Barnes Bombs

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Barnes Bombs

Barnes Bombs is a shop that makes its only appearance in Twilight Princess. It is one of two shops found in Kakariko during the day, along with Malo Mart. It is the local Bomb Shop of the Eldin Province, and for most of the game is the only Bomb shop available to Link.

History

Before the Shadow Beasts attack on the village, Barnes operated his store using supplies given to him by the Gorons from Death Mountain. However, along with this attack, the Gorons started to act differently. They suddenly started treating Kakariko residents as if they were foes, when previously they had been friends.[1] Because of this, Barnes was unable to gather supplies, and thus closed down shop.[2] Another factor to him closing down shop is the fact that after leaving the Sanctuary, he noticed his storage shed had been blown to pieces. This, of course, was done by Wolf Link, as he was searching for the Tears of Light.[3]

Once Link has completed the Goron Mines and saved Darbus, the Gorons rekindle their friendship with the Hylians. They now allow humans into their home, some Gorons even come down and spend some time in the village. Because of this renewed relationship, Barnes is able to open up shop again.[4] At first, he only has one type of Bomb available for purchase, the standard kind. However, as time progresses, he starts selling two more types: Water Bombs and Bomblings. Water Bombs only appear once the Twilight has been cleared from Lanayru Province, and the Bomblings appear once Link has acquired the Master Sword.

Location

Barnes Bombs is located in Kakariko Village to the very far north, just south of the entrance to Death Mountain. It is located very close to a warp point, making it very useful if Link is out of Bombs and needs to purchase some.

Products

Barnes Bombs sells a wide variety of Bombs, all within a reasonable price. Early on in the game, this was the only shop around that sold Bombs, so it was Link's primary source for anything and everything Bombs.

Item Name Cost (Rupees) First Available
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Bomb Bag & 30 Bombs 120 A one-time offer, available after completion of Goron Mines.
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10, 20, or 30 Bombs 30, 60, or 90 Available once Link has collected a Bomb Bag.
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5, 10, or 15 Water Bombs 30, 60, or 90 Available once the Twilight has been cleared from Lanayru Province.
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1, 5, or 10 6, 30, or 60 Available after Link has obtained the Master Sword

Bomb Buyback Counter

The Bomb Buyback Counter[5] is a sub-division of the shop. Here, Barnes will buy back unwanted Bombs from Link.[6] This service is great if Link wants to put a different type of Bombs in a certain Bomb Bag, as it allows him to empty an entire Bomb Bag. The prices are less than what Link bought them for, so it cannot be used to make any money.

Trivia

  • There are multiple signs inside Barnes Bombs that are plastered all over the walls. They all say the same thing, "FLAMMABLE Lanterns strictly prohibited!"[7] If Link equips and then uses his Lantern, Barnes puts on his mask, and slam his fist on the desk. This action causes droplets of water to fall from the ceiling onto Link, extinguishing his Lantern.

References

  1. "They had long been our friends, but suddenly treated us as foes. Even now they refuse to permit us entry into their mines." — Renado, Twilight Princess.
  2. "...Thing is, I can't get the materials I need from the Gorons anymore... Man, I ain't got a CLUE what to do!" — Barnes, Twilight Princess.
  3. "Well, you had to sacrifice someone's house to find Tears of Light...but that's how the cookie crumbles, right?" — Midna, Twilight Princess.
  4. "How 'bout this, now? Yep, I finally managed to get my numbers together and open up shop again." — Barnes, Twilight Princess.
  5. "A very good day to you, sir! Welcome to the incredibly fancy bomb buyback counter!" — Barnes, Twilight Princess.
  6. "What? Are you quite sure, sir? How unfortunate... Bear in mind I'll always buy any bombs you care to sell later on. Just bring them here!" — Barnes, Twilight Princess.
  7. "FLAMMABLE Lanterns strictly prohibited!" — Sign found inside Barnes Bombs, Twilight Princess.