The dragons are back in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but if you're diving into the game and are struggling to find all of their locations and the routes, don't worry, we've got you covered.


Finding the dragons is one of the more difficult search quests for the new game, proving to be more elusive than Lynels to the Hinox and tricky to find on the map.

Locating them can therefore be a frustrating task, even if you think you know your stuff after completely the same quest in Breath of the Wild.

You may be considering giving up on this particular task, but it is definitely worth finding them, as the dragons drop some crucial loot, including one of the best weapons you can come across in the game.

So, if you're finding the dragon locations difficult to pin down, and struggling to locate the routes in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, then read on for our full guidance on how to do so.

All dragon locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

If you want to find all the dragon locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, definitely check out the video below from YouTuber LunarGaming.

It's difficult to note exactly where each dragon is located, as they don't stay still, or in a small area. The majestic creatures are constantly in motion. This not only makes it difficult to land on them but also difficult to find them in the first place.

However, they do have a vague flight pattern, and the dragons tend to stick to their own specific region. Here's where to find each dragon

Farosh, the Lightning Dragon location

Farosh is the lighting dragon, so we recommend getting that rubber armour before you jump on!

He's usually flying around the southwest area of the map, specifically the Gerudo Desert and Lake Hylia.

Good jumping points include the Gerudo Canyon and the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Towers. They're probably good lookout points, too.

If you're struggling to find Farosh, you can watch a detailed rundown of how to do so on YouTube here.

Dinraal, the Fire Dragon location

As Dinraal is the fire dragon, we recommend getting heat resistance first. Otherwise, it'll be a case of constant jumping and healing after you've landed.

Once you're ready, look for Dinraal in the Eldin Mountains and Deep Akkala regions, towards the northeast area of the map.

You can watch a video on how to find Dinraal here.

Naydra, the Ice Dragon location

Naydra is opposite of Dinraal, in that they're an ice dragon. But the same sort of deal applies. Get the cold resistance buff (or equip some warm clothes) to make mining this dragon a lot easier!

Naydra is often flying around the East Necluda and Mount Lanayru regions, in the southeast corner of the map.

Not sure how to find Naydra? Check out this YouTube video for some pointers.

The Light Dragon location

And now for the most challenging of the lot. The Light Dragon one wasn't in Breath of the Wild, and it's a challenging addition to Tears of the Kingdom.

Well, it's a double-edged sword. The Light Dragon has no protective element like the others, so you can land on its back safely. Unfortunately though, spotting it is a nightmare because it doesn't have a preferred region. It could be anywhere on the map.

More like this

We have seen it reported that the Light Dragon basically does a continuous lap of the entire map's outer edge, so it might be wise to pick a high spot near the edge of the world (e.g. The Water Temple, the eastern-most of the four main Dungeons) and wait there in the hope of making a sighting.

While it's difficult to find, you can unlock a kind of compass that always points to the Light Dragon. If you make it through the Lost Woods and defeat Phantom Ganon, the Deku Tree will give you the “Recovering the Hero’s Sword” quest. As long as you have this quest selected in your log, the elusive dragon's location will be revealed.

Still need more help? Check out this YouTube video for a full rundown on how to find the Light Dragon.

Once you do find it, though, the Master Sword is on its head. Is there any bigger incentive? You'll see the origin story of this dragon if you visit all the Geoglyph locations, which we'd thoroughly recommend doing!

Dragon Materials in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Master Sword in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Master Sword in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

As we mentioned, you'll need to find the Light Dragon to unlock the Master Sword, but that's not the only reward available for reaching these mythical creatures.

When on top of one of the dragons, you'll be able to grab some of the following materials, depending on where you attack:

  • Dragon Claw: Located on the dragon's feet
  • Dragon Fang: Located on the dragon's head/mouth
  • Dragon Scale: Located on the dragon's body
  • Dragon Horn: Located on the dragon's horn
  • Shards of Dragon Spike: Located on the dragon's back

Keep in mind that aside from the shards of dragon spike, you can only get one of the various materials each time you land on a dragon.

These are all named after the respective dragon you attack, so a dragon scale is actually Farosh's Scale, while a Dragon Claw is Farosh's Claw, and so on.

You can use these dragon materials to cook Elixirs or Fuse them to certain weapons. Some armour upgrades will also require material from all three dragons, so it might be worth saving them, too. Just don't be tempted to add it to any food, because it is a Monster Part, and so will ruin the meal!

Read more on Tears of the Kingdom:

Subscribe to our free Gaming Newsletter for weekly insights, and visit our Gaming hub for all the latest news.

Looking for something to watch? Check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide.


Try Radio Times magazine today and get 12 issues for only £1 with delivery to your home — subscribe now. For more from the biggest stars in TV, listen to The Radio Times Podcast.