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Zelda Breath of the Wild guide: Where to find electric darners

How to find and collect the most elusive dragonfly

Whether you’re trying to complete Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s “Little Sister’s Big Request” side mission or just trying to make an electro elixir, you’ll eventually find yourself in need of an electric darner. These dragonflies are unique because they only come out when it’s raining.

Where to buy electric darners

The easiest way to get some electric darners is to just buy them. Head to Riverside Stable (via Wahgo Katta shrine) and check with Beedle. He will have a few electric darners for sale at 10 rupees each.

Where to find electric darners

If you don’t want store-bought dragonflies, there are a couple places where you might find electric darners — Gerudo Desert and Tabantha Tundra. The problem with these places is that it rarely rains — and electric darners only appear in the rain.

There’s one place, though, where you’re all but guaranteed to find some — Hyrule Ridge. Travel to Shae Loya shrine and Tabantha Stable. Stay at the inn or sit at the cooking fire until it rains — it’s basically Seattle here, so you shouldn’t have to wait long. Head to the east and start looking around the tiny ponds on the plains.

The added bonus of catching them here is the large number of other critters you’ll find. There are thunderwing butterflies plus tireless and hot-footed frogs all over. You’ll also come across a bunch of hearty radishes.

How to catch them

OK, you already know how to catch them — you just walk up and grab them. But there are a couple things you can do to make the process easier.

  • Wear the stealth set or take a sneaky elixir. All of Breath of the Wild’s critters are skittish, so being sneaky will help you gather them.
  • Take a picture (it’ll last longer). Use your camera rune to get a good closeup of the first electric darner you see, then get your sheikah sensor to track them.