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Mt. Cucco

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Mt. Cucco
Mt. Cucco (Summer).png
Mt. Cucco in summer
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Default Season(s)
Summer is the default season for this area. Summer

Mt. Cucco is a mountain range situated in northeastern Holodrum in Oracle of Seasons.[1] It is the location of the fourth Dungeon of the game, the Dancing Dragon Dungeon.

Features and Overview

Mt. Cucco is the easternmost of the mountain ranges of northern Holodrum, adjacent to Goron Mountain. It can either be accessed from Goron Mountain or from a secret underwater passage in Sunken City. Unlike most of the mountain ranges of Holodrum, Mt. Cucco features a warm summer climate due to the disharmony of the four seasons caused by the sinking of the Temple of Seasons. This causes large snow-melts on the mountain which gush down in waterfalls and rivers across Holodrum all the way to Spool Swamp, while also flooding the Sunken City at the foot of the mountain.[2] Mt. Cucco is the source of most of the fresh water in Holodrum.

A Portal on the mountain opens a way to Subrosia, where Link must obtain the Power of Spring for his Rod of Seasons from the Temple of Seasons. This is pivotal in the navigation of the mountain, as it features many Rock Flowers which bloom only in Spring. Blast Blooms also bloom in spring and provide access to higher areas of the mountain, where entrance to the Dancing Dragon Dungeon is hidden behind a waterfall. By jumping off the cliff close to the nearby Tree Stump, Link ends up atop a smaller cliff where he can find a Piece of Heart. Also in the higher areas of Mt. Cucco is a cave where Link finds a sleeping Talon, who can be woken with the Megaphone from the Trading Sequence. Talon, before leaving, takes the Megaphone and gives Link a Mushroom, the next item in the trading sequence. A Treasure Chest containing a Magic Ring is also found in the cave.

The lower areas of the mountain are inhabited by Tektites, whereas the higher levels are inhabited by more dangerous monsters: Like Likes and Moblins. In the lower area, Link can find two Deku Scrubs who will give Link advice on how to reach the Dancing Dragon Dungeon.[3][4] After Link meets Moosh in the upper area, another Deku Scrub will appear selling a Shield for 100 Rupees.[5]

Mt. Cucco is likely named after the two friendly Flying Cuccos found there who will help Link on his adventure. The first flies Link to a tree atop a high cliff where the Spring Bananas grow in spring. Link can give the bananas to Moosh, whom he will meet on the mountain.[6] With the help of Moosh and his flying abilities, Link can obtain the Dragon Key surrounded by pitfalls located nearby on Goron Mountain. By climbing to the top of the westernmost peak of Mt. Cucco (reached via a cave accessible only in Winter), Link can use a second Flying Cucco to reach the peak above the waterfall. Here, he can use the Dragon Key to stop the flow of the waterfall, revealing the entrance to the Dancing Dragon Dungeon dug into the cliff.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese コッコ山 (Kokko Yama) Cucco Mountain
French Republic FrenchEU Mt. Cocotte Mt. Hen
Federal Republic of Germany German Federberg Feather Mountain
Italian Republic Italian Monte Coccò
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Monte Cuco

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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 251
  2. "With the seasons out of order, the mountain snows melted suddenly, flooding town. I can't even leave the house! It's terrible!" — Sunken City Citizen (Oracle of Seasons)
  3. "I surrender! In return, I offer my advice! Even if you have a key, you still need a keyhole! Foolish brother! The keyhole is on the summit!" — Deku Scrub (Oracle of Seasons)
  4. "I surrender! In return, I offer my advice! Even if you have a keyhole, you still need a key. Moronic brother! The key is in the valley in the west." — Deku Scrub (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "Greetings! It's much nicer around here since that eye-sore of a bear left. I can now do business in peace! Now then... Buy something! A Shield for 100 Rupees?" — Deku Scrub (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "You brought me a Spring Banana! Is it for me? I happily accept!" — Moosh (Oracle of Seasons)
Regions in Oracle of Seasons
Ancient RuinsNorthern PeakDancing Dragon DungeonPoison Moth's LairSpool SwampUnicorn's CaveEyeglass LakeGnarled Root DungeonNorth HoronSnake's RemainsExplorer's CryptCemeteryLost WoodsGoron MountainEastern CoastSunken CityMt. CuccoSamasa DesertEastern SuburbsMaku TreeHoron VillageWestern CoastMoblin's KeepWoods of WinterTarm RuinsTemple RemainsNatzuHolodrum PlainOoSmap.png

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