Zelda Link's Awakening Ghost - How to Solve the Graveyard Puzzle

Zelda Link's Awakening Ghost - How to Solve the Graveyard Puzzle

Here's how to solve the ghost graveyard puzzle in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on the Nintendo Switch.

In the latter half of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, a ghost will begin following you around, which prevents you from entering any dungeons while it's with you. In this Zelda Link's Awakening ghost guide, we'll be walking you through how to put the ghost to rest, so you can continue safely ahead with the rest of the game.

Zelda Link's Awakening Ghost Walkthrough

With the ghost in Link's Awakening, it's a bit tricky to determine when exactly you'll meet the ghost. We first encountered the ghost just south of Kanalet Castle, after completing the Angler's Dungeon, but no matter when you meet the ghost, you'll always need to follow the same steps in order to get rid of it.

When you first meet the ghost, they'll begin following Link around the overworld. You might hear the ghost mention that they need to be taken to a certain house near the bay. The bay that the ghost refers to is Martha's Bay, and there's a tiny rundown house just west of Martha's Bay, right near the point where the bay meets Toronbo Shores.

The ghost house, west of Martha's Bay. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Nintendo

Enter the house, and the ghost will roam around for a bit. It'll then remark that it needs to be taken to its own grave. You'll now want to backtrack out of the house, and the area you're aiming for is south of Koholint Prairie.

Zelda Link's Awakening Graveyard Puzzle

You might think that the graveyard that the ghost refers is is the huge one found just south of Tabahl Wasteland, where the crows swoop down from treetops and attack Link. But instead, there's actually a lone grave directly west of the cemetery, that you can reach by moving a boulder that's blocking a set of stairs leading downwards.

The lone grave to the left. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Nintendo

You'll know the grave when you see it: it's a lone gravestone surrounded by a bunch of pink flowers. Approach the grave, and the ghost will go to the grave, thanking Link for having delivered it to its resting place.

As a reward for this mini quest, you'll obtain the 'Fairy Bottle' item. Link can actually store and keep a fairy in here, for use when he's running especially low on health.

If it's more Link's Awakening coverage you're after, then USG has you sorted. You can head over to our additional guides on the game, including our Link's Awakening Dream Shrine guide for how to get the Ocarina, our Link's Awakening Kanalet Castle guide for how to complete the trading sequence, our Link's Awakening Slime Key guide for the locations of all the Golden Leaves for Richard, or our Link's Awakening Wind Fish Egg guide for more.

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