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The House of Skulltula is a location in Ocarina of Time.[1]

Features and Overview

The House of Skulltula is a gray building located in the southeast part of Kakariko Village. The inside of the house is bare and covered by cobwebs, ruined furniture can be found as well as a fireplace, a book with the Sheikah symbol and various portraits of spiders. According to an Professor Shikashi, the extremely rich family who used to live within became cursed due to their greed.[2] When Link first enters the house, he finds it is inhabited by the Cursed Rich Man and his five sons who have taken the shape of Skulltulas due to Ganondorf’s curse bestowed upon them by the Spiders of the Curse. The Cursed Rich Man goes on to explain that the only way their curse from Ganondorf will be lifted is if all of the Gold Skulltulas around Hyrule are destroyed and if their Gold Skulltula Token is collected.[3]

The Cursed Rich Man persuades Link to help them by promising the young hero great riches if he and his sons are all freed from their curse.[4] As such, Link must set out and seek out 100 Gold Skulltula Tokens to restore the family back to its former state. The young hero will earn their grateful awards each time he destroys a certain amount of Gold Skulltulas.[5]

Once Link has collected all 100 Gold Skulltula Tokens, all the family members will return back to their original form, and the Rich Man will award the young hero with a Huge Rupee worth 200 Rupees.[6] Link can receive as many Huge Rupees as he wants each time he leaves the house and returns to talk to the Rich Man.

Tokens Reward
10 Adult's Wallet
20 Stone of Agony (OoT)
Shard of Agony (OoT3D)
30 Giant's Wallet
40 Bombchu
50 Piece of Heart
100 Huge Rupee


  • It is possible to strike any of the cursed family members with the Sword in their back. This will result in them crying in pain and getting stunned for a moment. When they are no longer stunned, they will spin around once. If Link approaches them, they will attack him. After that, they revert to normal. Leaving the house and then re-entering also returns any of them back to their normal behavior.
  • Similarly to the rich family cursed by the Skulltula, in Twilight Princess, Link must save a man named Jovani who has sold his soul to the Poes for untold riches. Link can also lift the curse by obtaining 60 Poe Souls.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Maison des Skulltulas (OoT3D) House of Skulltulas
Federal Republic of Germany German Skulltulas Haus (OoT)
Haus der Skulltula (OoT3D)
Skulltula's House
House of the Skulltula
Italian Republic Italian Casa delle Aracnule (OoT3D) House of Aracnule
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Casa de las skulltulas (OoT3D) House of the Skulltulas


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 240
  2. "Folks around here tell of a fabulously rich family that once lived in one of the houses in this village... But they say that the entire family was cursed due to their greed! Who knows what might happen to those who are consumed by greed..." — Professor Shikashi (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "We all look like this because of the spider's curse. If every Spider of the Curse in the entire world were destroyed, the curse would be broken." — Cursed Rich Man (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "If you break the curse on my family, we will make you very rich..." — Cursed Rich Man (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "The curse has been broken! Thank you! Here's a reward for you!" — Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "You have received a Huge Rupee! It is worth a whopping 200 Rupees!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)