Deku Mask

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Deku Mask
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Game(s) Majora's Mask
Use(s) Turns Link into a Deku Scrub
(See Deku Link)

The Deku Mask is the first transformation mask acquired in Majora's Mask.




Link acquires this mask upon learning the Song of Healing from the Happy Mask Salesman.[1] In order to do this, Link must first retrieve the item that was stolen from him by the Skull Kid.[2] The song causes the Deku spirit residing in Link to be encased within a mask, which then falls at his feet.[3] The Happy Mask Salesman then tells Link to keep the mask as a memento.[4]


The Deku Mask is one of several masks that contains the spirit of another being; in this case, a Deku Scrub. Wearing the mask will cause Link to take on the form of the Deku Scrub, and gain new abilities.

This mask is one of four Transformation Masks in the game,[5] the other three being the Goron Mask, the Zora Mask, and the Fierce Deity's Mask.

The Spirit Within the Mask

During his travels through the inner Clock Tower, Link will run across a tree bearing a resemblance to a Deku Scrub, which Tatl even points out as looking like Link.[6] During the ending credits cutscene, the Deku Butler (who lost his son[7]) is seen standing near the tree, implying that the tree is his son, most likely killed by Skull Kid, who then used that spirit to transform Link. In the Majora's Mask manga, it is said that the Butler's son looked exactly like Deku Link, and we find out that the Deku Princess was in love with him.


  • In January 2001, Nintendo Power held a contest where the winners of the second prize would receive a copy of Majora's Mask and one of five ceramic replicas of the masks used in the game. These include the Deku and Zora Masks.



  1. "Then listen to me. Please play this song that I am about to perform, and remember it well... This is a melody that heals evil magic and troubled spirits, turning them into masks." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  2. "Wait! That's it! Your instrument!!! The mask salesman said that if you got back the precious thing that was stolen from you, he could return you to normal! Did you completely forget or what?" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Fear not, for the magic has been sealed inside the mask. When you wear it, you will transform into the shape you just were. When you remove it, you will return to normal." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  4. "I give you this mask in commemoration of this day." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  5. "When you wear it, you will transform into the shape you just were." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  6. "It's strange, but the way you look right now sort of looks like this tree..." — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Actually, when I see you, I am reminded of my son who left home long ago..." — Deku Butler (Majora's Mask)

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan デクナッツの仮面 Dekunuts Mask
Spanish Spain Máscara Deku Deku Mask
French France Masque Mojo Mojo Mask
German Germany Deku-Schale Deku Shell
Masks in Majora's Mask
Postman's HatAll-Night MaskBlast MaskStone MaskGreat Fairy MaskDeku MaskKeaton MaskBremen MaskBunny HoodDon Gero's MaskMask of ScentsGoron MaskRomani's MaskCircus Leader's MaskKafei's MaskCouple's MaskMask of TruthZora MaskKamaro's MaskGibdo MaskGaro's MaskCaptain's HatGiant's MaskFierce Deity's MaskMaskMM Masks.png

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