Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bubbul gems are a lovely shiny collectable – but it’s not clear what to do with them, at least at first. If you’re itching to trade these shiny icicles for whatever you can get, then we’re here to help you.
So, head below to learn more about what TotK’s bubbul gems are, how to find them, and what you can trade them for. Once you’re done, why not check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review for a big rundown? We’ve also got Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom armour, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom shrines, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom korok guides to find out even more about this massive game.
Anyway, lets chew on some Zelda: TotK bubbul gems.
TotK’s bubbul gems are little collectables that you can find in caves. They’re dropped from bubbulfrogs once you shoot them down with an arrow. You can find them in most caves, though they’re often hidden.
You can find more TotK bubbul gems just by exploring caves. One cave system may have a side cave with a bubbulfrog hanging from its ceiling, or you could just stumble across one in a singular cave in the side of a hill. Keep your eyes peeled for large, shiny, mythical frog things and you’ll come across them.
Once you find a bubbulfrog, shoot it down from the ceiling. Sometimes, if you don’t get a critical hit, you need to shoot the frog again once it’s on the floor. It then floats up, drops a bubbul gem, and a blupee appears and runs away from it. Run over to the shiny icicle-looking thing on the floor and pick it up!
If you want to grab a load of rupees from the blupee, be prepared! The easiest way is to attach a keese eye to your arrow and shoot. As soon as one arrow leaves, immediately attach another – time will pause while you’re attaching a keese eye – and fire again. Keep this going until the blupee disappears and you should bag a bunch of rupees.
You can trade Zelda: TotK’s bubbul gems for mystical armour. To start the quest that lets you trade bubbul gems, follow these steps:
- Head to the Woodland Stable
- Find Kilton and start the quest (marked by a star on the map above)
- Finish the quest and get the reward
- Head to Koltin to trade bubbul gems (marked by the current location on the map below)
After the quest, you can trade more bubbul gems for mystical armour. This armour doesn’t have the highest defense, but does have rupee padding, meaning you lose rupees instead of health when hit.
Here’s everything you can get from Koltin that we’ve found so far:
- Bokoblin mask
- Moblin mask
- Hinox toenail x3
- Mystic robe
- Fire Keese eyeball x8
- Lizalfos mask
- Mystic trousers
That’s all the info we’ve got on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bubbul gems for now. For more, check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom geoglyphs, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom depths, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Misko’s treasure guides.