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Lokomo Song

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Carben and Link playing a Lokomo Song

In Spirit Tracks, the Lokomo Songs, or Songs of Restoration, are duets that Link plays with another member of the Lokomo tribe.[1]

Learning Location and Uses

The Lokomo plays his or her part first using their own sacred instrument, while Link then follows by playing the Spirit Flute. At the end of the duet, both Link and the Lokomo play at the same time, thus generating energy that powers the Spirit Tracks.[2] Throughout his journey, Link must visit the five Lokomos who live in their respective sanctuaries scattered across the five realms in order to play the duets with them and restore the Spirit Tracks that lead to each realm's temple.[3]

Link is first given a chance to practice the melody with said Lokomo before doing their performance. Once the young hero is done practicing, he must put the Spirit Flute down to then try the real performance. As the two are playing, Link must play his notes with the tempo given by the metronome in order to play the song correctly; thus, having a sense of rhythm is essential when playing Lokomo Songs.

Unlike the other songs learned on the Spirit Flute, the Lokomo Songs do not stay in Link's inventory and can only be played once with its respective Lokomo throughout the whole game.

List of Songs

Gage Duet

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The first Lokomo Duet that Link learns is in the Forest Sanctuary. Link, along with Gage and his cello, play the duet to restore the tracks leading to the Forest Temple.

Steem Duet

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Steem, using his pipa, plays the second duet with Link in the Snow Sanctuary, revealing the Spirit Tracks to the Snow Temple.

Carben Duet

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In the Ocean Sanctuary, Link must play a duet with Carben and his flute to open the path to the Ocean Temple.

Embrose Duet

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The fourth Lokomo Duet is learned with Embrose, who plays the timpani in the Fire Sanctuary located behind the Goron Village. After Link plays the duet with him, the Fire Rail Map is energized and reveals new tracks on the map that lead to the Fire Temple.

Rael Duet

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The last Lokomo Duet is with Rael of the Sand Sanctuary. He plays the oboe along with Link's Spirit Flute to reveal the tracks to the Sand Temple.

Zelda Duet

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In the final battle against Malladus, after Princess Zelda sings a duet with Link, all five Lokomos join in with their respective instruments to form a full orchestrated version of the piece. This melody reveals a weak spot in Malladus's back.

Trivia

  • The Zelda Duet can be heard in the opening theme of the game. It is a variation of the Spirit Flute theme heard during the game's introduction screen.
  • In the Spanish version of the game, each Lokomo Song is named depending on the realm Link is in. For example, the Lokomo Song Link learns from Gage is known as the "Melody of the Forests" (Melodía de los Bosques), and the one learned from Steem is referred to as the "Melody of the Snow" (Melodía de las Nieves). As such, the term "Lokomo Song" is never mentioned in the game.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Song of Restoration
Song of Forest's / Snow's / Ocean's / Fire's / Sand's Restoration
Canada FrenchCA Chants Lokomos
French Republic FrenchEU Chant de la Renaissance
Italian Republic Italian Melodia della rinascita
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Melodía de los Bosques
Melodía de las Nieves
Melodía del Océano
Melodía del Fuego
Melodía de las Arenas
Melody of the Forests
Melody of the Snows
Melody of the Seas
Melody of Fire
Melody of Sands

References

  1. "This Lokomo Song is a duet that requires two sacred instruments." — Gage (Spirit Tracks)
  2. "Indeed. We are called the Lokomos. We are servants of the spirits. They have entrusted us with protecting the temples and the Spirit Tracks. By playing our sacred instruments... We generate energy that powers the Spirit Tracks." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "You must go find the other Lokomos and restore the energy of the rail maps. Once you do, the Spirit Tracks will reappear." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
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