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Main appearance(s)

The Gatekeeper,[1] also knows as Friendly Pikku,[2] is a character in the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past.


The Gatekeeper appears inside the Palace of the Four Sword blocking the path forward.[3] When talked to, it asks for 20 Rupees in exchange for a hint.[4] After defeating Ganon and completing Four Swords, the Gatekeeper will allow Link to continue through the Palace after paying the 20 Rupee fee.[5] The Gatekeeper vanishes afterwards.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 228 (ALttP)
  2. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 388 (ALttP)
  3. "Actually, only true heroes can enter this palace." — Gatekeeper (A Link to the Past)
  4. "Hey! I'll tell you a profitable story if you pay me 20 Rupees. How about it?" — Gatekeeper (A Link to the Past)
  5. "Heh heh! Thanks! Actually, this palace is here precisely for heroes like you. I bet you can get through it. ...But it will take everything you've got!" — Gatekeeper (A Link to the Past)