How To Get Rupees in Tears of the Kingdom


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How To Get Rupees in Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a new chapter in the popular series that takes players on an epic adventure in the expanded kingdom of Hyrule. As Link travels over this world and faces many difficulties, acquiring Rupies becomes increasingly important. Rupies, better known as Rupees, are the currency used in Hyrule.

This is the money required to purchase and upgrade equipment. This guide will examine various methods and strategies to get Rupees in Tears of the Kingdom. This guide will help you gain wealth and thrive in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, whether you’re an experienced hero or fresh to the franchise.

Rupees in Tears of the Kingdom

In the first The Legend of Zelda game, the money was originally called Rupy, or Rupies in plural form. In the franchise’s Game Boy Advance release, they were renamed Rupees. They also play a crucial role in the most recent entry to the series, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

As previously stated, Rupees are the primary type of currency in the universe of The Legend of Zelda. Link can spend them on necessities, equipment upgrades, and access to different services and features.

Rupees retain their famous look in Tears of the Kingdom of being small, gleaming, multicolored gemstones. These gems are available in various colors, such as green, blue, red, purple, and the uncommon silver and gold versions. In many Zelda games, each hue signifies a particular value. Their precise values in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are as follows:


How to Get Rupees in Tears of the Kingdom

Link can obtain Rupees in a variety of methods throughout his quest in Tears of the Kingdom, but some of the best-known ones are:

1. Trade Items

A screenshot showing Diamonds in Tears of the Kingdom

The most common way to obtain Rupees is to trade stuff for money. Link may trade every item besides the Bows, Shields, Weapons, Zonai Devices, and Key Items. The money Link will receive for selling stuff varies depending on the item. The easier to find an object is, the less money Link will get from selling it. The more valuable an object is, the greater the amount of Rupees Link gets for it.

Link can sell stuff by going to any merchant in the game. Link can travel to villages and settlements such as Hateno Village and Lookout Landing to find merchants. He can also sell stuff to Beedle, which can be found in any of the Stables. In addition, Link may come across traveling merchants roving Hyrule’s roadways.

As previously stated, Link may sell nearly every item in his inventory. Even so, these are the items that Link is recommended to trade:

Cooked Items

Cooked meals are the products that will earn Link the most money. That means Link may cook a variety of food materials and trade them for a large sum of money. The higher the quality of the cooked meals and the rarer the ingredients utilized, the greater the money Link will get in return for trading them. 

Aside from cooked meals, Link may also trade Elixirs for plenty of money. To create Elixirs, Link may cook critters like fireflies, crickets, and monster parts. Similarly to cooked meals, the better the quality and rarity of the ingredients used, the greater the amount of money Link will receive in return for trading them.


Gems are another type of item that Link may trade for a great deal of Rupees. Link obtains these precious stones mostly via shattering ore deposits. There are a plethora of these in caves and the Depths. Another way to get gems is to defeat Stone Taluses. When defeated, these Stone Taluses also drop Rupees in addition to gems.

These are the gems Link will find around Hyrule, along with their prices:

GemsSelling Price
Amber10 Rupees
Luminous Stone20 Rupees
Opal30 Rupees
Topaz80 Rupees
Ruby110 Rupees
Sapphire150 Rupees
Diamond500 Rupees

Link can also use gems to fuse materials into weapons and shields. Some gems provide elemental effects, whereas others increase weapon durability.


Armor and apparel are another category of goods that sell for a considerable amount. The total amount of money they generate is additionally influenced by the actual armor and clothes and how many times it has been improved. However, because armor and clothing are quite useful, especially early on, it only makes sense to trade in armor that the player no longer wants or if Link has additional pieces to spare.

Star Fragments

Star Fragments are among the most valuable objects in Tears of the Kingdom. Link must follow the shooting stars falling to the ground to get one. They sometimes drop near Link, and sometimes they drop far away. When they drop, however, the player will notice a glow on the horizon that indicates precisely where they are. 

Link can sell Star Fragments for 200 Rupees each. It should be noted that Link can use Star Fragments to improve armor. As a result, it is recommended that they be sold only when Link is completely out of purpose for them.

2. Complete Side Adventures

A screenshot showing a Purple Rupee in Tears of the Kingdom

Link will be rewarded with money for completing a few specific Side Adventures, such as the Potential Princess Sightings. The side quest with Addison is one example of a quest that pays Link with money. Link will run into Addison while traveling Hyrule’s wide land, seeking to set up signs for President Hudson.

Link must assist Addison in erecting the sign utilizing items available in the vicinity and the Ultrahand ability. After that, Addison will appropriately erect the sign and reward Link. Rupees are among them!

3. All Over Hyrule

A screenshot showing a glowing creature in Tears of the Kingdom

Aside from the methods described earlier, Link is simply able to search the world for bits of money. Here are the different ways to locate Rupees in Hyrule:

Under Stones

Link may pick up rocks and stones scattered across Hyrule to uncover money. It is worth mentioning, however, that occasionally there are Rupees. Usually, there are Restless Crickets, and sometimes there is nothing under them.

Inside Chests

Rupees can be found within Treasure Chests. So, open up any treasure chest that Link may find. There’s also a method for finding treasure chests: using Sensor+! When the Sensor+ is programmed to look for treasure chests, it will react if one is nearby. The Sensor+ will react more strongly whenever Link is close to a chest.

Link must first obtain the Camera and the Autobuild ability before obtaining and upgrading the Sensor to Sensor+. Link must obtain the Sensor from the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab in Hateno Village. Robbie will change it to Sensor+ if you follow the directions from there.

Shooting Blupees

While exploring Hyrule’s wide landscapes, Link will occasionally come across a Blupee, a blue, glowing, rabbit-like creature. Link can hit it with a few arrows, and it will give away a few pieces of Rupees. Blupees, on the other hand, are quick and will flee when they detect Link.

Once spotted, the player should rapidly crouch to reduce Link’s noise when moving, then seek out and ascend a high point. Jump off that high point and aim Link’s Bow & Arrow.

Doing so will enter a slow-motion moment and enable Link to shoot arrows on the Blupee more than once. The height of the platform Link determines the length of the slow-mo section jumped and the quantity of stamina Link possesses.

Aside from discovering them in the overworld, Link can locate Blupees inside caverns after defeating Bubbulfrogs, which are also blue and glowing critters. When Link does this, the Bubbulfrog drops a Bubbul Gem, and a Blupee appears and swiftly flees. When contrasted with Blupees in the overworld, Blupees in caves are more difficult to shoot because they flee immediately.

How to Get Rupees Quickly in Tears of the Kingdom

The abovementioned approaches are the most fundamental methods for getting money in Tears of the Kingdom. In this section, we will go through particular methods for Link to get Rupees quickly. There are numerous ways to accomplish this, but these are the best ones:

1. Meat Skewers Farming

A screenshot showing Link cooking Meat Skewers in Tears of the Kingdom

Link may trade Raw Prime Meat Skewers or, much better, Raw Gourmet Meat Skewers to get a bunch of money. The following are the ingredients needed to cook both types of Meat Skewers, along with their respective prices when sold:

IngredientsSell Price
5 Raw Prime Meat125 Rupees
5 Raw Gourmet Meat315 Rupees

Link can obtain Raw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet Meat after getting rid of these particular creatures:

CreatureMeat DropLocations
Red-Tusked BoarRaw Prime MeatHyrule Ridge and Akkala Highlands
Mountain BuckRaw Prime MeatMount Lanayru and Hyrule Field
Mountain DoeRaw Prime MeatMount Lanayru and Hyrule Field
Snowcoat FoxRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatHebra Mountains and Tabantha Frontier
Maraudo WolfRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatTabantha Frontier and Eldin Canyon
Wasteland CoyoteRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatGerudo Desert and Gerudo Highlands
Cold-Footed WolfRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatHebra Mountains and Gerudo Highlands
Water BuffaloRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatLanayru Wetlands and Hyrule Ridge
Tabantha MooseRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatHyrule Field and Satori Mountain
Honeyvore BearRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatHyrule Ridge and West Necluda
Grizzlemaw BearRaw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet MeatHebra Mountains and Gerudo Highlands

Easy Meat Farming Technique

There is a way to very quickly obtain a large quantity of Raw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet Meat. Link must do the following to be able to do this:

  1. Go to the Sikukuu Shrine. Link can find this Shrine southeast of the Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower.
  2. Then, turn right and climb up the cliff. Following that, proceed down from the Geoglyph on the left.
  3. Link will locate a red or silver Bokoblin riding a bear in this place (around these coordinates: 0734, 3036, 0216). Once the player discovers this, save your progress in a secure spot so that you can reload if something goes wrong.
  4. After that, use Link’s Bow & Arrows to defeat the bear.
  5. Then, go towards it and grab the Raw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet Meat that the bear has dropped. It is critical to act swiftly since the Bokoblin may pick up and eat the meat.
  6. After that, save the game in a safe place and reload that save data.
  7. Shortly after, another red or silver Bokoblin should be riding a bear. Steps 4–6 can now be repeated until the player is satisfied with the amount of Raw Prime Meat and Gourmet Meat Link obtained.

While using this method, it helps if Link purchases and equips the Bokoblin Mask. This is because this headgear will allow Link to get near the Bokoblin and bear without them attacking Link. After finishing “The Hunt for Bubbul Gems!”, Link can obtain the Bokoblin Mask from Kotlin near Pico Pond.”Another Adventure.”

Link will require many arrows to get rid of the bear continually.

Cook and Trade

Link may now cook a variety of Meat Skewers after acquiring a large quantity of Raw Prime Meat and Raw Gourmet Meat. Then, trade them to any vendor throughout Hyrule. It is advisable to cook the Meat Skewers using the cooking pots of the Stables. This is due to Link’s capability to promptly sell the Meat Skewers to Beedle, who is always present at the stables.

2. Gem Farming

A screenshot showing a Stone Talus in Tears of the Kingdom

As was earlier stated, Link can get several gems after defeating Taluses. There is one type of Talus that releases more gems compared to others. This is the Rare Stone Talus. This type of Talus contains a rare ore deposit and has the possibility of releasing Diamonds. As a result, this Rupee farming strategy entails searching and defeating Rare Stone Taluses and trading the Gemstones they drop!

A Rare Stone Talus can be found in each of the following places:

West of Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower-0395, 2961, 0151
Southeast of Rasiwak Shrine4685, 3022, 0001
At the bottom of the southern part of the Tanagar Canyon (or north of Turakawak Shrine)-3456, 0171, -0105
Northwest of Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower-2602, -1794, 0177
On top of Spectacle Rock (or southeast of Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower)-2302, -2450, 0357
Near the Horse God Bridge (or southwest of Utsushok Shrine)0526, -3703, 0058
North of Guchini Plain Barrows (or east of Utsushok Shrine)1026, -3393, 0023
East of Lake Floria and Joju-u-u Shrine1844, -3482, 0029
Depths: near Sherfin’s Lavafalls (or south of the Kato Lightroot)-4433, 3387, -0733
Depths: southwest of Sturnida Lavafalls (or south of the Nupisoyuat Lightroot)-4500, 2450, -0563
Depths: northeast of the Koro-nui Lightroot-3387, 1076, -0648
Depths: north of Tikanur Lightroot-2635, 1492, -0410
Depths: northwest of the Crenel Canyon Mine (or southwest of Zi-ner Lightroot)0697, 0513, -0482
Depths: northwest of the Abandoned Kakariko Mine(or west of Arusakam Lightroot)1483, -0975, -0598

There’s no need to be concerned when Link has already defeated all of the Rare Stone Taluses. When there is a Blood Moon, the eliminated ones will reappear. When this occurs, Link can revisit and battle their spots.

Defeat a Stone Taluses

When Link arrives at the spots above, he notices several huge rocks on the ground. When Link gets close to it, the enormous rocks will begin to move and rise from the ground, revealing themselves as a Stone Talus!

Attacking the Stone Talus’s body will not affect it. The Stone Talus can only be damaged by attacking the ore deposit on its rear end. It is possible to stun it momentarily after shooting the ore deposit with an arrow. Link may quickly climb up its back and strike the ore deposit with melee weapons. The Stone Talus will finally shake Link off, forcing him to repeat the steps.

As an alternative, Link can do the following to defeat a Stone Talus:

  1. First, proceed to the area beneath the Stone Talus.
  2. Hold the L button and use the right stick to choose the Ascend ability. To phase through the Stone Talus and emerge on top of it, use the Ascend ability from beneath it. Ascend fast from beneath the Stone Talus, as staying there too long will allow the Stone Talus to crush Link.
  3. Then, use powerful weaponry to strike its ore deposit quickly.
  4. Soon after, the Stone Talus will shake Link off, forcing Link to repeat all the preceding steps until the Stone Talus is beaten!

Selling Gems

Link may offer gems to any merchant, just like any other goods. It is also worth noting that a merchant will purchase gems from Link at a slightly higher price. Ramella is the name of this trader, and Link may locate her in Goron City. On the other hand, Link can only sell jewels to Ramella in quantities of 10s. This implies Link must have many specific gems to trade them to her.

Link must finish the Eldin region’s main quests to unlock and sell to Ramella. For comparison, these are the gems that Link can sell to Ramella and the prices she will buy them for:

GemRegular Selling PriceRamella’s Selling Price
Topaz80 Rupees100 Rupees
Ruby110 Rupees130 Rupees
Sapphire150 Rupees170 Rupees
Diamond500 Rupees550 Rupees


In your quest through The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, remember that Rupees, now called Rupees, are like the golden tickets to upgrading gear and strengthening Link. By defeating enemies, exploring every nook and cranny, and completing challenges, Link can gather money steadily. So, as you continue your adventure, don’t forget to gather those sparkling rupees and use them wisely to aid Link on his heroic journey!

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