Stone Elevator

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Stone Elevator
3d Model of a Stone Elevator from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.
A Stone Elevator in the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
Latest appearance Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda (2021)
Variant of Thwomp

A Stone Elevator[1] is a type of Thwomp that appear in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. They are rectangular platforms that show a face and drop by applying weight onto them, and they do not hurt Link upon touching them. They are mainly found in the side-scrolling dungeons in these games, and often part of puzzles to clear. In Link's Awakening, a Stone Elevator only appears near the end of Bottle Grotto, where Link must carry a jar onto one to push it down. A larger Stone Elevator also makes an appearance in Four Swords Adventures, particularly in The Mountain Path. It slightly resembles the one in Link's Awakening, but has a light gray body and a slightly different facial expression resembling a Super Mario series Thwomp. It is also much larger via sprite distortion, requiring the four Links to stand on it together to move it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オシン
Portmanteau of「圧し」(oshi, weight) and possibly「ドッスン」(Dossun, Thwomp)
Italian Roccia Ascensore[2] Rock Elevator


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda – Link's Awakening Player's Guide. Page 101.
  2. ^ Enciclopedia di Hyrule; pag. 207

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