As you traverse the vast kingdom of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll encounter many animals and creatures that can be ridden. They can be used as transportation, as part of a unique battle strategy, or as a fun distraction in your quest to save Princess Zelda.
Besides the common horse, you can encounter a range of rare and unusual mounts that you’ll want to seek out if you want to experience all that Hyrule has to offer, including completing the shrine quests and side quests related to these creatures. the path.
9 Trusty Steed: spotted and single-colored horse
The most common rideable animal you will encounter in Breath of the Wild, horses can be found throughout Hyrule. You’ll find them most easily around the Dueling Peaks Stable and roaming wide open fields. After encountering a horse, you can sneak up from behind and ride it, allowing you to ride it to the nearest stable where it can be registered.
Horses come in different colors and patterns that affect their strength, speed, and stamina. For example, spotted horses have lower stats, while single-colored horses have higher overall stats.
8 Fit for a Princess: The White Royal Stallion
This horse is the focus of the Royal White Stallion side quest. To start this side quest, you will need to speak to Toffa at Outskirt Stable, who will tell you about a white horse similar to those kept by the Hyrule Royal Family.
You will find this royal horse on Safula Hill, where you can ride and tame it. To do this, you will need to make sure you have enough stamina, as this horse is one of the most difficult horses to calm down. Once you bring the horse back to Toffa, he will ask you to register the horse immediately. After talking to him several times, he will notice that Princess Zelda has ridden a similar white horse before, and that horse is most likely her descendant.
seven Steed Of Evil: Giant Horse
The Giant Horse can be found in the Taobab Grasslands in the Gerudo Highlands. True to its name, this horse towers above all other horses in the game and has a unique orange mane. To complete the Hunt for the Giant Horse side quest, you’ll need to show this horse to Straia, an NPC found at the Mounted Archery Camp.
The giant horse bears an uncanny resemblance to Ganandorf’s steed, which also has an orange mane (in Ocarina of Time) and black fur. As found in the Gerudo Highlands, this is further evidence that the horse is related to the one Ganondorf ridden.
6 Epona’s song is not required: Epona
To get Epona, you’ll need to scan her in-game using the Super Smash Bros. Amiibo. Series Link or the Amiibo Twilight Princess Link. Unlike other horses, Epona has perfect stats and automatically bonds with you.
Epona is a nostalgic throwback to previous games, appearing as Link’s trusty steed in entries such as Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. You’ll want to enroll Epona into a stable as soon as you scan her in-game, as each Amiibo only offers one chance to get her.
5 Bone To Be Wild: Stalhorse
The Stalhorse is a skeletal version of the normal horse, awakened from the dead by Ganon’s magic. Although they are harmless, Stalhorses cannot be registered in a stable because the owner of the stable considers them to be monsters. Stalhorses are often ridden by Stalkoblins and Bokoblins, meaning you’ll need to knock down one of these enemies to ride one.
If you ride a Stalhorse wearing the Radiant Set or the Phantom Ganon Set, the horse will run at increased speed. Unfortunately, your friendship with your new Stalhorse won’t last long, because once the sun rises, it will disappear.
4 A deer friend: the deer
Deer are a species of animal that can be found throughout Hyrule and can be hunted for their meat or ridden if you manage to sneak past them. If you’re looking for a way to fast travel through Hyrule, a stag probably won’t be your first choice, but you’ll need to ride a stag for The Crowned Beast Shrine quest.
The only deer species you can’t ride is the Tabantha Moose, though it’s worth seeking them out anyway, as they drop rare meats when killed.
3 Beary Fun: Bear
There are two types of bears native to Hyrule – the Honeyvore Bear and the Grizzlemaw Bear. Honeyvore bears live in the Akkala Highlands and the Tabantha Frontier, while grizzlemaw bears live in snowy areas, such as the Gerudo Highlands and the Hebra Mountains.
Both bears will attack you if provoked; however, the Grizzlemaw Bear’s strength makes it much deadlier. Therefore, you’ll need to be careful when attempting to mount these wild animals, making sure to be sneaky so you don’t alert them to your presence.
2 A fitting tribute: the lord of the mountain
The Mountain Lord, also known as Satori, sits atop Satori Mountain on nights when it shines, surrounded by Blupees. If you have enough stamina, you can ride this majestic creature; however, it cannot be registered in a stable, and bringing it into a stable is considered a bad omen by the stable owner.
The Mountain Lord shares many design elements with the Blupees, and he also has large hooves, a horse-like body, and two owl faces. Its name is a tribute to the late Satoru Iwata, who was Nintendo’s president during the development of Breath of the Wild.
1 Ride at your own risk: Lynel
Lynels are one of the toughest enemies to fight in the game, boasting a host of powerful attacks. When fighting a Lynel, you can stun it for a brief period, where you can mount the monster to deal damage without losing your weapon durability.
You can also ride a Lynel by sneaking up on it or landing on its back using your paraglider, giving you a range of openings to attack this powerful foe. Unfortunately, after riding a Lynel, you cannot tame it like other creatures in the game, as it will knock you down after a short time.
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