Mask of Truth
|Mask of Truth|
Talk to Gossip Stones
Read animals' minds (MM)
Detect Hidden Grottos (MM3D)
Location and Uses
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, the Mask of Truth can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop after completing the Mask Trading Sequence. Wearing the mask allows Link to speak to Gossip Stones to learn new things about Hyrule and its inhabitants. The Happy Mask Shop Owner mentions that the mask was passed down by the Sheikah.
Happy Mask Salesman's Comment
In Majora's Mask, the Mask of Truth is given to Link by the Cursed Rich Man in the Swamp Spider House. According to him, he was told that he could become rich if he were to look inside, and was then given the mask. However, he became cursed as he went inside, and was turned into a Skulltula-like creature. He tasks Link with defeating the 30 Gold Skulltulas in the house to lift the curse, and rewards him with the Mask of Truth as thanks.
Wearing the mask allows Link to speak with Gossip Stones. Many Gossip Stones give clues on how to find other masks. The mask also imbues Link the ability to read animals' minds. This is mainly used in the Doggy Race to see which dog might win. The item description for this mask is the only direct reference to the Sheikah made in the game.
In Majora's Mask 3D, due to the lack of rumble feature and the Shard of Agony, the Mask of Truth can locate hidden grottos. Wearing the mask causes the ground above the grotto to glow. However, this ability is never explained in the game.
- In Majora's Mask, a Gossip Stone inside the Moon's Link Dungeon gives Link a clue on how to obtain the mask. However, the clue is only accessible if he already has the mask.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||まことのお面 (Makoto no Omen) (OoT)||Same as English.|
|This table was generated using translation pages.|
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- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 131 (OoT | MM)
- "This is the Mask of Truth. It is a mysterious mask passed down by the Sheikah." — Happy Mask Salesman (Ocarina of Time)
- "You see, a while back, someone told me I could become rich and he gave me this mask. He said the instructions were inscribed somewhere in here, but when I went to look, I was cursed!" — Cursed Rich Man (Majora's Mask)
- "This mask allows you to hear and understand the wisdom of Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals..." — Inventory (Majora's Mask)
- "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
- "Ruff! My four paws feel lighter than usual today!" — Dog (Majora's Mask)
- "You got the Mask of Truth! This is the same mask the Sheikah spoke of!" — N/A (Majora's Mask)
- "It seems the one cursed by the strange, sparkling gold spiders had the Mask of Truth..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 152
|Ocarina of Time Mask Trading Sequence|
|Keaton Mask > Skull Mask > Spooky Mask > Bunny Hood|
Gerudo Mask - Goron Mask - Zora Mask - Mask of Truth
|Masks in Majora's Mask|