The Legend of Zelda is no stranger to weird and often unsettling designs of characters, monsters, and items, and the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bargainer statues are no different. Appearing as a set of four eyes, two noses, and a mouth encased in a hood made from ancient brown stone, they ask Link for poes. But what are they and what do they do? Let’s have a look.
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Let’s dive into what the Tears of the Kingdom bargainer statues are.
Spend enough time in the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom depths and you’ll come across a couple of these odd-looking statues, similar to the one that talks about Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom poes at Lookout Landing. They’re hard to miss, given that some of them are surprisingly big, and vaguely resemble the Pokémon Golurk. These four-eyed stone statues are the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdmo bargainer statues, and they accept your poes in exchange for rare materials, weapons, and armor.
In terms of where they came from or who they’re based on, we can’t say. Given that poes are a recurring enemy in older Legend of Zelda games, there is a chance that these statues are a nod to the Poe Collector NPC in Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask.
We haven’t uncovered any lore or story significance surrounding TotK bargainer statues just yet, but if we do, we’ll update right here.
There are six Zelda: TotK bargainer statues to find in the depths, and you can find them yourself (either by accident or) using logic from their previous positions, or pay 100 poes to the statue at Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lookout Landing to reveal one location at a time. Or you can use our maps.
Tears of the Kingdom bargainer statue Surface locations
The only above-ground bargainer statue is at Lookout Landing, in Josha and Robbie’s office.
Tears of the Kingdom bargainer statue Depths locations
The six statues are the Plains, Wellspring of Courage, Wellspring of, Wisdom, Wellspring of Power, Cliff and Great Abandoned Central Mine bargainer statues.
Above are maps pinpointing each location of all six of the bargainer statues in the depths. Note that to unlock the Great Abandoned Central Mine statue, you need to complete the “A Call From The Depths” quest found on the Great Plateau.
These unnerving Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bargainer statues deliver a speech about poes and returning them to the afterlife, then reveal which goods they have available for purchase. They all sell a list of the same harvestable items but also offer two armor sets (the Dark and Depths sets), and rare weapons. These items unlock as you locate more statues and items in the depths.
Every statue sells these items to begin with:
- Dark clump – 10 poes
- Muddle bud – 16 poes
- Puffshroom – 16 poes
- Bomb flower – 16 poes
When you find every statue, their inventory expands to include the following:
- Dark hood
- Dark Tunic
- Dark Trousers
- Hood of the Depths
- Tunic of the Depths
- Gaiters of the Depths
You can purchase this entire inventory – plus any rare items you find as you explore the depths, such as items featured in Breath of the Wild’s DLC, or amiibo unlocks – at any of the statues, including the conveniently located one in Lookout Landing.
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