How to get Epona in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Iconic horse location
Epona has accompanied Link on many journeys, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players are wondering how to get the trusty steed in the game. So, here’s everything you need to know about how to get Epona in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom takes Nintendo’s iconic series to new places, thanks in no small part to the new Fuse and Ultrahand abilities, building on the Paragliding and climbing mechanics introduced in BOTW.
Fans will be relieved to hear there are also plenty of nods to the franchise’s past, such as the returning Master Sword and Majora’s Mask as an armor piece. This includes the inclusion of Link’s legendary horse Epona, who can be used to get around Hyrule.
Here’s how to get Epona in Zelda: Tears of the Kindom.
How to unlock Epona in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Epona can be unlocked in Tears of the Kingdom using either the Super Smash Bros. Link Amiibo or the Twilight Princess Link Amiibo. Simply tap one of the two Amiibos on the right thumbstick, or the NFC touchpoint if you’re using a Pro Controller, and the noble steed will spawn.
However, it’s worth keeping in mind that players must wait until the Sky Island tutorial at the start of the game has been completed, otherwise Epona won’t appear when you tap the Amiibo.
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How to get Epona without an Amiibo in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
If you don’t own any Amiibos, Tears of the Kingdom players can find Epona at the New Serenne Stable, a location that most will visit fairly early on in the game. That being said, it appears that the horse is only available if you have an existing Zelda: Breath of the Wild save file.
Players who never experienced BOTW on their current Nintendo Switch have reported that Epona wasn’t in the stables when they got there. So, if this is your first visit to Hyrule, then it seems the only way to get the legendary horse is through one of the Amiibos mentioned above.
We’ll be sure to update this page with more details about how to unlock Epona in Tears of the Kingdom without an Amiibo as soon they are available.
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