Regional Phenomena

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Regional Phenomena

Quest Giver Purah
Location Lookout Landing

"Regional Phenomena" is a Main Quest in Tears of the Kingdom.[1]


During the "Crisis at Hyrule Castle" Main Quest, Purah asks Link to start investigating the strange phenomena that has appeared throughout Hyrule as part of the Upheaval, believing that it could help them locate Princess Zelda.[2] After he has activated the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower and collected its Map data, Purah asks to see his Purah Pad.[3] Using the Map, she directs him to the four Regions that have been reported issues, these being Hebra, Eldin, Lanayru, and Gerudo.[4] She suspects that by investigating these phenomena, they can learn more about where Zelda could be.[5] Josha claims to have heard that Zelda was sighted near Rito Village recently, which Purah thinks could be credible.[6] After their conversation, "Regional Phenomena" will start.

In order to complete "Regional Phenomena", Link must first finish the following Main Quests:

During each of these Main Quests, Link will encounter an individual who appears to be Zelda causing the Region's disasters.[7][8] As he awakens the Sages, their predecessors show him visions featuring an ancient Sage of Time that resembles Zelda as well.[9][10][11][12] When Link solves the phenomena plaguing a Region, their leaders pledge to send reinforcements to Lookout Landing to help aid in the search for Zelda.[13][14][15]

A screenshot of the floating portion of Hyrule Castle during a Blood Moon. A figure that appears to be Princess Zelda stands on, the Sanctum visible behind her.
The impostor Zelda outside Hyrule Castle

Once all four of these Main Quests have been completed, Link will be directed to return to Lookout Landing and report his findings to Purah.[16][17][18] Upon his return, Link can hear rumors that Zelda has been seen near Hyrule Castle.[19][20] He can then find Purah looking through the Telescope on top of her Research Lab. When spoken to, she commends him for solving the problems that the Regions were facing.[21] She believes that the individual who resembles Zelda is related to the Upheaval, and although she has something to share with Link, she is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a Blood Moon.[22] Looking back through her Telescope, Purah spots something and tells Link to look.[23] When he does so, he can see Zelda outside of Hyrule Castle's Sanctum. Purah is shocked, but as the Blood Moon ends, Zelda disappears in a cloud of Gloom.[24]

After the Blood Moon ends, Purah reveals that she saw the person who resembles Zelda at Hyrule Castle, and instead of disappearing, it seems like she retreated inside.[25] She declares that they must rescue her, but since Link is the only individual capable of reaching Hyrule Castle, he is forced to go after her alone.[26] She asks him to come back safely with Zelda.[27] At this point, "Regional Phenomena" will be completed, and "Crisis at Hyrule Castle" will continue.


Stage Description
1 Purah has directed your search for Princess Zelda into four regions that each suffer under a strange phenomenon: Hebra (northwest), Eldin (northeast), Gerudo (southwest), and Lanayru (east).

Josha heard a rumor that the princess might have been seen in Rito Village off in Hebra.
2 Purah suggested investigating the major phenomena in various regions as a next step in the search for Princess Zelda.

There are three more regions where these strange phenomena are happening.
3 Purah suggested investigating the major phenomena in various regions as a next step in the search for Princess Zelda.

There are two more regions where these strange phenomena are happening.
4 Purah suggested investigating the major phenomena in various regions as a next step in the search for Princess Zelda.

There is only one more region that is suffering under a strange phenomenon.
5 You investigated the four regions that were troubled by strange phenomena, hoping to find clues about Princess Zelda. She appeared each time. And so did someone who looked a lot like her in the ancient memories you saw via the secret stones. Maybe Purah can make sense of this. She's waiting at Lookout Landing.
Complete You investigated the four regions that were troubled by strange phenomena, and the secret stones awakened the four sages.

When you went to report the investigation results and sightings of Princess Zelda to Purah, Princess Zelda suddenly appeared at Hyrule Castle along with a blood moon.


Names in Other Regions
The People's Republic of China
调查四地区的异变 (Diàochá sì dìqū de yì biàn)[28]
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See Also


  1. "Regional Phenomena
    Lookout Landing
    " — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. "Since the princess flew off, maybe we should redirect our efforts and dig into the Upheaval. For now, at least. I've already got a few regions in mind to start exploring. I bet we'll pick up clues about where she flew off to as we look around." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Right! Let's talk about the Upheaval. It's affected more than just the castle. Reports of other strange phenomena have been coming in from all over Hyrule. Let's take a look at your map." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "The first reports comes from Hebra to the northwest. Next up is Eldin to the northeast. The Gerudo are reporting trouble in the southwest. And finally, there's Lanayru to the east. The strange phenomena are concentrated in these four regions." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "I can't say for certain, but... I've got the nagging suspicion that we might find out more about Princess Zelda by looking into these phenomena." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "Hey, Doc... I don't know if this is helpful, but I heard something weird the other day... It was about someone who might've seen Princess Zelda at Rito Village over in Hebra recently." — Josha (Tears of the Kingdom)
    "That is pretty weird, yeah. Generally speaking, I don't put much stock in hearsay. But this does sound like it's worth looking into." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. "In stark contrast, the look-alike sighted in the present day is harming others and even attacked Father. As such, I can only believe that our princess is somehow in the bygone era of my ancient ancestor. However, if my hunch is correct, what is the true identity of the Princess Zelda who is running rampant in this era?" — Sidon (Tears of the Kingdom)
  8. "Someone who just happens to look like Zelda... That doesn't explain everthing that's been going on. But it's impossible to deny that someone resembling Zelda has been spotted across Hyrule, and that terrible events follow her. The Zelda we know and the Zelda we saw in the vision of the distant past are incredibly similar. If the Zelda in the past is our Zelda, then who is this other person? We must uncover her true identity." — Riju (Tears of the Kingdom)
  9. "Hey, Link? That woman in the vision my ancestor showed us...didn't she look just like Princess Zelda to you? Do you think that was the real princess? I seemed like a long, long time ago... There's still a bunch of unanswered questions." — Tulin (Tears of the Kingdom)
  10. "No way! Hang on. Come to think of it, my ancestor was talking about the Sage of Time... And that sage looked a whole lot like Princess Zelda. So maybe she IS the real Zelda! But my ancestor lived a really, really long time ago. So...that would be weird. But! If that IS true, then that means...that WAS the real Zelda we were following! My ancestor said... But that was so long ago... And Princess Zelda? Could she have been the real one? Or not? Or MAYBE... Argh! I'm so confused, goro!" — Yunobo (Tears of the Kingdom)
  11. "First things first, my friend. Regarding the whereabouts of Princess Zelda... When I obtained the secret stone, we saw a vision of that woman...the Sage of Time. I am certain it was far more than a passing resemblance. That was the Princess Zelda whom you and I know so well." — Sidon (Tears of the Kingdom)
  12. "Actually, Buliara... I do have a small piece of information regarding Zelda. I experienced a visionw hen I took the secret stone in my hand. The person that my ancestor referred to as the Sage of Time looked identical to Zelda." — Riju (Tears of the Kingdom)
  13. "Real or not, we need to find Princess Zelda and ask her ourselves! I'll ask my guys at YunoboCo to search the area around the city for any leads on the princess." — Yunobo (Tears of the Kingdom)
  14. "Link. As I have just ascended the throne, I must offer my sincerest apologies for being unable to accompany you. Still, I shall continue gathering information about our lost Princess Zelda." — Sidon (Tears of the Kingdom)
  15. "I'm sorry, Link. Although the threat of the sand shroud and the Gibdos has passed... I cannot leave Gerudo Town at the moment. Things need some time to settle. However, we will take on the task of searching this area for any signs of Zelda." — Riju (Tears of the Kingdom)
  16. "Hey, Link. You've visited Rito Village, Zora's Domain, and Gerudo Town. You've gathered a lot of info by now. Why don't you go back and report it all to Purah? I'm sure she's eagerly waiting for you." — Yunobo (Tears of the Kingdom)
  17. "That reminds me... Link, as I understand it, you have already visited Rito Village, Goron City, and Gerudo Town. I am certain that our allies at Lookout Landing would benefit from the information you have gathered. It may be worthwhile to return there and report your findings." — Dorephan (Tears of the Kingdom)
  18. "Link... You said you had already visited Rito Village, Goron City, and Zora's Domain... I'm sure Lookout Landing would value any information you could share. Why not go there and see if you can help?" — Buliara (Tears of the Kingdom)
  19. "Hey! It's President Yunobo's friend! Listen to THIS! I heard Princess Zelda might be in Hyrule Castle! But it's tough to see from here. Ms. Purah is so lucky with that fancy scope of hers..." — Offrak (Tears of the Kingdom)
  20. "Oh, hey, Link. Have you heard? Apparently Purah spotted a figure within Hyrule Castle. I flew off as soon as I could to try to see who it might be, but I wasn't able to discern anything, unfortunately. It must have been a false alarm. I got so worked up, thinking it might be Princess Zelda." — Harth (Tears of the Kingdom)
  21. "Linky, I heard what happened! The major cold front that descended upon the Rito, and the marbled rock roast that the Gorons couldn't get enough of... Then there was the sludge contaminating the Zora's water, and finally, the Gerudo menaced by Gibdos and a sand shroud. You faced some serious challenges, and you overcame all of them. Well done, Link." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  22. "So...the person resembling Princess Zelda was behind the scenes for all of the phenomena, as you discovered. That HAS to be related to the Upheaval somehow. And I have something important to share as well. Hm?" — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  23. "Ah! Isn't that— Link! Look at this! Quickly" — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  24. "Your Highness..." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  25. "Linky! Did you SEE that?! I was going to share that I saw a figure that looked an awful lot like Princess Zelda at Hyrule Castle! I wasn't sure at first, but now I am. I thought she'd left the castle entirely, but she was inside!" — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  26. "We have to hurry and rescue her! The soldiers and I can't reach Hyrule Castle as it is now. You might be the only one who can do it." — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  27. "Ugh, I'm sorry, Link. I know I'm always throwing you into dangerous situations. But you really are the only one up to the task. Please, come back in one piece. That applies to both you and the princess. Got it?" — Purah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  28. "调查四地区的异变" — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom, Simplified Chinese localization)