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Tonsil Stone is a Key Item in Bloodborne.

tonsil_stone.jpg "A latticed, deformed rock, or perhaps a meteorite.

Appears useless, but possesses some odd gravitational force that prevents its riddance. A dubious soul once said:

"Step lightly round to the right of the great cathedral, and seek an ancient, shrouded church... The gift of the godhead will grant you strength..." "

 

Tonsil Stone Usage

 

Location

Available in the Forbidden Woods - The man in a house at the edge of the hamlet. on a hill, near the dog cages. This NPC will give you the Tonsil Stone even after having killed Rom, The Vacuous Spider.
Available from any red lantern NPCs after killing Vicar Amelia and entering the Forbidden Woods. The same voice will greet you at these doors, offering the stone and the same dialogue. You will not be able to obtain the Tonsil Stone from these NPCs after having killed Rom, The Vacuous Spider which means the Forbidden Woods NPC will be your only option.

  • Lantern locations:
    • Central Yarnham - Gilbert is available right at the first lightpost. Before the large bonfire is a red lantern door near a wagon. After taking the first railing skip there is a small fountain with a red lantern and door.
    • Cathedral Ward - Instead of going left to Hemwick, go right. In the area with the hunter encounter you will find two red lanterns that may provide the stone.
    • Hemwick Charnel Lane - House between first lightpost and elevator.
  • Lanterns with NPCs you sent away will not offer the stone

 

Notes

*You Cannot use this if you have already done the nightmare bosses.
*The voice speaking during the Tonsil Stone monologue is of Patches the Spider. If you get grabbed by Amygdala, this will be the NPC you will meet in Lecture Building (1F).

 

 

Trivia

  • Tonsil translates to "Amygdale" in French, in Spanish it is "Amigdala" and in Greek it is "αμυγδαλα" (amygdala).
  • You won't lose your blood echoes when grabbed by Amygdala, however if you get grabbed by Amygdala again for the next time, you will lose health or potentially die due to Frenzy.
  • After 40 Insight the Amygdala will be visible
  • See Patches the Spider for more details

 




    • 02 Feb 2017 23:40  

      Oh man, I have tonsil stones; they *****ing suck. Smell awful and big ones make me feel like I'm choking on something until I hack them up.

      BB is triggering my throat anxiety, FROMSoft plz nerf.

      /s

      • 14 Nov 2016 22:12  

        The skeptical man just gave me the tonsil stone after having killed vicar amelia, the witches of hemwick and entering the forbidden woods, all in that order.
        Now i cant seem to get him to say anything else so i can't direct him to a safe place.

        • Different location04 Oct 2016 12:38  

          I have just entered the nightmare frontier and decided to go back to central Yharnam for some Blood Vials and this NPC is in the window where Gascoigne's daughter would have been. Why is this?

          • Have Tonsil Stone but no Lecture building! HELP!12 Aug 2016 09:48  

            I got the tonsil stone after killing vicar amelia but i go to the side of the cathedral and when the Amygdala grabs me it just frenzies me and put me back to the floor! HELP!

            • level trigger?08 Jul 2016 02:16  

              i just started but echos gliched my way to level 205, door in central yharnam after dropping down after first light and enemy on the main street gave me the tonsil stone

              • Killing Patches prevents collecting the stone?05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                In NG+ I forgot to pick up the stone before killing Rom and then Patches. Now when I go to the Forbidden Ws I get the talk option pop up but no dialogue starts and however many times I press X I don't get given the stone.

                • Trigger05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                  I just spent about 45 mins confirming the trigger for tonsil stones being offered at the red lanterns. There may be other triggers and other ways to access the item. <br/>But I confirmed that any previously occupied red lantern door/window changed to patches as soon as i lit the forbidden forest lightpost.

                  • got it from the skeptical man05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                    This page says you cannot get it from the skeptical man and I just did. I haven't killed Rom yet, but I somehow exhausted his dialogue without telling him to go anywhere. Now he gave me the stone from his residence when I went to revisit

                    • Got it in Yharnam05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                      I got this item simply by strolling around in Yharnam trying to collect more blood vials. I went to the coughing guy's window and noticed that he was talking in a clearer voice. After that most Windows and Doors NPC had the same text/voice for the entire playtime. I believe this happened after I killed the blood starving Beast and later got caught by a Stalker. -Q91

                      • Patches trigger if anyone is still wondering.05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                        I got him to show up early in a NG+ by simply going to the forbidden woods early with the glitch. Simply ran to forbidden woods and ran back to yharnam. If you killed anything before going there everything will have re-spawned and patches will be in the houses. Just retried it in a new game and it worked again.

                        • I don't think this makes the lesser Amygdala visible05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                          I have the tonsil stone, have not reached 40 insight or beaten Rom, and cannot see the lesser Amygdala which is on the outer wall of Oedon Chapel. Got the stone from an NPC in Forbidden Woods near the poison cave, if it matters.

                          • Not only found in the woods05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                            Tonsil stone is given in more places than the Woods. I was just headed there to get the stone, but decided to talk to the NPC in the window by the Central Yharnam light and it ended up being a different NPC than usual and he gave me the stone. It might be that as long as you've reached a certain point in the game then any Red Light NPC will give you the stone.

                            • After Rom05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                              I was able to obtain the tonsil stone from the window of the Young Yharnam Girl after killing Rom, The Vacuous Spider, despite this wiki saying it's not possible.

                              • Name05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                                I believe it refers to the cerebellar tonsil, a part of the brain located next to the amygdala (which I might add, is the title of the enemy which is related to it).

                                • Tonsil stone.05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                                  I managed to get this in the Cathedral Ward, after I killed Amelia. I had put on the Black Church attire and spoke to a guy at the window, down the alleyway where there are the four lanterns. At the starting lantern, turn left and go though the door and go right and up the step, right and then turn left at the grave yard.

                                  • Trigger05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                                    Easiest way to get tonsil stone is to beat vicar. then go to forbidden woods. you do not need to light the bonfire there. Go back into cathedral ward and talk to any of the red lanterns along the foggy street. Patches replaces all door that give responses. only doors he doesn't replace are those already with no response.(like the arrianna if she moved already) <br/>Just did this in game. still dont have forbidden forest lamp lit.

                                    • Trigger doesn't seem to involve Vicar Amelia05 Jul 2016 08:36  

                                      In my playthrough, I beat Blood-Starved Beast and then did the skip into Forbidden Woods. This caused the NPCs to change and give me the stone, even though I have yet to beat Vicar Amelia. I'll try on another file to confirm if it's just entering Forbidden Woods or if there are other requirements.

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