The Ocarina is a required item in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, but it’s not that hard to skip Link’s favorite musical instrument at first. As with the magnifying glass, you’ll need the Ocarina for some thrilling story moments, but above all, it’s a really useful item to explore. After you secure the Ocarina, you’ll need to learn some tunes unless you’re happy listening to Link painfully improvising on the spot.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to get the Ocarina and learn all the songs in it The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
How to get the Ocarina
. Complete Key Cavern
Before you can get to the Ocarina you have to at least get past the third dungeon Key Cavern Link’s AwakeningThat’s because you need both the Power Bracelet (found in Bottle Grotto) and Pegasus Boots (found in Key Cavern and used in the colored dungeon) to reach the Ocarina.
2. Go to the Dream Shrine
To get the Ocarina in Link’s Awakening, Link needs to take a nap. Go to Mabe Village. Just north of the Town Tool Shop and up the stairs, you will see a stone building. The entrance to the building is surrounded by boulders. Now that you have the Power Bracelet, you can lift the boulders and Link can go to bed.
Once inside you have to race around the perimeter of the room with the Pegasus Boots. The ground breaks under you, so you’re in a hurry. The treasury on the first platform contains 100 rupees. The Ocarina is on the second platform, on a plinth in plain view.
Now you have the Ocarina!
Where can you learn the Ocarina songs
There are three songs to learn in Link’s Awakening, which we’ll cover below.
The ballad of the windfish
“The Ballad of the Wind Fish” is the first song you can learn Link’s AwakeningMarin will teach you once you get the Ocarina.
Depending on where you are in the story, she will either be in the Animal Village or by the Weather Vane in Mabe Village.
The Ballad of the Wind Fish is needed to wake up the Walrus blocking the entrance to Yarna Desert. It’s also the number needed to wake up the Wind Fish later in the adventure.
The second Ocarina song, ‘Manbo’s Mambo’, cannot be learned until you grab the Flippers in the fourth dungeon Angler’s Tunnel.
When exiting the dungeon, jump into the water and swim to the left to enter the cave. Inside you will find a big fish called Manbo that will teach you its catchy tune.
Manbo’s Mambo is incredibly useful as it can be played to quickly travel to unlocked warp holes across the overworld. While you are in a dungeon, the jingle will return you to the entrance of the dungeon.
Frog’s Song of Soul
The third and final Ocarina track, “Frog’s Song of Soul”, requires the Hook Shot. You get the Hook Shot in Catfish’s Maw, the fifth dungeon. After you get the Hook Shot, go to Ukuku Prairie.
Go to the western edge that passes Mabe Village. As you go south you will see a group of holes and a tree trunk on each side.
Trendy Game is located directly west of this place. Use the Hook Shot to cross the opening. Welcome to the Signpost Maze.
Read the first sign and follow the arrow to the next. You have to keep reading the signs as directed to reveal a staircase. Go down the stairs.
The frog king Mamu offers you the chance to listen to an “unreleased cut” for 300 rupees. Give him the rupees and he will teach you Frog’s Song of Soul.
You’ll need Frog’s Song of Soul to revive the rooster under the weather vane in Mabe Village and access Turtle Rock, the eighth dungeon.