Traversing Hyrule’s magnificent landscapes becomes an awe-inspiring adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The Paraglider stands out as an important way of traveling across the skies. This offers Link incredible freedom and access to remote areas.
This tutorial will reveal the steps to obtain the Paraglider. Prepare to extend your wings and go on an incredible quest that will take you to new heights. It is time to learn how to get the Paraglider in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!
The Paraglider allows Link to glide down while in mid-air. With this key item, Link can traverse farther areas than just falling. While using the Paraglider, Link’s stamina is consumed. This means that Link will stop gliding once all of Link’s stamina is depleted while using the Paraglider.
Because of that, Link will just fall straight down. If that happens, Link better be just a few feet from the ground. Otherwise, Link will receive fall damage.
Aside from using the Paraglider to glide down, Link can also use the Paraglider to rise up. To do that, Link can use the Paraglider above an updraft. Updrafts are gusts of wind that are blowing upwards. These gusts of wind will carry whatever enters its path, including Link.
Updrafts can form in various ways: some are naturally occurring, like around Dragons and in the Flight Range, while some are made through fire, like a fiery area of grass or a few bundles of campfire.
Unlike in Breath of the Wild, Link can now press the left stick to use the Scope while using the Paraglider. During this time around, Link will slow down a little. This will allow the player to use Scope and check areas more than the normal gliding speed allows.
How to Get the Paraglider
In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will get the Paraglider a different way than in the previous installment of the Zelda game. Link must take on the “Crisis at Hyrule Castle” Main Quest to get the Paraglider.
To the Kingdom of Hyrule
Link starts at the Great Sky Island beginning of Tears of the Kingdom. This area is a large island high up the skies of Hyrule. Link will learn the game’s basic mechanics in the Great Sky Island. One of the main goals of the Great Sky Island is to enter the Temple of Time.
Once Link has done that, Link must now then reach the other side. There, Zelda’s voice will tell Link to find him. Then, Link will receive a new Main Quest called “To the Kingdom of Hyrule.”
From here, Link must dive down to head to the surface of the kingdom of Hyrule. After reaching the surface, Link must follow the quest marker of the “To the Kingdom of Hyrule” Main Quest. Once Link heads for the quest marker, Link will find Lookout Landing.
On the second floor of the northern part of Lookout Landing, Link will find a girl named Josha. Talk to her, and she will recognize Link, so that she will call Purah. Unlike in Breath of the Wild, where she looks like a child because of her experiments, Purah looks older. Purah, the head of Lookout Landing, will then ask Link what happened, to which Link will oblige.
After Purah has caught up, she will show Link that Hyrule Castle is rising. Then, she will say that she needs Link to meet with the search party for Princess Zelda in Hyrule Castle. Purah will tell Link to look for Hoz, the captain in charge of the search, and work with him. After that, the ”To the Kingdom of Hyrule” Main Quest ends, and the “Crisis at Hyrule Castle” Main Quest begins!
Crisis at Hyrule Castle: Captain Hoz
After talking to Purah, follow the path north of Lookout Landing. Through that path, Link will pass through Central Square and reach the large gates of Hyrule Castle. Also, on the way to Hyrule Castle, Link will find the Kyononis Shrine titled “Combat Training.”
Upon reaching the gates of Hyrule Castle, Link can activate the Ultrahand ability on the gate and pull them to open them. Next, follow the path inside through a winding road, and Link will reach the First Gatehouse.
Link will find a few decayed weapons, a cooking pot, and wooden crates inside. Head to the left side outside of the First Gatehouse, and Link will find a flight of stairs. Head up and climb up the platforms to reach the roof of the First Gatehouse. Here, the Link will find Captain Hoz.
Talk to Hoz, and he will be surprised that Link is alive. Then, Link will explain to Hoz everything that has happened. Hoz then says he is relieved that Link is here to help as they need some good news. He will also explain that the amount of gloom has overwhelmed them.
However, Toren will interrupt them and say he can see Princess Zelda. Then, in the distance, Princess Zelda looks straight back at them. Then, she will look up and start to float.
She will then glow and turn into light that will head up the sky. Captain Hoz will then become very confused. So, he will ask Link to report to Purah what has just transpired as soon as possible.
Crisis at Hyrule Castle: Back to Purah
Afterward, head back to Lookout Landing and up the second floor to find Purah and Josha. Talk to Purah, and Link will explain what happened to them. Because of that, Purah will say they should redirect their efforts to knowing more about the Upheaval. Purah will then check Link’s Purah Pad and explain that they must add map data around Lookout Landing. She will explain that Link must activate Skyview Towers to do that.
Then, Josha will show the Skyview Tower nearby but say its travel point needs some tweaking. So, Purah will excuse herself to repair it. While waiting for the repairs, Purah will ask Link to rest in the Emergency Shelter. She will also show Link Mubs’ shop, where Link can purchase clothing. Then, she will tell Link that she will wait for Link by the Skyview Tower when he is ready.
Next, head to the middle of Lookout Landing, where Link will find a soldier named Scorpis. Talk to him, and he will open the hatch in the middle of Lookout Landing, the Emergency Shelter. Scorpis will then explain that this underground vault was used as an emergency shelter for the royal family.
Drop down the Emergency Shelter, and Link will find a couple of beds, a cooking pot, a goddess statue, and many people. Here, Link will also find some weapons that Link can use. Head to one of the beds and rest as long as you like.
Finally, the Paraglider
Afterward, head up the ladder in the middle of the room to exit the Emergency Shelter. Then, head to the Skyview Tower that was previously shown. Inside, Link will find Purah. Talk to her and say that all that is missing now is Link’s help. Josha will then pull a switch that will activate every Skyview Tower over Hyrule.
Next, per Purah’s orders, approach the glowing terminal and press the A button to interact with it. Link will then hold the Purah Pad over the terminal. This will then activate the travel point of the Skyview Tower. This will allow Link to fast-travel to this point.
Purah will then explain that the Skyview Towers’ main function is to help the Purah Pad scan the area to add to the map. Finally, to help with this, Purah will give Link the Paraglider! She will also explain that this takes a lot of skill, and nobody has what it takes. They have not tested the Skyview Towers yet because they needed Link.
Using the Skyview Tower
Now that Link has the Paraglider; Link is not off the hook yet. Approach the circle in the middle near the terminal and press the A button to interact with it. Some mechanical tentacles will then appear, grab Link, attach a roll of wires on Link’s belt, and plug something into the Purah Pad.
The tentacles will then disappear, and the platform that Link is on will quickly rise to throw Link high up in the air. While falling, Link will use the Purah Pad to scan the area around the Skyview Tower. After that, the area and sky map is unlocked in Link’s Purah Pad!
While falling, the player can press the R button to dive down and accelerate the fall. The player can now also press the X button to use the Paraglider. When Link is near the ground, use the Paraglider to land safely on the ground. Then, head to the second floor of Lookout Landing again to find Purah and Josha. Talk to Purah to continue with the quest.
There is a new feature regarding the Paraglider in Tears of the Kingdom. In this game, Link will now be able to change the design of the Paraglider’s fabric!
Via Rewards and Side Adventures
The following are Paraglider Fabric designs and the things, Side Adventures, or Side Quests that Link must do to get them:
|Ordinary Fabric||Receive the Paraglider|
|Sheikah Fabric||Buy any piece of armor from Claree found in Kakariko Village|
|Horse-God Fabric||Receive 5 Pony Points from any stable|
|Nostalgic Fabric||Finish the Desert Racecourse in the Southern Oasis Training Area in the Gerudo Desert.|
|Cece Fabric||Speak with Sayge at the Kochi Dye Shop in Hateno Village|
|Royal Hyrulean Fabric||Open the chest in the Lockup found east of the Hyrule Castle Moat|
|Addison’s Fabric||Complete the “Bring Peace to Hyrule Field,” “Bring Peace to Necluda,” “Bring Peace to Faron,” “Bring Peace to Hebra,” “Bring Peace to Eldin,” and “Bring Peace to Akkala” Side Adventures|
|Korok Fabric||Finish the Desert Racecourse in the Southern Oasis Training Area in the Gerudo Desert.|
|Hudson Construction Fabric||Build a house in Tarrey Town|
|Gerudo Fabric||Open the chest on top of the Temple of Time Ruins in the Great Plateau area|
|Yiga Fabric||Eliminate three foes in the Yiga Clan Minigame|
|Lucky Clover Gazette Fabric||finish at least two Lucky Clover Gazette Side Adventures|
|Monster-Control-Crew Fabric||Complete the “Bring Peace to Hyrule Field,” “Bring Peace to Necluda,” “Bring Peace to Faron,” “Bring Peace to Hebra,” “Bring Peace to Eldin,” and “Bring Peace to Akkala” Side Adventures|
|Zonai Survey Team Fabric||Finish the “Messages from an Ancient Era” Side Adventure|
|Zonai Fabric||Finish the “Legend of the Great Sky Island” Side Adventure|
|Lurelin Village Fabric||Pursue the “Rattled Ralera” Side Quest|
|Goron Fabric||Finish the “Mine-Cart Land: Death Mountain” Side Quest|
|Chuchu Fabric||Finish the “Photographing a Chuchu” Side Quest|
|Zora Fabric||Finish “The Blue Stone” Side Quest|
|Koltin’s Fabric||Collect 101 Bubbul Gems and give them to Koltin|
|Robbie’s Fabric||Fully complete Link’s Hyrule Compendium|
Via Sayge and the Camera
The following are the Paraglider Fabric designs that Link will receive for taking a photo using the Camera and showing it to Sayge in the Kochi Dye Shop:
|Cucco Fabric||Take a photo of a Horse using the Camera ability and then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Horse Fabric||Take a photo of an Aerocuda using the Camera ability, then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Aerocuda Fabric||Take a photo of an Aerocuda using the Camera ability, then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Grizzlemaw Bear Fabric||Take a photo of an Aerocuda using the Camera ability and then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Eldin Ostrich Fabric||Take a photo of a Stalnox using the Camera ability and then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Stalnox Fabric||Take a photo of a Lynel using the Camera ability and then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Lynel Fabric||Take a photo of a Gleeok using the Camera ability and then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
|Gleeok Fabric||Take a photo of an Eldin Ostrich using the Camera ability, then show it to Sayge in Hateno Village.|
These are the Paraglider Fabric designs that Link will get from different Amiibos:
|Design Name||Required Amiibo|
|Champion’s Leathers Fabric||Tears of the Kingdom Link amiibo|
|Gerudo-King Fabric||Unreleased Tears of the Kingdom Ganondorf Amiibo|
|Princess Zelda Fabric||Unreleased Tears of the Kingdom Zelda Amiibo|
|Hylian-Hood Fabric||Link (Rider) from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Tunic of Memories Fabric||Link (Archer) from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Hyrule-Princess Fabric||Zelda from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Zora-Champion Fabric||Daruk from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Goron-Champion Fabric||Link from Majora’s Mask Amiibo|
|Rito-Champion Fabric||Mipha from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Gerudo-Champion Fabric||Urbosa Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Ancient-Sheikah Fabric||Guardian from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Bokoblin Fabric||Bokoblin from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|Sword-Spirit Fabric||Link (Skyward Sword) Amiibo|
|Goddess Fabric||Zelda & Loftwing (Skyward Sword) Amiibo|
|Princess of Twilight Fabric||Zelda from Super Smash Bros. Amiibo|
|Demon King Fabric||Ganondorf from Super Smash Bros. Amiibo|
|Sheik Fabric||Sheik from Super Smash Bros. Amiibo|
|Mirror of Twilight Fabric||Either the Link from Twilight Princess Amiibo or the Link from Super Smash Bros. Amiibo|
|Lon Lon Ranch Fabric||Zelda from The Wind Waker Amiibo|
|Bygone-Royal Fabric||Revali from Breath of the Wild Amiibo|
|King of Red Lions Fabric||Link from Link’s Awakening Amiibo|
|Egg Fabric||Link from Majora’s Mask Amiibo|
|Majora’s Mask Fabric||Link from Majora’s Mask amiibo|
|Pixel Fabric||8-bit Link from the original The Legend of Zelda Amiibo|
How to Change Paraglider Fabric Designs
Even though Link has unlocked all these Paraglider Fabric Designs, Link cannot change them on the fly. To change the design of Link’s Paraglider, these are what Link must do:
- First, head to Hateno Village.
- Then, in Hateno Village, go to the Kochi Dye Shop.
- Next, talk to Sayge inside the shop and select “Rework the Paraglider” on the prompt.
- After that, pay Sayge 20 Rupees to confirm the change!
Getting hold of the Paraglider in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom symbolizes an important turning point in the player’s epic adventure. Hyrule’s vast and beautiful world becomes very inviting with the Paraglider at Link’s disposal.
This urges Link and the player to discover its hidden secrets, scale high peaks, and fly above its beautiful landscapes. May the winds bring the player to new horizons, where Link can realize his true potential as he embarks on this thrilling journey.
Prepare for a flight to the sky as the skies of Hyrule await the player’s bold spirit and limitless imagination. All thanks to this guide on how to get the Paraglider in Tears of the Kingdom!