Keaton Mask

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The Keaton Mask is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][name references needed]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Keaton Mask is the first mask Link obtains in the Mask Trading Sequence. After showing Zelda's Letter to the Death Mountain Trail Gatekeeper in Kakariko Village, he asks Link to get the mask for his son, as he is too busy guarding the gate.[3][4] After showing the Mask to him, it can be sold for 15 Rupees, giving Link a 5 Rupee revenue.

The Keaton character is renowned throughout Hyrule as a popular figure, predominately among children.[5][6][7] However, most reactions from adults are of nostalgia, confusion or admiration.[8][9][10] Goron and Zora interactions result in a simple answer,[11][12] with the exception of important characters such as King Zora, Darunia, and Princess Ruto.[13][14][15]

Majora's Mask

Happy Mask Salesman's Commenthide ▲
Happy Mask Salesman says:

That's a Keaton Mask, isn't it?

It carries quite a lot of nostalgia. It was popular with children long ago.

In Majora's Mask, the Keaton Mask can be used to summon a Keaton. To do this, Link must stand in any ring of moving bushes and cut them all before they disappear. Once summoned, he will ask Link questions about the game, each with three choices. There are a total of thirty questions that could possibly be asked.[16] If Link gets all of the correct, the young hero will be awarded with a Piece of Heart.[17] If a question is answered incorrectly, Link must leave the area and then come back to try again.

The Keaton Mask Link receives in Majora's Mask was given to Kafei when he was little by the Man from Curiosity Shop.[18]

Kafei wears the Mask to keep his identity hidden from the residents of Clock Town. The Keaton Mask is obtained from the Man from Curiosity Shop in Kafei's hideout, after delivering the Letter to Kafei. It requires Link to go to Kafei's hideout at 1:00 in the afternoon on the Final Day.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Keaton Mask appears as part of a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by

Kafei & Keaton Mask
Majora's Mask Shield Recovery +10 All

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Young Link wears the Keaton Mask; however, it is simply a cosmetic item as Young Link keeps it on his head for most of the time, putting it on only in a taunting animation.

Keaton Mask are also Gold Materials which are dropped by Young Link in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. They are required to create certain gold Badges in the Badge Market for Skull Kid and can also be used to make certain Mixtures in the Apothecary.[which?]



Names in Other Regions
キータンのお面 (Kītan no Omen) (OoT)[22]Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Links Maske (HWDE)[23]Link's Mask
The Italian Republic
Maschera Keaton (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D)[19][20][21]Keaton mask
The Kingdom of Spain
Careta Keaton (MM)[24] 
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 128 (OoT | MM)
  2. "Keaton Mask" — Apothecary (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  3. "Have you been to the Happy Mask Shop that just opened in the Hyrule Castle Town Market? Everyone is talking about it! My little boy pesters me for a popular mask, but I don't have time to go there...So, could you go and get the mask for me next time you are in the Market? If you don't feel like it, that's OK, but... Well, I have no choice, this is my job...sigh..." — Death Mountain Trail Gatekeeper (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Hey! It's a Keaton Mask!! I asked my daddy to get me one, too!" — Graveyard Boy (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Keaton stuff is hot, hot, hot!" — Happy Mask Salesman (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Oh wow! It's Keaton! Hi, Keaton!" — Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "Oh, I know that character! It's Keaton! He's very hot in Hyrule Castle Town right now!" — Malon (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "Wow... how nostalgic! That reminds me of when I was a little kid." — Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
  9. "YEEEAH! What's your problem?!" — Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
  10. "Awww... That's so cute! Could you tell me where you found it?" — Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
  11. "Hrrrrm... I don't know what to say." — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  12. "What do you want?" — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  13. "Are you trying to make me laugh? Well, that's not that funny..." — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
  14. "Ho ho ho! You Hylians... you are such silly creatures!" — King Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  15. "You're a funny guy!" — Princess Ruto (Ocarina of Time)
  16. "Answer me this... Pick one of the three choices..." — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
  17. "Hee-hee-ho! Good! Very good! Take this prize!" — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
  18. "All it took was one glance at that Keaton Mask he was carrying for me to realize that I was looking at my old friend. I gave him that mask a long time ago when he was just li'l Kafei. Didn't know he kept it that well for so long..." — Man from Curiosity Shop (Majora's Mask)
  19. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 128
  20. "Maschera Keaton - 10 rupie" — Happy Mask Shop (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  21. "L'ho riconosciuto subito perché aveva la maschera Keaton che gli avevo regalato quando era piccolo." — Man from the Curiosity Shop (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  22. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 148
  23. "Links Maske" — Apothecary (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  24. "¡Obtienes la Careta Keaton! Esta máscara le trae buenos rescuerdos a Kafei." — N/A (Majora's Mask, European Spanish localization)
Masks in Majora's Mask
Postman's HatAll-Night MaskBlast MaskStone MaskGreat Fairy MaskDeku MaskKeaton MaskBremen MaskBunny HoodDon Gero's MaskMask of ScentsGoron MaskRomani's MaskTroupe Leader's MaskKafei's MaskCouple's MaskMask of TruthZora MaskKamaro's MaskGibdo MaskGaro's MaskCaptain's HatGiant's MaskFierce Deity's MaskMask

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