East Reservoir Lake

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East Reservoir Lake is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2] East Reservoir Lake goes unnamed in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Features and Overview

Breath of the Wild

East Reservoir Lake is located in the Lanayru Great Spring, which is part of the Lanayru Region of Hyrule Kingdom. Its southern end is secured by the Rutala Dam, and it feeds Water into both the Zora River and the Rutala River. Before Divine Beast Vah Ruta is calmed, its Rain will constantly fall over East Reservoir Lake.[3]

Every 10 years, Lanayru faces heavy Rainfall that would previously wash away the Zora of Zora's Domain.[4] During the Era of Prosperity 10,000 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, the Zora and the Hylians joined forces to create East Reservoir Lake in a single year, which would protect Hyrule Kingdom from floods.[5][6] Ever since then, the Zora kings have maintained the promise to manage its Water level, making East Reservoir Lake a symbol of the bond between Zora's Domain and the rest of Hyrule.[7] The Zora have appointed monitors to alert their king if the Water ever exceeds acceptable levels.[8]

When Divine Beast Vah Ruta was reactivated following the second Great Calamity, it took up residence in East Reservoir Lake. Its ability to generate Water caused heavy Rain to fill up the Lake.[3][9] King Dorephan began to fear that it would soon burst, which would put the lives of the Zora and the Hylians downstream of the Lake in danger.[10] As a result, Sidon left Zora's Domain in search of a Hylian to help them.[11]

During the "Divine Beast Vah Ruta" Main Quest, Sidon tells Link to meet him at East Reservoir Lake once he has gathered at least 20 Shock Arrows.[12][13] Once Link arrives, Sidon will ensure that he is prepared before they face Divine Beast Vah Ruta.[14] When Link confirms that he is ready, the pair of them will jump into the Lake to begin their attack on the Divine Beast.[15]

After Link has halted the flow of Water from Divine Beast Vah Ruta, it will remain dormant in East Reservoir Lake until it is reclaimed. Once this has been done, Mipha will pilot the Divine Beast out of the Lake through the Rutala Dam.

The northern dam of East Reservoir Lake has bedroom that is intended for visitors to use.[16] It includes a Bed and Jars. It also houses a Treasure Chest that contains a Knight's Shield.


Treasure Chests

Treasure Chest

At the northern dam

Treasure ChestContentsNotes

At the northern dam

Tears of the Kingdom

Related Quests


Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

As part of the "Regulating the Reservoir" Quest, it is revealed that the Zora have been using Divine Beast Vah Ruta to manage the Water levels of East Reservoir Lake.[17] When the Warriors bring provisions to the workers, they are able to finish work on the Reservoir earlier than anticipated, allowing them time to upgrade the Divine Beast.[18]


Names in Other Regions
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
東部的儲水湖 (Dōngbù de chǔshuǐ Hú)
The People's Republic of China
东部的储水湖 (Dōngbù de chǔshuǐ Hú)
Lac du barrage de l'Est
The French Republic
Lac de barrage de l'est
The Federal Republic of Germany
Östlicher Stausee
The Italian Republic
Bacino idrico orientale
The Republic of Korea
동쪽 저수지
The Kingdom of Spain
Embalse oriental
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See Also


  1. "East Reservoir Lake" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "East Reservoir Lake" — Map (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 208
  4. "Once every 10 years, the Lanayru region experiences unusually heavy rainfall. The Zora River flooded every time. The tides damages not only our domain but our people, washing away poor souls and causing great suffering and disarray." — History of the Zora, Part Two (Breath of the Wild)
  5. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 362
  6. "By joining the architectural genius of the Zora and Hyrule's technological prowess, East Reservoir Lake was swiftly built. Thanks to this fruitful partnership, Hyrule was no longer plagued by these devastating floods." — History of the Zora, Part Two (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "In gratitude, the Zora king promised the king of Hyrule to manage the reservoir level to protect all of Hyrule from floods. Each Zora king since has kept that oath, spanning 10,000 years. That is why the reservoir signifies our bond with Hyrule." — History of the Zora, Part Two (Breath of the Wild)
  8. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 399
  9. "Of late it has been mercilessly spouting water into the air. As a result, this area has been plagued by heavy rains." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Sadly, the rains have filled the easten reservoir nearly to the point of flooding. If the reservoir bursts, as it soon will, I fear immense damage will befall not only Zora's Domain... but also the area downstream from us. There, Hylian lives are in very great danger." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "I have been searching for someone like you for a long while. A man like you, Link, who carries himself with power! Right now, Zora's Domain is in grave danger because of the massive rainfall coming from Divine Beast Vah Ruta! Please, promise you will help us! We need your strength, warrior! Won't you please come to Zora's Domain with me?" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "I'll wait at East Reservoir Lake, right by the Divine Beast. Gather at least 20 shock arrows, and then come join me!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Link... I'll be waiting for you at East Reservoir Lake, right by the Divine Beast. When you are ready, come join me there!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Glad to see you're ready to go, Link! Are you ready for this? Do you have your Zora armor and enough shock arrows?" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "[I'm ready!] Wonderful! You never cease to amaze, Link! Now then, let us go and appease that Divine Beast as one! Here we go!!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  16. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 280
  17. "The Zora are using Divine Beast Vah Ruta to adjust the water level in the eastern reservoir. Bring provisions for the Zora who have taken on such an enormous task." — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  18. "The provisions you brought must have energized everyone because the Zora workers finished work on the reservoir level early. They had time to upgrade Divine Beast Vah Ruta too." — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)