Starting from top-left clockwise: the Deku, Goron, Fierce Deity's, and Zora Masks, the four transformation masks in Majora's Mask
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Appearances||Ocarina of Time|
Oracle of Ages
The Wind Waker
The Minish Cap
|Use||Completing various tasks|
- "Masks...You have...a lot. You, too...Will you be...a mask salesman?"
- — Lunar Child
There is a side quest Link can complete to obtain the Mask of Truth. Once the Happy Mask Shop in Hyrule Castle Town opens, Link can borrow a mask from the shop in order to sell it to someone else and return the money to the Happy Mask Salesman. Once Link manages to sell four of the masks, he is given the Mask of Truth. By this time, Link can also switch between the different masks.
The Mask of Truth can be used to listen to the various Gossip Stones scattered throughout Hyrule. They each tell Link random facts; some facts are more important than others. Additionally, it can be used (prior to traveling to the future for the first time) to obtain a Deku Nut carry limit upgrade on the Forest Stage.
Masks are an essential part of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Other than the eponymous Majora's Mask, there are twenty-four collectible masks, four of which transform Link into an entirely different race. These masks are the Deku Mask, Goron Mask, Zora Mask, and the Fierce Deity's Mask. The other twenty masks serve lesser purposes, only used in brief portions of dungeons or for a side quest. Three of the four transformation masks, as well as the Gibdo mask are made from purifying someone with the "Song of Healing", which in turn results in a mask. If Link gives the Lunar Children all of the non-transforming masks, he will receive the Fierce Deity's Mask from the fifth lunar child.
It has been thought that masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask could be based off of things from the "real-world". An older coin of New Zealand has a mask that looks somewhat similar to Majora's Mask. Other masks in the game have also been thought to be based off of other things. The Kamaro Mask has been thought to be based off of the Trance Dancer mask, worn by Maori people. The Bremen Mask has been thought to be based off of another Maori mask called the Batik Flame Mask. Other masks and things in the game have also been thought to be based off of Maori masks and items.
The Hero's Charm allows Link to see an enemy's health. Unlike the other masks in the series, this one is equipped not as an item, but through the equipment sub-screen.
Also, in the Nintendo Gallery in Forest Haven, on the wall behind Carlov the Sculptor; there can be seen the Bunny Hood, the Goron Mask, the Keaton mask, and a fourth mask that looks very similar to the All-Night Mask.
Mayor Hagen collects masks and has many of them on the wall in his home. Identical masks can also be found on the Royal Hyrule Library's walls. The masks can be knocked over if Link uses the Pegasus Boots to ram into the wall, and occasionally drop Rupees. A book called A History of Masks can be found by Link in Mayor Hagen's Lakeside Cabin and must be brought to the Royal Hyrule Library in order to progress in the game.
The Hawkeye, which Link can purchase after Malo opens Malo Mart, increases visual acuity and can be used in conjunction with the Hero's Bow to create a "sniper scope." Because Link goes into the first person view when wearing the Hawkeye, he is never actually seen wearing the Hawkeye by the player.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|