The Yiga Clan returns in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as a secretive organization with a hidden Hideout where players can find rare items, tools, and materials they can’t collect anywhere else. While the base of the Yiga Clan lies deep within the Gerudo region, players can’t enter without wearing the right gear. Infiltrating the Hideout becomes a side quest that players can complete to unlock the resources within.
Before players even consider moving toward the Yiga Clan Hideout, they should find the gear that resists hot temperatures. Armor with heat resistance, such as the Desert Voe Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, would be the best tool for the job, negating the harsh environment near the Yiga Clan. Completing the Regional Phenomena quests also gives Link companions to help travel through the harsh elements around the Hideout through special abilities.
How To Find the Yiga Clan Hideout
The Yiga Clan’s Hideout is located deep within the Gerudo Desert, near coordinates (-3687, -1366, 0331) at the bottom of the Gerudo Highlands mountains. The easiest way to reach this spot is for players to use the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower as a fast travel point since it’s one of the early Towers that can be unlocked. Simply gliding off the Skyview Tower in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom puts players inside the canyons close to the Hideout.
Players can find the Yiga Clan Hideout southeast of the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower, at the foot of the Gerudo Highlands mountains in the Gerudo Desert.
This region in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is where the heat resistance armor will come in handy, as the Deserts are notoriously harsh for Link to travel in. Another fast way to reach the Hideout comes from the Gerudo Canyon Pass; a place players can enter by crossing the Digdogg Suspension Bridge. A Gerudo woman named Naiaguards this passage, giving players a series of three questions to prove Link’s survival skills to pass through.
When players arrive at the Hideout gate for the first time, they should see an NPC named Mimos asking to get into the sealed-off area. A voice behind the locked gate will tell them that only Yiga Clan members are allowed in but that a select few can “earn their place among us.” By finding the three branches of the Yiga Clan and collecting all three pieces of the Yiga Clan attire, players can enter the base in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
InfiltratingTthe Yiga Clan Hideout
The side quest “Infiltrating the Yiga Clan” in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom becomes available as soon as players finish listening to the conversation between Mimos and the guardian of the Yiga Clan Hideout. Mimos mentions that the Clan can teach people about powerful abilities if players aren’t eager to enter the base. By going to three outposts of the Yiga Clan, players can collect the right armor pieces to be let into the Hideout.
Players have to collect every piece of the Yiga Armor set to be allowed to enter the Yiga Clan Hideout.
How to Find the Yiga Mask
Almost acting as a callback to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players can find the Yiga Mask at a Yiga clan-controlled hut once called the Old Man’s House in the Great Plateau. Slightly northwest of Lake Hylia, the coordinates of this place are (-0800, -2255, 0087). Players who get lost trying to find this small building can always travel south of the Temple of Time, known as Nachoyah Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
An easy way to reach the Great Plateau is to use the Hyrule Field Skyview Tower to glide into the area, where the Old Man’s House can be seen surrounded by spikes. Unfortunately, the Yiga Clan has taken over this area and must be defeated after ambushing Link when players knock on the Old Man’s House door. Players will find the Yiga Mask in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom inside the house once all Yiga Clan members are removed.
How to Find the Yiga Armor
Mimos mentions that one likely Outpost for the Yiga Clan is at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab to the northeast corner of the map. This section can only be accessed through The Depths, so players should bring gear that resists the Gloom condition in Zelda: TOTK. Using Ascend to rise above the Ui-Ihcoj Lightroot in the Depths puts players next to the Lab.
From here, a Yiga Footsoldier and Yiga Blademaster guard the entrance to the lab, forcing players to defeat these tough opponents first. Once beaten, players can go inside the lab and speak to a hostage named Konba. Konba is grateful for the rescue and gives players the Yiga Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as a reward for saving him from the hostile warriors.
How to Find the Yiga Tights
The final piece of the Yiga Armor set is found inside a cave around the Aldor Foothills, which sits at coordinates (-0643, 2032, 0157). Players can travel from Kiuyoyou Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to reach this cave or by going southeast from the Snowfield Stable. A couple of frog statues with Yiga Clan masks mark the entrance to this cave in case players are still confused about the exact location.
The cavern itself remains fairly simple, with some Yiga Clan enemies roaming the area for Link to defeat in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, players might get confused after beating these foes, as there are no chests to be seen in the area. Instead, a set of green stone tiles shaped into a square have a slab in the center players must stand on and activate Ascend to transport Link into a secret room, where the tailor NPC Aliza was held hostage.
The pieces of the Yiga Armor set gives players +1 Armoreach, as well as the Stealth Up buff that allows Link to move around without getting seen or heard by various enemies.
What is Inside the Yiga Clan Hideout?
Returning to the Yiga Clan Hideout while wearing the full Yiga Clan Armor set lets players enter the area, where new vendors, vehicle development centers, and combat challenges can be found. Rare items can be bought here that are found nowhere else in Hyrule, including strong weapons and armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
The Training Room here allows players to learn the Earthquake technique, a powerful skill that can decimate enemies. Defeating several Yiga Clan enemies here in trials will enable players to earn the Lightning Helm armor piece, which deflects lightning. Additionally, areas like Hideout Chasm have even more rewards for players to explore once they find the Yiga Clan Hideout in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- The Legend of Zelda
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo EPD
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild, released in 2017. A rare occurrence in Zelda titles, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel instead of loosely connected. In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will take to the skies and learn about a mysterious kingdom in the clouds. Additionally, he will discover the secrets of the dark ones that dwell below and above the earth. The sequel is being built on the same engine as the original, with unique physics tools again being utilized. However, little about the plot and gameplay is known.
- How Long To Beat:
- 35-50 hours
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild