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Great Bay is the western area of Termina in Majora's Mask. It is a large shore that makes home to the aquatic race of the Zoras, who live in the Zora Hall. Its hot weather, murky waters,[1] and population of enemies now plague the Bay.[2] The Great Bay is also home to the Gerudo Pirates, who live in their fortress.

The entrance to the Great Bay is barricaded by fences, requiring that Link bring Epona to jump over them.

Locations and Features

Great Bay Coast

Main article: Great Bay Coast

The Great Bay Coast is the main part of the region. Found in the coast is the Fisherman's Hut as well as the Oceanside Spider House. The coast provides access to the other parts of the western region.

Marine Research Laboratory

Main article: Marine Research Laboratory

The Marine Research Laboratory is located some meters from the coast. It is where various marine biology experiments are carried out. Link finds here the tank in which he should place the Zora Eggs stolen from singer Lulu by the Gerudo Pirates from the northern fortress.[3]

Fisherman's Hut

Main article: Fisherman's Hut

The Fisherman's Hut is where the Fisherman lives, where he used to practice fishing until the coast became unsafe. He has a Seahorse for sale. The Fisherman wants a Pictograph of a Gerudo Pirate, and will allow Link to take his Seahorse in exchange. He also offers to play a mini-game which involves jumping between platforms, where a Piece of Heart can be obtained.

Oceanside Spider House

Main article: Oceanside Spider House

The Oceanside Spider House is a cursed, abandoned house east from the coast. It is full of Gold Skulltulas. A man seeking shelter appears here once all of the Skulltulas inside have been slain, and will give Link various awards depending on which Day he had cleared the house out.

Pirates' Fortress

Main article: Pirates' Fortress

The Pirates' Fortress is the refuge of the dreaded Gerudo Pirates.[4] Having an industrial appearance, it is a stronghold where the stolen Zora Eggs are held inside pools of water (although only four of the Eggs are actually kept here, since the Pirates lost the other three).

Pinnacle Rock

Main article: Pinnacle Rock

Pinnacle Rock is northwest from the coast. It is a formation of rocks filled with nothing but murky water. Beneath the waves of these waters (deep under the rocks) is home to the Deep Pythons.[5]

Zora Cape

Main article: Zora Cape

Zora Cape is south from the coast. It is where a river ends its path towards the sea. It is full of rock elevations, and it is also where Link can find the rest of Great Bay's areas, including a Fairy Fountain.

Zora Hall

Main article: Zora Hall

Zora Hall is the congregation area for the Zoras, found inside a coral reef a few meters from the river. It is also the home of the famous rock band The Indigo-Go's.

Great Bay Temple

Main article: Great Bay Temple

The Great Bay Temple is the only temple in Termina that is not located within a specific area. It is inaccessible to most people and is surrounded by a very powerful cyclone of water.

Waterfall Rapids

Main article: Waterfall Rapids

Found east of Zora Cape, the Waterfall Rapids are accessed from behind the top of the river's waterfall.[6] It is the home of two Beavers, who will race Link and, on the event of losing, will give away an empty Bottle (after two races) and a Piece of Heart (after four).

Non-canon Appearances

The Great Bay stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Great Bay appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The stage features the Marine Research Laboratory as the main platform. A rock platform stands to the left and the Turtle to the right; the palm trees on his back serve as two smaller platforms. After a while, the Turtle will hide underwater, reappearing after a set amount of time.

Tingle makes a cameo appearance floating on a balloon that can be used as a platform. If a player stands long enough on the balloon, or it is pierced by an attack, it will burst and drop Tingle on the platform below. Eventually, Tingle will blow up another balloon.

The Four Giants and the Moon also make a cameo appearance in the background. As the fight progresses, the Moon will come closer to the ground. Eventually, the Four Giants will appear and stop the Moon, returning it to its original position.

References

  1. "Lately, the seawater has gotten really warm. It hasn’t helped my fishing at all… And what’s worse, this water has gotten murky, so when I ship out, I always lose my way and somehow end up back at shore. We fishermen – and even the fish - are in a real predicament!" — Fisherman (Majora's Mask)
  2. "Woah-oh! In Great Bay now somethin’ is a-hapennin’. Is it now?" — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Oh! Baby, listen to me. I don’t want to beg. Gerudo Pirates! They stole that girl’s eggs" — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Ah! Mikau! What are you doing in a place like this? This is the ominous Pirates’ Fortress. I don’t think you should get too close." — Zora (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Here in the depths of Pinnacle Rock live many dangerous sea snakes…" — Seahorse (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Hey, aren’t you Mikau? Were you able to get an empty bottle from the beavers on top of the waterfall? Those guys are quick, so it's pretty tough, isn't it?" — Zora (Majora's Mask)
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Language Name Meaning
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 大海湾 Great Bay
Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao ChineseTR 壯麗海灣 Great Bay
French-speaking countries French Grande Baie Great Bay
Federal Republic of Germany German Schädelbucht Skull Bay
Italian Republic Italian Grande Baia Great Bay
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Gran Bahía Great Bay