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Dark Ore

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Dark Ore
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Game(s)
Cost(s) 200 Rupees
Use(s) Deliver to Linebeck III to reveal Lost at Sea Station

Dark Ore is an item in Spirit Tracks.

Location

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Found only in the Dark Ore Mine in the Fire Realm, the ore costs 200 Rupees for ten pieces.[1] The ore is said to shine in the dark but begins to disappear (or melt, depending on who Link asks) at a fast rate when exposed to sunlight, and as such, Link must quickly transport it to its destination before it completely disappears.[2][3]

Uses

Link can purchase ten pieces of Dark Ore and take them to Linebeck III in the Trading Post. If Link can successfully bring at least five of these pieces to Linebeck, he will reward the young hero with a Force Gem, which will energize new tracks in the Ocean Realm allowing him to gain access to Lost at Sea Station.[4] However, to get it transferred quickly to Linebeck III, Link must travel through the cave on the east side of the Fire Realm and fight a large Rocktite and its small children. If Link's train is attacked more than once, he will not be able to bring a sufficient amount of ores to Linebeck (i.e. less than five). If Link still takes these few ores to Linebeck, he will reward Link's efforts with 100 Rupees. This, however, does not compensate for the cost of the wasted ores.

Afterwards, if Link brings five or more ores to Linebeck once again, he will reward Link with a treasure (usually one of 500 Rupee worth).

Trivia

  • Bringing the Dark Ore to Linebeck III for a Force Gem (or treasure) is the only use for them throughout the game. Later deliveries, however, are rewarded with treasures as rare as the Alchemy Stone.
  • Linebeck's use for Dark Ore is never explained in the game.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヤミの鉱石 (Yami no Kouseki) Dark Ore
French Republic FrenchEU Minerai noir Black Ore
Italian Republic Italian Minerale oscuro
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cristal Oscuro Dark Crystal

References

  1. "Dark Ore is 200 Rupees. Want to buy some?" — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  2. "The Dark Ore we mine here disappears when exposed to sunlight. So we work all day in the dark like this. I so need to go out and get some sun!" — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "Hey, kid! You ever heard of Dark Ore? It shines in the dark and melts if sunlight hits it! Strange, eh?" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Wh-what's this? You actually brought me some Dark Ore?! Hyah hah hah! Well, fork it over then! ...You are going to give it to me, right?" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)