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How do I show my wounds to Robbie?

Take your clothes off, my dude.
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How can I reliably catch fish without drowning?

Just blow them up. No, seriously. The ol' 'Dwarven Fishing Pole' is alive and well in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you throw a bomb into the water where the fishes you want are, and detonate it, ...
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Can I cook a fairy?

Technically, no, you can't cook them, but you can use them in recipes to get a better result – the fairy will be released after doing this. From this guide: And if you throw in a Fairy, you’ll get ...
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What's the point of fighting monsters in Zelda BotW?

It's certainly possible to play through the game ignoring most of the monsters you encounter. However, there are certainly good rewards that can come from clearing them out. Many monster camps are ...
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Can I get a photo of an Ancient Arrow?

Yes, it is possible. This guide describes a few options, and the easiest way looks to be to fire the ancient arrow into a body of water. The arrow will float and you can snap the picture
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What are the most profitable meals and elixirs I can cook?

The name, effects, and image of the food or elixir you produce is not important. The sell value of your cooking is entirely dependent on only two factors: The value of the ingredients you use How ...
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What's the point of fighting monsters in Zelda BotW?

In addition to all the reasons other people have already mentioned, IMO there is an even more important reason: The entire difficulty scaling system in Breath of the Wild is based on enemy kills. ...
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Does playing more than 200 hours in BOTW erase the first bits of Heroes Path?

I realised that the game has tracked to where I am currently standing because the time I have spent in shrines and divine beasts has paused the heroes path, so therefore I have played over 200 hours ...
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What actions wear down weapon durability in Breath of the Wild?

Things that DO decrease weapon durability: Hitting enemies with a weapon. Using a weapon to hit an object frozen with stasis. Doing a jump slash anywhere on land or enemies ("x" + "y"). Using weapons ...
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Is there any way to explore Gerudo Town without wearing the female disguise?

As the other answer stated, there's no way to do this on the unmodded game. Keep in mind that you can wear more than just the Gerudo outfit: You can also enter Gerudo town with Thunder Helm, Sand ...
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What's the point of fighting monsters in Zelda BotW?

You need their drops for armour upgrades. While potion ingredients are a secondary, rather minor boost, you need to kill a lot of monsters in order to get the best armour. Bokoblin (78) - Hylian, ...
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Is there anything in-game pointing to the location of the Hylian Shield?

There is! If you buy all three shields from Russ the shield surfer, he will drop a hit to the location of the Hylian Shield. He is located in the Eldin Canyon below a tree by the Trilby Plain. For ...
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How can I get more ancient arrows?

Ancient Arrows can be obtained from: In 9 treasure chests in Hyrule Castle - three have 1 arrow, five have 3 arrows, and one has 5 arrows. At Akkala Ancient Tech Lab for purchase after reactivating ...
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How can I reliably catch fish without drowning?

As a less fun alternative to blowing the fish up, you could simply create an ice block in the body of water you are fishing in for a resting spot for when you get low on stamina. Then dive off, search ...
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Does the Hylian Shield break after a Guardian Blast?

The Hylian shield, assuming it has not taken any damage before, can withstand 27 guardian blasts before breaking. It will only break after a single blast if it has taken substantial damage beforehand. ...
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Does dry-firing bows decrease durability?

Excellent question. I was really curious about this so I did some googling and found nothing. But I still wanted to know so I tested it myself. I grabbed my self 2 boko bows and tested how many shots ...
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How do Hestu's seed requirements scale?

Hestu's Korok seed scaling differs depending on which item slot you want to improve. See this image. Here's how it goes if the image isn't clear: Weapons Bows Shields 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 5 5 4 8 8 ...
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What does the treasure chest icon indicate on the map tooltip for Shrines?

From what I can find, the little treasure chest icon means you found all the chests in that Shrine. GameFAQs: Yes it means you got them all in the shrine. Good for completionist runs Another ...
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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?

According to posts here, that number is actually included in the weapon's attack stat. A 20 strength weapon with an Attack Up +10 modifier indicates that the weapon has a base attack stat of 10, but ...
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What happens if I beat Ganon in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

After you beat Ganon the game will reset to the last save before fighting him. So all your weapons/resources will be returned as they were for that save. The only thing that will change is that you ...
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Does anything transfer from Breath of the Wild to Tears of the Kingdom?

Yes, registered horses can be transferred over to Tears of the Kingdom. You will need to visit a stable first, however. Note that when you first show up at a stable, if you're not actually boarding a ...
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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

So, as was noted by @BlueBarren, both the Wii U and the Switch have the ability to have multiple profiles. Some of us have always just gone along with a singular profile with no need to have any ...
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Where can I get durable bows?

There are many many places you can find bows in this game. If you have the money, ancient parts, and have completed the quest Robbie's Research, you can buy the Ancient Bow from Cherry at the Akkala ...
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Are there non-breakable weapons?

There is 1 unbreakable weapon in the game, but it has a caveat. How to obtain it: There are a couple of other breakable weapons that are infinitely obtainable.
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Where and who can I trade in my Korok Seeds to?

TL;DR: You give the seeds to Hestu. He can be found at: 1st location is on the way to Kakariko Village in West Necluda. 2nd location is after completing his side quest and giving him enough Korok ...
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Is there a maximum number of stamina vessels and heart containers?

In addition to the below answer, there are now 4 additional spirit orbs (from the second DLC pack) that allow for one further upgrade to either your stamina wheels or your heart containers, bringing ...
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Do you get an extra slot for the master sword?

The Master Sword has its own hidden slot, which can't be used by another weapon. So it was never accounted for in your two free weapon slots.
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How to free a horse?

As said by Seiyria, you can kill a horse but that is a bit creepy. So otherwise, there's a guy on the way to Gerudo who asks you to sell him a horse for 300, so it might be better to give your horse ...
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How many "hit points" is a single heart worth?

Each quarter heart is worth 1 HP. This means one heart is worth 4 HP, and once you max out your health capacity, you end up with 120 HP (30 hearts). This might not sound like much, but remember that ...
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How can I get chests out of the water?

If a chest is wooden, far out into a body of water or both you can use the Cryonis rune to raise chests out of the water. Aim the rune right underneath the chest then jump onto or climb onto your ...
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