the door.

Bigocto's Lair
 - Inside, Ruto will begin squirming around and demanding you throw her on the platform in the center of the room. After doing so, a short clip will begin and she'll get the Spiritual Stone of Water! Lame... take a step forward and... oh no... that's really... too bad... =)
 


Mini Boss: Bigocto Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly (Past)
Navi:
 "Bicocto
Attack it from behind!"
 
Threat:
Attacks:
  Contact.
  Spikes along the sides of platform.
  Turns around suddenly.
  Burrows and appears on other side.
 


Oh nooos!

You will catch up eventually.

But watch out, he can burrow!

 - This giant Octorok isn't stuck in the confines of the water alike his brothers. He circles around a spinning spiked platform of doom trying to run you over, and he runs just about as fast as you do, so it's difficult to catch up to him. Once he rams into you, he'll then turn around and start over again. Occasionally, he'll disappear and reappear on the opposite side of the track. Just watch the spikes to know which way he's traveling.

 - As is pretty obvious, you're going to have to stun him using your new-found Boomerang. You can hit him anywhere with it to stun him, but he's only vulnerable to your sword from the backside once stunned. Below are the two ways to defeating him:

Catching Up (Hard)
 - The first method is to run away from him, sticking close to the spikes so you gradually catch up. Once you're close enough, Z target, Boomerang, slash his backside. Simple, but lengthy and he can be tricky at times, suddenly turning on you or burrowing to the opposite side. (When I first played, I thought this was the only way to do it!)

Standing Still (Easy)
 - The easy way is to understand one thing: he turns around if he hits you or occasionally when you stun him. What does this mean?

Stand still and get mowed over on purpose, then stun him and slash away. Repeat.
OR...
Stun him with Boomerang. Wait until stun wears off, let him spin around a little bit, stun him again while he's facing away. Smack him. Repeat.

 - The second method makes this battle pathetically easy once you notice the way he moves. Either way, after four sword slashes (or two jump attacks) to his vulnerable spot, Bigocto will be a Bigloser.


Stun him while he's facing you.

Stun him as soon as it wears off.

If it's his back, slash away.
 
Summary:
 - If he gets too close, or you get close enough, use the Boomerang to stun. Once stunned, get behind him and slash. Run away when he chases you. Be careful, because he can "teleport" to the other side. To kill him easily, just use your Boomerang, stun him again while he's turned the other way and slash him. Repeat.
 


 - Generally, he drops three hearts when he dies, so pick those up, then step onto the platform to go up to the next level. Once there, you may want to snag the fairy in the jar and put it in a bottle if you're not full. Head for the only exit, killing the Biri along the way.
 



 ~ Getting To The Boss ~ 

Red Jelly Puzzle
 - The next room has some wiggly electric jelly blobs that hate you. Before tackling them though, you may want to kill the Octorok below. After doing so, stand on the platform near the door you entered from and use your Boomerang on the first angry tofu, which will freeze it, allowing you to use it as a platform. Jump onto it and freeze the second and make your way to the next door.
 


Throat (Elevator Room)
 - You'll appear in a small area with a lone platform across the way. Jump onto it and it'll lower to connect an old platform to a door we have yet to venture. There's a switch to open the door, but it pops back open if you step off it. Unfortunately, we no longer have Ruto, so just snag one of the nearby boxes and use it instead.

Biri Room
 - In this last room, kill all the Biri real quick then go to the far side of the room. You'll find a Gold Skulltula on some vines nearby. After killing it, climb the vines (snagging the token along the way) and get on top.

 - Once there, you'll notice another switch thing hanging from the ceiling. There's a spider-web like barrier blocking the way though. Simply Z target it and use your Boomerang. It may take a few tries to get the distance right, but once you hit it, the door leading to the boss will open. When you think you're ready, head on in.

#29 Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
(Past)

On the vines in the room before the boss.


Temple Boss: Bio-electric Anenome, Barinade Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly (Past)
Navi:
 "Barinade
Many parasitic jellyfish swarm
around this monster. Aim for its
body, protected by the jellyfish!"
 
Threat:
Attacks & Abilities:
  Electric Beams.
  Contact with little jellies.
  Contact with main body.
  Hides main body to protect itself.
 

Phase 1: Tentacles
 - The battle starts out by slicing off the three appendages that are attached to the ceiling, sucking energy out of Lord Jabu-Jabu. The natural conclusion is to use the Boomerang. Target one at a time and dismember them as you circle around to avoid the electric beams.


Don't get hit! Keep moving!

Slice the tentacles on the ceiling.

Phase 2: Jellyfish
 - The next phase is a little harder. He releases the top row of jellyfish and allows them to orbit around the main body. The electric "connection" to them is dangerous as well, so try to weave in and out to get close. Once you're close enough, use your Boomerang on the main body (which is now slightly vulnerable). This causes the connection to the outer jellyfish to break momentarily, making them no longer invincible. You can also just wait awhile and he'll disconnect, but he'll shoot while disconnected. Slash up the jellies, stun the main body again before it comes back to life, repeat. Your sword and Din's Fire work for killing them, but Deku Nuts and the Boomerang get my vote for the best methods.


Sneak in and stun it.

Kill the disconnected jellyfish.

Keep the main body stunned!

Phase 3: Spinning Defense
 - After the first set of Jellyfish die out, he'll send out his last line of defense, spinning around the main body quickly as he zips around the room. Z target the main body and try to keep some distance between you as you continually use your Boomerang. Once you make it through the jellyfish, they'll be separated again. This time however, he can shoot you while stunned. Quickly run forward and throw a Deku Nut at the main body (to hopefully take them all out at once), or use the previous methods.


Don't get too close as you stun it.

They're close together, Deku Nuts rock!

Din's Fire is okay too, if you do it fast.

Phase 4: Vulnerable At Last!
 - Once all of the jellyfish are gone, he'll zip around the room a little more aggressively and shoot faster. Just keep moving and using your Boomerang to stun him once again. Once you get him, go slash away at the main body with your sword. After a couple slashes, he'll sink down into the ground to protect the body. Run away for a bit until he gets back up. Repeat. After a good ten sword slashes or so, Barinade will explode.
 

Stun the body as soon as it's close...

...slash away while you can...

...then stay back and wait.
 
Summary:
 - Keep moving to avoid the electricity it shoots. Use your boomerang to kill the tentacles at the start of the battle, then to stun the main body afterwards. Kill the jellyfish when they're disconnected with your sword, Boomerang, Deku Nuts or Din's Fire.
 - You can keep the main body stunned by repeatedly hitting it with your Boomerang. When there's no jellyfish left, attack the main body when he's stunned. Run away when he ducks into the ground. The end.
 

 - I never realized electric fish thingies grew tons of zits when they died... Grab the Heart Container and go meet up with Ruto in the blue light for a quick scolding on how long it took you to save her. Yeah, sure am glad I saved you...
You... You're late!
What took you so long?
You're useless!

I was just lonely, that's all...
Just a little!!

 


5.5 Spiritual Stone of Water
Total Life
Heart Pieces
13/36
Gold Skulltulas
29/100
Items:
Farore's Wind
 
Equipment:
Zora's Sapphire
 
Gold Skulltulas:
#30, #31
 


I guess... she's changed her mind...

Seductive 7 year old.

Ooo, pretty!

You!
You looked cool...cooler than I
thought you would anyway...
Just a little!

Well, anyway, you saved me, so I
guess I'll reward you.

What do you wish? Just tell me...

 - Upon exit, there's a quick scene with Ruto quickly changing her mind and wanting to make Link her personal slave. She gives you the choice of saying what you want, but either way, she'll hint at it being an engagement gift for the two of you. Whoa nelly! Either way, you get the Spiritual Stone of Water! I love how cool the water looks right here...
 
My mother gave it to me and said
I should give it only to the man
who will be my husband. You might
call it Zora's Engagement Ring!

All right!

I'll give you my most precious
possession:
Zora's Sapphire!

New Equipment:
      Zora's Sapphire
Zora's Fountain
(Past)     
This is the last of the three Spiritual Stones, the Spiritual Stone of Water passed down by the Zora royal family!

 - Once the movie finally ends, you'll be floating in the water in Zora's Fountain. Our next objective is to head back to Hyrule Castle Town, but there's tons of stuff we can get with our new found Boomerang. First of all, let's take care of the few remaining goodies here.

 - Swim to that small piece of land off in the corner (bottom right of the map). Roll into the lone tree out here to make a Gold Skulltula [#30] pop out. Kill it, then turn towards the boulders. We can't actually move the silver one yet, but if you could, you'd find a crack in the wall that clues you into the fact that it's bombable. Lay a Bomb next to the silver boulder, then head inside the cave that's revealed.


Swim to the far corner.

Place a Bomb next to the silver boulder.

 - Play Zelda's Lullaby on the Triforce symbol inside to make the Great Fairy of Magic appear. She'll gift you with Farore's Wind, a spell that lets you mark an area, then teleport back whenever you want. It only works in dungeons, but it's still cool. Wish you could get this in the next game (Majora's Mask)...

 - Back outside, play the Sun's Song to make it night, then swim towards the exit. Along the way, you'll see a log that arches out of the water (on Jabu-Jabu's left) right before the exit back to Zora's Domain. Get on the log and kill the Gold Skulltula on the wall. Use our new Boomerang to collect the token [#31].
#30 Zora's Fountain
(Past)

Roll into the lone tree in the corner.

New Item:
      Farore's Wind
Zora's Fountain
Use this magic spell in dungeons to create a warp point that you can teleport to anytime you want.

#31 Zora's Fountain
(Past)

Use the Boomerang to sang this. Night only.

 


Ocarina of Time Site Walkthrough

Chapter 1 - Kokiri's Emerald
Chapter 2 - Princess of Destiny
Chapter 3 - The Mighty Collection
Chapter 4 - Goron's Ruby
Chapter 5 - Zora's Sapphire
5.1 Market
5.2 Zora's Domain
5.3 Lake Hylia
5.4 Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
5.5 Spiritual Stone of Water
Chapter 6 - Timely Appearance
Chapter 7 - Forest Medallion
Chapter 8 - Fire Medallion
Chapter 9 - Ice Cavern
Chapter 10 - Water Medallion
Chapter 11 - The Well
Chapter 12 - Shadow Medallion
Chapter 13 - Spirit Medallion
Chapter 14 - Ganon's Castle

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