After a long grueling fight through Hyrule Castle, Link finds Zelda only to watch her disappear at the hands of Agahnim. He chases after the wizard and after a hard fight, Agahnim sends Link into the Dark World. Having grabbed the Moon Pearl from the Tower of Hera, Link is immune to the influence of the Dark World and retains his human shape. The same cannot be said of the denizens of the Dark World as they take on various forms, including balls with feet.
The top of the Pyramid of Power is the first place the player sees after being sent to the Dark World by Agahnim. Behind the pyramid is one of the most unique backgrounds in the entire game: a sunset covered by dark red clouds, and the silhouette of the land lying beneath. It’s easy to lose oneself in the background and the great music, but Link has to go save Hyrule.
Tingle’s Maps is a series in which we explore the endless lands of Hyrule in search of our favorite places in The Legend of Zelda. We’ll explore everywhere: the beautiful landscapes that make us put down the controller in awe; the deadly terrain that threatens Link with the harshest of elements; the bustling towns that bring the game to life; and the abandoned grounds that evoke peace and sadness. As well as the grand locales, we’ll also discover all the secret caves and hidden crevices that lie between. Let’s adventure!
The Pyramid itself holds two great secrets. The first is a heart piece Link can obtain upon his first visit. The second is the legendary Cursed Fairy, who many know as the Fat Fairy. To access this fairy, Link must grab the Super Bomb and place it in front of the crack in the pyramid. After blowing a hole in the side of the pyramid, Link will be able to enter the fairy’s chamber and can toss his sword and his bow and arrows into the pond. The Cursed Fairy will give upgrades for both items. The silver arrow upgrade is required to defeat Ganon, while the Golden Sword makes Link deal more powerful blows.
After Agahnim’s defeat in Ganon’s Tower, Link will find a large hole in the top of the Pyramid of Power. This hole leads to the final fight with Ganon. However, it is not recommended for travelers to go in without immense preparation. For those who prefer beautiful sunsets, stay out of the big hole on the top of the Pyramid of Power and enjoy the view. Hyrule can wait a little longer to be saved — just ask Link, the king of sidequests.