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Ocarina Transformations

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Ocarina Transformations
MM3D Pipes of Awakening Icon.png MM3D Drums of Sleep Icon.png MM3D Guitar of Waves Icon.png
Ocarina Transformation icons
from Majora's Mask 3D
Game(s)
Sample
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The Ocarina transformations are different forms the Ocarina of Time takes when Link assumes Deku, Goron, or Zora form using any transformation mask.

Transformations

Deku Pipes

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The Deku Pipes,[1][2] described by Gossip Stones as the pipes of awakening,[3] are pipes that are used by Deku Scrubs. They are the instrument played by Deku Link and the Deku Princess.

Link must play them to learn the Sonata of Awakening from the monkey. By playing the Sonata of Awakening on the Deku Pipes in Woodfall, Deku Link can reveal Woodfall Temple.

Although the pipes sound like a trumpet, Deku Link's form and lack of lips would make such an instrument impossible to play. The instrument's unusual playing method, multiple bells, and sound make it an unusual cross between the sarrusophone and the double bell euphonium.

Goron Drums

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The Goron Drums,[4] described by Gossip Stones as the drums of sleep,[5] are the traditional instrument played by the Goron tribe.[4] They are the instrument played by Goron Link.

Link must play them to learn the Lullaby Intro from the Goron Elder, then again to learn the rest of the Goron Lullaby from the Goron Elder's son and put him to sleep (as well as the other Gorons in the chamber). The Goron Lullaby can be played on the Goron Drums to put the Goron Elder's son to sleep in subsequent cycles. By playing the Goron Lullaby on the Goron Drums in Snowhead, Goron Link can tranquilize Biggoron (who was creating a blizzard that made accessing the template impossible), allowing passage to Snowhead Temple.

The Goron Drums are not exact replications of any real life drum, but they most closely resemble the djembe in sound, shape, construction, method of playing, and aesthetic design. Unlike usual djembes, the Goron Drums are arranged in a group of 5 around Goron Link's body with little visible support holding the drums up. This is similar to a tenor drum (also called quads or quints) used in marching bands and drum corps groups, although the Goron Drums are not arranged in the same pattern as a set of tenor drums.

Zora Guitar

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The Zora Guitar,[6] described by Gossip Stones as the guitar of waves,[7] is the guitar used by Mikau, a member of the Zora band The Indigo-Go's. Link uses the Zora Guitar as Zora Link.

Link must play it to learn New Wave Bossa Nova from the Zora hatchlings. By playing the New Wave Bossa Nova on the Zora Guitar to Lulu in the Zora Cape, Zora Link can awaken the Turtle, who will take Link to the Great Bay Temple.

It sounds like a 6-string electric guitar. It resembles a Desbreko.

In January 2001, Nintendo Power held a contest where the grand prize winner would receive a copy of Majora's Mask and a special edition guitar based on the Zora Guitar. The "Fish Bone" guitar was a custom-made 7-string guitar by Jackson Guitars.

Trivia

  • The Ocarina transformations originally existed as independent C-Button items. Their icons are coded into the game but were not implemented in the release. They can be seen in certain pre-release screenshots.[8] These icons later appeared in the game's remake, Majora's Mask 3D.
  • Skull Kid's flute in Twilight Princess resembles the Pipes of Awakening.
  • Despite being left-handed, Link plays the Zora Guitar right-handed as Zora Link. This may be a result of Mikau being right-handed.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Pipes of Awakening Drums of Sleep Guitar of Waves
Canada FrenchCA Trompes mojos (MM3D) Tam-tams gorons (MM3D) Guitare zora (MM3D)
French Republic FrenchEU Trompe Mojo Tam-Tams du Sommeil Guitar de l'océan
Federal Republic of Germany German Deku-Pfeifen Trommeln des Schlafes Gitarre der Wellen
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Gaitas Deku Tambores del Sueño Guitarra de Ondas
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Gaitas del Despertar
Gaita deku (MM3D)
Same as Spain
Tambor goron (MM3D)
Same as Spain
Guitarra zora (MM3D)

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. "Oh! You have them! You do! Just like the princess... Deku Pipes! Those will work great!!!" — Captive Monkey (Majora's Mask)
  2. "Deku Pipes: Loud pipes that sprout forth from your Deku Scrub body. Play them with A, X, Y, L, and R." — Description (Majora's Mask 3D)
  3. "It seems the face of the slightly larger, strange stone changes when the pipes of awakening are played..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Goron Drums: The traditional instrument of the Goron tribe. Play them with A, X, Y, L, and R." — Description (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "It seems the face of the slightly larger, strange stone changes when the drums of sleep are played..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Zora Guitar: A soulful guitar from a Zora band. It's overflowing with good vibes. Play it with A, X, Y, L, and R." — Description (Majora's Mask 3D)
  7. "It seems the face of the slightly larger, strange stone changes when the guitar of waves is played..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  8. Japanese Majora's Mask: Exclusive Beta Items, Youtube.