East of the Bay

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East of the Bay

East of the Bay is a tiny, four-screen area of Koholint Island in Link's Awakening. It is found south of Animal Village and receives its name from its location in relation to Martha's Bay. It contains the entrance to the Yarna Desert.

Points of Interest

Entrance to Yarna Desert and the Walrus

Main article: Walrus

While Link is searching for the key to Angler's Tunnel, he finds a lazy Walrus has blocked the path into the desert. He must bring Marin from Mabe Village so she can sing the Ballad of the Wind Fish to awaken him. Afterward, if Link plays the Ballad of the Wind Fish on his Ocarina on this screen, the Walrus will surface in the water, thinking that it was Marin.

Warp Hole

One of the four Warp Holes of Koholint Island can be found in the East of the Bay region. It can only be reached through a southeastern exit of Animal Village. If Link enters it, the portal will take him to either Ukuku Prairie, Tal Tal Heights, or Tal Tal Mountain Range, as long as he has seen the portals in those other three regions.