Goron City

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Japan 日本語 ゴロンシティ
France Française Village Goron
Spain Español Ciudad Goron
Germany Deutsch Goronia
Italy Italiana Città dei Goron

Overview

The Goron City is a recurring location in Zelda Games, and is typically a conglomerate of Gorons in close proximity to Death Mountain.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Goron City is home of the Gorons.[1] It is found below Death Mountain Crater in the mountain, Death Mountain. As a Child, Link visits the City to recover the Goron's Ruby from Darunia. Link is first tasked with clearing out Dodongo's Cavern, as Ganondorf sealed it off after Darunia refused to give him the Ruby. The Cavern is the location of the food the Gorons who reside here feed on, so they are all starving.[2]

In the Future, Ganondorf revived the Dragon, Volvagia, who captures and eats the Gorons.[3] Due to this, Goron City is much less populated. One of the Gorons here is named Link after the hero who cleared out Dodongo's Cavern seven years earlier. This Goron is Darunia's son, and tells Link that he went in the Fire Temple to rescue his people from the jaws of the dragon.[4] In doing so, he also rewards Link with the Goron Tunic.

The highest section of the Goron City has a small platform held by ropes. On it lies a stone with the Goron symbol engraved on it, and it used to have the Goron's Ruby set on it.

Link can purchase the Giant's Knife from Medigoron within the city at this time for 200 Rupees. This is a rip-off, as the blade breaks after just eight swings.

When Link first visits the Goron City, he can proceed to the lowest section and play Zelda's Lullaby on the soft carpet, which allows him to access Darunia's room. When Link meets Darunia, he expected to see the messenger of the Royal Family, not a child. Darunia says that he is frustrated due to the infestation in Dodongo's Cavern. Link can lighten his heart by playing Saria's Song, which will make him happy and start to dance around. Darunia thanks Link for his effort, and gives him the Goron's Bracelet, which gives Link the ability to pull up Bomb Flowers when worn.

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Goron City (Breath of the Wild)

The city can be found on the western side of Death Mountain; The searing heat makes it near impossible for anyone but a Goron to live there. The location is mainly a mining village, and the boss of the village acts like a foreman of sorts. If Link attempts to get to Goron City with no Fireproof Elixir, he will catch fire and lose hearts.

References

  1. "Land of the Gorons Goron City" — Sign, Ocarina of Time.
  2. "Oh...I'm so hungry... Everyone feels faint from hunger because of the food shortage in this town. We are in danger of extinction! It's all because we can't enter our quarry, the Dodongo's Cavern. We Gorons live on a diet of rocks... And the most delicious and nutritious rocks around are found in the Dodongo's Cavern! But that seems like ancient history now... We've become such gourmets that we can't stand to eat rocks from anywhere else!" — Goron, Ocarina of Time.
  3. "A long time ago there was an evil dragon named Volvagia living in this mountain. That dragon was very scary! He ate Gorons! Using a huge hammer, the hero of the Gorons... BOOOM! Destroyed it just like that. This is a myth from long ago, but it's true! I know, because my dad is a descendant of the hero!" — Link the Goron, Ocarina of Time.
  4. "Everybody was taken to the Fire Temple... While my dad was out... Ganondorf's followers came and took them all away! All of them will be eaten by Volvagia! Dad said that Ganondorf has revived Volvagia... As a warning to those who might oppose him, Ganondorf is going to feed them all to Volvagia! Dad went to the Fire Temple all by himself to try to save everyone... Please help, Link! I'll give you this heat-resistant tunic!" — Link the Goron, Ocarina of Time.