The Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Geoglyphs hold lost memories, found in Dragon Tears hidden somewhere in the picture itself. With Impa tasking you to find all the locations across Hyrule and the memories within, I'll explain how to find every single one below, as well as the rewards, and the easiest way to find the hidden Dragon Tears. Here's where to find the locations of every Geoglyph in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
All Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Geoglyph and Dragon Tear Memories locations
There are 11 Geoglyphs in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and 12 Dragon Tear Memories, with a 12th memory appearing when you've found all the others. You can find the first 11 straight away in any order you want. Use my map and list below to find them, or scroll down for more details!
- North Hyrule Plain Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates -1412, 0966, 0123)
- Tabantha Tundra Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates -1863, 3621, 0236)
- Tabantha Hills Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates -2551, 1888, 0319)
- Illumeni Plateau Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates -3096, -0077, 0211)
- Sapphia's Table Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates -3178, -1699, 0418)
- Lake Hylia Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates -0649, -2683, 0068)
- Batrea Lake Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates 0694, -1309, 0053)
- Trilby Valley Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates 1828, 0737, 0089)
- Eldin Mountains Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates 0891, 2951, 0362)
- Talus Plateau Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates 4467, -0304, 0074)
- Cape Cresia Geoglyph: (Dragon Tear Coordinates 3325, -3566, 0004)
- Secret Rist Peninsula Memory/Dragon Tear: (Dragon Tear Coordinates 4534, 2144, 0000)
Now you know where they are, what are you actually supposed to do with these things? Keep in mind that if you're exploring the map, it'll definitely have helped to revealed the whole thing with all the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Towers first!
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Geoglyph puzzles explained
What you're looking for in the Geoglyphs is a Dragon Tear - a small pit in the ground that's always hidden in one of the Teardrop shapes. Each Geoglyph has a lot of Teardrop shapes built into it, but what you're looking for is the solid teardrop in each Geoglyph, not the outlines of one. In a Geoglyph, all the Teardrops will look hollow, except for one that'll be a solid shape, filled in with colour. That's the one you want to find - when you get close it'll fizzle away and reveal the Dragon Tear and the Memory inside.
There's a lot to go through here, and even with details, it can be tricky. If you want more help, we've gone into detail for each one below, though it's also good to know that you can head to the Forgotten Temple Impa shows you, in the ravine between Tabantha and Great Hyrule Forest, where there'll be a simple map that reveals the rough locations of each Geoglyph.
The Geoglyphs are too big to be easily seen from ground level, but looking down at them makes them a lot easier to understand. So the best thing to do is to approach the Geoglyphs from above, either using a Skyview tower to fly above them, making a vehicle, Recalling a falling rock, or any other method.
1. King Rauru Geoglyph, North Hyrule Plain
Coordinates -1412, 0966, 0123
The first one you'll likely encounter with Impa, this is found West of Hyrule Castle. The Dragon Tear is on the North side of the Glyph, on Rauru's right eye.
2. Demon King Geoglyph, Tabantha Tundra
Coordinates -1863, 3621, 0236
Found in the North Tabantha Tundra, past Snowfield Stable. The constantly obscuring snow makes it difficult to see, but the Dragon Tear is on the Glyph's very left/West edge, one of a pair next to each other.
3. Old Temple Geoglyph, Tabantha Hills
Coordinates -2551, 1888, 0319
Found East of Rito Village on the mountainside of Tabantha Hills. The Dragon Tear is above the door, in the Glyph's center.
4. Queen Sonia Geoglyph, Illumeni Plateau
Coordinates -3096, -0077, 0211
Found on Illumeni Plateau, between Hyrule Ridge and Gerudo Highlands. The Dragon Tear is on Sonia's right side, where the two curls of her dress meet.
5. Kneeling Ganondorf Geoglyph, Sapphia's Table
Coordinates -3178, -1699, 0418
Found on the South side of the Gerudo Highlands, overlooking the desert. The Dragon Tear is located on Ganondorf's right shoulder, on the widest stretch of snow.
6. Shrine Geoglyph, Lake Hylia
Coordinates -0649, -2683, 0068
Found on Lake Hylia's Western shore, looking over the lake. The Dragon Tear is on the tip of the lefthand flower.
7. Curling Dragon Geoglyph, Batrea Lake
Coordinates 0694, -1309, 0053
Found between West Necluda and Hyrule Field, near Batrea Lake. The Dragon Tear is on the Glyph's Southwest corner, in the curve of the tail, in the middle of a ring of trees.
8. Purah Pad/Nintendo Switch Geoglyph, Trilby Valley
Coordinates 1828, 0737, 0089
Found between Eldin Canyon and Lanayru Wetlands. The Dragon Tear is right in the middle of the Glyph, above the Pad's "eye".
9. Master Sword Geoglyph, Eldin Mountains
Coordinates 0891, 2951, 0362
Found Northeast of the Great Hyrule Forest, on the border of the Eldin Mountains. The Dragon Tear is at the very tip of the sword, on its East side.
10. Sacred Stone Geoglyph, Talus Plateau
Coordinates 4467, -0304, 0074
Found on the Talus Plateau, Southeast of Zora's Domain in Lanayru. The Dragon Tear is on the Glyph's North side, on the raised rocky section.
11. Curved Scimitar Geoglyph, Cape Cresia
Coordinates 3325, -3566, 0004
Found on the Southeast corner of the map, on the curved Cape Cresla past Lurelin village. The Dragon Tear is on the Crossguard of the Scimitar, specifically the North side pointing at Palmorae Beach.
12. Final (Secret) Memory/Dragon Tear, Rist Peninsula
Coordinates 4534, 2144, 0000
There's no Geoglyph for this one, and it only unlocks after you've found all the others. Once unlocked, head to Rist Peninsula, the spiral section on East Akkala, and the Dragon Tear is waiting in the very middle, outside Gemimik Shrine, surrounded by Silent Princess flowers.
Geoglyph quest rewards
The "Impa and the Geoglyph" Main Quest is certainly worth doing as early as possible, because finding all the Geoglyphs allows you to get the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Master Sword! Admittedly it doesn't put it straight in your hand, but it does trigger a new part of the game that allows you to reach the fabled blade, arguably the game's best weapon. Head to the attached guide to find out how to get it!
Where are the other memories?
Each Dragon Tear allows you to access a memory - but with eighteen in total to find across Tears of the Kingdom, and the Geoglyphs only covering twelve of them, you might be wondering where the others are. Don't worry - you'll get all the other memories simply by playing the main story, with the exception of Memory #1, which is found by visiting the Deku Tree in Korok Forest and completing the associated quest to help him. Once that's done, you'll have all eighteen memories stored and able to rewatch!
© GamesRadar+. Not to be reproduced without permission