Twilight Princess tips and tricks

Lots of rupees

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Here are the locations where you can find rupees worth 50 rupees (or more), aside from dungeons:
Rupees marked with a [*] are replaced by a stamp in the HD version on Wii U.

Ordon Village

  • 50 rupees - [Lantern required] In your house, in the basement
  • 50 rupees - Get on the column (where a man is standing), jump on the one just next to it, grab a Hawk Grass and summon an hawk. Around the columns, there is a brown hen. Throw the hawk on it. Once you have it, turn toward the house with the mill, notice the tall grass (between the wall and a fence) and fly up to them
    OR: If you place Link judiciously, you can also use the Clawshot in order to catch the hen (do not stand on the edge of the column)
    OR: On the mill's roof, turn into a wolf, jump and let yourself fall to the rupee
  • [*] 50 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] Go to the ranch, in the barn, turn into a wolf and dig where your senses show you to. Light up the three torches to make a chest appear
  • 100 rupees - [Gale Boomerang required] Go behind Colin's house and look between the back wall and the rocky face, by switching to subjective view. Use the Gale Boomerang to lock on and bring back the rupee

Faron Woods

  • 50 rupees - In the part of the forest with Dark Fog, go around the centre and a little more to the west (in the middle of a bridge's ruins, downward), and open the chest

Kakariko Graveyard

  • 50 rupees - Set fire to the two torches at the back of the graveyard to make a chest appear

Kakariko Village

  • 50 rupees - [After completing the Goron Mines] In a chest in the crow's nest (see the walkthrough)
  • 200 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] Turn into a wolf, go near the church and climb to the top thanks to Midna, then switch back to your human form and fire a bomb arrow inside the bell!
    OR: [After completing the Goron Mines] during the day, pick up a cucco, take the road leading to the hot spring and once arrived, go left. You are now on a roof overlooking the village. Still with the cucco, fly up to the upper window of Barnes' house and go on following the road leading to the crow's nest. Stand near the Goron and look at the cliff on the right. Notice wood planks forming a jetty above the houses, then jump in the air while aiming at the wood planks. Next, look at the church and fly up to it! This might be hard so take a running start. Finnaly, fire a bomb arrow inside the bell!
    This rupee is available each time you enter the village!
  • 100 rupees - Go to the hot water source on the roofs on the east side of the village, pick up the hen, then fly to Barnes's roof. Still holding the hen, climb the path up to the Goron who's in front of one of the crow's nest's doors. Stand opposite the crow's nest wall (so where the door actually is) and stand on the right as much as you can (to the far east on the platform). Look next to the crow's nest to the north, you can see a chest. You just have to fly to it!

Hyrule Fields - Eldin Province

  • 50 rupees - [Bomb required] South on the map, along the country's borders, before the bridge leading to Kakariko
    Blow up the rock hiding a secret cave, then at the intersections, follow the directions: west, south-west, south-west
  • [*] 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] In the cave to the north of the Bridge of Eldin (see the walkthrough)
  • [*] 50 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] In the vast area north of Kakariko, right before the large broken bridge, go right and look for a place in the grass where actually there is none! (no grass). Dig with your wolf senses, then cross the lake and open the chest
  • [*] 2x50 rubis - [After finding the Master Sword] In the vast area north of Kakariko, at the level of the highest hill of the field, a little north-east of the largest water source. Dig in the grass where there isn't (grass), then set fire to the two torches and open the two chests
  • [*] 100 rupees - [Fully restored Dominion Rod required] Go back to the Owl Statue south of Kakariko, use the Dominion Rod and move it to the far west between two high-up parts. Climb west, jump on the statue, then more to the north. Use the Dominion Rod again, move the statue on the other side while jumping in the middle of the path, then jump on the statue, then farther, and open the chest

Hyrule Fields - Faron Province

  • 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] At the centre of the field, under the bridge, look at the chest on the north side, then shoot the Clawshot at the target under the bridge to get near it

Lake Hylia

  • 170 rupees - Go to the attraction called "Flight by Fowl" to the north of the lake. Talk to the clown in the house, pay 20 rupees, then pick up a cucco and jump in the air. Head for the multi-level platform to the right of the other clown's house and let go on top of the tower. The chest on top holds 100 rupees ***, the one two floors below holds 50 rupees and the one below contains 20 rupees
    *** This rupee is always there! Each time you come back to Lake Hylia, the chest is closed and contains another orange rupee!
  • [*] 100 rupees - To the south-east on the map, along the country's borders, after crossing a small bridge and climbing a ladder. Blow up the rock hiding a secret cave, then at the intersections, follow the directions: west, west, north, east, and light up the two torches - see the map of the cave
  • 50 rupees - In the same above-mentioned cave, follow the directions: west, west, north, east, east, east, and blow up the rock east - see the map of the cave
  • 50 rupees - In the same above-mentioned cave, follow the directions: west, west, north, east, east, east, north, and blow up the rock north - see the map of the cave
  • [*] 100 rupees - In the same above-mentioned cave, follow the directions: west, west, north, east, east, east, north, south, west, and blow up the rock west - see the map of the cave
  • 50 rupees - Go to the "Flight by Fowl" attraction north of the lake. Talk to the clown in the house, pay 20 rupees, then pick up a cucco and jump in the air towards Lanayru Spring. Land on the left "snake head" (the nearest) and open the chest
  • 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] Starting from the previous chest, shoot the Clawshot at the target on the wall, then at the one on the other snake and open the other chest
  • [*] 100 rupees - To the far south on the map. Follow the path leading to a poe's soul high up, and before jumping on the platform where the poe is standing, jump into the water, put on your Iron Boots and look for the chest behind the seaweeds
  • [*] 100 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] To the south-east on the map, climb the ladder, then go ahead. When you see a circle of five grass tufts, turn into a wolf and dig in the middle. Fight the six spitting enemies and open the chest
  • 100 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] Go to the "Flight by Fowl" attraction north of the lake. Talk to the clown, pay 20 rupees, then pick up a cucco and jump in the air. Make a circle to head to the platform just below the "Flight by Fowl" attraction. Turn into a wolf, and dig where your senses show you to. Return to your human form, wear the Zora Armor, jump into the water and put on the Iron Boots. Use Water Bombs or your Clawshot+sword to destroy the Shell Blades, then surface and open the chest
  • 100 rupees - [Double Clawshot required! Go to Lanayru Spring (cave located south on the map). Walk straight on, turn around and look up. Shoot the Clawshot at the target, then hang onto the target higher on the left, then the next ones to reach the south side. Let go, move westwards and open the chest...
  • 100 rupees - ... then backtrack, move eastwards and open the chest

Zora's Domain

  • 50 rupees - In the throne room, light up the two torches near the entrance, then dive to open the underwater chest
  • 50 rupees - In the throne room, put out the three torches with the Gale Boomerang, then dive to open the underwater chest

Hyrule Fields - Lanayru Province

  • [*] 100 rupees - [Iron boots required] North of Castle Town, swim in the river towards up to the citadel. In the middle of the river, look down to see a chest in some kind of cage. Just put the Iron Boots to open it
  • [*] 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] Left of the path leading to Lake Hylia (when leaving Castle Town), shoot the Clawshot at the vines to climb, then turn into a wolf, dig in the middle of the stone circle and get rid of 5 shell enemies
  • 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] On the north side of Lake Hylia's large bridge, stand in front of it and look up, on its front, to see some hanging vines. Hang on it using the Clawshot, climb so your hands will reach the wall border, then move towards left using your arms strengh. At the end climb through some kind of window and open the chest
  • 50 rupees - [Clawshot required] South of Lake Hylia, to the far south on the map, on the path with three archers. Fire a bomb arrow at the elevated rock south-west to reveal a target. Shoot the Clawshot at this target, then fire another bomb arrow at the rocks to the east. Shoot the Clawshot at this new target, then again at the next one. Open the chest to the far south
  • [*] 100 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] Starting from the previous chest, turn into a wolf, dig in the middle of the grass, then clear out all the Fire and Ice Bubbles to make a chest appear
  • 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] South of Castle Town, just after getting out and walking down the first staircase, turn around to face the town. Shoot your Clawshot at the yellow target on the left tower, then once arrived on the small platform, turn into a wolf, cross on the rope, then get your human form back. Pretend to fall down to hang on the edge, then using your arms strengh, cross to the other side, then climb on the edge. Switch back to Link wolf and cross on the second rope to get to the chest
  • 100 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] When leaving Castle Town by south, climb on an ivy-covered column, then turn into a wolf and dig in the middle of the stones. Get rid of the foes, then swim towards the chest
  • [*] 50 rupees - [After finding the Master Sword] To the far north of the field, where the river comes out of a tunnel, on the east shore, turn into a wolf and dig in the middle of the grass circle. Fight the spiders, then light up the three torches to make a chest appear
  • [*] 100 rupees - [Spinner required] South of Castle Town, near the fountain, shoot the Clawshot at the target on the pillar north-west and let go. Then use the Spinner on the rail and jump a little before halfway to land within the fountain's perimeter
  • 100 rupees - [Fully restored Dominion Rod required] Near Hylia Great Bridge, where an Owl Statue is located (red dot on the map). Use the Dominion Rod on the statue and place it between the two high-up parts. Shoot the Clawshot at the vines over the statue, climb, then jump on the statue and jump towards the chest
  • 100 rupees - [Fully restored Dominion Rod required] South-east of Castle Town, in a ruined area, move the Owl Statue to be able to reach the chest on the column
  • 100 rupees - [Double Clawshot required] When leaving Castle Town by south, after walking down the stairs, go left to some kind of abyss. Shoot the Double Clawshot at the targets to go down and reach the chest

Death Mountain

  • 100 rupees - [Clawshot required] In the area with the stele, look for a cave on the west wall (on the map), then shoot the Clawshot at the vines below and climb. Turn into a wolf, use your senses and dig to find the rupee
  • 100 rupees - [After making peace with the Gorons] Go see the second Goron on the path leading to the top, climb on his back and jump higher and to the right. Continue northwards (as if you were searching for the Piece of Heart), lift up each boulder and collect 20 rupees under each one of them

Gerudo Desert

  • 50 rupees - In the enemy hideout, to the north-west of this area, in a chest
  • 50 rupees - Just before the Arbiter's Grounds entrance, light up the two torches on the left
  • [*] 50 rupees - To the far east of the desert. From the entrance to the Cave of Ordeals, go north-east, latch on to the flying plant with the Clawshot and let go to the far east near the chest new
  • 100 rupees - Find a Bullbo (wild boar) without a rider, get on it, then go in the south part of the desert, roughly to the middle of the south border. Make it run faster so it will destroy the fence south, and open the chest
  • [*] 100 rupees - In the north-east part of the desert, near the country's borders, shoot the Clawshot at a cactus and go on north-east. Use your wolf senses to dig, then blow up a rock, light up the three torches and open the chest
  • 100 rupees - To the far south-west of the desert, use your wolf senses to dig near the skulls, then fight the spiders to make a chest appear
  • 100 rupees - [Fully restored Dominion Rod required] Go where the Owl Statue is located (red dot on the map). Use the Dominion Rod on the statue to make it go down and bring it to the far south, in front of the chest. Turn into a wolf, get on the platform left of the chest (the only one you can climb), do a running jump towards the platform where the statue was, then take a run-up again and jump on the next platform. Finally jump on the Owl Statue, then towards the chest

Peak Province

  • 50 rupees - [After completing the Snowpeak Ruins] Get back to the top of the Snowboard slope (near the warp portal), talk to Yeto and race him. In the area with trees, there is a purple rupee on top of a tree
  • 100 rupees - [Ball and Chain required] In the tunnel leading to Snowpeak Top, at the bottom of the ladder, throw the Ball and Chain at the ice, then light up the two torches
  • 100 rupees - [Ball and Chain required] In the area before the underground passage, about halfway up the path leading to Snowpeak top, turn into a wolf and dig near a lone tree located on the edge of an abyss. Get rid of the bats, then blow up an ice rock with the Ball and Chain to clear a passage, and fight the ice monsters

Sacred Grove

  • [*] 100 rupees - [Spinner required] Starting from the warp portal, go to the "room" to the east on the map, then climb along the vines. Use the Spinner on the left rail to the end, and open the chest

Cave of Ordeals

  • 100 rupees - In room number 14, dig in front of the entrance, as a wolf
  • 200 rupees - In room number 39, dig in the centre
  • 200 rupees - In room number 49 (where there are three armored warriors), dig in the centre

Hyrule Castle Town

  • 200 rupees - After bringing back the 60 Poe Souls to Jovani in his house, get out, go to Telma's Bar and talk to Jovani sitting at a table. Then go back to his place and talk to the kitten inside to get this big rupee. This generous kitty can give you plenty more by leaving and coming back to the town!

Upper Zora's River

  • 100 rupees - At Fruit Pop Flight Challenge, after winning the Piece of Heart, play again and beat your own score to win 100 rupees. Moreover, each time you improve your score, you will earn another orange rupee!
    And getting a perfect score will earn you 200 rupees!
  • 50 rupees - At Iza's Rapid Rides, after passing the two tests (and getting the two bomb bags), pay for another ride. Each time you score 25 points, you win 50 rupees!


Places with Guay flocks

In several places in Hyrule you can find Guays (kind of crows) which will attack you. If you manage to get rid of all of them, between 25 and 30 rupees will rain on you!

  • At the back of Kakariko Graveyard
  • North of Castle Town, to the east of the river, near the tree where the male Stag Beetle is located
  • North of Castle Town, to the west of the river, just after crossing the bridge
  • West of Castle Town, on the bridge
  • In the middle of the Great Bridge of Hylia
  • Near Kakariko Gorge, to the east of the small bridge, near the tree on top of a cliff
  • South of Castle Town, near the ivy-covered column (where there is a hidden hole on top)
  • South-east of Castle Town, in the ruined area, where an Owl Statue is located
  • At Lake Hylia, go to the "Flight by Fowl" attraction, pay to play, then pick up a cucco. Jump towards the floating rupees on the left, follow them and let go on a pillar right in the middle of the lake. Using the Hawkeye, shoot at the birds you can see more to the south, then jump to collect the rupees which fell into the water. More than 50 rupees to win!
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