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Learning Location and Uses
The Lokomo plays his or her part first using their own sacred instrument, while Link then follows by playing the Spirit Flute. At the end of the duet, both Link and the Lokomo play at the same time, thus generating energy that powers the Spirit Tracks. Throughout his journey, Link must visit the five Lokomos who live in their respective sanctuaries scattered across the five realms in order to play the duets with them and restore the Spirit Tracks that lead to each realm's temple.
Link is first given a chance to practice the melody with said Lokomo before doing their performance. Once the young hero is done practicing, he must put the Spirit Flute down to then try the real performance. As the two are playing, Link must play his notes with the tempo given by the metronome in order to play the song correctly; thus, having a sense of rhythm is essential when playing Lokomo Songs.
Unlike the other songs learned on the Spirit Flute, the Lokomo Songs do not stay in Link's inventory and can only be played once with its respective Lokomo throughout the whole game.
List of Songs
The fourth Lokomo Duet is learned with Embrose, who plays the timpani in the Fire Sanctuary located behind the Goron Village. After Link plays the duet with him, the Fire Rail Map is energized and reveals new tracks on the map that lead to the Fire Temple.
In the final battle against Malladus, after Princess Zelda sings a duet with Link, all five Lokomos join in with their respective instruments to form a full orchestrated version of the piece. This melody reveals a weak spot in Malladus's back.
- The Zelda Duet can be heard in the opening theme of the game. It is a variation of the Spirit Flute theme heard during the game's introduction screen.
- In the Spanish version of the game, each Lokomo Song is named depending on the realm Link is in. For example, the Lokomo Song Link learns from Gage is known as the "Melody of the Forests" (Melodía de los Bosques), and the one learned from Steem is referred to as the "Melody of the Snow" (Melodía de las Nieves). As such, the term "Lokomo Song" is never mentioned in the game.
- ↑ "This Lokomo Song is a duet that requires two sacred instruments." — Gage (Spirit Tracks)
- ↑ "Indeed. We are called the Lokomos. We are servants of the spirits. They have entrusted us with protecting the temples and the Spirit Tracks. By playing our sacred instruments... We generate energy that powers the Spirit Tracks." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
- ↑ "You must go find the other Lokomos and restore the energy of the rail maps. Once you do, the Spirit Tracks will reappear." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)