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The Game Begins

Get the Hero's Clothes

After watching the opening scenes, go to your house (the one Aryll came out of). Inside, climb the ladder and walk up to your grandma to get the Hero's Clothes.

Get the Telescope

Now go back to the lookout tower where you started, and talk to Aryll to get the telescope. When you can, equip it to Y, Z, or X, and stand next to Aryll. Use the telescope and center on your house. Now pan down a little until you're looking at the postbox. Zoom in, centering on the bird guy.

When your sister shouts, pan way up for an automatic scene.

Get a Sword

Now it's time to get a sword. Go through the bottom door of the two story house. Talk to Orca to start the fighting lesson. If you do any of it incorrectly, Orca will whack you, but it won't take away any hearts, so don't worry about it. Pay special attention to #5, the parry attack.

  1. Use B (without touching D-stick or L) to hit him. Repeat.
  2. Hold down L, and use B (without touching D-stick) to hit him. Repeat.
  3. Hold down L, press the D-stick up, and use B to hit him. Repeat.
  4. Stand back from Orca, press and hold B until Link has his sword behind him, then walk up to Orca and release B. Repeat.
  5. This is the important one: hold L and wait for your controller to vibrate. You will hear a noise, your sword will turn green, and the A button in the top right corner will light up. Press A. Repeat.
  6. Hold L and hit A (don't wait for controller to vibrate) to hit him. Repeat.

Now that you have a sword, you can go around and cut grass to find rupees.

Leave, then walk across the island toward the lookout tower. When you see the pier to it on your left, make a right up the ramp. Use your sword to cut the trees at the top, and continue until you reach the top. To the left will be a suspension bridge. Run across it so you jump over the gap in the bridge, and keep going, into the cave.

Go into the Cave

The path through the forest is straightforward. Just look around and you will find your way through. As you go along, look around for a log lying on the ground. You can crawl into it by pressing R if you aren't holding a weapon. You find 20 rupees inside.

You'll have to fight some bokoblins to get through this forest. If they fall without dying, let them get back up, stand back a second, then start hitting again. After you've beaten all the monsters, watch the scene.

Get a Shield

Go back to your house and climb the ladder to look for the shield. After you see that it's not there, go back down to the ground floor. Grandma gives you the shield. Use it by pressing R when you have a weapon in hand.

Gather Rupees

Now it's time to get some rupees before you leave. If you somehow already have the maximum of 200 rupees, doing the following would just be a waste. Once you have 200, don't try to collect more.

First, crawl into the space under the deck on the front of your house. Follow the path into a little room. The chest in here contains 100 rupees.

There is a rectangle of trees near your house next to the water well thing. If you cut them down, you get a ten rupee piece.

Also, there are some wild pigs wandering around the island, and if you catch them and put them into the pen by the house behind Orca's house, the woman there gives you 20 rupees each time. To catch them, either scatter some bait, which you can buy from the boat by the pier, or crawl near the pigs by holding down R when you aren't holding a weapon. When you're standing close to the pig, pick it up. One pig is behind the house of the guy cutting the grass, one is behind the grass to the side of the house where you fought Orca, and one on the path behind Orca's house.

There is a rupee under the deck of the grass-cutting guy's house, and inside his house you can crawl under his bed for another rupee, then through that crawlspace to reach a chest with 20 rupees in it.

If you go to the rock between the two water-level bridges in the middle of the island, you can jump to some other rocks with rupees on them.

If you haven't bought any bait, swim to the boat by the pier (being careful not to drown) and buy the pig's-head bait bag. Get three hyoi pears, and fill the rest of your bag with as much all-purpose bait as you can afford.

Now you're ready to go along with Tetra and the pirates. Talk to Tetra and watch the scene.

Board the Pirate Ship

On the ship, turn around and go into the door below. Walk down the stairs to meet Niko.

When you're ready, start by stepping on the raised switch to reset the platforms so you won't run out of time. When the platforms are down, step on the other switch to raise them back up again. To get from platform to rope to platform, you'll have to make a running start each time. When you're on a rope, press the D-stick up and down to keep your momentum going. Press A to let go when you're near the next platform. You won't need to change directions on the ropes here, but for future reference, you can hold R to stop swinging, then keep holding R while pressing the D-stick left or right to change direction. You can also climb up and down the rope while holding R.

You can try however many times you need to. Once you succeed, Niko gives you the Spoils Bag. This holds special items you win from certain enemies.

Now go back up above decks, and climb up to where Tetra is standing. Watch the scene.

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