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.

MaterialHeartsCooking EffectsCommon Locations
Chikaloo Tree Nut0.25-Merchants
Acorn0.25-Hyrule Field, Squirrels
Hylian Rice1-Merchants
Tabantha Wheat1-Merchants
Apple0.5-Hyrule Field, East Necluda
Palm Fruit1-East Necluda, Gerudo Desert
Wildberry0.5-Gerudyy Highlands, Hebra Mountains
Hearty Durian3Extra HeartsWest Necluda, Faron Grasslands
Hydromelon0.5Heat ResistanceGerudo Desert, Faron Grasslands
Spicy Pepper0.5Cold ResistanceGerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier
Voltfruit0.5Shock ResistanceGerudo Desert, Gerudo Highlands
Fleet-Lotus Seeds0.5Speed UpLanayru Wetlands, Lanayru Great Spring
Mighty Bananas0.5Attack UpFaron
Hylian Shroom0.5-Hyrule Field, West Necluda
Endura Shroom1Extra StaminaHyrule Ridge, Hyrule Field
Stamella Shroom0.5Stamina RecoveryHyrule Ridge, Hyrule Field
Hearty Truffle2Extra HeartsGreat Hyrule Forest, Hyrule Field
Big Hearty Truffle3Extra HeartsHebra Mountains, Great Hyrule Forest
Chillshroom0.5Heat ResistanceHebra Mountains, Mount Lanayru
Sunshroom0.5Cold ResistanceEldin Canyon, Gerudo Highlands
Zapshroom0.5Shock ResistanceDeep Akkala, Gerudo Highlands
Rushroom0.5Speed UpGerudo Highlands, Hyrule Ridge
Razorshroom0.5Attack UpGreat Hyrule Forest, Tabantha Frontier
Ironshroom0.5Defense UpWest Necluda, East Necluda
Silent Shroom0.5Stealth UpLanayru Great Spring, West Necluda
Hyrule Herb1-Hyrule Field, Akkala Highlands
Hearty Radish2.5Extra HeartsHyrule Ridge, East Necluda
Big Hearty Radish4Extra HeartsAkkala Highlands, Lanayru Great Spring
Cool Safflina-Heat ResistanceHebra Mountains, Gerudo Highlands
Warm Safflina-Cold ResistanceGerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge
Electric Safflina-Shock ResistanceGerudo Desert, Hyrule Ridge
Swift Carrot0.5Speed UpKakariko Village
Endura Carrot2Extra SaminaHyrule Ridge, Faron Grasslands
Fortified Pumpkin0.5Defense UpKakariko Village
Swift Violet-Speed UpGerudo Highlands, Hebra Mountains
Mighty Thistle-Attack UpWest Necluda, Faron Grasslands
Armoranth-Defense UpAkkala Highlands, Hyrule Ridge
Blue Nightshade-Stealth UpWest Necluda, Lanayru Great Spring
Silent Princess-Stealth UpHyrule 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, which increases the chances of finding rare minerals. 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.

Additionally, Pebblits and Talus can be defeated to find more minerals. 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 mammals 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 is to throw food in the water to use as bait. And the easiest option is to use the Bomb Rune to kill any fish in the blast zone. These materials are used to make food or upgrade armor.

MaterialHeartsCooking EffectsCommon Locations
Raw Meat1-Mammals
Raw Prime Meat1.5-Mammals
Raw Gourmet Meat3-Mammals
Raw Bird Thigh1.5-Birds
Raw Bird Drumstick1-Birds
Raw Whole Bird3-Birds
Hyrule Bass1-Hyrule Field, West Necluda
Hearty Bass2Extra HeartsWest Necluda, Akkala Highlands
Staminoka Bass1Stamina RecoveryHyrule Field, West Necluda
Chillfin Trout1Heat ResistanceTabantha Frontier, Hebra Mountains
Sizzlefin Trout1Cold ResistanceEldin Canyon, Eldin Mountains
Voltfin Trout1Shock ResistanceTabantha Frontier, Hyrule Ridge
Stealthfin Trout1Stealth UpGreat Hyrule Forest, Eldin Mountains
Mighty Carp1Attack UpAkkala Highlands, Lanayru Great Spring
Armored Carp1Defense UpLanayru Great Spring, East Necluda
Sanke Carp1Extra HeartsWest Necluda
Mighty Porgy1Attack UpNecluda Sea, Lanayru Sea
Armored Porgy1Defense UpNecluda Sea, Lanayru Sea
Hearty Salmon4Extra HeartsTabantha Frontier, Hebra Mountains
Hearty Blueshell Snail3Extra HeartsLanayru Sea, Necluda Sea
Razorclaw Crab1Attack UpNecluda Sea, East Necluda
Ironshell Crab1Defense UpNecluda Sea, East Necluda
Bright-Eyed Crab1Stamina RecoveryLanayru 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.

MaterialCooking EffectsCommon Locations
Winterwing ButterflyHeat ResistanceHyrule Ridge, Tabantha Frontier
Summerwing ButterflyCold ResistanceGreat Hyrule Forest, Eldin Mountains
Thunderwing ButterflyShock ResistanceHyrule Ridge, Gerudo Highlands
Smotherwing ButterflyFlame GuardEldin Canyon, Death Mountain
Cold DarnerHeat ResistanceTabantha Frontier, Hyrule Ridge
Warm DarnerCold ResistanceAkkala Highlands, Hyrule Field
Electric DarnerShock ResistanceHyrule Ridge, Gerudo Desert
Restless CricketStamina RecoveryHyrule Field, East Necluda
Bladed Rhino BeetleAttack UpWest Necluda, East Necluda
Rugged Rhino BeetleDefense UpHyrule Field, Faron Grasslands
Energetic Rhino BeetleStamina RecoveryAkkala Highlands, West Necluda
Sunset FireflyStealth UpWest Necluda, Great Hyrule Forest
Hot-Footed FrogSpeed UpLanayru Great Spring, Hyrule Ridge
Tireless FrogExtra StaminaLanayru Great Spring, Hyrule Ridge
Hightail LizardSpeed UpWest Necluda, East Necluda
Hearty LizardExtra HeartsGerudo Desert, Necluda Sea
Fireproof LizardFlame GuardEldin Canyon, Death Mountain
FairyRevives Link and restores 4 HeartsFairy 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 called Guardians. Guardians will drop their own ancient materials, which can be used to upgrade Runes on the Sheikah Slate, to create Ancient Weapons and Armor in a lab at the northeast corner of the map, and to upgrade select pieces of Armor. The items are listed below from rarest to most common.

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