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July 3, 2024

How to Use a Zonai Device in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Zonai Devices are a key part of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, enabling players to use their imagination to build contraptions and vehicles that can help make world exploration more manageable. While many of the Zonai devices are useful, some are more useless than others. Several of them can be fused with weapons to offer nifty effects, and Ultrahand, one of Link's four new abilities, allows players to stick devices together to create vehicles or structures. However, one of the Zonai devices that can be found in TOTK is arguably the most useless in terms of actual gameplay value.

To use a zonai device, first open your inventory and select it from the list of items. Next, press Y on the directional pad to sort your inventory by Zonai Devices. This will highlight the bubble of the device you wish to use. Selecting it will open up the device's bubble and allow you to pick it up. If you are in a vehicle, simply hold Y until the menu is sorted by Zonai Devices again to display the list of devices in your vehicle.

Once you have a Zonai Device in your inventory, it will be displayed on the right side of the screen with a little icon. You can then drag the device to the desired location and drop it in place. You can also select the device from the pause menu and open its bubble to pick it up and then move it around your inventory or to another player's.

You can obtain a variety of Zonai Devices by finding and using Device Dispensers. These large orbs function like gachapon-style machines that award you Zonai Device capsules based on the number of Charges you drop into them. You can find a Device Dispenser by looking for the small icon that marks its location on your map, and each dispenser has a different pool of Zonai Devices it offers.

You may also be able to find Zonai Devices in chests and left lying around for you to discover during quests. You can also acquire them by defeating Construct enemies, examining decayed structures in Shrines, or exchanging Zonaite at the Forges. You can also purchase them from the Constructs at the Crystal Refineries.

To use a Zonai Device dispenser, select the one that you want from the list of options and drop a number of Zonai Charges into it to "pay for it." If you are carrying a few Construct Horns or Zonai Device Charges in your inventory, you can select the option to "Hold" them before depositing them. This will allow you to carry the devices in your inventory before dropping them into the dispenser, much the same way you would drop food into a cooking pot.

Despite its seemingly useless functions, the Mirror can still be used for puzzles and Lightroots. However, its difficult aiming, its reliance on sunlight, and the fact that it can be easily outclassed by other devices make it less than helpful in most situations.