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Jovani's House is a location in Twilight Princess.[1]

Features and Overview

Located on the south road of Hyrule Castle Town, it is home to Jovani, a man who has lost his soul due to his greed and is now made entirely of gold, thus unable to move any longer.[2] The house is rather small and is full of gold and other treasures; however, it cannot be entered normally since the door is locked. Instead, Link must either access it through Telma's Bar or by digging in front of the door as a wolf.

Link first enters Jovani's House as he is trying to take Midna to Princess Zelda via the Castle Town Sewers. As a wolf, he traverses through Telma's Bar and eventually reaches the inside of Jovani's House, where he must defeat a Poe and collect its soul. Upon obtaining its soul, Jovani will regain the ability to speak and asks Link if he could collect 20 Poe Souls for him in order to break the curse.[3] Afterwards, Jovani opens a Treasure Chest, which leads to the underground waterway of Hyrule Castle.[4]

When Link collects 20 Poe Souls and shows them to Jovani, he will be able to move again and will reward the hero with a Bottle filled with Great Fairy's Tears.[5] In Twilight Princess HD, he also gives Link the Ghost Lantern.[6] However, since 20 Poe Souls are not enough to break the curse, Link must collect all 60 Poe Souls, at which point Jovani returns to his normal self.[7] He then leaves his house to drown his sorrows at Telma's Bar since his girlfriend found another lover.[8] At this point, Link can go back to Jovani's House and talk to Gengle, Jovani's cat, to receive unlimited silver Rupees for saving their lives.[9]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
French Republic FrenchEU Maison de Giovanni Jovani's House
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Casa de Giovanni Jovani's House


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 278
  2. "I'm Jovani. I...became consumed by greed long ago, and sold my soul to a dark creature that did this to me..." — Jovani (Twilight Princess)
  3. "I can't move... I can't go see my girlfriend... My pet cat Gengle is frozen on my head... I don't think I could be more miserable... I have to ask you a favor, doggie... Can you find and defeat the 20 ghosts that lurk in the dark for me? I think if you can free the pieces of my soul from the ghosts that hold them, I'll be free..." — Jovani (Twilight Princess)
  4. "Oh, but it's raining out now, so I don't think you can go outside directly. I'll open the door to the underground waterway for you... Once the rain stops, you can come back in here by digging around the front wall where the cats gather... Understand, doggie?" — Jovani (Twilight Princess)
  5. "You did it! I can move again! This is all thanks to you, right? Oh, I have to thank you... Will this do?" — Jovani (Twilight Princess)
  6. "It must be though finding those creepy crawlies, right? Take this Lantern with you!" — Jovani (Twilight Princess HD)
  7. "But...my body is still golden... Does this mean my soul is still not whole? That's strange... Maybe we need the souls of 60 ghosts..." — Jovani (Twilight Princess)
  8. "Word came in that he's at the bar... Ugh, what a nuisance..." — Hylian (Twilight Princess)
  9. "I see... So my master got dumped, huh? Well, I guess it goes to show that for humans, it's all about money. I guess that means we don't need any more money...so you can take it all." — Gengle (Twilight Princess)