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Owl Statue
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Owl Statue from Majora's Mask
Game(s)
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Use(s) Receiving hints (LA, OoX)
Saving (MM)
Reaching new areas (TP)
Comparable Object(s) Stone Slab
Telepathy Tile
Gossip Stone
Bird Statue

Owl Statues are a recurring object in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Link's Awakening

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In Link's Awakening, Owl Statues are scattered across Koholint Island. They tell Link information that may be helpful, or may be completely useless.

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In Link's Awakening DX, Owl Statues are located inside every Dungeon. They reside on walls with a hole where its beak should be. After Link finds a Stone Beak, he can attach it to an Owl Statue to receive hints on Puzzles, enemies, Mini-bosses, or the Dungeon's Boss. They replace Stone Slabs from Link's Awakening, being identical in every way but name and appearance. Link will not understand the Owl Statue's hints until he attaches a Stone Beak to it.[1]

Majora's Mask

Owl Statue from Majora's Mask 3D
Quill Statue from Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, Owl Statues are made in the likeness of Kaepora Gaebora,[2] who resides in Termina. After learning the "Song of Soaring", Link can warp to any Owl Statue he has activated; the statues are activated by striking them with a Sword. They also serve as save points where Link can save and quit, although they are temporary saves, as the only way to fully save is by playing the "Song of Time." When Link saves in an Owl Statue, an Owl mark will appear next to the game file.

In Majora's Mask 3D, Owl Statues need to be checked instead of hit with the Sword to activate them, and now permanently save Link's progress. Additionally, some Owl Statues were relocated. Quill Statues, a new type of statue, were also added; these statues allow saving, but cannot be warped to with the "Song of Soaring."[3] Quill Statues appear all across Termina, including inside dungeons.

Locations

Owl Statues

Quill Statues

Oracle Series

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In Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, giving a Mystery Seed to a statue will cause it to raise its wings and give advice on a nearby challenge.[4] In Holodrum, Owl Statues are known as Owl Stones.[5]

Twilight Princess

Owl Statue from Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Owl Statues hold the missing Sky Characters from the Ancient Sky Book.[6] After Ilia's memory is restored, Shad, who is studying an Owl Statue in Renado's Basement, will see the Ancient Sky Book that Link received from Impaz. He will then proceed to read a part of the book to restore power to the Dominion Rod. Link must then search for all remaining statues to find the missing Sky Characters.

Locations

In addition to these, five more Owl Statues can be found. The first one is located in Renado's basement near Shad, although it lacks a hole to react to the Dominion Rod. The other two are located in the cemetery of Hyrule Castle. They do not hide Sky Characters, but allow Link access to a Key. The final pair are found in the first part of the Temple of Time. One blocks the path to a Heart Piece, while the other hides a Poe.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Series



In Hyrule Warriors, Owl Statues from Twilight Princess appear as part of Zelda's moveset while wielding the Dominion Rod. They also appear on the Termina Map in Adventure Mode. When a Scenario with an Owl Statue is completed, it will open its wings and enable the battle square (and others around it in a cross shape) to be unaffected if the map is reset when using the "Song of Time" Item Card, or if the Moon falls.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Owl Statues can be used in conjunction with a golden Ocarina. Warriors can place statues somewhere in the map, which can be later reached immediately by playing the Ocarina. Playing the Ocarina warps the Warrior to the Owl Statue via a cyclone.

Nomenclature

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Language Name
Owl Statue
Owl Stone (OoS)
Quill Statue
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Estatua de un búho
Piedra Búho (OoS)
Estatua de búho (MM3D)
Monumento con forma de tintero
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Estatua de búho (MM3D)
French Republic FrenchEU Pierre-Hibou (OoS)
Statue chouette (OoA)
Statue représentant un hibou (TP)
Statue de chouette (MM3D)
Statue de plume
Canada FrenchCA Statue de hibou (MM3D)
Federal Republic of Germany German Eulenstatue
Statue haben die Form einer Eule (TP)
Federstatue
Italian Republic Italian Statua di gufo
Pietra Gufo (OoS)
Statua di piuma

Gallery

References

  1. "This owl statue is trying to say something, but you can't understand it because it has no beak." — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  2. "Hoo-Hoot! We meet again, fairy child! Have my stone statues been of help?" — Kaepora Gaebora (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Thanks to owl statues and quill statues found throughout Termina, you can now save your adventure at any time. But be warned: returning to the dawn of the first day no longer automatically saves your progress." — Nintendo, What's new?, Nintendo UK Official Site, retrieved March 23, 2015.
  4. "Do not forget to give me Mystery Seeds." — Owl Stone (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "Owl Stones are mystic statues that give advice when a certain seed is placed on them!" — Know-It-All Birds (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "There are many similar statues around Hyrule, but this one seems to be different. Here, look at the belly... There's something written there, you see? This, too, was in my father's notes... It is called Sky Writing, I believe." — Shad (Twilight Princess)