Gossip Stone

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Gossip Stones,(OoT | OoT3D | SS)[1] also known as Boing Statues,(PH)[2] and Talking Statues,(SS)[3] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. They can tell time, reveal information, give helpful hints, and reveal the location of Treasure Chests. Gossip Stones speak to Link by piercing into his mind.[4]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

If Link hits a Gossip Stone with his Sword in Ocarina of Time, it will show the current in-game time. If he speaks to a stone with the Mask of Truth, it will reveal a secret. If Link sets a Bomb near a Gossip Stone, after exploding, the stone will flash blue and rocket to the sky. Likewise, these stones will spin around when exposed to Din's Fire, and flatten out if hit by the Megaton Hammer. If Link plays "Zelda's Lullaby", the "Sun's Song," or the "Song of Storms" near a Gossip Stone, it will release a Fairy.

Gossip Stones Secrets

In front of the Temple of Time (Right to Left).

  • "They say that Malon set the original record in the obstacle course of Lon Lon Ranch."
  • "They say that Malon of Lon Lon Ranch hopes a knight in shining armor will come and sweep her off her feet someday."
  • "They say that it is against the rules to use glasses at the Treasure Chest Shop in Hyrule Castle Town Market."
  • "They say that Gerudos sometimes come to Hyrule Castle Town to look for boyfriends."

After climbing up the vines at Hyrule Castle.

  • "They say that if you get close to a butterfly while holding a Deku Stick in your hands, something good will happen."

Kokiri Forest in front of the Lost Woods.

  • "They say that the small holes in the ground that you can find all over Hyrule make perfect breeding ground for bugs."

In the Lost Woods past the Skull Kid.

  • "They say that when non-fairy folken enter the Lost Woods they become monsters!"

Sacred Forest Meadow (Front to Back).

  • "The owl named Kaepora Gaebora is the reincarnation of an ancient Sage."
  • "They say that strange owl, Kaepora Gaebora, may look big and heavy, but its character is rather light hearted."

Sacred Forest Meadow in front of the Forest Temple

  • "They say it's possible to find a total of 100 Gold Skulltulas through out Hyrule."

In front of the Shadow Temple.

Death Mountain while climbing to the peak.

Death Mountain Crater entering from the peak.

  • "They say Medigoron didn't really think about his own size, so his store is really cramped."

Lake Hylia near the Waterfall.

  • "They say that there is a secret on the road that leads to Lake Hylia."

Lake Hylia southeast corner behind the Fire Arrow Island

Lake Hylia on the far side up against the cliff.

  • "They say that Ruto, the Zora princess who is known for her selfish nature, likes a certain boy."

Zora's Fountain close to the Zora's Domain entrance.

  • "They say that there is a secret near the lone tree which is not far from the river in the north west part of Hyrule Field."

Zora's Fountain in front of the Great Fairy's Fountain.

  • "They say that you can swim faster by continuously pressing B."

Zora's Domain in front of King Zora.

  • "They say that players who select the "HOLD" option for "Z TARGETING" are real "Zelda players!""

Zora's River near the entrance to the Zora's Domain.

In various holes through out Hyrule.

  • "They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion."

Zora's River on the highest point.

  • "They say that there is a man who can always be found running around Hyrule Field."

Hyrule Field near Gerudo in a hole.

  • "They say that there is a switch that you can activate only by using the Spin Attack."

Gerudo Valley lower Waterfall.

  • "They say that the thief named Nabooru, who haunts this area, is a Gerudo."

Closer to Hyrule Castle.

  • "They say that, contrary to her elegant image, Princess Zelda of Hyrule Castle is, in fact, a tomboy!"

In a hole near a tree near Hyrule Castle.

  • "They say that you may find something new in dungeons that you have already finished."

Near the Spirit Temple on the South side.

  • "They say that the treasure you can earn in the Gerudo's Training Ground is not as great as you would expect, given its difficulty."

Inside the Goron City in the Boulder Room.

  • "They say that there is a secret around the entrance to Gerudo Valley."

On the Northwest side of the Deku Tree.

  • "They say Kokiri are always followed by small fairies."

On the Northeast side of the Great Deku Tree.

  • "They say that one Kokiri has left the forest, but he is still alive!"

Majora's Mask

When a Gossip Stone is attacked by Link's Sword in Majora's Mask, the screen will shake and the stone will make a high-pitched noise. It will then tell Link how many more hours remain until the Moon crashes into Termina. If Link speaks the Gossip Stones scattered all over Termina using the Mask of Truth, they will give him information regarding certain people or places.

Gossip Stones Secrets

Termina Field, east side, just north of eastern exit

Termina Field, north side, to the east of the exit

  • "Anju, the woman at the inn, is known for being careless and frequently mixes up guests."

Termina Field, western side, by a fountain

  • "The symbol of marriage, the Couple's Mask seems to have the power to calm and silence arguments."

Termina Field, base of the tree by the Milk Road entrance

  • "It seems that you can become a Milk Bar member if you do a good deed at the ranch."

Termina Field, base of the tree by the southern exit

  • "It seems that the crows that fly near the town walls are fond of musical instruments."

Termina Field, inside the Astral Observatory fence

  • "The postman puts his delivery schedule before everything else, but priority mail is of even greater importance."

Termina Field, in any of the special four holes

  • "It seems the face of the slightly larger, strange stone changes when the pipes of awakening are played."
  • "It seems the face of the slightly larger, strange stone changes when the drums of sleep are played."
  • "It seems the face of the slightly larger, strange stone changes when the guitar of waves is played."
  • "It seems all the strange stones that are arranged in a row wish to be the same color."

Road to Southern Swamp

  • "It seems the terrace door of the town's Stock Pot Inn has carelessly been left unlocked..."

Southern Swamp, behind Magic Hags' Potion Shop

Swamp Spider House

  • "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..."

Road to Mountain Village, near the middle

Mountain Village, tunnel to Goron Graveyard (spring)

Mountain Village, near the Frog Choir (spring)

Milk Road

  • "The spirit of a charismatic dancer who died in Termina Field dances there night after night."

Romani Ranch, near the entrance

  • "It seems Keaton, the ghost fox, plays tricks in the grass..."

Romani Ranch, at the base of a tree to the south

Romani Ranch, by the barn

Romani Ranch, in the Cucco Shack

Romani Ranch, in the Doggy Racetrack

  • "It seems that drinking Chateau Romani makes your magic power last for three days..."

Great Bay, just past the Zora game

  • "To get Evan to listen to Mikau and Japas' song from their music session, you should not try demonstrating it as Mikau. It seems if you pose as someone unrelated to the band and begin playing it, you just might get him to lend an ear."

Great Bay, by the entrance to the Pirates' Fortress

  • "The reward for Romani's nighttime assistant seems to be something that holds milk..."
  • "A soldier with a mask that allows him to move around unnoticed is said to be in a heap of trouble at the Pirates' Fortress. He's waiting for a hero to rescue him, but since he's basically invisible, said hero will need the Lens of Truth to pull it off..."

Road to Ikana

  • "If you use the Lens of Truth near here and speak to the man you find... you may earn a mask that can enable you to blend into backgrounds and move about without being noticed."

Ikana Canyon, by the Spirit House

  • "Pamela, who lives in the music box house, comes out every two minutes when the music box is playing. But it seems she will also come out if she hears a bomb explode..."

Ikana Canyon, on the dock

Ikana Canyon, across the ravine from Sakon's Hideout

  • "The Fierce Deity's Mask, a mask that contains the merits of all masks seems to be... somewhere in this world..."

Moon (Odolwa Dungeon)

Moon (Goht Dungeon)

Moon (Gyorg Dungeon)

Moon (Twinmold Dungeon)

Phantom Hourglass

Gossip Stones provide hints or insight to Link about the surrounding area in Phantom Hourglass. Some Gossip Stones reveal hints about a nearby puzzle, while others, specifically those inside Dungeons, reveal how many Treasure Chests are left to discover on that floor at the price of 20 Rupees.[5]

On Harrow Island, a Gossip Stone near the dock runs the Digging Game.

Spirit Tracks

Gossip Stones have a more feminine appearance in Spirit Tracks. Normally, they are unresponsive even when hit, but if the "Song of Awakening" is played nearby, they will speak. Like in Phantom Hourglass, Gossip Stones in dungeons reveal the amount of Treasure Chests on the floor they are currently in for a fee of 20 Rupees. Other Gossip Stones appear in several sanctuaries that reveal hints or other useful information. In Lost at Sea Station, there is a Gossip Stone that allows Link to enter the Temple located in said station.

Skyward Sword

Gossip Stones only appear when Link plays the Goddess's Harp near a flock of Blessed Butterflies in Skyward Sword. Most of them will give Link advice and a Treasure when he makes them appear. They also react to different actions performed by Link, such as shrinking when the Gust Bellows or Glittering Spores are used on them, or releasing a Green Rupee when shot with the Bow.

Main article: Moonlight Merchant

A Gossip Stone in Skyloft, named the "Moonlight Merchant," sells rare Treasures for 100 or 200 Rupees, which is usually easier than finding them while adventuring. It can be found inside Waterfall Cave at night, but only after completing the Silent Realm in Skyloft.

Other Appearances

Ocarina of Time (Himekawa)

In the extra child chapters of the Ocarina of Time manga by Akira Himekawa, Link activates a Gossip Stone by hitting it, which reveals that Mido still wets his bed and that the Deku Tree is troubled that he cannot scratch his own back.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Gossip Stones appear in certain mission tiles on the Adventure Mode map. On map tiles with hidden enemies, the Gossip Stone must be revealed before the enemies appear and before the mission can be played. Using a Goddess Harp Item Card on a flock of Goddess Butterflies will make the stone appear, allowing the mission to be selected.

Sonic Lost World

Gossip Stones appear in Sonic Lost World in The Legend of Zelda Zone, where they spawn fairies that heal Sonic when he approaches them. Using the Black Bomb Color Power near them will cause them to flash blue and rocket into the sky, similar to how they behave when a bomb explodes near them in Ocarina of Time.


  • In the German translation of Ocarina of Time, a Gossip Stone behind the Great Deku Tree says that something mysterious happens if the reset button is pressed while playing.[6]
  • In The Wind Waker, the King of Hyrule reveals that the Pirate's Charm is an enhanced version of a Gossip Stone.[7]


Names in Other Regions
The Italian Republic
Statua chiacchierona (MM3D)[8]Chatterbox statue
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  1. Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 25 (OoT3D | SS)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass—Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 15
  3. "THAT IS IT! One of the talking statues the ancient texts spoke of! There is just no mistaking it!" — Gorko (Skyward Sword HD)
  4. "This statue's one-eyed gaze pierces into your mind..." — Gossip Stone (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "The number of treasure chests left here…is… [var]! It'll cost you 20 Rupees to see where treasure lies." — Boing Statue (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "They say, something mysterious will happen, if one presses the reset button while playing..." — Gossip Stone (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "That stone is an enhanced version of the Gossip Stones long spoken of in the legends of the Hyrulean Royal Family." — Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule (The Wind Waker)
  8. "Questa mschera ti permette di ascolte i saggi ocnsigli delle statue chiacchierone e di leggere nel pensiero gli animali..." — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)