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Eastern Palace (A Link Between Worlds)

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Eastern Palace
First room of the Eastern Palace
Location(s) Eastern Ruins
Game(s) A Link Between Worlds
Boss(es) Yuga
Quest Reward(s)Heart Container
Theme Music

The Eastern Palace is a dungeon featured in A Link Between Worlds. It is the first dungeon in the game, and the place where Osfala is captured. The Bow is required to access it, and its boss is Yuga.

Entrance to the Temple

The Eastern Palace is located in the east of Hyrule, hence its name. The dungeon entrance is located in a large structure with several statues along it. The palace shares many similarities with the previous version from A Link to the Past, such as enemy types and exterior architecture.

Link is sent to the Palace after Sahasrahla realizes his pupil, Osfala, is in danger. Sahasrahla tells Link to head there and tell Osfala of Yuga's plan to free Ganon.[1][2] However, before Link can get there, he must rent the Bow from Ravio to activate a door switch near the Palace entrance. The Bow also allows Link to navigate his way through the dungeon.

Themes and Navigation

The dungeon is simple and only has three floors, and Ball traps remain a common obstacle. Link primarily uses the Bow to hit switches that change the levels of platforms.

At the end of the dungeon, Yuga turns Osfala into a painting and he and Link fight. Yuga responds to his loss by turning Link into a painting, which is not long-lived as Ravio's bracelet allows Link to return to normal. He then has the ability to merge with walls. After obtaining a Heart Container dropped by Yuga, Link uses his new ability to explore the outer walls of the dungeon.


The Compass is in a chest in the northwestern room of the first floor; the chest appears after defeating some Popos. It can then be accessed by entering through the room south of the chest and exiting through the north door. The Big Key can be found to the left of the room with the boss door, in a chest that is accessed after defeating some Stalfos.

Enemies and Traps



  1. โ†‘ "I've put him in danger, for he's also a descendant of the Seven Sages! I'm sure Yuga will be waiting for him!" โ€” Sahasrahla (A Link Between Worlds)
  2. โ†‘ "Could you hurry to Osfala and tell him everything? Please!" โ€” Sahasrahla (A Link Between Worlds)
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Japan Japanese ๆฑใฎ็ฅžๆฎฟ (Higashi no Shinden) Eastern Temple
Canada FrenchCA Palais de l'Est
Federal Republic of Germany German Ost-Palast East Palace
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Templo del Este
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