How to get Tunic of Awakening in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

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Totk Tunic Of Awakening Treasure Chest In Ancient Columns Cave
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pays homage to previous games in the series in ways large and small. You’ll find familiar enemies, items, and other nods to neat moments from Hyrule’s history. Some of the references to other games can get fairly creative. Here is our guide explaining how to get the Tunic of Awakening in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Tears of the Kingdom – how to get Tunic of Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a Game Boy game that eventually made it to other hardware, including the Switch in remade form. In that game, Link visited an island and had some memorable adventures, which the Awakening alludes to.

To find the Tunic of Awakening, you need to head to the Tabantha Frontier region, located south from Rito Village. In the Tabantha Frontier, there is a location known as Ancient Columns, which is the precise area you need to visit. See its location on the map below.

Totk Tunic Of Awakening Ancient Columns Location On Map

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The Ancient Columns area is dangerous, because a large Gleeok patrols along its south end. Try to approach from the north, which allows you access to the ruins with little in the way of enemy resistance. I sailed in from that direction and scaled the steep cliffs without encountering a single foe, in fact.

Once you are in the ruins, you need to climb to the top of one of the pillars facing toward a conspicuous gray square of ground. When you do, setting foot on will activate a circular switch, which opens the way to the nearby Ancient Columns Cave.

Totk Tunic Of Awakening Standing On Switch At Top Of Pillar

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Drift down to that opening and enter it to access a small cave. The Tunic of Awakening waits at the far end of that chamber, in an unguarded treasure chest. Before you leave the cave, don’t forget to head left from the chamber with the chest to find an opening. Drop through it to find the cave’s frog so you can acquire another Bubbul Gem. Then you’re ready to depart.

As a side note, you can apparently acquire the whole Awakening set if you have the version of the Link amiibo that corresponds to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. However, many players may not have that item and will need to gather the pieces on their own.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for 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.