Mask of Truth
|Française||Masque de Vérité|
|Español||Máscara de la Verdad|
|Deutsch||Maske des Wissens|
|Italiana||Maschera della Verità|
The Mask of Truth is a recurring item from The Legend of Zelda series. It appears in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. It is used primarily for reading Gossip Stones, which can only be read if the reader is wearing the mask. It is unknown if there is more than one of these masks, but it is likely that there is, because the man in the Swamp Spider House couldn't have gotten the mask that Link had before in Ocarina of Time. The Mask of Truth also appears in Cadence of Hyrule with the Symphony of the Mask expansion, but it functions very differently from its predecessors.
Ocarina of Time
The Mask of Truth can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop in Hyrule Castle Town Market after completing the Happy Mask Side Quest. If Link sells all four of the previously borrowed masks (Keaton Mask, Skull Mask, Spooky Mask and the Bunny Hood), he will be able to borrow the Mask of Truth along with the Goron Mask, Zora Mask, and Gerudo Mask. This mask can read the Gossip Stones scattered across Hyrule, and if Link talks to people with it on, some will make sarcastic comments.
The Mask of Truth can also be worn in the Forest Stage, where the Deku Scrubs will give him a Deku Nut capacity upgrade. In all versions of the game except for the 3DS remake, a glitch renders this upgrade unobtainable if it is not obtained before collecting the Poacher's Saw, as they mistakenly share the same quest completion flag.
The Mask of Truth in Majora's Mask can be obtained from the Resident in the Swamp Spider House in Woodfall if Link gathers all 30 Gold Skulltula Spirits and breaks the curse. Like in Ocarina of Time, The Mask of Truth gives Link the ability to read Gossip Stones scattered throughout Termina. In addition to this, the Mask of Truth can also be used to read the minds of animals Link picks up while wearing the mask. This new power can be taken advantage of at the Doggy Racetrack, as it tells Link the feelings of the race dogs, thus increasing his chances winning his bet.
Cadence of Hyrule
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In Cadence of Hyrule, the Mask of Truth is a weapon only Skull Kid can use. To get it, the player must use empty Bottles to fish for the Golden Fish and show it to the Fisherman in the River of Ice. When used, the Mask of Truth shows the player the contents of chests and other objects, and uses Stamina to fire a beam that targets the nearest enemy. The Mask of Truth attacks with a Titanium Dagger.