You'll need to find all the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Captured Memories to figure out exactly what happened before the game began. If you're after more story then this is one of the most rewarding of the Breath of the Wild collectibles. There are only 12 Breath of the Wild Captured Memory locations to find in Hyrule but it is a big game however. And with only a vague clue to guide you to each Memory, it's not always easy to find the right landmarks you need. So, to help you, weve made this guide to find all 12 of the Breath of the Wild Captured Memories. Once you've found that it will unlock a 13th secret memory and, together, it will hopefully answer all your questions.
Breath of the Wild Captured Memories
Breath of the Wild Sacred Ground Ruins memory
The first memory in your album is easy to reach, but beware of the Guardians patrolling the area.(opens in new tab)
The location is directly to the south of Hyrule Castle.
Zooming in on the map will reveal a little puddle of water labeled Sacred Ground Ruins.
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.
Breath of the Wild Lake Kolomo Memory
This memory looks deceptive close to the Dueling Peaks, but is quite far out to the west.(opens in new tab)
Head south of Central Tower until you reach a lake.(opens in new tab)
There's a road that leads directly to the lake. Follow it and veer off to the left when it ends.
You'll spot the area from the photo here, along with the memory to the right of it.
Breath of the Wild Ancient Columns Memory
The next memory is in Hebra.(opens in new tab)
Head south from Tabantha Tower and follow the road to Tena Ko'sah Shrine.(opens in new tab)
The Ancient Columns surround the shrine.
The memory is on the path leading up to its entrance.
Breathe of the Wild Kara Kara Bazaar Memory
The bazaar is in the south west part of the map, in Gerudo.(opens in new tab)
Being in Gerudo, you'll need Chilly food or potions to cool you down, or the Gerudo armour set.
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.
You might arrive nude and dehydrated, but as soon as you recall the memory, you can fast travel out of there.
Breath of the Wild Eldin Canyon Memory
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.(opens in new tab)
Eldin Canyon is on the upper right of the map, to the south west of Death Mountain.(opens in new tab)
The mountain we're after is directly to the west of Goronbi Lake.(opens in new tab)
More specifically, it has a Korok stone circle on top.
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.
Breath of the Wild Irch Plain Memory
This memory is a nice and easy one to pick up.(opens in new tab)
Irch Plain is to the north west of Hyrule Castle.(opens in new tab)
There's a small lake here.
There are a few trees kicking about, but the one we want is marked on the map.
The memory is next to it.
Breath of The Wild West Necluda Memory
This memory location looks out towards the Bridge of Hylia in West Necluda.(opens in new tab)
It's midway down the river leading to Lake Hylia.(opens in new tab)
There's a big ol' tree opposite Scout's Hill, and that's where we're headed.
You can see the tree from Scout's Hill.
Paragliding over from there is a quick and easy way to reach it if you're struggling to find the location.
The memory is next to the tree, as you face the bridge.
Breath of the Wild Hyrule Castle Memory
As daunting as the thought of going to Hyrule Castle before you're ready might be, this is actually super easy to get.(opens in new tab)
The memory is located on the west side of the castle.(opens in new tab)
It's in Princess Zelda's Study.
Look for the spire before making the journey across the moat.
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.
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.
When you're ready, run out and mash the recall button as if you're life depended on it.
Breath of the Wild Spring of Power Memory
The Spring of Power is home to a shrine statue, so you can pray here for another heart or stamina vessel as well.(opens in new tab)
The spring is to the east of Death Mountain.(opens in new tab)
You'll find it to the north east of Ordorac Quarry, and south of North Akkala Valley.
It's a great big hole in the ground and you can't miss it.
The memory is directly opposite the statue.
Breath of the Wild Sanidin Park Ruins Memory
Another super easy one that you can enjoy a leisurely canter to.(opens in new tab)
The ruins are to the south west of Hyrule Castle.(opens in new tab)
Just follow the road from Outskirt Stable across Manhala Bridge.
The ruins are on the left side of the road.
Park your pony and pop up the steps.
The memory is next to the horse statue.
Breath of the Wild Lanayru Road East Gate Memory
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.(opens in new tab)
The east gate is to the west of Mount Lanayru.(opens in new tab)
You can't miss it on the map.
If there's a Lynel blocking the path, you're on the wrong side, so just sneak around him.
The memory is on the path leading through the gate.
Breath of the Wild Hyrule Field Memory
Thankfully, the last memory is also a cinch.(opens in new tab)
Head south east from Hyrule Castle.(opens in new tab)
We're aiming for the small forest to the north east of the Bottomless Swamp.
The memory is next to a large rock.
Breath of the Wild Kakariko Village / Ash Swamp Memory
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.(opens in new tab)
The spot we're looking for is to the east of the Dueling Peaks.(opens in new tab)
Head east from Dueling Peaks Stable and into Ash Swamp.
You should be in the swamp, directly behind the stable.
Facing the stable, look to the right to see a Guardian collapsed on a large rock.
The final memory is next to the inert Guardian.
Sit back and enjoy the cutscene.