Harrow Island

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Harrow Island is a location in Phantom Hourglass. It is an uncharted island found in the southeastern quadrant of the World of the Ocean King. Once Link gets close enough, Ciela points out the island and adds it to his Sea Chart.[1][2] The area appears rather barren, with the majority of it being covered by a large sand field; however, the island is filled with numerous Rupees hidden underground and is home to a mini-game.[3][4]


When Link first arrives at the island, Linebeck comments that he is certain there are riches hidden there.[5] As Link walks out to explore, he is greeted by a Gossip Stone who offers to allow him into the northern desert section of the area by activating a gust geyser to dig up ten treasures in exchange for 50 Rupees.[6][7] He promises to notify Link once he has dug up his tenth treasure and warns him that there are negative treasures hidden as well, referring to Rupoors.[8]


Link can use his Shovel to dig holes and randomly hits treasure.[9] He primarily finds Rupees (colored Red, Blue, and Big Green) and Rupoors (the 10 Rupoor and the 50 Rupoor). There are also four Treasure Maps that only appear only after certain events in the story. The first two can be found upon completing the Temple of Ice,[10] and the other two appear on the island after obtaining the Northeastern Sea Chart in the Temple of the Ocean King.[11]

On occasion, Link also unearths Lucky Lee, the spirit of the island.[12] For 50 Rupees, Lucky Lee allows Link to choose a treasure chest.[13][14] He is then randomly awarded 40, 150, or 200 Rupees, or if he loses, he has to pay an additional 100 Rupees.[15][16][17][18]


Once Link digs up his ninth treasure, the Gossip Stone warns him and then tells him to return to the entrance after his tenth.[19][20] The Gossip Stone thanks him for playing on his way out, and Link must leave the island and return to play again.[21] However, if Link continues to dig after his tenth treasure, the Gossip Stone will warn him only one more time before forcing Link to pay 100 Rupees.[22][23] If he still persists even after that, the stone takes all of his Rupees.[24] Finally, if Link keeps on digging, the Gossip Stone bans him from playing the game any longer.[25] Any further attempts to dig result in the Gossip Stone calling Link a "greedy little oinker" and no more treasures appear.[26] Linebeck also comments on the ban when Link leaves the island.[27]

When Link returns, the Gossip Stone asks if he is truly sorry for what he did.[28] If Link says yes, then the Gossip Stone agrees to allow him to play again if he pays 300 Rupees to have his ban lifted.[29] With the price paid, the Gossip Stone does as promised and treats Link just as before.[30]



  1. "Look there! That island isn't marked on our charts, [Link]! And it looks like we can dock there! There! I've just added the isle to your chart! Why not set a course for it?" — Ciela, Phantom Hourglass.
  2. "Sail northward until you spy the isle, which Ciela quickly jots down on your sea chart." — Prima Games Phantom Hourglass Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 196
  3. "Boing-oing! Golden opportunity awaits! The right moves can change your life for the best... Rupees abound under the ground here. That's why it's called Harrow Island!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  4. "This desert is actually a huge sandbox filled with wondrous prizes." — Prima Games Phantom Hourglass Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 196
  5. "Oh, smell it! This island just reeks of riches! I'd warrant my wallet on it! Go poke around, and don't miss a single thing, [Link]!" — Linebeck, Phantom Hourglass.
  6. "The fee is only 50 Rupees. The only rule: you can dig up just 10 treasures. It's all yours to keep! But don't think about digging any more than 10 times! What do you think? Give your luck a go? [.]Yes[.]Nope" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  7. "The statue welcomes you to the island and offers you a chance to dig for fortune and glory, all for the small price of 50 Rupees. Pay the statue and then step onto the gust geyser that starts blowing nearby to be blown northward and reach a huge sand pit that dominates most of the island!" — Prima Games Phantom Hourglass Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 196
  8. "Thank you very much! I'll let you know when you've dug up your 10th treasure. Until then, take your time and, above all else, have fun! Oh, I almost forgot: among our treasures are unlucky prizes for unlucky souls. So! Will you leave here as a big winner...or loser?" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  9. "Your shovel hit something!" — In-game description, Phantom Hourglass.
  10. "Check back here after finishing the Temple of Ice to get two treasure maps, and again after obtaining the fourth and final sea chart to get the other two." — Prima Games Phantom Hourglass Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 196
  11. "The other two become available only after you have the fourth and final sea chart from the Temple of the Ocean King." — Prima Games Phantom Hourglass Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 239
  12. "While digging for loot, you'll periodically uncover an invisible spirit named Lucky Lee who resides here at Harrow Island." — Prima Games Phantom Hourglass Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 196
  13. "A strange voice rises from deep inside the hole... I'm Lucky Lee, the lucky spirit that dwells on this island! I'm here to bring you luck! If you pay me 50 Rupees, you can win big, big, big! Want to try your hand at my game of luck? [.]Yes[.]Nope" — Lucky Lee, Phantom Hourglass.
  14. "Well, then! Let's start! Say there was a large treasure chest and a small treasure chest... Which do you choose? [.]Large[.]Small" — Lucky Lee, Phantom Hourglass.
  15. "You're a big winner! You're one lucky fella! You won 200 Rupees! Come again!" — Lucky Lee, Phantom Hourglass.
  16. "You're a so-so winner! Yep, sorta lucky, fella! You won 150 Rupees! Come again!" — Lucky Lee, Phantom Hourglass.
  17. "A tiny winner! And so you win a consolation prize of 40 Rupees. Come again!" — Lucky Lee, Phantom Hourglass.
  18. "Oh, no! You lost! You must pay 100 Rupees! Come again!" — Lucky Lee, Phantom Hourglass.
  19. "Yes, indeed! You have dug up your ninth treasure! Just one more to go!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  20. "OK! Thanks for playing! You've dug up 10 treasures and thus end your session! Please return to the entrance!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  21. "We look forward to seeing you again!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  22. "You've now dug 10 times. You dare not dig again. Not even once more! Consider yourself warned. Don't even think about digging again!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  23. "I warned you so much not to dig, but still you did! So... As a penalty, I will take 100 Rupees from you! Now don't do it again!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  24. "Oh, no! You dug one more time! As a penalty, I will collect all the Rupees you got!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  25. "How many warnings is it going to take?! I'll tell you. NO more warnings! Because you're now banned from playing here! Please don't come here ever again." — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  26. "Nothing more will come out! Greedy little oinker!" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  27. "Why work to get banned from a place like this?! Not my problem, I guess. So, you want to leave? [.]Yes[.]Nope" — Linebeck, Phantom Hourglass.
  28. "Boing-oi... Oh... It's you... You are banned from here, don't you remember? But if you're honestly sorry... So, are you truly sorry for what you did last time? [.]Truly[.]Not really" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  29. "Then if you're really sorry, we will let you play again for a cost of 300 Rupees. Want to play again and have your ban lifted? [.]Yes[.]Nope" — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.
  30. "Thank you. Your ban has been lifted. Please behave yourself from now on." — Gossip Stone, Phantom Hourglass.