Ganon's Tower

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Ganon's Tower is a recurring dungeon in The Legend of Zelda series. It is the final dungeon where Ganon is fought.

Ganon's Tower
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Ganon's Tower from The Wind Waker

Games

Appearances

A Link to the Past

Main article: Ganon's Tower (A Link to the Past)

Ganon's Tower is a dungeon in the Dark World of A Link to the Past that can be found in the same location as the Light World's Tower of Hera. Link needs all seven Crystals to break the seal on Ganon's Tower. It is an incredibly complex dungeon and Link needs to fight all four bosses from the Light World's dungeons again in this palace. The Red Mail is also found in this dungeon, reducing all damage to ¼. Upon defeating Agahnim, Link is transported to the top of the Dark World's Pyramid of Power to face off against Ganon.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Ganon's Castle

Ganon's Tower is the central keep of Ganon's Castle[1], the dark fortress which Ganondorf created on the site of Hyrule Castle. To access it, Link must make it through the six trials on the ground floor, allowing the corresponding Sage access to dispel part of the barrier protecting the Tower.

Once the barrier is fully dispelled, Link must fight his way through three floors - one with a pair of Dinofos, one with a pair of Stalfos containing the Boss Key chest and one with a pair of Iron Knuckles. If he makes it to the top of the tower, Ganondorf waits with the captive Zelda.

Once the "Great King of Evil" is defeated, the top floor of Ganon's Tower is destroyed and its structural integrity compromised. Zelda must lead Link back down the Tower, opening the barred doors in their path, and out of the Castle before it collapses completely.

The Wind Waker

Ganon's Tower is the final dungeon in The Wind Waker in which Link must defeat Ganondorf. In order to reach this dungeon, Link must first collect all eight pieces of the Triforce of Courage, thus breaking the barrier surrounding Hyrule. Inside the dungeon, there are four chambers in which Link must once again defeat the bosses from past dungeons in a black and white display, as if he was reliving a memory.

After Link conquers all four foes, the next chamber opens, which leads Link to where he battles Phantom Ganon. After fighting him enough times, Link receives the Light Arrows, which he uses for a final blow on Phantom Ganon. Link now enters the final room, where he finds Ganondorf, standing next to a bed with a sleeping Princess Zelda. Here, Link fights all three phases of Puppet Ganon. After this, Link must climb to the top of the room to reach the final chamber where he must fight Ganondorf himself.

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  1. "Link...can you hear me? It's Rauru, the Sage. We six will gather our power to create a bridge to the castle where Ganondorf dwells... The castle's keep, which is known as Ganon's Tower, is protected by six evil barriers. Bring down the six barriers and save Princess Zelda!!" — Rauru, Ocarina of Time.