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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — How to Process Zonaite in TotK

Turn all that unrefined Zonaite into something much better.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom introduces us to the Zonai, a precursor race that built the kingdom of Hyrule. Throughout your adventure, you will find Zonai devices and resources that allow Link to power his creations. In order to upgrade the capability of your Zonai weapons and vehicles, you first need to learn how to process Zonaite.

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You’ll be able to mine Zonaite as early as the starting island. Great Sky Island is also the first place you will be able to process Zonaite. The raw resource is plentiful, if you know where to look, which in my experience so far means the mines inside the sky islands.

How to Process Zonaite in Tears of the Kingdom

In order to process Zonaite in TotK, you are going to need to find a Forge Construct. These helpful robots are the ones you are looking for. So far the only one I’ve found is in the starting area on Great Sky Island, located at (0467, -1684, 1371). To return to this forge, travel back to Nachoyah Shrine and head to those coordinates.

At any Forge Construct, you will be able to process your Zonaite by trading it in for either Zonai Charges or Crystalized Charges. I recommend you only process Zonaite in exchange for Crystalized Charges, and here’s why.

Zonai Charges are inventory items you can use to replenish your battery meter. These dropped from enemy Constructs and are found in chests. Compared to Crystalized Charges, they are much less valuable, and much more common.

Crystalized Charges can be traded with a Construct in order to increase your maximum battery power. In exchange for 100 Crystalized Charges, you will be given an extra battery added to your meter. This will increase the amount of time you can spend using any Zonai device.

The Construct you need to give Crystalized Charges to is in the same chamber the Nachoyah Shrine. I haven’t found another, but I’m still in the early goings of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Now that you know what to do with Zonaite,, visit our TotK guide hub for more help.

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