Find out how to get the best time in the Temple of the Ocean King after you have gotten the Phantom Sword.
Temple of the Ocean King 1F
Just walk north to the stairs. If you have the Swordsman's Scroll from the trading sequence, you can do a Great Spin Attack (do three spin attacks in a row to start it) to go more quickly, but either way your hourglass will go down by one second.
Temple of the Ocean King B1
Send a Bombchu counterclockwise to the blocks in the northern part of the room. Then when the Phantom on the left starts going south after turning around, go to where you bombed the blocks, and go west and step on the switch as you go. Get the key from the northwest safe area. Then go to the northeast corner, unlock the door, and go down the stairs. The best hourglass time will be about XX:43.
Temple of the Ocean King B2
Use the hammer near where you are standing to make the nearby Phantom come over and look for you. When it walks away, hit it in the back with the Phantom Sword to kill it, but try not to leave the safe zone during your attack.
Send a Bombchu south to the cracked wall to break it open.
Use two more Bombchus to hit the crystal switches to the west and the southwest.
Equip your boomerang. Then wait for the Phantom to start going south after turning around, and go to the left to pull down the switch, then go south through the wall that you bombed a moment ago, stand on the switch, and use the boomerang to get the key.
Then go north through the bombed wall, then west and unlock the door. Stand in the safe zone but don't go downstairs.
Use a Bombchu to bomb the wall to the left that has a safe zone above it. Then use the boomerang to get the golden pot beyond the bombed wall. Then go down the stairs. The best hourglass time will be about XX:59.
Temple of the Ocean King B3
Use the hammer to lure the two Phantoms to you and kill them without leaving the safe zone. Use the boomerang to get the key that a Phantom drops.
Switch to the grappling hook, then go to the north wall (north of where you entered this room). There is a golden pot along the north wall. Break the pot to get the sand, then walk north to be north of the two torches, then use the grappling hook on the two torches to make a tightrope between them. Walk downward to push against the rope, then let go to be launched up onto the ledge. Go north through the door.
Ignore the golden pot in this safe room, and just go down the northeast stairs. The best hourglass time will be about XX:59.
Temple of the Ocean King B4
As soon as you arrive, you can hit the Phantom that is standing with its back toward you. Then use a Bombchu to kill the northwest Phantom Eye. Then send a Bombchu through the hole to the left and make it hit the crystal switch.
Switch to the Bow and Arrow. Go to the right and look at the north wall where there is an eye switch. Shoot it to turn off all of the air vents.
Then go get the small key to the south. Kill the other Phantom while you are in the safe area.
Go north to the stairs and go back up to the safe room. Pick up, but don't break, the golden pot, and take it downstairs. Go to the northwest corner and throw the golden pot at the red pot, then step into the safe area, getting the 30 seconds for your hourglass.
Send a Bombchu through the holes to the north to hit the crystal switch there. Then go north, unlock the door, and go down the stairs there. The best hourglass time will be about XX:59.
Temple of the Ocean King B5
Go to the right and jump over the gap. The air vent will help push you across. Then go east to the safe area and go down the stairs.
Temple of the Ocean King B6
From the safe area, you can use a Bombchu to kill the northeast Phantom Eye, and you can just wait around for the Phantoms to walk past so you can kill them.
Go slightly to the right, then go straight south. Then step on the switch to turn off the air vent, and go to left to the safe area. Tap the red door and draw the hourglass:
start/end -------> 2 \ / \ / \ / \ / \/ /\ / \ / \ / \ / \ 3 --------> 4
Go through the red door and hit the golden pot to get 30 seconds added to the hourglass. Your hourglass should be full now.
Then go south to return to the previous room. Tap the red door and draw the Triforce:
1.8 / \ / \ /5___4\ / \ / \ / \ / \ 2____6.3____7
Go through the red door. Don't use the golden warp point, because you will lose all of the keys that you have collected. You will need them in order to get the best hourglass time.
Instead, just go down the stairs. Your hourglass should be full now.
Temple of the Ocean King B7
Without leaving the safe area, draw a path for the boomerang to the southwest. There is a golden pot on the ledge there. You may need to scribble a winding path in that area to make the boomerang go far enough to hit the golden pot.
Then when the moving platform comes back, step on it and face westward so your shield blocks the arrows that shoot out. Make your way up the platforms, then step into the safe area on the right.
Ignore the golden pot here. Stay in the safe zone and watch the northeastern moving platform on the map. You will need to use the grappling hook on the treasure chest to the right when that platform is at its lowest point, and open that treasure chest as quickly as you can so you can walk across that northeast moving platform while carrying the round crystal so that you end up on the safe area to the right of the moving platform.
After you do that, wait for the walking Phantom in the east side of the room to go southward into the southern half of the room, then go east, drop the round crystal near the locked door, open the locked door, then grab the crystal and set it down in the safe area, but don't go down the stairs.
Instead, go west to the safe area where you were a moment ago, and use the boomerang to hit the golden pot. Your hourglass should be full now. Go east and pick up the round crystal, then go down the stairs. The best hourglass time will be about XX:59.
Temple of the Ocean King B8
Don't hit the golden pot yet. Throw the round crystal to the safe area below, then pick up the golden pot and fall down to the lower level. Throw the golden pot at the red pot and stand in the safe area to get time added to the hourglass.
Use a Bombchu from here to go south and west and through the hole, where it can hit a crystal switch. This opens the door to the left. When the coast is clear, pick up the round crystal and go west and down the stairs. The best hourglass time will be about XX:57.
Temple of the Ocean King B9
There are invisible Wizzrobes in each corner that you can see on the map. Be careful not to let them touch you or you will lose too much time to be able to get the best possible completion time in the temple. You should especially be careful if they get close to the pedestal area at the top of the room, because the boomerang might not be on the same elevation as the Wizzrobe, making it difficult to kill it without allowing it to touch you.
Use the boomerang to hit the northeast Wizzrobe. You will lose the 30 seconds of hourglass time from that Wizzrobe, but there is enough from the other Wizzrobes here to make up for it.
Take the round crystal to the pedestal area in the upper middle part of the room.
Next you should try to kill the Phantom. When the coast is clear, try to go west from the pedestal area and hit the red pot, then stand in the safe area, and use the hammer to lure the Phantom to you, then hit it in the back while it walks away. Just be careful to avoid Wizzrobes while you do this.
Then take the square crystal and go north to the pedestal there. Put the square crystal into the pedestal, then go east to the safe area and go up the stairs.
Temple of the Ocean King B8, part 2
Use the hammer to make the Phantom come close (it can walk through the spikes), then kill it. Then use the hammer on the nearby switch to start the air vent nearby. Go to the left and up the stairs, then fall off of the left side and hit the golden pot to get 30 seconds. Switch to the boomerang while you're standing in the safe area.
Then go south until you can go east on a normal floor (not the noisy floor) and go east to the air vent. Stand on the air vent to float up, then throw the boomerang to the left to hit the other golden pot to get 30 more seconds. Then go north and fall off of the left side of the wall, then go north and down the stairs.
Temple of the Ocean King B9, part 2
Kill any Wizzrobes that may be nearby, then open the chest to get the triangular crystal, and take it to the pedestal area in the north half of the room.
Then go get the square crystal from the northwest corner of the room and take it to the pedestal area. Put the square crystal into the square pedestal, then put the round crystal into the round pedestal, then put the triangle crystal into the triangle pedestal.
Switch to the grappling hook, then go through the door that opens. Go up the stairs on the right. Don't break the golden pot, but pick it up and go out through the south door. The best hourglass time at this point is about XX:59.
Temple of the Ocean King B10
Go to the right and throw the golden pot just below the wooden post, then get the 30 seconds and then tap the post to stand on it, then use the grappling hook on the post to the right, stand on it, then use the grappling hook on the post to the right. Wait for the eastern Phantom to walk north past the spikes, then get behind the boulder and push it southward until it rolls off and kills the Phantom.
Switch to the boomerang. Go south to the bottom right corner of the room and use the boomerang to hit the golden pot there, but start running to the left as soon as you throw the boomerang. Get in the safe zone on the left.
Switch to the bow and arrow. When the Phantom turns around near you, shoot it in the back, then use the boomerang to get the key that he drops.
Switch to the Grappling Hook. Tap the wooden pole to jump onto it. Use the grappling hook on the big treasure chest to the north, then fall off of the right side. Unlock the nearby door, then go down the stairs. The best hourglass time is about XX:57.
Temple of the Ocean King B11
Go east and go down the stairs.
Temple of the Ocean King B12
Switch to the Hammer. Stand on the catapult, then wait for the Phantom to turn and go toward the left, and use the hammer to catapult yourself over the wall. Kill the Phantom but don't pick up the Force Gem. Instead, go north, staying near the wall, then use the hammer on the switch beyond the spikes to lower the spikes.
Go northeast to the chest in the safe area and open it to get a Force Gem. A Phantom will appear. Put down the Force Gem in the safe area, then use the hammer to lure the Phantom to you, then kill it as it walks away.
Take the Force Gem to the pedestal area in the middle of the upper half of the room. Put the Force Gem into a pedestal to make a Wizzrobe appear in a corner of the room. You will be able to get 30 seconds from that Wizzrobe by making it appear now.
Go to the northwest safe area and get the Force Gem from there. A Phantom appears on this side. Kill it like you killed the Phantom on the other side of the room. Then take this Force Gem and put it into a pedestal to make another Wizzrobe appear.
If the first Wizzrobe is close enough, step out of the safe area to kill it and get its 30 seconds of time. Then go south and get the final Force Gem and put it into a pedestal. Then step out of the safe area and kill the second Wizzrobe to get 30 more seconds. Then go down the stairs north of the pedestals. Your hourglass should be full.
Temple of the Ocean King B13
If you don't have at least XX:45 in your hourglass, you won't be able to finish the temple with a full hourglass.
Go northeast and pick up the red pot but don't throw it. Go to the left and fall down off of the ledge. Throw the red pot toward the Phantoms and step into the safe area. Then kill all of the Phantoms that appear.
After the Phantoms are dead, switch to your shovel and dig the soft spot to make an air vent. Stand in it and go pick up (but don't throw) the golden pot. Then go down to the lower area and throw the golden pot just below the door in the lower area. Collect the time just before you go through the door and you will have a perfect time.
Beyond the door lies the path to Bellum