Tonsil Stone

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 is a Key Item in Bloodborne.


Tonsil Stone Usage



Received from the first red lantern NPC (i.e. any NPC speaking from inside a house) you speak to after entering the Forbidden Woods. Provided that the house is still occupied, a different voice will replace the normal NPC and will offer you this item and some vague instructions. After reloading the area the normal NPC dialogue will resume.

  • Red Lantern locations (not exhaustive, just some more convenient examples) :
    • 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.
    • Forbidden Woods - The house on a hill, near the dog cages at the edge of the hamlet.
  • Lanterns with NPCs you have sent away will be unresponsive and so can not offer the stone after the NPC has left their dwelling.


  • Many lantern NPCs become unresponsive after the Blood Moon world change (triggered when you approach Queen Yharnam after killing Rom, the Vacuous Spider) and thus limit where you can receive this stone post-Rom. This is not that important as you will gain access to the Lecture Hall and thus the Nightmare Frontier after killing the One Reborn, which is right after Rom.
    • If you still want to get it, the red lantern in the Forbidden Woods will remain available.
  • The voice speaking during the Tonsil Stone monologue is of Patches the Spider. If you get grabbed by the Amygdala, this will be the NPC you will meet in Lecture Building (1F).


  • 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 and potentially die due to Frenzy.
  • After 40 Insight the Amygdala will be visible even before the Blood Moon.
  • See Patches the Spider for more details




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    • Anonymous

      10 Jan 2021 10:03  

      I killed Rom and struggled a bit to find it.. Got it from a house in the Forbidden Woods near the dog cages near the village with the pitfall trap.

      • Anonymous

        25 Nov 2020 17:54  

        In real life, tonsil stones are formed when debris, such as food, dead cells, and other substances, become trapped on the tonsils. The debris turns hard, forming tonsil stones. Sometimes called tonsil calculi or tonsilloliths, tonsil stones can sometimes irritate the tonsils and the throat. They appear as a white or yellowish hard mass, ranging in size from very small to very large. The largest recorded tonsillolith, at 14.5 centimeters was recorded in 1936.

        People with tonsil stones may not know what they are. Tonsil stones can become a home for bacteria and may have an unpleasant smell.

        • Anonymous

          01 Oct 2020 06:55  

          i am going to settle this once and for all: you can get the stone from ANY npc house at ANY point after entering the forbidden woods, granted that the house was still occupied at the time. a certain "dubious soul" momentarily replaces EVERY npc that resides in a house in order to give you the stone and then leaves after you refresh the area. now stop commenting about which random-ass npc you got it from. somebody needs to fix the damn page to make this information more clear. i'd do it myself but i refuse to make an account on this cesspool of a wiki

          • Anonymous

            08 May 2020 09:53  

            I used the beast grab skip and (without doing anything other openeing the gate (killed no bosses) got the tonsil stone from the Little's girls window?.

            • 28 Mar 2020 22:49  

              I have 20 insight, level 45 have the moon out (killed the cleric beast, witch,vicar Amelia,Father Gasconie ). And I just got the Tosil Stone from the guy in Gasconies daughters window. Normally I get it near the poison cave in the forbidden woods. I wonder where else it pops up.

              • Anonymous

                23 Jan 2020 14:13  

                I got the stone from one of the windows after beating Rom. The young Yharnam girl window to be precise. So this entry seems to be mistaken.

                • Anonymous

                  31 Jul 2019 00:32  

                  on a recent play through have 40 insight, entered forbidden woods, but not beaten rom yet. tried gilberts window, the window in the woods, and the window in lower cathedral. am i bugged?

                  • Anonymous

                    13 May 2019 16:26  

                    I can confirm you don't need to kill Vicar Amelia to get this. Simply entering the Forbidden Woods allowed NPC's to offer me the stone, even if I skipped Vicar Amelia through any method. I'm on the current patch and using a deathcam exploit to access Forbidden Woods early, the NPC that was SUPPOSED to give me my Flamesprayer, instead gave me this after lighting the first lantern in FW while Vicar Amelia is alive.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Mar 2018 08:07  

                      I discovered that you can receive the Tonsil Stone from every door in Yharnam with a red lantern after defeating Amelia.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Jul 2017 13:41  

                        I got one yesterday after killing rom (latecomer to the game it is really fun) there was an NPC that gave me the stone he was in one of the doors on the way to Vicar Amelia I think he was the one that was originally yelling CURSES when you knock.

                        • Anonymous

                          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.


                          • Anonymous

                            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.

                            • Anonymous

                              04 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?

                              • Anonymous

                                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!

                                • 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

                                  • Anonymous

                                    05 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

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