Unlocking All Four Great Fairies in Tears of the Kingdom
The great fairies are making a return in Tears of the Kingdom, but this time, they are much more difficult to unlock. In this article, we will show you exactly where to find all four great fairies and how to unlock each and every one of them, so you can upgrade your armor to its utmost quality.
Starting the Fairy Questline
To start the fairy questline, you need to be far enough in the story where you can free roam the entire map at your leisure. You also need to unlock the first tower in the first town that you come across, which is the Lookout Landing. Once you do, there will be a bird named Pen sitting outside of the tower, who will tell you about a paper he is working on and would like your help. From here, you need to go meet him at the next location.
Meeting Pen at the Next Location
Once you have finished your conversation with Pen at Lookout Landing, you will want to head northwest along the road. You will need to find a way across the gorge, either by launching yourself in the air or using the reverse time skill that you learned at the beginning of the game. Unlock the shrine here for a fast travel spot, and then head to the Lucky Clover Gazette. Once there, head inside the renovated stables and talk to Pen. He will introduce you to his partner in crime, and this will begin a long questline for tracking down clues of Zelda’s disappearance and the great fairies as part of this questline.
Preparing for the Questline
Before continuing with the questline, you will need to tame a horse capable of pulling a cart and acquire enough Pony Points to get the cart-pulling harness from the Pony Point rewards. You can visit different stables throughout the game or tame horses and trade them in for Pony Points. Once you have your horse and cart-pulling harness, head to the Woodland Stables, where you will find Pen standing outside of a traveling band.
Unlocking the First Great Fairy
During your conversation with the musicians at the Woodland Stables, you will learn about the great fairies and their love for music. To unlock the first great fairy, you will need to repair the musicians’ wagon and take them to the fairy’s location. Once there, the musicians will play a tune to summon the fairy. After unlocking the first fairy, you can enhance your armor to level 1.
Unlocking the Second Great Fairy
For the second fairy, head southwest from Lookout Landing through Hyrule Field to the Outskirts Stable. Here, you will find the musicians once again, but they need another member for their troop. After finding the lost Piper and completing a side quest, return to the Outskirts Stable and take the musicians to the second fairy’s location. Once there, the musicians will play another tune to summon the fairy. After unlocking the second fairy, you can enhance your armor to level 2.
Unlocking the Third Great Fairy
For the third fairy, head north from Outskirts Stable to the Tabantha Tundra. You will need cold resistance food or at least one piece of cold weather gear. Once there, talk to the musicians and find the missing horn player. After completing another side quest and returning to the Tabantha Stable, take the musicians to the third fairy’s location. Once there, the musicians will play another tune to summon the fairy. After unlocking the third fairy, you can enhance your armor to level 3.
Unlocking the Fourth and Final Great Fairy
For the last great fairy, head southeast of Central Hyrule to find the Maestro, who will ask you to find a drummer to complete the band. After finding the drummer and completing another side quest, return to Dueling Peak Stables and build a boat to take the musicians across the river to the final fairy’s location. Once there, the musicians will play another tune to summon the fairy. After unlocking the fourth and final fairy, you can enhance your armor to the highest level.
By following this guide, you will be able to unlock all four great fairies in Tears of the Kingdom and enhance your armor to its maximum potential. Enjoy your upgraded armor and the benefits it brings as you continue your adventure in the game.