Eastern Palace (A Link Between Worlds)
First room of the Eastern Palace
|Game(s)||A Link Between Worlds|
|Quest Reward(s)||Pendant of Courage|
|Theme Music||Hyrule Dungeon|
Entrance to the Temple
The Eastern Palace is located in the east of Hyrule, hence its name. The dungeon entrance is located in a large structure with several statues along it. The palace shares many similarities with the previous version from A Link to the Past, such as enemy types and exterior architecture.
Link is sent to the Palace after Sahasrahla realizes his pupil, Osfala, is in danger. Sahasrahla tells Link to head there and tell Osfala of Yuga's plan to free Ganon. However, before Link can get there, he must rent the Bow from Ravio to activate a door switch near the Palace entrance. The Bow also allows Link to navigate his way through the dungeon.
The dungeon is simple and only has three floors, and Ball traps remain a common obstacle. Link primarily uses the Bow to hit switches that change the levels of platforms.
At the end of the dungeon, Yuga turns Osfala into a painting and he and Link fight. Yuga responds to his loss by turning Link into a painting, which is not long-lived as Ravio's bracelet allows Link to return to normal. He then has the ability to merge with walls. After obtaining a Heart Container dropped by Yuga, Link uses his new ability to explore the outer walls of the dungeon.
The Compass is in a chest in the northwestern room of the first floor; the chest appears after defeating some Popos. It can then be accessed by entering through the room south of the chest and exiting through the north door. The Big Key can be found to the left of the room with the boss door, in a chest that is accessed after defeating some Stalfos.
Enemies and Traps
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||東の神殿 (Higashi no Shinden)||Eastern Temple|
|Spanish||Templo del Este|
|French||Palais de l'Est|