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"I love the fact that someone so young is so interested in our unique Hateno dyes. It is indeed part of my duty to keep the young people from losing their interest in the tradition... Let me give you all the colorful details of how the magic works! Hateno dyeing is a traditional craft of Hateno Village. In days past, we'd use our own prepared dye ingredients. But these days, there are so many monsters about, that it's difficult for us to gather ingredients... That's why we switched to the customer bringing us the dye ingredients, and in return, we have a small service charge. I can also remove color from dyed fabric so your clothes will be restored to their original, if not drab, luster."
Sayge

Kochi Dye Shop is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is an armor dye shop located at Hateno Village in the East Necluda region of Hyrule. The shop is currently run by Sayge who uses a traditional Hateno dyeing process to dye armor and other clothing different color or remove dye from clothing.

Dying clothing is purely aesthetic and optional. Some clothing options, such as the Champion's Tunic, DLC armor like the Nintendo Switch Shirt, Majora's Mask, Midna's Helmet, Korok Mask, armor obtainable via the amiibo Rune, or head jewelry obtained from Starlight Memories cannot be dyed, the Snow Boots Link borrows from Bozai during "The Eighth Heroine" side quest (as Link can only dye or upgrade these Snow Boots until after completing "The Forgotten Sword" side quest). The Thunder Helm cannot be dyed at all even after Link completes "The Thunder Helm". This is due to their fabric according to Sayge. The only Hero's Clothes armor set that can be dyed is the "Wild" set received during the "A Gift from the Monks" side quest. It is the only shop where Link can dye armor in Breath of the Wild. The Shop also allows Link to reset dyed clothing back to their original default colors.

History

"*pant pant...* This is the Kochi Dye Shop, known for their Hateno dyeing! They'll dye your clothing whatever color you like!"
Seldon

In the past, the Kochi Dye Shop used its own prepared dye ingredients. But due to the number of monsters roaming Hyrule, the shop was forced to switch to having their customers bring their own dye ingredients, and in return the shop has a small service charge of 20 Rupees. The shop also provides the additional service of removing dye from clothing back into the original color, though unlike dying no ingredients are required. Posters on the walls show some of the materials usable to make certain dyes.

The shop is apparently well known at Gerudo Town. Saula who runs the Fashion Passion shop sells white dyed versions of the Gerudo Veil, Top and Sirwal and she even suggests to her customers to have their clothes dyed at the Kochi Dye Shop.

Shop

"We live to dye!"
— Kochi Dye Shop Sign

In order to dye clothing a specific color, Link must have the necessary materials to create a specific dye and 20 Rupees. He needs at least 5 dye ingredients (either the same ingredient or different ones as long as they apply the same selected color) to dye his armor a specific color and can dye either the whole outfit or just certain pieces. For example, Link can create a Crimson dye with materials such as Chickaloo Tree Nuts, Razorshrooms, Goron Spice, or Tireless Frogs. Some dye ingredients are rare while some or more common. Monster Parts, ore/gemstones, cooking ingredients, and Dragon Parts can be used to dye clothing. All Guardian Parts can all be used to create gray dye. Generally, it is best to use common or easily obtainable ingredients as there is no benefit to dying making it wasteful to use rare or hard to obtain ingredients. Some dyes like Black and Navy have very few ingredients which can be used to make their dye, while other colors like Gray, Red, and Yellow have a large selection of ingredients to choose from. There are posters on the walls of the shop that list some of the ingredients for blue, red, green, yellow, white, and black dyes however there are no posters listing ingredients for the other dyes. Sayge will allow Link to change his clothes before dying. Link can use different ingredients to produce a certain dye or use a single ingredient thus if Link has a lot of one ingredient he can use it exclusively to make a dye if he wishes to save other ingredients that produce the same dye (for example if he has a lot of Apples he can use them to create Red dye instead of using different ingredients). Ingredients that can be used to create a dye will be highlighted on in the materials selection screen when that dye color is selected while ingredients that cannot be used will be faded out and unselect-able. If Link lacks any ingredients to create a specific dye, Sayge will give Link the option to choose a different dye or quit without dying.

Once he has selected the dye ingredients, Sayge will drop Link and the dye ingredients he is holding into the dying vat located near the stairs and Link will walk out wearing his dyed clothes. If Link decides to restore his clothes to their original color, Sayge will drop him in the other vat. Restoring his clothes original color does not require any materials and only costs 20 Rupees.

Dyes & Ingredients

Dye Color Ingredients
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Blues) Blue Dye (Icon)
Blue Dye
Chillshroom
Blue Nightshade
Cold Darner
Hearty Lizard
Ice Keese Wing
Icy Lizalfos Tail
Sapphire
Winterwing Butterfly
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Reds) Red Dye (Icon)
Red Dye
Apple
Fire Keese Wing
Hylian Shroom
Red Chuchu Jelly
Red Lizalfos Tail
Ruby
Spicy Pepper
Summerwing Butterfly
Sunshroom
Warm Darner
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Yellows) Yellow Dye (Icon)
Yellow Dye
Bird Egg
Electric Darner
Electric Keese Wing
Energetic Rhino Beetle
Hinox Guts
Mighty Bananas
Octorok Eyeball
Thunderwing Butterfly
Topaz
Yellow Chuchu Jelly
Yellow Lizalfos Tail
Zapshroom
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Grayscale) White Dye (Icon)
White Dye
Diamond
Fresh Milk
Hylian Rice
Lynel Horn
Silent Princess
Star Fragment
White Chuchu Jelly
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Grayscale) Black Dye (Icon)
Black Dye
Big Hearty Truffle
Flint
Hearty Truffle
Lynel Hoof
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors Purple Dye (Icon)
Purple Dye
Armoranth
Bokoblin Guts
Monster Extract
Octo Balloon
Rushroom
Sunset Firefly
Swift Violet
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors Green Dye (Icon)
Green Dye
Cane Sugar
Fleet-Lotus Seeds
Hot-Footed Frog
Hydromelon
Hyrule Herb
Lizalfos Tail
Molduga Guts
Restless Cricket
Rugged Rhino Beetle
Stamella Shroom
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Blues) Light Blue Dye (Icon)
Light Blue Dye
Chuchu Jelly
Cool Safflina
Moblin Guts
Naydra's Claw
Naydra's Scale
Octorok Tentacle
Shard of Naydra's Fang
Shard of Naydra's Horn
Silent Shroom
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Blues) Navy Dye (Icon)
Navy Dye
Bladed Rhino Beetle
Luminous Stone
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors Orange Dye (Icon)
Orange Dye
Amber
Courser Bee Honey
Endura Shroom
Fortified Pumpkin
Keese Eyeball
Mighty Thistle
Swift Carrot
Voltfruit
Warm Safflina
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors Peach Dye (Icon)
Peach Dye
Big Hearty Radish
Hearty Radish
Rock Salt
Wildberry
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Reds) Crimson Dye (Icon)
Crimson Dye
Chickaloo Tree Nut
Dinraal's Claw
Dinraal's Scale
Goron Spice
Lynel Guts
Razorshroom
Shard of Dinraal's Fang
Shard of Dinraal's Horn
Tireless Frog
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Yellows) Light Yellow Dye (Icon)
Light Yellow Dye
Bokoblin Fang
Endura Carrot
Electric Safflina
Farosh's Claw
Farosh's Horn
Hearty Durian
Opal
Palm Fruit
Shard of Farosh's Fang
Shard of Farosh's Horn
Tabantha Wheat
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors Brown Dye (Icon)
Brown Dye
Acorn
Hightail Lizard
Hinox Toenail
Hinox Tooth
Ironshroom
Molduga Fin
Breath of the Wild Dye Colors (Grayscale) Gray Dye (Icon)
Gray Dye
Ancient Core
Ancient Gear
Ancient Screw
Ancient Shaft
Ancient Spring
Bokoblin Horn
Fireproof Lizard
Giant Ancient Core
Keese Wing
Lizalfos Horn
Lizalfos Talon
Moblin Fang
Moblin Horn
Smotherwing Butterfly

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c Sprites ripped by Random Talking Bush

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