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Sheikah Sensor Guide - How To Upgrade And Use

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Sheikah Sensor is a rune ability in Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW ). Learn how to unlock Sheikah Sensor, its useful rune effects plus tips on using it including how to upgrade it.

Runes List And How to Use

Table of Contents

Sheikah Sensor Effects And Uses

Sheikah Sensor
EffectFind Ancient Shrines that are not on the map.
Search for Materials and Monsters registered in the Hyrule Compendium.
※The Hyrule Compendium and Shrines cannot be set up at the same time.
How To UsePress the - Button "Map"→ Select with Y button
How To GetAdded map at the Great Plateau Tower.

Select Search Target

Select Target

Press the Y button on the map screen, and select the target you're looking for from the "Select from the Hyrule Compendium" and "Shrines".

Only Items That Have Already Been Registered In The Hyrule Compendium.

The "Select from the Compendium" option only allows you to search for items that have already been registered in the Hyrule Compendium. Therefore, use Camera to register the object in the Compendium in advance.

Sensor Reacts When A Shrine Is Nearby

Link's Direction Is Important

Link direction is important

When Link points in the direction of the target, it will show a large reaction, you should move forward in the direction of the reaction. Also, note that it reacts in the direction in which Link is facing and not the direction of the camera.

Change Direction When The Signal Weakens

If the signal weakens while you are moving forward, then you might be heading the wrong way. Move around to see if there is another direction that shows a larger reaction.

Check If There Is A Road Below

When searching for an object, the sensor may suddenly stop responding. There may be roads above or below you, and the object may be ahead of you. If you cannot find it, check your surroundings.

Can Be Used To Find Materials And Treasure Chests

Treasure chest camera

▲ The treasure chest may have been opened.

Searching from the Hyrule Compendium is convenient when searching for materials that are not enough. It is also useful for searching for treasure chests in shrines if registered. Take as many pictures as you can so that you can always find what you want.

You Can Disable It If You Don't Use It

If you do not use it, you can cancel it

If you don't want to use it, you can turn it off by selecting OFF. However, since you can find shrines and materials while passing by, it is recommended to leave it on.

How To Upgrade To Sheikah Sensor +

Complete "Slated for Upgrades"

「Slated for Upgrades」
Unlock Conditions Clear Locked Mementos
LocationHateno Ancient Tech Lab
Required MaterialsAncient Screw ×3

Can be upgraded by giving the Ancient Screws to Purah in the Side Quest "Slated for Upgrades". Not only Sheikah Sensor, there are also other Runes that can be upgraded, so if you have the materials, you should definitely upgrade them.

Other Runes That Can Be Upgraded

ItemRequired Materials
Remote BombAncient Shaft ×3
StasisAncient Core ×3
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