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Sheikah Slate

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Sheikah Slate
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Game(s)
Location(s) Shrine of Resurrection

The Sheikah Slate is a key 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 the map of Hyrule, which displays the current temperature and time, and any Beacon and stamp placed. It also grants access to any of the many Ancient Shrines 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.

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 items such as Bombs. These Runes can be obtained and installed onto the Slate at the Ancient Shrines found in the Great Plateau.

The Camera and Hyrule Compendium features are unavailable at the beginning, as they are encrypted in Sheikah text.[2] They are restored when the tablet is brought to Purah at the Hateno Ancient Lab. Included in the Camera's Album are 12 photographs which were taken by Princess Zelda 100 years ago.

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. According to Eiji Aonuma, it was designed to resemble a Wii U GamePad.[citation needed]

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シーカーストーン (Shīkā Sutōn) Seeker Stone
Netherlands Dutch Sheikah-steen Sheikah stone
French Republic FrenchEU Tablette Sheikah Sheikah Tablet
Italian Republic Italian Tavoletta Sheikah Sheikah tablet
Russian Federation Russian Камень шиика (Kamen' shiika) Sheikah stone
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Tableta sheikah Sheikah tablet

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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)
  2. "The Sheikah Slate data has been damaged" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)