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Safe Zone
Safe Zone.png
Link running towards a Safe Zone
Main appearance(s)
Hides Link from Phantoms
Preserves health
Prevents the Sand of Hours from depleting (PH)

Safe Zones are recurring areas in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference needed]

Location and Uses

Safe Zones appear in the Temple of the Ocean King and in the Ghost Ship of Phantom Hourglass, and in the Tower of Spirits in Spirit Tracks. In these zones, Phantoms and Reaplings patrolling the dungeons cannot harm, or even see Link. In Phantom Hourglass, time does not drain from the Phantom Hourglass whenever Link stands within one of these zones. Before Link obtains the Phantom Hourglass, he takes damage while not in a safe zone. There are red jars that create small Safe Zones when broken. Though they play a much more vital role in Phantom Hourglass, it is possible to play an entire run-through of Spirit Tracks without using them at all, as the Tower of Spirits does not place Link on a fixed timescale as the Temple of the Ocean King does in Phantom Hourglass.

In Phantom Hourglass, one known false floor disguised as a safe zone can be found on B8 of the Ocean Temple.[1]

Phantom Hourglass Battle Mode

In the Battle Mode, red and blue safe zones are utilized with the added effect of changing a Force Gem's color to increase points for the Link of the respective color. The normal Safe Zones can still be found which revert Force Gems to a gold color and subtract points from the Link whose color was lost. While playing as a Phantom, Link is not visible on the screen; although his location can be detected by a floating-in-the-air Force Gem should he be holding one.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
CanadaFrenchCAZone refuge[2]
ItalyItalianZona franca[5]
SpainSpanishEULugar sagrado[6]
Latin AmericaSpanishLALugar sagrado[7]
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  1. "I walked on an invisible floor and got this far! An invisible floor! But then I got trapped in a pit. I can't believe my luck..." — Fallen Adventurer (Phantom Hourglass)
  2. "Vous vous trouvez dans une zone refuge, un lieu protégé par les Esprits. Les monstres ne peuvent pas vous voir lorsque vous êtes dans ces zones." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "Vous vous trouvez actuellement dans un sanctuaire. C'est un endroit protégé pas les dieux. Lorsque vous êtes dans un sanctuaire, les monstres ne peuvent pas vous voir." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Der Ort, an dem ihr gerade seid, ist eine Schutzzone. Diese Schutzzonen werden von den Göttern bewacht..." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "Il posto dove vi trovate ora si chiama zona franca. È un luogo protetto dal potere degli esseri celesti." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "Ahora mismo se encontráis en uno de los llamados "lugares sagrados". Son lugares bendecidos por los Dioses y protegidos de las fuerzas del mal." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Ahora mismo se encuentran en uno de los llamados "lugares sagrados". Son lugares bendecidos por los dioses y protegidos de las fuerzas del mal." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)