Mask of Truth

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Mask of Truth
Artwork of the Mask of Truth
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Cost(s) Sell all of the sellable masks from the Happy Mask Shop (OoT)
Complete the Swamp Spider House (MM)
Use(s) Read animals' minds,
talk to Gossip Stones

The Mask of Truth is a mask featured in both Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Its distinctive design prominently features a Sheikah Eye Symbol.


Appearances, Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The mask is obtained in Ocarina of Time by selling all of the sellable masks to various people all over Hyrule from the Happy Mask Shop. In this game, the mask has the power to allow Link to speak to Gossip Stones to learn new things about the world and its characters. The Happy Mask Salesman mentions that the mask was passed down by the Sheikah.[1]

If Link wears the Mask of Truth at the Forest Stage in the Lost Woods before obtaining the Poacher's Saw, he will receive a Deku Nut upgrade. There is a glitch prior to the 3DS version that renders the upgrade unobtainable after that point.

Majora's Mask

Link obtaining the Mask of Truth

In Majora's Mask, the mask imbues the wearer with different abilities, one of which is the ability to be able to read animals' minds, although this isn't a particularly useful skill except in the Doggy Race to see which dog might win.[2][3] The second ability, which is also in Ocarina of Time, is the ability to talk to Gossip Stones.[4] Notably, the item description for this mask is the only direct reference to the Sheikah made in the game.[5]

The Swamp Spider House, which is located in Woodfall, must be completed to be rewarded with the Mask of Truth. Note that this requires Magic Beans (or Hook Shot, or Bunny Hood, alternatively), at least one bottle, the Sonata of Awakening, and the bow to complete.

Paradoxically, Gossip Stones in Termina will give the young hero clues on how to obtain the mask; however, the clues are inaccessable if he doesn't have the mask yet.[6][7]


Theory Warning

The Mask of Truth is speculated to be part of a set of three objects, including the Lens of Truth and the Stone of Agony, that were created by the Sheikah tribe to give their holder untold power in terms of perception of the truth of their surroundings.


  1. "This is the Mask of Truth. It is a mysterious mask passed down by the Sheikah." — Happy Mask Salesman (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Ruff! My four paws feel lighter than usual today!" — Doggy (Majora's Mask)
  4. "This mask allows you to hear and understand the wisdom of Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals..." — Item Description (Majora's Mask)
  5. "You got the Mask of Truth! This is the same mask the Sheikah spoke of!" — Item Description (Majora's Mask)
  6. "It seems the one cursed by the strange, sparkling gold spiders had the Mask of Truth..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  7. "The mask that sees into people's hearts seems to be near the strange, shining, gold spiders..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)

Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan まことの仮面 (Makoto no Kamen) Mask of Truth
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Máscara de la Verdad Mask of Truth
French French-speaking countries Masque de Vérité Mask of Truth
German Germany Maske der Wahrheit
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 真实面具 (Zhēnshí Miànjù) Mask of Truth
Masks in Majora's Mask
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