Locked Mementos Walkthrough | Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW)

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This is a guide to the Main Quest, "Locked Mementos", in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here you can find a quest walkthrough, where to start "Locked Mementos" and all quest rewards.

How to Start Locked Mementos

Locked Mementos Location

Quest Giver Impa
Location Kakariko Village

After completing the previous quest, Seek Out Impa, Impa will ask you to go to Hateno Village to get your Sheikah Slate fixed.

Locked Mementos Walkthrough

Guide Overview

Go to Hateno Ancient Tech Lab

Objectives Guide
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Make Your Way to Fort Hateno
Exit Kakariko Village and follow the path where you came from. Upon reaching Kakariko Bridge, make a left to make your way to Fort Hateno.
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Follow the Path to the Village
Follow the path until you reach an intersection.Turn left to make your way to Hateno Village.
Nearby: Myahm Agana Shrine
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Activate Hateno Tower
(Optional)
Optional: At the intersection, you can turn right and activate Hateno Tower. You do not need to do this right away, but it will help you make your way around the area.

Make sure you have Fire Arrows with you to burn the spiky vines surrounding the tower.
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Go Up the Giant Hill to Get to the Lab
Upon reaching the town, follow the path to the large hill, and make your way up to reach Hateno Ancient Tech Lab.
Nearby: Myahm Agana Shrine

Carry the Blue Flame from the Village to the Lab

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Talk to Purah
Go inside the lab and talk to Purah and Symin. Purah will offer you to fix the Slate if you successfully restore the blue flame at the lab's furnace.
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Go to the Ancient Furnance
Make your way back to the village, carrying a Torch, and proceed to the ancient furnance.

If you do not have a torch, there is one inside the lab, just by the main door.
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Light the Nearest Lantern
The method to successfully bringing the blue flame to the lab is to light up the lanterns along the way, so you do not have to go back to the main source.

Light up the first lantern near the ancient furnace.
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Use Cryonis to Pass the River
(Short Route)
Short Route: The next lantern to the left is across the river, so create an ice block first before bringing your lit torch.
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Pass Through the Village
(Long Route)
Long Route: Alternatively, you can go right to pass through the village, lighting up each lantern you pass by.
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Light Up the Lanterns as You Go Up
Make your way back to the lab, lighting up each lantern on the hill. We reccomend riding a horse while doing this as it is a long way up.

Take note that when there is rain, you cannot continue the quest so pass up the time first.
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Light the Lab's Furnace
Once reaching the lab, light the furnace which is found on the left side of the front door.

Take a Photo of Purah

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Talk to Purah
Talk to Purah to get your Sheikah Slate repaired. This will unlock the Camera, Hyrule Compendium, and album functions.
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Take a Photo of Purah
With the Camera rune selected, press L1 to open up the camera. Snap a photo of Purah and show her the phot.o

Talk to Impa

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Go to Kakariko Village
You can fast-travel to Ta'loh Naeg Shrine in Kakariko Village to quickly get to Impa.
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Talk to Impa
Talk to Impa to complete the quest. She will tell you about the photos found in the album, unlocking the Captured Memories quest.

Locked Mementos Quest Rewards

Locked Mementos Quest Rewards
Camera Rune
Hyrule Compendium
Album function

Adventure Log Entries

This is a full list of the Adventure Log entries for Locked Mementos.

Entry Entry Text
Quest Start According to Impa, the Sheikah Slate that Zelda left to guide you is incomplete.

The director at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab in Hateno Village may know a way to restore the Sheikah Slate's missing components.

Use the map to find the location of the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab and its director.
1st Update The Hateno Ancient Lab's director can't fix the Sheikah Slate until the Guidance Stone is operational again. The only way to power the Guidance Stone is to light the furnace on the outer wall of the tech lab with a blue flame.

Carry the blue flame from the ancient furnace in Hateno Village to the tech lab, and use it to light the lab's furnace.
2nd Update The blue flame in the furnace is now powering the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab's Guidance Stone.

Report to the director so that she can repair your Sheikah Slate.
3rd Update Purah has fixed the Sheikah Slate, restoring the last of its basic runes from 100 years ago.

Snap an image of Purah using the Camera rune!
4th Update You proved the Camera works again by capturing an image of Purah!

According to Purah, the album already has pictures from the past in it.

Where could these have come from? Impa in Kakariko Village may have the answer.
Quest Clear You let Impa know that the basic runes of the Sheikah Slate have been restored.

She told you that the pictures in the album are Zelda's memories from 100 years ago.

Visit the various spots shown in the images Zelda left behind to recall your own memories from that era!

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Prologue
Follow the Sheikah Slate
The Isolated Plateau
Seek Out Impa
The Hero's Sword
Locked Mementos
Find the Fairy Fountain
Free the Divine Beasts
Divine Beast Vah Medoh
Divine Beast Vah Rudania
Reach Zora's Domain
Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Forbidden City Entry
Divine Beast Vah Naboris
Captured Memories
Destroy Ganon

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