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Sheikah Stones are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2] They give Link Visions and hints on how to solve puzzles, find secrets, and defeat Bosses on his adventure, provided he has reached a point in his quest close to accessing the subject.[3]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time 3D

Sheikah Stones have a passage at the bottom for entry in Ocarina of Time 3D. One Sheikah Stone can be found outside Link's House and another one in the Temple of Time, as these are the two starting points upon resuming a saved game. If Link talks to one, he will have the option to crawl inside it to bring up the Visions screen. Both Sheikah Stones are absent in the Master Quest version of the game.

Majora's Mask 3D

A Sheikah Stone appears inside the Clock Tower in Majora's Mask 3D. If Link talks to it, he will have the option to crawl inside it to bring up the Visions screen.

Skyward Sword

After Link obtains the Practice Sword in Skyward Sword, a Sheikah Stone will appear and talk to him outside the Sparring Hall. From then on, the hero can summon a Gossip Stone by playing the "Ballad of the Goddess" wherever a group of Blessed Butterflies appear.

If Link is playing in Hero Mode, the Sheikah Stone will provide him all of the hints upon their first encounter.[4]

Just like the Gossip Stones, Sheikah Stones react to different items:

Item Reaction
Bounce around
Goddess's Harp Sway
Bomb Fly into the sky and explode
Gust Bellows Shrink
Whip Latch on and spin
Bow Release a Green Rupee for every Arrow shot
Glittering Spores Shrink until it disappears

The Sheikah Stone was removed in Skyward Sword HD.

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Sheikah Stones are multifunctional objects in Cadence of Hyrule. When approached, Sheikah Stones will activate and can be used as Warp points for the Lute. After either Link or Zelda has been awakened by Cadence, either one of them can be change spot with her by interacting with any Sheikah Stone. Other Sheikah Stones can be used to open doors.[2]

Some Sheikah Stones require certain conditions to be met before they can be activated, such as defeating all enemies on the screen.[5]



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Pierre Sheikah Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Shiekah-Stein Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Pietra Sheikah Same as English.
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Piedra sheikah Same as English.


See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 25 (OoT3D | SS)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Oh, look! A Sheikah Stone! Maybe if you bump into the Sheikah Stone to activate it... ...it'll open this door." — Trill (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. "The Great Deku Tree said they help people who are lost or troubled to find their way again. If there's ever anything you need to know, you should try asking one for help." — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  4. "I'm a stone of few words so I'll get right to it. I can see you're playing in Hero Mode, so clearly you've mastered all the puzzles out there before. I think that's pretty impressive! Tell you what, I'm going to go ahead and give you access to all the hints right from the start." — Sheikah Stone (Skyward Sword)
  5. "This Sheikah Stone looks a little different. You'll need to defeat all enemies on the screen before you can activate it!" — Trill (Cadence of Hyrule)