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Collecting Materials

While exploring Hyrule in Breath of the Wild, make sure to collect as many Materials as possible. Materials are very important items that are used to make food, elixirs, and upgrades to Armor and Runes. Don’t worry about filling up your inventory, because it’s not possible to do so with Materials alone.

Plants

The easiest materials to gather are natural resources such as plants. Various herbs, mushrooms, fruits, and vegetables will naturally grow around Hyrule. However, select produce only grow in specific regions.

Material Hearts Cooking Effects Common Locations
Chikaloo Tree Nut 0.25 - Merchants
Acorn 0.25 - Hyrule Field, Squirrels
Hylian Rice 1 - Merchants
Tabantha Wheat 1 - Merchants
Apple 0.5 - Hyrule Field, East Necluda
Palm Fruit 1 - East Necluda, Gerudo Desert
Wildberry 0.5 - Gerudyy Highlands, Hebra Mountains
Hearty Durian 3 Extra Hearts West Necluda, Faron Grasslands
Hydromelon 0.5 Heat Resistance Gerudo Desert, Faron Grasslands
Spicy Pepper 0.5 Cold Resistance Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier
Voltfruit 0.5 Shock Resistance Gerudo Desert, Gerudo Highlands
Fleet-Lotus Seeds 0.5 Speed Up Lanayru Wetlands, Lanayru Great Spring
Mighty Bananas 0.5 Attack Up Faron
Hylian Shroom 0.5 - Hyrule Field, West Necluda
Endura Shroom 1 Extra Stamina Hyrule Ridge, Hyrule Field
Stamella Shroom 0.5 Stamina Recovery Hyrule Ridge, Hyrule Field
Hearty Truffle 2 Extra Hearts Great Hyrule Forest, Hyrule Field
Big Hearty Truffle 3 Extra Hearts Hebra Mountains, Great Hyrule Forest
Chillshroom 0.5 Heat Resistance Hebra Mountains, Mount Lanayru
Sunshroom 0.5 Cold Resistance Eldin Canyon, Gerudo Highlands
Zapshroom 0.5 Shock Resistance Deep Akkala, Gerudo Highlands
Rushroom 0.5 Speed Up Gerudo Highlands, Hyrule Ridge
Razorshroom 0.5 Attack Up Great Hyrule Forest, Tabantha Frontier
Ironshroom 0.5 Defense Up West Necluda, East Necluda
Silent Shroom 0.5 Stealth Up Lanayru Great Spring, West Necluda
Hyrule Herb 1 - Hyrule Field, Akkala Highlands
Hearty Radish 2.5 Extra Hearts Hyrule Ridge, East Necluda
Big Hearty Radish 4 Extra Hearts Akkala Highlands, Lanayru Great Spring
Cool Safflina - Heat Resistance Hebra Mountains, Gerudo Highlands
Warm Safflina - Cold Resistance Gerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge
Electric Safflina - Shock Resistance Gerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge
Swift Carrot 0.5 Speed Up Kakariko Village
Endura Carrot 2 Extra Samina Hyrule Ridge, Faron Grasslands
Fortified Pumpkin 0.5 Defense Up Kakariko Village
Swift Violet - Speed Up Gerudo Highlands, Hebra Mountains
Mighty Thistle - Attack Up West Necluda, Faron Grasslands
Armoranth - Defense Up Akkala Highlands, Hyrule Ridge
Blue Nightshade - Stealth Up West Necluda, Lanayru Great Spring
Silent Princess - Stealth Up Hyrule Ridge, West Necluda

Minerals

Another natural resource that is easy to gather are minerals. When it comes to locating minerals, look for ore deposits on the sides of mountains – which look like large, black boulders. Sometimes the large, black boulders will have sparkly stones popping out the sides. Smash ore deposits with heavy, two-handed weapons to yield valuable minerals. If a large weapon isn’t accessible, use the Bomb Rune and hope the minerals don’t go flying. Use Minerals to upgrade armor and jewelry, or sell them to shops to make some quick money.

Material Sell Price Use
Diamond 500 Upgrade Diamond Circlet for Guardian protection.
Sapphire 260 Upgrade Sapphire Circlet for ice protection.
Ruby 210 Upgrade Ruby Circlet for fire protection.
Topaz 180 Upgrade Topaz Earrings for electric protection.
Luminous Stone 70 Give 10 to Zora in exchange for 1 Diamond.
Opal 60 Upgrade Opal Earrings for increased swim speed.
Amber 45 Upgrade Amber Earrings and Hylian Armor.
Flint 5 Make fires with wood when struck with a metal weapon. Also used to upgrade jewelry.
Rock Salt 2 Cook with other materials to make food.

Meat from Wildlife

Many creatures can be found roaming throughout Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. These creatures aren’t just for show, but can be harvested for their meat. Sneak up and attack any creature to collect their materials. If you’re not fast enough, they might run away. Aim for the head on mamals and birds to stun them and inflict critical hit damage. Fish cannot be captured with fishing rods; instead, you must jump in the water and grab them (dashing helps). An easier option would be to use the Bomb Rune to kill any fish in the blast zone. These materials are used to make food or upgrade armor.

Material Hearts Cooking Effects Common Locations
Raw Meat 1 - Mammals
Raw Prime Meat 1.5 - Mammals
Raw Gourmet Meat 3 - Mammals
Raw Bird Thigh 1.5 - Birds
Raw Bird Drumstick 1 - Birds
Raw Whole Bird 3 - Birds
Hyrule Bass 1 - Hyrule Field, West Necluda
Hearty Bass 2 Extra Hearts West Necluda, Akkala Highlands
Staminoka Bass 1 Stamina Recovery Hyrule Field, West Necluda
Chillfin Trout 1 Heat Resistance Tabantha Frontier, Hebra Mountains
Sizzlefin Trout 1 Cold Resistance Eldin Canyon, Eldin Mountains
Voltfin Trout 1 Shock Resistance Tabantha Frontier, Hyrule Ridge
Stealthfin Trout 1 Stealth Up Great Hyrule Forest, Eldin Mountains
Mighty Carp 1 Attack Up Akkala Highlands, Lanayru Great Spring
Armored Carp 1 Defense Up Lanayru Great Spring, East Necluda
Sanke Carp 1 Extra Hearts West Necluda
Mighty Porgy 1 Attack Up Necluda Sea, Lanayru Sea
Armored Porgy 1 Defense Up Necluda Sea, Lanayru Sea
Hearty Salmon 4 Extra Hearts Tabantha Frontier, Hebra Mountains
Hearty Blueshell Snail 3 Extra Hearts Lanayru Sea, Necluda Sea
Razorclaw Crab 1 Attack Up Necluda Sea, East Necluda
Ironshell Crab 1 Defense Up Necluda Sea, East Necluda
Bright-Eyed Crab 1 Stamina Recovery Lanayru Great Spring, Eldin Canyon

Critters

In addition to the larger wildlife in Hyrule, Breath of the Wild features insects, frogs, and lizards and categorizes them as Critters. While the frogs and lizards can be shot with arrows to make them easier to collect, insects must be snuck up on and grabbed like seafood. Increase Link’s stealth by crouching, eating meals with stealth up effects, or by wearing the Stealth armor set. Once Link is close enough, the name of the material will pop up on screen alongside the button to gather the item. Critters are mixed with Monster Parts to make Elixirs, or they’re used to upgrade Armor.

Material Cooking Effects Common Locations
Winterwing Butterfly Heat Resistance Hyrule Ridge, Tabantha Frontier
Summerwing Butterfly Cold Resistance Great Hyrule Forest, Eldin Mountains
Thunderwing Butterfly Shock Resistance Hyrule Ridge, Gerudo Highlands
Smotherwing Butterfly Flame Guard Eldin Canyon, Death Mountain
Cold Darner Heat Resistance Tabantha Frontier, Hyrule Ridge
Warm Darner Cold Resistance Akkala Highlands, Hyrule Field
Electric Darner Shock Resistance Hyrule Ridge, Gerudo Desert
Restless Cricket Stamina Recovery Hyrule Field, East Necluda
Bladed Rhino Beetle Attack Up West Necluda, East Necluda
Rugged Rhino Beetle Defense Up Hyrule Field, Faron Grasslands
Energetic Rhino Beetle Stamina Recovery Akkala Highlands, West Necluda
Sunset Firefly Stealth Up West Necluda, Great Hyrule Forest
Hot-Footed Frog Speed Up Lanayru Great Spring, Hyrule Ridge
Tireless Frog Extra Stamina Lanayru Great Spring, Hyrule Ridge
Hightail Lizard Speed Up West Necluda, East Necluda
Hearty Lizard Extra Hearts Gerudo Desert, Necluda Sea
Fireproof Lizard Flame Guard Eldin Canyon, Death Mountain
Fairy Revives Link and restores 4 Hearts Fairy Fountains

Monster Parts

The toughest material to collect in Breath of the Wild are Monster Parts. Fight and defeat monsters around Hyrule to earn a variety of materials. The loot will be randomly dropped once the monster is defeated, but it seems the tougher versions of a monster often drop the rare material. Monster Parts are mixed with Critters to make Elixirs, or they’re used to upgrade Armor.

Material Rarity Monsters
Bokoblin Horn Common Bokoblins
Bokoblin Fang Common Bokoblins
Bokoblin Guts Uncommon Bokoblins
Moblin Horn Common Moblins
Moblin Fang Common Moblins
Moblin Guts Uncommon Moblins
Lizalfos Horn Common Lizalfos
Lizalfos Talon Common Lizalfos
Lizalfos Tail Uncommon Lizalfos
Icy Lizalfos Tail Rare Ice-Breath Lizalfos
Red Lizalfos Tail Rare Fire-Breath Lizalfos
Yellow Lizalfos Tail Rare Electric Lizalfos
Lynel Horn Rare Lynel
Lynel Hoof Rare Lynel
Lynel Guts Very Rare Lynel
Chuchu Jelly Common Chuchu
Red Chuchu Jelly Uncommon Chuchu + Fire
White Chuchu Jelly Uncommon Chuchu + Ice
Yellow Chuchu Jelly Uncommon Chuchu + Electricity
Keese Wing Common Keese
Fire Keese Wing Uncommon Fire Keese
Ice Keese Wing Uncommon Ice Keese
Electric Keese Wing Uncommon Electric Keese
Keese Eyeball Uncommon All Keese
Octorok Eyeball Uncommon Octorok
Octorok Tentacle Uncommon Octorok
Octo Balloon Common Octorok
Hinox Toenail Rare Hinox
Hinox Tooth Rare Hinox
Hinox Guts Very Rare Hinox
Molduga Fin Rare Molduga
Molduga Guts Very Rare Molduga

Ancient Materials

Monsters aren’t the only threat in Breath of the Wild. Link also has to watch out for ancient machines. Since these aren’t natural creatures, Guardians drop their own ancient materials. Ancient materials are used to upgrade Runes on the Sheikah Slate and to create Ancient Weapons and Armor in a lab at the northeast corner of the map. The items are listed below from rarest to most common.

  • Giant Ancient Core
  • Ancient Core
  • Ancient Shaft
  • Ancient Gear
  • Ancient Spring
  • Ancient Screw