- This page is about the item used to find treasures and boss' lairs in dungeons. For other uses, see Compass (Disambiguation).
Locating Treasure Chests and the boss lair
Location and Uses
The Compass can be found inside Dungeons. Once obtained, it lets Link see the hidden Treasure Chests on the Dungeon Map. It also indicates in which room and floor the boss is located. In games preceding Link's Awakening, the Compass does not show the locations of hidden Treasure Chests. In Link's Awakening and Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, a tone alerts Link upon entering a room with a hidden Key.
The Compass and the Dungeon Map are both absent from The Adventure of Link, Four Swords, and Four Swords Adventures due to differences in their game mechanics. They are also absent from Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, as Link can pay 20 Rupees to Gossip Stones to reveal the location of Treasure Chests. In Skyward Sword, the Dungeon Map already includes the functions of the Compass.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||コンパス (Konpasu) (TLoZ | ALBW)||Same as English.|
|ChineseSI||罗盘 (Luópán)||Same as English.|
|Same as English.|
|German||Kompass (LANS)||Same as English.|
|Italian||Bussola (ALBW)||Same as English.|
|Spanish||Brújula (LANS)||Same as English.|
Linkle's Compass from Hyrule Warriors Legends
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 120 (TLoZ | ALttP | LA | OoT | MM | OoS | OoA | TWW | TMC | TP | ALBW)
- "You've got the compass! Now, you can see where the chests and Nightmare are hidden! This compass has a new feature—a tone will tell you if a key is nearby!" — N/A (Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch))
- "You've got the Compass! Now, you can see where the chests and Nightmare are hidden! This Compass has a new feature-- a tone will tell you if a key is hidden in a room when you enter!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)