Link can reunite with his trusty steed Epona in Zelda Breath of the Wild. Some gamers are already finding out how to reform this partnership. This is yet another magnificent Easter Egg in the new game.
Zelda Breath of the Wild is the recent installment of the Zelda franchise for Nintendo. The game is a fully open-world iteration of the series and includes classic elements that fans loved. This includes Link, the titular Princess Zelda, and the villain Ganon.
However, it appears Zelda Breath of the Wild has more surprises up its sleeve. In its slate of wonderful characters, Link may actually still meet an old friend. Below is a guide to get Epona, the trusty steed of the Defender of Hyrule.
Zelda Breath Of The Wild: Legendary Steed Epona
Fans of the franchise can check out how to get Epona in the video below. Eurogamer elaborates on quite the quick way to obtain Epona. Unfortunately, she cannot be simply obtained in-game.
Players have to get the Twilight Link Smash Bros. Amiibo. They also have to be in the Plains of Epona in order to summon her. If they do not do this, they will simply get a chest with a host of items such as Twilight Link’s tunic.
Fans who do not know how to use Amiibos will find it an easy task for the Switch. First, place the Amiibo on the controller’s scanner. For the Wii U, it’s on the bottom-left side. The Switch has this on the Joy-Con’s bottom part.
Sadly, players still do not know how to find her without the Amiibo. Given that the game is still just a fresh release, it may take the time to see if she’s an Amiibo exclusive. Regardless, the depth of lore in the title makes Breath of the Wild very exciting.
Epona in the Lore
Epona is a good addition to Link’s party as she is the quickest mount in the game. According to Gosu Noob, this presents a lot of advantages to Link as he needs a quick horse to traverse the open world faster. After all, other horses in the title are also harder to tame and feed.
The steed first appeared as a baby in Ocarina of Time. By the time Link learns Epona’s Song on the ocarina, Epona becomes close to him. Link eventually finds her again, this time as a mare. She was supposed to be a gift to the villain Ganondorf but chooses Link instead.
In Majora’s Mask, Epona is still Link’s trusty steed. However, Epona is not in the majority of the game. “Epona” is also the default name of the horse in Twilight Princess, although Link has the option of changing it.
Players can get the game as it releases with the Switch on March 3. Sadly, this is also the last game Nintendo will be releasing for the Wii U.