Deku Mask

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Deku Mask
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Deku Mask from Majora's Mask 3D
Game(s) Majora's Mask
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Use(s) Turns Link into a Deku Scrub

The Deku Mask is an item in Majora's Mask. It resembles the face of a Deku Scrub.


Location and Uses

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The Deku Mask is one of four Transformation Masks,[1] the other three being the Goron Mask, the Zora Mask, and the Fierce Deity's Mask. When worn, it transforms Link into a Deku Scrub. The mask contains the spirit of the Deku Butler's Son that Link inhabits when donning the mask, granting him new abilities. With the transformation comes the special abilities of that species; including a new fighting style, the ability to hop across water, a bubble attack that uses Magic Power, and the ability to briefly fly by using a Deku Flower.

Link is first transformed into a Deku Scrub after he follows Skull Kid into Termina, who curses him into this image. The curse is lifted and the mask is acquired upon learning the "Song of Healing" from the Happy Mask Salesman.[2] In order to achieve this, Link must first retrieve the Ocarina of Time that was stolen from him by the Skull Kid.[3] The song causes the Deku spirit residing in Link to be encased within a mask, which then falls at his feet.[4] The Happy Mask Salesman then tells Link to keep the mask as a memento.[5] With the mask, Link can freely transform into a Deku Scrub at will.

The Spirit Within the Mask

The Deku Butler and his son

During his travel through the Catacombs, Link runs across a tree bearing resemblance to a Deku Scrub, which Tatl even points out as looking like Link.[6] During the ending credits, the Deku Butler, who lost his son,[7] is seen standing near the tree. It is possible that he was killed by Skull Kid, who then uses his spirit to transform Link.

Non-Canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Deku Mask appears as a costume for Lana in the Majora's Mask DLC pack.


  • 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. "When you wear it, you will transform into the shape you just were." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  2. "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)
  3. "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)
  4. "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)
  5. "I give you this mask in commemoration of this day." — 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)
Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan デクナッツの仮面 (Dekunattsu no Kamen) Dekunuts Mask
Spanish Spain Máscara Deku Deku Mask
French France Masque Mojo Mojo Mask
German Germany Deku-Schale Deku Shell
Italian Italy Maschera Deku (MM3D) Deku mask
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 MaskTroupe 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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