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This page is about the Item used to find treasures and Bosses' lairs in Dungeons. For other uses, see Compass (Disambiguation).

Compasses are recurring Dungeon Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][name reference needed]

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda



In The Legend of Zelda, once obtained, Compasses indicate the room in which the Dungeon's Triforce Shard is located, or, in the case of the final Dungeon, the room where Princess Zelda is detained.

A Link to the Past



A Link to the Past Manual Comment:
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Compass
"The compass points out the location of the evil master of the dungeon.
*There is no compass in Hyrule Castle."
A Link to the Past (Game Boy Advance) Manual Comment:
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Compass
"The compass makes the dungeon boss's lair appear on the map."

In A Link to the Past, the Compass shows on which floor and in which room the Boss of the Dungeon is located.

Link's Awakening



Link's Awakening Manual Comment:
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Map and Compass
"The Map will show you all the rooms of the dungeon. The Compass will indicate the location of the dungeon's Nightmare and the position of treasure chests that you have not opened yet."

In Link's Awakening, Compasses allow Link see the hidden Treasure Chests on the Dungeon Map. A tone will also play to alert Link whenever he enters a room with a hidden Small Key.[4]

Ocarina of Time



Majora's Mask



Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Seasons Manual Comment:
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Compass
"The Compass shows you where to find treasure chests and the lair of the dungeon's boss. It also makes a noise when you enter a room that has an unopened chest."


Oracle of Ages

Oracle of Ages Manual Comment:
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Compass
"The Compass shows you where to find treasure chests and the lair of the dungeon's boss. It also makes a noise when you enter a room that has an unopened chest."


The Wind Waker



The Minish Cap

The Minish Cap Manual Comment:
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Compass
"When you find the Compass, you will be able to see the location of treasure chests and the dungeon boss on the Floor Map."

There are five Compasses in The Minish Cap, with one appearing in each Dungeon. They are all found in large blue Chests, and as in other games of the series, acquiring it will reveal the location of all other Chests in the Dungeon that Link is currently in.[5]

  • In the Deepwood Shrine, the Compass is found in a room in the northern area of the second basement floor, where Link must push aside two Blocks to reach it.
  • In the Cave of Flames, the Compass is in one of the first rooms, accessible after Link defeats a pair of Spiked Beetles.
  • In the Fortress of Winds, the Compass is found in a room in the northwestern area of the third floor, after Link defeats a pair of Eyegore Statues.
  • In the Temple of Droplets, the Compass is found in the southeastern area of the second basement floor, after Link defeats a Madderpillar on an icy platform reachable only by using the Gust Jar to propel a Lily through the water.
  • In the Palace of Winds, the Compass is found on the first floor, on the right side of a dark room after Link defeats a Red Darknut and activates the blue Warp Point.
  • In Dark Hyrule Castle, the Compass is found on the first floor, after defeating a Red Darknut in the Throne Room. The room where it lies is equivalent in location to the room where Link first wakes up after being attacked by Vaati at the Picori Festival.

Twilight Princess



Spirit Tracks

Main article: Compass of Light

In Spirit Tracks, the Compass of Light guides Link to the Demon Train.

A Link Between Worlds



Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets



The Shadow Prince

Main article: Golden Compass

In The Shadow Prince, the Golden Compass does not have the usual directions of north and south. Instead, it has a variety of letters in all of its directions.

Zelda's Adventure



Hyrule Warriors



In Hyrule Warriors, the Compass appears as an Item Card in Adventure Mode, resembling its appearance in The Legend of Zelda. It is used to reveal which squares on the search screen hide a secret by making them sparkle. An 8-Bit version of the compass from The Legend of Zelda, called the 8-bit Compass, appears as the Lv.★ form of Lana's Summoning Gate. It was added to the game with the Majora's Mask Pack DLC in Hyrule Warriors, and can be unlocked without the purchase of DLC in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Main article: Linkle's Compass

In Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Linkle has a Compass given to her by her grandmother, which has been passed down for generations.

My Nintendo Picross: Twilight Princess

MNPTP Compass Sprite.png

The third puzzle in the Picross series and the ninth puzzle in the Mega Picross series depict a Compass.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseコンパス (Konpasu) (TLoZ | ALttP | OoT | ALBW)[6][7][8][9]Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchKompas (TLoZ)[10]Compass
CanadaFrenchCABoussole (ALBW)[11] 
FranceFrenchEUCompas (TLoZ)[12]
Boussole (ALBW)[13]
Compass
 
GermanyGermanKompaß (LA)[14]
Kompass (LANS | HWDE)[15]
Kompass (ALBW)[16]
Kompass (LANS | HWDE)[17]
Same as English.
Compass
 
Same as English.
ItalyItalianBussola (LANS | ALBW)[18]Compass
South KoreaKorean나침반 (Nachimban) (ALBW)[19] 
SpainSpanishEUBrújula (ALBW)[20] 
Latin AmericaSpanishLABrújula (ALBW)[21] 
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 120 (TLoZ | ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | TWW | TMC | TP | ALBW)
  2. "You've got the compass! Now, you can see where the chests and Nightmare are hidden! This compass has a new feature—a tone will tell you if a key is nearby!" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  3. Zelda's Adventure manual, pg. 4
  4. "You've got the Compass! Now, you can see where the chests and Nightmare are hidden! This Compass has a new feature-- a tone will tell you if a key is hidden in a room when you enter!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "You got the compass! Use it to find the locations of hidden items." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  6. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22
  7. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 37 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 29 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 13
  8. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 149
  9. "「コンパス」を手に入れた!
    宝箱と鍵のかかった扉の位置が分かる!
    " — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23
  11. "Vous avez obtenu la boussole! Elle indique l'emplacement des trésors et des portes verrouillées." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  12. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23
  13. "Vous avez obtenu la boussole ! Elle indique l'emplacement des trésors et des portes verrouillées." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  14. "Der Kompaß! Nun kannst Du sehen, wo sich die Endbosse und Truhen befinden. Und… NEU NEU NEU NEU! Ein akustisches Signal zeigt Dir die Räume an, in denen Schlüssel versteckt sind." — N/A (Link's Awakening, German version)
  15. "Kompass:
    Damit findest du verdächtige Orte auf der Karte.
    " — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  16. "Du hast den Kompass erhalten. Jetzt sind auf der Karte Schätze und verschlossene Türen sichtbar." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  17. "Kompass:
    Damit findest du verdächtige Orte auf der Karte.
    " — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  18. "Hai ottenuto la bussola! Ora sai dove si trovano gli scrigni e le porte chiuse a chiave!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  19. "「나침반」을 획득했다!
    보물상자다 잠긴 문의 위치를 알 수 있다!
    " — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  20. "¡Has conseguido la brújula! Te revelará la ubicación de los cofres del tesoro y de las puertas cerradas." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  21. "¡Has obtenido la brújula! Te revelará la ubicación de los cofres del tesoro y de las puertas cerradas." — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
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