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Timeshift Stone
Plural Timeshift Stones[1]
Use(s) Travel back through time
Comparable Object(s) Pedestal of Time
Door of Time

Timeshift Stones are objects in Skyward Sword.[2] They are inscribed with a glowing emblem that resembles the Sheikah Symbol.

Location and Uses

Timeshift Stones were excavated and refined in the Lanayru Mining Facility and can consequently be found throughout the Lanayru Province.[3] They are magical objects that can manipulate time when struck. Link can strike a Timeshift Stone to awaken and replenish the land, technology, and its Ancient Robot servants to how they once were before a rapid climate change caused the land to wither from its quick depletion of natural resources. Fi determines that Timeshift Stones were once used as a source of power for the Lanayru Province.[4] Unrefined Timeshift Stones can be found within mine carts in the Lanayru Mining Facility, which can be struck to activate a small field surrounding the cart, activating and mobilizing the cart in the process.

Remains of enemies that are near a Timeshift Stone will come back to life when they are activated and enemies such as the Ampilus will revert to an infant state. If enemies from the present come into the field of an active Timeshift Stone, they will disappear. They will reappear at the place they vanished at if the Timeshift Stone is later deactivated. The opposite is also true; if enemies within the field of a Timeshift Stone leave it, or if a Stone is deactivated, they will disappear. In the past state, electrical barriers may appear, blocking Link's path, whereas spiky, metallic barriers in the present disappear. Additionally, there are fans that serve as barriers within the past, blocking Eye Switches. The past state is also the only time when Ancient Flowers may be found.

While in search for Lanayru's part of the "Song of the Hero," the Ancient Robots in Lanayru Gorge will tell Link that Lanayru oversees the Timeshift Stone mining project.[5][6][7]

Timeshift Orbs


Portable Timeshift Stones called Timeshift Orbs appear within the Pirate Stronghold and Sky Keep. They serve a similar function to the normal variant, but they can also be carried around and remain constantly active.[8] Certain areas contain raisings in the earth that appear in the past, which can serve as platforms or roadblocks.

If Link installs the Timeshift Orb in the Pirate Stronghold in the pedestal near the entrance, the "mouth" outside will raise, allowing Fi to receive data on Skipper's Ship, allowing Link to Dowse for it.[9] Link must use the Timeshift Orb within Sky Keep to activate conveyor belts in order to move it to separate sections of the same room.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Timeshift Stone Timeshift Orb
Japan Japanese 時空石 (Jikū seki) 時空珠 (Jikū dama)
Canada FrenchCA Chronolithe Chronoglobe
French Republic FrenchEU Chronolithe
Italian Republic Italian Pietra del tempo Sfera del tempo
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cronolito Orbe cronolitico



  1. "With the activation of the Timeshift Stones, this area transitions between the present and the past, and we were tasked with using this theme in a desert." (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 53)
  2. "Timeshift Stone designs" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 53)
  3. "This is Lanayru Mining Facility, phwing! It is where Timeshift Stones are produced." — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)
  4. "Signs indicate that Timeshift Stones were used in this facility as a kind of power source." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  5. "And we can't do anything with this Timeshift Stone without Master Thunder Dragon's permission, vrrm." — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)
  6. "We were just about to transport this Timeshift Stone to Master Thunder Dragon, vweep." — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)
  7. "We got permission from our master, the Thunder Dragon, to dig for Timeshift Stones, vweep." — Ancient Robot (Skyward Sword)
  8. "This object is called a Timeshift Orb. I conjecture that, unlike the Timeshift Stones we've seen, this device was designed to be carried around and installed in different locations." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  9. "There is a 60% probability that these masts and these sails are from the ship that protects Nayru's Flame. [...] You can now set your dowsing ability to search for the ship that holds Nayru's Flame." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  10. "With this talk of controlling time, one can't help but think of Ocarina of Time. The ocarina is the same color as the Timeshift Stones. Could they be made of the same material?" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse), pg. 53)
  11. "Its blue-white radiance brings to mind the Timeshift Stones found in the eras of antiquity." (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse), pg. 86)