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Elegy of Emptiness

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"Elegy of Emptiness"
The replicas produced from playing the "Elegy of Emptiness"
Instrument(s) Ocarina of Time

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Power(s) Creates a shell of Link's form
Learned in Ancient Castle of Ikana

The "Elegy of Emptiness" is a song in Majora's Mask.

Location and Uses

Played on the Ocarina of Time, it is taught by Igos du Ikana in the Ancient Castle of Ikana after Link defeats him.

The "Elegy of Emptiness" leaves an empty shell of the form Link is in at the time, but it can only make one of each at a time.[1] It is required to scale up the Stone Tower, and it is also necessary to solve several puzzles inside the Stone Tower Temple.

A total of four shells can exist at any given time, one for each of Link's forms. They all play a pivotal role, but the Deku shell is too light in most cases, while the Goron shell is specifically used to press down switches that are bigger than usual. The shells can only be formed if Link is in any of the areas pertaining to Ikana Canyon; if the song is played anywhere else, it will not have any effect. The shells that Link's Deku, Goron, and Zora form leave are that of Deku Butler's Son, Darmani, and Mikau, respectively.

The statues can also block certain projectiles such as Octorok rocks.


An elegy is a mournful, melancholic, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.



  1. "It's a mystical song that allows you to shed a shell shaped in your current image. By playing the song while wearing masks to assume different forms, you'll be able to leave up to four empty shells--one for each form!" — N/A (Majora's Mask)
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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ぬけがらのエレジー (Nuke-gara no erejī) Elegy of Exuvia
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Elegía al Vacío Elegy to Emptiness
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Elegía al vacío (MM3D) Elegy to Emptiness
French-speaking countries French Hymne du Vide Hymn of Emptiness
Canada FrenchCA Hymne du vide (MM3D) Hymn of emptiness
Federal Republic of Germany German Elegie des leeren Herzens Elegy of the Empty Heart
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