Stone of Agony

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Stone of Agony
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Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Use(s) Sense nearby Secret Grottoes
Comparable Item(s) Lens of Truth
Mask of Truth

The Stone of Agony, or Shard of Agony in Ocarina of Time 3D, is an item in Ocarina of Time. It is a companion relic to the Lens of Truth.[1]

Location and Uses

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The Stone of Agony can be obtained as a reward from one of the cursed children of the House of Skulltula in Kakariko Village after destroying 20 Gold Skulltulas. Once obtained, the Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak will vibrate when close to a Secret Grotto. The Stone of Agony is also present in the Wii Virtual Console release of Ocarina of Time. However, since the Wii Classic Controller does not support rumble functionality, the item serves no purpose whatsoever. In Master Quest, the Stone of Agony will also cause the controller to rumble when close to a hidden Treasure Chest while in the Spirit Temple.[verification needed]

Although the Stone of Agony does not appear in Majora's Mask, the controller still vibrates when Link is close to a Secret Grotto or hidden Treasure Chest. In Majora's Mask 3D, this feature is absent entirely. However, the Mask of Truth can be worn to visually reveal the location of Secret Grottoes.

Shard of Agony

Shard of Agony sprite from Ocarina of Time 3D

In Ocarina of Time 3D, the Stone of Agony is replaced by the Shard of Agony. Due to the lack of a rumble feature on the Nintendo 3DS console, the Shard of Agony instead releases an audible pinging accompanied by a flashing icon of the item itself in the top-left corner of the screen.[2]



  1. "The Stone of Agony is the companion relic to the Lens of Truth. While the Lens allows its owner to see what normal eyes can not, the Stone lets its owner feel a powerful trembling when something strange is near. It vibrates whenever it passes near hidden treasure or a secret grotto." — Nintendo, The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia,
  2. "The Shard of Agony will serve the same function as the Stone of Agony, but will use visual and audio cues to guide players to the game’s hidden secrets. When a player is close to a secret, a small pinging sound will be emitted from the console, and a small icon of the Shard of Agony will flash in the top-left corner of the screen." — Pani, Ocarina of Time 3D Introduces the Shard of Agony, Zelda Universe, published May 19, 2011, retrieved May 19, 2011.
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan もだえ石 (Modae Ishi) (OoT)
ひびき石 (Hibiki Ishi) (OoT3D)
Anguish Stone
Sound Stone
Spanish Spain Piedra de Agonía
Piedra de Sufrimiento
Stone of Agony
Stone of Suffering
Latin America Piedra de la Agonía (OoT3D) Stone of Agony
French France Pierre de Souffrance Stone of Suffering
Canada Fragment de souffrance (OoT3D) Fragment of suffering
German Germany Stein des Wissens Stone of Knowledge
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 响音石 (Xiǎngyīn Shí) Stone of Ringing