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Dig Cavern
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A Dig Cavern from Twilight Princess
Main Appearance(s)

Dig Caverns,(TP)[1] also known as Secret Grottoes,(OoT)[2] Grottoes,(MM)[3] Secret Caves,(TWW)[4] and Secret Caverns,(TWW)[4] are a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.

Features and Overview

Ocarina of Time

Secret Grottoes are underground caverns accessed through holes in the ground in Ocarina of Time. Some of them must be unearthed by placing a Bomb, playing the "Song of Storms", or smashing the ground with the Megaton Hammer. Others may be covered by tall grass, with Butterflies flying above to mark their locations. The Stone of Agony, or Shard of Agony in Ocarina of Time 3D, will activate whenever a Secret Grotto is nearby. They are usually small and may only house small Treasure Chests, Bugs, Fish, Beehives, and Gossip Stones. Link can exit a Secret Grotto by stepping into the beam of light that shines through the entrance hole.

Minor Enemies

Majora's Mask

Grottoes are underground caverns accessed through holes in the ground in Majora's Mask. Some of them must be unearthed by placing a Bomb. Others may be covered by tall grass, with Butterflies flying above to mark their locations. The controller will rumble whenever a Grotto is nearby. In Majora's Mask 3D, a hidden Grotto will glow if the Mask of Truth is worn. While using the telescope in the Astral Observatory, Link can spot several men around Termina Field marking the location of Grottoes. They are usually small and may house Pieces of Heart. Link can exit a Grotto by stepping into the beam of light that shines through the entrance hole.

Minor Enemies

The Wind Waker

Secret Caves are underground caverns accessed through holes in the ground in The Wind Waker. They usually contain large amounts of Rupees, Treasure Charts, and Pieces of Heart. Link can exit a Secret Cave by stepping into the beam of light that shines through the entrance hole. The Secret Cave Chart shows the location of all Secret Caves in the Great Sea.

The most common type of Secret Cave is a large, pillared, central room surrounded by four rooms full of enemies. Each time Link completes a room by defeating the enemies within, a candle is lit above its door. After lighting all four candles, Link will fight a group of powerful enemies in the central room. This unlocks a back room containing a Treasure Chest. The second most common type of Secret Cave is a large central room surrounded by three high perches from which enemies appear. Usually, Link will have to defeat the enemies in order to make a Treasure Chest appear in the center of the room. On Angular Isles, Link must build a tall block tower to reflect light into a Treasure Chest with the Mirror Shield.

Minor Enemies

Twilight Princess

Dig Caverns are underground caverns accessed through digging in the ground as Wolf Link in Twilight Princess. They can be found with Wolf Link's Senses, appearing as large, dark markings on the ground that sparkle. They are usually small and may house Treasure Chests or water where Link can fish. Link can exit a Cavern by stepping on a rock with a beam of light that shines through the entrance hole.

Minor Enemies

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 437
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 195
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 127
  4. 4.0 4.1 "You got the Secret Cave Chart! Now you know where to find the secret caverns!" — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)