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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Cassie Sun
First Published: 06-04-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:28 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 25-09-2020 / 16:09 GMT

(1 of 2) This sidequest is another fetch quest

This sidequest is another fetch quest
Fireproof Lizards are valuable materials for upgrading armor, so be prepared to make a sacrifice

This sidequest is another fetch quest (left), Fireproof Lizards are valuable materials for upgrading armor, so be prepared to make a sacrifice (right)

Fireproof Lizard Roundup

At the Southern Mine, an NPC named Kima is looking for Fireproof Lizards. Talk to him and he will ask that you bring him ten of those sneaky little critters.

(1 of 2) Almost all the rocks you can lift up will have a Fireproof Lizard underneath

Almost all the rocks you can lift up will have a Fireproof Lizard underneath
To sneak up on them you do not need any special armor or bonuses, just remove most of your weapons

Almost all the rocks you can lift up will have a Fireproof Lizard underneath (left), To sneak up on them you do not need any special armor or bonuses, just remove most of your weapons (right)

Fireproof Lizards are all over the Southern Mine. If you are stealthy, you can probably round up ten in just a few minutes. You will have to walk quietly and slowly up to the lizards out in the open or they will scatter and then vanish.

Additionally, lift up every rock you see that gives you a prompt to lift it. Fireproof Lizards are under almost all of them. Here’s how you can grab them. Press [A] to lift the rock. Immediately after it’s been raised, press [B] so that Link can drop the rock. Then immediately press [A] again, even before Link finishes the animation for dropping the rock. Otherwise, the Fireproof Lizard will run away and be too far for you to grab it.

For an easier time hunting, especially if you leave the Southern Mines but want to continue looking, get a photo of a Fireproof Lizard and use your upgraded Sheikah Sensor to target it. Learn more about how to upgrade your Sheikah Slate here.

(1 of 2) That’s 10 Fireproof Lizards I could use to upgrade my armor…

That’s 10 Fireproof Lizards I could use to upgrade my armor…
Well, now we have two Flamebreaker Armor pieces. Yay?

That’s 10 Fireproof Lizards I could use to upgrade my armor… (left), Well, now we have two Flamebreaker Armor pieces. Yay? (right)

Once you have ten, give them to Kima and he will give you the Flamebreaker Armor (specifically, the chest piece). Even if you already have it. For some of you, this will be worth it because you don’t have it yet, but for others, it will just be a duplicate piece of armor. Sorry not sorry?

Note: In the future, you can also bring three Fireproof Lizards to Kima and he will give you 20 Rupees. Whether or not that’s worth the trade is up to you, considering that Fireproof Lizards are also necessary for armor upgrades.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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You wake up in the mysterious Shrine of Resurrection and see a Hyrule you no longer recognize. All you have by your side is the equally mysterious Sheikah Slate and the voice of a stranger to guide you. Take up the mantle of the chosen hero Link and journey throughout the most expansive, open iteration of Hyrule yet in your quest to destroy the monstrous Calamity Ganon and recover your memories of what happened 100 years ago.

This guide will serve as your companion as you traverse the beautiful world of Hyrule. It currently covers the following content:

Version 1.1

-Complete walkthrough from your humble beginnings on the Great Plateau to your final attack on Calamity Ganon -Solutions to all four Divine Beasts -Information on how to obtain the legendary Master Sword -Locations and information on activating every Tower -Solutions to all optional Shrines in Hyrule -Walkthrough for all sidequests

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