The BEST Secrets In Zelda Tears of the Kingdom [Top 17]

Tears of the Kingdom has a lot of secrets, and here are the 17 BEST secrets you can find while playing, as well as some tips.

Tears of the Kingdom has a huge open world with many secrets in every corner as well as hidden tips or tricks that you might discover by yourself too. These secrets include some nostalgic references to some very new gameplay additions. There are way too many to cover in one place, so here are the 17 BEST Tears of the Kingdom Secrets that you can find in it. 

Key Takeaways
  • Zelda Tears of the Kingdom has a lot of different secrets hidden in its intriguing and vast world. Here are some of them:
  1. Cooking triggers the humming of older Zelda game soundtracks.
  2. Use the Recipe book to recreate old recipes.
  3. Exchange Bubbul Gems with Koltin.
  4. Lightroots are found below Shrines with reversed names.
  5. Discover Majora’s Mask for stealth.
  6. Midna’s Helmet provides Gloom resistance.
  7. Repair damaged weapons with Octorocks.
  8. Investigate the Shrine of Resurrection for hidden secrets.

Here’s a summary of all the best secrets in Zelda TOK:

While CookingLink hums soundtracks from older Zelda games during the cooking animation.
Recipe BookAccess and recall your cooked food recipes in the Food Menu.
Bubbul Gems & KoltinCollect Bubbul Gems in caves and exchange them with Koltin for items near the Woodland Stable.
Bubbul Gem Collection TrackerA tick mark appears on explored caves when you've collected Bubbul Gems.
Completion TrackerCheck your game completion progress with the in-game Completion Tracker.
Shrines & LightrootsLightroots on the surface correspond to hidden Shrines in the depths.
Horned Statue & Royal Hidden PassageAccess a hidden passage and a horned statue after completing a quest.
Majora’s MaskFind Majora’s Mask in the depths after defeating Lynels in a coliseum.
Korok MaskObtain the Korok Mask in the Forest Colosseum to locate Korok Seeds.
Midna’s HelmetDiscover Midna’s Helmet on Lone Island by defeating Bokoblins.
Gliding ScopeOpen the scope while gliding to view the world in slow motion.
Secret Disassembly ShopVisit the secret disassembly shop in Tarrey Town to separate fused items.
Fuse & Weather ConditionsUse elemental rocks on weapons or shields to survive harsh weather.
Fuse & Master SwordFuse materials with the Master Sword, revealing Zonai scripts.
Secret Method of Repairing WeaponsOctorocks near Death Mountain can repair your damaged weapons.
Shrine of ResurrectionThe Shrine of Resurrection conceals a Yiga Clan hideout.

17. Link Humming Old Zelda Games OST

Link cooking food while humming.

Just like in Breath of the Wild, cooking is essential for you in Tears of the Kingdom. Every time Link starts to cook; you see a very small animation before the food is ready. During this animation, you can hear a few jingles, just like in Breath of the Wild.

16. Recipe Book

recipe book
The recipe book is where you can check all your saved recipes.

While we are on the topic of cooking, there is another new addition to the cooking as well. You can actually check out the recipes of the food you have cooked before. Not only that, but if you find a food you haven’t seen before, the recipe will be added to the database. To check the recipes, all you have to do is go to the Food Menu. Then Press the X button, and you can access all the different recipes you have discovered before. 

15. Bubbul Gems And Koltin

bubbul gems
Koltin and Bubbul Gems.

If you have one exploring the caves, then you must have found a whole lot of secrets. One of the main things you should find while exploring caves is Bubbul Frogs. Bubbul Frogs are small monsters that stick to the walls and try to run away from you. They do not do any damage with their attacks and are generally Harmless.

The easiest way to find Koltin is as follows.

  1. Make your way to the Woodland Stable
  2. Go to the back and look for the balloon cart.
  3. Talk to Koltin’s brother, and then Koltin comes out of a cave and exchanges 1 Bubbul Gem with a Bokoblin Mask.

14. Bubbul Gem Collection Tracker

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The cave in the left circle has no tick meaning the Bubbul Frog is still alive.

Whenever you kill a Bubbul Frog and collect the Gem inside the cave, there will be a small tick mark on the explored cave. This way, you won’t get confused and only explore caves that you have yet to explore completely. 

13. Completion Tracker

The completion tracker is encircled on the right side of the map.

To ease some of your problems, the devs of Tears of the Kingdom have added a Completion Tracker in the game. You can see this tracker on your map at the right, just above the in-game time.

In addition to the tracker on the map, they added a counter as well in the Adventure Log, and it can be seen next to the headings. The Tracker feature is only available once you have ended the game at least once. So if you want to see your progress, you must end the game first.

12. Shrines And Lightroots 

shrines and lightroots secret
Shrine of Gerudo Town [Left] | Lightroot below Gerudo Town [Right]
If you are at a Lightroot, then check the surface map, and every time, there will be a shrine there. Not only that, but the Lightroot’s name is also a fully reversed version of the Shrine

11. Horned Statue And The Royal Hidden Passage

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Royal Hidden Passage [Left] | Horned Statue [Right]

Before You Start: You must complete at least one part of the Regional Phenomena Quest before you can access these two secrets. 

To access the Royal Hidden Passage and use the horned statue for exchanging Stamina and Heart Vessels in “Zelda Tears of the Kingdom,” follow these steps:

  1. Complete one of the Dungeons and return to the Shelter.
  2. In the Shelter, notice a new passage behind the ladder.
  3. Talk to Robbie’s wife to start a side quest about strange noises.
  4. Enter the small passage with two breakable walls.
  5. Break the wall in front to enter the Royal Hidden Passage.
  6. Break the wall on the right to find the horned statue.
  7. Choose “Pray” at the horned statue, which takes one heart.
  8. Talk to the statue again to regain the lost heart.
  9. Utilize the statue to exchange Stamina and Heart Vessels.

10. Secret Majora’s Mask

Majora's Mask
The location of Majora’s Mask on the map and the details of its abilities.

The Majora’s Mask is locked behind a Coliseum challenge. In the depths, there are a lot of coliseums that can be seen on the map as circled structures. Each of these coliseums has a special item hidden in them.

9. Secret Korok Mask

Korok Mask
Korok Mask Location and details of its abilities.

Just like the Majora’s Mask, the Korok Mask can also be found in one of the colosseums of the depths. Korok Mask can be found in the Forest Colosseum.

8. Secret Midna’s Helmet

Midna's Helmet
Location of Midna’s Helmet and its details.

Midna is one of the main characters from Twilight Princess. Many fans love her, and you can find her Helmet in Tears of the Kingdom. The secret helmet is a bit tricky to find. You must make your way to the Island on the bottom right of the map. Once you are on that Island, find the chasm and fall into the depths. There you will find a Lightroot as well as the Lone Island Colosseum.

7. Gliding Scope

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Opening scope while gliding.

After you have acquired your map details, you start falling down. During your dive down, you can see a lot of structures both in the sky and on the surface. So the devs put a secret little addition to the Purah pad. Now when you open the scope mid-air, you can actually see everything in slow motion. It allows you to mark any points of interest you want to visit later.

6. Secret Disassembly Shop

disassembling secret
Pelison and his shop in Tarrey Town.

Fortunately, there is a secret shop in Tears of the Kingdom that can help you with the disassembly of fused weapons. If you head to Akkala Highlands, you can find Tarrey Town right next to the Hudson Construction Site.

Right next to the bridge to the entrance, there is a shop with items in it, and next to it, you can see a little Goron named Pelison. If you talk to Pelison, he asks for 20 rupees and will disassemble any two fused items for you. That’s how you can save any precious item you want without destroying it. 

5. Depths And The Statues

depths statue
The first type of statue you see in the Depths.

To navigate the depths effectively in “Zelda Tears of the Kingdom,” use statues as guideposts:

  1. Complete Robbie’s quest to find the Central Abandoned Mine.
  2. Afterward, follow the statue that leads to the Central Abandoned Mine.
  3. The Steward Construct hints at another statue, guiding you to the Abandoned Gerudo Mine.
  4. Look for Zora Statues in the depths, guiding you to significant mining areas, ideal for the Master Kohga and Yiga Clan Side Adventure.

4. Fuse And Weather Conditions

fuse and weather conditions
Shield and Magic Rod fused with Ruby to survive the harsh Hebra Weather.

In Breath of the Wild, if you had an elemental rod on Link’s back or his hand, harsh weather would not affect him. A similar case can be seen in Tears of the Kingdom. If you fuse any elemental rocks with a Magic Spectre or Magic Rod, you will be okay in harsh weather.

You can actually fuse elemental rocks with your shield, and it will work the same way as it does with Magic Rods. So if you want to go to Hebra mountains without spending rupees on warm clothes, then all you need to do is attach a Ruby to your shield.

3. Fuse And Master Sword

master sword secret
Master Sword fused with Sliver Bokoblin’s horn.

If you fuse the restored Master Sword with any materials, the Master Sword will not take its shape. Instead, it will make an illusion around the blade whenever you remove it. However, the illusion is only there for a few seconds, and then it fades away. After that, you can just see a few Zonai scripts on the Sword. 

2. Secret Method Of Repairing Weapons

secret repair method
Damaged Zora Spear [Left] | Fixed Zora Spear [Right]
Following are the steps for the secret repair method:

  1. Make your way to the Death Mountain area near Goron City. 
  2. Find the Octorocks near the water bodies or in the Goron Mining area
  3. Get close to the Octorock and drop your damaged weapon in front of it. 
  4. Get back and let it suck up your damaged weapon. 
  5. When it throws your weapon back at you, it is completely repaired. 

1. Secret Of The Shrine Of Resurrection

shrine of resurrection secret
Shrine of Resurrection.

When you start Breath of the Wild, Link wakes up at a place called the Shrine Of Resurrection. The Shrine Of Resurrection is located in the middle of the Great Plateau. The same place can be found in Tears of the Kingdom. However, you do not start Tears of the Kingdom from the Shrine. You need to travel back to the area yourself. 

However, that is not the secret of the shrine at all.

  • Once in the end room, you just need to get to the wall in front and look down.
  • Here you will see a hole in the ground. If you fall down this hole, you will see something quite surprising.
  • There is a Yiga Clan’s hideout in that hole in the ground.
  • You can see the banner on one of the walls, and there is a chest in the room as well as a Mighty Banana.
  • If you pick up the banana, 2 Yiga clan warriors will pop out of the air to fight you, so it is quite a bizarre little secret you can find in Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom has many secrets and small tips you can find on your own accord. You need to explore the world thoroughly to find them all, but there are a few that you can consider the best. Some of the best ones include being able to repair your damaged weapons, fusions, and even a dark secret about the shrine of resurrection. You can also find Midna’s Helmet as well as a Korok Mask and the Majora’s Mask itself.

There are also many new gameplay details in the game, such as the Glider scope, the completion tracker, and the recipe book. You have new tradeable items, hidden royal passages, and even a Horned goddess statue. Lastly, there are cute and wholesome secrets as well, like how Link hums Old game soundtracks while cooking.

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