Divine Beast Vah Medoh

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Divine Beast Vah Medoh is a Divine Beast and Dungeon in Breath of the Wild.[name references needed][1] It is a giant machine that is in the shape of an eagle.


Breath of the Wild

Entrance to the Divine Beast

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Minor Enemies


The Divine Beast Vah Medoh was created over 10,000 years ago by the Sheikah, along with the other three Divine Beasts and Guardians, to combat Calamity Ganon.[2][3] Four Champions were picked to pilot the Divine Beasts, who launched a full-scale attack on Ganon,[4] headed by a princess and a hero wielding the Master Sword. With their overwhelming technological might, their efforts were successful and Ganon was sealed away for a time.[5]

110 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, the Royal Family of Hyrule was warned by a fortune teller of Ganon's return.[6] In preparation of Ganon's return, the Divine Beasts were rediscovered after being excavated and four Champions were chosen to pilot them.[7] The Rito Champion, Revali, was chosen to operate Medoh.[citation needed] It was also during this time that Medoh served as the protector of the Rito people of Rito Village.[citation needed] However, despite Princess Zelda's and the Champions' best effort, Ganon surprised them by corrupting and taking control of the Divine Beasts and Guardians.[8] Revali was killed by Windblight Ganon, a being created by Ganon to seize control of Medoh.[9] The losing battle resulted in Link becoming mortally wounded and being taken to the Shrine of Resurrection to recover while Zelda fended off Ganon alone while Link was dormant in the Slumber of Restoration.[10]

A century later, Ganon's power grew strong enough to remotely control the Divine Beasts once more even in his imprisonment.[11] Under his control, Medoh flies over Rito Village in the Hebra Region, threatening the inhabitants of Rito Village with the fear of being shot down by its cannons if they fly too high.[citation needed] This continues until Link arrives and subsequently liberates Medoh from Ganon. Upon being freed from Ganon's control, the liberated Revali perches it at the highest point of the rock formation above the village to take aim at Hyrule Castle and no longer poses a serious threat to the Rito.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

The first mention of Divine Beast Vah Medoh is when Zelda and Link go to the Hebra region to ask Revali to pilot it. Revali first controls Vah Medoh in the Scenario "Freeing Korok Forest," when he is required to use it to destroy the Outposts surrounding Korok Forest. Unlike Breath of the Wild, Revali manages to survive an encounter with Windblight Ganon in the Scenario "Air and Lightning", which takes place in Vah Medoh. This is due to Terrako's ability to create time portals to bring Teba to defend him from a fatal shot by its laser cannons, and with Teba's help, Revali uses Vah Medoh to take out vast numbers of monsters and defeat Windblight Ganon. Because of these events, Vah Medoh as well as the other Divine Beasts have never fallen under Calamity Ganon's control.

Vah Medoh must also be used to complete the Challenges "Protector of the Forest", "Like the Wind", and "Through the Storm".


Divine Beast Vah Medoh is likely named after Medli, the Sage of Earth from The Wind Waker.

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  1. "Revali
    Rito Warrior
    A gifted archer who has mastered an aerial move previously thought impossible. While boastful, he has the skills to back up his claims. Now, he is entrusted with piloting Divine Beast Vah Medoh.
    " — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  2. "The four Divine Beasts are the ancient Sheikah weapons wielded by the four Champions who Ganon defeated." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "The people thought it wise to utilize their technological prowess to ensure the safety of the land, should Calamity Ganon ever return. They constructed four mechanical wonders to be known as the Divine Beasts." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "The Divine Beasts were piloted by four individuals of exceptional skill from across the land. And thus, the plan to neutralize Ganon was formed." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Upon Ganon's inevitable return to Hyrule, the princess and the hero fought alongside these four Champions against this ancient evil. The Guardians were tasked with protecting the hero as the Divine Beasts unleashed a furious attack upon their terrible foe. And when the hero wielding the sword that seals the darkness delivered his final blow... The princess used her sacred power to seal away Calamity Ganon." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Reports keep arriving regarding the excavation of relics. The fortune teller's predictions seem to be coming true. Calamity Ganon was not a figure of fable, or even of legend. He actually existed in our great land of Hyrule. We must investigate all the relics, learn as much as we can. But understanding the Divine Beasts alone will take time... Zelda's eyes lit up like a wildfire when I told her about the relics... I must admit, she has a knack for research." — King Rhoam's Journal (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "But there was also...a prophecy. "The signs of a resurrection of Calamity Ganon are clear. And the power to oppose it lies dormant beneath the ground." We decided to heed the prophecy and began excavating large areas of land. It wasn't long before we discovered several ancient relics made by the hands of our distant ancestors. These relics, the Divine Beasts, were giant machines piloted by warriors." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "The princess, her appointed knight, and the rest of the Champions were on the brink of sealing away Ganon... But nay... Ganon was cunning, and he responded with a plan beyond our imagining. He appeared from deep below Hyrule Castle, seized control of the Guardians and the Divine Beasts, and turned them against us." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Good Luck! That thing is one of Ganon's own, and it plays dirty! It defeated me 100 years ago... but only because I was winging it." — Revali (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "The Champions lost their lives. Those residing in the castle as well. The appointed knight, gravely wounded, collapsed while defending the princess... And thus, the kingdom of Hyrule was devastated absolutely by Calamity Ganon. However... The princess survived...to face Ganon alone." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Somehow, Ganon has maintained control over all four Divine Beasts, as well as those Guardians swarming around Hyrule Castle." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  12. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch™ system - Characters (web archive), Zelda.com (archive), retrieved April 23, 2023.