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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How to Complete Hateno Village Research Lab

Jarrod Garripoli
Shane Williams

Once you are finally venturing out into the Hyrule, you will start encountering Side Adventures which are a new addition to TOTK and this page will navigate you through the necessary to completing the Hateno Village Research Lab.

Head to the lab and speak with Robbie.

"Robbie" iconRobbie says that he can equip your "Purah Pad" iconPurah Pad with a sensor that can detect specific things. He wants you to come to the Purah Pad Research Lab near Hateno Village.

Where to Start Hateno Village Research Lab

Once you’ve made your way down onto the Hyrule Surface after completing the tutorials up on the Great Sky Island, you’ll want to complete the Main Quest "A Mystery in the Depths" iconA Mystery in the Depths, then speak with Robbie in "Lookout Landing" iconLookout Landing to begin "Hateno Village Research Lab" iconHateno Village Research Lab Side Adventure. Fast travel to the Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower and glide down to the south and to find the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. Enter the building and speak with Robbie, then he’ll take your Purah Pad and attach a Sensor which will alert if you’re near any Shrines.

(1 of 2) Head to this location on the map

Head to this location on the map (left), and interact with the shrine to progress the quest (right)

Where to Find Mayasiar Shrine in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Walk towards where the Sensor is pointing you, making sure to not get too close to the one door there, to trigger some more dialogue with Robbie. Exit the lab and head down to the bottom of the hill, where you’ll find the "Retsam Forest Cave" iconRetsam Forest Cave entrance to the right of a small waterfall. Alternatively, look for the little alcove not too far down the hill, where you should see some breakable rocks that is the entrance to the same cave. Proceed inside and work your way through the cave whilst defeating the "Like Like" iconLike Likes, harvesting the "Brightcap" iconBrightcaps and mining the Ore Nodes. Eventually, you’ll reach the "Mayahisik Shrine" iconMayahisik Shrine, so interact with it to activate a fast travel point (feel free to do it, too, as there isn’t a puzzle inside and is just the chest and "Light of Blessing" iconLight of Blessing) and you can come back to it later. Finally, return to the lab and speak with Robbie to give him the good news and the Side Adventure will come to a close.

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    12 May 2023
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    30 August 2023
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Embark on a quest to find the missing princess, uncover the truth behind a cataclysm, and explore Hyrule’s landscapes and floating islands. This guide for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, includes:

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