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Sheikah Slate

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Sheikah Slate
BotW Sheikah Slate Icon.png
Game(s)
Location(s) Shrine of Resurrection

The Sheikah Slate is an item in Breath of the Wild.

Location and Uses

The Sheikah Slate is a multipurpose tool bearing the Eye Symbol of the Sheikah. Link obtains it shortly after being awakened by a disembodied voice in the Shrine of Resurrection. Though Link has no recollection of seeing it before, he finds it familiar.[1]

The Sheikah Slate can be used to access a Map of Hyrule. The Map displays Link's current location, the current Temperature, and locations of certain objectives. It can also act as a key to grant access to any of the many Shrines of Trials and Sheikah Towers located across Hyrule.

Link can use the Sheikah Slate as a Scope when the right analog stick is clicked down. In addition to providing a closer view, the Scope ability provides a first-person view from which Link can set Beacons and also determine an enemy's health by positioning the reticle over said enemy.

The Slate is able to receive Runes, a form of information that bestows the device a number of different abilities. They serve as a replacement for traditional Zelda Items. These Runes can be obtained and installed onto the Slate at a number of Shrines of Trials found throughout Hyrule.

The Camera and Hyrule Compendium features are unavailable at the beginning of the game. They are encrypted in Sheikah text with the message: "The Sheikah Slate data has been damaged". They are restored when the tablet is brought to Purah at the Hateno Ancient Lab. Included in the Camera's Album are twelve photographs which were taken by princess Zelda 100 years ago. Finding the locations shown in the photos is paramount to retrieving Link's lost memories.

Trivia

  • In shape, the Sheikah Slate resembles a Nintendo Switch or a Wii U GamePad, referencing the consoles on which Breath of the Wild was released.

Etymology

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シーカーストーン (Shīkā Sutōn) Seeker Stone
French Republic FrenchEU Tablette Sheikah Sheikah Tablet
Italian Republic Italian Tavoletta Sheikah Sheikah tablet
Russian Federation Russian Камень шиика (Kamen' shiika) Sheikah stone

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References

  1. "Sheikah Slate
    A mysterious tablet with a glowing center. You've never seen this device before, and yet...there's something familiar about it.
    " — N/A (Breath of the Wild)