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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Zanmik Shrine solution

How to find and complete the Scoop It Out Shrine.

The Zanmik Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom contains the somewhat tricky Scoop it Out puzzle.

Although you can complete this puzzle using Ultrahand, there are a few caveats and a way to make it significantly easier. This guide will detail the Zanmik Shrine solution and explain how to complete the Scoop it Out shrine, including the shrine's location and chest.

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If you’d like to learn more about Link’s adventure, visit our Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough. For other Shrines though, we've put together a list of Tears of the Kingdom shrine locations for you too.

Zanmik Shrine location in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The Zanmik Shrine can be found in the southeast of the map, in East Necluda, and very close to Hateno Village. From the village, look to the south - the shrine is elevated on a grassy platform, and so it should be easy to spot. The coordinates for the Zanmik Shrine are (3469, -2180, 0148).

Here’s where the Shrine appears on the map:

Zanmik Shrine puzzle solution in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

To solve the Zanmik Shrine, firstly, head down to the lower area and jump straight into the ball pit. In the pit, use can then use Ultrahand to move the balls until you find the Shrine's only chest - for us it was in the front left corner. After that, use Ultrahand to place one of the panels, that are sitting on the floor, between the glowing crystal and the conductive line on the floor. This will connect the mechanism and cause the wheel to spin. (Be careful, the metal panel is now electrified.)

There are more panels on the floor here, which you can use Ultrahand to turn into a scoop in order to get the ball to the higher area, as the puzzle name suggests. However, the weight of the balls has a tendency to break attachments, making this puzzle tricky to complete.

Luckily, there’s a much easier workaround - simply use Ultrahand to attach a ball directly to the wheel itself. Then climb back up to the top area and retrieve the ball as it spins upwards. It probably won’t make it down the chute here, but you can just grab it using Ultrahand and place it into the goal.

Now you can head to the exit and collect your Light of Blessing!

If you’d like to learn more about Link’s quest, visit our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.

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