In order to find the Dragon Tears and see the crucial Memories within them, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players will need to find the various Geoglyph locations dotted around the game's map.


Thankfully, we've got you covered, with a list of all the different locations you can find the crop circles and how to start the mission. You may want to visit the Skyview Towers first in order to fill in the map, but then you should be ready to start hunting.

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Players will likely have already been introduced to the concept of Goeglyphs as this happens near the start of the game, with Zelda cast member Impa laying out what they are, as well as details of the flashback-triggering Dragon Tears that they harbour.

Of course, we also have guides on how to search for the Master Sword, Hylian Shield and the shrines in your quest to bulk up Link for combat, but if you're ready to start your search for Geoglyph locations, read on and we'll guide you through it.

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How to start Geoglyph mission in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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To complete Tears of the Kingdom and get its true ending, you need to have found all of the Memories. These memories are triggered by finding the Geoglyphs and examining all of the 12 Dragon Tears located within them.

To start finding Geoglyph locations, you need to head northwest from Lookout Landing to New Serene Stable. There you can talk with Impa, who is standing atop a small platform, which will initiate the 'Impa and the Geoglyphs' quest.

Go up in Impa's balloon (using fire to ignite its engine first) and Link will spot the Geoglyph. Come back down to the ground using the paraglider and you'll see that the tear is located near the eyes. After interacting with the tear and triggering the memory, go back to Impa and you’ll be instructed to visit the Forgotten Temple to the north.

Geoglyph locations map in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The largely useless in-game map of Geoglyph locations.
The largely useless in-game map of Geoglyph locations. Nintendo

Inside the Forgotten Temple is a map design that adorns the interior depicting the location of all the Geoglyphs. You can use Purah Pad Camera to take a photo of this as a reference to find them all. Or just use our screengrab above.

However, we've found that this map is largely useless. It gives you a very broad idea of where the Geoglyphs are located, but it doesn't really do much to help you find the exact locations of the memory-triggering tears. Impa will occasionally pop up in random places, too, giving you a little prompt. But that doesn't make the search easy either!

If you've been struggling to find any of the Geoglyphs, you're in luck. Down below is a list of where to find all Geoglyphs, Dragon Tears and Memories in Tears of the Kingdom. And we've also made our own numbered map to help you along! Once you have found the first 11, the 12th and final will become available.

All Geoglyph locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Below you'll find our handy annotated map of Geoglyph locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Each one is given a number in the game itself, so we've included those too. These numbers correlate to the Memories you'll get to watch when you find the tear at each location. So if you want to see those memories in the correct sequence, go after the Geoglyphs in this order:

All the Geoglyph locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
All the Geoglyph locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo

If you're struggling to find any of the tear droplets at each location, we've got some tips for you below, in the same numerical order we've used in the image above. Good luck finding them all!

Tear 1, Zonai

  • Found just next to New Serene Stable
  • The Dragon Tear can be found in one of the eyes
  • Reveals a memory called 'Where Am I?'

Tear 2, Fortress

  • From Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower, glide a short distance to the Northwest
  • The Dragon Tear is located at the top and centre of the Geoglyph
  • Reveals a memory called 'An Unfamiliar World'

Tear 3, Purah Pad

  • Launch yourself out of the Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower and look to the Southeast and glide down to the Geoglyph that definitely isn’t just a Switch
  • The Dragon Tear is in the middle of Purah Pad

Tear 4, Dragon

  • Travel to the Popla Foothills Skyview Tower and glide directly North.
  • The Dragon Tear can be found to the upper left of the Geoglyph which is covered by some trees
  • Reveals a memory called 'The Gerudo Assault'

Tear 5, Warrior

  • Blasting upwards from the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower, glide to the West and you will see the Geoglyph stretched across the canyon’s edge
  • The Dragon Tear is situated on the warrior’s shoulder which is on the highest ledge
  • Reveals a memory called 'A Show of Fealty'

Tear 6, Lady

  • From the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower, glide to the Northeast and you will see our Lady Glyph
  • The Dragon Tear is in the Geoglyphs right arm
  • Reveals a memory called 'Zelda and Sonia'

Tear 7, Dagger

  • From the Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower, glide Southeast and you will see the Dagger in the distance
  • The Dragon Tear can be found in the tip of the left part of the hilt (handguard)
  • Reveals a memory called 'Sonia is Caught by Treachery'

Tear 8, Headdress

  • Travel to the Pikida Stonegrove Skyview Tower and glide to the Northeast and past the East Hebra Sky Archipelago
  • The Dragon Tear is on the very left side of the Headdress
  • Reveals a memory called 'Birth of the Demon King'

Tear 9, Secret Stone

  • Travel to Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower and glide down to the Northeast where you will see the Geoglyph
  • The Dragon Tear is at the top of the Secret Stone
  • Reveals a memory called 'The Sage's Vow'

Tear 10, Frog

  • Again from the Popla Foothills Skyview Tower, fly to West crossing over Lake Hylia to its Western bank.
  • The Dragon Tear is in its left foot
  • Reveals a memory called 'A King's Duty'

Tear 11, Sword

  • Make your way to the Typhlo Ruins Skyview Tower and glide down directly East
  • The Dragon Tear forms the tip of the blade
  • Reveals a memory called 'A Master Sword in Time'

After unlocking the 11 Memories, a cutscene will play depicting a tear falling from a Dragon’s eye and landing in the centre of a swirly beach. This will lead you to the final Geoglyph, detailed below.

Tear 12, Rist Peninsula

  • Travel to Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower and head directly East down towards Rist Peninsula
  • The Dragon Tear is located directly in the middle of the Rist Peninsula
  • Reveals a memory called 'Tears of the Dragon'

With all 12 Memories unlocked, the true ending of the game can be achieved. Be sure to check out the rest of our guides if you find yourself in a Pinch in Hyrule - whether you're wanting to fight a Hinox or Lynels, or are searching for diamonds.

If you're still struggling to find any of these, the video below courtesy of MELOO does a great job of showing exactly how to get all Memories and Dragon Tears in Tears of the Kingdom. We'd really recommend using this to find the exact, precise locations:

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