How to get Rupees in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are the currency of Hyrule, which means you need to collect a lot of them if you want to buy things like weapons, food, and materials from different vendors.

Unfortunately, the higher quality items sold in Hyrule in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will set you back quite a few rupees, especially the accessories sold in Gerudo Town. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your pockets full of money, because you never know when you’ll see something you want to buy.

Without further ado, we will show you how to get Rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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How to get rupees in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

There are many ways to earn rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, as you can sell virtually anything you collect while traveling through Hyrule to vendors scattered around the map. However, some methods are better than others and we have listed some of the best ways we have found to earn rupees quickly.

sell gems

One of the quickest and easiest ways to earn rupees quickly in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is to sell gems that you have mined or collected on your travels through Hyrule.

The rarer or higher quality the gem, the more it is worth. The diamonds are worth a whopping 500 rupees each, so they’re well worth seeking out if you’re in need of cash. Here’s a list of all the gems we’ve sold so far and how many rupees they were worth:

  • Amber – 10 rupees.
  • Opal – 30 rupees.
  • Topaz – 80 rupees.
  • Ruby – 110 rupees.
  • Sapphire – 150 rupees.
  • Diamond: 500 rupees.

If you really want to get the diamond rewards, you can always visit Ramella in Goron City. If you give her a lot of 10 diamonds, she can give you 5500 rupees.

However, it’s worth remembering that you can increase weapon durability by using Fuse to attach gems to a weapon or shield, so we recommend saving a couple of your favorites.

zelda totk gem stack ruby ​​topaz sapphire opal diamond

sell meals

Another good way to get rupees quickly in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is to harvest good quality ingredients and rare ingredients and then become Chef Link by cooking them into high-level dishes in Cooking Pots. You can sell food to any vendor you find in Hyrule.

Remember, the rarer or higher quality the ingredients and food, the more money the dish will be worth, as long as you don’t prepare “dodgy” food. Nobody really wants that.

zelda totk link cooking in gerudo city

sell elixirs

If you don’t want to sell food, you can always cook and sell elixirs too. The same rules apply to them as for selling food: the higher the quality of the ingredients and the Elixir or the rarer the ingredients, the more the Elixir will be worth.

zelda totk link selling sticky elixir in gerudo city

Sell ​​Star Fragments

You can use Star Fragments for a variety of things, but if you really don’t know what to do with them, you can always sell them for 200 rupees each. That said, we highly recommend using them to upgrade your armor in Great Fairies if you can, as it takes a lot of effort and luck to track down these items.

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Sell ​​armor pieces

As you explore the heights and depths of Hyrule, you’ll come across quite a few pieces of armor in chests and helping residents across the country. This can mean that your inventory ends up full of armor pieces that are similar to each other in stats, style, and general usability.

You can sell armor pieces to any vendor. Selling prices for armor pieces will vary, and we recommend only selling items that you really know you don’t want. For example, if you have two pieces of armor that improve your ability to resist cold, but one is high level and the other is lower beginner level, we recommend selling the lower one.

zelda totk link sells sapphire ring in gerudo city

Shoot the Blupees

We know, we know, how could you photograph something so adorable and useful? Well, we highly recommend that you follow the Blupees first to find out where they lead you, as they often show you entrances to caves that you might otherwise miss.

Then if you really need to, you can shoot the Blupees with arrows and they can drop anywhere from 20-100 rupees each time.

zelda totk blupee

Help Addison with the President Hudson posters.

In your travels, you’ve probably met Addison, the person who diligently tries to hold up signs of President Hudson all over Hyrule. If you help them by using the nearby material caches to create a support to keep the record, Addison will reward you with rupees, as well as a valuable meal and a ticket to the sleepover.

zelda totk addison holding president hudson sign

Fight against stone slope

These mini-bosses can be found all over Hyrule, and knowing how to beat Stone Talus will fill your pockets with rewards.

As you fight a Talus, it will drop several gems and then once defeated, it will explode into a pile of gems that you can then sell to vendors. Additionally, Talus also tends to lose a few Rupees once defeated.

zelda totk stone talus

Collect and sell dragon fragments

Have you seen the dragons relaxing in the skies of Hyrule? These dragons have valuable dragon shards, but you need to land on the back of a dragon in order to get them. We found that the two easiest ways to land on a Dragon is to launch it from a nearby Skyview Tower or jump onto it from a Sky Island above.

When you get on the back of a Dragon, hit its spinal spikes to make them produce shards. Collect dragon shards to sell to any vendor. So far, we’ve only sold the Naydra Shards for 30 Rupees each, but we got 12 of them on one visit to the Dragon, resulting in 360 Rupees in a single loot.

zelda totk naydra dragon

These are all our best tips for earning rupees fast in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you need more help on your Hyrule adventure, check out our Shrine locations guide or our Skyview Tower locations guide to get your bearings. You can also find out how to get the giant white stallion if you want a new horse.

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