Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – how to tame horses and get Epona from Ocarina of Time

By Matt Martin, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 00:17 GMT

Reunite with the horse of legend.

So The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lets you tame horses, ride them and give them names.

But did you also know you’re able to find and ride Epona, your faithful steed from Ocarina of Time? Well, you can. Here’s how.

How to get Epona in Breath of the Wild

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You’re going to need the Smash Link Amiibo to do this, unfortunately. Make sure Amiibo support is turned on with your Nintendo Switch or Wii U console, then scan the Amiibo on the NFC touchpoint.

And ping! there she is, with soft brown skin and splendid mane.

Now mount Epona and take her to the nearest stables, where you can register your horse.

You’ll notice Epona has maxed out stats; Strength, Speed, Stamina, Max Bond and a Gentle Temperament.

You’ll be charged 20 rupees for a saddle, but just before you can name the horse it’ll be recognised as Epona, the horse of legend.

You can now ride Epona or board it at the stables as it’s possible to have more than one horse in Breath of the Wild.

There are a few important points to note: this is a one-time only deal. You must register Epona quickly, and if it dies it won’t be coming back. You cannot use the Smash Link Amiibo again to summon Epona. Basically, once you spawn Epona, don’t get distracted, go straight to the stables.

Your Smash Link Amiibo isn’t completely redundant though: if you tap it on the NFC touchpoint once every 24 hours there’s a change you’ll spawn a chest with a piece Link’s outfit from Twilight Princess.

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