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Part 11: Turtle Rock

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Getting to Turtle Rock

Be sure to rent the Ice Rod from Ravio's shop. Now fly to the House of Gales. Travel south from the House of Gales until you reach land. Now travel east until you cannot any longer and go all the way north to find a portal to Lorule. Before you go through it – head slightly south to find a Letter in a Bottle in the shallow part of the water. Now go through the portal.

Head south into the water and continue until you are able to head west towards the red X on the map. Talk with the rock turtle – Mama Turtle – and she will ask you to help find her babies. Continue heading west until you reach land. There will be an upside down turtle – pick it up and throw it into the water. Get back in the water and head north until you find the next turtle that has been captured. Defeat all of the enemies to save him.

Continue to the north and climb onto the land. Merge with the wall to the east and travel towards the east to find the last turtle stuck on the wall. Travel behind him and then pop off to push him off the wall. After saving all of the turtles – Mama Turtle will offer to transport Link around. Climb aboard and get off when you get to the ledge near the red X on the map – this is Turtle Rock. Freeze the lava spurt with the Ice Rod and merge with the pillar then travel across and pop off at the entrance.

Turtle Rock

Once inside Turtle Rock – use the Ice Rod on the lava to form platforms and then walk across. Go through the door at the north and then use the Ice Rod on the seesaw-like platform ahead. Travel up it to the east and across the wire walkway until you come to the fork. Go west using the Ice Rod to get to the center platform. Hit all four of the switches to spawn a chest containing the compass.

Head back east and merge with the wall. Travel to the southeastern corner of the room and go through the door. Step onto the portal to be teleported to the room on the northeast side of the map. Now fall down and go through the next portal – not the one on the same level as you. Use the Bow to kill all of the enemies across the room to spawn a chest that contains a Purple Rupee. Exit the room and navigate back to the wired walkway.

Kill all of the lava creatures in the room to spawn a chest to the northwest containing a Silver Rupee. Merge with the eastern wall again but go towards the north of the room this time. Once you reach the small key, pop off and grab it. Now go back across the wired walkway and to the center – continue heading west and go north across the seesaw-like platform ahead being sure to freeze it first. Fall off onto the platform and hit the switch to unlock the door to the north.

Now head back to the east side of the room across the wired walkway and merge with the wall. Go to the north of the room and through the newly unlocked door. Open the chest for a Purple Rupee and hop down to the north. Use the Ice Rod to kill all of the wizzrobes to unlock the door at the north of the room. Go through the door and then head south through the next door. Go into the door to the west of this room.

Now use the Ice Rod and sword to kill all four of the enemies to spawn a portal to the dungeon entrance. Go back to the previous room and head through the door to the east. Now use the Ice Rod on the lava spurt and travel across to the other side to grab a small key. Exit the room and then travel to the west side where another seesaw-like platform is located.

Use the Ice Rod on it and travel to the top – dodge the revolving flame – and then continue south. Go through the locked door using one of the small keys. Use the Ice Rod to travel to the back of the next room – now press the switch that is located underneath a skull to spawn some platforms in the previous room.

Return to the previous room and walk across the new platforms to the east. Go through the locked door using a small key. Use the Ice Rod to travel to the back of the room and press the switch that is underneath the skull. Return to the previous room and travel back to the west side of the room. Travel up the seesaw-type platform and then use the Ice Rod on the lava spurts to the west.

Go across then and then merge with the wall. Travel to the north of the room and pop off on the corner. Now merge once the gauge refills and continue toward the east – pop off once you reach the locked door. Go through the door underneath the locked one to find a chest that contains a Purple Rupee. Return to the previous room and then merge with the wall.

Getting the Hylian Shield

Travel to the west of the room and pop off once you reach the wizzrobe. Kill the wizzrobe without falling off the cliff. Now travel back to the door you were just at and kill the other wizzrobe near Link with the Ice Rod. Continue killing all of the wizzrobes in the room to spawn a chest. Hit the switch to the north to raise the platform. Merge with the western wall and travel to the platform.

Merge with the wall and travel behind the wired walkway against the wall. Pop off and then cross the walkway you just knocked off the wall. Drop down to the platform on the west side and continue across to the chest. Open it for the Hylian Shield. Now use the Ice Rod to form platforms on the lava. Walk across to the center of the room to grab a Gold Rupee. Travel back across to north of the room.

Make your way to the southeast corner and stand on the platform near the switch. Hit the switch to raise a pathway. Travel along it and kill the wizzrobes to spawn a chest. Merge with the east wall and travel north behind the walkway against the wall. Pop it off and travel across to get the chest for a Silver Rupee.

Head through the portal in the room to the northwest to go back to the entrance. Go through the door north and use the platform to go up to the walkway. Continue and then merge with the wall from earlier. Travel to the southeast corner of the room – pop off and wait for the gauge to refill.

Now merge with the wall again and head to the west side of the room and pop off when you reach the ledge. Press the switch – it is underneath the wire walkway with the items – and then drop down to the door. Enter it and then climb platform up to the portal on the ledge. Go through the portal and continue through the next one.

Use the Ice Rod to reach the door to the south. Exit and grab the Piece of Heart. Return to the dungeon and go back to the previous room with the portals. Continue backtracking until you reach the first portal. Merge with the wall and travel pass the portal as to not enter it. Drop down on the ledge and enter the portal down here. Grab the small key and exit the room to the southeast.

Go through the door at the center of the north wall. Continue going north and through the next door. Now go south through the door and make your way back to the ledge with the locked door from earlier except this time use the small key to enter it. Open the big chest in this room for the Big Key. Return to the previous room and head to the south – travel across the south wall towards the center and enter the room.

Merge with the wall and pop off on one of the platforms. Use the Ice Rod to hit the switch causing the platforms to go up and down. Wait until the platform goes up and merge with the wall. Now travel across to the boss door and enter it. Continue going north and then hit the switch underneath the skull causing two wizzrobes to appear. Kill both of them and then drop down the newly unlocked hole in the floor to fight the boss.

Turtle Rock Boss: Grinexx

Start the Turtle Rock Boss fight off by using the Ice Rod to damage the boss when it goes near the corners or center of the room. Keep doing this – being sure to dodge it when it gets angry – and eventually it will jump onto the floor with you. Now simply dodge its attacks and keep attacking the creatures head with the sword. Repeat until it is defeated.

A Link Between Worlds Walkthrough Sage ImpaNow grab the Heart Container and go free Sage Impa from the painting. Go through the portal and then fly to Link's house to speak Ravio about any items you may want to rent or buy.

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