When there is a blood moon in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fallen enemies are resurrected. Are there any that don't?


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All enemies return after a blood moon except for:

  • Enemies inside Divine Beasts. This includes the unnamed Divine Beast in the Final Trial as part of the EX Champions' Ballad DLC.
  • Sentries. These are the enemies on Death Mountain that appear in the quest to get inside Divine Beast Vah Rudiana.
  • Master Kohga.

Lynels and Mini-bosses respawn. Mini-bosses include the Hinoxes, Taluses, Moldugas, and the EX Champions' Ballad DLC mini-bosses (Igneo Talus Titan and Molduking).


Yes. All enemies in the game that you've defeated come back. Bosses are the likely exception (I haven't checked yet).

This is a change to the Zelda franchise as previously enemies would respawn in you switched areas. Now, the only time they respawn is the Blood Moon.

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    In other words, this is present so that respawning enemies have an actual story explanation.
    – Powerlord
    Mar 5, 2017 at 3:53
  • Can we get an update if overworld bosses are included?
    – Fredy31
    Mar 23, 2017 at 15:57
  • @Fredy31 I know enemies like the Stone Talus guys are included, if you consider those overworld bosses.
    – Powerlord
    Mar 23, 2017 at 18:08
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    @Fredy31 Overworld bosses (I'm assuming you're talking about Hinox, Lynel, Guardians, etc.) do respawn during the blood moon. The only enemies I've not seen respawn are the enemies inside the Divine Beasts after you free them. Source: personal experience.
    – Cody
    Mar 23, 2017 at 21:34
  • @Cody you cannot return to a Divine Beast after freeing it, so the point is moot.
    – OrangeDog
    Jun 11, 2019 at 11:09

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