Entrance to the Dungeon
The entrance to the Crown Dungeon is built into the rock wall of a cliff in the northern Rolling Ridge. When Link first stumbles upon the entrance to the dungeon, it will be locked. The key to open the lock, called the Crown Key, is obtained from the Goron Elder after Link frees him from the giant boulder under which he was trapped. This is accomplished using the Bomb Flower he obtained earlier from defeating the Great Moblin.
As with almost every other dungeon in Oracle of Ages, the Crown Dungeon is named after the shape of its first floor, which resembles a crown. It is one of only two dungeons in the game to features the red and blue barrier and Crystal Switches puzzle, the other being the Ancient Tomb. Most of the dungeon centers on this particular puzzle element. The mini-boss of the dungeon is Smasher. The main item of the dungeon is the Cane of Somaria, which is essential to defeat the dungeon's boss, Smog. Once Link has defeated Smog, he will receive another Heart Container and the Sacred Soil, the fifth Essence of Time.
Minor Traps and Enemies
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||王冠のダンジョン (Ōkan no Danjon)||Crown Dungeon|
|SpanishEU||Mazmorra de la Corona||Crown's Dungeon|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 152
- "Did you bring us the Bomb Flower? Sorry to trouble you. This is the shiny key I found on Northern Peak. I never found the keyhole, so I'll give this to you." — Goron Elder (Oracle of Ages)
- "The Elder is buried alive! But Gorons alone can't dig him out! If we had the legendary Bomb Flower, we could blast the rocks away..." — Goron (Oracle of Ages)
- "I don't know who you are or where you're from, but thank you for getting rid of the Great Moblin. ... Now we can grow Bomb Flowers without any worries! Take one as a sign of our thanks." — Goron (Oracle of Ages)