Questions tagged [zelda-breath-of-the-wild]

A 2017 action adventure game that takes place in the Zelda Universe. Developed and published by Nintendo, it is available on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Use this tag for either version of the game.

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How can I find ancient cores in Breath of the Wild?

I'm saving up for some primo ancient Armor, and need a ton of ancient gears, shafts, and cores to get it. It seems like the gears and shafts are fairly regular drops, and sometimes can be found in ...
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How Many Endings Does Breath of the Wild Have?

Players have taken many different paths on their way to defeating the game's final boss. Are there different endings that reflect your choices throughout the game? I've heard of "secret" endings, an ...
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How are horses' stats generated?

Are horses in Zelda in an area the same for all players or are they randomly generated? If it's random, do horses around the area change their stats when you reload a save?
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How many dead horses will the Horse God, Malanya, remember?

After paying to unlock Malanya, the Horse God, you can revive horses that you had boarded that have reached a state of no longer living. Is there some kind of limit on how many horses are available ...
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What is a good strategy for catching horses?

What are some good methods of catching horses in Breath of the Wild? I've found using apples to bait them towards me while hiding in bushes to work well, but sneaking up behind them takes a ...
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Is a 20 strength weapon with a special ability of +10 attack the same as a 30 strength weapon in Breath of the Wild?

Recently, some items I've found now seem to randomly have special abilities, like +10 strength, or enhanced durability. When the bonus is a boost to what seems to be the same as the item's core ...
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What do the different monster parts do when making potions in Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild? [duplicate]

I've read a bunch of different semi-helpful blog posts about cooking and materials in Breath of the Wild, but most of them gloss over the details about what monster parts actually do, and just say to ...
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What situations trigger the Master Sword's special power?

The master sword glows and does double damage in certain situations, but I'm not clear on what situations trigger it - it sounded like anything "calamity-related," but I'm not clear on what that means ...
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What are the specific mechanics governing how shields work in Breath of the Wild?

I don't mean, "what button activates them," or anything like that. I'm trying to understand how shields function as a defense mechanism in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here's what a (...
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How do I damage Thunderblight Ganon?

I tried the boss fight against Thunderblight Ganon, and was very shocked, even after watching video and guides, at how fast he is. I knew he came in to attack fast, but he dashes away before I can ...
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On eventide, what can you do if you send one of the balls out of the play area?

On Eventide, if you leave the island, you abandon the shrine challenge. But if you throw one of the balls so far away that you have to leave to get the ball, what can you do? Did you just make ...
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What is the best way to get rupees?

I needed to get the cold resistance clothes to start the Vah Medoh quest, and now I'm low on rupees. I like to keep some on hand in case I need it spontaneously, but I don't want to sell anything that ...
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Can you get the Master Sword with yellow hearts?

I want to get the Master Sword before taking on Vah Medoh, but I only have 9 hearts. I do have Mipha's Grace, and if it activates, it gives me 5 more yellow hearts. Can I pull out the Master Sword ...
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How do I fight multiple enemies surrounding me?

When I go up against a group of bad guys, I try and keep them in front of me so I can keep myself guarded with a shield, but if they surround me, I die every time. How do I stop this/combat this?
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Is Hestu always in the Lost Woods? [duplicate]

Even if you don't talk to Hestu near Kakariko or the Stable afterwards, when you go to the lost woods will he be there? Or do you have to talk to him at both places before he shows up in the lost ...
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How exactly does Daruk's Protection work, deplete its charges, and recharge?

So I recently earned Daruk's protection, and am excited to use it, but I'm a little confused about exactly what it does, and how often I can use it. The explanation I got when it was granted ...
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Where to find Hearty Bass?

I need some to upgrade my Zora Armour but can't for the life of me find any. I know I found a pool somewhere where I caught five or six really easily (I have a feeling it was an unusual location, ...
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Where can I farm “hearty” fruits or other food that gives yellow hearts in Breath of the Wild?

My basic approach to hard battles etc. is to stock up on meals that add extra heart containers (and to close my eyes at the scary parts). Up until recently, I've had a solid back stock of Durians, ...
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If I leave something/drop it on the ground, how long will it stay there until it unspawns?

If I would like to leave breadcrumbs behind in one of the mazes, I'm wondering: will the items I use as breadcrumbs unspawn at some point? For example, in Minecraft, if you leave something on the ...
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Are there any differences between the Wii U version and the Switch version?

I started playing on the Wii U, but now I also have a Switch and Zelda for that. I've made enough progress on the Wii U version that I don't want to start over, but I have enough hours left that it'd ...
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What determines the number of hearts Wolf Link has?

When Amiiboing Wolf Link in, what determines the number of hearts he has? I heard it was defined by your Twilight Princess HD savefile on WiiU, but does that mean if you play on Switch you are stuck ...
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Where is the shrine in the cut scene after Mipha's Grace?

When you finish Mipha's dungeon, in the cut scene that plays where the Elephant goes and places itself before firing it's laser at Ganon, there's a shrine that can be seen. I've looked high and low ...
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What effects does the blood moon event have on the world, other than respawning monsters?

Aside from respawning monsters, how does the blood moon event affect the world? I've heard rumours that cooking during the blood moon event causes a guaranteed critical cook. However, I'm unsure if ...
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Do Blupees drop more money if you do more damage to them?

At the beginning of the game, whenever I saw a Blupee and shot it with my Bokoblin bow, I recall that it would drop a couple of low-value rupees (green and blue, mostly). Now that I've played for a ...
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How can I keep the Lord of the Mountain as a mount?

One day, as I traveled the plains of Hyrule at night, I saw a blue light emanating from Satori Mountain. Curious, I climbed up and was met with a stunning sight. A herd of Blupees surrounded a shallow ...
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Is it possible to access this room in Hateno Village?

This house in Hateno Village: has a visible niche on the left with a couple of little windows, but inside the house there is no visible access to it. Also, inside the house there is a mezzanine which ...
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Does it matter which or how many monster parts I use in an elixir?

I know you need to mix critters and monster parts to make elixirs, and that changing the critter changes the elixir. Does it matter which monster part you use, though? Is there any benefit to using ...
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How do I load a previous save file in Breath of the Wild after it has been overwritten?

I found a really cool glitch that allows you to save outside of the final boss fight, but the auto save feature erased my older save files. I'm stuck outside of the light barrier in the final boss ...
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What do I get after I recover all of Link's memories?

So, I've found all of Link's memories. I went to Impa and What's the point to finding all these memories? Obviously, they flesh out the world and add a little character development to the game's ...
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How do I beat the Eventide Island trial?

In the far southeast corner of the map, I found Eventide Island. As soon as I began walking on land, a shrine guru spoke to me and told me I had to undergo some kind of trial by finding three orbs on ...
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How do I slide on my shield?

How do I ride on my shield in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch?
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Can saved games be transferred from one profile to another on the Wii U?

As per NKCampbell's comment: Is there a way to transfer save data from one profile to another on the Wii U? Example: Transfer saved games of an old kid's profile (who earned the Master Sword in Breath ...
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Old Mans Cooking Quest - Too late to complete?

I think I have got too far in the main quest to complete the old Mans Cooking Quest and get the warm doublet. I have made the meal, but when I go to the campsite in the woods the old man is not ...
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How do I get items after they fall into the water?

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but is there any way to gather ores and star fragments after they fall into the water? I just chased a star fragment literally forever and it landed on a cliff ...
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How can I change my horse's equipment?

I've just bought a new bridle and saddle from the fang and bone store, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to equip them. Has anyone done this before?
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How durable are the ancient weapons Cherry makes?

At the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab, Robbie's machine, Cherry, can build several ancient weapons for you. They cost a lot in rupies and ancient parts. I'm really interested in the Ancient Bow, but don't ...
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Can't leave Mekar Island

I was traveling from the Tabantha Stable to get the Sheikah tower in the region between that and Death Mountain (haven't explored this region yet). I attempted to cross a river and ended up landing ...
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What actions wear down weapon durability in Breath of the Wild?

It's clear that hitting enemies with a weapon wears them down. And I'm pretty sure that using weapons to destroy objects (like chopping down a tree or smashing ore) also wears them down. But I'm not ...
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What is the Sheikah Slate update you get from Symin?

To give context of where in the game my question comes into play: When you go to Hateno tech lab, after lighting the blue flame, Purah uses the pedestal to download the Camera Rune, which comes with ...
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How do you access the Zelda castle?

I have been preparing to fight calamity Ganon in Zelda breath of the wild but I do not know if it is possible to walk straight up to the castle. How do you access the castle to battle calamity ganon?
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Does Breath of the Wild for Wii U require a TV?

I've decided that I can't live without Zelda: Breath of the Wild any longer, but I don't have any of the recent Nintendo consoles. Given that the game performance and graphics seem comparable on Wii U ...
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How are weapons sorted in breath of the wild?

I can figure out what the sort button does for armor, and for materials, but cannot figure out the two different sort toggles for weapons in breath of the wild. Does anyone know what criteria is used ...
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Why is Breath of the Wild rated M? [closed]

I saw a few pictures and a fight part while I watched a video of "how to revive horses" before I realized it was rated M. Why is it rated M? It doesn't look that bad. Ocarina of Time is rated G and ...
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Is there a maximum number of total hearts one can have?

According to this question the maximum number of red hearts (that is, hearts obtained from either the divine beasts or Goddess Hylia in exchange for spirit orbs) is anywhere from 27 to 30 depending on ...
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If I revert to an older save, are the later saves still there? [duplicate]

Here's the scenario. I got the Hylian shield (I'm sure I saved), I then got out of castle and travelled to buy ancient armor. Then bowling. Then re-up my arrows. I then saved again and ended my game. ...
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How can Urbosa give you the power to call lightning if that power comes from her Divine Beast?

In the cut scenes for Mipha, Daruk, and Revali it is made clear that each of their respective powers (healing, protection, upwards draft) is an ability unique to them (if not genetic as Daruk's ...
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Breath of the Wild - Calamity Ganon Question (Spoilers)

In the cut scenes for Mipha, Daruk, and Revali it is made clear that each of their respective powers (healing, protection, upwards draft) is an ability unique to them (if not genetic as Daruk's ...
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Can I pet dogs?

In Zelda Breath of the Wild you find dogs around stables and other various locations and when you feed them, they bring you to a chest. I know that I can give it food and play with it but I want to ...
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Is there anything to do at Mekar Island?

I traveled to Mekar Island during the day and noticed several piles of bones. I figured there might be a night event and so I lit a fire and waited till the evening. Sure enough, all the bones came to ...
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Can you disable blessings like Daruk's Protection?

Are you able to disable blessings like Daruk's Protection? I keep wasting it on weaker enemies while I'm on my way to the enemies that I want to actually use it on.