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Comparable object(s)

Skulls are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][name reference needed] In most games, they fulfill the same purpose as Jars.

Locations and Uses

Similar to Jars and Rocks, Skulls can be thrown or destroyed to find Hearts, Rupees, or other spare items like Arrows and Bombs. They can be found in many places, and are most commonly found in Dungeons, specially those which have a dark or crypt-like atmosphere to them.

In some games, Links may also encounter hostile Skulls blending in with the harmless, inanimate kind. Skull-like enemies called Stals hide among the Skulls found in both the Dark World and Lorule, and spring to life to attack Link when he ventures close.

A Link to the Past

Skulls commonly appear in the Dark World of A Link to the Past, where they replace common objects like Pots and Rocks.

Link's Awakening

Skulls can be found in the Yarna Desert in Link's Awakening.

The Wind Waker

The Minish Cap

Skulls appear in some Dungeons and other Caves across Hyrule in The Minish Cap. Some cover the glowing tiles where Link can use the power of the reforged Picori Blade to split himself. There are also Skulls that float up and fling themselves at Link.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Skulls can primarily be found in the Castle Town Sewers and Arbiter's Grounds. They can be destroyed by any weapon and drop either a Rupee or a Heart.[4] Additionally, some Bubbles camouflage themselves as ordinary Skulls, only to grow wings and take flight when approached.

Skyward Sword

A Link Between Worlds

Skulls commonly appear in Lorule in A Link Between Worlds, where they replace common objects like Jars and Rocks. Inside some Dungeons are Skulls with a different appearance, including larger nasal cavities; these Skulls also appear in purple varieties, which drop Energy Potions when destroyed.

Tri Force Heroes

Skulls commonly appear in The Ruins in Tri Force Heroes, where they replace Rocks but appear alongside the common Jars. These Skulls come in both appearances from A Link Between Worlds, but do not come in the purple variety.

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training

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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 48
  2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 14
  3. "Skull" — Monita (Nintendo Land)
  4. Strategy Guide: Wii Version, Premier Edition (Prima Games) 55, 287