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Mask of Truth
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Mask of Truth from Majora's Mask 3D
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Use(s) Talk to Gossip Stones
Read animals' minds (MM)
Detect Hidden Grottos (MM3D)

The Mask of Truth is an item in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Its distinctive design prominently features a Sheikah Eye Symbol.

Happy Mask Salesman's Comment

You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?

Mask of Truth

That is the Mask of Truth, isn't it? You have a frightful mask. But being able to see into people's hearts and minds seems useful...


Ocarina of Time

Mask of Truth artwork from Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Mask of Truth can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop after completing the Mask Trading Sequence. Wearing the mask allows Link to speak to Gossip Stones to learn new things about Hyrule and its inhabitants. The Happy Mask Salesman mentions that the mask was passed down by the Sheikah.[1]

If Link wears the Mask of Truth in the Forest Stage of the Lost Woods, he will receive a Deku Nut upgrade.

Majora's Mask

Mask of Truth sprite from both Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, the Mask of Truth is given to Link by the Cursed Man in the Swamp Spider House. According to him, he was told that he could become rich if he were to look inside, and was then given the mask. However, he became cursed as he went inside, and was turned into a Skulltula-like creature.[2] He tasks Link with defeating the 30 Gold Skulltulas in the house to lift the curse, and rewards him with the Mask of Truth as thanks.

Wearing the mask allows Link to speak with Gossip Stones.[3] Many Gossip Stones give clues on how to find other masks. The mask also imbues Link the ability to read animals' minds.[4] This is mainly used in the Doggy Race to see which dog might win.[5] The item description for this mask is the only direct reference to the Sheikah made in the game.[6]

In Majora's Mask 3D, due to the lack of rumble feature and the Shard of Agony, the Mask of Truth can locate hidden grottos. Wearing the mask causes the ground above the grotto to glow. However, this ability is never explained in the game.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Mask of Truth appears as a costume for Impa in the Majora's Mask DLC pack.


Theory Warning

The Mask of Truth is speculated to be part of a set of three objects, including the Lens of Truth and the Stone of Agony, that were created by the Sheikah tribe to give their holder untold power in terms of perception of the truth of their surroundings.


  • In Majora's Mask, the Gossip Stones inside the Swamp Spider House and Inside the Moon give Link clues on how to obtain the mask. However, the clues are only accessible if he already has the mask.[7][8]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese まことの仮面 (Makoto no Kamen) Mask of Truth
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 真实面具 (Zhēnshí Miànjù) Mask of Truth
French-speaking countries French Masque de Vérité Mask of truth
Canada FrenchCA Masque de vérité (MM3D) Mask of truth
Federal Republic of Germany German Maske der Wahrheit Mask of Truth
Italian Republic Italian Maschera della verità (MM3D) Mask of Truth
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Máscara de la Verdad Mask of Truth
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Máscara de la verdad (MM3D) Mask of Truth



  1. "This is the Mask of Truth. It is a mysterious mask passed down by the Sheikah." — Happy Mask Salesman (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "You see, a while back, someone told me I could become rich and he gave me this mask. He said the instructions were inscribed somewhere in here, but when I went to look, I was cursed!" — Cursed Man (Majora's Mask)
  3. "This mask allows you to hear and understand the wisdom of Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals..." — Item Description (Majora's Mask)
  4. "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Ruff! My four paws feel lighter than usual today!" — Dog (Majora's Mask)
  6. "You got the Mask of Truth! This is the same mask the Sheikah spoke of!" — Item Description (Majora's Mask)
  7. "It seems the one cursed by the strange, sparkling gold spiders had the Mask of Truth..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  8. "The mask that sees into people's hearts seems to be near the strange, shining, gold spiders..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
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