|Piece of Heart|
Forming a Heart Container
Pieces of Heart,(ALttP | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | TWW | TWWHD | TMC | TP | TPHD | SS | ALBW | CoH)[name reference needed] also known as Rare Peach Stones,(OoS)[note 1] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series. They are collected to form a full Heart Container, extending Link's maximum health by one Heart.
- 1 Location and Uses
- 2 Pieces of Heart Summary
- 3 Other Appearances
- 4 Nomenclature
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
Location and Uses
Pieces of Heart were first seen in A Link to the Past, and have since appeared in almost every other title following it. Pieces of Heart are scattered throughout the world. They can be found in Treasure Chests, won in mini-games, purchased, or given to Link after completing a Side Quest. In many games, a Heart Container can form by collecting four Pieces of Heart. Obtaining a Piece of Heart will immediately refill all of Link's health, regardless of whether or not that Piece of Heart is completing a Heart Container. The amount of Pieces of Heart depends primarily on how many Heart Containers are in the game; the Pieces of Heart, combined with the Heart Containers, typically add up to a total of 20 Hearts by the end of a game. The number of Heart Pieces in a game is inversely proportional to how many dungeons (therefore, bosses with Heart Containers) are available in that adventure. Because of this, Majora's Mask currently holds the record for having the highest number in the series (52, this for featuring only four Heart Containers).
It is unknown if any character other than Link understands the use and purpose of the Pieces of Heart, or if any character other than Link can use the Pieces of Heart, as very few characters ever have anything to say about them, even when handing them out as rewards. In Twilight Princess, if Link catches the Piece of Heart while fishing in the Fishing Hole, Hena will remark "Whose heart did you catch? You big sweetheart!" In Skyward Sword, Beedle will eventually sell Link a Piece of Heart starting at 1600 Rupees. If Link asks Beedle about the item so that he can buy it, Beedle will tell him that he does not actually know what it is, and that he found it somewhere nearby. Fortune tellers who give hints leading to the location of Pieces of Heart refer to them as something having to do with love.
Although now a series staple, a number of games do not feature Pieces of Heart. Four Swords, Four Swords Adventures and Tri Force Heroes do not have collectible Pieces of Heart, as Heart Containers are not permanent upgrades in those games. Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, despite having permanent Heart Containers, also do not have Pieces of Heart. In Breath of the Wild, Pieces of Heart are replaced by Spirit Orbs, and are obtained at the end of every Shrine. 4 Spirit Orbs can be traded in for a Heart Container at a Goddess Statue.
A Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
There are 36 pieces of the heart in the game.
There are 52 pieces of the heart in the game.
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
The Wind Waker
The Minish Cap
Four Pieces of Heart are required to form a new Heart Container in The Minish Cap. A total of 44 Pieces of Heart can be found throughout Hyrule, with some appearing in Dungeons, atop beanstalks grown from Beans, and within Secret Caves. Some cannot be accessed until specific Kinstone Fusions are performed.
The list of Pieces of Heart are listed below in a general order of when they can be acquired while progressing through the game.
|1||Minish Woods||Directly south of Deepwood Shrine|
|2||Minish Village||Northeast pier of the Village|
|3||Deepwood Shrine||Use the Gust Jar on the eastern side of the south wall in the room where the Madderpillar is fought|
|4||Deepwood Shrine||After revealing the blue Portal, return to the entrance of the Dungeon and use it|
|5||South Hyrule Field||A Tree in the southeast corner of South Hyrule Field is opened after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with the Hurdy-Gurdy Man|
|6||Mount Crenel||In the northwestern corner of Mount Crenel's Base, go north and place a Bomb between two Trees|
|7||Mount Crenel||East of the bottom of the Crenel Wall, place a Bomb between two rocks|
|8||Cave of Flames||Use a Bomb on the southern wall following the room with four Traps and an upturned Mine Cart|
|9||Veil Falls||Accessed by using the Cane of Pacci on a hole on the northern edge of Lon Lon Ranch|
|10||Mount Crenel||Inside Grayblade's dojo|
|11||North Hyrule Field||Destroy a cracked Block with a Bomb in the northwest corner|
|12||Hyrule Town||Use the Cane of Pacci to flip over a Minish Portal in the Guy's House, go north and climb a small vine near the Happy Hearth Inn, and travel around to the back of the Inn|
|13||Minish Woods||After attempting to cross Castor Wilds and witnessing Rem fall asleep, cross through Lon Lon Ranch to access the northwestern portion of Minish Woods; the Piece of Heart is found to the southwest near a pool of water|
|14||Mount Crenel||A Bean at the top of Mount Crenel grows into a beanstalk after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with Melari|
|15||Castor Wilds||Inside Swiftblade I's dojo|
|16||Wind Ruins||Use the second Minish Portal in the area to shrink down to Minish size and travel west, climbing down the middle vine of three vines to reach a small cave|
|17||Fortress of Winds||After shrinking to Minish size in the eastern section of the Dungeon, fall down the hole near the Armos and pass into the room to the east|
|18||Mount Crenel||Dig into the Secret Cave west of the Crenel Hermit's cave|
|19||Hyrule Town||Complete Simon's Simulations|
|20||Hyrule Castle Garden||A random Kinstone Fusion will drain the northeastern pool of water|
|21||Hyrule Castle Garden||Inside Grimblade's dojo|
|22||Eastern Hills||A Bean will grow into a beanstalk after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with a nearby Forest Picori|
|23||Western Wood||A Tree in the Western Wood opens after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with the Forest Picori near the Wind Crest at Lake Hylia|
|24||Lon Lon Ranch||Dashing into a Tree with the Pegasus Boots will reveal a Minish Portal; it can be used to access the small Minish-sized path nearby|
|25||Hyrule Town||After obtaining the Flippers, Swim across the water while still within the Fountain|
|26||Castor Wilds||A Lily Pad will appear in Castor Wilds after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with either Zill or a Forest Picori in the Minish Village; after shrinking to Minish size and taking it south, travel to the southeastern corner of the Wilds and Swim northeast to a small cave|
|27||Castor Wilds||Swim to a cave in the northeastern corner of Castor Wilds|
|28||South Hyrule Field||Use the Pegasus Boots to reveal a Minish Portal in the southwestern corner; shrink down to Minish size and Swim north to a small cave|
|29||Hyrule Town||Complete the final level of Anju's Cucco game|
|30||Minish Woods||Use the Minish Portal west of the Minish Village and go northwest to three small caves; enter the leftmost cave|
|31||Lake Hylia||Swim to the southern edge of the Lake|
|32||Lake Hylia||Inside Waveblade's dojo|
|33||Lake Hylia||Dive beneath the water in the small pool adjacent to Stockwell's House|
|34||Royal Valley||Push the northwestern Tombstone and use the Flashing Spots on the Floor to push aside a large Block|
|35||Veil Falls||Enter the area from the northeastern corner of North Hyrule Field and Swim to the east|
|36||Palace of Winds||In the northwestern corner of the fourth floor, push a Block down and use the Roc's Cape to leap over the gap, heading north through the door|
|37||Hyrule Town||Leap up into the bell with the Roc's Cape|
|38||Lake Hylia||Use the Roc's Cape to leap across two small islands in the northern portion of the Lake|
|39||Lake Hylia||After Fusing Kinstone Pieces with the Forest Picori along the eastern edge of the Lake, use the Roc's Cape to leap to the northern shore and dig into the Secret Cave; head right to access the beanstalk that grows from a Bean|
|40||Lon Lon Ranch||Use the Roc's Cape to leap to the northern shore of Lake Hylia and dig into the Secret Cave; head left to exit at Lon Lon Ranch|
|41||Veil Falls||A Waterfall opens after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with Gale|
|42||Veil Falls||A shoal appears after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with the Forest Picori in the far eastern house of the Minish Village, granting access to a Secret Cave|
|43||Hyrule Town||Use the Minish Portal inside Funday School to access the Minish-sized path in the schoolyard; use the Flashing Spots on the Floor to push aside a large rock|
|44||Hyrule Town||Obtain the first 130 Figurines and speak with Herb to access the Music House|
There are 45 pieces of the heart in the game. Twilight Princess breaks the tradition by requiring five Pieces of Heart in order to form a Heart Container as opposed to the usual four. In spite of this, Link's smallest unit of current health is still in fourths. Heart Pieces in this games are found as they usually are. Link has to solve puzzles or fight enemies to obtain them. In some puzzles, they require Link to use the Gale Boomerang and blow out torches, or use the Lamp to light them. Others include pushing blocks of ice, Fishing, and sometimes using Items to complete Mini-Dungeons. Madame Fanadi can show Link a vision of the location of a Piece of Heart if Link pays for a fortune about Love.
There are 24 pieces of the heart in the game. In Skyward Sword, Pieces of Heart appear as they always do, and require four to complete a Heart Container.
A Link Between Worlds
Pieces of Heart Summary
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ハートのかけら (Hāto no Kakera) (ALttP | LANS | OoT)||Same as English.|
|FrenchEU||Fragment de cœur (LANS)|
|German||Herzteil (LANS | SS)|
|Italian||Frammento di cuore (LANS)|
|Russian||Частицу сердца (Chastitsu serdtsa) (LANS)||Heart particle|
|SpanishEU||Pieza de corazón (LANS)|
|This table was generated using translation pages.|
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A Piece of Heart sold upside down as a "Rare Peach Stone" at Subrosia Market in Oracle of Seasons
The Piece of Heart in Horon Village in Oracle of Seasons
Beedle selling a Piece of Heart from the Masked Beedle Shop in The Wind Waker
Piece of Heart Miiverse Stamp from Twilight Princess HD
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 134 (ALttP | OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | OoS | OoA | TWW | TWWHD | TMC | TP | TPHD | SS | ALBW)
- "You got a Piece of Heart! What a rare find!" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
- "You got a Piece of Heart!" — N/A (Skyward Sword HD)
- "Pieces of Heart
Collect four Pieces of Heart to gain a new Heart Container, increasing your maximum health!" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
- "Rare Peach Stone
I'll trade for 20 Ore Chunks and 10 Ember Seeds." — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
- "Heart Pieces
Fractions of a full Heart Container. If the user collects the required number of them, he will gain an additional Heart Container on his health meter.
Heart Pieces as seen in: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D" — The official home for The Legend of Zelda - About, Zelda.com, retrieved January 15, 2022.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 146
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 139
- "This Piece of Heart is only 950 Rupees! Buy it! Buy it! Buy buy buy!" — Beedle (The Wind Waker)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 15
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 154
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 157
- A Link to the Past manual, pg. 33 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 30
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 151
Sammle vier Herzteile ein, um deine Energieleiste um ein Herz zu erhöhen und sie komplett aufzufüllen." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)