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All Gloom Spawn locations in Tears of the Kingdom

Don't get dragged to your demise.

Easily the most imposing and terrifying new enemy introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom comes in the form of the Gloom Spawn, also known as Gloom Hands. This collection of one-eyed demonic hands sprouting from a puddle of gloom can move incredibly quickly to squeeze the life out of Link whenever he gets close. Tackling them early on likely won’t end well, but once you gain the strength and courage to take down a Gloom Spawn (or simply stand on a high ledge where it can’t reach) you can obtain some Dark Clumps to cook meals for gloom protection.

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And if the Gloom Spawn produces a Phantom Ganon miniboss upon defeat, you can beat him for a special gloom-based weapon as well as the Demon King’s Bow, which increases in strength depending on the number of Heart Containers you have. As such, it’s beneficial to learn all of the different spawning locations of these dangerous enemies so you can reliably obtain their materials.

Where to find all Gloom Spawn

The Gloom Spawn can show up in a surprising amount of locations, with a total of around 41 spread across both the surface and the Depths. Below, you can view two separate maps of the surface and Depths containing every Gloom Spawn location, indicated by the red, non-faded markers.

Tears Of The Kingdom Gloom Spawn Surface Map

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Tears Of The Kingdom Gloom Spawn Depths Map

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Note that there exist a few caveats to consider when looking out for these enemies. For one, the Gloom Spawn found inside the Deku Tree in the Depths is one-time only. As soon as you take down both the hands and the Phantom Ganon clone that they spawn, it will never show up again for the rest of the game.

Additionally, the Gloom Spawn that resides on Mekar Island right outside the Lost Woods won’t always appear. Sometimes you will encounter the Gloom Spawn here, but other times, an Electric Wizzrobe will appear here instead. Whether or not you get a Gloom Spawn or an Electric Wizzrobe in this mysterious Tears of the Kingdom area appears to be random, so try coming back to Mekar Island after every Blood Moon until you get the former.

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Daniel is a Contributing Writer who has been with PC Invasion since June 2021. A recipient of a master's degree in Community Journalism from the University of Alabama, he holds a deep passion for the gaming medium and the impact it can have on our lives. He is open to all kinds of genres, but has a particular affinity for platformers and beat 'em ups (or brawlers, or hack and slash, or character action, or whatever else you prefer to call them). In his spare time, he loves playing franchises like Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Tekken, and Devil May Cry. He also loves to travel and listen to multiple hours-long video essays back-to-back.