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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Captured Memories locations guide

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories locations

Finding all the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Captured Memories is like piecing together the puzzle that is Link's amnesia. Finding all the captured memories will allow you to figure out exactly what happened before the game began, and are one of the most rewarding of the Breath of the Wild collectibles if you crave more story.  

Handily, there are only 12 to find in Hyrule, and there's no benefit beyond filling in the story gaps. It's a big game though and with only a vague clue to guide you, it's not always easy to find the right landmark as you travel. With that in mind, here's a guide to find all 12 of the Breath of the Wild Captured Memories which will ultimately unlock a 13th bonus memory, and hopefully answer all your questions.

Memory #1 - Sacred Ground Ruins

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 1. Sacred Ground Ruins 

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The first memory in your album is easy to reach, but beware of the Guardians patrolling the area.

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The location is directly to the south of Hyrule Castle.

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Zooming in on the map will reveal a little puddle of water labeled Sacred Ground Ruins.

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Take out the Guardians or sneak to the centre to see a glowing light. Step into it and hit recall to watch a cutscene, then consider hotfooting it out of there. 

Memory #2 - Lake Kolomo

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 2. Lake Kolomo

Clue for the second Breath of the Wild Captured Memory, this time in Lake Kolomo

This memory looks deceptive close to the Dueling Peaks, but is quite far out to the west. 

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Head south of Central Tower until you reach a lake.

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There's a road that leads directly to the lake. Follow it and veer off to the left when it ends. 

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You'll spot the area from the photo here, along with the memory to the right of it.

Memory #3 - Ancient Columns

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 3. Ancient Columns 

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The next memory is in Hebra.

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Head south from Tabantha Tower and follow the road to Tena Ko'sah Shrine.

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The Ancient Columns surround the shrine.

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The memory is on the path leading up to its entrance.

Memory #4 - Kara Kara Bazaar

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 4. Kara Kara Bazaar 

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The bazaar is in the south west part of the map, in Gerudo.

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Being in Gerudo, you'll need Chilly food or potions to cool you down, or the Gerudo armour set.

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Follow the road south west from Gerudo Canyon Stable. If you have a lot of healing items, you can essentially brute force your way there by topping up your HP gauge when it gets too low from heat damage.

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You might arrive nude and dehydrated, but as soon as you recall the memory, you can fast travel out of there. 

Memory #5 - Eldin Canyon

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 5. Eldin Canyon 

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Depending on you how plot your route here, you'll either need Flamebreaker armour to avoid bursting into flame, or a lot of stamina replenishing items for the climb up.

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Eldin Canyon is on the upper right of the map, to the south west of Death Mountain.

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The mountain we're after is directly to the west of Goronbi Lake.

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More specifically, it has a Korok stone circle on top.

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The memory is right next to it. If you brute force your way here, be wary of carrying any wooden items as they will catch fire, and possibly turn to cinders - even if they're not equipped. 

Memory #6 - Irch Plain

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 6. Irch Plain 

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This memory is a nice and easy one to pick up.

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Irch Plain is to the north west of Hyrule Castle.

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There's a small lake here. 

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There are a few trees kicking about, but the one we want is marked on the map.

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The memory is next to it.

Memory #7 - West Necluda

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 7. West Necluda 

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This memory location looks out towards the Bridge of Hylia in West Necluda.

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It's midway down the river leading to Lake Hylia.

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There's a big ol' tree opposite Scout's Hill, and that's where we're headed. 

Link at the spot in Hyrule for the West Necluda Breath of the Wild Captured Memories collectible

You can see the tree from Scout's Hill.

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Paragliding over from there is a quick and easy way to reach it if you're struggling to find the location.

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The memory is next to the tree, as you face the bridge.

Memory #8 - Hyrule Castle

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 8. Hyrule Castle 

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As daunting as the thought of going to Hyrule Castle before you're ready might be, this is actually super easy to get.

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The memory is located on the west side of the castle.

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It's in Princess Zelda's Study.

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Look for the spire before making the journey across the moat.

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The spire is patrolled by Guardians, as is the rest of the castle, but it's easy enough to avoid them and climb the tower. Just be sure you have enough stamina to do so.

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Once you clamber through the window to the Princess' study, you can take a little breather as you time your dash outside. There's a flying Guardian out there, so wait until he scans the ground and leaves for another circuit around the spire.

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When you're ready, run out and mash the recall button as if you're life depended on it.

Memory #9 - Spring of Power

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 9. Spring of Power 

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The Spring of Power is home to a shrine statue, so you can pray here for another heart or stamina vessel as well.

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The spring is to the east of Death Mountain.

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You'll find it to the north east of Ordorac Quarry, and south of North Akkala Valley.

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It's a great big hole in the ground and you can't miss it.

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The memory is directly opposite the statue.

Memory #10 - Sanidin Park Ruins

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 10. Sanidin Park Ruins 

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Another super easy one that you can enjoy a leisurely canter to. 

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The ruins are to the south west of Hyrule Castle.

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Just follow the road from Outskirt Stable across Manhala Bridge.

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The ruins are on the left side of the road.

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Park your pony and pop up the steps.

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The memory is next to the horse statue.

Memory #11 - Lanayru Road - East Gate

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 11. Lanayru Road - East Gate 

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This memory is easy to find and you can get to the location via a few different routes. 

Paragliding shortcuts work well for any occasion, and circumvent monster encounters and a lot of walking.

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The east gate is to the west of Mount Lanayru.

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You can't miss it on the map.

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If there's a Lynel blocking the path, you're on the wrong side, so just sneak around him.

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The memory is on the path leading through the gate.

Memory #12 - Hyrule Field

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 12. Hyrule Field 

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Thankfully, the last memory is also a cinch. 

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Head south east from Hyrule Castle.

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We're aiming for the small forest to the north east of the Bottomless Swamp.

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The memory is next to a large rock.

Memory #13 - Kakariko Village / Ash Swamp

Breath of the Wild Captured Memories 13. Kakariko Village / Ash Swamp

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Talk to Impa in Kakariko Village after collecting all 12 memories. She'll show you a picture on the wall which is the location of one final memory.

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The spot we're looking for is to the east of the Dueling Peaks.

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Head east from Dueling Peaks Stable and into Ash Swamp.

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You should be in the swamp, directly behind the stable.

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Facing the stable, look to the right to see a Guardian collapsed on a large rock.

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The final memory is next to the inert Guardian.

An image from the final memory on your quest to find all the Breath of the Wild Captured Memories collectibles

Sit back and enjoy the cutscene. 

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