Ploymus Mountain

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Ploymus Mountain is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]

Features and Overview

Breath of the Wild

Ploymus Mountain is a mountain in the Lanayru Great Spring which overlooks the East Reservoir Lake. It is inhabited by a lone Lynel, which has caused issues with the residents of Zora's Domain due to its tendency to loose Shock Arrows.[4] In order to stop the flow of water coming from Divine Beast Vah Ruta, Sidon instructs Link to go to Ploymus Mountain and collect any stray Shock Arrows that the Lynel has shot.[5][6] At Ploymus Mountain, Link can find a total of 31 Shock Arrows stuck to the bark of Trees, in the ground, and even in the rocks. He can get an extra 20 if he kills the Lynel. Ploymus Mountain is one of the locations that is affected by the constant Rain generated by Divine Beast Vah Ruta.

Ploymus Mountain is also where the Zora, Laflat, directs Link in search of a Picture of a red-maned Lynel as part of the "Lynel Safari" Side Quest.[7] During the "EX Champion Mipha's Song" Main Quest from The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack, Ploymus Mountain is where the Mah Eliya Shrine rises from the ground after completing one of the Trials which requires Link to ascend the waterfalls at Mikau Lake and Lulu Lake.

A Korok can be found underneath a Rock along the northern slope of Ploymus Mountain.


Minor Enemies

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


  • The Lynel atop Ploymus Mountain will always remain a standard Lynel, even in Master Mode. This is so that it is always possible to complete the "Lynel Safari" Side Quest.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
雷獣山 (Raijū San)Thunder Beast Mountain
Raijū is likely a reference to the eponymous Yōkai in Shinto myth.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Polymus-berg[9]Same as English.
Latin America
Monte Trueno[8]Thunder Mountain
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See Also


  1. "Ploymus Mountain" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ploymus Mountain" — Map (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Unattended? Oh no! I can only hope he has not gone off to Ploymus Mountain again." — Mipha (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  4. "That tall mountain over yonder... It is called Ploymus Mountain, and there you will also find Shatterback Point. A terrifying creature has made its home up there. This awful beast shoots volley after volley of shock arrows. Even a single one could be fatal to a Zora." — Muzu (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Aha! You must mean that Lynel! He is a man-beast, that one!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "That beast does indeed wield shock arrows. That is certainly one way to collect them quickly. He is vicious, to be sure. But I am certain Link will rise to the challenge." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "There's a red-maned monster called a Lynel that lives on Ploymus Mountain. I REALLY need a picture of a Lynel. It can be a picture of any red-maned Lynel. Not just the one on the mountain. So what do you say? Can you get me a picture of a Lynel?" — Laflat (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Monte Trueno" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Polymus-berg" — Map (Breath of the Wild)