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Howling Stones are Objects in Twilight Princess.[1][note 1] They are stones that enable Link to learn new Hidden Skills.

Location and Uses

When standing next to a Howling Stone, Link is able to hear the wind blowing a tune. In wolf form, Link must howl the tune next to the stone; afterwards, he is transported to another landscape, where he must howl the tune again. This time, however, the White Wolf will howl with him.

There is no Howling Stone for the first meeting with the White Wolf, since Link encounters him on the way to the Forest Temple in Faron Woods. There is an additional Howling Stone with the symbol of the Triforce as opposed to the Sheikah Eye Symbol in the Sacred Grove. It is required to venture further into the grove.

Most Howling Stones can be howled in any order; however, Hidden Skills are always learned in the same order.

Howling Stone Location White Wolf Location Song Hidden Skill
Death Mountain Ordon Spring "Song of Healing" Shield Attack
Upper Zora's River Hyrule Field "Requiem of Spirit" Back Slice
Faron Woods Hyrule Field "Prelude of Light" Helm Splitter
Sacred Grove N/A "Zelda's Lullaby" N/A
Lake Hylia Gerudo Desert "Unnamed Song 1"[3] Mortal Draw
Snowpeak Kakariko Village Graveyard "Unnamed Song 2"[4] Jump Strike
Hidden Village Castle Town Central Square "Twilight Princess Main Theme" Great Spin


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Federal Republic of Germany German Heulstein Howl Stone
Italian Republic Italian Pietra del vento Wind Stone



  1. Howling Stones were referred to as Windstones in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — PRIMA Official Game Guide by Prima Games.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 97
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. Map Insert
  3. "♪ Unnamed Song 1
    Howled in Lake Hylia to teach Link Mortal Draw."
     (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 97)
  4. "♪ Unnamed Song 2
    Howled in Snowpeak to learn Jump Strike."
     (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 97)