Western Coast

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Western Coast
Western Coast (Winter).png
The Western Coast during winter
Game(s) Oracle of Seasons
Inhabitant(s) Great Fairy, Piratians
Item(s) X-Shaped Jewel
Related place(s) Hero's Cave
Cemetery
Eastern Coast
Default season(s)
Winter is the default season for this area

The Western Coast constitutes the south-western border of Holodrum in Oracle of Seasons. Located directly west of Horon Village, it is one of the first explorable areas in the game. As such, it features only weaker enemies. In this area is a small pseudo-dungeon known as Hero's Cave, one of the first trials Link must face.

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Overview

The northern section of the area is composed of an elevated rock formation divided into two plateaus; the uppermost is lush with vegetation while the other is bare and rocky. Entering the area from Horon Village brings Link to the uppermost plateau. He can reach the base by jumping straight off the edges or by taking the path down the side of the hill. On the lower plateau there is a cave containing a Fairy Fountain. This rocky part of the Western Coast is inhabited by Octoroks. The southern section of the area consists of a sandy beach stretching from the bottom of the hill to the ocean that borders southern Holodrum. The beach of Western Coast is inhabited by Sand Crabs. The Golden Darknut also appears here in spring.

Entrance to Hero's Cave

The Hero's Cave is located on the beach at the very base of the hill. Here Link finds his first sword,[1] which is needed to speak to the Maku Tree.[2] The cave can also be entered through a well next to the cave entrance by jumping down from the cliff above. This allows Link to get to an otherwise unreachable Treasure Chest containing 30 Rupees.[3] In a Linked Game, the Hero's Cave becomes a full dungeon where the L-3 Power Ring is the reward.

Later in the game, Link returns to the Western Coast to search for one of the Jewels required to access Tarm Ruins. The X-Shaped Jewel is located on a nearby island just off the coast. To reach it, Link must light an offshore torch using the Slingshot and Ember Seeds. This activates a bridge connecting the island to the shore.[4] Using Mystery Seeds on the rock formation in the shape of a question mark on the island makes a Mini-Moldorm appear. The Treasure Chest containing the jewel materializes after its defeat.[5]

After helping the stranded Piratians get their ship back on the seas, the Captain lands the ship in the bay between the Western Coast and the Graveyard, connecting the two locations. This enables Link to access the western end of the coast, which features the area's only tree stump and an uninhabited house. In a Linked Game, a friendly lone Ghini appears inside the house. Link obtains the Library Secret from the Ghini, who reveals himself to be a former member of the Eyeglass Island Library in Labrynna.[6]

Enemies

Sprite Enemy
Golden Darknut.png Golden Darknut
OctorokOracleRed.png Octorok
SandCrab.png Sand Crab

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See also

References

  1. "Do you know of the Hero's Cave near the Western Coast? The Hero's Sword is said to be hidden there, but no one has ever found it." — N/A (Oracle of Seasons)
  2. "Our guardian, the Maku Tree, stands beyond the gate to the east of town. It's said a hero with a sword will come to speak with him." — Horon Villager (Oracle of Seasons)
  3. "Chop down the plant then dive into the well at the cave entrance to earn 30 Rupees the easy way." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 16)
  4. "When you light the torch on the beach [...] with your Slingshot and an Ember Seed, a bridge will extend to a small island." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 40)
  5. "...Hit the question mark rock with a Mystery Seed and defeat the enemy that appears. You'll earn the X-Shaped Jewel as a reward." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 40)
  6. "I worked in library in Labrynna long time ago. Just because I hear secret, I become this... To set it right, I want you to hear secret. Hear my secret!" — Friendly Ghini (Oracle of Seasons)
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Language Name
Japanese Japan 西の海がん (Nishi no Umigan)
Spanish Spain Costa Oeste
French France Côte ouest
German Germany Westküste
Italian Italy Costa Ovest
Regions in Oracle of Seasons
Ancient RuinsNorthern PeakDancing Dragon DungeonPoison Moth's LairSpool SwampUnicorn's CaveEyeglass LakeGnarled Root DungeonNorth HoronSnake's Remains DungeonExplorer's CryptCemeteryLost WoodsGoron MountainEastern CoastSunken CityMt. CuccoSamasa DesertEastern SuburbsMaku TreeHoron VillageWestern CoastMoblin's KeepWoods of WinterTarm RuinsTemple RemainsNatzuHolodrum PlainOoSmap.png

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