Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How To Make A Fan

Learn about both types of fans in Tears of the Kingdom and & how to make them in an easy manner.

Fans are one of the most fundamental tools in Tears of the Kingdom, and learning how to make them fast and easy, is essential for traversing the huge overworld of Hyrule. They can be constructed by combining the Korok Fronds and tree branches, and once you have them, you can control the direction of the wind,

Key Takeaways
  • You can use two types of fans in Tears of the Kingdom: a DIY fan built from Korok Fronds and Tree branches and ready-made Zonai Devices.

  • The fan made from Korok Fronds and Tree branches maneuvers the wind’s direction, making it easier to ride sailing boats.
    1. Both the Korok Fronds and Tree Branches can be found near the forest regions of Tears of the Kingdom.
    2. Use the “fuse” ability to combine both items.
    3. The combination will result in a fan.

  • To build a fan boat, you’ll first need a platform that floats on water and Zonai Device (fan) that gives it a speed boost.
    1. Normally, you can build a wooden boat by combing multiple logs.
    2. Once that’s done, attach the Zonai device to it using an ultra hand.
    3. Place the boat onto the water and swing at the Zonai device to start the boat.
    4. This method is faster but gives you less control.
Important: To build a fan, you have to learn the “fuse” ability first by completing the In-isa Shrine.

What Are Fans In Tears Of The Kingdom

There are two types of fans in Tears of the Kingdom. 

  • Type 1: Fusion of Korok Frond and tree branches
  • Type 2: Zonai devices lying around the world

The first type is used to maneuver the direction of the wind, and the second type is used to give a massive speed boost to your boats or other constructions. So their utility varies vastly for different constructions.

How To Make A Fan Via Korok Fond

  • Before I get to the building part, ensure you have learned the “fuse” ability from In-isa Shrine, located in the Great Sky Island (the game’s starting location).
    In-isa Shrine
    Location of Forest outside the In-isa Shrine [Image by eXputer]
  • The Shrine does a good enough job of teaching you how the fuse works.
  • Once you have learned how to fuse, you’ll need two things to build a fan; a tree branch and a Korok Frond.
  • There is a huge abundance of tree branches in Tears of the Kingdom, and you’ll find plenty of them around the world, especially near forest areas.
    Tree branch lying near the tree [Image by eXputer]
  • Likewise, the Korok Fronds can also be found around green forests such as the Forest of Spirits and the Forest of Time.
    Korok Frond dropped from a chopped tree [Image by eXputer]
  • Still, if you need a specific location, you can find both of them right outside the In-Isa Shrine.
    Location of Zonai Dispenser [Image by eXputer]
    Great Sky Island
    Trees in Great Sky Island [Image by eXputer]
  • After you have both items, throw the Korok Frond onto the ground, equip the tree branch, and begin the fusion.
    Ability to fuse [Image by eXputer]
    Fusing Korok Frond and Tree Branches [Image by eXputer]
  • Once the fusion is done, you’ll have a DIY Fan, which you can use to control the direction of boats, granted they have sail attached to them.

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How To Make A Fan Boat

  • To build a fan boat, the first thing you need to do is to gather nearby wooden logs and fuse them.
    Building a boat from wooden logs [Image by eXputer]
  • Alternatively, you can also use a raft if you can find one lying around. In short, you need something that floats on water.
  • Once you have a platform, attach a Zonai device (fan) to it. The more Zonai devices you attach, the bigger will be the speed boost.
    Boat Built
    Placing the boat on the water [Image by eXputer]
  • Now use the Ultra Hand to place your construction on the water.
  • Jump on your construction, and swing your weapon to kickstart the device.
    Riding the boat [Image by eXputer]
  • Voila! You can now make it to the other side of the sea without drowning yourself.
  • You cannot store the Zonai devices you find lying around, which can be troublesome if you want to build a boat and do not have the right equipment lying around.
  • To solve this problem, you can farm Zonai devices via Zonai Device Dispenser.
    Location of Zonai Dispenser [Image by eXputer]
    A Zonai Dispenser [Image by eXputer]
  • The Zonai Devices that come out of the Zonai Device Dispenser are stored in small balls, enabling you to save Zonai Devices in your inventory.


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