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Yiga Clan Hideout

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Yiga Clan Hideout
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Interior of the Yiga Clan Hideout
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The Yiga Clan Hideout is a location in Breath of the Wild.

Features and Overview

The Yiga Clan Hideout, located in the Gerudo Highlands, is the secret base of the Yiga Clan and their leader, Master Kohga. It is hidden at the end of the Karusa Valley in the Gerudo Desert. Link must go here in order to recover Riju's stolen Thunder Helm in the "Divine Beast Vah Naboris" Main Quest. Before entering, Link will find himself in a circular chamber full of torches. There is a pedestal in the center of the room with a Duplex Bow on it. From here Link will see several sets of stairs and cloth banners around him. Link can burn the banners to reveal the objects and enemies behind them. Behind one of the banners is the entrance to the Yiga Clan Hideout.

Once inside, Link will meet an imprisoned Gerudo soldier named Barta who gives Link a hint about the Yiga Clan's affinity for Mighty Bananas.[1] Link must sneak past all of the Yiga Blademasters in the Hideout to reach the end, with the first Blademaster patrolling the area below. Should a Blademaster spot Link, they will immediately strike him down and he will have to start over from the beginning. Link can use Mighty Bananas to lure the Blademasters and sneak past them when they aren't looking. After sneaking past the first Blademaster, Link will encounter another one in the next room guarding an open doorway. There is a Treasure Chest in this room containing a Sapphire. Two Mighty Bananas can be found sitting on wooden platforms on the walls, which can be shot with Fire Arrows to make the Bananas drop down and lure the Blademaster.

Through the doorway, if Link continues forward he will find a ladder that leads up to an upper walkway to the side a large room with several Blademasters guarding the area. This allows Link to scope out the room and plan his sneaking strategy before he goes in. At the end of the walkway, he will find a small room with a Treasure Chest containing Topaz and a table with 18 Mighty Bananas, serving as plenty of stock for luring Blademasters. In the large room, Link will find more wooden platforms that be can burn to cause Mighty Bananas to drop. There is also a ladder which leads another set of central upper walkways in the room which gives Link a wider variety of sneaking strategies. There is a Treasure Chest containing a Silver Rupee on the central platform with a Sheikah Symbol on it. There is also another Treasure Chest containing Topaz up here in an alcove behind the doorway to the east. There are also three large cloth banners hanging on the eastern wall. Link can burn them with Fire Arrows and will find two Treasure Chests each containing a Gold Rupee in a secret room behind the middle banner. Link can also find a ladder in this secret room which leads to a back entrance to the central upper walkways. Once Link successfully sneaks past the Blademasters and through the open doorway to the east, he will find himself in a small room with a Treasure Chest in the center which contains Mighty Bananas. Link will also find three Treasure Chests buried in the ground nearby which he must use Magnesis to retreive. Two of the Chests contain Topaz with the other one containing a Ruby. A Duplex Bow rests on a wooden platform in the back of the room. To proceed, Link must use Magnesis on the wall to the east to reveal a secret exit.

Through the secret exit, Link will find himself outside of the Hideout in an open area with a large pit in the center. He is then face to face with the Leader of the Yiga Clan, Master Kohga. Master Kohga will recognize that Link is the guy he's been looking for and initiate a battle.[2] After defeating Master Kohga, he will use his last bit of energy to perform his "secret technique" which causes him to fall down the large pit nearby.[3] While falling down the pit, Master Kohga is heard yelling that he shall be remembered and the Yiga Clan will track Link to the ends of Hyrule.[4] Because of this, Yiga Clan encounters in the Overworld will become permanently more common. A Treasure Chest will then appear containing the stolen Thunder Helm that Link came for. This Helmet will give Riju the power to withstand Naboris's lightning and protect Link from it so that he may enter the Divine Beast Vah Naboris Dungeon.[5]

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References

  1. "All I ever see them do is patrol and eat bananas. I haven't seen anything else that you could exploit as a weakness." — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Yeah, IT'S YOU! You're that Link guy I've been looking for!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "I need to bust out my serious moves... A secret technique taught by my father's mother's father! It will...destroy you!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Coward! I shall be remembered! The Yiga Clan will track you to the ends of Hyruuuule!" — Master Kohga (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "A precious Gerudo heirloom reclaimed from the Yiga. It has the power to withstand Naboris's lightning. Guard it with your life until you can return it to Riju" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
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