Swamp of Evil

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Swamp of Evil
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The Swamp of Evil is a location in A Link to the Past.[1] It is the Dark World equivalent to the Desert of Mystery.


The swamp is located southwest of the Dark World. However, it's inaccessible from the overworld map of the Dark World, and can be entered only by using the Flute in the Light World to summon the bird from Kakariko Village's weather vane. Once in the proper spot, Link lifts a rock to unveil a portal that takes him to the Dark World's swamp area.


The Swamp of Evil is a dark and filthy place enduring a torrential downpour, and home to various swamp-dwelling creatures; here Link can find a cave with a Piece of Heart; it's also home to the mysterious Ghost of Misery Mire. As previously mentioned, the Light World equivalent of this rainy field is the Desert of Mystery, minus the original entry paths which do not exist in the Dark World. Near where the exit to the overworld should be, Link can find a spot and use the Magic Mirror to warp to the Light World and find himself over a hill, where the Bombos Medallion can be gained.

The entrance to the Misery Mire can be found here. It can only be accessed by using the Ether Medallion on a platform with the medallion's sign on it.[2]


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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 悪魔の沼 (Akuma no Numa) Demon Swamp
French Republic FrenchEU Marais des Démons Swamp of Demons
Federal Republic of Germany German Wüstensee Desert Lake
Italian Republic Italian Malapalude Evil Swamp


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 147
  2. "Heh heh. Thank you. As a matter of fact, monster magic is making it rain in the swamp. If you can move the air with more force than the monsters, the rain may stop." — Storyteller (A Link to the Past)
Locations in A Link to the Past
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Waterfall of WishingEastern PalaceGraveyardLost WoodsKakariko VillageDesert PalaceDesert of MysteryHyrule CastleGreat SwampTower of HeraPond of HappinessLake HyliaLink's HouseZora's WaterfallHaunted GroveSanctuaryWitch's HutDeath MountainHyrule Light World map.png

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Skull WoodsSkeleton ForestGhostly GardenThieves' TownVillage of OutcastsMisery MireSwamp of EvilSwamp PalaceGanon's TowerPalace of DarknessPyramid of PowerIce PalaceIce LakeLake of Ill OmenBomb ShopTurtle RockDark World Map.png

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