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This page is about the item used to find treasures and boss's lairs in dungeons. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation)

The Compass is an item found in dungeons that lets Link see the hidden Treasure Chests in a dungeon on the Dungeon Map. It also indicates where the boss is located. It is found in most main series games.




In the Zelda games preceding Ocarina of Time, the Compass does not show the locations of hidden chests.

An additional feature is the tone alert upon entering a room with a hidden key. This feature was first introduced in Link's Awakening and reappears in the Oracle series.[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 a map of the dungeon marked with the location of the boss and treasure chests is present from the start. In Skyward Sword, the Dungeon Map appears to have added the functions of the Compass to its traditional functions, and so the Compass does not appear.


See also


  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)
German Germany Kompass Compass
Italian Italy Bussola (ALBW)
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 罗盘 (Luópán) Compass