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How to upgrade Batteries in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

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How To Upgrade Batteries In Tears Of The Kingdom
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Using Energy Cell Batteries in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a vital part of its gameplay. When you’re crafting unique creations that require lots of energy to run, you’ll need more Batteries. That way, you can create vehicles that can travel far distances without worrying they’ll run out of juice. But at the beginning of the game, Link only starts with one Battery. Luckily, there is a way to unlock even more! We’ll explain how to upgrade Batteries in Tears of the Kingdom.

Where to get more Energy Cells in Tears of the Kingdom

One of Link’s Batteries makes up three Energy Cells. Whatever contraption you’re running, the energy will run out quickly depending on how powerful it is. This is when knowing how to upgrade your Batteries in Tears of the Kingdom comes in handy.

You know those Crystalized Charges you can buy using Zonaite? Well, you’ll need at least 100 Crystalized Charges to buy one Energy Cell from a Crystal Refinery. You can find Crystal Refineries across Hyrule, one of the locations being right at Lookout Landing. But where can you buy Crystalized Charges?

Visit any Forge Construct to buy Crystalized Charges. One of the best early locations to do this is in the Mining Cave on Great Sky Island. But the better place to do it is when you discover the Great Abandoned Central Mine in the Depths.

How To Upgrade Batteries In Tears Of The Kingdom Energy Cells

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Once you have enough Crystalized Charges, go to a Crystal Refinery and talk to the Construct to make the exchange. They’ll take 100 Crystalized Charges for one Energy Cell. The holder on Link’s hip can actually hold up to eight Batteries, which is a lot of energy!

Remember, you can find Zonaite in caves, or throughout the Depths. And to buy one Crystalized Charge, you’ll need to exchange it for three Zonaite. Although getting all those Batteries will be a challenge, you’ll be grateful for having them.


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'.