Oracle of Ages Walkthrough - Quick Guide: Chapter 3 - Moonlit Grotto

~Moosh and the Zoraís Flippers~
  • Start the chapter by walking back to Lynna Village. Youíll likely bump into Maple along the way.
  • From the black tower construction site, head up, right three screens, and then down two screens. If you havenít already slash at the ember seeds tree found here.
  • Go down a screen, right a screen, jump over the gap, then head up a screen and enter the building.
  • Speak with Cheval and then leave the building and youíll run into Ralph and he makes reference to the grave in the present time.
  • Go down a screen, jump across the gap, then head up four screens, and left a screen to get back to Lynna Village.
  • Use the Harp of Ages to create a warp portal and enter it to return to the present.
  • Make your way back to the Yoll Graveyard.
  • After burning down the bush, head right a screen and youíll meet a new character by the name of Moosh. Defeat the three ghinis to save Moosh and you can then climb on his back. Tap A rapidly and you will be able to fly for a short period of time.
  • Walk left a screen and then up a screen to find some graves with a series of gaps. Tap A while on Moosh and float over the wholes as you maneuver around the graveyard. Get to the grave at the northwest part of the screen and push it up. Enter the grave.
  • Walk up a screen, right a screen, and then down a screen. Use Rocís Feather and jump across the gaps to get to the lever. Use the power bracelet to pull it all the way back and then quickly jump to the right and climb the stairs to get the Zoraís flippers.
  • Jump off the ledge and swim north a screen. Swim around the water and climb the steps at the north part of the room to get some Cheval Rope. Swim down a screen and exit the cave the way you came in.
  • Pick up the nearby rock and jump over the gap. Go down a screen.
  • After talking with Moosh, burn down the tree and make your way back to Lynna City.
  • Walk over the Maku Tree, head right a screen, and then use the Harp of Ages to return to the past.

  • ~Ricky and the Chart~
  • Walk down five screens, left two screens, up a screen, cross the small bridge, and then walk down three screens and enter the building.
  • Speak with Rafton and give him the Cheval Rope that you just got in the graveyard. He states that you need a chart in order to ride the raft that he is working on. Exit the house.
  • Walk up a screen and you will run into Ralph once again.
  • Return to the screen just south of the Maku Three and then play the Harp of Ages to create a warp portal. Step into the portal to return to the future.
  • Make your way over to the Yoll Graveyard again, but right when you get outside the entrance, youíll find a kangaroo by the name of Ricky waiting for you. Speak with him and youíll find he lost his gloves.
  • Walk down a screen, then left, and down two screens to get to the beach. Walk to the left a screen and use the shovel to dig up the large dirt block on the right side to find Rickyís Gloves!
  • Return to Ricky and heíll now allow you ride inside his poach.
  • Go down a screen and then left a screen once more. Walk up to the ledge and Ricky will hop up it.
  • Go down a screen and then jump over the small hole with Ricky.
  • Go up a screen, jump up to the higher ledge, and then get out of Rickyís poach.
  • Use the Rocís Feather and your Sword to burst the balloon of Tingle, the green suited man floating around.
  • Agree to be Tingleís friend and in exchange, he will give you the island chart that we need. Ricky will then hop away.

  • ~To Crescent Island~
  • With chart in hand, go back to the Maku Tree and use the Harp of Ages on the screen to the right and return to the past.
  • Go down five screens, left two screens, up a screen, cross the bridge, and down three screens to get back to Raftonís house.
  • Enter the house and the Raft will be ready. Go right a screen and exit the house.
  • Step on the Raft and you can now wonder across the ocean.
  • Go down two screens, right a screen, and up two screens.
  • Link will get caught in a huge storm and next then you know it, you are stuck on an island with these strange Tokay characters.

  • ~Crescent Island~
  • Link awakes to find all his items have been taken away from him.
  • From where you crushed, head down one, right one, and down a screen. Speak with the Tokay here to get your Shovel back.
  • Walk back up a screen and enter the cave found here.
  • Walk to the top of the room and push the green block to the left. Use your shovel and dig your way over to the Tokay to get your sword back.
  • Exit the cave and head left a screen.
  • Push the giant green seed to the right twice so it is lined up against the strange looking wall. This will cause a vine to grow that we can climb when we return in the present.
  • Walk up a screen, climb the steps, then head right, down, right, and youíll find a business scrub trying to sell you a shield for 50 rupees. Donít buy it though, since weíll be getting it shortly.
  • Go down a screen and youíll see another giant green plant. Ignore it for now. Continue down a screen, down the steps, right a screen, up three screens, and enter the hut found here.
  • The Tokay will sell you your items back for different types of seeds. However, since we donít have our seed satchel yet, we can trade them. Get the Power Bracelet in exchange for your shovel and exit the hut.
  • Go back down three screens, left a screen, up the steps, right through the small gap, and then up a screen.
  • Lift the rock here and then head down the steps.
  • Push the bottom-most block to the right and then push the adjacent blocks to the right as well. Go up the steps at the corner of the room.
  • Pick up the bombs and go back down the steps.
  • Blow up the blocks with some bombs, get the gasha seed from the treasure chest, and exit the cave.
  • Go down a screen, left a screen, down the steps, back right a screen, and up two screens.
  • Climb the steps and place a bomb against the cracked wall to reveal a cave. Enter it.
  • Play the Wild Tokay game to win the Scent Seedling. Pick up the meet that drops down with the power bracelet and toss them at the Tokay that appear on the sides of the room. Get all of them and youíll be rewarded with the Scent Seedling! Exit the cave.
  • Go down two screens, left a screen, and up two screens, left a screen, up a screen, and right a screen.
  • Lift the rocks and talk to the Tokey and he will plant the scent seedling.
  • Jump off the ledge to the right and enter the hut once again. This time trade to get the Rocís Feather back. Exit the hut.
  • Go down three screens, left two screens, and up a screen. Place a bomb against the cracked wall and then enter the cave.
  • Use a combination of bombs and the rocís feather to jump around the room, blowing up the cracked green blocks. Make your way over to the Tokay to get the flippers back. Exit the cave.
  • Now head all the way back to the hut once again and this time trade the rocís feather back and get the power bracelet.
  • With the power bracelet in hand, head all the way back to the same cave where we just got the flippers.
  • Swim to the top-left part of the room and lift the rocks in your way. Use the flippers to dive down under the darker area to reach an underground sequence.
  • Swim through this side-scrolling section and resurface on the other end. Lift up one of the rocks and head up the other staircase.
  • Walk to the left a screen and speak with the Tokay to get back your seed satchel.
  • Go back right a screen and jump off the ledge. Now we want to push the green plant so that it is against the wall at the top-left part of the screen.
  • Return all the way to the hut once again, this time getting your Rocís Feather back for good. With the Rocís feather and Power Bracelet in hand, exit the cave.
  • Walk down three screens, left two screens, and enter the cave found here.
  • Lift the rocks and head down to the underground area. Swim to the far left part of the area and then use the Rocís Feather to jump across the moving platform. Make your way to the staircase and climb back up to the surface. Exit the cave.
  • Speak with the Tokay found here to get back the Harp of Ages.
  • Go back into the cave, push the pots, and exit the cave on the right side.
  • Go right two screens and up a screen to find a warp portal. Play the Harp of Ages and use the portal to get back to the present.
  • Go down a screen, left a screen, up two screens, left a screen, down the vines, left a screen, and up another set of vines.
  • Go right two screens and youíll find the scent seedling is now a full tree. Slash at them to get the scent seeds.
  • Jump off the ledge on the right, go right a screen, then down two screens, and use the Harp of Ages again to return to the past.
  • Go up two screens and enter the hut. Now that we have the scent seeds, we can get all the items that were in the hut. With the Rocís Feather, Power Bracelet, and Shovel in hand, leave the hut.
  • If you enter the hut again, your shield is now available and it takes 10 scent seeds to get it. If you have the seeds, go ahead and get the shield. If not, return to the present, get scent seeds, and then come back to the past to get the shield.
  • From the Trading Hut, go down three screens, left two screens, and enter the cave. Go through this area once again, just like we did earlier and exit the cave on the left side.
  • Go up, left, and then down a screen. Use your shovel to dig the dirt and then play the Harp of Ages to reveal a portal. Go through it to get back to the present.
  • Go up three screens, right a screen, down two, up along the right side, and finally enter Level 3: Moonlit Grotto.

  • ~Moonlit Grotto~
  • Walk up a screen and fight the mini-moldorms. Defeat them and head right a screen.
  • Defeat the two iron masks and then slash at the crystal with your sword.
  • Walk up a screen and step into the wheel, taking you into the room to the right.
  • Walk to the right end of the room and place a bomb against the cracked block to blow it up. This will then allow you to throw a bomb to the left and crack the uppermost cracked block. Now walk to the north part of the room and push the block down. Pull out a bomb and toss it to crack the block that is right in the middle of the puzzle, next to the crystal switch. Now walk to the south part of the room and push the block north, giving you access to the crystal switch, so slash at it.
  • Next, push the block that is right next to the crystal switch up one. Then push the statue twice to the right, up twice, left, and down. This will cause a small key to drop from the ceiling. Grab it and head back left a screen.
  • Go through the wheel and head back down a screen.
  • Go left a screen, use the small key, and head up a screen.
  • Defeat or avoid the enemies and then fall down the gap to the left to get to the lower floor.
  • Defeat all the enemies and then head down a screen.
  • There is a mini-moldorm trapped in a small area. Use a spin attack or bombs to defeat it and then head down a screen.
  • Use bombs to defeat the two pols voice and then head up the second door that opened up.
  • Continue up a second screen and then head up the staircase here. Slash at the crystal switch and then head back down the stairs.
  • Go down a screen and you are back in the room with the trapped mini-moldorm. Pick up a bomb and toss it at the mini-moldorm to hit it. Two bombs will defeat it. Go through the door at the bottom-left of the room.
  • Continue left a screen and youíll find a moving pathway, a blue switch, and a solid armos statue. Use a bomb and time it so it blows up and hits the crystal switch, turning it to red. The red armos will awaken so use a bomb to defeat him and a treasure chest containing the compass will appear. Grab it and head up the steps in the corner of the room.
  • Go left a screen and youíll see six blocks. Push the three blocks at the top so they are symmetric to the ones on the bottom. Thus, push the right one to the right, the top one up, and the left one to the left. Grab the small key and head back right a screen.
  • Jump off the ledge and head right a screen to get back to the dungeon entrance.
  • Blow up the cracked block and push the top block to the right and then head up two screens.
  • Go right a screen to get back to the wheel room and ride the wheel taking you down a screen.
  • Go left, up, and right to get back to the wheel room again. This time it has reversed direction and will take you up a screen.
  • Avoid the Like-Like enemies here and then slash the bushes to find some more bombs. Go right a screen.
  • There are four Armos statues that will activate once you step on the switch in the corner. Activate them and then carefully place or toss bombs to defeat them. Grave the small key that drops down and head back left a screen.
  • Go through the locked door to the north and use your shield to protect yourself from the tile blocks that fly at you. When all are gone, go through the door to the left.
  • Watch for beetles hiding under bushes as you head down a screen, and then back up a screen on the left side. Go through the locked door.
  • Go left a screen and defeat the two arm mimics and mini-moldorms to make a treasure chest appear. Open it to get the dungeon item, the seed shooter, which effectively makes the seed satchel useless. Exit the room to the right.
  • Pull out the seed shooter equipped with ember seeds and shoot the torch in the middle of the room to open the door below, head through.
  • Climb the steps, jump off the ledge, and head right a screen.
  • Defeat the floor tiles and zol in this room and then head back down a screen.
  • Now use the seed shooter and aim diagonally to the top-right and hit the 4th crystal switch, and this will cause the giant wheel that weíve used several times to fall down to the floor below.
  • Go down a screen and open the treasure chest to get a gasha seed. Then head left a screen and drop down the hole to get to the floor below.
  • Go right a screen and step through the wheel. Then head down a screen.
  • Defeat the two iron masks in this room and then walk to the bottom-right part of the room. If youíd like a gasha seed, push the three blocks to the left to cause them to fall down the wholes. Then stand where the top of the three blocks was located and pull out your seed shooter with ember seeds. Aim the diagonally to light both the torches and a treasure chest will appear. Open it to get a gasha and then head back left a screen.
  • Go up, right, through the wheel, and up a screen.
  • Go up a screen to face off with the dungeon mini-boss, Subterror. When Subterror burrows underground, just wait until it comes nearby and then use your shovel to dig him up. Slash repeatedly at him until he goes back underground. Repeat the process until Subterror has been defeated. Grab the fairy that is left for you and head left a screen.
  • Go up a screen and defeat the mini-moldorms. Push the bottom-right block to the left and grab the small key that drops down for you.
  • Backtrack to the mini-boss room and then head down two screens to get back to the wheel. Ride it and head back left a screen.
  • Walk up a screen and equip the seed shooter. Hitting the lever in the middle of the room will cause different bridges to appear. Hitting the crystal orb will cause the panel at the top part of the room to turn. You can use the seed shooter to bank off the panel to hit the lever in the room. Make your way around the room repeating this process and go through the locked door at the top-right corner.
  • In the next room there are more seed shooting puzzles. Shoot the orb across the whole to get the panel to turn and then bank a seed off the panel to hit the switch. Continue through this room and head up a screen.
  • Push the block near the locked door to the right to get to the other part of the room once again. Now go through this path once again, passing the mini-boss room, and getting all the way back to the wheel room.
  • Step into the wheel and this time it will take you to the room to the right.
  • Step on the switch a few times until the two panels are diagonally going from bottom-left to top-right. Then use your seed shooter and shoot diagonally, banking the seed off two walls, and then hitting the lever to open the door. Go up a screen.
  • Open the treasure chest to get the boss key and then jump off the ledge and head left a screen.
  • Go up a screen, left a screen, and up a screen. Now that we have the boss key, use it and youíll take on the dungeon boss, Shadow Hag.
  • Shadow Hag will turn into four small black circles and maneuver around the room. Just run away or use Rocís Cape to jump over them. Once the holes come together, four butterflies will be released and then Shadow Hag will appear from behind. If you turn around to look at Shadow Hag, it will disappear. Instead, what you need to do is wait until Shadow Hag appears and then use your seed shooter to bank a seed off the wall so that it returns and hits Shadow Hag. There is nothing else that happens in the battle, so just keep repeating this process over and over and bank seeds off the wall to defeat Shadow Hag.
  • Once Shadow Hag has been defeated, pick up the heart container and head left a screen.
  • Pick up the Echoing Howl, which is the third essence of time.
  • After a cut-scene showing the progress of the Black Tower, the Maku Tree telepathically tells you that the next essence is in the mountain northwest of Lynna city.