Dampé's Shack

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Dampé's Shack
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Main appearance(s)

Dampé's Shack is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed][2][note 1][note 2] Dampé's Shacks serve as the home for Dampé.

Features and Overview

Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch

Dampé's Shack appears in place of the Photographer's house from Link's Awakening DX at Tal Tal Heights in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch. Inside his Shack, Dampé constructs Chambers for Chamber Dungeons, which he allows Link to arrange and explore.

Ocarina of Time

Dampé's 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 the Gravekeeper'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.[5]

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

Dampe's House is located in the northeastern area of the Royal Valley. Dampé lives within it, and he will give Link the Graveyard Key to access the Graveyard, and by extension the Royal Crypt, when Link comes and speaks with him.[6]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
GermanyGermanBoris' Hütte (LANS)Boris's Shack
ItalyItalianCapanna di Danpei (LANS)Danpé's hut
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  1. Dampé's Shack was referred to as Dampé's Hut in a quiz on the Play Nintendo website.[3] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.
  2. Dampé's Shack was referred to as Dampe's House in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[4] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. "Dampé's Shack" — System (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 272 (TMC)
  3. Zelda: Link’s Awakening Wind Fish Riddle Quiz - Play Nintendo, Play Nintendo, retrieved May 17, 2020.
  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 65
  5. "Whoever reads this, please enter my grave. I will let you have my stretching, shrinking keepsake. I'm waiting for you. --Dampé" — Gravekeeper's Diary (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Well, if the king has called you, I can't see any reason not to let you in... Here, take this graveyard key." — Dampé (The Minish Cap)