Compass

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This page is about the item used to find treasures and boss' lairs in dungeons. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation)
Compass
TWW Compass.png
Compass artwork from The Wind Waker
Game(s) The Legend of Zelda
A Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
The Wind Waker
The Minish Cap
Twilight Princess
Phantom Hourglass
A Link Between Worlds
Other media The Shadow Prince
Location(s) Inside dungeons
Use(s) Locate Treasure Chests and the boss lair

The Compass is a recurring dungeon item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Contents

Uses

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The Compass can be found inside dungeons. Once obtained, it lets Link see the hidden Treasure Chests on the Dungeon Map. It also indicates in which room and floor the boss is located. In Zelda games preceding Ocarina of Time, the Compass does not show the locations of hidden Treasure Chests. In Link's Awakening and the Oracle series, a tone alerts Link upon entering a room with a hidden key.[1]

The Compass and the Dungeon Map are both absent from The Adventure of Link, Four Swords, and Four Swords Adventures due to differences in their game mechanics. They are also absent from Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, as Link can pay 20 Rupees to Gossip Stones to reveal the location of Treasure Chests. In Skyward Sword, the Dungeon Map already includes the functions of the Compass.

In Phantom Hourglass, the Compass of Light is a special item that can be used to locate the Demon Train.

Non-Canon Appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

The Shadow Prince

Main article: Golden Compass

In The Shadow Prince, the Golden Compass does not have the usual directions of North and South. Instead, it has a variety of letters in all of its directions.

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. "You've got the Compass! Now, you can see where the chests and Nightmare are hidden! This Compass has a new feature — a tone will tell you if a key is hidden in a room when you enter!" — N/A (Link's Awakening)


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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan コンパス (Konpasu) (TLoZ, ALBW)
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Brújula Compass
French French-speaking countries Compas (TLoZ)
Boussole
Compass
German Germany Kompass Compass
Italian Italy Bussola (ALBW) Compass
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 罗盘 (Luópán) Compass