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Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – How To Get to Catfish Maw (Fifth Dungeon)

How to get inside the fifth dungeon.

by Kyle Hanson

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One of the interesting things that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening did that’s somewhat different than its predecessors is making the entrance to each dungeon a puzzle of its own. This has been true of many so far including the Bottle Grotto, Key Cavern, and formerly Game Boy Color exclusive Color Dungeon. But many players find the fifth dungeon to be one of the toughest to get to. To help, here’s how to get to Catfish Maw in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake for Switch.

How to Get to Catfish Maw

Surprisingly Catfish Maw may be giving players a lot of trouble, but it’s one of the easiest dungeons to find and get into. There’s no key needed, and it sits prominently in the middle of Martha’s Bay. If you’ve been over that way you surely saw it at one point and all you need to do is get inside. But how do you do it? With Flippers of course.

Of course, you get them in Angler’s Tunnel which is a dungeon you should have completed already. So let’s assume you have the Flippers and know how to swim (check out that guide if not). Once you have them there’s a few options open to you. There are multiple stairs that lead into Martha’s Bay proper, but the easiest to access is just to the west of Animal Village. Warp there and head west until you see a line of trees running from north to south. Go around them to the north and there will be a set of stairs leading right to the water.

Once in the water simply swim up to Catfish Maw, specifically to the west side where you should see a tiny alcove with bubbles rising to the surface. Swim over there and hit B to dive underwater. Link will dive under the rocks and rise up inside of the circle where the entrance to Catfish Maw is found. That’s how to get to Catfish Maw in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, now just head inside to start work on the fifth dungeon itself.

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