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Hyrule Castle is the fifth and final dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is located in the Hyrule Field region of the Central Hyrule province, and it is controlled by Calamity Ganon. Several named locations appear inside and outside the castle such as the Hyrule Castle Town and Sacred Ground Ruins.

Castle's rooms and locations

Lockup

Main article: Lockup

Within the dungeon there is a section of Hyrule Castle called Lockup. It apparently once served as the Castle's dungeon as it contains prison cells filled with monsters. Going through Lockup is optional however it will reward Link with valuable equipment. Link can also take on the "Test of the Royal Guard" in which he must defeat a Stalnox imprisoned within one of the cells. Defeating the giant results in Link being recognized as a Knight of Hyrule and he is rewarded with a Treasure Chest containing the Hylian Shield, the strongest shield in the game, which can take up to 27 Guardian's Laser shots before breaking.

Library

Main article: Library

The Library has many of the entrances leading to the secret underground tunnels and hallways within Hyrule Castle. The library is filled with Lizalfos enemies which can be killed for their weapons. Using the Magnesis Rune, Link can pull bookshelves out of the walls to reveal secret tunnels that lead deeper into the dungeon.

King's Study

Main article: King's Study

One of Library's secret tunnels leads to the King's Study which contains King Rhoam's Journal and a Royal Guard's Shield.

Armory

The Armory contains several enemies and various weapons. One of the hallways leading to the Dining Hall contains a Breakable Wall that conceals a small room with a pedestal and a resting Royal Guard's Sword. It is required to complete the side quest "The Royal Guard's Gear".

Dining Hall

Main article: Dining Hall

The Dining Hall is a room containing Moblins which can be fought and killed for their weapons. The Royal Guard's Spear can be found hiding inside the fireplace as well as a recipe book that helps Link complete the side quest "A Royal Recipe". There is also many raw and cooked ingredients that can be looted.

Guards' Chamber

Main article: Guards' Chamber

Like the Armory, the Guards' Chamber contains enemies and equipment, as well as some hidden Treasure Chests.

Princess Zelda's Room and Study

Princess Zelda's Room is the bedroom containing Zelda's Diary which reveals her thoughts and doubts due to the trouble she had awakening her powers, and a rare Royal Guard's Bow above the room's fireplace. On a level above Zelda's Room and across a small bridge is a small tower containing Princess Zelda's Study which contains Zelda's Research Journal and a Silent Princess which is said to be Zelda's favorite flower.

Sanctum

Main article: Sanctum

Calamity Ganon is battled in the Sanctum, a room located atop the castle.

Boss battles

Main articles: Calamity Ganon and Dark Beast Ganon

When Link has freed the Divine Beasts, he will face Calamity Ganon and Dark Beast Ganon with the help from Mipha, Revali, Urbosa, and Daruk and whatever horse Link has.

Optional boss battles

If Link goes to Hyrule Castle to face Calamity Ganon before freeing the Divine Beasts, he will first have to face the Scourges of the Divine Beasts that have not been beforehand freed and their bosses defeated.

Items

Locations

Inside the castle

Outside the castle

Town ruins

Mini-Bosses

Bosses

Optional bosses

Gallery

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