Lake Hylia

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Lake Hylia is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.

A Link to the Past

Main article: Lake Hylia (A Link to the Past)
A map of Lake Hylia in A Link to the Past

"The southeast area of Hyrule was dominated by a vast lake called Hylia. Several hidden caves sat on its shores, even one lined with ice. The lake itself was dotted with whirlpools, telltale sign of the rough currents just below the water's surface."

In A Link to the Past, Lake Hylia contains many enemies like River Zora. This lake is the Light World counterpart of the Ice Lake in the Dark World.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Lake Hylia (Ocarina of Time)

Lake Hylia lies southwest of Hyrule Field. Link can get there for the first time as a child either through Hyrule Field or through the tunnel which connects the Lake and Zora's Domain. Ruto's Letter is in the shallow water near the tunnel. As an adult, the lake has been drained. The Water Temple lies under the Triforce Pedestal island in the middle of the lake, and defeating Morpha restores the water level in the lake.

Other points of interest include the Fishing Pond, Lakeside Laboratory and the twin scarecrows Pierre and Bonooru.

Four Swords Adventures

Main article: Lake Hylia (Four Swords Adventures)
A Map of Lake Hylia in Four Swords Adventures.

Lake Hylia is the first stage in Whereabouts of the Wind, and in Four Swords Adventures. It serves primarily as a tutorial stage for the game, introducing Link to various combat styles, items, and other aspects of the game. It is filled with much scenery, including trees, rivers, waterfalls and caves. Link meets Kaepora Gaebora for the first time early in the stage, as well as Tingle later on. After obtaining and using various items to navigate the Lake, Link must defeat a group of Soldiers and their Leader, Chief Soldier. Afterwards, Link must break the Eye Barriers at the end of the level, allowing him access to the Cave of No Return.

The Minish Cap

Main article: Lake Hylia (The Minish Cap)
Lake Hylia map - TMC.png

Lake Hylia is one of the areas of Hyrule and houses the fourth dungeon of the game, the Temple of Droplets. The Temple holds the third element, the Water Element.

Stockwell's House, Mayor Hagen's Lakeside Cabin, David Jr. and Waveblade are located by the lake, while the Witch's Hut can initially only be accessed through the lake region.

Twilight Princess

Main article: Lake Hylia (Twilight Princess)
Lake Hylia in Twilight Princess when restored to normal

In Twilight Princess, Lake Hylia can be found in the southern part of the Lanayru Province. The Great Bridge of Hylia passes above the lake and leads into the center of the province. Fyer is located here with his Human-Cannonball Ride. Link can pay him for an Oasis Flight up to the Gerudo Desert or a normal flight up onto Falbi's house where Link can play the mini-game Falbi's Flight-by-Fowl or just pass through the house to reach the Great Bridge of Hylia.

When first encountered the Lake is corrupted with Twilight and almost dried out, however, once Link collects all the Tears of Light and unfreezes Zora's Domain, the Lake is filled with water and restored from Twilight.

A Link Between Worlds

Main article: Lake Hylia (A Link Between Worlds)
A Link Between Worlds Lake Hylia map

Lake Hylia is a large body of water in the south-eastern part of Hyrule. The dungeon containing the Pendant of Wisdom, the House of Gales, is positioned on an island in the centre, along with a Weather Vane.

Mother Maiamai lives in a cave to the north-west of the lake.

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Lake Hylia (Breath of the Wild)

Lake Hylia is a location in Breath of the Wild.

Age of Calamity

Main article: Lake Hylia (Breath of the Wild) § Age of Calamity

Lake Hylia is a location in Age of Calamity.

Non-Canon Appearances

This section describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.

Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors Stage Lake Hylia.jpg
Main article: Lake Hylia (Hyrule Warriors)

Lake Hylia is a stage in Hyrule Warriors. It is the second Ocarina of Time-based stage, after Death Mountain.

Cadence of Hyrule

Main article: Lake Hylia (Cadence of Hyrule)

Lake Hylia is a subregion in Cadence of Hyrule. It is always found directly south of Hyrule Castle, and is home to the Zora.