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The Magic Mirror is an Item in A Link to the Past.[1][note 1]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past Manual Comment:
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Magical Mirror
"You can use this mirror to escape from the Dark World to the Light World. The portal that is created can also be used as a gate back to into the Dark World. But be warned. If the place where you reappear in the Light World is a place where you cannot normally go (such as the inside of a wall) you will be forced back into the Dark World. Note that the mirror will also return you to the entrance when used in the dungeon. The Magical Mirror cannot be used in a house or cave."

The Magic Mirror is given to Link after helping the Lost Old Man find his way to the safe house in Death Mountain. It is used to travel from the Dark World back to the Light World.[3] When returned to the Light World, Link can go back to the Dark World by touching the sparkling spot that appears where he returned to the Light World. This spot can also be located by using the map. The Magic Mirror is essential when getting to the Tower of Hera. If Link would end up in a location in the Light World where he cannot stand, such as inside the wall, the mirror will automatically send him back to the Dark World.

Link can also use the Magic Mirror to warp back to the entrance of any dungeon if used while inside of it.[4]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseマジカルミラー (Majikaru Mirā)[5]Magical Mirror
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See Also


  1. The Magic Mirror was referred to as the Magical Mirror in the manual for A Link to the Past.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.


  1. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 393
  2. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 39
  3. "If you wander into a magical transporter, gaze into this mirror" — Lost Old Man (A Link to the Past)
  4. "In the dungeons, you can gaze into the Magic Mirror to return to the entrance at any time. Do not forget this!" — Sahasrahla (A Link to the Past)
  5. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 44 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 27 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 15