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Keaton Mask
Artwork of the Keaton Mask
Artwork of the Keaton Mask
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Cost(s) Purchasing from The Happy Mask Shop (OoT)
Going to Man from the Curiosity Shop in Kafei's hideout, after delivering the Letter to Kafei (MM)
Use(s) Attracts Keatons

The Keaton Mask is an item found in both Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. The mask's appearance may be a reference to a Pikachu, as well as Keatons looking reminiscent of a Kitsune.


Appearances, Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Keaton Mask is the first mask Link obtains in the Mask Trading Sequence. After showing Zelda's Letter to the guard standing outside of the gate to Death Mountain in Kakariko Village, he asks if you have been to the Happy Mask Shop because his son wanted one, but he is too busy guarding the gate to go buy it.[1][2] After showing the mask to him, it can be sold for 15 Rupees, giving Link a 5 rupee revenue.

The Keaton character is renowned throughout Hyrule as a particularly popular figure, predominately amongst children.[3][4][5] However most reactions from adults are of nostalgia, confusion or admiration.[6][7][8] Goron or Zora interactions result in a simple one-line stock answer,[9][10] with the exception of important characters such as King Zora, Darunia and Princess Ruto.[11][12][13]

Majora's Mask

See also: Reuniting Kafei and Anju

In Majora's Mask, the mask can be used to summon a Keaton. Link must stand in any ring of moving bushes, cut one of the bushes down, then stand there until a Keaton appears. He will ask Link five general knowledge questions about the game, each with three choices. There are a total of thirty questions that could possibly be asked. If Link does not answer the questions correctly, he can try again, but the Keaton can only be summoned once every three-day period [14] If he gets them all correct, the young hero will be awarded with a Piece of Heart.[15]

The Keaton Mask Link receives in Majora's Mask was given to Kafei when he was little by the Man from the Curiosity Shop.[16]

Kafei wears the mask to keep his identity hidden from the residents of Clock Town. The Keaton Mask is obtained by going to Man from the Curiosity Shop in Kafei's hideout, after delivering the Letter to Kafei. It is well hidden, requiring Link to go to Kafei's hideout at 1:00 in the afternoon on the Final Day.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Keaton's Mask appears in a cameo among Carlov's sculptures in the Nintendo Gallery. It can be seen with along with the Bunny Hood, Goron Mask, and the All-Night Mask behind the counter hanging on the wall.


  • The Keaton Mask shows resemblance to the face of Con from the Kirby series.
  • On the second row of the Mask Subscreen, the Keaton Mask (Fox), the Bremen Mask (Falco), the Bunny Hood (Peppy), Don Gero's Mask (Slippy), and the Mask of Scents (Pigma) are said to represent Starfox characters, implying that Nintendo created the appearance of these masks (save for the Keaton Mask and Bunny Hood, both of which appeared in Ocarina of Time) with the sole purpose of hiding an Easter egg in the game itself.
  • In early versions of Ocarina of Time, the Keaton Mask was erroneously named the "Keatan Mask" in the item screen.



  1. "Have you been to the Happy Mask Shop that just opened in the Hyrule Castle Town Market? Everyone is talking about it! My little boy pesters me for a popular mask, but I don't have time to go there...So, could you go and get the mask for me next time you are in the Market? If you don't feel like it, that's OK, but...Well, I have no choice, this is my job...sigh..." — Death Mountain Trail Guard (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "Hey! It's a Keaton Mask!! I asked my daddy to get me one, too!" — Graveyard Boy (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Keaton stuff is hot, hot, hot!" — Happy Mask Salesmen (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Oh wow! It's Keaton! Hi, Keaton!" — Market Girl (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Oh, I know that character! It's Keaton! He's very hot in Hyrule Castle Town right now!" — Malon (Ocarina of Time)
  6. " nostalgic! That reminds me of when I was a little kid." — Hylian Woman (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "YEEEAH! What's your problem?!" — Elderly Woman (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "Awww... That's so cute! Could you tell me where you found it?" — Elderly Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
  9. "Hrrrrm...I don't know what to say." — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  10. "What do you want?" — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  11. "Are you trying to make me laugh? Well, that's not that funny..." — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
  12. "Ho ho ho! You are such silly creatures!" — King Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  13. "You're a funny guy!" — Princess Ruto (Ocarina of Time)
  14. "Answer me this... Pick one of the three choices..." — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
  15. "Hee-hee-ho! Good! Very good! Take this prize!" — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
  16. "All it took was one glance at that Keaton Mask he was carrying for me to realize that I was looking at my old friend. I gave him that mask a long time ago when he was just li'l Kafei. Didn't know he kept it that well for so long..." — Man from Curiosity Shop (Majora's Mask)

Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan キータンのお面 (Kītan no Otsura) Keaton Mask
Spanish Spain Careta Keaton Keaton Mask
Latin America Máscara Keaton (OoT3D)
French France Masque du Renard Fox Mask
Canada Masque Keaton Keaton Mask
German Germany Fuchs-Maske
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 奇坦面具 (Qítǎn Miànjù) Keaton 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 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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