The dungeon's first room
|Main Item||Hero's Bow|
|Boss(es)||Twilit Igniter: Fyrus|
|Quest Reward(s)||One of the Fused Shadows|
Goron Mines is the second dungeon of Twilight Princess
Entrance to the Mines
The inside of the mines is filled with lava and flame geysers; to avoid them, Link has to use his Iron Boots to stick to magnetized platforms. Some rooms are filled with water.
Link must seek out the three remaining Goron Elders, Gor Amoto, Gor Ebizo, and Gor Liggs, in order to piece together a key to get into the boss's lair. The dungeon has two floors and contains many large rooms, some with walkways over massive pools of lava. The mini-boss guarding the Hero's Bow is a Goron Guardian. The dungeon's main boss is the Goron Patriarch Darbus, who was transformed into the Twilit Igniter Fyrus.
The Goron Mines also are notable for featuring what's possibly a Hylian advancement in terms of technology, mainly thanks to the complex machines that operate to keep the place functional, including magnetic cranes, elevators and minecarts; Link can take advantage of the machinery available to explore the dungeon. Link does not need to worry about the temperature, despite the hot environment.
Towards the end of the dungeon is an open area of the mines that is flooded with water. It is crisscrossed with scaffolding manned by Bokoblin archers. On the uppermost walkway in the northeast corner of the area is a Treasure Chest containing a purple Rupee. It can only be reached after retrieving the Clawshot from the Lakebed Temple. Similarly, within Ocarina of Time's Fire Temple, there is a room which can only be reached by returning to the Fire Temple and using the Scarecrow's Song. The Longshot is required to obtain the treasure within.
Minor Enemies and Traps
- This is the only dungeon in the game whose main treasure item is not obtained in the same room where the sub-boss is found. The Hero's Bow is collected one room after the battle arena where Dangoro fights Link.
- Goron Mines is the only dungeon in the entire Legend of Zelda series in which neither the mini-boss or the boss (Dangoro and Fyrus, actually Darbus) are actually killed, both of them being good-natured Gorons and not actual enemies.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ゴロン鉱山 (Goron Kōzan)||Goron Mines|
|Spanish||Minas de los Goron||Gorons' Mines|
|German||Mine der Goronen|