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Stamina recipes, elixirs, and food in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Find endura carrots to boost your stamina

Two Tears of the Kingdom stamina wheels over an image of Link holding a Purah pad. One wheel is green and the other is yellow with a white plus mark over it. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, stamina is a very valuable resource and even if your stamina is maxed out at three rings, you may find yourself needing more.

Energizing food and potions will restore your stamina, replenishing your stamina rings up to its max. Enduring food and elixirs will add additional yellow rings, which will disappear once you use it all.

The good news that is that if you’re an experienced Breath of the Wild player, all these ingredients and recipes for stamina food and elixirs will be familiar, as they use the same items.

Below, we list ingredients and recipes for food and potions that will replenish your stamina or even raise it beyond the limit (temporarily). If you’re looking for recipes for other useful effects, check out our best elixirs recommendations.

Stamina elixir recipes

To make energizing elixirs, you’ll want to throw energetic rhino beetles (found in Great Sky Island and West Necluda) or restless crickets (found in Great Sky Island and Hyrule Field) into a pot with at least one monster part.

To make enduring elixirs, you’ll want to use tireless frogs (found in Hyrule Field and Zora River) with at least one monster part. Tireless frogs are hard to find, but Beedle also sells them for 100 rupees each at Riverside Stable.

The more stamina critters you use, the more the elixir will add or replenish. Based on our testing, the quality of the monster drop you use doesn’t have an effect on the potion. Using a Red Bokoblin horn and a restless cricket had the same effects as using a Blue Bokoblin horn and a restless cricket.

A recipe card for an enduring elixir in Tears of the Kingdom, showing the results of cooking varying numbers of frogs with a regular Chuchu jelly. Imaage: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Stamina food recipes

To make energizing foods, cook up stamella shrooms (found in Lanayru Great Spring and West Necluda), courser bee honey (found in Hyrule Field and East Necluda), staminoka bass (Hyrule Field, West Necluda), or bright-eyed crabs (found in Lanayru Westlands and Lanayru Great Spring).

To make enduring foods, cook up some endura shrooms (found in North Tabantha Sky Archipelago and North Necluda Sky Archipelago) or endura carrots (found in East Necluda and Hyrule Ridge). Much like tireless frogs, these items are harder to come by than the energizing counterparts. At least one endura carrot can be found by Satori trees (those random cherry blossom-esque trees you see around Hyrule). The tree atop Satori Mountain in Hyrule Ridge (to the west of Sonapan Shrine) will have three endura carrots, making this a good place to pick up a few.

An endura carrot sticks out of the ground in front of a cherry blossom tree in Tears of the Kingdom. A map on the right points out where to find this tree on Satori Mountain Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Just like the elixirs, the more of the stamina-based ingredient you use, the greater your gains will be. We cooked up five staminoka bass to make a fish skewer, and it replenished a full three rings of stamina.

Best stamina recipes

If you’re looking to refill (or overfill) three full rings of stamina, you can do so pretty easily by cooking the ingredients listed above just straight-up. As mentioned above, the more of the stamina ingredient you use, the greater your gains will be. You don’t need to add meat, salt, or other ingredients.

Cooking three or more staminoka bass together will net you an energizing fish skewer that will recover three green rings of stamina.

A recipe screen for a fish skewer in Tears of the Kingdom, specifically showing that three staminoka bass can give a skewer that recovers three stamina rings. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Cooking five endura carrots together will give you enduring fried wild greens, which will give you two additional yellow rings of stamina. You can see some of our tested recipes in the recipe card below:

A recipe screen in Tears of the Kingdom showing various recipes to get fried wild greens. Notably, there’s several recipes with varying amounts of endura carrots. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

That said, you can use other ingredients that we talked about above, like stamella shrooms, but we noticed that the staminoka bass and endura carrots were the most potent of the bunch.

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