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Triforce Shard

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Triforce Shard
Triforce Shard 1 TWW artwork.png
The first Triforce Shard in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
First appearance The Legend of Zelda
Latest appearance Ultimate NES Remix
Location(s) Labyrinths (The Legend of Zelda)
Various (The Wind Waker)

Triforce Shards, also known as Triforce fragments, are units broken off from a piece of the Triforce. They appear in two main series titles, The Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and two spinoff titles: Zelda and The Legend of Zelda Game Watch. In all of their appearances, Triforce Shards are the result of a piece of the Triforce being broken into eight units and scattered in various locations away to hide it from Ganon.


The Legend of Zelda[edit]

Prior to the events of The Legend of Zelda, Ganon had stolen the Triforce of Power. Princess Zelda feared he would also steal the Triforce of Wisdom, so she split it into eight pieces and hid one in each level. During the game, Link goes on a journey to recover the eight Triforce fragments to reassemble the Triforce of Wisdom.

Each Triforce fragment is located at the end of a labyrinth, and Link can obtain it after he defeats the level's boss. Upon obtaining a Triforce fragment, all of Link's hearts are restored, and he is returned back to the level entrance.

After obtaining all eight Triforce fragments, the old man in Spectacle Rock allows Link to enter Death Mountain in a final battle against Ganon.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker[edit]

Link obtains the Triforce Shard of Stone Watcher Island in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Long ago, prior to the events of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, both the Triforce of Wisdom and the Triforce of Courage were separated. Unlike the first game, the Triforce of Wisdom was only divided into two shards, one of which is held by Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule and the other is held by Tetra (Princess Zelda), and was passed from generation to the next in her family.

The King of Red Lions first mentions the Triforce Shards to Link after he completes the Tower of the Gods. He explains that the Triforce of Courage was divided into eight pieces when the Hero of Time left Hyrule. This caused the Triforce of Courage to split into eight fragments, which were scattered across the land.

After Link completes the Wind Temple, which is when the Master Sword regains its power, the King of Red Lions instructs Link to recover the Triforce Shards. He must do so in order to re-enter Hyrule Castle. To find the location of each Triforce Shard, Link must first obtain the respective Triforce Chart and have Tingle decipher its location; this is done on both the Triforce Chart and the IN-credible Chart. When the chart is deciphered, Link can find a gold beam of light in the Great Sea where the Triforce Shard is located. From there, Link can use the Grappling Hook to salvage a Treasure Chest containing the Triforce Shard.

When Link recovers all eight shards, the pieces combine and form the Triforce of Courage. He can then return down into Hyrule Castle.


In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, all of the Triforce Shards can be found in the Great Sea, near an island. Like the Triforce Charts, the Triforce Shards can be obtained in any order.

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, five of the Triforce Charts were replaced with the locations of the Triforce Shards themselves. The shards at Greatfish Isle, Stone Watcher Island, and Cliff Plateau Isles still require the use of the Triforce Charts.

Sprite No. Nearby island
Triforce Shard 1 TWW icon.png 1 D2 - Greatfish Isle
Triforce Shard 2 TWW icon.png 2 A4 - Gale Isle
Triforce Shard 3 TWW icon.png 3 E3 - Stone Watcher Island
Triforce Shard 4 TWW icon.png 4 G2 - Outset Island
Triforce Shard 5 TWW icon.png 5 F7 - Cliff Plateau Isles
Triforce Shard 6 TWW icon.png 6 E4 - Southern Triangle Island
Triforce Shard 7 TWW icon.png 7 A6 - Seven-Star Isles
Triforce Shard 8 TWW icon.png 8 G4 - Two-Eye Reef



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トライフォース
Toraifōsu no kakera
Triforce (Zelda no Densetsu)

Triforce fragment (Takt of Wind)