Throughout the years, Epona has become as iconic to The Legend of Zelda series as the Master Sword or Hylian Shield.
Epona, Link’s loyal horse companion, has been by his side in various games throughout the franchise’s history. In Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, you can once again call upon Epona. Here’s how to do it.
How To Get Epona Tears Of The Kingdom
The method to acquire Epona in Tears of the Kingdom heavily depends on your actions in the previous game, Breath of the Wild.
If you had previously tamed Epona in Breath of the Wild and have the save data on your system, Epona will be available to you in Tears of the Kingdom.
This continuity between games is one of the reasons why The Legend of Zelda series is so beloved by fans.
However, if you did not tame Epona in Breath of the Wild, or if you are new to the franchise and starting with Tears of the Kingdom, you can still acquire Epona.
To do this, you will need either the Link amiibo from Super Smash Bros. or the Link amiibo from Twilight Princess.
To use the amiibo, you will need to head into the settings menu in Tears of the Kingdom and enable the amiibo functionality.
Once this is done, you can use the amiibo by opening up your abilities wheel and choosing the amiibo option. Then, simply place the amiibo on your controller and you should be good to go. This can cause a chest to drop from the sky containing various items, and in the case of these specific Link amiibo, it will summon Epona.
It’s important to note that amiibo can only be used once per day, so if Epona does not appear on your first try, don’t worry. You can attempt again the next day.
In conclusion, whether you are a veteran of the series with a save file full of tamed horses or a newcomer starting with Tears of the Kingdom, Epona can be your loyal companion once more.
This serves as a reminder of the magic and continuity in The Legend of Zelda series, where past actions and dedicated exploration are rewarded, and loyal friends, like Epona, remain by your side.