Soul Gems

What is a Spirit Gem?

There are three types of Spirit Gems to be found on the Great Sea: Power (red), Wisdom (blue), and Courage (green).

You can find a maximum of twenty of each. For every ten of each type that you collect, you can receive an upgrade to certain attributes. To receive your upgrades, you must travel to Spirit Island and talk to the Great Fairy within.

To find this island, simply travel to the southwestern corner of the SE Quadrant and sail towards the three rocks that show up on your map in a triangle formation.

You’ll spot this hidden island, allowing you to dock. Once docked, just enter the cave.

The upgrades are as follows:

Power Gems:
Level 1 (10 gems): Double’s your attack power.
Level 2 (20 gems): Quadruple’s your attack power.
Wisdom Gems:
Level 1 (10 gems): Double’s your defense.
Level 2 (20 gems): Quadruple’s your defense.
Courage Gems:
Level 1 (10 gems): Allows your sword to fire a short-ranged beam of energy.
Level 2 (20 gems): Allows your sword to fire a long-ranged beam of energy.

Power Gems

Bannan Island

Where: Small Island
How to get it: Use the Grappling Hook to reach a small island located near the dock.

Cannon Island

Where: Bomb Garden Cavern
How to get it: In the southwest corner of the island is a cave leading to the Bomb Garden. Inside this cave is a cracked wall. Beyond the cracked wall is a chest. Inside the chest is a Power Gem.

Goron Island

Where: Maze Area
How to get it: Traverse the maze as normal and exit from the west side (or approach the maze from the Temple). Head south to spot a passage. At the end of this straight path is a chest with this gem in it.

Isle of Ember

Where: Astrid’s House
How to get it: Talk to Astrid after clearing the Temple of Fire.

Isle of Frost

Where: Eastern Cliff
How to get it: Outside of the Ice Temple are some Grappling Pegs. Use them to get on top of the cliffs to the east. Follow the path south and retrieve this gem from the first chest you happen by.

Isle of Gust

Where: Western Edge
How to get it: Proceede as normal across the island, aiming for a ledge along the western side. This is two tiers above the dock.

Isle of Ruins

Where: Maze Area
How to get it: After lowering the water, head back to the maze. Head north along the eastern path to find this chest.

Mailbox

Where: Mailbox on any island
How to get it: After clearing Mutoh’s Temple, the Postman will deliver this gem along with a letter from King Mutoh. Note that this will not arrive until your DS records that 24 hours have passed.

Mercay Island

Where: The Shop
How to get it: This is sold at the Shop for 500 rupees.

Where: Oshus’s House
How to get it: After clearing the Temple of Wind, speak with Oshus and he’ll hand you this gem.

Where: Northern Cavern
How to get it: On your way to the Temple of the Ocean King is a conspicuously crumbly wall. Bomb the wall and enter the cave to find this gem.

Molinda Island

Where: Cave near Romanos’ House
How to get it: Inside the cave you’ll find a series of pillars you have to leap across. While perched on the last one, use the Grappling Hook to reach the lonely chest.

Spirit Island

Where: Eastern Island
How to get it: Once you obtain the Grappling Hook, use it to reach the eastern portion of the island and find this chest.

Temple of Courage

Where: 1F
How to get it: In the northwest corner, near the red tiles, are two stone tablets sitting along a wall. Place a bomb between them to clear an entryway into a hidden room. One of the chests in there will contain this gem.

Where: 2F
How to get it: Along the southern wall is a set of moving platorms - two moving horizontally and one moving vertically. In both the left and right upper corners of this room are Eye Switchs. Shoot them with your bow to reveal this chest.

Temple of the Ocean King

Where: B4
How to get it: The chest containing this will be revealed once you defeat all of the Phantom Eyes.

Where: B3
How to get it: There’s an Eye Switch along the northeast wall. Shoot it with an arrow to reveal this chest.

Where: B7
How to get it: In the northeast corner of this room is a Grapple Peg. Hop on top, then activate the Switch Orb to reveal the chest containing this.

Temple of Wind

Where: Room of Sandworms
How to get it: This is in a chest along the left-hand wall of the room littered with Sandworms.

Wisdom Gems

Bannan Island

Where: Cannon Game area
How to get it: Salvatore’s Cannon Game is neighbored by several small islands. Use the Grappling Hook to traverse them and reach the chest containing this gem.
eedle’s Shop Ship

Where: Gold Helmet Version
How to get it: This gem is sold at Beedle’s (whilst Beedle is in masked mode) for 500 rupees.

Goron Island

Where: Goron Rooftop
How to get it: There’s a chest sitting on top of a goron’s house. This can be reached via Grappling Hook.

Isle of Ember

Where: Small Island
How to get it: This chest lies upon a small island to the north. Use the Grappling Hook to reach it.

Isle of Gust

Where: Cavern Hideaway
How to get it: Proceede as normal across the island until you reach a the first cave. Inside is a small study, of sorts, with a chest sitting out in the open. Within said chest is this gem.

Isle of Ruins

Where: Northwestern Pyramid Area
How to get it: After lowering the water, you’ll uncover a cave near Bremeur’s Temple. Enter and open up the chest within.

Where: Northeastern Pyramid Area
How to get it: Just south of Mutoh’s Temple is a series of large boulders. Roll them and smash them to gain access to the path leading to this chest.

Linebeck’s Ship

Where: Pirate Encounter
How to get it: Allow any pirate ship to board your vessle. Defeat the enemies and Linebeck will give you this gem as a reward.

Mailbox

Where: Mailbox on any island
How to get it: After playing Salvatore’s cannon game, he’ll send you a letter with this gem attached. Note that this will not arrive until your DS thinks that 24 hours have passed since you cleared the game.

Where: Mailbox on any island
How to get it: After you clear the Temple of Ice, Aroo will send you this gem attached to a letter. Note that this will not arrive until your DS thinks that 24 hours have passed since you cleared the temple.

Maze Island

Where: Treasure Maze
How to get it: Complete the Treasure Maze on Beginner difficulty.

Where: Treasure Maze
How to get it: On the eastern edge of the maze is a chest surrounded by walls. Bomb the southern wall to open the way to the chest. This is can be done during any difficulty, but is much cheaper after you’ve cleard all three challenges.

Mercay Island

Where: Cavern
How to get it: This is in a chest located on the way to Freedle’s trading game. To get there, enter the cavern near the Temple of the Ocean King and shoot an arrow into the Eye Switch. Head to the statue head that rises from the ground and activate it. Draw a line on your map connecting the Temple with the Mercay Tavern, then move the statue to create a line parallel to it. Follow this new line until you hit a wall. Bomb the wall, then follow the path about halfway across. Fire an arrow to the south to activate a switch that makes this treasure chest appear.

Molinda Island

Where: Small Island
How to get it: There’s a small island with a chest on it located to the left of the Temple of Courage. Use your Grappling Hook to reach it and the gem within.

Spirit Island

Where: Main Area
How to get it: From the dock, cross the bridge and head to the right. This chest will be sitting out in the open waiting to be pillaged.

Temple of Courage

Where: 3F
How to get it: Bypass the stairs leading to the boss chamber and bomb the northern wall. This unveils the way to a chest containing this gem.

Temple of the Ocean King

Where: B8
How to get it: Place the Triangle crystal into its pedistal to reveal this chest.

Where: B1
How to get it: String the Grappling Hook between the two pegs. Walk to the middle of the rope and shoot the Eye Switch with your bow to reveal this chest.

Temple of Wind

Where: B1
How to get it: There’s a set of steps on this floor that leads to a series of geysers. Hop onto the geysers and ride them to the chest waiting on the other side.

Courage Gems

Bannan Island

Where: Old Wayfarer’s Hut
How to get it: After you clear the Temple of Courage, you’ll get a letter in the mail from Jolene. This letter is, in fact, for her sister Joanne…which disappoints the Postman with its utter lack of saucy. Faithfully deliver the letter to its rightful owner, who happens to be disguised as a mermaid in the Old Wayfarer’s Hut. She’ll give you this gem as a token of thanks.
eedle’s Shop Ship

Where: Inside the ship
How to get it: This gem is sold at Beedle’s for 500 rupees.

Dee Ess Island

Where: Bottom Screen
How to get it: Jump into the area representing the DS’s bottom screen. Dig in the southwest corner to reveal this gem.

Where: Top Screen
How to get it: Jump into the area representing the DS’s top screen. Defeat all the Hidons to reveal this gem-containing chest.

Goron Island

Where: Biggoron’s House
How to get it: Interview for a posistion in the Goron Tribe. After you answer all of the elder’s questions correctly, you get this gem as a prize.

Isle of the Dead

Where: Cave near dock
How to get it: This is the first cave you see on this island. Enter and find the area with the books. Just to their left is a spot you can bomb along the top wall. Enter the new section of the cavern. Thread your way carefully through the maze of rupoors and you’ll come to an area with tons of rupees and four chests. One of these chests contains this gem.

Isle of Ember

Where: Astrid’s House
How to get it: Talk to Astrid after clearing the Temple of Wind.

Isle of Frost

Where: Village Cliff
How to get it: Along the western coast of the “poor district” of the village is a cliff with a chest on it. Use the Grappling Hook to reach it.

Isle of Gust

Where: Cave of Miniblins
How to get it: Proceede as normal across the island until you reach a cave that has a pit, of sorts, filled with Miniblins. This pit can be skirted via a small ledge, but gust jars await atop the ledge to blow you into the pit. At any rate, fall in and defeat all of the miniblins to reveal this chest.

Isle of Ruins

Where: Northeastern Pyramid Area
How to get it: After lowering the water, circle around to the left side of Doylan’s Temple to find this chest.

Mailbox

Where: Mailbox on any island
How to get it: After clearing the Goron Temple, this will arrive attached to a letter from Gongoron. Note that this will not arrive until your DS thinks 24 hours have passed since the temple was cleared.

Mercay Island

Where: Northeast Island
How to get it: This is in a chest located near Freedle’s trading game. To get there, enter the cavern near the Temple of the Ocean King and shoot an arrow into the Eye Switch. Head to the statue head that rises from the ground and activate it. Draw a line on your map connecting the Temple with the Mercay Tavern, then move the statue to create a line parallel to it. Follow this new line until you hit a wall. Bomb the wall, then follow the path to the other side.

Mutoh’s Temple

Where: B2
How to get it: During the first time through the temple, you’ll encounter an area where you ride two moving platforms south while pounding switches on either side with your Hammer. At the bottom of this are two chests. One is atop some stairs and contains a Small Key. The other is in the southwest corner of the room and contains this gem.

Molinda Island

Where: Northern Woods
How to get it: Pass through the Sun Crest door and energe in the northern woods. Near the exit is a dig spot. Use the Shovel on it to create a hole. Drop into the hole and you’ll land right next to this chest.

Temple of Courage

Where: B1
How to get it: Go to the ledge with the Red Tiles. Use your Boomerang on the nearby Arrow Orb to spin it until it faces north. Shoot it with an arrow to activate an Eye Switch, which will cause this treasure chest to appear.

Temple of Ice

Where: 3F
How to get it: On this floor is a series of ledges and switches. On the left side of the room is a row of raised Blue Tiles. Hit the Orb Switch to lower them, giving you access to the chest.

Where: B1
How to get it: There are narrow footpaths to the right. Whilst following these, you’ll spot a lever on the other side of the gap. Use the Grappling Hook to pull it, revealing a chest. Open it to get a Small Key. Now travel to the northern end of the ice bridge to reach a locked door. On the other side is a chest containing this gem.

Temple of the Ocean King

Where: B9
How to get it: To reveal this chest, defeat all of the Wizzrobes on this floor.

Where: B2
How to get it: There’s an Orb Switch in the northwest area that can be activated by a bombchu. Do so and reveal this chest.

Uncharted Island

Where: Island Cavern
How to get it: Solve the riddle of the Uncharted Island to open the entrance to the cavern. Inside the cave is a chest that you can reach using the Grappling Hook.

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