Pieces of Heart are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series. Link needs to collect four (five in Twilight Princess) in order to get a complete Heart Container. Each game has a different number of Pieces of Heart to be found, ranging from twelve in the original Link's Awakening to 52 in Majora's Mask. They are not rare, though some of them take a long time to acquire, such as the 50 Gold Skulltula Tokens required to get one of the Pieces of Heart in Ocarina of Time.
A Link to the Past
- Main article: A Link to the Past Heart Pieces
Pieces of Heart make their first appearance in A Link to the Past. A total of 24 pieces can be found in the game providing Link with 6 additional Heart Containers.
Link's Awakening (Game Boy) and Link's Awakening DX
- Main article: Link's Awakening Heart Pieces (Game Boy)
Link's Awakening for Game Boy and Link's Awakening DX feature 12 pieces giving Link an additional 3 Heart Containers.
Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch)
- Main article: Link's Awakening Heart Pieces
The Link's Awakening remake for Nintendo Switch has 32 Pieces of Heart, twenty more than the original version, giving Link an additional 8 Heart Containers.
Ocarina of Time
- Main article: Ocarina of Time Heart Pieces
Ocarina of Time has 36 Pieces of Heart which will give Link an additional 9 Heart Containers.
- Main article: Majora's Mask Heart Pieces
Majora's Mask features 52 Pieces of Heart, the most seen in any Zelda game, providing Link with an additional 13 Heart Containers.
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
- Main article: Oracle of Seasons Heart Pieces
- Main article: Oracle of Ages Heart Pieces
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages feature 12 pieces each providing Link with 3 additional Heart Containers in each game.
The Wind Waker
- Main article: The Wind Waker Heart Pieces
The Wind Waker contains 44 heart pieces giving Link an additional 11 Heart Containers.
The Minish Cap
- Main article: The Minish Cap Heart Pieces
The Minish Cap contains 44 heart pieces giving Link an additional 11 Heart Containers.
- Main article: Twilight Princess Heart Pieces
Unlike previous games, Twilight Princess requires 5 Pieces of Heart rather than 4 to complete a new Heart Container. The game features 45 heart pieces giving Link an additional 9 Heart Containers.
- Main article: Skyward Sword Heart Pieces
Skyward Sword returns to the previous format, requiring 4 Pieces of Heart to complete a new Heart Container. The game features 24 heart pieces giving Link an additional 6 Heart Containers.
A Link Between Worlds
- Main article: A Link Between Worlds Heart Pieces
A Link Between Worlds contains 28 heart pieces giving Link an additional 7 Heart Containers.
Breath of the Wild
- Main article: Spirit Orb
Pieces of Hearts are not available in Breath of the Wild, as they are replaced with Spirit Orbs, which give Link the choice of either Heart Containers or Stamina Vessels for each four. Four Spirit Orbs are given per Container, which is given by Goddess Statues across the various settlements of Hyrule.
They are obtainable by clearing Shrines and total 120 (plus an additional 4 through DLC), though only 108 of those can be used for a maximum of 27 Heart Containers.
Piece of Heart artwork from A Link to the Past
Piece of Heart from A Link to the Past
Piece of Heart artwork from Link's Awakening (Game Boy)
Piece of Heart Sprite from Link's Awakening DX
Ocarina of Time (N64) Artwork
Ocarina of Time (N64) Get Item model
Ocarina of Time (N64) menu icon
Piece of Heart Sprite from The Minish Cap
Spirit Orb from Breath of the Wild, the game's equivalent to the Piece of Heart