How to proceed the Main Quest Crisis at Hyrule Castle in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TotK). Includes the 1st and 2nd walkthrough, what to do after obtaining Paraglider, Boss Fight, and how to defeat Phantom Ganon.Main Quest Walkthrough Guide
Table of Contents
Hyrule Castle Map
Hyrule Castle Top Down View
Royal Guard Uniform Is At The Surface
You can find Royal Guard Boots and Cap, but Uniform is hidden inside the chest at the GGuards' Chamber on the Surface.
Crisis at Hyrule Castle Walkthrough
- From the Lookout Landing to Hyrule Castle
- Go through the left side of the Gate
- Follow the path
- Arrive at the First Gatehouse
Climb on the roof
- Talk to the man on the roof
- After the cutscene, go back to the Lookout Landing and report back to Purah
- Head to Skyview Tower behind you and talk to Purah
- Hold the Purah Pad over the Terminal
- Obtain the Paraglider
- Surface and Sky Maps are updated
Land safely with Paraglider
- Talk to Purah and complete the quest
The real adventure begins now
Resume After Regional Phenomena
The Main Quest "Crisis at Hyrule Castle" is not finished after obtaining Paraglider, but it will resume after completing the Regional Phenomena.Regional Phenomena Main Quest Walkthrough Guide
How To Proceed After Obtaining ParagliderWhat To Do First? Early Game Guide
Best To Proceed From Shrine Quests
After obtaining the Paraglider, it is recommended to complete the Shrine Quests first. You can increase the number of Heart Containers and Stamina Vessels, giving you an advantage in the game's later stages. Also, since the Shrines are Warp Points, activating them will make it easier to move around.Shrine List & Strategy Guide
Activating The Skyview Towers Makes Exploration Easier
By activating the Skyview Towers at each location, detailed maps will be updated, which is essential for exploration. Make a priority to aim at the Skyview Towers after updating the first map. They are also Travel Points as well as Shrines.Skyview Tower Locations & How To Unlock
Climb To High Places And Paraglider Around
Paraglider makes long-distance travel much easier. When exploring or travelling, climb to the highest place possible and then fly with Paraglider.▶Paraglider - How To Get & Unlock Guide
Register A Horse To Speed Up
Horses are very useful when travelling on the plains. You can find several near the Lookout Landing, so catch one and register it at the Stable.How To Call & Register Horses
Can Go To The Underground
In Tears of the Kingdom, in addition to the Surface and the Sky Maps, there is also an Underground Map. You can find the entrance south of the Lookout Landing.
Increase The Inventory With Korok Seeds
In Lookout Landing, there is an NPC who can expand your Inventory of Weapons, Shields, and Bows. It'd be better to have more slots of Inventory, so collect Korok Seeds in various places and bring them to Hestu.Korok Seed Locations Map & Uses
Unlock Emergency Shelter At Lookout Landing
You can enter the Emergency Shelter by talking to the soldier in the center of Lookout Landing.
Cook Foods And Prepare For Adventures
There is always a cooking pot in the shelter, which allows you to prepare for the adventure here in the early stages.How To Cook Guide - Cooking Pot
Sleep In Bed For Free
Sleeping in bed changes the in-game time and also restores all your hearts. It is free, so you don't have to cost any Rupees or Food. If your hearts are low when you stop by the Lookout Landing, try to sleep in bed here.
NOT Recommended To Buy Armor At Lookout Landing
The armors sold at the Lookout Landing are the "Hylian series" which have no special effects. Since you will need to buy armor for Cold- and Heat-Resistance later on, saves your Rupees in the early stages.How To Farm Rupees
Crisis At Hyrule Castle (2nd) Walkthrough
- After completing Regional Phenomena, return to Purah
- Head to Hyrule Castle in the sky
∟It is good to fly off from Lookout Landing SkyView Tower
- When you arrive at the castle, go to the marked location on the map (Second Gatehouse)
∟Battle against Monsters
- Go to the marked location at B3 (Library)
∟Battle against Hinox and Chuchu
- Get out of Library and head toward the stairs
∟Defeat several Gibdo
- Go to the marked location of B1 (Zelda's room)
∟Defeat the group of Monsters
- Go to the marked location of B3
From B2 drop with paraglider to the cliff side entrance
- Go to the marked location of B3
∟Defeat 3 Shock LIke
- Go to the marked location (Sanctum) on 1F
∟Boss Battle: Phantom Ganon
- Return to Lookout Landing, talk to Purah and complete
Prepare For The Battle Before Entering Castle
Once you enter the Hyrule Castle, it is going to be a continuous battle. So make sure to prepare Armor, Weapon and food. Bringing extra food for healing is a good idea.Best Food & Medicine Recipes
Collect Weapons And Shield in Hyrule Castle
In Hyrule Castle, there are Royal and Royal Guard Weapons hidden around the Castle. Use material from the enemy monster in the castle to fuse and upgrade weapons.▶Best Fusion & Fuse
Bring Non-Metal Weapon/Shield
As Hyrule Castle is wrapped in thunderclouds, wearing metal weapon or shield has a risk of being strike by lightning. Bring one non-metal shield and weapon. Also, it is not raining at the castle, you can climb walls.▶Lightning Protection - How To Avoid Lightning
Boss Battle: Phantom Ganon Guide
Phantom Ganon Battle: Steps & Points
Flow Of The Battle And Points
|First Phase||■Defeat 5 Phatom Ganon|
・Use Melee weapons to defeat one by one
└Summon 4 Sage and make 1v1 situation.
└ZL to put a target on the enemy aiming at you.
└Attack with Perfect Dodge & Flurry Rush
・Defeating 5th Ganon will move on to 2nd phase
|Second Phase||■Defeat revived 5 Phantom Ganon|
・One Phantom spreads Gloom
└Use bow and headshot to down Phantom Ganon
Eat food to recover max Hearts reduced by Gloom
・Use Melee weapon same as 1st Phase to defeat 1 by 1
└Enemy change weapons as HP reduces（Sword→Club→Spear）
Unlike Phantom Ganon which appears in various places, you will have to deal with 5 Phantom Ganon. Additionally when the HP is halved, it moves 2nd phase and the attack pattern changes slightly.
Recommended Food Recipe For Healing Gloom
Gloom is an effect in which Hearts will be displayed with crack and will not be able to heal. As it reduces max hearts, it is recommended to prepare Food that heals Gloom for 2nd phase of Phantom Ganon
|Sunny Steamed Fruits||Sundelion×3|
Heals 9 Gloom Heart
|Hearty Mushroom Skewer||Hearty Truffle×1|
Heal all hearts
Always Fight In 1 VS 1 Situation
One of Phantom Ganon always chases Link. It is difficult to run away with a dash and attack with allies' skills. Therefore, always bring it to one on one situation and defeat one by one with Perfect Dodge & Flurry Rush.Shield Guide - How To Use & Effect | Perfect Guard Tips
The 1st Phase Attack Pattern And How To Deal With It
Avoid Vertical Slashes By Dodging Sideways
Vertical Slash is a common attack pattern when Ganon is approaching. If Ganon runs towards you with swords up, get ready to dodge sideways. There will be a moment before Ganon swings the sword, so dodge at that time to succeed on Perfect Dodge.
Avoid Horizontal Slash By Backfliping
Horizontal Slash is an attack pattern when Ganon is approaching. If Ganon lifts the sword upper left, expect Horizontal Slash. Activate Flurry Rush by backflipping at the moment Ganon swings his sword.
Avoid Spinning Slash By backflipping
If Ganon holds his sword on the right, get ready to dodge Spinning Slash by backflip. Also if the distance between you and Ganon is close, and missed the timing of dodge but use a shield, you will still take damage from the attack. So if you notice Spinning Slash is coming, try to keep some distance between you and the Ganon.
The 2nd Phase Attack Pattern And How To Deal With It
Stop The Enemy That Spreads Gloom
Entering 2nd phase, one of the Ganon will start spreading Gloom. The Gloom will fill out the entire room, so it should be the first priority to stop spreading. Headshot with the bow will prevent Gloom from spreading. Additionally, Ganon will try to spread Gloom several times during the fight, so make sure to deal with it quickly every time.
Avoid Clubs Sideways
The first weapon of the 2nd phase is a sword, but soon Ganon will swap to Club after taking some damage. Ganon will Helm Splitter after jumping so look to dodge sideways and connect to Flurry Rush.
Evade Spear Attack By Dodging Sideways And Rushing
Make sure to dodge the spear attack sideways to connect to Flurry Rush. Also at this point when Ganon swaps to spear, there should only be 2 Ganon left. You will have the advantage so keep calm and attack.