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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Any way to quickly access food in BOTW?

I find it really slow to have to go through several steps to just replenish my health, I would like some kind of quick access bar/shortcut that points to my food items, it would make the fights much ...
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What is the most effective way to grind for drops from the three spirit dragons?

Dinraal, Naydra, and Farosh are benign spirits flying around their respective regions in the form of elemental dragons. Attacking them with arrows will make pieces fall to the ground depending on ...
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What's the backstory behind those “ghostly” looking animals at Mogg Latan's shrine?

So I stumbled upon this place after seeing a green beam of light appear at the top of a mountain near Mogg Latan's shrine: if you go into this green beam of light, a green fog surrounds you and you ...
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Can I cook a fairy?

Fairies are listed in the same section of your inventory as food and other things you can cook with. I've received a pink-shaped elixir in a bottle shaped like a fairy, and its recipe says it was ...
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Fairies are not respawning

I currently have 3 Fairies that I got from a Great Fairy Fountain. However, I've since opened up two other Great Fairy Fountains and neither of those had fairies around them. I've been playing quite a ...
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Can't purchase more arrows

I currently have over 100 regular arrows after purchasing them from the stores. I've now waited until after a Bloodmoon and the arrows still have not respawned in shops. I've tried purchasing other ...
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In what ways can I make a fire to sit by?

Alright so I want to camp out in a certain area and wait for something I'm pretty sure only happens at night. So how do I make a fire to sit by? I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my wood ...
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Should I give my Beetles to Beedle?

I've found some lovely Bladed Rhino Beetles and Electric Rhino Beetles and travelling merchant and noted insect enthusiast (and arrow extortionist) Beedle, who hangs out at the various stables around ...
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How can I not use a fairy in combat?

When I lose all my hearts in combat and I have a fairy in my inventory, it expends a fairy to heal me to full health. Sometimes, I don't want it to do that and I'd rather die and respawn. Is there a ...
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How to use flint in Breath of the Wild?

So I haven't been able to find a way to use the flint other than laying it next to a pile of wood and hitting the flint with a sword. Is there a better way to light ? I would have thought it would be ...
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How do I pick up the shrine orb in Kakariko Village?

Next to Impa there is an orange orb like you find at shrines. On one of the hills above Kakariko Village, there is a pedestal with a slot for an orb. If I try to pick up the orb, Impa tells me off. ...
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How do I aim a Korok Leaf?

I want to blow apples down from trees in order to collect them, but have only managed to mash the basic weapon attack button 'Y' to swing horizontally, without being able to change my aim along the ...
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If I lose/drop the master sword, how can I get it back?

If you lose the master sword by unrecoverable means. Let's say to dropped it down a cliff with no bottom. How can you get it back?
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How do I throw a boomerang or spear in Breath of the Wild?

I've recently come into possession of a lovely boomerang. Its description says something about how wonderfully it returns to one when thrown, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to throw it....
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How long does it take a Blood Moon to show up and what respawns exactly after the event?

The Blood Moon is an event in the game which resets the world so that all the killed enemies revives and some weapons you can pick up from the world itself reappear, along with those skull-shaped ...
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Is it possible to escape/beat the Yiga clan if they find you in their hideout?

I got caught a few times and it always resultet in a Game Over because you're overwhelmed by lots of powerful enemies. I don't really plan on trying this out myself (I already cleared the hideout, so ...
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How do I shoot the propellers off of the Guardian Skywatcher?

The Hyrule Compendium mentions that it's possible to immobilize a Guardian Skywatcher by destroying it's propellers -- I've managed to do this myself... accidentally. Stopping those flying jerks from ...
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Do shrine treasures count toward the completion percentage on the Sheikah Slate map?

Related to this question: What does the treasure chest icon indicate on the map tooltip for Shrines? There's an indicator if all treasures in a shrine have been opened. For those who have the counter ...
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What does the treasure chest icon indicate on the map tooltip for Shrines?

What does the treasure chest icon on a Shrine's tooltip (next to the Shrine's name) mean? Does it indicate that there is an unopened chest remaining, or that you have found all the chests?
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What equipment is unique?

What gear in the game is unique, in that you can only ever obtain one of them (at a time) in the game? I only know about the following items: Master Sword - recharges instead of breaking Champion ...
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How to befriend a dog?

A loading screen tip told me that by befriending a dog, it could show me some interesting things. How do I do that? If I shove myself into the dog for a while, hearts will show up, be it will stay ...
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Yiga Clan guards pestering me. What to do?

The Yiga Clan were always a little pain. They would stop you, decide to fight you, and then you could just open a can of whoopass on them and continue your way. But after clearing the hideout, now ...
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How does the Master Sword durability work?

I intentionally worded the title like that to avoid spoilers, so here goes the spoiler:
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How can I beat Lynels?

So, Lynels are these nasty customers in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They're lion centaurs, usually with around 2000 or so HP. They charge right at you and hit real hard. I've tried to ...
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How do I get the bonus treasure in the Mirro Shaz shrine?

The Mirro Shaz shrine is fairly straightforward; you walk in, there is a ball tee'd up in the middle of the room, and a chest with a sledgehammer. Use Stasis on the ball, swing a few times with the ...
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Does salting your cooking change the effects/regen hearts of a recipe?

Does adding rock salt to a recipe add any hearts or change the effect comparing it to the same recipe but without the rock salt?
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What are the cooldowns for the Divine Beasts' Abilities?

Each beast gives you an ability. But that ability can only be used every once in a while. What is the cooldown on these abilities? Also, I've seen my SO play, and some have x1, x2 next to it. Are ...
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How can I heal my horse?

My horse has gotten accidentally hit by things like stray arrows, spear swinging, and a bomb. I know my horse can die because of this question, but how can I prevent my horse from dying?
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Is there an optimal dungeon order?

I'm wondering, is there an optimal dungeon/mythical beast order, where each zone around that dungeon scales in difficulty, or is every zone around the beasts pretty much the same difficulty, making ...
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What are the possible 'Random Boss' encounters and is there a reliable way to trigger them?

Sometimes, you get a 'Random Boss Encounter'... Theres a big HP bar on top of the screen, but you are in the middle of the open world. What are the possibilities for these random boss encounters, ...
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Where does Breath of the Wild take place in the Zelda Timeline

Do we know, with clues in the game, where Breath of the Wild happens in the Zelda Timeline? Are there at least clues to find out if we are in the Fallen Hero, Zelda or Link timeline?
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Spoiler: Chest in Vah Naboris Dungeon

There is a chest that is elusive and hard to get to. This chest is tricky to get since if I shoot the wire holding it up. It will fall down and you can't retrieve the content whatsoever. Using ...
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Are there classic dungeons?

I understand Breath of the Wild is not intended as a "classic" Zelda game, and I love this and I really like the game, but I just need to know: does the game have classic "vast" dungeons (i.e. huge ...
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Is there a way to get out of the tutorial zone without the glider?

The developers of Zelda said that the game is beatable in 15 minutes. I guess this means that you don't have to do the 4 shrines and then get the paraglider to ...
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Reset the Sheikah Scanner+ Target

If you go to the Hateno village lab early. You will find out about the upgrades to your Sheikah slate's functions. You can upgrade your scanner to scan for other things than Shrines by proximity. I ...
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Can you scan Amiibos more than once?

Are the rewards from scanning Amiibos a one time deal or can you scan more than once? Tried googling it but all that comes up is what rewards the Amiibos give, and not the frequency.
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Is there any way to view the completion percentage of the game?

In the Easy Allies review, they talk that they did about 30% completion of the game. Is there a way in the game to find out completion percentage or are they eyeballing it?
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Are there any materials with no use that can always be sold?

Are all materials used at some point or are there some I can sell without much thought?
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How to free a horse?

The fact is you can only keep 5 horses registered and I wasted some of those slots with random horses. I've browsed through all the menus but can't find the option to set free a horse so I can get ...
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How can I turn off the shrine indicator (or make it stop beeping)?

The shrine indicator (shrine detector? GPShrine?) has both visual and audio cues, so when I'm near a shrine, it beeps constantly. Unfortunately, I occasionally play the game near other humans who are ...
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What Amiibos can be used and what are their effects?

I have a couple Amiibos, and I'm wondering what Amiibos I can use with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and what do they do? I know some drop items, and Wolf Link from Twilight Princess can be ...
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How many shrines are there?

How many shrines are there, and if I want to go hunt down some I might have missed, is there any indicator in what region there might be an unexplored shrines?
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Any way to 'binge-cook'?

Cooking is great, but when you have 10-15 recipies to do in a row, it can get long fast. Is there any way to do something like 1 apple + 1 sunshroom x 10 and Cook all of it at once instead of doing ...
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Are there any missable sidequests?

Are all sidequests available until the end of the game or will some be locked off or automatically failed if I pass a storyline point?
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What can I photograph to get elements in the treasure tab

Just got the picture mode on my slate, and every category I have to register seems straightforward enough (food, weapons, etc) Except for the treasure category. Its contains 4 items, and I have no ...
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How do the Attack Boost bonuses from Foods and Elixirs work?

When cooking 'Mighty' food or elixirs, they grant differing levels of Attack Boosts determined by the ingredients that are combined. How much outgoing damage is added per level of the boost?
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Clothes against hot weather

I've actually finished the dungeon from the Zoras, and was aiming next for the Gorons. But the fact is that they live near a volcano, so as soon as I get close, my poor Link begin to feel hot and then ...
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How do I reliably track my targets?

I've recently been working on filling up my Hyrule Compendium, but have not really managed to figure out how to use the To track items in the compendium. After selecting an entry yesterday, I've ...
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How can I calm down a wild horse?

I've tamed my first horse (a dappled brown and white fellow), and know that after mounting a wild horse, I need to hit 'L' to soothe the savage beast until it obeys my commands. But I can't calm down ...
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How to display enemy HP?

There are many videos and pictures that show actual monsters HP, but it seems there is nothing in the game settings about that.