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Death’s Door guide: Frog King’s Domain Shiny Things and shrines

The Overgrown Ruins, Mushroom Dungeon, and Flooded Fortress are home to many shrines and Shiny Things

A crow stands in dark ruins Image: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital via Polygon

After defeating the Urn Witch in Death’s Door, you’ll ride the gondola down to the Overgrown Ruins and take on the Frog King. The area is fairly large, but nothing more complex than the area you just cleared.

You’ll need to travel through three areas before you can fight the Frog King: the Overgrown Ruins, the Mushroom Dungeon, and the Flooded Fortress. Our Death’s Door guide will list out the shrines, secrets, and Shiny Things you can find in the Frog King’s areas, as well as other helpful tips.

The Frog King’s Domain has five different shrines to find and four Shiny Things. We’ve listed where to find them all below.


Table of contents

Frog King shrines
Frog King Shiny Things

The Frog King Shrine locations and maps

There are five shrines in the Overgrown Ruins, the Mushroom Dungeon, and the Flooded Fortress, though one isn’t accessible until you get the hookshot. Some of them are in hard-to-see secret areas.

Overgrown Ruins shrine 1

A split image showing a cliff with a sewer lid-like circle on the ground on the left and a vitality shrine on the right. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

In the northeast of the Overgrown Ruins, there’s two tunnel caps. Dive into one and follow the tunnel to get to a cave with the shrine inside.

Overgrown Ruins shrine 2

A split map showing a cliff ledge on the left and a magic shrine on the right. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

Head south from the Village Settlement until you see a break in the wall railing that allows you to jump down. Once you do, the camera will rotate and the path will reveal a shrine.

Overgrown Ruins shrine 3

A split image showing a hookshot anchor in water on the left and a magic shrine on the right. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

Once you get the hookshot, you can access a magic shrine in the Overgrown Ruins. From the area the gondola drops you off, there’s a northern path that you can hookshot to. Hookshot along, use an arrow to activate the glowing pink mechanism, and hookshot to the next area. You’ll need to fight a series of enemies that emerge from pink doors. Once you do, climb up the newly revealed path and get your shrine.

Mushroom Dungeon shrine

A split image showing an opening in a dungeon wall on the left and a vitality shrine on the right. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

The fifth shrine is in the Mushroom Dungeon, specifically in one of the rooms where you fought swarms of enemies from red doors. You can access this area by taking the western door in the room that has the Hall of Doors door. In the top corner, there’s a breakable wall that you can blow up once you get the bomb skill. Inside a short puzzle that requires you to quickly light fire pits with your fire ability. After completing this, you’ll get access to the shrine.

Flooded Fortress shrine

A split image showing a secret path on the left and a magic shrine on the right Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

In the Flooded Fortress, there’s a path on a wooden bridge that leads northwest. It seems to lead to a dead end, but if you fire an arrow through the stone arch, it will reveal a bridge that will lead you to the shrine.


The Frog King Shiny Things locations

There are four secret Shiny Things in the Overgrown Ruins, Mushroom Dungeon and Flooded Fortress: the Malformed Seed, the Magical Forest Horn, the Corrupted Antler, and the Giant Arrowhead.

Overgrown Ruins Shiny Thing 1

A map showing where to find a ladder to access the Malformed Seed Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

The Malformed Seed is in the Overgrown Ruins in the southeast. Use your hookshot to latch on to the anchor near it. To get to a high point, you’ll have to access a ladder that isn’t directly in your field of vision. As you approach it, the camera angle will turn to reveal it (though you can kind of see the top of the ladder from the normal camera angle).

Overgrown Ruins Shiny Thing 2

A screenshot showing where to find the Magical Forest Horn Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

The Magical Forest Horn is a mandatory Shiny Thing you must find to continue the game’s story. It’s in the Overgrown Ruins, and it’ll be toward the end of the ruins, if you’re just following the most basic path.

Mushroom Dungeon Shiny Thing

A map showing a room you have to enter to find the Corrupted Antler. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

The Corrupted Antler is in the Mushroom Dungeon. You can see it as you walk on a bridge to the main room with the giant door. To get it, go to the room southeast of the giant door and use your bomb ability to break the wall.

Flooded Fortress Shiny Thing

A screenshot of a crow on a ledge with a star marking where to find a Giant Arrowhead. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital

In the Frog King’s Throne Room, run straight past the arena you fought him in to find the Giant Arrowhead sitting on a ledge.