The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Switch]
Amiibo Common Unlockables|
You can scan an Amiibo toy once per day to get its common unlockable. In addition to its common unlockable item, random food and materials may also drop. Note: There's a chance that 30th Anniversary Ocarina of Time Link will drop the Biggoron's Sword as his sword drop. This is separate from his actual rare drop item, the Ocarina of Time Tunic. Additionally, 30th Anniversary Wind Waker Link can drop the Seabreeze Boomerang as his gear drop (his actual rare item drop is the Wind Waker tunic).
Unlockable How to unlock
Bows Breath of the Wild Archer Link
Clubs Breath of the Wild Bokoblin
Crafting Materials Super Smash Bros Zelda or Super Smash Bros Shiek
Gear 30th Anniversary Wind Waker Link
Horse Saddles Breath of the Wild Horse Rider Link
Rupee Barrels 30th Anniversary 8-bit Link
Rupees and Materials Super Smash Bros Ganondorf
Shields and Cooking Plants Breath of the Wild Zelda or 30th Anniversary Wind Waker Zelda
Swords 30th Anniversary Ocarina of Time Link
Weapons Super Smash Bros Link
Weapons and Ammo Breath of the Wild Guardian
Wolf Link Ally Twilight Princess Wolf Link
Amiibo Rare Unlockables
You can scan each Amiibo once per day. A few of them have rare items. Each time, you have a random chance of the Amiibo dropping it's rare item. Note: Epona is guaranteed to drop the first time you scan SSB Link, but it only ever happen once per save game. You should only summon Epona if you have access to a Stable to keep her permanently.
Unlockable How to unlock
Biggorron's Sword 30th Anniversary Ocarina of Time Link
Epona Super Smash Bros Link and Twilight Princess Link (1st Time always, randomly after if she is lost)
Fierce Deity (Armor Set) Majora's Mask Link
Fierce Deity Sword Majora's Mask Link
Goddess Sword Skyward Sword Link
Hero's Shield 30th Anniversary Wind Waker Zelda
Sea-Breeze Boomerang 30th Anniversary Wind Waker Link or Super Smash Bros Toon Link
Sheik's Mask Super Smash Bros Sheik
Sword 30th Anniversary 8-bit Link
Sword of the Six Sages Super Smash Bros Ganondorf
Traveler's Saddle and Bridle Breath of the Wild Rider Link
Tunic of the Hero (Armor Set) 30th Anniversary 8-bit Link
Tunic of the Sky (Armor Set) Skyward Sword Link
Tunic of the Wind (Armor Set) 30th Anniversary Wind Waker Link or Super Smash Bros Toon Link
Tunic of Time (Armor Set) 30th Anniversary Ocarina of Time Link
Tunic of Twilight (Armor Set) Super Smash Bros Link and Twilight Princess Link (2nd Time and Beyond)
Twilight Bow Super Smash Bros Zelda
Vah Medoh Divine Helm Champion Revali
Vah Naboris Divine Helm Champion Urbosa
Vah Rudania Divine Helm Champion Daruk
Vah Ruta Divine Helm Champion Mipha
Change chuchu jelly type
You can change chuchu jelly types by using different elements on them. Fire will get you red jelly, ice will get you white jelly, and lightning will get you yellow jelly. There are several weapons will elemental properties in the game that work well for this.
Normally once conditions for Blood Moon are met, the Blood Moon will rise upcoming midnight gametime, regardless of you pass time via bed or fire. However, the scene will not happen while you are in a Shrine, thus will occur the following midnight. So if you want delay Blood Moon to the following day, Just go into any Shrine and wait for midnight to pass. This can be done repeatedly so you do the game with no Blood moons at all.
Easily tame horses
If you shoot a horse with an ice arrow and approach it from behind, you can mash A when it comes out, and mount immediately, then simply mash L to tame your horse.
Easy Arrows (Post Patch)
To the west of Eventide Island is a small island with a pool in the middle. Use Magnesis to pull up a chest with ten arrows, then save your game before reloading that save. The chest will respawn, allowing you to get more arrows. Repeat until you have what you need.
Easy Arrows (Pre-Patch)
To get a lot of arrows easily, find a relatively flat area with a few Bokoblin Archers on horseback, like south of the Tenah Ko'sah shrine in the Tabantha region. Get them to notice you, then angle the camera to a top-down view. If done right, the archers will shoot all around you, but never actually hit you. You can easily farm hundreds of arrows this way with no damage after a few in-game hours.
Eventide Island Made Easy
On Eventide Island, if you drop things on the raft before stepping off of it onto the island, they will still be there after the cut scene. Use this to make clearing the island a breeze.
Getting the Amiibo rune
Successfully complete the first Rune Trial/Shrine in the Great Plateau. After you have unlocked the first rune, go to the main menu and select the "Amiibo" option. Accept and agree to add Amiibo functionality to the game. You can remove the Amiibo rune at any time using the same "Amiibo" option at the main menu. Continue your game and hold Left Joy-Con Up to select the Amiibo rune (it is on the far right, with an "a" icon). Press L to activate the rune. You can now scan your Amiibo. A circle will appear. Press Left Joy-Con Up or Down to set the distance (either far or close). Select an area that is clear before summoning. Place the Amiibo over the Right Analog-stick on the Right Joy-Con to scan. If scanned successfully, a treasure will appear. You can only scan each Amiibo once per day. Each Amiibo related to The Legend Of Zelda drops a unique piece of armor or gear -- so it is worth checking every day until you get something unique. It is possible to get double of an item; sell the extra parts.
Getting the Dark Link costume
Successfully complete the "A Shady Customer" quest. The quest can be acquired from East Akkala Stable, and is given by an NPC named Kilton who appears in the Skull Lake. After completing the "A Shady Customer" quest, Kilton will begin appearing outside major towns at night time. He only accepts monster parts. Killing monsters will reward you with monster part items (tails, eyes, bones, guts, fangs, horns, etc.) that can be traded to Kilton. Trade the indicated number of monster parts to get the corresponding piece of Dark Link gear:
Dark Hood (3 defense): 1,999 mon
Dark Trousers (3 defense): 999 mon
Dark Tunic (3 defense): 999 mon
To quickly get monster parts (and lots of good gear), fight Hinox and Lynel. Hinox are giant cyclops creatures that are tough, but worth fighting. Even early in the game, they drop 4-5 Hinox Toenails that sell for 18 mon per drop. They are found throughout the game. Lynel are centaurs that are end-game enemies that drop Guts (100 mon), Horns (20 mon), and Hoofs (30 mon). They appear in the Akkala region, and taking Kilton side quests is a good way to find and fight Lynels. Once you obtain all three pieces of the Dark Link costume, you will get the "Night Speed Up" set bonus that allows Link to move faster at night, thereby increasing stealth. Dark Link first appeared in The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening as the final Boss. Dark Link also appeared as a mini-Boss in The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time.
Getting the Hylian Shield
The Hylian Shield is located inside Hyrule Castle, which is one of the most difficult areas in the game and the final dungeon. However, you do not actually have to complete the rest of the game to get the shield and can go to the castle as soon as you complete the tutorial and enter the open world. Once you reach Hyrule Castle, go towards its back by looping around the castle until you are on the hills behind it. There is a broken bridge near the castle's back; go to the west side of the bridge. At the broken bridge, jump down and glide until you reach the luminous stones in the distance. Just before those stones is an easy to reach platform that spirals towards the water. At the top of the spiral platform is a Guardian that can be quite difficult to defeat unless you are a higher level. Once you are at the top of the ramp and facing the Guardian, run past it through the door and enter the castle, avoiding damage from the Guardian. As soon as you enter the door, hug the nearest wall to avoid the Guardian and reset it. Once the Guardian goes back to its place, proceed further towards the gate in front of you. Use the Cryonis rune to lift up the gate and get through it. You will enter a prison area with lots of enemies locked in cells after passing through the gate. At the end of this area is a side room that you can enter to wake up a skeletal boss, Stalnox. Defeat Stalnox to get the Hylian Shield. The best way to defeat it is by targeting its eye with ranged attacks until it falls, then hit it with the sword. An upgraded Stasis rune also helps by freezing it in one location and making it easier to hit the eye. If you already have obtained the Master Sword, it will be easier to defeat Stalnox since the weapon gets double attack power inside Hyrule Castle. Once Stalnox has been defeated, a loot chest that contains the Hylian Shield will appear. The Hylian Shield is the most iconic shield in The Legend Of Zelda series and has been shown in the artwork for pretty much every game.
Getting the unbreakable Master Sword
The unbreakable Master Sword is one of the best weapons in the game. It cannot be damaged and does not have a durability meter. However, it does have a cool down period before it can be used again in combat after it has been depleted of its charges. The Master Sword can be found in a grove inside the Great Hyrule Forest, northeast of Central Hyrule. To reach the area, go through the Woodland Stable and continue on the path until you reach the Lost Woods. Then, travel towards the Korok Forest. While at the entrance to the forest, light a torch at the nearby brazier. The torch flame will tilt in certain directions; follow the directions of the flame. However, the forest is filled with fog that can teleport you back to the start. Whenever it seems to be thickening around you, retrace your steps back a bit to avoid the fog. The flame will eventually guide you to where the sword is stuck inside a stone. To collect the Master Sword, you will need 13 heart containers.
Getting the Warm Doublet
The Warm Doublet is a special piece of clothing that provides unlimited protection from cold weather status effects. Go to the Old Man's house south of the Temple Of Time in the Great Plateau. At the southern edge, read the diary inside the house with the cook pot outside. The diary describes a special recipe for "Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry". Cook this recipe, then talk to the Old Man, saying "I cooked something" to get the Warm Doublet. The diary does not reveal the Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry recipe. To cook it, you need the following ingredients: Spicy Pepper, Raw Meat, and Hyrule Bass. Spicy Peppers are found in the southern region of the Great Plateau. Look near the Old Man's house, or growing on the path up to the River Of The Dead. Raw Meat drops from wild boars in the Forest Of Spirits. Crouch and sneak close, then carefully aim an arrow to kill them with one shot. They will run away if they detect you. Hyrule Bass are found in the waters between the Great Plateau Tower and Oman Au Shrine. Swim toward them from the deep and herd them toward the beach to trap them. After collecting the items, select the ingredients from your inventory and place them into a cooking pot. There is one located outside the Old Man's house. After creating the recipe, speak with the Old Man to get the Warm Doublet. Equip the flimsy armor to explore the Mount Hylia region without taking damage from the cold weather.
Great Fairy armor upgrade locations
Search the indicated locations to find all four Great Fairies to fully upgrade your armor. The first Great Fairy asks for 100 rupees, the second Great Fairy asks for 500 rupees, the third Great Fairy asks for 1,000 rupees, and the final Great Fairy asks for 10,000 rupees to upgrade your armor. These are one-time payments, and the Great Fairies will not ask you for money each time you visit them. However, each attire in the game requires specialized materials to get upgraded. If you wish to upgrade an attire, you must provide the Great Fairies with all the required materials.
Great Fairy Cotera: Go to the Ta'loh Naeg Shrine from Kakariko Village, and proceed towards the woods. Travel left from the intersection to find her near the large flower.
Great Fairy Mija: She is located next to the Dah Hesho Shrine. Travel there from the Akkala Citadel Ruins. Once you are at the ruins, proceed towards the Akkala Lake to find the fairy on a clearing in the center of the lake.
Great Fairy Kaysa: She is located near the Tabantha Great Bridge and Nero Hill. Climb to the top of Tabantha Tower, then paraglide directly to the fairy.
Great Fairy Tera: Travel towards the Dragon's Exile from Gerudo City –- just continue southeast from the city to get there. Then, proceed towards the Gerudo Great Skeleton to find the fairy in the area.
Infinite Amiibo loot
Normally Amiibos can only be scanned once per day to get a free items. However, this can be exploited by moving the console's clock a day forward after scanning the Amiibo(s) to complete the 24 hour waiting period, and then scan the Amiibo(s) again. Repeat this as many times as desired to get an unlimited amount of loot from Amiibo toys.
Normally Link loses stamina while climbing. He must then rest to recover stamina to keep climbing. Use the following glitch to keep climbing without having to rest to refill your stamina. Start climbing up any mountain, even in the rain. Press B to drop, then immediately press B again while holding the Left Analog-stick Forward. Link should run on his feet for a short burst, recovering stamina before climbing again. Keep repeating this process to recover stamina and climb endlessly. Simply press B and Forward after falling, but make sure you do this before completely running out of stamina or else you will fall until your stamina fully recovers.
Infinte Sprinting Without Depleting Stamina
Sprint forever by holding the "whistle" button (down) and pressing the "B" button repeatedly. Link will sprint forever and never tire.
Prevent Star Fragments from Disappearing
Star Fragments disappear come morning. Sit by a campfire until night to skip morning/daytime to make it night again, and the Star Fragment won't disappear. This allows you more time to track down and pick up the Star Fragment.
Respec hearts and stamina
During the "Locked Mementos" quest, you will arrive in Hateno Village. While in Hateno Village, look on the path below the "modern" houses, next to Firly Pond, to find a black smoking statue. Talk to the Horned Statue to start a side quest. The statue will initially steal one heart container, but talk to it again to get the heart container back. Once you get the heart container/stamina vessel back, the statue will reveal all of its functions. Pray at the statue to get the option to "sell" your heart containers and/or stamina vessels for 100 rupees. You can then buy back a heart container or stamina vessel for 120 rupees.
Reviving your horse
If your horse dies and you want to revive it, travel to the following location in the far south of Hyrule. Continue south past Lake Hylia and southeast of Faron Grasslands. It is southeast of the Highland Stable. Cross the Horse God Bridge to see something that looks like the fairy fountains. Interact with it and pay 1,000 rupees to summon the Horse God to revive your horse. Whenever one of your horses die, return to this place to have them revived.
Skip Rin Oyaa Shrine Puzzle
To skip the puzzle, take the orb and stand in the middle of where the orb is supposed to go. Put the orb down and use the Stasis Rune to freeze it. Then, run up to the platform that rises up and wait for the rune to wear off. The orb will roll into it's place, raising the platform and thus, skipping the puzzle entirely.
This is fairly simple to accomplish. Simply take a Spicy Pepper (some types of mushroom also work) and light it on fire. Anything from a torch to a fire arrow to a Flameblade will work. As it cooks, it will create an updraft that Link can use to get to higher areas that are previously unaccessable, whether from stamina limits or other limitations. It can also work with 4 or 5 wood clumped together, but it is more resource intensive.
Upgrading the Sheikah Slate
Successfully complete the "Locked Mementos" quest to upgrade the Sheikah Slate and unlock the camera, Hyrule Compendium, and an album. The "Locked Mementos" quest is given by Impa in Kakariko Village. Once you accept the quest, travel east where the road splits. Continue following this road until you reach Fort Hateno. To quickly get there, travel by horse to ride past the enemies. However, keep an eye on the stamina of your horse. From Fort Hateno, keep following the path until you see a fork in the road. Take the left path to reach Hateno Village. It is a long journey filled with enemies. Just keep moving along the path to reach the village. Once you are inside the village, go up and around to see the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab, which is high up on the cliff. Enter the lab and talk to Purah and Symin. You will eventually have a conversation with Purah where she will offer to repair the Sheikah Slate once you bring the blue flame from the ancient furnace located in the town. This blue flame is required to light up the furnace in the lab. Simply find the blue flame and carry it using the torch from lamp to lamp. It is likely that the torch will break during your journey back to the lab -- so keep an eye out for the bushes that will give you sticks when struck. The lamp will take you back to the lab. Once you have reached the lab, light the furnace outside with your torch to activate a travel gate. Enter the lab and talk to Purah about repairing the Sheikah Slate. She will repair the Sheikah Slate and you will get a camera, Hyrule Compendium, and an album.