Breath of the Wild Side Quests

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Our Breath of the Wild Side Quests guide will cover all 76 side quests in the game. These are mostly optional quests; however, some will be required to get certain items for the main quests. This are normally found by talking with NPCs - or characters if you wish - that have the red exclamation mark above their heads.

There is also a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 quest guide for anyone needing help with it.

Breath of the Wild Side Quest Guide

Robbie’s Research – Hateno Ancient Tech Lab

Speak with Purah at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab to get the Robbie’s Research quest. Head to Akkala Ancient Tech Lab and speak with the robot. Now speak with Robbie. Remove all of your armor and speak with him again.

Grab the Torch nearby and head to the blue flame at the top of Tumlea Heights. Wait for any rain to stop and light the torch with blue flame. Now head down the winding path towards the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.

Be sure to light any unlit torches you come across and defeat any enemies afterwards to be as safe as possible along the journey. Run back and forth when you reach the last stretch to dodge the Guardian beam.

Light the torch outside Akkala Ancient Tech Lab and head inside. Speak with Robbie and you will get Ancient Arrow x3. This will now complete the Robbie’s Research quest.

Slated for Upgrades – Hateno Ancient Tech Lab

Speak with Purah at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab to get the Slated for Upgrades quest. Speak with Purah again to get an update to the quest. Now go complete Shrines of Trials and defeat all of the enemies to start collecting the materials you need.

Come talk with Purah again once you have either 3 Ancient Screws, 3 Ancient Shafts, or 3 Ancient Cores. Repeat until you have completed each of the Rune Upgrades. This will complete the Slated for Upgrades quest.

The Thunder Helm – Gerudo Town

Examine the Thunder Helm near Riju once you have completed the Divine Beast Vah Naboris quest in order to get the Thunder Helm quest.

The Priceless Maracas – West Necluda

Speak with Hestu – the Korok – on the path to Kakariko Village to get the Priceless Maracas quest. Now head north through the archway shown during the cutscene. Defeat the Bokoblins here and head to the chest, which contains Hestu’s Maracas.

Head back south and speak with Hestu once more for some brief dialog. Now head out and find one of the Korok Seeds. Talk to Hestu afterwards to be granted an expansion of one of your inventory slots and complete The Priceless Maracas quest.

Fireproof Lizard Roundup – Southern Mine

Speak with Kima in the Southern Mine to get the Fireproof Lizard Roundup quest. Simply run around Southern Mine collecting the lizards under rocks and running across the ground. Find 10 and bring them to Kima to get the Flamebreaker Armor.

This will complete the Fireproof Lizard Roundup quest. We strongly recommend you do this quest if you have yet to acquire any Flame Guard gear. This will allow you to travel through hot areas without burning.

An Ice Guy – Kara Kara Bazaar

Speak with the Rito named Guy sitting next to the pond at Kara Kara Bazaar to get the An Ice Guy quest. Now speak with Guy again once you have cooked a Chilly Elixir. Guy will reward Link with a Purple Rupee. This will complete the An Ice Guy quest.

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