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Yarna Desert

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Yarna Desert
LADX Yarna Desert Map.png
Main Appearance(s)

Yarna Desert is a location in Link's Awakening.[1]

Features and Overview

The Yarna Desert lies to the southeastern side of Koholint Island. Hidden in the sands is a Lanmola that Link must defeat to acquire the Angler Key.

Yarna Desert features cactus, shifting sands, and wind-swept skulls of creatures and people. There are also huge skulls that resemble a tusked animal, indicating that the desert was once most likely a fertile locale. The desert is originally blocked by a large sleeping Walrus who only awakes upon hearing Marin sing the "Ballad of the Wind Fish." The desert is only accessible from the region to the west called East of the Bay. It also borders Animal Village to the west, and the Face Shrine to the north.

Yarna Desert also features a cave with a Piece of Heart.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヤーナさばく (Yāna Sabaku) Yarna Desert
French Republic FrenchEU Dunes de Yarna Dunes of Yarna
Federal Republic of Germany German Durstwüste Thirst Desert


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 234(LA)
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