How to get Amber in Tears of the Kingdom

Totk Pondside Cave Frog Battle
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a bunch of different items to find. Some resources are common, while some are found only in dank caves or rare treasure chests. Here is our guide on how to get Amber in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Tears of the Kingdom – how to get Amber

As rare minerals go, Amber isn’t extremely rare or valuable. With that said, finding some is typically cause for celebration. You can use it for crafting, or sell it for rupees.

The easiest way to get Amber in Tears of the Kingdom is to look for mineral deposits. You tend to find such deposits in caves, where they appear as large, dark boulders with sparkling light dancing around them.

Totk Pondside Cave Amber In Smashed Mineral Deposit

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When you find a cave with such a boulder, there may be more regular boulders in the immediate vicinity. You can use your Fuse ability to add the standard boulders to a weak weapon in your inventory. Then, smash apart the mineral deposits to reveal the goodies they contained. You may find Amber or even Ruby, as well as other useful items such as Flint.

Early in the game, while you are exploring the Great Sky Island region, you may discover the Pondside Cave not far from In-isa Shrine. For more details about the cave’s precise location, check out our guide on where to find Link’s Archaic Tunic. The cave contains several mineral deposits and a rock wall along the edge of the large chamber where you fight a frog. Break down the rock wall to find even more deposits. This is one of the best early places in the game to find the mineral.

Totk Amber In A Treasure Chest

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Not far from the Pondside Cave, also near the southwestern portion of the Great Sky Island, you’ll find a treasure chest on a raised platform you can easily reach by manipulating floating platforms. Make your way to that platform and check the chest. You’ll receive Amber.

As the game progresses, Amber sightings become less exciting. Stone-based monsters may drop the mineral, and some of the mystique goes away. Early on, though, it’s quite the find. Always make sure to break apart those sparkling mineral deposits to see what they contain.

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

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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.