Beneath the Well is a vast maze-like mini-dungeon in Majora's Mask. It is located in Ikana Canyon, and must be traversed in order to obtain the Mirror Shield and be granted entrance to the Ancient Castle of Ikana.
Entrance to the Well
Inside the Bottom of the Well is a maze of colossal size, guarded by many traps and enemies. In front of each door within the maze is a Gibdo. In order to advance through the maze, Link must speak to each Gibdo and fulfill any need they might have, which can only be achieved while wearing the Gibdo Mask. In each case, they will request an item. However, instead of asking directly, they will give a cryptic clue as to what item they want.
A notable enemy within the Well is a Big Poe, which is intended to be captured in a Bottle and given to one of the Gibdos in order to proceed. Most of these items can be found in the Well, though Link will need to get the Potion(s) and Magic Beans outside the well. At the very end of the maze lies the prize, the Mirror Shield, and the entrance to Ikana Castle.
The Gibdos' requests are as follows:
|Leeeave me something delicious to chomp on. Something that sprouts when it's watered. Preferably five of them...||5×||
|Leeeaave me something that makes a blinding flash! Preferably ten of them.||10×||Deku Nuts|
|Leeeaave me ten refreshing blasts!||10×||Bombs|
|Leeeaave me something deliciously fresh!||1×||Fish|
|Leeave me a ghost...A big one at that!||1×||Big Poe|
|Leeeaave me something rich in calcium!||1×||Milk||Milk (1/2)||Chateau Romani|
|Leeeaave me something warm that can melt ice and quench one's spirits.||1×||Hot Spring Water|
|Leeeave me something blue that bestows health!||1×||Blue Potion|
|Leeeaave me something small and creepy!||1×||Bug|
|Leeeave me H...2...O.||1×||Spring Water|
|Leeeave me something crunchy that sprouts leaves when watered!||1×||
|Leeeaave me something that flashes brightly and can also be dropped like a bomb.||1×||
|Leeeaave me something that goes boom!||1×||
|Leeeaave me something fresh that thrives in water!||1×||
|Leeave me a ghost...a big one at that!||1×||
|Leeeaave me something that a nearby cow makes when you play a certain song.||1×||
|Leeeaave me something warm that can melt ice and quench one's spirits.||1×||
Hot Spring Water
|Leeeave me some medicine that bestows health!||1×||
|Leeaave me something small and creepy!||1×||
|Leeeave me H...2...O.||1×||
Minor Enemies and Traps
- The sign next to the entrance reads "Entry prohibited due to ghost sightings."
- This is a unique area in the game in that it contains the only regular Fairy Fountain. This requires giving many items to Gidbos and moving along a path that will fail to bring Link to the Mirror Shield.
- It is heavily implied that Pamela's Father became a Gibdo after he entered the well.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||井戸の下 (Ido no Shita)||Below the Well|
|FrenchCA||Au fond du puits (MM3D)||At the bottom of the well|
|FrenchEU||Au Fond du Puits||At the Bottom of the Well|
|German||Unter dem Brunnen||Beneath the Well|
|SpanishEU||Bajo el Pozo||Under the Well|
|SpanishLA||Bajo el pozo (MM3D)||Under the well|