Mask of Truth
|Mask of Truth|
Mask of Truth artwork from Ocarina of Time
|Game(s)|| Ocarina of Time|
|Use(s)|| Talk to Gossip Stones|
Read animals' minds (MM)
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, the Mask of Truth can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop after completing the Mask Trading Sequence. Wearing the mask allows 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.
If Link wears the Mask of Truth in the Forest Stage of the Lost Woods, he will receive a Deku Nut upgrade. A glitch in the Nintendo 64 and Virtual Console releases renders the upgrade unobtainable after getting the Poacher's Saw.
In Majora's Mask, the Mask of Truth is given to Link by the Cursed Man in the Swamp Spider House. According to him, he was told that he could become rich if he were to look in the Spider House, and was given the mask. However he became cursed as he went inside, and was turned into a Skulltula-like creature. He tasks Link with defeating the 30 Gold Skulltulas in the house to lift the curse, and rewards Link with the Mask of Truth as thanks.
The mask has several uses. Wearing the mask allows Link to speak with Gossip Stones. Many Gossip Stones give clues on how to find other masks. The mask also imbues the wearer the ability to read animals' minds. This is mainly used in the Doggy Race to see which dog might win. Notably, the item description for this mask is the only direct reference to the Sheikah made in the game.
- Paradoxically, the Gossip Stones in Termina will give Link clues on how to obtain the mask; however, the clues are only accessible if he already has the mask.
- "This is the Mask of Truth. It is a mysterious mask passed down by the Sheikah." — Happy Mask Salesman (Ocarina of Time)
- "You see, a while back, someone told me I could become rich and he gave me this mask. He said the instructions were inscribed somewhere in here, but when I went to look, I was cursed!" — Cursed Man (Majora's Mask)
- "This mask allows you to hear and understand the wisdom of Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals..." — Item Description (Majora's Mask)
- "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
- "Ruff! My four paws feel lighter than usual today!" — Dog (Majora's Mask)
- "You got the Mask of Truth! This is the same mask the Sheikah spoke of!" — Item Description (Majora's Mask)
- "It seems the one cursed by the strange, sparkling gold spiders had the Mask of Truth..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
- "The mask that sees into people's hearts seems to be near the strange, shining, gold spiders..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||まことの仮面 (Makoto no Kamen)||Mask of Truth|
|Spanish||Máscara de la Verdad||Mask of Truth|
|French||Masque de Vérité||Mask of Truth|
|German||Maske der Wahrheit|
|Chinese||真实面具 (Zhēnshí Miànjù)||Mask of Truth|
|Ocarina of Time Mask Trading Sequence|
| Keaton Mask > Skull Mask > Spooky Mask > Bunny Hood|
Gerudo Mask - Goron Mask - Zora Mask - Mask of Truth
|Masks in Majora's Mask|