Owl Statue

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Owl Statues,(LA | MM | HW)[1][2][3] also known as Stone Statues,(MM)[4] and Owl Stones,(OoS)[5] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed]

Location and Uses

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Owl Statues are scattered across Koholint Island. They tell Link information that may be helpful, or may be completely useless.[citation needed]

In Link's Awakening DX, Owl Statues are also located inside every Dungeon. They reside on walls with a hole where its beak should be. After Link finds a Stone Beak, he can attach it to an Owl Statue to receive hints on Puzzles, enemies, Sub-Bosses, or the Dungeon's Boss.[1] They replace Stone Slabs from Link's Awakening, being identical in every way but name and appearance. Link will not understand the Owl Statue's hints until he attaches a Stone Beak to it.[6]

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List of Hints
Location Hint
Tail Cave Turn aside the spined ones with a shield...
Tail Cave If there is a door that you can't open, move a square block.

Majora's Mask

Owl Statue from Majora's Mask 3D
Quill Statue from Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, Owl Statues are stone Statues made by Kaepora Gaebora in his own likeness.[4] After learning the "Song of Soaring", Link can Warp to any Owl Statue he has activated.[7] The statues are activated by striking them with a Sword or a Deku Stick. They also serve as Save points where Link can Save and quit, although they are temporary saves, as the only way to fully Save is by playing the "Song of Time".[8] When Link saves at an Owl Statue, an Owl mark will appear next to the game file.

In Majora's Mask 3D, Owl Statues need to be checked instead of hit with the Sword or a Deku Stick to activate them, and now permanently save Link's progress. Additionally, some Owl Statues were relocated. Quill Statues, a new type of statue, were also added; these statues allow saving, but cannot be warped to with the "Song of Soaring."[9] Quill Statues appear all across Termina, including inside dungeons.


Owl Statues

Quill Statues

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, giving a Mystery Seed to a statue will cause it to raise its wings and give advice on a nearby challenge.[10]

Twilight Princess

Owl Statue from Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, Owl Statues hold the missing Sky Characters from the Ancient Sky Book.[11] After Ilia's memory is restored, Shad, who is studying an Owl Statue in Renado's Basement, will see the Ancient Sky Book that Link received from Impaz. He will then proceed to read a part of the book to restore power to the Dominion Rod. Link must then search for all remaining statues to find the missing Sky Characters.


In addition to these, five more Owl Statues can be found. The first one is located in Renado's basement near Shad, although it lacks a hole to react to the Dominion Rod. The other two are located in the cemetery of Hyrule Castle. They do not hide Sky Characters, but allow Link access to a Key. The final pair are found in the first part of the Temple of Time. One blocks the path to a Heart Piece, while the other hides a Poe.

Breath of the Wild

An Owl Statue from Breath of the Wild

Owl Statues can be found in ancient Zonai Ruins across Hyrule. The Zonai used them to represent the Triforce of Wisdom.[12]

Tears of the Kingdom

The Zonai Owl Statues from Breath of the Wild return. There are also Zonai Owl Statues of a different style that can be found in the Spirit Temple.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Owl Statues from Twilight Princess appear as part of Zelda's moveset while wielding the Dominion Rod. Owl Statues based on their Majora's Mask appearance also appear on the Termina Map in Adventure Mode. When a Battle with an Owl Statue is completed, it will open its wings and enable the Battle square (and others around it in a cross shape) to be unaffected if the Map is reset when using the "Song of Time" Item Card, or if the Moon falls.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Owl Statues based on their Majora's Mask appearance can be used in conjunction with a golden Ocarina. Warriors can find Statues spread all across a Stage. The Statues can be activated by interacting with them and can be later reached immediately by playing the Ocarina. Playing the Ocarina allows the Warrior to select any of the active Owl Statues and warp to the selected Statue via a cyclone.


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The Federal Republic of Germany
Eulenstatue (LANS)Owl Statue
The Italian Republic
  • Pietra Gufo (LA | LADX | OoS)[14][15]
  • Statua di gufo (OoA)[13]
  • Owl Stone
  • Owl statue
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 140 (LADX)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword—Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 17
  3. "Owl Statues" — Tutorials (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The stone statue over there that bears close resemblance to me... I placed those throughout this land to aid the one with the power to change destiny... Wherever he may appear." — Kaepora Gaebora (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "Owl Stones are mystic statues that give advice when a certain seed is placed on them!" — Know-It-All Bird (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "This owl statue is trying to say something, but you can't understand it because it has no beak." — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "You learned the Song of Soaring! This melody swoops you up and sends you soaring to any stone owl statue you've already activated, all in an instant." — Game Screen (Majora's Mask 3D)
  8. "Save your progress up to this point?" — Owl Statue (Majora's Mask 3D)
  9. "Thanks to owl statues and quill statues found throughout Termina, you can now save your adventure at any time. But be warned: returning to the dawn of the first day no longer automatically saves your progress." — Nintendo, What's new? , Nintendo UK Official Site, retrieved March 23, 2015.
  10. "Do not forget to give me Mystery Seeds." — Owl Stone (Oracle of Seasons)
  11. "There are many similar statues around Hyrule, but this one seems to be different. Here, look at the belly... There's something written there, you see? This, too, was in my father's notes... It is called Sky Writing, I believe." — Shad (Twilight Princess)
  12. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 342
  13. "Nel bosco ci sono semi magici e una statua di gufo." — Hylian (Oracle of Ages, Italian localization)
  14. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 140
  15. "Sai delle Pietre Gufo?" — Hylian (Oracle of Seasons, Italian localization)