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Cave of Shadows

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Cave of Shadows
TPHD Cave of Shadows.jpg
Game(s) Twilight Princess HD
Main Item Wallet Upgrade

The Cave of Shadows is a dungeon exclusive to Twilight Princess HD. The dungeon can be entered by using the Wolf Link amiibo on the Collection screen.

Themes and Navigation

The Cave of Shadows is a dungeon similar to the Cave of Ordeals, though it features 40 floors and must be completed as Wolf Link, since Link cannot revert to his human form while in it.[1] The Cave of Shadows also inhibits the use of Fairies, which will not revive Link when he runs out of Hearts should they be Bottled beforehand. If Link clears the final floor with the Giant Wallet in his possession, he will obtain the Colossal Wallet, which can hold up to 9,999 Rupees;[2] otherwise, he will receive the next Wallet upgrade, moving the Colossal Wallet to Agitha.

The dungeon is split into three sections, one with five floors, the second with 15, and the last one with 20. After each section is a floor containing a Treasure Chest, then the dungeon must be left and re-entered again in order to access the next section. Floors cannot be skipped, so the dungeon must be traversed through three times to get to the end the first time.[3] The first section can be accessed after restoring light to the Faron Province, the second section after watching Ganondorf's execution after Arbiter's Grounds, and the third section after obtaining the Sol-infused Master Sword in the Palace of Twilight. After completing the last floor of the dungeon, Link will obtain a Wallet upgrade from the Great Fairy. Then, a door in front of him opens, revealing a giant statue based on the Wolf Link amiibo.

Upon completing a section of the Cave of Shadows, the game presents a score based on the amount of Hearts preserved, time taken, highest combo, and amiibo used while traversing it on a previous attempt.[4] The Wolf Link amiibo can be used to save data of the number of Hearts preserved from that last attempt, which can then be scanned again while inside the cave to replenish Link's health to that amount.[5]

Floors and Enemies



Floor Content(s)
1 Shadow Beasts
2 Shadow Beasts
3 Shadow Babas
Shadow Vermin
4 Shadow Keese
Shadow Vermin
5 Shadow Beasts
Shadow Vermin
6 Red Rupee
(Treasure Chest)
Exit
7 Blue Bokoblins
8 Keese
9 Baba Serpents
10 Helmasaurs
11 Torch Slugs
12 Tektites
13 Bulblin Archers
14 Dodongos
15 ? Chuchus
16 ? Ghoul Rats
17 15× Bubbles
18 ? Stalkin
19 ReDead Knights
? Poison Mites
20 Purple Rupee
(Treasure Chest)
Exit
21 Skulltulas
Deku Babas
22 Helmasaurs
? Ghoul Rats
23 Lizalfos
Armos
24 ReDead Knights
Deku Babas
25 Dodongos
? Torch Slugs
? Fire Keese
26 Keese
Blue Bokoblins
10x Ghoul Rats
27 Bulblin Archers
ReDead Knights
28 Ice Keese
White Wolfos
29 12x Chuchus
? Ghoul Rats
30 Chilfos
? Mini Freezards
? Ice Keese
31 Armos
? Baby Gohmas
? Keese
? Rats
? Shadow Vermin
32 Dynalfos
Lizalfos
Blue Bokoblins
33 Helmasaurs
Deku Babas
10× Keese
34 ?
35 Shadow Bulblin Archers
Shadow Bulblin
36 Zant Masks
Shadow Keese
37 Bulblin Archers
Bokoblins
38 First Phase
Dodongos
Baba Serpents
Second Phase
Fire Bubbles
Ice Bubbles
? Stalkin
Third Phase
Zant Masks
Southeast Switch
Fourth Phase
Dynalfos
Helmasaurs
Keese
Southwest Switch
Fourth Phase
Lizalfos
Dynalfos
Northeast Switch
Fourth Phase
Bulblins
Bokoblins
Northwest Switch
Fourth Phase
Skulltulas
Baby Gohmas
39 Wallet Upgrade
Silver Rupee
Orange Rupee Triforce piece.png

Etymology

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 獣の試練 (Kemono no Shiren) Trial of the Beast
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cueva de las Sombras
French Republic FrenchEU Épreuves du loup Test of the Wolf
Federal Republic of Germany German Schattenhöhle
Italian Republic Italian Antro Oscuro Dark Cave

Gallery

References

  1. "You have to play through this brutal challenge dungeon exclusively as Wolf Link." (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 429)
  2. "As a reward for your efforts, you'll be given the Colossal Wallet: a massive Rupee bag that can hold 9,999 Rupees!" (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 436)
  3. "The Cave of Shadows is broken down into three challenges, each one unlocks as you progress through the game [...] Each new challenge unlocks more floors for you to take, but the catch is you have to do all the floors from the previous floor to get to the new floors." (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 429)
  4. "Every time you complete one of the challenges you'll be met with the Record screen, which breaks down how long you have played, how many Hearts you lost during that playthrough, and how many enemies you defeated without taking any damage." (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 430)
  5. "Any Hearts you have at the end of a run through one of the Cave of Shadows' challenges will be stored in your Wolf Link amiibo." (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 429)
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