Memory locations in the Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild are a very important thing for the player to find. Link lost his memories and finding these lost mementos is important in order to discover his past and uncover the story of how things are the way they are, but also, recovered memories take you on the path of finding one of the endings in the game (some would call it the true ending of the game). By recovering all lost memories you will truly set yourself up on being the hero Hyrule needs.
In the Adventurers log, right at the beginning of the game, you’ll see that there are 18 Memories that remain hidden and that you need to recover. As you play through the game, doing the main quest, you’ll go to Kakariko Village and talk to Impa. After you go to Hateno Ancient Tech Lab and finish what you have to do for Purah she will send you back to Impa and she will unlock 12 old camera photos on your Sheikah Slate. These pictures are from Zelda and they point to places that hold old memories that you can unlock. She gives you the Locked Mementos Quest and your task is to find these exact locations and unlock the long lost memories of Link and Zelda. Once you have found all 18 you will get the true ending of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
This guide will show you all locations of Memories in Zelda: Breath of the Wild and how to find them.
Recovered memory #1 – Photo 1 – Subdued Ceremony
Go to Central Hyrule and enter Hyrule Field. It is the big field in front of Zelda’s castle. Be careful, because the place is crawling with Stalker Guardians and big skeletons. You need to head towards the main gate into the castle and find Sacred Ground Ruins. In the middle of these ruins is the memory recovery spot. Watch it to find out about the ceremony of Zelda making Link a knight.
Recovered memory #3 – Photo 2 – Resolve and Grief
You can get this one fairly early in the game (as soon as you get the paraglider) since it is close to the starting land. You want to start searching from the Great Plateau Tower to north. There is Lake Kolomo in southern Hyrule Field. You want to go along the southwest edge of the lake looking at the woods alongside it and you should see the faint glow of the memory recovery spot. Collect it to see Link and Zelda walk along the lake discussing the divine beasts and the sword.
Other memories are recovered as you do the main story quests and can’t be found otherwise.