How to cure Gloom Borne Illness in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Gloom Borne Illness sunny veggie porridge
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Curing Gloom Borne Illness in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom requires the use of Sundelion instead of just any old wild greens while making porridge. In a Kakariko Village side quest of the same name, you're asked by a villager called Lasli to help prepare some gloom-healing porridge for her grandmother. This means you'll need to add Sundelion to a porridge base of milk and rice to make Sunny Veggie Porridge.

Finding some Hylian rice in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is crucial to this mission, and much like the milk, you can't readily find it growing in the wild. The other ingredient is Sundelion, and this can be found in certain high places around the Surface map, and even on some of the Sky Islands if you land there after launching yourself from one of the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Skyview Tower locations. If you're stuck, here's how to make some curative porridge for the Gloom Borne Illness side quest in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, including where to source the ingredients

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Gloom-Borne Illness guide

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Gloom Borne Illness merchant who sells milk and Hylian rice

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To cure Gloom Borne Illness in TOTK, make Sunny Veggie Porridge using Sundelion, milk, and Hylian rice. Lasli tells you that the basic recipe is to combine milk, Hylian rice, and wild greens to make a tasty savoury porridge, but since "wild greens" refers to all wild-growing plants in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, we will be using gloom-curing Sundelion in this case.

The full list of ingredients you'll need is:

  • Hylian rice: Bought from the trader to the west of Kakariko Village, or from the general stores in Hateno Village or the Zora's domain
  • Milk: Bought from the trader to the west of Kakariko Village, or in General Stores
  • Sundelion: A special gloom-curing herb found in high altitude places, like mountain tops or the Sky Islands

When you have one of each ingredient in your inventory, return to Lasli's hut in Kakariko Village, cook Sunny Veggie Porridge, and interact with her again to hand it over. She will give you Energizing Veggie Porridge as a reward, giving you a stamina-replenishing buff like the warming meals you can make to deal with the cold in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, too. Congrats: you've just made some gloom sickness curative food that will serve you well next time you visit The Depths.

If you're struggling to find Sundelion, try tracking it using the Sensor+ function once you've unlocked it and other Purah Pad upgrades in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

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