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Compass of Light

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Compass of Light
ST Compass of Light Icon.png
Main appearance(s)
Tracking the Demon Train
Comparable item(s)

The Compass of Light is an item in Spirit Tracks.[1]

Location and Uses

The Compass of Light is found beneath the altar of the Tower of Spirits. It is a special golden compass that uses the power of the Spirits of Good and has the ability to track the location of the Demon Train. Since Chancellor Cole didn't know where to find the Demon Train, he tricked Byrne into making this special compass to find the Demon Train in the Dark Realm and thus be able to free Malladus from his imprisonment.[2]

When Anjean reveals she does not know where Malladus could be after his escape with Cole to the Dark Realm via the Demon Train, Byrne reveals that there is a special set of tracks located beneath the altar of the Tower of Spirits that leads to the Compass of Light.[3] As it uses the power of the spirits, neither Cole nor Malladus can touch the Compass of Light.[4]

Once obtained, the Compass of Light reveals the tracks leading into the Dark Realm, which are located just west of Aboda Village in the Forest Realm. This enables Link and Princess Zelda to go after Cole and Malladus for a final confrontation to restore Zelda to her body and destroy the villains.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
French Republic FrenchEU Boussole de lumière Compass of Light
Italian Republic Italian Bussola di luce
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Brújula de Luz Compass of Light


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 120 (ST)
  2. "The Demon Train comes from the Dark Realm. But even Cole didn't know its exact location at first. He had me build a compass using the spirits' power to find the Demon Train in the Dark Realm." — Byrne (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "The area where Malladus was resurrected... Below that altar is a hidden section of tracks. Somewhere down there is the Compass of Light. Only it can lead you to the Demon Train." — Byrne (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Since the compass uses the power of the spirits, Cole and Malladus can't touch it. That's why it should still be where we left it." — Byrne (Spirit Tracks)