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A 2023 action-adventure game that takes place in the Zelda Universe and is the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It was developed and published by Nintendo and is available on Nintendo Switch.

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Why is Zelda Tears of the Kingdom getting stuck and crashing while loading after loading shaders in YUZU?

The game was working well in Yuzu but the problem starts when I click "Install Files to NAND" and then click on my Zelda totk.xci file. The game loading runs for a while then stops. I tried ...
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Why do some minibosses share the same location in Hyrule/Depths and other don't?

We already know that each Lightroot is directly beneath a Shrine, but I've noticed that something similar happens with many mini-bosses scattered around Hyrule and the Depths. For example, under some ...
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Do fused weapons count for Shadow soldiers' pristine pool?

Shadow soldiers in the Depths spawn with a random weapon in pristine version. It's pretty well known that you have to find and destroy a decayed version of a weapon in the overworld in order to make ...
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Can you de-fuse an item from an arrow?

Multiple times when fusing an item to an arrow I have accidentally fused the most powerful item for something silly like hitting a balloon. When that's happened I've just immediately reloaded my most ...
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Does wearing a Divine Helm actually affect its relative spirit?

Divine Helms description states (this is the Rito one): A helm worn by a warrior who protected the Rito in a time beyond memory. It's said to deepen the bond with the Rito when worn by a Hylian."...
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What are Gibdo Guts useful for?

Gibdo Guts are a rare drop from Gibdos (10%) and Moth Gibdos (20%), but they are much less useful than Gibdo Bones, which are much more common. They have a sale value of 2, which is one ruppee less ...
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How frequently do Gibdos spawn from hives?

I'm sitting in front of a Gibdo Hive in front of the and I'd like to know how efficiently I can farm Gibdo Bones. To make this calculation, I'd like to know how frequently the hive drops out Gibdos.
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When do Koroks start telling you to go to the Lost Woods?

At some point in Tears of the Kingdom, whenever I found a Korok they would tell me to go see the Lost Woods. A Korok also appeared outside the Lost Woods that hinted how to get through the woods. ...
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Do destroyed wooden chests respawn?

I was attacking the pirate ships near North Akkala and I came across a wooden chest containing a pretty powerful lizal bow, which I left because I had full inventory, and wanted to come back after the ...
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Where did Farosh, Naydra, and Dinraal come from?

In Tears of the Kingdom, the fifth memory (Tear of the Dragon #3), Mineru's Counsel tells us that We know has been successfully tested, because (Major spoilers for the end of the game) However, the ...
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Why is the Master Sword not stronger in TOTK compared to BOTW?

In both games, the Master Sword has 30 power and 60 or 45 when fighting against malice/gloom enemies (source and source). However, the entire point of the TOTK story is that the sword basked in sacred ...
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Why am I automatically picking up drops when I kill monsters?

In some situations, such as knocking a monster out of a minecart into lava, I automatically get the drops, even though the items are far away. I'm not sure what the cause of this is. Perhaps it ...
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Does the Forest Dweller's Shield have a unique ability?

Forest Dweller's weapons (sword and spear) have this description: bursting materials attached to the tip can be reused again and again. This means that items such as elemental fruits and chuchu ...
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How do I save an Ultrahand creation to Autobuild without changing it?

I am currently working on building a hoverbike that I can save with Autobuild. Since I've got it aligned and it flies straight, I'd rather not change it. However, I attached a stake to one of the ...
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What is the maximum damage for a single attack in Tears of the Kingdom?

I've been plotting the demise of various strong monsters around Hyrule and was wondering what the maximum damage a single attack could do? This attack could be with a weapon, bow, or shield. Also, for ...
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Do bows do double damage when they break?

In BotW and TotK, an attack with a melee weapon that causes said weapon to break will do twice as much damage as a normal attack. Does this rule also hold true for bow attacks? Just to be clear, I ...
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Do Electric and Thunder Wizzrobes have any weakness in TotK?

A similar question was asked for Breath of the Wild: Can I one-shot an Electric or Thunder Wizzrobe with an elemental arrow? And for that game the answer was "No". Since elemental Wizzrobe ...
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Why is there an unlit campfire under Tabantha Bridge Stable's well?

I was exploring the well near Tabantha Bridge Stable, and I came across an unlit campfire underground. What's its purpose? Is there any reason for this? I tried igniting it, but nothing happened.
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Does the royal broadsword by the training dummies at Lookout Landing respawn?

I'm looking for a reliable source of royal broadswords for building powerful flurry rush weapons. Beside the training dummies in Lookout Landing are one each of Soldier's, Knight's, and Royal ...
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Is there any way into the Abandoned Hebra Mine forge construct tower?

In the Abandoned Hebra Mine, on top of the forge construct tower there is some unusual smoke coming out of the chimney. Is there any way into this tower? Or is there nothing more to it?
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What happens if you receive a heart container when at max hearts?

Beyond the primary method of exchanging 4 Lights of Blessing at a Goddess statue, it seems you can earn heart containers related to the progression of the main story quests (without spoiling where/how,...
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What is the best place to find fairies in Tears of the Kingdom?

In Tears of the Kingdom, fairies are essential items that revive you when you run out of health. However, the Animal_Insect_F is not easy to find, as they only spawn in specific locations and only ...
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Do puffshrooms work on Phantom Ganons?

In Tears of the Kingdom, Gloom Spawn (the gloom hands that are found in various places) can easily be killed by bomb arrows from bullet time. However, after you defeat them, they turn into a miniboss, ...
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Is there any way to reveal enemy health values in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

In Breath of the Wild, wearing the Champion's Tunic (or one of the amiibo-exclusive divine beast helms) caused the current and total health point values to appear over enemy health bars. However, ...
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What causes ruins rubble to fall in Tears of the Kingdom?

Ruins Rubble (the recallable rocks that fall from the sky islands) seem to fall at random times in somewhat random places. What rules govern the appearance and fall of these objects?
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Are the names of lightroots the names of shrines spelled backwards?

Looking at your map in Tears of the Kingdom, you might notice that each lightroot is directly beneath a shrine. However, something I noticed when watching a video on Youtube is that the Nisoij ...
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Is there any use for crystallized charges after energy cells are maxed?

I've been focusing on upgrading my energy cells so I can keep creating larger Zonai devices and have them active for longer. I've been exchanging Zonaite for crystallized charges, but have also been ...
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Can I find unregistered unique horses again after I completed their related quest?

Suppose I complete a horse related quest, like "Zelda's Golden Horse" or "Spotting Spot", and decide to not register the horse on the spot. Does the horse permanently disappear ...
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How can you read the weapon icon?

Theres a small icon next to the weapon strength, but I have no idea how to read it. The icon itself can be easy, it's the type, like sword, club, cleaver, etc. But the color throws me; how does it ...
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What do I need to do to get 100% completion?

I have pretty much done everything there is to do in the game that is listed as quests and other unlisted tasks. I'm currently at 98.43% completion... but I don't know what else I can do to increase ...
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What parts of the ending may change?

Just like in BotW, the ending is probably modular, lots of things may or may not be there depending if you did something or not. (Staying vague so if someone that hasn't finished the game opens this ...
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What are the attack bonuses applied to weapon fusions?

I've noticed that when I fuse a Zonai Construct's horn to a Zonai sword/longsword/spear etc I get a +10 bonus to attack damage above the normal attack increase of just the horn. The +10 shows up in ...
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Where does the name "Yiga" come from?

I've been told that the Sheikah race in the Legend of Zelda series were originally named the "Seekers"; when adapted to Japanese phonology that becomes Shiikaa which was transcribed back ...
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What do rock octoroks do to weapons in Tears of the Kingdom?

From the rumors I've heard, it sounds like rock octoroks can: a) repair weapons b) add modifiers to weapons If this is true, how does this work? What determines what kind of modifier you get?
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What is the equivalent to the blood moon when in the depths?

I've run around the depths for quite a while (100%-ed the lightroots) and I realized... I never saw a blood moon in the depths. The blood moon is essential because it causes enemies/ores to respawn ...
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What shapes are the explosion hitboxes in Tears of the Kingdom?

When you create an explosion in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it appears as a big cloud of smoke and fire. However, it seems unlikely that the explosion hitbox has that exact shape. I ...
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In Tears of the Kingdom, can you activate only certain devices attached to a vehicle?

In TOTK, I was doing the quest where you have to get the fella and his cart out of the hole. I attached the balloons and flame emitters to the cart, then added a fan. When I activated them, they all ...
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Where can I find a steering stick in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

I'm looking for a steering stick so I can save a hoverbike design to Autobuild. However, I haven't found any and don't know where I would encounter one. To be clear, I'm looking for an easily ...
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Can you move around Heart Containers in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, defeating the boss of one of the four regional Temples causes a Heart Container to drop. Is it possible to force one of these heart containers to move, ...
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Are distances in the depths smaller than on the overworld?

I have nothing to prove it but it does feel like distances in the depths, like between 2 lightroots, are smaller than if I was to walk between the 2 associated shrines on the overworld. Is there a ...
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Do unclaimed weapons from the 'Shadow Soldiers' in the Depths change after every Blood Moon?

I have been trying to find a pristine Zora Spear from the Depths, but every 'Shadow Soldier' that I find carrying a spear beneath the Zora's Domain doesn't have it. I tried saving and reloading from a ...
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Is there an easier Whistle Sprint Alternative to execute?

Whistle Sprinting is a glitch in Breath of the Wild where you hold the whistle button and tap the B button to continuously sprint without draining stamina. In Tears of the Kingdom, this glitch has ...
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What does the number on top of a recipe mean?

When I open my inventory and check recipes for a given material, what does the number at the top of a recipe card mean?
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How much attack power does the Master Sword have?

In Breath of the Wild the Master Sword had a base damage of 30. However, in Tears of the Kingdom the Master Sword doesn't have a listed attack power. How much attack power does the Master Sword have ...
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What happens if you've already found the item an old map leads to?

When I pick up an Old Map an item location in the Depths gets marked on my map. However, I've noticed that I can alternatively find these times without a map while exploring. What happens if I find an ...
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How do I reset my sensor to track Shrines?

I set my sensor to track the location of an item from the Hyrule Compendium. How do I reset it to start tracking Shrines again?
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How do Zonaite and Zonai-based materials work together?

I am very confused about Zonai-based materials and how they work together to produce bigger/larger things. Specifically: Zonaite Zonai Charges Energy Cells Zonai Devices Autobuild & Zonai-tech ...
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Can I rename a horse after it has been registered?

I caught and registered a Giant Horse in Tears of the Kingdom. However, I don't like the name I gave it. it possible to change the name of a horse after it has been registered?
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What is the time difference between Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom?

The whole story is pretty clearly 'a few years later' but is there at any point where they do give a precise time that happened between games?
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Will a Star Fragment disappear if I use fast travel?

I saw a Star Fragment land a fair distance away from me while exploring at night. I was going to run towards it, when I noticed it had landed right next to a tower I could fast travel to. If I fast ...
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