Memories return in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but they’re back in a very different way than in Breath of the Wild. Plus, they’re not the sole story-telling device in Link’s brand-new adventure.
Memories are both tied to the main story and found while exploring the world thanks to a new Main Quest, The Dragon’s Tears. You unlock this after completing a request for Impa outside of New Serenne Stable which involves all of the geoglyphs that have appeared on the surface of Hyrule since The Upheaval.
Be warned, this guide will contain very minor story spoilers — we won’t name any of the memories, but explaining what they are will reveal some of the basics of the narrative. Some of the below screenshots may also contain very minor spoilers, so you’ve been warned.
In this guide, we’re going to tell you where to find all of the tears and memories in the game.
Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom: All Dragon’s Tears, Memory Locations
What are memories?
Memories are visions of the past which reveal the history of Hyrule, its origins, and the Imprisoning War. You’ll find out about some of the Zonai through these cutscenes, as well as where Hyrule has come from. It’s an extremely juicy pot of lore for series fans and each cutscene is much longer and contains more information than Link’s memories in BOTW.
You’ll get memories both after completing major story events and by finding them throughout The Dragon’s Tears quest, which sees you examining all of the geoglyphs across Hyrule.
What are geoglyphs?
The geoglyphs are strange markings and paintings that appeared across Hyrule following The Upheaval, the event which saw Link get his unusual new arm and saw the Gloom seeping out of the earth.
There are 11 geoglyphs in total, and all of them give a hint as to what they’re about.
All geoglyph and Dragon’s Tears locations
This map shows you where to find all of the Dragon’s Tears, as well as all of the geoglyphs. There might only be 11 geoglyphs, but there are 12 tears — the final 12th tear will only reveal itself after you’ve found all of the others.
We’ve numbered these as they’re numbered in the game’s map, but you can collect these — and view the associated memories — in any order.
Dragon’s Tear #1
- Geoglyph region: Hyrule Ridge
- Approximate Tear coordinates: -1280, 0920, 0101
- Tear location: Right eye
You’ll find this Tear as part of the Impa and the Geoglyphs quest. You’ll spot the Tear’s location as you ride the hot air balloon into the sky with Impa. This takes place near the Royal Ancient Lab Ruins in Hyrule Field.
Dragon’s Tear #2
- Geoglyph region: Hebra, Tabantha
- Approximate Tear coordinates: -2547, -1883, 0320
- Tear location: Top/centre of the palace, above the door
You can get the second Tear on the way to Rito Village. Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower is an excellent place to view this geoglyph from. Then you can soar down from the skies and slowly glide your way over from the northeast to see this memory.
Dragon’s Tear #3
- Geoglyph region: Between Eldin Canyon and Lanayru Wetlands
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 1841 0731, 0089
- Tear location: Top/centre of the tablet/pad
Squeezed in between the paths to the Zora Domain and Goron City, this geoglyph looks a lot like the Purah Pad. Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower is the best way to dive down and reach this one, however, as the geoglyph is directly south of it.
Dragon’s Tear #4
- Geoglyph region: West Necluda
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 0692, 1313, 0053
- Tear location: On the top-left of the geoglyph, where the tail begins to bend to the right
You’ll find the fourth Dragon’s Tear southwest of Kakariko Village, southeast of Hyrule Field, and northeast of Lake Hylia in West Necluda. It’s directly in between two Skyview Towers — Popla Hills and Sahasra Slope. You can’t see this one from the sky as it’s hidden in the trees right near the top of the geoglyph’s tail.
Dragon’s Tear #5
- Geoglyph region: Gerudo Desert
- Approximate Tear coordinates: -23164, -1706, 0422
- Tear location: On the geoglyph’s shoulder
You’ll spot this geoglyph pretty clearly from Gerudo Town, or Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower. Emblazoned into the side of the mountain, the tear is on the shoulder of the markings, meaning it’s pretty high above the desert. Go from the tower, or bring your best stamina food and climbing gear.
Dragon’s Tear #6
- Geoglyph region: Hyrule Ridge
- Approximate Tear coordinates: -3091, 0074, 0211
- Tear location: On the right-hand side, near the bottom of the geoglyph’s hair
This geoglyph is on the southwest side of Hyrule Ridge, but you’ll probably get to it much easier from the Gerudo Highlands. it’s a bit far from any of the Skyview Towers, so glide north from the top of Gerudo Highlands to get the best view.
Dragon’s Tear #7
- Geoglyph region: Necluda
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 3324, -3571, 0005
- Tear location: On the left-hand tip of the dagger’s crossguard
At the southeastern tip of Hyrule is a strip of land that stretches out like a tentacle, or a fin — or a dagger, in this case. It’s right by Lurelin Village. You can get to this from the Necluda Sky Islands or the mountains just north of the coast.
Dragon’s Tear #8
- Geoglyph region: Tabantha
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 1862, 3519, 0237
- Tear location: Above the left arm, on the left-hand side of the geoglyph
This is the most northerly geoglyph on the map, and it’s also not really near anything else, meaning you’ll have to traverse the harsh wintery mountains of the Hebra region to the west or come from the Snowfield Stable from the south — which means avoiding a rather dangerous monster on the overworld. You can glide from Pikida Stonegrove Skyview Tower but you’ll need a lot of stamina to make it there safely.
Dragon’s Tear #9
- Geoglyph region: Lanayru
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 4468, -0302, 0075
- Tear location: On the right side of the geoglyph, on a small mound
You can get to this geoglyph most easily from Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower, or from any of the mountains surrounding the Zora Domain. This is one of the easier ones to find, as the Tear itself is on a little mound, almost like it wants you to find it. Appropriate for the tear-shaped geoglyph, we think.
Dragon’s Tear #10
- Geoglyph region: Hebra, Tabantha
- Approximate Tear coordinates: -0649, -2685, 0068
- Tear location: On the geoglyph’s left hand
On the left side of Faron, and to the east of Gerudo Desert, this large geoglyph marks a rather large slope, but it’s relatively flat. This can be a bit hard to spot from the sky because it has lots of tear markings. But the one you’re looking for is on the left side.
Dragon’s Tear #11
- Geoglyph region: Great Hyrule Forest, Eldin
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 0885, 2951, 0363
- Tear location: Near the tip of the sword
Depending on how you explore Hyrule, this could be one of the last Tears you find. However, it’s pretty easy to spot, especially if you go from Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower and glide northeast.
Dragon’s Tear #12
- Geoglyph region: Akkala
- Approximate Tear coordinates: 4530, 2142, 0001
- Tear location: Centre of the spiral coastline
The final Dragon’s Tear is unlocked once you’ve collected all 11 other tears. This will be marked on your map in-game and can be found near Gemmick Shrine on the Rist Peninsula, the spiral beach on the east side of the map.
Here is a list of all memories in the game in the order they appear in the Adventure Log.
- Memory 1 – Story progression
- Memory 2 – Story progression
- Memory 3 – Dragon’s Tear #1
- Memory 4 – Dragon’s Tear #2
- Memory 5 – Dragon’s Tear #3
- Memory 6 – Dragon’s Tear #4
- Memory 7 – Dragon’s Tear #5
- Memory 8 – Dragon’s Tear #6
- Memory 9 – Dragon’s Tear #7
- Memory 10 – Dragon’s Tear #8
- Memory 11 – Story progression
- Memory 12 – Dragon’s Tear #9
- Memory 13 – Dragon’s Tear #10
- Memory 14 – Story progression
- Memory 15 – Dragon’s Tear #11
- Memory 16 – Story progression
- Memory 17 – Dragon’s Tear #12 (Must collect all 11 other Tears)
- Memory 18 – Story progression
Hopefully, with this guide, you won’t be shedding many tears while searching out The Dragon’s Tears. You can find more hints, tips, and maps in our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.