Shoqa Tatone Shrine

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The Shoqa Tatone Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name A Modest Test of Strength,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild.

Entrance to the Shrine

Shoqa Tatone Shrine is located on Puffer Beach in the Faron Grasslands. It is initially buried beneath the ground, though there is a Pedestal with a Concave Slot and an Ancient Orb nearby. Complicating matters, the Ancient Orb is being cuddled by Loone, who has named it Roscoe and is very affectionate towards it.[2] When Loone realizes that Link is watching and wants the Ancient Orb, Loone insists that she would never give it up.[3]

Loone almost immediately confesses to lying, saying what she really wants to see is Guardians.[4] She wants to see many Guardians, not just the rusted ones found on Puffer Beach.[5] If she ever does get to see these Guardians, Loone hints that she might leave Roscoe, but due to the danger, she doubts this will ever happen.[6] This begins the "Guardian Slideshow" Shrine Quest.

For the Shrine Quest, Link must use the Camera Rune to take Pictures of a Guardian Skywatcher,[7] a Guardian Scout,[8] and a Guardian Stalker.[9] After showing Loone the Pictures, Link can ask her for Roscoe, and Loone will allow him to take it.[10]

Link can then place the Ancient Orb is the Pedestal's Concave Slot.[11] This causes Shoqa Tatone Shrine to emerge from the sand of Puffer Beach, completing the Shrine Quest.[12] As Link enters the Ancient Shrine, he is greeted by its Monk, Shoqa Tatone.[13]

Themes and Navigation

When Link enters Shoqa Tatone Shrine, a Guardian Scout III, wielding a Guardian Shield+ and a Guardian Spear+, will emerge from below. To complete the trial, Link must defeat the Guardian Scout III.

Upon defeat, the Guardian Scout III will drop its weaponry, and the portcullis to continue towards the Monk's Pedestal will open. Shoqa Tatone commends Link for overcoming the trial, and they award him with a Spirit Orb as a reward.[14] Afterwards, Shoqa Tatone wishes Link well before fading away.[15]

Beyond the portcullis is a Treasure Chest which contains a Royal Broadsword.

Minor Enemies



Names in Other Regions
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Tempel van Shoqa Tatone[17]Temple of Shoqa Tatone
Latin America
Santuario de Tayanke[16]Tayanke Shrine
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shoqa Tatone Shrine
    A Modest Test of Strength
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Your skin is so smooth and gorgeous, my little Roscoe..." — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Hm? The person watching looks like he wants something? Maybe he's after... *GASP* Is he after you?! Don't you worry, by sweet Roscoe! I would never ever EVER let you go! I'm head over heals for my special friend who's been around since ancient times!" — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Sorry, my sweet Roscoe, but I fibbed a little... The truth is... I wanna see Guardians!" — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Flying ones! Small ones! Ones that walk around! I wanna see all the Guardians in all the world! Not the ones around here that have rusted away, either. I wanna see fresh and lively Guardians!" — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "If I ever do get to see them... I may just have to leave you, my friend. Oh, but don't you worry! Getting near a Guardian is too dangerous for me. Flying ones, small ones, ones that walk... I'm afraid seeing Guardians like that is nothing more than a dream within a dream for me..." — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "That image... That's a flying Guardian! Wow, I feel alive with terror just from gazing at its beautiful form!" — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "A small Guardian! Awww, it looks so vicious for its tiny size! Adorable!!" — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "A walking Guardian! I can't believe it! Nothing could be more dangerous! What an exhilaratingly scary sight!" — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "[Can I have that orb?] Hm? Oh, you mean Roscoe? Sure, that weird sphere thing is all yours. Really, I'm over it." — Loone (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Loone, love of all things ancient, relinquished her orb once you showed her pictures of the three types of Guardians.

    You've decided to go place it in the pedestal.
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Loone, lover of all things ancient, relinquished her orb once you showed her pictures of the three types of Guardians

    When you placed the orb into the pedestal, an ancient shrine appeared!
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Shoqa Tatone. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this combat trial." — Shoqa Tatone (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Your triumph over the test of strength subverts a prophecy of ruin. From the ashes of Hyrule, a hero rises." — Shoqa Tatone (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Shoqa Tatone (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Santuario de Tayanke" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Tempel van Shoqa Tatone" — Map (Breath of the Wild)