Elegy of Emptiness

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The "Elegy of Emptiness" is a Song in Majora's Mask.[2]

Location and Uses

Played on the Ocarina of Time, the "Elegy of Emptiness" is taught by Igos du Ikana in the Ancient Castle of Ikana after Link defeats him.

The "Elegy of Emptiness" leaves an empty shell of the form Link is in at the time, but it can only make one of each at a time.[1] It is required to scale up the Stone Tower, and it is also necessary to solve several puzzles inside the Stone Tower Temple.[2]

A total of four shells can exist at any given time, one for each of Link's forms. They all play a pivotal role, but the Deku Link shell is too light in most cases, while the Goron Link shell is specifically used to press down switches that are bigger than usual. The shells can only be formed if Link is in any of the areas pertaining to Ikana Canyon; if the song is played anywhere else, it will not have any effect.[2] The shells that Link's Deku Scrub, Goron, and Zora form leave are that of Deku Butler's Son, Darmani III, and Mikau, respectively.

The statues can also block certain projectiles such as Octorok rocks.


An Elegy is a mournful, melancholic, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ぬけがらのエレジー (Nuke-gara no erejī) Elegy of Exuvia
Canada FrenchCA Hymne du vide (MM3D) Hymn of emptiness
France FrenchEU Hymne du Vide Hymn of Emptiness
Germany German Elegie des leeren Herzens Elegy of the Empty Heart
Italy Italian Elegia di Vuotezza (MM)
Elegia delle Statue (MM3D)
Elegy of Emptiness
Elegy of the Statues
Spain SpanishEU Elegía al Vacío Elegy to Emptiness
Latin America SpanishLA Elegía al vacío (MM3D) Elegy to Emptiness



  1. 1.0 1.1 "You learned the Elegy of Emptiness! It's a mystical song that allows you to shed a shell shaped in your current image. By playing the song while wearing masks to assume different forms, you'll be able to leave up to four empty shells--one for each form!" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 96