|Game(s)||Breath of the Wild|
|Occurrence(s)||The moon turns blood red at midnight|
|Resolution(s)||All defeated enemies and Overworld Bosses revive|
The Blood Moon is an event that occurs on random midnights in Breath of the Wild.
The Blood Moon is indicated by a red-colored full moon rising instead of a regular moon or phase. Before a Blood Moon, the environment will glow red and the air will be full of black particles. When it occurs, the Blood Moon revives all enemies and Overworld Bosses that have been defeated up until that point. The Blood Moon event starts occurring after Link leaves the Great Plateau.
A Blood Moon event can also occur even when skipping time using a Campfire, Cooking Pot, or by sleeping at an inn, as its cutscene still plays after time has been skipped. If a Blood Moon occurs when Link is in an Ancient Shrine or Hyrule Castle, the Blood Moon scene does not appear and previously defeated enemies will not be revived. The Blood Moon will occur every following night until it happens while Link is outside where the scene can appear.
- "Whenever the clock strikes midnight on unlucky nights, the sky turns blood red. That's the blood moon. When that happens, monsters come back to life, no matter how many times you've defeated them." — Hino (Breath of the Wild)
- "... Link... Link... Be on your guard. Ganon's power grows...it rises to its peak under the hour of a Blood Moon. By its glow, the aimless spirits of monsters that were slain in the name of the light return to flesh. Link...please be careful." — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
- "Sometimes you'll witness incredible success in your cooking adventures. When this happens, the strength and duration of your cooked food's effects will increase well beyond normal. Using more than the usual number of ingredients is a sure way to boost the effects of your food. But I've also heard rumors that the light of the red moon can have a positive effect on your cooking as well." — Chef Aurie Taamu, Vol. 2 (Breath of the Wild)