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Rocks(TLoZ | OoS | OoA | TWW | TMC | TP | HW) are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][name references needed]

Location and Uses

Link lifting a small Rock from Ocarina of Time 3D

Rocks usually yield items when destroyed, such as Hearts, Rupees, Arrows, and Bombs. They also serve as obstacles that must be lifted and thrown, or destroyed by the use of Bombs or a Hammer. When thrown, they can also damage some enemies.

To move or lift some Rocks, Link must wear certain items in order to do so. In A Link to the Past, Link must wear the Power Gloves to lift silver Rocks, while the Titan's Mitt are required to lift brown ones. He can also use the Pegasus Shoes to destroy piles of Rocks. In Ocarina of Time, large, unbombable rocks can be lifted by Adult Link by using the Silver and Golden Gauntlets, although the bronze ones, using the same model with the coloring, can be destroyed by using the Megaton Hammer; both rocks for Majora's Mask, the hammer stones can be smashed using Goron Link's punching technique, or detonated with a Powder Keg, and the silver rocks, including but not limited to stones placed underwater, can only be lifted by his transformation. In Twilight Princess, Link can also use Bomb Arrows to destroy Rocks from afar.

Rocks also appear as visual hints, mostly pointing out hidden areas or covering secrets. In A Link to the Past, Magical Warp Tiles can sometimes be found under Rocks. Some large Rocks also hide beneath them Treasure Chests. In A Link Between Worlds, some Rocks hide beneath them lost Maiamais.

In the Dark World and Lorule, Rocks are replaced with Skulls, which may occasionally turn out to be Stals.

The Legend of Zelda

Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch

A Link to the Past

Majora's Mask

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

The Wind Waker

The Minish Cap

Twilight Princess

Skyward Sword

A Link Between Worlds

Breath of the Wild

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors


Stone Watchers

Main article: Stone Watcher

In The Wind Waker, Stone Watchers appear in various locations hiding secret caves beneath them, or covering secret passages and entrances. They can only be lifted by wearing the Power Bracelets found inside the Fire Mountain, where the first Stone Watcher is found blocking the exit.


Names in Other Regions
The Federal Republic of Germany
Stein (HWDE)[8]Stone
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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 7 (TLoZ)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 117 (OoS) & 119 (OoA)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker—Prima's Official Strategy Guide, Prima Games, pg. 11
  4. "Rock Breaker" — Tiger Scroll (The Minish Cap)
  5. "YAY! You did it! Well, my gal tells me there are still some rocks blocking the way along the river, so you should take care of those, too. Here's the boat... Hop in!" — Iza (Twilight Princess)
  6. "Rock" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. "Rock" — Apothecary (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  8. "Stein" — Apothecary (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)