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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: 21-05-2020 / 17:59 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 28-05-2020 / 20:53 GMT

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide

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Fireproof Lizard Roundup

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

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.

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

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.

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

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
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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