Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Lynel locations

The Lynels in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are formidable enemies, but they drop some valuable weapons and resources, so you’ll probably have to face them at some point in your travels through Hyrule.

If you’re farming Lynel gear or resources on purpose, we’ve got all the Lynel locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom we’ve found so far listed below.

We’ve also gone over how to beat Lynel with some simple tricks, so you can farm them more efficiently.

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Lynel locations in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Lynels can be found on the surface and within the Depths of Hyrule. Although we haven’t found any in the Depths yet. However, so far we have found 10 Lynels on the surface of Hyrule and we will update this page as we find more.

If you’re looking to farm Lynels, you should head to the Floating Colosseum just north of the Great Abandoned Central Mine in Hyrule’s Central Depths, as there are five Lynels you need to take on here, one after another.

Here’s a map of all the Lynel locations in Tears of the Kingdom we’ve found so far:

Map showing all Lynel locations in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Surface Lynel locations in TOTK.

1 – West Hyrule Plains (Hyrule Ridge)

This Lynel is near coordinates -1549, 0145, 0109.

Map showing Lynel's location in West Hyrule Plains in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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2 – Between Tanagar Canyon and Illumeni Plateau (Hyrule Ridge)

This Lynel is near coordinates -3389, 0001, 0089.

Map showing the location of the Lynel located between Tanagar Canyon and the Illumeni Plateau in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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3 – Lindor Highlands (Hyrule Ridge)

This Lynel is near coordinates -2179, 1525, 0217.

Map showing Lynel's location in Upland Lindor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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4 – Near Tama Pond (Tabantha Border)

This Lynel is near coordinates -2794, 1832, 0308, and you should equip some cold-resistant armor to prevent cold damage in this area.

Map showing Lynel's location near Tama Pond in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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5 – Near Kilsie Lake (Strand Mountains)

This Lynel is near coordinates -4506, 2673, 0228.

Map showing Lynel's location near Lake Kilsie in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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6 – North Akkala Valley (Deep Akkala)

This Lynel is near coordinates 3674, 2940, 0028.

Map showing Lynel's location in the northern valley of Akkala in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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7 – Ukuku Plains (Akkala Highlands)

This Lynel is near coordinates 3874, 0876, 0248.

Map showing Lynel's location in Ukuku Plains in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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8 – Lanayru Heights (West of Necluda)

East of Kakariko Village, you will find this Lynel near coordinates 2672, -0969, 0221.

Map showing Lynel's location in Lanayru Heights in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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9 – Plain of Rage (West of Necluda)

Northeast of Kakariko Village, you will find this Lynel near coordinates 2502, -0545, 0113.

Map showing Lynel's location in Rabia Plain in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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10 – Near Quatta Platform (Lanayru Wetlands)

In the shallow waters south of Kincean Island, you will find this Lynel near coordinates 1990, -0320, 0009.

Map showing Lynel's location near Quatta's Shelf in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

How to beat Lynels in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Sorted by toughness, the five types of Lynel in Tears of the Kingdom are:

  • red lynel
  • lynel blue
  • white-maned lynel
  • Silver Mane Lynel
  • armored lynel

No matter which type you face, you can easily beat all the Lynels in Tears of the Kingdom using Puffshrooms, but it will take longer if you face one with more health, like the Silver-Maned Lynel. You will also need to first destroy an Armored Lynel’s armor with a hammer weapon before following the other steps (it is recommended to throw the hammer weapon if you want to keep your distance).

Link using Puffshrooms in a fight with Lynel in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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To beat Lynels in Tears of the Kingdom using the Puffshroom method, you must:

  1. Equip armor or eat to get three stacks of ‘Attack Up’.
  2. Take out the Wind Sage obtained from the Wind Temple (they can randomly headshot Lynel).
  3. Use the Sidon ability obtained from the Water Temple to create a shield.
  4. Wait for Lynel to stop running or shoot him in the head with an arrow to stun him.
  5. Approach the Lynel and throw a Puffshroom at it so that the smoke surrounds both Link and the Lynel.
  6. Attack Lynel from behind with a few hits, then get on Lynel’s back if you can, where you can hit him until Lynel throws Link away.
  7. To save time, or if you don’t get the “Ride” message, keep throwing Puffshrooms and attacking Lynel.
  8. When Lynel throws Link, quickly draw your bow and shoot at the Lynel (you can drop items for extra damage).
  9. Repeat this process until you defeat the Lynel.

Puff Mushrooms are very good against Lynels (and any enemy really) because their spores cause enemies to stop attacking, creating a great opportunity for Link to take as many hits as possible.

Mushrooms are found in the Depths, most commonly around trees and cliffs. It’s a good idea to stock up on as many Puffshrooms as possible, as you’ll need between two and six per Lynel encounter, depending on how good your melee weapons are.

Link approaching a Puffshroom in the depths of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

We haven’t found a good growing area for Puffshrooms yet, but we find them more frequently as we explore the southwest corner of the Depths. It is recommended to take a photo of a Puffshroom before picking it up so you can track more locations with the Sensor+ when you get it from Robbie.

Sensor + unlock link for the Purah Pad in Tears of the Kingdom.
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For a better chance of headshotting a Lynel and stunning it, you should attach Keese Eyeballs to a Lynel Bow, as these eyes will automatically target the Lynel, and a Lynel Bow fires three shots at once, increasing your chances of landing a headshot. Stunning the Lynel and attacking without Puffshrooms is also an effective method of beating one, since you get the “Ride” message more often.

One thing worth keeping in mind, especially if you don’t have good weapon durability, is that melee weapons do not lose durability when attacking while mounted on a Lynel’s back.

Link attacks with a melee weapon while riding on Lynel's back in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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If you’re low on Puffshrooms and Keese Eyeballs, then your best bet to kill a Lynel without wasting all the throwables you have is to Flurry Rush when you jump back from a Lynel’s melee attack. The better your weapons are, the fewer bursts you will have to do to kill a Lynel. If you are going to try this method, we recommend carrying plenty of food with you in case you miss a jump and get hit.

Link using Flurry Rush to attack Lynel in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Our last tip is to try to bring several weapons with 70+ attack power into a fight with Lynel, ideally a spear, as they are the fastest weapons in TOTK and their charged attack is very effective against a stunned Lynel.

Remember to fuse some good material with your best weapons to get them over that 70 attack power!

Some good weapons to bring into a fight with Lynel include:

  • royal halberd
  • Lightscale Trident
  • Spear of the Royal Guard
  • Sword of the Royal Guard
  • the master sword

All the best facing Lynels in Tears of the Kingdom!

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