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Dampé's Shack

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Dampé's Shack
Gravekeeper's Hut 2.png
The outside of Dampé's Shack
Main Appearance(s)

Dampé's Shack is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series and serves as the home for Dampé.

Features and Overview

Ocarina of Time

First appearing in Ocarina of Time, the shack is located in the Kakariko Graveyard, known as the Gravekeeper's Hut. Young Link can only enter it during Dampé's Heart-Pounding Gravedigging Tour, which is from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M; otherwise, Dampé will tell the young hero that he is either sleeping or that the gravedigging tour is over. The only interactive object inside the hut is Dampé's Diary, which mentions how Dampé found a treasure that stretches and goes "boing!".

Once Link turns into an adult, he will be able to enter the hut at any time. Upon reading the diary again, the gravekeeper prompts the reader to seek out his grave and enter it, whereupon he will let them have his treasure: the Hookshot.[1]

Majora's Mask

Appearing again in Majora's Mask, the shack is found in the northern portion of the Ikana Graveyard. It can only be accessed from beneath the grave accessible on the night of the Third Day.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, the shack is found within the Graveyard in the northern Swamp. Here, Dampé tells the Links about the Dark Mirror which a dark tribe was sealed away in long ago.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, the shack is located within the Royal Valley, Link must obtain a key from Dampé in order to enter the Royal Crypt.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Canada FrenchCA Cabane du fossoyeur (OoT3D)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cabaña del sepulturero (OoT3D)



  1. "Whoever reads this, please enter my grave. I will let you have my stretching, shrinking keepsake. I'm waiting for you. --Dampé" — Dampé's Diary (Ocarina of Time)