This chapter covers the normal mode of Twilight Princess for the Nintendo Wii. If you are playing on the Nintendo Wii U, check out the Cave of Ordeals – HD Version.

21.1 50 Floors of Enemies

Now that we have collected every single item within the game, we can collect some of the last remaining collectables to gear ourselves for the final dungeon. Speak with Midna and warp to the Gerudo Mesa. The Cave of Ordeals is right next to the warp point. Run down the steps to enter the dungeon.

The Cave of Ordeals is a completely optional quest but it is necessary in order to fully complete the game, and specifically collect the final three Poe Souls.

The Cave of Ordeals consists of fifty floors which increase in difficulty greatly as you progress. They really do start off really easy and then get ridiculously hard. I highly suggest that you have four bottles filled with potion, have a good amount of bombs and arrows, already have the magic armor, and have nearly full rupees. Every 10th floor that you reach, Link will find a Great Fairy. Speaking with her will release fairies to various portions of Hyrule. Every 10th floor you will also need an item to progress. Since we have all the items, this is not a problem.

Rather than give in-depth strategy on how to defeat every enemy on every floor, I will just be giving a listing of which enemies appear on which floor. There are no new enemies in the Cave of Ordeals that we have not seen outside of the Cave, so there are no surprises. Run forward and drop down to what is the first floor of the Cave of Ordeals.

Room 01 – Bokoblin x1
Room 02 – Keese x3, Rats x3
Room 03 – Baba Serpent x4
Room 04 – Skulltula x3
Room 05 – Bulblin Archer x3
Room 06 – Fire Slug x9
Room 07 – Fire Keese x5, Dodongo x2
Room 08 – Tektite x6
Room 09 – Bulblin Archer x2, Lizalfos x2
Room 10 – Great Fairy x1 (Releases Fairies to the Ordon Spring) (Spinner Needed)

Room 11 – Helmasaur x3, Rat x15
Room 12 – Large Purple Chu x1
Room 13 – Chu Worm x4
Room 14 – Bubble x15
Room 15 – Bokoblin x10
Room 16 – Keese x8, Rat x8
Room 17 – Stalhound x10, Poe Soul x1
Room 18 – Leever x10
Room 19 – Purple Chu (They will combine)
Room 20 – Great Fairy #2 (Releases Fairies to the Faron Spring) (Ball & Chain Needed)

Room 21 – Bokoblin x5, Ice Keese x5
Room 22 – Keese x5, Rat x10, Ghoul Rat x10
Room 23 – Mini-Stalfos x30
Room 24 – ReDead x5
Room 25 – Bulblin x10, Bulblin Archer x3
Room 26 – Stalfos x3
Room 27 – Bubble x4, Skulltula x3
Room 28 – Lizalfos x2, Bokoblin x10
Room 29 – Fire Bubble x4, Stalfos x2, Mini-Stalfos x15
Room 30 – Great Fairy x3 (Releases Fairies to the Eldin Spring) (Dominion Rod Needed)

Room 31 – Beamos Statue x5, Keese x6
Room 32 – Fire Slug x5, Fire Keese x5, Dodongo x2, Fire Bubble x5
Room 33 – ReDead x4, Poe Soul x1
Room 34 – Ghoul Rat x10, Purple Chu (They will combine)
Room 35 – Ice Keese x6, Freezard x1
Room 36 – Chilfos x4
Room 37 – Ice Bubble x5, Leever x10
Room 38 – Ice Bubble x3, Ice Keese x3, Chilfos x4, Freezard x2
Room 39 – Darknut x2
Room 40 – Great Fairy #4 (Releases Fairies to the Lanayru Spring) (Double Clawshot Needed)

Room 41 – Armos Knight x9
Room 42 – Bokoblin x6, Baba Serpent x6
Room 43 – Lizalfos x5, Bulblin Archer x8
Room 44 – Dinolfos x4, Poe Soul x1
Room 45 – Bulblin Archer x2, ReDead x5, Purple Chu (They will combine)
Room 46 – Chilfos x3, Freezard x2, Ghoul Rat x10
Room 47 – Bokoblin x1, Mini-Stalfos x5, Rat x10
Room 48 – Darknut x1, Aeralfos x2
Room 49 – Darknut x3 (x4 if played through a 2nd time)
Room 50 – Great Fairy #5

As your reward for reaching the 50th floor, the Great Fairy will give you the Great Fairy’s Tears. Once completed the Cave of Ordeals you will appear at the Lanayru Spring. Walk up to the fairies and use any empty bottle to catch fairies.

21.2 Soul of Jovani

With our new found fairies in the bottle, talk to Midna and warp to Castle Town. Run into town as Wolf Link and go to the south portion of Castle Town. Go to Jovani’s house and dig in through the hole in the ground. Walk up to him and speak with him. With all 60 Poe souls collected, Jovani will return to his normal self. Jovani award you with a Silver rupee, which is worth 200 rupees. From this point on whenever you speak with Jovani, he will give Link 200 more rupees. (It hardly seems worth it)

Run to the north part of town and you’ll see a cut-scene of Hyrule Castle. Midna will use the Fused Shadows fly and hit the walls repeatedly with it. A seemingly giant Midna will then awaken and use her power to destroy the Twilight that surrounds Hyrule Castle. The next we see, it begins to rain and Link is holding Midna in front of Hyrule Castle with the Twilight now gone.

Walk forward and push the door open to enter Hyrule Castle.