Can you skip the Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)?

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Whenever the Blood Moon comes to pass in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it can be annoying having all monsters respawn. It seems to happen every few in-game days now, and can be disruptive if you’re not a fan of it. Some fans are speculating whether or not you can skip the Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom. This could be done in Breath of the Wild, so can it be done in the sequel as well? We have an answer for you.

Tears of the Kingdom: Is the Blood Moon skippable?

With every Blood Moon comes the return of once-dead enemies. It can happen quite often, which can be a bother to some players. Luckily, the answer is yes, you can skip a Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom. Similar to how you could do it in Breath of the Wild, there are certain steps you need to take to skip one.

First of all, make sure you’re at a Shrine before midnight. Don’t walk inside just yet. As soon as you notice the clock on the bottom of your HUD turn to 11:55 AM, run into the Shrine. If you do this, and wait in the Shrine until at least five minutes after midnight, the Blood Moon won’t happen! This is the same method from Breath of the Wild, and it’s surprising to see this little trick come back.

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But there’s one thing to note about this method. Although it will skip the Blood Moon effects, the next time you sleep, the cutscene will commence. This basically holds off on the Blood Moon until you rest again.

Now, if you’re wondering whether the Blood Moon cutscene itself is skippable, yes it is. Just press any button during the cutscene, and then press the ‘+’ button. Otherwise, Blood Moons aren’t too disruptive, but at least there’s a way to skip them if you so please.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Nintendo Switch.

Anyka Pettigrew
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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for three years. Anyka writes anything from news pieces, to guides, and even reviews. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as you can remember gets you into a plethora of genres like story games, RPGs, horror, puzzles etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.