Triforce Shard

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Triforce Shards are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, in an attempt to keep Ganon from obtaining the remaining Triforce of Wisdom, Princess Zelda divided it into eight fragments and scattered them throughout the land.[2] She then sent Impa to find a man courageous enough to defeat the evil monster[2]; however, Impa is eventually attacked and cornered by Ganon's minions. Just as there seemed no hope, the young adventurer known as Link saves her from peril.[2] Impa saw the potential in this boy, and decided he would be the hero to end her search. She presented him with a mission: to find the eight shards of the Triforce of Wisdom and rescue Zelda. Link set out to end Ganon's reign of evil and recover both the Triforce of Wisdom and Power.

The Wind Waker

In the flooded land of Hyrule in The Wind Waker, Link must recover the eight shards of the Triforce of Courage that hid throughout Hyrule after the departure of the Hero of Time.[3] With help from Tingle's cartography skills, he sets out to find the Triforce Charts that would show him the location of each of the fragments (or only three of them in The Wind Waker HD, where the rest of them can be found directly). It is only after Link assembles the Triforce of Courage that he sets off to fight off Ganondorf and save both the Great Sea and Hyrule.

In the original release of The Wind Waker, all of the Triforce shards were hidden beneath the sea and had charts leading to them, while in The Wind Waker HD there were only three of them beneath the sea and the rest could be found in the caves where the charts originally were.

Triforce Chart/Shard Locationshide ▲
The Wind WakerThe Wind Waker HD
Chart Number Chart Image Chart Location Method of Obtainment Shard Location Shard Obtained
1 Islet of Steel The only obstacle is a warship obstructing the island's entrance. Greatfish Isle
2 Private Oasis After Link earns the Cabana Deed from Mrs. Marie, he can enter the island's house and solve a maze located under the chimney. Gale Isle
3 Bird's Peak Rock A Hyoi Pear is required to press some switches guarded by Kargarocs and open the island's entrance. Stone Watcher Island
4 Ghost Ship The ship can be entered once the Ghost Ship Chart is retrieved from Diamond Steppe Island. Outset Island
5 Needle Rock Isle A golden warship northwest of the island's maritime territory guards this chart. Cliff Plateau Isles
6 Outset Island Located at floor 30 of the Savage Labyrinth. Southern Triangle Island
7 Stone Watcher Island The Power Bracelet is required to enter the island. Several enemies guard the chart's whereabouts as well. Seven-Star Isles
8 Overlook Island The Hookshot is required to enter the island. Several enemies guard the chart's whereabouts as well. Two-Eye Reef
Chart Number Chart Image Chart Location Method of Obtainment Shard Location Shard Obtained
1 Islet of Steel The only obstacle is a warship obstructing the island's entrance. Greatfish Isle
2 Bird's Peak Rock A Hyoi Pear is required to press some switches guarded by Kargarocs and open the island's entrance. Stone Watcher Island
3 Needle Rock Isle A golden warship northwest of the island's maritime territory guards this chart. Cliff Plateau Isles
Shard Location Method of Obtainment Shard Obtained
Ghost Ship The ship can be entered once the Ghost Ship Chart is retrieved from Diamond Steppe Island.
Private Oasis After Link earns the Cabana Deed from Mrs. Marie, he can enter the island's house and solve a maze located under the chimney.
Outset Island Located at floor 30 of the Savage Labyrinth.
Stone Watcher Island The Power Bracelet is required to enter the island. Several enemies guard the shard's whereabouts as well.
Overlook Island The Hookshot is required to enter the island. Several enemies guard the shard's whereabouts as well.

Gallery

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
三角神力碎片 (Sān jiǎo shén lì suì piàn) (TLoZ)[8]Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Fragment de Triforce (TLoZ)[7]Triforce Fragment
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Frammento di Triforza (TLoZ | TWW)[4][5]
  • Frammento della Triforza (TLoZ)[6]
  • Triforce Fragment
  • Triforce fragment
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 142 (TLoZ | TWW)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 3
  3. "Once, long ago, he defeated Ganon and brought peace to the Kingdom of Hyrule... A piece of the Triforce was given to the Hero of Time and he kept it safe, much as Zelda kept hers. That sacred piece is known as the Triforce of Courage. When the Hero of Time was called to embark on another journey and left the land of Hyrule, he was separated from the elements that made him a hero. It is said that at that time, the Triforce of Courage was split into eight shards and hidden throughout the land." — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker)
  4. "Raccogli il [...] frammento di Triforza..." (Collect the [...] Triforce fragment...) — Various The Legend of Zelda levels (NES Remix, Italian localization)
  5. "Hai ottenuto un Frammento di Triforza!" — N/A (The Wind Waker, Italian localization)
  6. "Spada, scudo e arguzia ti serviranno per recuperare gli otto frammenti della Triforza e salvare la principessa Zelda."The Legend of Zelda | NES | Giochi | Nintendo , www.nintendo.it, retrieved September 10, 2020.
  7. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 128
  8. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 133