Recorder

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Recorder
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Artwork from the Game Manual

Games

Location

Uses

Harms Digdogger
Reveals entrance to The Demon
Brings Link to the entrance of any dungeon he has beaten

Related

The Recorder, also known as the Whistle, is a musical instrument found exclusively in The Legend of Zelda. This item is the main item found in the fifth dungeon of the game, Level 5: The Lizard.

Uses

The Recorder has three known uses. Also, only two of these three is required to complete the game; the last one is completely optional.

Digdogger

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DIGDOGGER HATES CERTAIN KIND OF SOUND

The first use of the Recorder is also the main one. If played while Link is fighting a Digdogger, the Digdogger will shrink into a much smaller version of itself. Link can defeat this mini-version of Digdogger with his Sword. It is impossible to defeat Digdogger without using the Recorder to weaken it first.

Level 7 Entrance

The second use of the Recorder is very specific and is only needed once. On the western side of Hyrule, there is a Fairy Fountain that does not house a Fairy. If Link plays his Recorder while on this screen, it will reveal a secret; the entrance to the seventh dungeon of the game, Level 7: The Demon! If Link ever needs to re-enter this dungeon at any point in the game, the Recorder will work everytime.

Overworld Travelling

The final thing the Recorder can do for Link is this: when played in the Overworld, Link will be warped to the entrance of a random dungeon that he has previously defeated. This is good for warping, but can also be very frustrating. It could send Link anywhere, making it a very poor way of travelling across the overworld.

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