This is my first attempt at any kind of FAQ, I saw that the other Gossip Stone FAQ was missing quite a few stones and I couldn't contact the creator to have him make some updates. This entire document is (C) 2006 Jason Ricker. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. No section of this guide can be used without my permission. This includes, but is not limited to posting on your website, making links to my guide, including parts of my guide in your own, or making reference to any material contained within. All the sites mentioned below have permission to do the above. Please email me at email@example.com to enquire about gaining permission to use this document. - Thanks to Michael Sarich for this Copyright - --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gossip Stones properties: -You can hit them with the Megaton Hammer and they'll flatten out for a few seconds them pop back up and laugh at you. -You can use magic on them and they'll spin around while stretching then laugh at you. -You can use a bomb or bombchu on them and they'll start flashing them shoot off and if there's something above them they'll blow up when they hit it. -And any time during any of this (and before they shoot off) you can hit them and they'll shake then tell you the time. -And most importantly if you put on the mask of truth and talk to them they'll tell you gossip (imagine that). *I've only found their time telling function useful when trying to do the grave digging tour in the graveyard since it is only open from 6 to 9.* You can also talk to the stone bird above the gate at Hyrule Castle and it will tell you the time as well. We still don't know of anything this can be used for other than it's time telling feature. ===== About the time: If you play the sun's song while in a place where time doesn't pass it inverts the time of day (from day to night or night to day) by making it either noon or midnight. However if you play the sun's song in a place where time does pass it inverts the time of day by making it either sunrise or sunset. Gossip Stones and music: -If you play the Song of Storms or the Sun's Song (where time does pass) in front of a Gossip Stone you'll get a fairy spirit that will fill up your life and magic. -If you play Zelda's lulaby, Saria's song, Eponia's song, or the song of time you'll get a regular fairy that fills up just your life. -Nothing happens if you play any of the warp songs or the scarecrow's song in front of them. You can only get one fairy from them each time on the screen, in order to get another you'll have to leave and reenter the area. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ======================================== Outside the Temple of Time ======================================== From left to right: "They say that Malon set the original record in the obstacle course of Lon Lon Ranch." "They say that Malon of Lon Lon Ranch hopes that a knight in shining armor will come and sweep her off her feet someday." "They say that it is against the rules to use glasses at the Treasure Chest Game in Hyrule Castle Town Market." [Use the lens of truth and you can see through the treasure chests.] "They say that Gerudos sometimes come to Hyrule Castle Town Market to look for boyfriends." [Not a clue never seen Gerudos anywhere outside of their fortress and the Spirit Temple.] ======================================== Outside Hyrule Castle ======================================== On the platform just past the climbable vine wall: "They say that if you get close to a butterfly while holding a Deku Stick in your hands, something good will happen." [If you let a butterfly land on a deku stick it will turn into a fairy.] In the corner past the climbable stone wall: "They say that, contrary to her elegant image, Princess Zelda of Hyrule Castle is actually a tomboy!" In the hole next to the tree inside the castle fence (requires song of storms): "They say that you may find something new in dungeons you have already finished." [Go back into the deku tree with bombs and dodongo's cavern as an adult with the scarecrow song to get the gold skulitas.] ======================================== Desert Colossus ======================================== To the left of the entrance to the spirit temple: "They say that the treasure you can earn in the Gerudos Training Ground is not as great as you'd expect, given its difficulty!" [Hey the arrows kill likelikes in one hit and the only thing like shooting a Wolfos in the back with a frozen arrow is using a flaming one.] ======================================== Kakoriko Village ======================================== Outside Shadow Temple warp point, in the Graveyard: "They say that there is a secret near a tree in Kakariko Village." [Bomb near the tree to expose a hole with 2 redeads inside after defeating them you get 200 rupees.] ======================================== Death Mountain Path ======================================== On a ledge on the cliff wall leading up Death Mountain: "They say that Biggoron's Sword is super-sharp and will never break." ======================================== Death Mountain Crater ======================================== From the death mountain entrance run to the right where you'll see a board leading up to another platform, in the corner is a bombable wall with the stone behind it: "They say that Medigoron didn't really think about his own size so his store is really cramped." [It is cramped...he's a huge (m/g)oron and it's small.] ======================================== Goron City ======================================== Inside the stone maze on the top floor: "They say that there is a secret around the entrance to Gerudo Valley." [Referring to a hole exposable by bombing in the middle of a circle of rocks mentioned a little further down.] Next to Medigoron in side his Blacksmith shop: "They say that Ganondorf is not satisfied with ruling only the Gerudo and aims to conquer all of Hyrule!" [Imagine that.] ======================================== Lost Woods ======================================== Next to the deku scrub who sells the stick upgrade below the bridge you cross leading to kokori village: "They say that when non-fairy folk enter the Lost Woods they become monsters." [Note that every group of skull kids has a piece of heart you can get from them...so maybe foreigners in the forest isn't a bad thing...] ======================================== Sacred Forest Meadow ======================================== In the corner near the Minuete of Forest warp point: "They say that it's possible to find a total of 100 Gold Skulltulas throughout Hyrule." On top of the maze walls, stone nearest the middle: "They say that the strange owl, Kaepora Gaebora, may look big and heavy, but its character is rather lighthearted." On top of the maze walls, stone nearest the entrance "They say that the owl named Kaepora Gaebora is the reincarnation of an Ancient Sage." ======================================== Kokiri Forest ======================================== Next to the entrance to the Lost Woods "They say that the small holes in the ground that you can find all over Hyrule make perfect breathing ground for bugs." [All the stones in these holes always say the same thing.] To the left of the Great Deku Tree "They say that the Kokiri are always followed by small fairies." Behind and to the right of the Great Deku Tree (note: the gameshark is NOT required to talk to this stone): "They say that one Kokiri has left the forest, and he is still alive!" [This is talking about Link for the same reason Ruto called Shiek a 'he' so they didn't spoil the rest of the game.] ======================================== Zora's River ======================================== In the shallow water by the waterfall which hides Zora's domain entrance "They say that Princess Zelda's nanny is actually one of the Shekiah, who many thought had died out." Out on the lone platform used to access the near by piece of heart: "They say that there is a man who can always be found running around Hyrule Field." [I wouldn't really call that running, if he doesn't have the bunny hood since you can walk backwards faster.] ======================================== Zora's Domain ======================================== In the shallow water between King Zora and the platform you stand on to talk to it: "They say that players who select HOLD option for Z-Targeting are the real Zelda players!" [I always found this easier than the default setting.] ======================================== Lord Jabu Jabu's Shrine ======================================== In the shallows to the left of Lord Jabujabu against the wall: "They say that there is a secret near the lone tree which is not far from the river in the North-West part of Hyrule field." [Bomb the tree between the river and Lon Lon ranch and there's a piece of heart under water the requires either the iron boots or gold scale to get to.] Next to the entrance to great Fairy Fountain "They say that you can swim faster by continually pressing B." [At least it makes the trip back easier.] ======================================== Gerudo Valley ======================================== To the left of the waterfall "They say that the thief named Nabooru, who haunts this area, is a Gerudo." ======================================== Lake Hylia ======================================== To the left of the entrance from Hyrule Field across the thin land bridge "They say that that there's a secret on the road to Lake Hylia." [Bomb in the middle of the square fenced in area to find a hole with a business scrub who sells a piece of heart for 10 rupees.] In the shallows of the lake at the top right corner of the map, diagonal from the island with the grave with the owl on it: "They say that Ruto, the Zora Princess who is known for her selfish nature, likes a certain boy..." In the shallows of the lake at the top left corner of the map, diagonal from the island where the fire arrows land: "They say that the chicken lady goes to the lake side laboratory to study how to make pocket sized cuccos." ======================================== Dodongo's Cavern ======================================== On the left side wall in the main room "They say that Gerudos worship Ganondorf like a god." ======================================== Hyrule Field ======================================== Inside a hole by Gerudo Valley accessible by bombing in the middle of the circle of rocks: "They say that there is a switch you can only activate by using the spin attack." [I was thinking this was the switch in the spirit barrier that you use bombchus on but the spin won't reach it. In the water temple there's a switch on the other side of a gate but it can be hit with a jump attack...any clues?] In every small hole with a gossip stone, treasure chest, fish, plants with bugs under them, and bee hives in the corners the gossip stones all say the same thing: "They say that the horse Ganondorf rides is a solid black Gerudo stallion." [He's got a black horse...so what. Maybe they ran out of mysterious things to say?] --------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have any interpretations to the Gossip Stones' quotes that I don't have listed, answers to any of the questions I had, or Gossip Stones that I've missed please let me know; along with any general comments. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Well that's it. I'd like to thank mainly email@example.com who, due to absence, semi-forced/inspired me to write this FAQ. Also barryc100588 who tried to hit the switch in the spirit barrier with the spin attack and confirmed that the attack won't reach even with the Biggoron's Sword since my game wasn't there yet. Thanks to onix who reminded me about the stone bird that tells time. And now for the big people, thanks to Nintendo for making the game and for Cjayc for making this site for me to submit my FAQ to. And thank you for reading my FAQ.