The Moon is the ominous object that threatens to destroy Clock Town in Majora's Mask. By the power of Majora's Mask, it is destined to crash into Clock Town, which will obliterate the town along with the rest of Termina.
Before the events of Majora's Mask, the Skull Kid ambushed the Happy Mask Salesman and took one of his precious masks, the Majora's Mask. Even though the Skull Kid was unaware of it, Majora's Mask gradually began to possess him, turning his harmless pranks into acts with malicious intents behind them. Eventually, the mask completely embraced the Skull Kid's mind and, using him as a puppet, Majora's Mask set the Moon on a collision course with Clock Town. Once Link arrives in Termina, he discovers that he has just three days to prevent the Moon from extinguishing all of Termina.
Along with his Fairy companion Tatl, Link sets out to find the Four Giants in each of the temples found throughout Termina. After they free the Giants from the Skull Kid's curse, the young hero and his Fairy climb atop the Clock Tower on the Final Day to call upon the Giants using the "Oath to Order." One by one, the Four Giants appear and stop the Moon's descent, knocking the Skull Kid unconscious in the process.
At this point, Majora's Mask realizes that the Skull Kid has become useless, so it abandons the imp's body and transports itself inside the Moon. With the Moon now being possessed by Majora's Mask, it becomes too strong for the Giants to hold back and it threatens to continue with its plan of obliterating Termina. While the Four Giants use all of their might to restrain the evil menace, Link and Tatl follow Majora's Mask into the Moon. Inside, Link defeats Majora's Mask and the Moon disintegrates, returning peace to Termina.
- Main article: Moon Dungeons
Once Link and Tatl successfully summon the Four Giants to halt the descent of the Moon, Majora's Mask discards the Skull Kid's unconscious body and enters the Moon's mouth, once more driving it down toward Termina. To stop this, Link and Tatl follow the cursed Mask to the Moon.
Link and Tatl transport to a serene, hilled landscape known as the Grassy Playfield. Several Moon Children appear in this field, wearing the remains of the four previous bosses as masks. If Link decides to play with any of these Moon Children, they will transport him to a special dungeon. If Link decides to play with the Moon Child wearing Majora's Mask and sitting under the tree in the center of the field, he will initiate the battle with Majora's Mask.
- During the development of the game, the Moon had no face on it.
- In The Wind Waker, the Nintendo Gallery has a sculpture of the Moon in the background behind the counter.[verification needed]
Skull Kid gazing at the Moon in Majora's Mask
The Moon as seen from the telescope in the Astral Observatory from Majora's Mask
The Moon crashing into Termina in Majora's Mask
The Moon Children inside the Moon
The rainbow left by the Moon following Majora's Mask's defeat
The Moon on the background of the Great Bay stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee
The Moon from Hyrule Warriors
The Moon being dropped by the Great Sky Fairy in Hyrule Warriors
The Moon appearing behind Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate