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Common questions

How do you beat the Shadow Temple in Ocarina of Time?

How do you beat the Shadow Temple in Ocarina of Time?

Once the hands are out of commission, use the lens to see Bongo Bongo’s eye charge at you. Time a sword swipe or shoot another arrow quickly into the eye to stun it. Hack away at the eye and repeat. This boss fight is made much easier by the Biggoron’s Sword.

Do you need Lens of truth for Shadow Temple?

The poe’s shadow is visible without the Lens of Truth. Some speedrunners skip it entirely, since it’s not actually required for anything in the game.

How do you beat the Shadow Temple Boss?

Bongo Bongo: Shadow Temple Boss Stay out of the way of Bongo Bongo’s hands, lock on to one of them and fire your bow. If you hit it, the hand will turn blue. Immediately target the other hand and shoot it, too (if you get bumped into manual targeting, just shoot it the old-fashioned way).

How do you get the Nocturne of Shadows song?

All you have to do is go to Kakariko Village, where you will experience a cutscene involving a monster escaping the well, Sheik getting thrown into the air, and Link getting knocked out. This monster is actually the boss of the Shadow Temple, Bongo Bongo. Afterwards, Sheik will teach you the Nocturne of Shadow.

Can you beat Spirit Temple before Shadow Temple?

The Spirit Temple, though generally considered the denouement to Ganon’s Castle, can be completed before the Shadow Temple.

Is the Shadow Temple optional?

Without being able to do either, the Shadow Temple cannot be finished. A little used strategy in the Shadow Temple is when Link comes across the active fans in a corridor, the Iron Boots can be used to resist their push.

How do I get Scarecrow song as adult Link?

Activating the Song As an adult, return to Lake Hylia and head back to Bonooru. Pull out the Ocarina of Time and play the same eight note song that you played to Bonooru as a child. This will activate the song, allowing you to play it in specific locations throughout the world.

How do you trigger the Shadow Temple?

To get to the Shadow Temple, you’ll need the Nocturne of Shadow and the Lens of Truth. Become an adult again if you aren’t already and when you’re ready, teleport to the Graveyard using the Nocturne of Shadow, then go on down. Here, you have to stand on the circle platform and use Din’s Fire to light all the torches.

What triggers Nocturne of Shadow?

The Nocturne of Shadow is obtained when you walk to Kakariko Village from the Hyrule Field entrance after clearing the first three temples. You will be taught the song at the end of the cutscene that plays. Note: The cutscene will ONLY trigger if you enter the village from the Field.