The Minish Cap Heart Pieces

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There are a total of forty-four Pieces of Heart available in The Minish Cap, as well as a single, special, full heart container.

Heart Piece #01

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Location: Minish Woods

Conditions: None.

Once you save Ezlo from the two Octoroks, head down. Ezlo will teach you how to shrink down in size by the tree stump. Before doing so, head left, up, and left again. The Piece of Heart is sitting there for you just south of Deepwood Shrine.

Heart Piece #02

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Location: Minish Village

Conditions: None.

Once you enter Minish Village just head all the way to the north-east corner of the village. There is a blue-roofed house. Take the wooden path that's on the top-right of this screen and it will lead you to a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #03

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Location: Deepwood Shrine

Conditions: After obtaining the Gust Jar.

In the first dungeon, Deepwood Shrine, once you beat the Madderpillar mini-boss, a Treasure Chest will appear, containing the Gust Jar. Use it at the bottom-right doorway to pull off the web and reveal a passage. Head through it and grab the Piece of Heart that's waiting for you.

Heart Piece #04

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Location: Deepwood Shrine

Conditions: After obtaining the Gust Jar.

Also within the first dungeon, in the room just north of the large barrel room, you will find a load of dust on the floor. Use your Gust Jar to reveal two switches near the entrance at the south. Stepping on them will create the blue portal. Later in the dungeon, once you get the Big Key and reveal the red portal, go through it and head through the blue portal next to it. You will be taken to the ledge you saw earlier. The Piece of Heart is waiting for you right there.

Heart Piece #05

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Location: South Hyrule Field

Conditions: After obtaining the Kinstone Bag.

After completing Deepwood Shrine, head back to Hyrule Town. Once you get to the other side of the bridge, you will meet the Hurdy-Gurdy Man. He gives you a Kinstone Bag and your first Kinstone. Fuse with him to remove thorns in front of a tree in South Hyrule Field. Head to the tree and head inside to grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #06

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Location: Mt. Crenel

Conditions: After obtaining the Bombs.

After you fly over the gap between the two whirlwinds at the left side of Mt. Crenel's Base, head all the way left and then all the way north to reach a dead end. Place a Bomb against the wall straight ahead. Head inside and you will find two chests along with a Piece of Heart. Use bombs on the cracked blocks that are in the way and grab your prize.

Heart Piece #07

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Location: Mt. Crenel

Conditions: After obtaining the Bombs.

Once you use the Mt. Crenel Mineral Water to grow the vine that allows you access to the main part of Mt. Crenel, head up the steps to the left. Just right of the Crenel Wall and of the sign, place a Bomb between the rocks to reveal a cave. Head inside the cave and collect some fairies here as well as another Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #08

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Location: Cave of Flames

Conditions: After obtaining the Bombs.

You will pass this Piece of Heart, but you cannot get it since you are Minish Link at the time. Later on in the Cave of Flames you will get to a room where there is an upside down cart. You cannot ride in it yet so walk across the tracks. Use a Bomb on the wall at the south, hidden behind three pots, and you will be in the room with the Piece of Heart, so grab it.

Heart Piece #09

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Location: Veil Falls

Conditions: After obtaining the Cane of Pacci.

Head to the far north-west of Lon Lon Ranch and use the Cane of Pacci on the hole in the ground. Jump up from the hole and head up to Veil Falls. Head up, then down the steps, and right to get to the Piece of Heart that's waiting for you.

Heart Piece #10

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Location: Mt. Crenel

Conditions: After obtaining the Grip Ring and the White Sword (Two Elements).

Head back to Mt. Crenel. Use the Grip Ring to quickly scale the mountain. Head up the right-hand path four times. You will reach a ledge with a doorway to a cave. Enter the cave. You will see cloning tiles on the ground, so clone a Link and step on the switches to open the door. Grab the Piece of Heart that's waiting for you on the left.

Heart Piece #11

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Location: North Hyrule Field

Conditions: After obtaining the Bombs.

Head to the northwest part of North Hyrule Field. Use a Bomb on the cracked block that's in the way. Head down the ladder there and then head down the steps in the cave. Three Keese are guarding your prize. Defeat them and grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #12

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: After obtaining the Cane of Pacci.

In the south-east part of town, head into the house just right of the shop. There is a dog in here. Use the Cane of Pacci to flip the vase on the right and shrink down. Exit through the bottom left. Make your way upwards and just above and right of the well there is a small vine. Climb it and make your way around to the back of the Happy Hearth Inn. Head through the opening made by the small flowers. Resize and grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #13

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Location: Minish Woods

Conditions: After obtaining the Cane of Pacci.

Once you have visited Castor Wilds for the first time, you can get to the Witch's Hut. From the Witch's Hut, head all the way to the bottom-left of the area. The Piece of Heart is waiting for you there. You can also get to it by swimming up from the southern section of Minish Woods. You will need the Flippers for this method, however.

Heart Piece #14

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Location: Mt. Crenel

Conditions: After obtaining the Kinstone Bag.

Fuse Kinstones with Melari in Melari's Mines. The fusion will create a bean stalk at the very top-left of Mt. Crenel. Head there and climb up the bean stalk for eight red Rupees and a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #15

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Location: Castor Wilds

Conditions: After obtaining the Pegasus Boots.

Use your Pegasus Boots to get to the land area at the far west of Castor Wilds. The area is just above the three statues. There is a gravestone there. Push it up and head inside. This is the final swordsman you train with in the game, so remember this location. The Piece of Heart is at the bottom-left of the room.

Heart Piece #16

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Location: Wind Ruins

Conditions: None.

Just left of the entrance to Fortress of Winds, there is a tree stump. Shrink down to Minish size and head left. There is a small vine here, climb down it and then climb down another vine on the far left. There are three spots to climb down there, choose the middle one. There is a cave here, so head inside. Follow the winding path, defeating the flying enemies on your way. At the end of the path, there's a Piece of Heart waiting for you.

Heart Piece #17

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Location: Fortress of Winds

Conditions: None.

When you first enter the dungeon, head through the door at the far right. Climb to the top and shrink down to Minish size. Fall down the two holes to get back to the first floor. Head right through the small hole. Resize and grab the Piece of Heart there.

Heart Piece #18

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Location: Mt. Crenel

Conditions: After obtaining the Mole Mitts.

After climbing the Crenel Wall, head left and down the ladder at the top. Dig through the cave on the left. Dig your way along the left side and a Piece of Heart will be waiting for you at the end.

Heart Piece #19

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: None.

After you complete the Fortress of Winds, head to Hyrule Town. In the center of town, the building with a purple ghost on top is now open. Talk to the man in there and pay 10 Rupees to play the simulation game. He will put you in a dream and you will be forced to defeat a plethora of enemies. After they are all defeated, a chest will appear containing a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #20

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Location: Hyrule Castle Garden

Conditions: After obtaining the Kinstone Bag.

Available after making a Kinstone fusion in Hyrule Town. There is no definite Kinstone fusion for this. You'll just have to fuse with everybody in Hyrule Town until the correct fusion is completed. The pond at the northeast part of the Hyrule Castle Garden will drain. Head down the steps and grab the Piece of Heart that's waiting for you just ahead.

Heart Piece #21

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Location: Hyrule Castle Garden

Conditions: None.

Cut through the bushes at the south-east of Hyrule Castle Garden. There is a hidden ladder here. Climb down it and head up through the doorway. Here lies another Swordsman. Unless you have the Flame Lantern, you cannot train with him yet. However, you can still grab the Piece of Heart that is waiting for you in the south-west of the room.

Heart Piece #22

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Location: Eastern Hills

Conditions: After obtaining the Kinstone Bag.

After completing the Fortress of Winds and obtaining the Ocarina of Wind, head to the far south-west of Eastern Hills. Shrink down as a Minish and go into the house. You will now be able to fuse with the Forest Minish in the house. Do so and it will create a bean stalk just north of your current location. Resize and head to the bean stalk. Climb it for the Piece of Heart, as well as some Mysterious Shells and Rupees.

Heart Piece #23

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Location: Western Wood

Conditions: After obtaining the Ocarina of Wind.

After getting the Ocarina of Wind, use it to fly over to the Wind Crest in Lake Hylia. Shrink down to Minish size and enter the house here. Fuse Kinstones with the Forest Minish here and a tree will open up in Western Wood. Head over to the tree in there and look inside to find a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #24

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Location: Lon Lon Ranch

Conditions: After obtaining the Pegasus Boots.

At the northwest portion of the farm area in Lon Lon Ranch lies a tree. Use your Pegasus Boots to dash into it. This will remove the leaves of the tree and reveal the stump. Use it to shrink down in size and head straight to the right. Keep heading right until you reach a point where you can head up as Minish Link. In this zoomed in area, head all the way north and grab the Piece of Heart that is waiting for you.

Heart Piece #25

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

After you get the Flippers, head back to the fountain where you got the Power Bracelet. The fountain is just south of the two cats that are guarding their territory in northwest Hyrule Town. Once you enter the cave along the fountain in Hyrule Town, simply swim across the river and break the barrels here to get to the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #26

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Location: Castor Wilds

Conditions: After obtaining the Kinstone Bag and the Flippers.

After getting the Flippers and fusing Kinstones with the Minish at the far west house in Minish Village, head to Castor Wilds. Shrink down in size at the north-western stump. Take the new lilypad that was created with the Kinstone fusion at the bottom-left. Head down and to the right until there is a small passage that only Minish Link can go through. Make your way to the far south-east of Castor Wilds. Get in the water and swim to the far right and you will see a Minish Cave. Head inside and up a room using the passage to the right of the center. Move the blocks and defeat enemies to get to the Piece of Heart that's waiting for you.

Heart Piece #27

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Location: Castor Wilds

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

Head to the far north-east corner of Castor Wilds, past the Eyegore. From there, swim to the small island at the far corner. Head into the cave and you will see the Piece of Heart. They trick you a bit with the blocks here, as all of them move towards the heart. However, not all of them will move sideways, allowing you to pass to the piece. Push the top-right block in, as well as the third block from the top. Then push the block in between the two up to create an opening. Now, finally, grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #28

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Location: South Hyrule Field

Conditions: After obtaining the Pegasus Boots and the Flippers.

Head to the far south-west corner of South Hyrule Field. Dash into the tree here to reveal its stump. Shrink down to Minish size and jump in the river to the right. Swim up and right, and enter the Minish-sized hole in the corner. Enter the cave and swim up to get the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #29

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

You have to complete the Cucco game. The final round is the only one that you need the Flippers for. There is a Cucco across the river where the lumberjacks are. You can swim across here and grab it. You can grab the cucco and throw it over the river. Swim back over and then gather this cucco along with the other two to complete the game. Anju will reward you with a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #30

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Location: Minish Woods

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

Shrink down in size using the tree stump just left of Minish Village. Head up, across the water and left, across the bridge. Head up and you will see three Minish-sized tunnels. The middle and right one lead you to some Kinstone pieces. Head into the left and head across the icy path. Be careful of flying enemies as well as enemies falling from the ceiling. Make your way around and grab the Piece of Heart at the end.

Heart Piece #31

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Location: Lake Hylia

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

The Piece of Heart is on a small ledge near in the south of Lake Hylia, just west of Hagen's Cabin. You can swim there and grab your prize.

Heart Piece #32

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Location: Lake Hylia

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

In a tree just south of the Temple of Droplets, there is another swordsman. In his training room, the Piece of Heart is waiting on the left, so grab it.

Heart Piece #33

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Location: Lake Hylia

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

At the north-west part of Lake Hylia, there is a house. Just left of it is a small area of water. Hop in the water and dive in the center of it to get the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #34

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Location: Royal Valley

Conditions: After obtaining the White Sword (Three Elements).

In the graveyard area of Royal Valley the tombstone at the top-left corner can be pushed. Push it up and head into the grave. Split into three using the tiles on the right and push the big block to the left, so you can grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #35

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Location: Veil Falls

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

Once you enter Veil Falls from North Hyrule Field, simply jump in the water and swim to the right a little bit. The Piece of Heart is waiting for you on the ledge here.

Heart Piece #36

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Location: Palace of Winds

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Cape.

In the main room of the Palace of Winds, go to the top-left corner of the 4th floor. Push the blocks to the right and they will fall to the floor below. Use Roc's Cape and jump over the gap here. Head up a screen and up the long hallway. Head up once again and you will be back outside and right next to the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #37

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Cape.

Use Roc's Cape to jump into the town bell near the center of town. A Piece of Heart will fall out, so grab it.

Heart Piece #38

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Location: Lake Hylia

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Cape.

The Piece of Heart is on a platform in the water north-east of the Temple of Droplets, or east of David Jr. (one of the Tingle Siblings). Jump from island to island and grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #39

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Location: Lake Hylia

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Cape, the Mole Mitts, and the Kinstone Bag.

First you must fuse Kinstones the with Minish in the lone hole at the far right of Lake Hylia. This will cause a bean stalk to grow from the ground in an area you can't get to yet. Jump across the islands in Lake Hylia to get to the northern-most island where there is a cave that can be dug into using the Mole Mitts. Dig into the cave and take the right-hand path. Dig your way to the ladder at the top-right. Once outside, head down the other ladder. Continue your way left to find another ladder. Head up the ladder and up the bean stalk. The Piece of Heart is here, along with two chests containing Rupees and Mysterious Shells.

Heart Piece #40

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Location: Lon Lon Ranch

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Cape and the Mole Mitts.

Once again, head into the cave at the top of Lake Hylia by jumping from island to island using Roc's Cape. Once you enter, head left. You can go down or left at the next fork, but you need to head left once again. Continue along the path, digging your way through until you can head down again. Go down and exit the cave. You will be back at Lon Lon Ranch. The Piece of Heart is waiting for you just to your left.

Heart Piece #41

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Location: Veil Falls

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers and the Kinstone Bag.

Fusing with Gale in the Cloud Tops will create a hole in the waterfall at the top of Veil Falls. Jump into the water and swim into the waterfall. The Piece of Heart is waiting for you just ahead.

Heart Piece #42

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Location: Veil Falls

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Cape, the Mole Mitts, and the Kinstone Bag.

Fuse Kinstones with the Minish at the top-right corner of Minish Village. You will have to fuse with him twice to get the correct fusion effect. You have to swim across the water to get to his house. The fusion will open up a platform in Veil Falls, allowing you to dig into a cave. Head there and use your Mole Mitts to dig upwards. The Piece of Heart is directly ahead, so keep digging forwards until you reach it.

Heart Piece #43

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: After obtaining the Four Sword.

At the north-east corner of Hyrule Town, head into the school and shrink down to Minish size. Exit through the hole at the bottom-right. Walk to the area at the top-right corner and it will zoom in to Minish size. Head all the way up, split into four, and push the boulder up. Grab the Piece of Heart here, as well as the four chests containing Kinstone pieces.

Heart Piece #44

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Location: Hyrule Town

Conditions: After collecting enough Mysterious Shells to obtain 130 Figurines.

In the bottom-left of Hyrule Town, there is a the tree where you can turn in your Mysterious Shells. You trade them in for Figurines. If you collect the first 130 figurines, a man will show up left of Mama's Cafe, and north of Swiftblade's School. Talk to him and he will get excited about your complete figurine collection. He will then open up his house just above, so go inside. The Piece of Heart is at the bottom of the room, while three chests holding 100 Rupees each are at the top. You also have access to the music box which contains all the music from the game.

Special Full Heart Container

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Location: Lake Hylia

Conditions: After the Kinstone Bag and the Flippers.

Fuse Kinstones with the Minish at the top-right of Minish Village. You have to fuse with him three times to get the correct fusion effect. Return to normal size and warp to Lake Hylia using the Ocarina of Wind. The fusion should have created a hole at the bottom-left of this platform. Shrink down using the tree stump and drop down into the hole. To make your way across this annoying area, you will need to use the Gust Jar to clear the dust that covers holes. You can use these holes as safety areas from the rolling spikes. Once you've reached the end of this area, climb the stairs. Head into the Minish home on this platform and talk to the Minish. He will be surprised that you found him and give you a full Heart Container! Hooray!