There are 44 Heart pieces to collect in The Minish Cap. For every four you collect, another heart is added to your health meter, so its worth getting every last one! There’s even a full container secreted away for those persistant in Kinstone fusion.
Where: Island Mushroom House
How to get it: Head to the Minish Village and travel to the island house in the upper-right area of the town. You can do two Kinstone fusions with the Minish who lives there. The second fusion will cause a Minish Hole to appear near the Wind Crest in Lake Hylia. Enter the hole and traverse the cave to find a Mushroom House that is otherwise inaccessible. Enter the house and receive a full Heart Container.
Where: Swiftblade I’s Dojo
How to get it: Clear out the shrubbery in the southeast to reveal a shrine thing. Move this out of the way to reveal the entrance to the Dojo of Swiftblade I. Having anticipated your arrival, he left a Heart Piece waiting for you.
Where: Northeast Corner
How to get it: Swim to the cave in the northeast corner and enter. Simply push the blocks out of the way to obtain this Heart Piece.
Where: Southeast Minish Cave
How to get it: After a Green Kinstone fusion, a lilly pad will appear near the Minish Portal. Ride this to the southern shore and follow what few paths you have available to reach a cave. Overcome the challenges within to receive this Piece of Heart.
Where: Tracks over Lava
How to get it: Proceede as normal until you reach the room with the overturned mine cart. Follow the tracks across the lava, then bomb the southern wall where the pots are. Head through the newly created door to aquire this Heart Piece.
Where: South of the Madderpillar
How to get it: After defeating the Madderpillar, take the southern exit to reach this Heart Piece.
Where: East of the Madderpillar
How to get it: After defeating the Madderpillar, take the eastern exit and use the Gust Jar on the dust. You’ll uncover several switches in the process, one of which will activate this dungeon’s Blue Portal. This portal just so happens to lead to the Heart Piece.
How to get it: Head southwest and then shrink yourself down using the stump. Enter the nearby mushroom house and fuse Kinstones with the Minish inside. This will cause a beanstalk to sprout nearby. Climb up to receive this Heart Piece.
Where: 1st Floor
How to get it: This can be found in the far Eastern room after you enter the dungeon. However, you can’t just waltz in a grab this. Proceede through the dungeon until you get to a room with two Armos and some flying skulls, as well as a gaping hole in the middle of the floor. Shrink to Minish Size a couple rooms away, then return here and drop down the hole. Enter the door to the right to reach the Heart Piece.
Where: Southeast Bushes
How to get it: Once the guards vacated the eastern portion of the garden, find the large cluster of bushes in the southern corner. Hack away to reveal a ladder, which leads to this Heart Piece.
Where: Drained Fountain
How to get it: There’s a random Red Kinstone Fusion that will result in draining the eastern fountain in the Garden. Climb down the newly revealed staircase for this Heart Piece.
How to get it: Enter Romeo’s house and use the Cane of Pacci to flip over the pot. Then shrink yourself down and exit the house through the Minish hole in the wall. Now just climb the vine and walk to the back of the Hotel, using the flower-marked rear entrance.
Where: Simon’s Simulations
How to get it: Enter Simon’s and take the challenge. Your first victory is rewarded with a Piece of Heart.
How to get it: Enter the Minish-sized hole on the fountain. Once inside, swim across the stream to reach this Piece of Heart.
Where: Cucco Minigame
How to get it: Complete all rounds of Anju’s cucco hunting challenge and she’ll reward you with a Heart Piece. Note that the later rounds are far easier with the Pegasus Boots, and the final round is pretty much impossible without the flippers.
Where: Town Bell
How to get it: Use the Roc’s Cape to jump into the large bell in the center of town. Once you ring it, you’ll loose a Heart Piece.
Where: School Playground
How to get it: Shrink yourself whilst inside the school, then exit into the play yard. Enter the Minish Path and follow that to it’s end. Split yourself into 4 to move the block and claim this Piece of Heart.
How to get it: Once you collect all 130 figurines, talk to the man sitting outside the Cafe. He’ll be so impressed that he’ll give you access to his house, which so happens to contain a Heart Piece.
Where: Stockwell’s House
How to get it: Near the home of the shopkeeper is a small pool of water. Enter said pool and dive underwater to find this Heart Piece.
Where: Mayor Hagen’s Cabin
How to get it: There’s a small island near the Mayor’s cabin that contain’s naught but this Heart Piece.
Where: Waveblade’s Dojo
How to get it: This Piece of Heart can be found cleverly conceiled in plain sight within this dojo-in-a-tree.
Where: Small Island
How to get it: Climb down the ladder near Stockwell’s House and jump from island to island until you reach this Heart Piece.
How to get it: Head to Mayor Hagen’s cabin and shrink yourself down, then swim straight up until you spot a vine to your right. Climb up the vine and drop into the Minish Hole. Fuse Kinstone’s with the Minish within to make a beanstalk grow. Now, return to normal size and travel to Stockwell’s house. Climb down the nearby ladder and then jump right and up across the small islands to reach dry land. Use the Mole Mitts to enter the cave, then continue right and up to reach the exit leading to the beanstalk. All you need to do then is climb up and claim your Heart Piece.
Where: On the Farm
How to get it: Use the Dash Attack on the tree near the house to reveal a transformation stump. Shrink yourself down and enter the nearby Minish Path. At the end will be this Piece of Heart.
Where: Isolated Northeast Island
How to get it: First head to Stockwell’s house in the Lake Hylia district. Climb down the ladder and jump east and then north across the small island. Once you reach land, use your Mole Mitts on the nearby cave and follow it the left to find the appropriate exit. You’ll emerge in Lon Lon Ranch with a Heart Piece handily placed nearby.
Where: Outside Deepwood Shrine
How to get it: This sits right outside the entrance to the Shrine. Just approach whilst normally sized to pick this up.
Where: Southwestern area
How to get it: In the southwestern part of the woods is an area with three Minish-sized caves blocked by some water. Swim across and enter the one on the far left. Simply navigate the cave to find this Heart Piece.
Where: Southwest of Syrup’s Hut
How to get it: You’ll spot this Piece when you first enter the Woods, taunting you from the far bank of a tiny patch of water. You can wait until you aquire the Flippers to nab this one, or simply head to the Southwest when you find yourself on the way to visit Syrup.
Where: Near Bomb-giving Minish
How to get it: Once you obtain the flippers, travel to the hut of the Minish that gave you your first Bomb Bag. While Minish-sized, head north and swim to the three caves. Enter the cave to the left and proceede to this Heart Piece.
Where: Southwest corner
How to get it: There’s a landbridge in the northwest area of Mount Crenel Base that seemingly leads to a deadend. But, if you cunningly place a bomb between the two trees you’ll uncover a cave leading to this Heart Piece.
Where: Bottom of the Crenel Wall
How to get it: Along the western edge is a sign pointing upward to the Crenel Wall. To the right of that are some jagged rocks. Place a bomb in the suspicious gap to find this Heart Piece.
Where: Grayblade’s Dojo
How to get it: Once your sword is infused with two elements, head to Grayblade’s Dojo. Split apart to activate the switches and enter the Dojo proper to find this Heart Piece sitting conspicuously on the floor.
Where: Near the Crenel Hermit
How to get it: Use the Mole Mitts to dig through the wall near the Hermit’s Cave. Inside you shall find this Heart Piece.
Where: Mount Crenel’s Sunny Peak
How to get it: After fusing Kinstones with Melari, a beanstalk will sprout atop Mount Crenel. Now just claim the prizes at the stalk’s summit to increase your life capacity.
Where: Near Royal Valley
How to get it: Bomb the rock located near the sign for the Royal Valley. Now just climb down the ladder and nab this Piece of Heart.
Where: Fourth Floor
How to get it: From the room where you got the map on the Third Floor, head left and then down. Take the stairs up to the Fourth Floor, then head to the top-left of the room. Push the blocks into the pit, then jump over the gap and enter the door. All you have to do now is follow that path to the Heart Piece.
How to get it: Move the upper-left tombstone and enter the crypt below. Once you move the gigantic block, this Heart Piece is all yours.
Where: Watery Minish Cave
How to get it: Dashing into a tree in the southwestern corner will reveal a Minish Stump. Shrink, then swim upstream, salmon-like, to reach a cave. Rather than spawning, enter the cave and claim this Heart Piece for your own.
Where: Southeast Cave-tree
How to get it: This cave-tree opens up as a result of your first Kinstone Fusion with the Hurdy-Gurdy Man. This is also the first Kinstone Fusion ever and you’re forced into it, so just remember to visit the newly opened Cave-tree.
Where: Area just north of Lon Lon Ranch
How to get it: Use the Cane of Pacci on the hole in the northwest area of the Ranch. Spring up to the ledge and head north to reach the Veil Falls area. Now just climb down the ladder and follow the path to the Heart Piece.
Where: Near North Hyrule Field
How to get it: When you enter Veil Falls from North Hyrule Field, this should be plainly visible across the water. Once you get the flippers, just swim on over thar and pick this up.
Where: Cave Behind the Falls
How to get it: Travel to the Cloud Tops and find Gale. She’s stranded amongst the clouds when you first travel there, though you can also find her in the Tower once you’ve cleared the Tower of Winds dungeon. Fuse Kinstones with her to make a cave appear behind the Veil Falls. Inside the cave is this Piece of Heart.
Where: Cave by the Water
How to get it: Head to the Minish Village and travel to the island house in the upper-right area of the town. You can do two Kinstone fusions with the Minish who lives there. The first fusion creates a patch of land in front of a cave in the Veil Falls area. Travel there and enter for this Heart Piece.
Where: Near Castor Wilds Entrance
How to get it: Warp to the Wind Crest at Lake Hylia. Shrink down and enter the Minish House nearby. Fuse Kinstones with the resident to open up a Cave-tree in the Western Woods. Inside will be a Heart Piece.
Where: Second Stump
How to get it: The second stump in this area lies near a rock maze littered with Ropes. Shrink down, then backtrack toward the entrance until you find a wall with three vines. Climb down the middle one and enter the cave for this Heart Piece.