The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most beloved video game franchises in history. The latest addition to the series, Tears of the Kingdom, is no exception. The game is an open-world adventure that takes players on an epic journey across a vast and beautiful landscape. As Link, the player must navigate through dangerous terrain, battle formidable foes, and solve challenging puzzles to save the kingdom from the darkness that threatens to consume it.
One of the most crucial aspects of the game is the Shrines. These are sacred places scattered throughout the world that hold great power and offer valuable rewards. The Shrines are the key to unlocking new abilities and fast travel, which is essential for Link to progress through the game.
The Ukouh Shrine is one of the four Shrines that Link must complete to open the door to Hyrule. This Shrine requires Link to solve basic puzzles to prove his worthiness and earn the blessing of the Shrine’s power. The puzzles in the Ukouh Shrine are designed to test Link’s problem-solving skills and require him to think outside the box to complete them successfully.
In this guide, we will go through everything you need to know on how to find the Ukouh Shrine and solve its puzzles in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda TOTK Ukouh Shrine Puzzle Solutions and Walkthrough
- Shrine Location: Great Sky Island
- Rewards: Light of Blessing, Ulrahand (The Ability to Create)
- Prerequisites: Interact with the Temple of Time main door.
When you interact with the Temple of Time door as part of the Find Princess Zelda main quest, Rauru will appear and guide you toward the Ukouh Shrine. The location of the Ukouh Shrine will be marked on your map after your interaction with Rauru.
Follow the map marker to reach the Ukouh Shrine. Interact with the shrine interact by pressing A on your Switch or Pro Controller to open the main entry point. Each shrine in the Great Sky Island is associated with ability and acts as a training ground for their associated ability. For example, the Ukouh Shrine is associated with the Ultrahand Grab ability that allows you to grab, and attach objects with one another to create useful tools, boats, and a variety of Zonai devices.
Ukouh Shrine Puzzle #1
The first puzzle is simple enough; all you need to do is use the Ultrahand ability to place the board between the gap to cross over to the other side. Open the ability wheel by holding down the L button and using the right stick to select the Ultrahand. Press A to grab the board and use the right stick to move it around vertically and horizontally.
You can also hold the R button and use the D-pad to rotate it vertically and horizontally. However, in the first you don’t need to rotate the board at all so simply pick up and place it between the gap by pressing B when the board is in position. Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to do it:
Ukouh Shrine Puzzle #2
The second Ukouh Shrine Puzzle is a bit different but the premise is the same. You need to place the board between the gap to crossover but this time the gap is bigger and the board won’t fit. The solve this puzzle you need to attach two boards together and then place them between the gap to crossover to the other side.
Pick up the boards one by one and place them in the middle of the platform to attach. Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to do this:
Ukouh Shrine Puzzle #3
To solve the third and final puzzle inside the Ukouh Shrine, you need to attack the big metal hook with the wooden board and place the hook on the zipline to travel across. Use the Ultrahand ability to pick up the hook and attach it to the middle of the wooden board. Here’s what it would look like:
Here’s a video tutorial that’ll help you solve the final Ukouh Shrine Puzzle:
Jump on the board before it starts moving to get to the other side where you can interact with the green Ultrahand Halo to conclude the Ukouh Shrine.