The advanced technology of the mysterious Zonai features prominently in Link’s new outing in Hyrule, letting you create all kinds of wondrous machines. No doubt you’re looking to get creative, so here’s everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Zonai devices, including how to use Zonai devices in Tears of the Kingdom. Look no further to build flying machines, battle-ready bots, race cars, and more.
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Zonai devices are one of the many exciting new features, opening the world up even further with creative potential. Similarly, there’s brand new Zelda Tears of the Kingdom powers for you to play around with. However, we can’t forget the basics, so learn all there is about Zelda Tears of the Kingdom cooking and other mechanics in our Zelda Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough with the The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom release date looming for one of the best Nintendo Switch games.
All Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Zonai devices
The confirmed Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Zonai devices are:
- Fan – generates wind
- Flame Emitter – shoots fire
- Shock Emitter – shoots electricity
- Beam Emitter – shoots lasers
- Steering Stick – connects devices and allows for direction control
- Wheel – allows motion
- Balloon – rises when filled with hot air
- Mirror – reflects light
- Rocket – a burst of powerful thrust
- Battery – provides temporary power to other Zonai devices
- Portable Pot – a one-time use portable cooking pot
- Light – generates light
- Wings – glides in the air
- Stabilizer – balances a structure
- Cart – a small platform with wheels
- Homing Cart – targets and tracks enemies to distract and damage
- Hydrant – shoots water
- Stake – lodges into surfaces
- Hover Stone – remains positions in mid-air
- Time Bomb – causes AoE explosion
- Cannon – fires an explosive
- Spring – bounces objects
- Zonai Construct Head – automatically targets an enemy, useful for weapon devices
No doubt there will be plenty more Zonai devices to find and use in Tears of the Kingdom, but these are the ones seen in trailers and previews for the game. Nevertheless, there’s lots of room for creativity with the Zonai devices above. For instance, attaching a rocket will offer a quick burst of thrust, a flame emitter can be a weapon or used in hot air balloons, and a steering stick can control creations.
How to use Zonai devices in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
To use Zonai devices in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, you need to have a charged Zonai Energy Cell. You’ll need to use Zonai Charges to refill your Energy Cell faster, or let it refill automatically. That being said, some Zonai devices like the Portable Pot don’t require Zonai Energy.
After completing the In-Isu Shrine, a Steward Construct will give you the Zonai Energy Cell. Use Zonai Charges in the inventory to refill the energy cell, then hit a Zonai device once (in most cases) to activate the unique property of the device used.
Using the Ultrahand ability with the various Zonai devices, such as fans, will let you creativity shine by letting you select objects and position them. Move them into the desired position until they stick on. You can then exit the ability and interact with them, often by hitting the Zonai device with your weapon to activate it.
Note that Zonai devices stored in Zonai capsules require you to first take them out of their capsules in your inventory. Once a device has been taken out of its device capsule, it cannot be put back in.
Where to find Zonai devices in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
In Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Zonai devices can be found at supply points in the world and Zonai device dispensers in the sky islands.
Firstly, Zonai devices are scattered around the open world of Hyrule, often in supply points near key activities and locations. At these zones, you can use the Ultrahand ability to flex your creative muscles until your heart’s content using the materials provided.
If you’re looking for specific Zonai devices on demand, however, the Zonai devices dispenser machines found in the sky islands is your best bet. Here you can get Zonai devices that are added to your inventory as Zonai device capsules so that you can take them out and use them whenever you require them. This way, you’re not at the whims of the devices that are in the material caches around the world. However, once taken out of their respective Zonai device capsule, they cannot be put back in.
How to use Zonai device dispensers
To use the Zonai device dispensers, you will need to use Construct Horns. You will get one Zonai device capsule for every Construct Horn you spend. Find the Construct Horns in your inventory and select ‘Hold’ to have Link carry them in his hands before depositing them in the dispenser, similar to how you cook.
That’s all there is to know about The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Zonai devices, including how to use Zonai devices, where to find them, and all the options in the game. There’s no doubt that crafty fans will make great use of these Zonai devices to explore the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom maps or take down the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses and save Hyrule in incredibly unique ways.