____________ / _____ / ______________ THE___LEGEND___OF /__/ / / \ ˇ¬-\ || / \ _'\ \ \ / / | |_/|\|| | | | \ | / /\\ / / | | | | | | | | / /__|\ / / | |-\|/|| | /|| |_/ |/ / ""| \ / / |...'--/ |/ '-/ || '// \ / \ / /-------/ /"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" """"""""""""""""""THE MINISH CAP ======================== Introduction ====================ntrd Welcome to my first FAQ ever. This FAQ is meant for those of you who can't seem to be able to find all those bottles in The Legend of Zelda: the Minish Cap. I decided to write a small FAQ for this side-quest, because it's easier for you to look up here, than in one of those big FAQs. There are a total of four bottles to be found in Hyrule, just like in the more recent Zelda games. Most people are able to find one or two bottles, but finding all four of them can be a bit harder. So, why would you do all this trouble when you already have one bottle? Well, aside from the obvious reason that some people want to complete this game as much as possible, having more than one bottle can be very useful. Especially if you aren't as skilled a player as some are, you'll find it that the items you can use with bottles are very handy when you are running low on hearts. You can put Lon-Lon Milk in a bottle, some potions which you can buy at Syrup's Hut, some water (needed for some (side)quests) or a fairy. You can also buy some Pycolite from Beedle in Hyrule town, or put some of the three charms (gotten from Din, Farore and Nayru after they get their houses) in it. After I finished the FAQ, I decided to upgrade it and include all the items you can put in the bottles. I explained what their function is, where you can find them and how expensive they all are. IMPORTANT!! This FAQ is made with the European version of Legend of Zelda: the Minish Cap. It is possible that some things were added to the American version, because it got released about two later than in Europe. If that is the case, I'll add them as soon as possible. However, it's been a while now since the American version was released, and there have been no new findings. I think the FAQ is completely done now. I'll still keep an eye on the boards, because it isn't impossible for something to be discovered. ======================== Contents ====================cntn In here you can find the different areas of the walkthrough. Press ctrl+f to open the search box, then enter the code you see next to the chapter to get there faster. Introduction.................ntrd Contents.....................cntn Version History..............vrsn Bottle 1.....................btt1 Bottle 2.....................btt2 Bottle 3.....................btt3 Bottle 4.....................btt4 Bottle Items.................bbti Legal Disclaimer.............lgld Special Thanks...............spcl ======================== Version History ====================vrsn Version 1.0 - 12/9/2004 Wrote the whole FAQ and submitted it to Gamefaqs. Version 1.1 - 12/21/2004 Improved the lay-out a bit, rewrote a small piece of the Introduction and improved on the way to get Bottle 1 and Bottle 4. Version 2.0 - 12/23/2004 Big update! Added some small improvements, added the complete "Bottle Items" section and I added a Contents section (as the FAQ doubled in size). I also added my very first ASCII ever!! If I come across a better one, I'll put it up (not now, as I am very proud....) Version 2.01 - 1/5/2005 Happy New Year! Anyway, minor update today, as I added the rumored Butter item, an explanation about this FAQ (it is about the European version of the game), improved (again) on the 4th bottle and I added "Bottle Items" to the title. Version 2.02 - 2/13/2005 Another small update. I added some info about butter, updated the Special Thanks section and the introduction. I think I'm done now with this FAQ. Version 2.1 - 10/20/2005 More info about butter, and some info about Joy Butterflies. I also added a search function in the FAQ (in the Content section). ======================== Bottle 1 ====================btt1 The first bottle is pretty easy to find. You even need it in the game. Anyway, just make sure you have some rupees at your disposal and head over to Trilby Highlands (just take the west exit of Hyrule Town). Go down the stairs you see a bit to the south right after you exit Hyrule Town. To the left is a big block you can't move right now, but to the right is a wall with some cracks in it. Bomb it and enter the next chamber. Deflect the rocks the Deku Scrub shoots at you back at him. You can do this by standing right in front of him with your shield equipped. When you hit him with a rock, you can walk up to him and talk to him. He'll now sell you an empty bottle, for the price of 20 rupees! ======================== Bottle 2 ====================btt2 After you finished the second temple, go back to Hyrule Town. When you visit the store in the south of the town, you'll notice a bottle behind the counter. You obviously can't get to it like this, so head outside and go to the Inn. Use your Cane of Pacci on the blue vase and use the vase to shrink to Minish size. Now go up the small stairs at the back of the Inn and walk over the drawers towards the small hole in the upper left corner. Enter it to walk over some planks in the ceiling full with Minish people. Just keep walking untill you exit the Inn. Cross the plank between the two houses and enter the store (you'll need to cross another plank with some monsters on it). Once you're inside the store, use the upside-down vase to grow again. Now take the bottle. When you talk to Stockwell, he's willing to give you the bottle for free! There's only one catch...you'll have to feed his dog for him. Luckily he marks the location on your mark. Make your way to the house (just take the east exit out of town, go through the Lon-Lon farm and go north a bit when you enter Lake Hylia). Now enter the house and walk up to the food bucket of the dog. Check it and you'll pour his food into it. The second bottle is now yours to use! ======================== Bottle 3 ====================btt3 It's now time to get the third bottle. Go to your house (in South Hyrule Field), and talk to your grandfather (Smith). You are able to fuse kinstones with him, so do that. After the fusion, a chest appears in the Eastern Hills. In it you'll find your third bottle! That was pretty easy, actually... ======================== Bottle 4 ====================btt4 The fourth and last bottle is pretty hard to get. You need to fuse with five different Walls and a person (this is also known as the Goron Quest). I don't think the order in which you fuse is important, so just do them when you get the right items (or are near them). However, I did receive an email from Jeffypop0, telling me it's important to fuse with the farmer first (like I described here), or else you'll be short one Goron in the end. I did not test this theory, but it's best to be sure and just do the farmer's fusion first. The easiest is probably the fusion with the farmer. The farmer Eenie can be found in the Eastern Hills, just below Lon-Lon Farm; you should fuse with him. After the fusion, a Goron will break through a wall southeast of Lon-Lon Farm. Ignore him (or her?) for now. While you are at the farm, just go to the west part to find an odd piece of wall. You can use your Mole Mitts there to enter a cave, which will lead you to a Mysterious Wall (in the upper-right corner). Do a Kinstone Fusion there to make another Goron appear. If you are still in the area, cross the bridge into the Minish Woods in the southeast corner of the Eastern Hills. Cross the small puddle of water directly above you and go as far to the east as possible (under the stairs leading to the Witch Syrup's hut). There you'll find another odd piece of wall. Once again, use your Mole Mitts there to enter a cave, which will lead you to a Mysterious Wall (again, in the upper-right corner). Just do a Kinstone Fusion there to make another Goron appear. The easiest way to get this fusion, is to equip your Ocarina of Wind and use it to summon the bird. Make it bring you to Mt. Crenel and make your way down the mountain until you reach a sign which points to "<- Crenel Wall". Climb the Crenel Wall (you also did this to reach the Crenel Hermit) and go to the upper ledge. Use your Mole Mitts on the odd piece of wall next to the cave where the Hermit lives and make your way to the upper-right part of the cave. You find another Mysterious Wall there with which you should fuse Kinstones. Guess what happens? Yep, another Goron appears! Another fusion is located in Trilby Highlands. Just look for another one of those odd walls (it's located in the upper-left corner) and enter it using your Mole Mitts. There's another Mysterious Wall in the north part of the cave. Fuse with it to make yet another Goron appear. One of the fusions is in Lake Hylia. Go there (walking or by bird) and look for another one of those odd walls (it's in the northern area; you'll need to have the Roc's Cape though). You can see the odd wall when you go down the stairs you see just south-east of the house where Stockwell's dog lives (where you needed to go to get the second bottle). South of the odd wall you can see a small, square island. Stand west from it (just above a ladder you can use, should you accidently fall into the water). Equip your Roc's Cape and jump on the island. Jump forward (to the east) once more to the next small island and look to the north-east. You'll notice another small island where you should jump to. After doing so, you'll see your target area. Simply use the Roc's Cape to glide over there (by holding the button down) and stand in front of the odd wall. Use your Mole Mitts again and dig your way to the left side of the cave. Fuse with another Mysterious Wall to make a Goron appear. Once all six fusions are done, head over to Lon-Lon Farm and go the place where the Gorons appeared (the cave south-west of Lon-Lon Farm). It looks like you can't get in there, but looks deceive. Go to the whirlwind at the right of the Goron-cave, but don't jump in yet. Notice the white flowers on the hill where you should jump in the whirlwind? They're also at the hill above the Goron-cave. Jump in the whirlwind and immediately press left and up on the GBA to float towards the hill. Make sure your shadow on the ground and the other white flowers are on the same imaginery line. If you've done it correct, you should flow up the hill. It's important to immediately press up and left when you're in the whirlwind. Just try it a few times, you'll get it eventually. When you're on the hill, drop down and enter the cave. Just follow the cave (open the chest you see on the way for some rupees) until you see the giant, blue chest. In it is the fourth and final bottle! ======================== Bottle Items ====================btti Okay, so now we have four bottles. But what can we do with it? Well, I already told you in the introduction, you use bottles to put different kind of things in. In this section you can see what you can put in a bottle, what it looks like, as well as where to find it and how much you have to pay for it (if you have to pay, that is; some things are for free). Item: a Fairy. Description: They look like little, orange-haired girls flying around in a white dress. They also have a little staff in their hands and kinda spark. They're about the size of your hat. Location: these little friends are all over Hyrule. You can find them by defeating some of the bigger enemies, breaking vases, by cutting grass or finding a cave where three of them fly around. Simply swing your bottle near them to catch them in your bottle. Price: They're free, you only have to catch them. Function: When you notice you are low on hearts, simply release one from your bottle. They will heal four hearts. The advantage of using fairies is the fact they also release themselves from your bottle when you die. This can be very useful in heavy battle. Item: creamy, nutritious Lon Lon Milk. Location: You can buy this milk from Malon in Hyrule Town. She's located near the giant bell in the north of the town. It's just below the library. If you can't find it, just look for a red-haired girl with a horse and carriage with two bottles of milk on it. Malon will only appear in Hyrule Town after you've completed the second dungeon and did the Lon Lon Ranch puzzle. Price: A full bottle of milk will set you back 100 rupees. Function: Use your bottle to drink the milk. When you drink from it, it'll fill up five hearts. But the best thing is, you've still got half a bottle left! That's right, you can use this item twice. Using it again has the same effect. Item: Water. Location: This is an item that can be found almost everywhere. When you see some water, just swing your bottle at it. It doesn't even have to be a big river; usually a small batch of water will do the trick. Price: it's free. It's not Evian, you know? Function: you can use this to put out fire (as in "fireplace"). You can also use it to make the blue beans at Mt. Crenel's Base grow. You'll need to do that to make it all the way to the top. Item: Crenel Hot Spring Water Location: You can find this only at Mt. Crenel's Base. After you've made the first bean grow, climb that bean, go up the first stairs you see and walk to the left. Go to the south and go east when you reach the cliff. Bomb the wall between the two small fences, enter the cave and go up the stairs you see. You'll see a big and a small cracked rock. Bomb the smal cracked rock, then use the big rock to shrink down. Make your way to the green water. Use your bottle to swing at it and you've got it! Price: Water is still free... Function:It's the same as water, but this time you can use it on the green beans at Mt. Crenel's Base. It's still essential to find it, if you want to climb the mountain. Item: Blue Potion Location: You can buy this from Syrup the Witch, she has a little house in the Minish Woods. You need to travel through the Lake Hylia area though. Just take the exit most south-east from Lon Lon Ranch and keep following that road. You need to go up a stairs to get to the house though. If you've already got the Flippers, you can also take the exit most north-east in Eastern Hills and go north through the water (right after you enter the Minish Woods). Then you can just follow the road again. Price: One bottle costs 60 rupees. Function: It fills up a whopping number of ten hearts! Item: Red Potion Location: You can find this in the same little house you can buy the Blue Potion in, so look above for descriptions. You will need to fuse kinstones with a Minish who you can find in the southwest corner of South Hyrule Field to make the Red Potion appear. Price: This one's not cheap; Syrup asks 150 rupees for it. Function: It replenishes all of your life-energy! It doesn't matter if you have four or twenty hearts, all will be filled. This one is best to be used when you have a lot of hearts. Item: Din's, Farore's and Nayru's Charm Location: Ever noticed the three girls in the Happy Heart Inn in the east of Hyrule Town? Well, they're named Din, Farore and Nayru. They want you to find a house for them, because they don't want to stay in the Inn all the time. When Ingo builds a house, you can talk to them and tell them a house is ready to live in. It doesn't matter which girl you pick. Once they have a house, you can visit them there to receive their charm. The effect of a charm lasts for one minute. There is one problem, however, as nobody has figured out how to get the third house yet. One of the girls will therefore remain homeless. Think about which Charm you'll use most before picking which girl you'll give a house. I suggest you pick Farore first, as she boosts both Power and Defense. The other girls only boost defense ór strength. Price: Since you gave them a house, they give you their charm for free. You can keep coming back as often as you want for more charms. Function: Din's Charm (your outfit becomes red) only boosts your strength, Farore's Charm (your outfit becomes purple) boosts your Power and your Guard, Nayru's Charm (your outfit becomes blue) only boosts your defense. All of these boosts only last a minute, so use them at the right time! Item: Picolyte Location: When you have the Gust Jar in the first Temple, go to Hyrule Town and go the Main Square. You'll notice one of the clothes, where usually salesmen are, is covered in dust and dirt. Use the Gust Jar to clean it up completely. Soon, Beedle will move in and sell you his Picolyte. In the beginning, he'll only sell three kinds of Picolytes, but there's a way to make him sell up to six different kinds. If you want more than three kinds, make sure you have some Lon Lon Milk, some Red Potion and some Crenel Hot Spring Water (Look above if you don't know how to find them). When you've got them all, go the the village in the Minish Woods (the big one, where you first met the Minish). Go to east of the village and enter the giant barrel. Now go to the place where you found the Jabbernut and talk twice to the Minish you see standing there. Give him the Lon Lon Milk and go wait outside for a while (t takes quite long actually). Once the yellow bud has blossomed, he's ready for the next item. Go talk to the Minish again, and give him the Crenel Hot Spring Water. Repeat the steps listed above and give him the Red Potion when he's ready. Price: The price depends on which color of Picolyte you want. The green, white and red Picolyte all cost 100 rupees per bottle. The yellow and the blue Picolyte both costs 200 rupees and for the Orange Picolyte you'll have to fork over 300 rupees. Function: The white Picolyte helps you find Kinstones easier, the red Picolyte will help you find more hearts and the green kind will make it easier to find Mysterious Shells. If you buy yellow Picolyte, it'll be easier to find rupees, with the blue Picolyte you'll find find items quicker (such as an arrow or a bomb) and with the final, Orange Picolyte you'll find fairies easier. Item: Joy Butterfly Location: You can't actually keep a Joy Butterfly in your bottle, and you don't even need one to catch, but since I thought you did need one at first,I decided to include it here. You can just walk around and get it, but why delete some extra information? There are actually three Joy Butterflies. You can get them to appear by fusing kinstones with Din, Farore and Nayru. The first one flies around in Castor Wilds (somewhere in the middle), the second one will appear in the north-east part of the Royal Valley and the last one will be in the north part of the Wind Ruins. They will be marked on your map as a white egg with two yellow eyes in it (just as the golden monsters. Price: Just catch them and they'll be yours. They don't appear in your inventory for some strange reason. Function: Once you've caught the first animal, you can dig faster with your Mole Mitts. The catch of the second one will grant you the power to swim faster. Once you've caught the third one, you'll notice you can shoot arrows much faster (the arrows go as fast as they usually go, but you can "reload" a lot faster). Item: Butter Location: There have been rumors around, that it was possible to obtain Butter in this game. I read on the boards that people have found the text for Butter in the cartridge (I don't know how, but read the butter-update below). As for now, it seems it doesn't exist. If someone happens to find it, I'll add it to the FAQ. However, it seems more likely that it was taken out at the last moment. So don't get your hopes up... Price: Unknown Function: Unknown BUTTER-UPDATE!! I recently received this email, pointing out the text for butter is available in the game, but I'm still a bit skeptical. No-one has found butter yet, so I think this is just proof that it was an item intended to be in the game, but scrapped due to time or money restraints. I'll just show you the mail (thanks to Heran Bago) Heran Bago to Kaas.Bink Show options Here's a clipping from the ASCII text used in the memmory of the cartridge: You swapped for ..bombs..!.You bought a ..small shield..!...You got an ..empty bottle..!.Use it to store all sorts of things..Your Lon Lon Milk turned into ..butter..!.It's very fresh and delicious!....You got some ..Lon Lon Milk..! so the message of recieving butter in the game would appear: Your Lon Lon Milk turned into butter! The special text displayed as periods are for color; the word "butter" appears red in the actual game. So yea, somehow it can get turned into butter. There's not a churn in the game or anything is there? Gotta love monoblocking text. For reference, open a clean dump of the game in a hex editor and go to offset $09B3D19 I received another email recently about butter, from Jeremy Sturdivant. He told me it was possible to get butter with gameshark codes. I have not tested this, as I do no own a gameshark, but I want to post them anyway, so you can try it out for yourselves. He included some more items than just butter, so check them out. Jeremy Sturdivant to me A gameshark code can give you butter 82002B38 5555 82002AF6 XXYY 82002AF8 AABB where AA, BB, XX or YY is 21 here is a cut and paste of where i got it from Bottles 82002B38 5555 82002AF6 XXYY 82002AF8 XXYY *Each bottle is two digits, there are 4 Bottles. (XX would be one bottle, and YY would be another.) Bottle Digits ------ 20=Empty 21=A Bit of Yellow Stuff 22=Milk 23=Milk Half Drank 24=Red Liquid 25=Blue Liquid 26=Water? 27=Green Liquid 28=Fairy 29=Red Drink That Makes You Sparkly. 2A=Another Sparkly Drink.. 2B=Yellow Drink That Makes You Sparkly 2C=Green Drink That Makes You Sparkly 2D=Blue Drink That Makes You Sparkly 2E=White Drink That Makes You Sparkly 2F=Blue Liquid That Dyes Your Tunic Blue Momentarily 30=Green Liquid That Dyes Your Tunic Purple Momentarily 31=Red Liquid That Dyes Your Tunic Red Momentarily ======================== Legal Disclaimer ====================lgld This FAQ, and all it's content, is copyrighted 2004 by Jaap "Kaas" van Zon. This FAQ is only allowed on www.gamefaqs.com. No part of this guide can be used without proper quoting and/or recognition. Any person(s) found violating this copyright is/are punishable by law and will be to the fullest extent. If you see this walkthrough on another site, find some mistakes, or want to comment on this FAQ, e-mail me at Kaas.Bink(at)Gmail(dot)com. Please put Zelda in the Subject Line. ======================== Special Thanks ====================spcl First of all, I want to thank Nintendo for making another great Legend of Zelda game. Secondly, I want to thank CJayC for hosting this FAQ on Gamefaqs, and taking the time to build this great site. I would also like to thank the GameFaqs messageboard for Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, as there are some very helpful people there and it's also the place where I found some useful information for this FAQ. It's also one of the reasons I wrote this FAQ; the so-called Goron Quest (the quest for the 4th bottle) was a pretty often-asked question. Thank you Heran Bago, for mailing me with some more information on butter. Thanks also goes to guudluuking12, Jeremy Sturdivant, jeffypop0, Misterioso and Esther Wong for information about Joy Butterflies, the fourth bottle and some more info about butter. Last but not least, I would like to thank Zharlock, for pointing out some small spelling and grammar errors.