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The Color Dungeon is a dungeon in Link's Awakening DX.[1][note 1] It was initially added to Link's Awakening DX to showcase the use of the Game Boy Color's screen to enhance gameplay. Link can enter the Dungeon as soon as he returns BowWow to Madam MeowMeow.

Entrance to the Dungeon[]

In the Library, an unreachable Book high on a bookshelf gives directions as to locating and revealing the dungeon's entrance.[3] By Dashing into the Bookshelves with the Pegasus Boots, Link is able to knock the Book on the floor. The Book instructs Link to push the Tombstones in the southeast corner of the Cemetery in a specific order; by following the Book's instructions, the entrance reveals itself under the last pushed Tombstone. However, before Link can go further, Dion and Gar stand in his way. They caution Link that he must have Magic Powder in order to advance and offer to sell him some if he has none.[note 2]

The Color Dungeon can be accessed without reading the Book in the Library, as the Tombstones can be pushed once Link has obtained the Power Bracelet. However, the final Tombstone can not be moved if Link is accompanied by another character.

Themes and Navigation[]

The Color Dungeon incorporates many color-based puzzles. In some rooms, Link must hit Switches to harmonize their colors, or throw Orb Monsters into holes matching their color to progress. Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch adds distinctive shapes to all of the color puzzle elements so that they can be distinguished and solved by colorblind players.

Inside the Dungeon, the Power Bracelet is required to complete some puzzles, and Magic Powder is a vital item to defeat the Giant Buzz Blob.[5] Avalaunch exhibits a more mechanical appearance in comparison to regular Hinox; they can make Boulders fall from the ceiling.

Once the Hardhit Beetle is defeated, Link meets a Great Fairy who offers him "the power of color" in the form of either the Blue Mail or the Red Mail.[6] Link can clear the Dungeon again to switch between tunics. In Link's Awakening DX Link can never revert back to his Green Clothes, but Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch allows him to switch between all three tunics.

Minor Enemies[]



TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese服のダンジョン (Fuku no Danjon) (LANS)Clothing Dungeon
CanadaFrenchCATemple des Couleurs (LANS)Color Temple
FranceFrenchEUPalais des Couleurs (LADX)[7]
Temple des Couleurs (LANS)
Color Palace
Color Temple
GermanyGermanLabyrinth der Farbe (LANS)Labyrinth of Color
ItalyItalianLabirinto dei color (LANS)Labyrinth of the colours
PortugalPortugueseEUColor Dungeon (LANS)
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See Also[]


  1. The Color Dungeon was referred to as the Secret Dungeon on Zelda.com's encyclopedia.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.
  2. In Link's Awakening DX, he must describe to them what color of tunic each is wearing.[4]


  1. "Color Dungeon" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  2. "Secret Dungeon
    The Secret Dungeon is found beneath the Cemetery on Koholint Island. Link explored this dungeon during this quest to wake the Wind Fish, and was forced to solve many puzzles based solely on color. When he defeated the dungeon guardian, the Great Fairy rewarded him with the choice to accept either the Red or Blue Tunic."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (archive), retrieved January 24, 2022.
  3. "New world of color under the 5 gravestones.
    3Up Arrow 4Right Arrow 5Up Arrow
    2Left Arrow 1Down Arrow
    Try with all your might. Open a new path! Whoever is worthy receives the power of color. I wonder what the world of color is?
    " — Book (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Our colors are never the same! If I am red, he is blue! If he is red, I am blue! What color is my cloth?" — Gar (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Do you have the powder? If not, you must go back." — Gar (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Welcome, Link . I admire you for coming this far. I will give you the power of color. If you want offense, choose red. If you want defense choose blue. Which power do you want?" — Great Fairy (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 148
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of AgesOracle of SeasonsFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the WildTears of the KingdomLink's Crossbow TrainingHyrule Warriors

Link's Awakening

Main Dungeons

Tail Cave · Bottle Grotto · Key Cavern · Angler's Tunnel · Catfish's Maw · Face Shrine · Eagle's Tower · Turtle Rock · Wind Fish's Egg Triforce piece


Moblin Cave · Kanalet Castle · Ancient Ruins

Optional Dungeons

Color Dungeon (LADX | LANS) · Chamber Dungeon (LANS)

Breath of the Wild

Main Dungeons

Divine Beast Vah Ruta  · Divine Beast Vah Rudania  · Divine Beast Vah Medoh  · Divine Beast Vah Naboris  · Hyrule Castle  · Final TrialTriforce piece (TCB)


Trial of the Sword (TMT ) · Yiga Clan Hideout

Ancient Shrines

Akh Va'quot · Bosh Kala · Chaas Qeta · Daag Chokah · Dagah Keek · Dah Kaso · Dah Hesho · Daka Tuss · Dako Tah · Daqa Koh ·
Daqo Chisay · Dila Maag · Dow Na'eh  · Dunba Taag · Gee Ha'rah · Gorae Torr · Ha Dahamar · Hawa Koth · Hia Miu · Hila Rao · Ishto Soh ·
Ja Baij · Jee Noh · Jitan Sa'mi · Joloo Nah · Ka'o Makagh · Kaam Ya'tak · Kah Mael Shrine · Kah Okeo Shrine · Kah Yah Shrine · Kam Urog Shrine · Katah Chuki · Katosa Aug  · Kay Noh · Kaya Wan · Kayra Mah · Ke'nai Shakah · Keeha Yoog · Keh Namut · Kema Kosassa ·
Kema Zoos · Keo Ruug · Ketoh Wawai · Korgu Chideh · Korsh O'hu · Kuh Takkar · Kuhn Sidajj · Lakna Rokee · Lanno Kooh · Maag Halan · Maag No'rah · Maka Rah · Mezza Lo · Mijah Rokee · Mirro Shaz · Misae Suma · Mo'a Keet · Mogg Latan · Monya Toma · Mozo Shenno ·
Muwo Jeem · Myahm Agana · Namika Ozz · Ne'ez Yohma · Noya Neha · Oman Au · Owa Daim · Pumaag Nitae · Qua Raym · Qaza Tokki · Qukah Nata · Raqa Zunzo · Ree Dahee · Rin Oyaa · Ritaag Zumo · Rok Uwog · Rona Kachta · Rota Ooh · Rucco Maag · Saas Ko'sah ·
Sah Dahaj · Sasa Kai · Sha Gehma · Sha Warvo · Shada Naw · Shae Katha · Shae Loya · Shae Mo'sah · Shai Utoh · Shai Yota · Shee Vaneer · Shee Venath · Sheem Dagoze · Sheh Rata · Sho Dantu · Shoda Sah · Shoqa Tatone · Shora Hah · Soh Kofi · Suma Sahma · Ta'loh Naeg ·
Tah Muhl · Tahno O'ah · Tawa Jinn · Tena Ko'sah · Tho Kayu · To Quomo · Toh Yahsa · Toto Sah · Tu Ka'loh · Tutsuwa Nima · Voo Lota ·
Wahgo Katta · Ya Naga · Yah Rin · Zalta Wa · Ze Kahso · Zuna Kai

Ancient Shrines (TCB)

Etsu Korima · Kamia Omuna · Kee Dafunia · Keive Tala · Kiah Toza · Kihiro Moh · Mah Eliya · Noe Rajee · Rinu Honika · Rohta Chigah · Ruvo Korbah · Sato Koda · Sharo Lun · Shira Gomar · Takama Shiri · Yowaka Ita