Ocarina of Time tips and tricks
Here are the locations of those famous Gossip Stones and their revelations (sometimes quite funny).
In blue the sentences of the 3D version which changed compared with the original version.
|Hyrule Field||In a cave located west of the Castle (under a rock, near the trees)||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Hyrule Field||In a cave located near the entrance to Gerudo Valley (in the stone circle) burn the left web||They say that there is a switch you can only activate by using the spin attack.
They say that you can activate some switches by using the Spin Attack.
|Hyrule Field||In a cave located east of Lake Hylia's entrance (under a rock, near the tree)||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Hyrule Field||In a cave located east of Lake Hylia's entrance, before the fence, under a rock near the trees more at the back (halfway between Lake Hylia and Kokiri Forest)||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Market||Near the Temple of Time's entrance, there are four stones (first on the right)||They say that Gerudos sometimes come to Hyrule Castle Town Market to look for boyfriends.|
|Market||Near the Temple of Time's entrance, there are four stones (second on the right)||They say that it is against the rules to use glasses at the Treasure Chest Shop in Hyrule Castle Town Market.|
|Market||Near the Temple of Time's entrance, there are four stones (second on the left)||They say that Malon of Lon Lon Ranch hopes a knight in shining armour will come and sweep her off her feet someday.|
|Market||Near the Temple of Time's entrance, there are four stones (first on the left)||They say that Malon set the original record in the obstacle course at Lon Lon Ranch.|
|Hyrule Castle||When coming from the market, upon your arrival, climb the vines on the right and find the Stone on top||They say that if you slowly approach a butterfly while holding a Deku Stick in your hands, something good will happen.|
|Hyrule Castle||Sneak past the guards and climb the vines (at the left of the castle entrance) to find a second Stone on top||They say that, contrary to her elegant image, Princess Zelda of Hyrule Castle is in fact a tomboy!|
|Hyrule Castle||Jump into the river and get out of the water in the corner to find a tree, play the Song of Storms, fall into the hole and blow up the wall ahead||They say that you may find something new in dungeons you have already finished.|
|Kokiri Forest||Near the Lost Woods, to the left of the entrance||They say that the small holes in the ground that you can find all over Hyrule make perfect breeding ground for bugs.|
|Kokiri Forest||Near the Lost Woods, on the right when getting out, play the Song of Storms and drop through the hole||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Kokiri Forest||Left of the Deku Tree, behind the roots||They say that the Kokiri are always followed by small fairies.|
|Kokiri Forest||Left of the Deku Tree, climb the second root, go left and on the third root, fall and here, go around the tree while walking along the wall to find the Stone||They say that one Kokiri has left the forest, but he is still alive!|
|Lost Woods||Upon getting in, turn left twice, climg down the ladder and go straight ahead||They say that when non-fairy folk enter the Lost Woods, they become monsters!|
|Lost Woods||Upon getting in, turn right, then left to find the Stone in the hole near the entrance to Goron City (under the rock)||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Sacred Forest Meadow||Play the Minuet of Forest and once warped, go on your right to find a Stone in the corner||They say that it's possible to find a total of 100 Gold Skulltulas throughout Hyrule.|
|Sacred Forest Meadow||Play the Minuet of Forest, go straight ahead and climb the ladder, then go right||They say that the strange owl, Kaepora Gaebora, may look big and heavy, but its character is rather lighthearted.|
|Sacred Forest Meadow||Play the Minuet of Forest, go straight ahead and climb the ladder, jump on the platforms to find a Stone at the back||They say that the owl named Kaepora Gaebora is the reincarnation of an ancient Sage.|
|Kakariko Village||Take a hen and jump behind the Medicine Shop, fall into the hole to find a Stone||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Graveyard||Play the Nocturne of Shadow and turn around to find the Stone near the temple entrance||They say that there is a secret near a tree in Kakariko Village.|
|Death Mountain Trail||On the road leading to the Death Mountain Crater (where rocks are falling), climb the wall and stop on the second platform||They say that Biggoron's Sword is super sharp and will never break.|
|Death Mountain Trail||Right before the entrance to Goron City, play the Song of Storms in the middle of the stone circle||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Goron City||When entering the City, turn left and go along the wall, then go through the entrance with a banner above, blow up the rocks to find the right way and find the Stone between two chests||They say that there is a secret around the entrance to Gerudo Valley|
|Goron City||On the 3rd floor, get in the room with a banner above, follow the way and find the Stone to the left of Biggoron||They say that Ganondorf is not satisfied with ruling only the Gerudo and aims to conquer all of Hyrule!|
|Dodongo's Cavern||From the entrance, go on the central platform, then on your right and find the Stone in the hole in the wall (the second one on the left)||They say that the Gerudo worship Ganondorf almost like a god.|
|Death Mountain Crater||Drop a bomb in the middle of the stone circle a little more on the right from the entrance||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Death Mountain Crater||From the entrance, go at the back on the right, walk on the wooden footbridge and blow up the wall with the rocks around||They say that Medigoron didn't really think about his own size so his store is really cramped.|
|Zora's River||Pick up the hen and jump on the other side, keep the hen and take the usual path to go to Zora's Domain while keeping the hen (throw it to make it go up). After the second slope, continue a little to the right and jump with the hen onto the edge on your right (where there is a ladder). Climb the ladder and jump into the hole on the edge on the left||They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion.|
|Zora's River||From the location above. Get out of the hole and jump again where the stone circle is, go on and walk on the footbridge to see the second Stone||They say that there is a man who can always be found running around in Hyrule Field.|
|Zora's River||Go to the waterfall to enter Zora's Domain, don't play Zelda's Lullaby, jump and fall in the waterfall, let it take you, go on your left and go up||They say that Princess Zelda's attendant is actually one of the Sheikah, who many thought had died out.|
|Zora's Domain||Go see King Zora, go up on the platform and jump, then turn around||They say that players who select the HOLD option for Z-Targeting are the real "Zelda players"!
They say that setting L-TARGETING to Switch makes it easier when you're facing many enemies at once.
|Zora's Fountain||Go near Lord Jabu-Jabu, around his right flank to find the Stone||They say that there is a secret near the lone tree not far from the river in the northwest part of Hyrule Field.|
|Zora's Fountain||Go south-east (according to the map) near the entrance of the Great Fairy Fountain||They say that you can swim faster by rapidly pressing B.|
|Lake Hylia||Play the Serenade of Water, cross the two bridges, then go left to cross a third stone bridge and turn right||They say that there is a secret on the road that leads to Lake Hylia.|
|Lake Hylia||Swim and go in the south-east corner to see the Stone||They say that the chicken lady goes to the lake side laboratory to study how to make pocket sized cuccos!
They say that the Cucco Lady goes to the Lakeside Laboratory to study how to breed pocket-sized Cuccos.
|Lake Hylia||Swim and go in the south-west corner to see the Stone||They say that Ruto, the Zora princess who is known for her selfish nature, likes a certain boy...|
|Gerudo Valley||Cross the footbridge, take the hen and go on the bridge, jump right, head down where there is a cow, then in the corner next to the waterfall||They say that the thief named Nabooru, who haunts this area, is a Gerudo!|
|Desert Colossus||Head towards the temple entrance but go on straight ahead and turn right to find a Stone in the corner (near the flag)||They say that the treasure you can earn in the Gerudo's Training Ground is not as great as you would expect, given its difficulty!|
Surprising Gossip Stones
If you strike a Gossip Stone with your sword, it will tell you the time. Play Zelda's Lullaby and a fairy will appear, hit them with the Megaton Hammer and they will go flat, use Din's Fire and they will do a pirouette, drop a bomb and they will take off like a rocket, hit them with the Hookshot/Longshot right after droping a bomb and they will stay blue or red! Lastly, as Young Link, put on the Mask of Truth and they will give you an interesting piece of information ;-)
Thanks to SoroShiya, Lea_Suzuki and Damien!