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Pieces of Heart,(ALttP | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | TWW | TWWHD | TMC | TP | TPHD | SS | ALBW | CoH)[1][2][3][4][name reference needed] also known as Rare Peach Stones,(OoS)[5][note 1][note 2] 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.

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,[8] won in Mini-Games,[9] purchased[10], or given to Link after completing a Side Quest. In many games, a Heart Container can form by collecting four Pieces of Heart.[11] 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.

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 1,600 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. Four Spirit Orbs can be traded in for a Heart Container at a Goddess Statue.

A Link to the Past



Link's Awakening



There are 24 Pieces of Heart in Link's Awakening. Four Pieces of Heart are required to form a new Heart Container.

A Piece of Heart can be found in a puddle of Water in the Well.

Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch



Ocarina of Time



There are 36 Pieces of Heart in Ocarina of Time.

Majora's Mask

There are 52 Pieces of Heart in Majora's Mask; the most out of any game in The Legend of Zelda series. This is due to Majora's Mask featuring fewer Bosses than usual, therefore fewer Heart Containers.

In Majora's Mask 3D, the Sheikah Stone can show Link 23 different Hint Photos revealing the location of a Piece of Heart that is not received as a reward for completing an action during an Event.

Oracle of Seasons



Oracle of Ages



The Wind Waker

There are 44 Pieces of Heart in The Wind Waker. The Sea and Island Hearts Charts reveal the location in both the sea and on islands.[12][13]

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.

No. Location Details
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 High-Speed 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 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

Twilight Princess

There are 45 Pieces of Heart in Twilight Princess. This game breaks the tradition by requiring five Pieces of Heart in order to form a Heart Container as opposed to the usual four. Despite of this, Link's smallest unit of health is still a quarter-Heart. Pieces of Heart in Twilight Princess are found in the usual manners, though more Pieces of Heart are found inside Dungeons than in prior games.

At her shop in Hyrule Castle Town, Madame Fanadi can show Link a vision of the location of a Piece of Heart if Link pays for a fortune about "Love".

Skyward Sword



There are 24 Pieces of Heart in Skyward Sword.

A Link Between Worlds



There are 28 Pieces of Heart in A Link Between Worlds.

Pieces of Heart Summary

ALttP LA OoT MM OoS OoA TWW TMC TP SS ALBW
24 12 36 52 12 12 44 44 45 24 28

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a Piece of Heart appear as a Sticker.

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Piece of Heart Sticker Icon.png
Piece of Heart
Twilight Princess Heart Container Effect +50 This sticker is only usable by Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Toon Link

Hyrule Warriors

HW Piece of Heart Icon.png

Pieces of Hearts can be found in Scenarios in Legend Mode and in Battles in Adventure Mode in Hyrule Warriors. Each Piece of Heart can only be obtained by a specific Warrior and will form a full Heart Container when that Warrior has collected four Pieces of Heart. Pieces of Heart can typically be found in a Treasure Chest that appears when Allied Forces capture certain Keeps. The Treasure Chest containing a Piece of Heart can only be opened by the Warrior that can obtain the Piece. If none of the Warriors are the correct Warrior, a different Treasure Chest containing Rupees or a Weapon will appear instead. Every Scenario except for the five in Cia's Tale has a hidden Piece of Heart in Hyrule Warriors while all Scenarios in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition have a hidden Piece of Heart.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseハートのかけら (Hāto no Kakera) (ALttP | LANS | OoT | ALBW)[14][15][16]Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchHartstukje (LANS) 
CanadaFrenchCAQuart de cœur (ALBW)[17] 
FranceFrenchEUFragment de cœur (LANS | ALBW)[18] 
GermanyGermanHerzteil (LA | LANS | SS | ALBW)[19][20] 
ItalyItalianFrammento di cuore (LANS | ALBW)[21] 
RussiaRussianЧастицу сердца (Chastitsu serdtsa) (LANS)Heart particle
SpainSpanishEUPieza de corazón (LANS | ALBW)[22] 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAPieza de corazón (ALBW)[23] 
This table was generated using translation pages.
To request an addition, please contact a staff member with a reference.

Gallery

Notes

  1. Pieces of Heart were referred to as Heart Pieces on the official Zelda.com website.[6] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.
  2. Pieces of Heart were referred to as Broken Hearts in the A Link to the Past manual.[7] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.


References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 134 (ALttP | OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D | OoS | OoA | TWW | TWWHD | TMC | TP | TPHD | SS | ALBW)
  2. "You got a Piece of Heart! What a rare find!" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  3. "You got a Piece of Heart!" — N/A (Skyward Sword HD)
  4. "Pieces of Heart
    Collect four Pieces of Heart to gain a new Heart Container, increasing your maximum health!
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  5. "Rare Peach Stone
    I'll trade for 20 Ore Chunks and 10 Ember Seeds.
    " — Subrosian (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "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.
  7. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 12
  8. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 146
  9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 139
  10. "This Piece of Heart is only 950 Rupees! Buy it! Buy it! Buy buy buy!" — Beedle (The Wind Waker)
  11. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 15
  12. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 154
  13. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — Prima's Official Strategy Guide (Prima Games) pg. 157
  14. 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
  15. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 151
  16. "ハートのかけら
    4つ集めるとハートの器になって
    ハートの最大値が1つ増える
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  17. "Quart de cœur
    Trouvez-en 4 pour obtenir un nouveau réceptacle de cœur et gagner en vitalité!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  18. "Fragments de cœur
    Trouvez-en 4 pour obtenir un nouveau réceptacle de cœur et gagner en vitalité.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  19. "Ein Herzteil! Es gehört Dir!" — N/A (Link's Awakening, German version)
  20. "Herzteil
    Sammele vier, um einen Herzcontainer zu erhalten.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  21. "Frammenti di cuore
    Con 4 avrai un portacuore in più e il numero massimo di cuori aumenterà di uno!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  22. "Piezas de corazón
    Recoge 4 para conseguir otro contenedor de corazón y recibir un corazón más.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  23. "Pieza de corazón
    Recoge 4 para obtener otro contenedor de corazón y recibir un corazón más.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
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