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The Great Moblin's Keep,(OoA)[1] also known as the Moblin's Keep,(OoS)[1] is a recurring mini-dungeon in The Legend of Zelda series. Once destroyed, the keep will become known as the Ruined Keep.[2][name reference needed]

Features and Overview

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, the Moblin's Keep is built on a rise surrounded by cannons, west of Sunken City. When Link enters the vicinity of the keep, the Great Moblin will appear on the rise, and will start firing Bombs at Link. The keep itself can be accessed from the bottom left corner of the area, reached by passing through Natzu. Once he has infiltrated the keep, Link will engage in battle with the Great Moblin. Once the Great Moblin is defeated, the keep will be destroyed. Afterwards, the Great Moblin and his minions will retreat to an abandoned house in Sunken City. At the ruined keep, Link will find a Treasure Chest containing a Piece of Heart. In a Linked Game, a friendly Moblin also appears carrying the Tokay Secret. Link can blow up the house that the Great Moblin and his minions move into by using a Bomb or Ember Seeds on the pile of Bombs in the room. The house will be rebuilt after a certain amount of time.

The Moblin's Keep is one of the few areas of Holodrum which has no season stumps and remains in the same season at all times. Unlike in Oracle of Ages, destroying the keep is not required to complete the game.

Oracle of Ages

Moblin's Keep from Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, the Great Moblin builds his keep on Rolling Ridge in the present.[3] The area becomes overrun with Moblins, harassing the Gorons of Rolling Ridge.[4] Because of the keep, the Gorons are unable to grow their special Bomb Flowers,[5] which the Great Moblin is stealing for his own use. Link must infiltrate the keep and defeat the Great Moblin in order to destroy the keep. Once destroyed, the Gorons will thank Link for his help and reward him with a Bomb Flower of his own.[6] The Bomb Flower can be used to free the Goron Elder from under a boulder in the past.[7] The Elder will then give Link the Crown Key to open the Crown Dungeon. After the keep is destroyed, a passageway to the entrance of the dungeon will be revealed.

The Moblin's Keep is also referred to as the "Great Moblin's Palace."


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Moblin's Keep (OoS)
Great Moblin's Keep (OoA)
Great Moblin's Palace (OoA)
Ruined Keep (OoS | OoA)
Japan Japanese ボスブリンようさい (Bosuburin Yousai)
ボスブリンようさいあと (Bosuburin Yousai Ato)
Bossblin's Fort
Bossblin's Fort Ruins
French Republic FrenchEU Fort Moblin
Fort du Grand Moblin
Palais du Grand Moblin
Fort en Ruine
Moblin's Strong
Great Moblin's Strong
Great Moblin's Palace
Strong in Ruins
Federal Republic of Germany German Moblins Burgverlies
Palast des Großen Moblins
Moblin's Keep
Great Moblin's Palace
Castle Ruins
Italian Republic Italian Rocca di Moblin
Rocca del Grande Moblin
Palazzo Grande Moblin
Resti Rocca
Moblin's Fortress
Great Moblin's Fortress
Great Moblin's Palace
Fortress Ramains
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Torre de Moblin
Torre del Gran Moblin
Palacio del Gran Moblin
Torre en Ruinas
Moblin's Tower
Great Moblin's Tower
Great Moblin's Palace
Tower in Ruins


See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 251 (OoS) & 255 (OoA)
  2. "Ruined Keep" — Map (Oracle of Seasons)
  3. "Some weird building suddenly appeared here on Rolling Ridge! Some guy called the Great Moblin built it, but it's in our way!" — Goron (Oracle of Ages)
  4. "Rolling Ridge is in an uproar now with the Great Moblin here." — Goron (Oracle of Ages)
  5. "Ever since that big pig--the Great Moblin--came, we haven't been able to grow the Gorons' famed Bomb Flowers." — Goron (Oracle of Ages)
  6. "I don't know who you are or where you're from, but thank you for getting rid of the Great Moblin. That wretch was keeping us from growing Bomb Flowers. Now we can grow Bomb Flowers without any worries! Take one as a sign of our thanks." — Goron (Oracle of Ages)
  7. "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)
Regions in Oracle of Seasons
Ancient RuinsNorthern PeakDancing Dragon DungeonPoison Moth's LairSpool SwampUnicorn's CaveEyeglass LakeGnarled Root DungeonNorth HoronSnake's RemainsExplorer's CryptCemeteryLost WoodsGoron MountainEastern CoastSunken CityMt. CuccoSamasa DesertEastern SuburbsMaku TreeHoron VillageWestern CoastMoblin's KeepWoods of WinterTarm RuinsTemple RemainsNatzuHolodrum PlainOoSmap.png

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Regions in Oracle of Ages present age
Maku RoadTarget CartsEyeglass Island LibraryJabu-Jabu's BellyWild Tokay MuseumSyrup's Potion ShopShopMask ShopTalus PeaksFairies' WoodsSymmetry CityNuun HighlandsRolling RidgeRolling Ridge BaseZora VillageZora SeasSkull DungeonMoblin's KeepCrown DungeonMermaid's CaveMoonlit GrottoCrescent IslandBlack TowerSpirit's GraveYoll GraveyardForest of TimeSouth LynnaMaku TreeVasu Jewellers'Lynna CitySouth ShoreCrescent StraitSea of StormsOoAPresnavMap.png

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