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This article is about the recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series. For other uses, see Mirror (Disambiguation).

Mirrors are recurring Items and Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.(OoT | MM | TWW | TotK | TLoZ (TV Series))[1][2][3][4][5][6][name references needed]

Location and Uses

The Adventure of Link

Link obtaining the Mirror

The Mirror belongs to a woman who lives in the Water Town of Saria, who had lost the item somewhere in town.[7] The Mirror can be found inside the first house of the town's second area, beneath a table.[8] It does not have a sprite, as Link finds it hidden beneath a covered table. The woman rewards Link for finding it by inviting him inside her house,[9] where Link meets an Old Man who teaches him the Life magic.

Ocarina of Time

Link pushing a Mirror from Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Mirrors appear in the second half of the Spirit Temple, when Link is an adult. They are used to activate or remove Sun Switches and subsequently reveal chests and open doors by reflecting light onto them. Mirrors will reflect light from an open light source above, or from light coming from another Mirror. The cobra-shaped Mirrors can be turned around by pushing or pulling the handles on their sides, which will redirect the light to another direction. On the fourth floor is a large, circular mirror hanging from the wall and tilted downward. Link must use multiple cobra Mirrors and direct their reflected light onto this Mirror, which will shine a spot of light onto the floor below it. Link can then use the Mirror Shield to reflect this light onto a Sun Switch, activating a lift that will lower him down to the boss room door.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Mirrors appear in the Stone Tower Temple. Like the Mirrors in Ocarina of Time, they are used to reflect light from Link's Mirror Shield, but function a little differently. Instead of instantly reflecting light beamed onto them, the Mirrors will absorb the light reflected onto their surface. When Link lowers his shield, the Mirrors will then beam the absorbed light ahead. Link can then use these beams of light to reflect it elsewhere using his Mirror Shield, which can be used to remove Sun Blocks. The longer Link reflects light onto a Mirror, the longer it will beam it back before it fades.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Mirrors appear throughout the second half of the Earth Temple. They are used to reflect light and remove walls and stone statues that bare a swirl symbol. The Mirrors are in the shape of scorpions, and a few can be pushed or pulled to bring them closer to a light source and to redirect the flow of light. Some Mirrors require that Link shine light onto them with the Mirror Shield, or Medli with her harp. In the later part of the temple, Link must use multiple Mirrors to direct a continuous flow of light, so that Link and Medli can use the light to illuminate the eyes of a Sun-Moon statue in the chamber. These Mirrors must be pushed or pulled into place to keep the light flowing, and more Mirrors must be found by having Link and Medli use their shield and harp to remove stone statues and walls hiding those Mirrors.

Twilight Princess

A Mirror can be found inside Link's basement inside his House.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, a large Mirror appears in Madame Couture's clothes shop. Link can stand in front of the Mirror to look at the Outfit he is wearing, and the camera will zoom in as he approaches it.

Tears of the Kingdom

Mirrors are Zonai Devices that focus and reflect light from sufficiently bright sources such as Light Beams into beams, which can themselves be further reflected by other Mirrors. In addition to solving puzzles that feature light-sensitive switches, the beams can repel or even kill certain enemies.

Other Appearances

The Legend of Zelda TV Series

The Mirror as seen in the show

In The Legend of Zelda TV series, the Mirror is an object appearing in the episode "Doppelganger". It is used by Ganon to create an evil clone of Princess Zelda, which he warps to Zelda's room by using one of his spells.[10] Later on in the episode, when Zelda is brushing her hair in front of the Mirror, nightlight strikes it and copies her reflection in an evil clone of her. The clone then orders the Moblins to tie Zelda up and take her into the Underworld via the Mirror while she gets the Triforce of Wisdom;[6] however, when Link arrives to the scene and is fighting off the Moblins, one of the foes accidentally breaks the Mirror, impeding the clone from returning the way she came.[11]

Hyrule Warriors

Render of Twili Midna wielding the Mirror from Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Mirror is a class of Weapon used by Twili Midna, added to Hyrule Warriors with the Twilight Princess Pack DLC and unlockable in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. It is associated with Darkness. It allows Twili Midna to summon her own Zant's Hands as part of her moveset as well as summon various objects from Twilight Princess, including the Kakariko Gorge bridge, the Sky Cannon and Sols.


The default Mirror is the Mirror of Shadows. The second form of the Mirror is the Mirror of Silence. The third form of the Mirror is the Mirror of Twilight, which is identical to its namesake.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Mirror of Shadows
Darkness 80 88 96 104 112 120
Mirror of Silence
Darkness 150 165 180 195 210 225
Mirror of Twilight
Darkness 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE)
Mirror of Twilight +
Darkness 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE)
Darklight Mirror
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
X Twili Midna charges up a burst of twilight energy. The speed and power of the attack depends on how full her Twilight meter is.
Y X Twili Midna summons a Zant's Hand to punch upwards.
Y Y X Twili Midna smashes a Sol in front of her.
Y Y Y X Twili Midna summons a cannon that fires three Sols.
Y Y Y Y X Twili Midna summons a bridge to attack enemies a few times.
Y Y Y Y Y X Twili Midna summons three Twilit Wolves, riding on one of them as they charge forward.
Y Y Y Y Y Y Twili Midna uses a Zant's Hand to slap enemies, then slams it forwards as it launches orbs, then finally uses the mirror to fire a beam of light.
Weak Point Smash

Twili Midna tosses her Mirror into the air as it summons a Zant's Hand. While mimicking Midna, they both start winding a powerful punch. Midna then punches forward, making the Zant's Hand strike powerfully at her enemies. Against Giant Bosses, Midna shines a strong light beneath the Boss before levitating up into the air, then sends a Zant's Hand crashing down as it punches the Boss's weak spot.

Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Midna summons a spear while in her full Fused Shadow form. She then leaps into the air, twirls and then lands, stabbing the ground and creating an enormous explosion of Twilight energy that blows enemies back. This attack damages a wide, circular range ahead of Twili Midna and carries her slightly forward with it.

Focus Spirit
Main article: Focus Spirit

Upon activation, like her imp form, Midna simply snaps her fingers as a Zant's Hand mimics the action behind her. When deactivating the Focus Spirit, Twili Midna chants a spell as a tear falls from her eye and floats forward, which she then pushes at her enemies and causes reality to shatter as though it were a mirror. When her Focus Spirit depletes, Twili Midna prepares an attack in her hands as she charges dark energy. She then unleashes the attack by spreading her hands out, exploding in a burst of Darkness energy.


See Also


  1. (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D—Prima Official Game Guide by Prima Games, § The Spirit Medallion)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 147 (MM)
  3. "Light Up the Mirror" — Vision (Majora's Mask 3D)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 59
  5. "Mirror
    A Zonai device that focuses and reflects light. It can provide powerful, long-distance illumination that can ward off some monsters.
    " — inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Get her out of here. [...] Get back through the mirror while I get the Triforce." — Zelda Clone (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7)
  7. "I LOST MY MIRROR." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  8. "I FOUND A MIRROR UNDER THE TABLE." — Link (The Adventure of Link)
  9. "OH! YOU FOUND MY MIRROR! FOLLOW ME." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  10. "I do believe it's time to try this special bit of magic I've been saving. Off to the chambers of Princess Zelda you go! And maybe a bad reflection on her..." — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 5)
  11. "Drat. I'll need to find another way to get the Triforce back to Ganon. And I think I know just the way..." — Zelda Clone (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7)