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TLoZ Clock Artwork.png
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Use(s) Freezing enemies
Comparable Item(s) Poe Clock

Clocks,(TLoZ)[1] also known as Magical Clocks,(TLoZ)[2] are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.


The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment

The Legend of Zelda

Magical clock

The enemy stops moving when Link has this. Mind you, it works only for the screen he's on at the moment.

Clocks are items dropped by enemies in The Legend of Zelda. If Link picks up a Clock, all enemies currently on the screen will immediately freeze in place indefinitely, vulnerable to Link's attacks.[3] If Link leaves the screen he is on, the effect will end.[4] Even if Link touches the frozen enemies, he cannot be harmed by them while a Clock is in effect.

Clocks can be dropped by blue Octoroks, blue Moblins, red Goriyas, Gibdos, Vires, red Darknuts, red Wizzrobes, blue Lynels, Blue Tektites, red Leevers, Stalfos, Zols, Ghinis, Wallmasters, Pols Voices, blue Lanmolas, and Ropes.

Other Appearances

The Shadow Prince

Magical Clock TSP.png

In The Shadow Prince, the Clock makes another appearance, serving the same function as in The Legend of Zelda. By moving the small knob left of the numeral XII, the clock will halt time for anyone except its bearer, but as soon as both hand knobs reach XII, time will go back to its normal pace.

The Clock is first introduced in the book when Impa gives Link the clock after the young hero decides to wait and not confront Charles of Moria. The Clock is not used in the book unless Link accuses Charles of being evil without having any proof to back it up, in which case he will be sent to a jail cell in the Tower. He uses the clock to halt time and proceeds to utilize a toothpick to push the cell key out the keyhole; afterward, the young hero slides a paper under the door to drag the key back in, which he uses to unlock the door just as the clock is about to return time to its normal pace. Link then quickly heads out the door.

Hyrule Warriors

The 8-bit Clock appears as a Weapon in Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, as a Zora Scale for Ruto. In Hyrule Warriors, it is a Lv.★ Weapon, with identical stats to the Lv.3 Water Dragon Scale, unlocked from the Termina Map. In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, it is not a separate Weapon but a replacement for the Lv.4+ Sun Dragon Scale when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu; the Sun Dragon Scale is unlocked from the Koholint Island Map.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.★ (HW) HW 8-Bit Clock Icon.png
8-bit Clock
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4+ (HWDE) HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water
HWDE Light Element Icon.png Light
500 550 600 650 700 750


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トケイ (Tokei)
マジカルクロック (Majikaru Kurokku)Triforce piece.png
Magical Clock
French Republic FrenchEU Horloge Magique
Federal Republic of Germany German Stoppuhr
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Reloj mágico Triforce piece.png Magic clock



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 120 (TLoZ)
  2. "When you grab a Magical Clock, enemies are frozen in time and are unable to move or fight back. However, it will only work in the screen you collect it in." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 22)
  3. "The enemy stops moving when Link has this." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23)
  4. "Mind you, it works only for the screen he's on at the moment." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23)