Zelda botw Lynel farming locations map


  1. F

    You are missing the Lynel next to Zora Domain on Ploymus Mountain.

    1. L

      The reason it’s not on the map is that after you beat vah ruta it disapears.

      1. L

        Sry, i was wrong.

        1. J

          No it doesn’t, i just beat it…

          1. F

            There is a side quest called Lynel Safari which you get in Zora’s Domain. In order to complete Vah Ruta, you have to get at least 20 shock arrows. Prince Sidon recommends going to Ploymus Mountain to farm some shock arrows, as the Lynel likes shooting them and leaves them. On your way there, you run into (if you’re social with the NPCs here) Laflat who asks you to take a picture of a Lynel and show her. Two birds. One stone. Just remember to take a picture of him before you kill him, or you’ll have to find another one .-. Keep in mind, he may not be gone forever. Blood Moon on the rise, you never know.

          2. J

            Faith, that is true. the first time I played the game I did not go in blind, so I knew that I wanted to get all of the Zora armor and do vah ruta first. but I was so eager that I went straight past the camera and did not get it.

          3. G

            I just killed it to and I beat ruta

      2. T

        It doesn’t, I have defeated it multiple times after beating the divine beast

      3. B
        BotW pro

        This is not true. I have defeat all divine beasts and the Lynel is still there.

        1. T

          That’s true, I’ve defeated all Devine beasties and gotten the master cycle, it’s still there near zora’s domain

          1. K

            Perhaps a patch made him not vanish anymore? I wonder if early versions that one vanished. I swear a music update made Guardian songs longer where it just did repetitive notes over and over before then an update happen almost right away to a full song.

      4. J

        I’ve defeated vah ruta twice and its still there.

      5. J

        actually after you beat vah ruta it is still there

      6. B

        That’s what I thought too but it turns out it doesn’t and I went up there and it sadly doesn’t scale so it the same ordinary redmaned lynel and I literally 3 shot it with my bomb arrows lmao

    2. Z

      I went to a lynel location in the Faron region and found a hinox instead

      1. N
        Nathan Moreland

        It’s actually one cliff higher. I literally just beat that one

      2. K

        the faron lynel is above the hynox but it’s really annoying

        1. N

          Wait is Faron Lynel silver? Or is it Red Maned?

    3. H

      Fun Fact: The Ploymus Mountain lynel is the only one that doesn’t evolve with the other lynels.

      1. D
        descendant of lyenals

        another fun fact! polymus mountain lynel is the only one that does stare at link for a few seconds.

    4. J
      jonathan Cena

      what colour lynel is it? blue right?

    5. Z

      you actually missed 3 the one on ploymus mountain and the two in hyrule castle

    6. .

      anyone killed the lynel on the quest beside of avoiding it

      1. G

        i killed it with 5 hearts,no fairies and no divine beasts

        1. L

          I just defeated it w/ 4 hearts heh (not my first playthrough obv), was nice b/c it dropped the 20 shock arrows I needed to face Vah Ruta. By the time I ran around and collected shock arrows from the area and had already collected some along the road to Zora’s Domain, I had 50+

    7. J
      Jacob Elliot Zeisel

      I’ve been hunting lynels for weeks.

    8. N
      nerdy killer

      so I am going to get Lynel weapons so I looked it up and yeah this is what I found

    9. J

      the one in akkala is a silver lynel not blue and its the one west of the telescope i cant remember the name of it

    10. K

      You’re also missing the blue maned Lynel by the Aldor foothill’s there is also a Hinox just a little further up as well.

  2. K

    oh you have one marked red on here that should be silver! the one in central hyrule right outside of the great tutorial zone

    1. N

      As far as I know, the colors change depending on your progress in the game.

    2. D

      Yes but the one on ploymus does not change. I have all the divine beasts done and it is still red-maned.

    3. L

      The colors of these lynels base on the world progression.
      For example i beat all the divine beasts plus finished all side quests shrines etc. Each divine beast you beat levels up the lynels. Also once you defeat a certain number of lynels the game will change all lynels to silver lynels except the one on plyomus mt. And the ones inside hyrule castle’s gatehouses.

  3. P

    I went to a lot of these locations but the colors don’t match up. It seems like some are either random or they got mixed up by accident here.

    1. S

      This might be the Coliseum one, this one changes based on how many beasts are completed.

      1. W

        i beleive that lyenls change there coller by how many times you beat them like if i beat a red lynel and then a bloodmoon came then it would respawn as a blue one that was from the little cut seen out of when zelda tells you how a bloodmoon works. I also had killed a white lyenl and finished killing all the other monsters in the coloseiam (all of the other monsters where black) and the white lynel turned silver so i really dont know if it works on all of the lynels or if its just the one in the collosiem. i do know that all the reaguler monsters. Sombody tell me if im wrong please

    2. N

      The colors of all Lynels change depending on your game progress, as far as I know. If that’s really the case, maybe they just put the color there that the Lynels have at the very beginning.

    3. P

      After a while the color change to the stronger versions.

    4. P

      Every single one of them are silver for me!!! }:-(

        1. C

          same for me and i like it that way 😀

      1. I
        Isla Johnston

        Same here

      2. X

        every single enemy in the game changes to its highest tier once you get so far into the game

        1. B

          All enemies become tougher depending on how many enemies u kill. Every enemy has an amount that adds to ur level. Their are ten levels I think btw…for example master khoga is worth 40 points which when deffeated would add 40 points to ur total. Therefore if u had killed no enemies yet excluding him…u would most likely progress to blue bokoblins and ocasionaly blue moblins…. The only area in the game based on story progression is the colliseum. For example, after freeing 2 divine beasts the enemies on the top floors will all be black versions that have knight class weapons such as knight broadsword and the knight shield, the lynel will be a blue variant…after 3 divine beasts the enemies hold royal class weapons and the lynel is white-maned…after 4 divine beasts the enemies will hold elemental weapons and the lynel will be silver and have a flameblade equipped. Theirs more in depth description of this “leveling” in a Reddit…just look up how the enemies scale in zelda botw and it should show up.

        2. A

          i beat every divine beast and killed ganon 20 times and killed them 50times each there are still 5 whites as in white not silver and occasionally the silvers have mighty lynel weapons for those of you who dont know those are stage 2 it goes lynel mighty lynel savage lynel all super easy especially when you have full inventory savage lynel crushers except for one savage lynel sword not counting the master sword for bows full inventory 5 shot savage lynel bows and full inventory savage lynel shield

  4. B

    They get harder over time. The game will start replacing easier lynels with harder ones, the white haired zebra type. Which is great because they drop better weapons!

  5. P

    what are those leaves on the map??

    1. G

      Korok locations

  6. G

    I think your missing one in the snowfield before mount Lanayru and the spring of wisdom, in the west Necluda snowfield

  7. R

    there’s one in the clearing north of Purifier Lake, it was red for me.

  8. P

    If you have the divine beast special attack (hold down Y) I recommend using that as much as possible, it will significantly lower his health.. Use that along with the flurry attack. And also when you get the chance, when you’ve run out of divine beast Y-attack, press and hold Y button when you’re close to him to release a series of attacks on him. Be aware that he’ll be able to hit you as you’re standing next to him. This attack also lower his health a lot and fast.

    1. G

      Or give ’em a headshot, they drop to their knees, then you can ride on their backs, and all attacks on their back do 0 durability to the weapon.

    2. B

      I got a savage Lynel crusher that did 96 damage and it has one hit left in it so I use it on the back of those golden Lynel. Yes I play master mode

  9. B

    At some point in game they are ALL white Lynels, which sucks

    1. T

      Mine are all Silver

    2. D

      Mine are all silver, which is awesome cause they drop good weapons

    3. M

      except the one on Ploymus Mountain – this one is part of a quest and remains red forever (similarly his drops remain scaled way down)

  10. R

    There is one at Lodrum Headland, toward s Tarm Point & 2 in Hyrule Castle.

    Since I have beat Ganon mine have all gone silver.

    1. L
      lyenal descendant

      some are white maned, and silver. ive killed ganon twice

  11. O

    Map is missing red onploymus mountain, one silver at Tarm Point, one silver past Lanatry Road – East Gate, one silver left of Riola Spring and one white, always with flame sword in Coliseum Ruins. To give credit, I need to confirm some of the marked locations for lynels.

  12. O

    Map had three locations I previously didn’t know. So, thank you.

  13. S

    You are missing two in hyrule castle

  14. N

    There is also on aboe dragonbone closer to lake kilisie by maka rah shrine more west right under the mountain

  15. L
    Lynel Assasin

    Most of the lynel locations like the colosseum are random. But the ones by zora’s domain is always red for new people. Don’t be afraid to fight lynels. once you master the flurry rushes, its almost too simple. Statis is a great way to kill him in less that an minute. This map doesn’t show perfectly everything and we can’t tell if its a silver or white lynel. Don’t mind my spelling

  16. L
    Lynel Assasin

    lol. I can tell everyone here have switch or the zelda game. nice

    1. I

      Lol me to thx for the location.

    2. J
      John cena

      I have a wiiu I know I’m broke XD

  17. M

    There are also 2 in the trial of the sword, but you can’t keep their weapons 🙁

  18. D

    There are two lynels between the trench between hebra and Central Hyrule. I believe they are both silver maned.

    1. A

      they start red with a savage lynel bow and lynel crusher(non savage)and a savage lynel spear and a lynel bow (non savage)

  19. D

    There is also one red one near Gisa craters.

  20. G

    Isn’t there one past the memory near kakariko village

    1. A
      Anthony Privette

      There’s a memory near Kakariko?

      1. Z

        Wait really??

  21. G

    You missed the one near Rucco Mag Shrine near samasa plain.

  22. G

    Hey you missed the lynel in Hyrule castle, it’s in an arena outside on the northern side of the castle.

  23. F

    Some are missing at hyrule castle

  24. D

    I need guts. I’ve killed for reds so far and I’ve only gotten guts from one. Any recommendations? I’m trying to upgrade my armor…

    1. B

      Hey drew, the red ones don’t drop guts, only the black and silver ones I think, you can check what creature drops what by taking a picture of it using the camera mode on your sheika slate then looking at it in your album, this will show you who drops what

      1. G

        I don’t think there is black Lynels

        1. A

          there are red blue white and silver mane lynels

  25. S

    Lots of Lynel locations are missing. Update the map?

  26. E

    You missed the one between lodrum headland and tarm point

  27. I

    Lol me to thx for the location.

  28. S

    your missing one at Tarm Point south of Lodrum Headland on the east coast 🙂

  29. X

    Missing the one on the east side of lake Kilsie in the Hebra region. If you hug the edge of the map on the left side you’ll find it. Your also missing the one at the base of mt lanayru next to the lanayru road East gate. Then there’s the one north of there at tarm point next to some ruins south of lodrum headland.

  30. T

    It changes every divine beast you complete

  31. C

    Lynels R EZ fights as long as u know how to bakflip and u have a decent sheild
    when dey swing weapons just bakflip away
    when the charge with weapons also bakflip away\
    when dey charge head on if u parry dem it knocks them bak and lets u get good hits on them
    when dey start roaring run
    and wear barb armour cuz dey mostky 1 tap u anyway

  32. N

    what does the dots mean?

    1. W

      they stand for the lynels on the map but they missed some

  33. C

    Ok so you are missing some Lynel locations and also the people saying that the enemies change color/difficulty are wrong, I am playing normal mode and all my enemies are the same and I have completed the divine beasts, got the Master Cycle, and “defeated” Ganon.

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