The Golden Darknut, along with three other Golden Monsters, appears around various regions of Holodrum after talking to a golden robed Old Man in the water receded cave around the Gnarled Root Dungeon while it is Summer. The Golden Darknut can be found in the Woods of Winter while it is Autumn. After defeating it, along with the other Golden Monsters, Link will receive a Magic Ring from the Old Man which, when appraised, becomes the Red Ring.
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 173
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 17