Gerudo (Breath of the Wild)
- This article is about the province from Breath of the Wild. For the virtually all-female race who are the main residents of the province, see Gerudo.
"Gerudo is located in the southwest of Hyrule and has both a massive desert and rocky mountains. The difference between the Gerudo Desert's scorching-hot days and frigid nights is extreme, but hearty Molduga monsters, sand seals, and Voltfruit-bearing cacti thrive in spite of the tremendous temperature swings. There are oases in the desert as well, and the Gerudo have built their own city in the center of the desert around the largest one. Isolated by Gerudo Canyon and the Gerudo Desert, the culture of the Gerudo developed separately from the rest of Hyrule and is unique for that reason."
Gerudo is a province in Breath of the Wild. The Gerudo province is found in the southwestern part of Hyrule and consists of the Gerudo Desert and surrounding mountainous areas known as the Gerudo Highlands. The Gerudo province is named after and primarily inhabited by the Gerudo, a predominantly female race that makes the Gerudo Desert their home.
The Gerudo province is located in the southwest corner of Hyrule. Its neighboring provinces are Hebra to the north, Central Hyrule to the northeast, and Faron to the east. Only one road provides easy travel through Gerudo, entering the Gerudo Highlands from Hyrule Field and winding through the Gerudo Canyon Pass. After exiting the Gerudo Canyon Pass, it extends into the Gerudo Desert as far as Gerudo Town.
Gerudo Town is the only city found within the Gerudo province and is home to the Gerudo, the all-female race from the Gerudo province. Kara Kara Bazaar is the only other regularly inhabited location within the Gerudo province, home to a few merchants who have traveled from Gerudo Town and a resting place for travelers crossing the Gerudo Desert.
Temperatures vary greatly in the Gerudo province with the Gerudo Desert being hot enough to require level 2 heat resistance when traveling during the day and level 2 cold resistance needed in both the Gerudo Desert during the night and all day in the Gerudo Highlands.
Features of the Gerudo Province
The Gerudo province contains two Sheikah Towers, the Gerudo Tower at the north edge of the Gerudo Desert, and the Wasteland Tower at the eastern edge of the Gerudo Desert. 18 Shrines can also be found throughout the Gerudo province.
Gerudo Canyon Stable is the only stable within the Gerudo province and can be found at the end of the Gerudo Canyon Pass where it meets the Gerudo Desert.
Flora found in the Gerudo province includes:
- Cool Safflina
- Electric Safflina
- Palm Fruit
- Spicy Pepper
- Swift Violet
- Warm Safflina
- Cold Darner
- Cold-Footed Wolf
- Electric Darner
- Great-Horned Rhinoceros
- Grizzlemaw Bear
- Hearty Lizard
- Sand Seal
- Tabantha Moose
- Thunderwing Butterfly
- Wasteland Coyote
- White Pigeon
- Winterwing Butterfly
Enemies in the Gerudo Province
Guardians are mostly scarce in this province. They are found primarily in the southernmost part of the Gerudo Highlands along the southern edge of the Hyrule border, surrounding the South Lomei Labyrinth.
Stone Taluses of varying types can be found throughout the Gerudo Highlands, while the Molduga is found in the Gerudo Desert. Unlike the Stone Talus, which can be found all throughout Hyrule, the Molduga only inhabits the Gerudo Desert. The strongest of the Moldugas is the Molduking, of which there is only one. It is found in the southern part of the East Barrens, in the Gerudo Desert. Less commonly, a few Lynels may be found on higher peaks in the northern Gerudo Highlands, and none in the desert proper.
The headquarters of the Yiga Clan can also be found in the Gerudo Highlands, in a canyon to the north of Gerudo Desert.
The dragon Farosh can also be found flying through the Gerudo province along the peaks of the northern Gerudo Highlands. It is most accessible when it crosses the Gerudo Summit, flying low through the small canyon that runs the length of the summit.
The most common lesser enemies in the desert are Electric Lizalfos. Other lesser enemies include:
- Black Bokoblin
- Blue Bokoblin
- Blue Lizalfos
- Electric Chuchu
- Fire-Breath Lizalfos
- Frost Pebblit
- Ice Chuchu
- Ice Keese
- Ice Wizzrobe
- Ice-Breath Lizalfos
- Rock Octorok
- Treasure Octorok
- The Province has the lowest concentration of Korok Seeds in the game, with just 106 (combining the Gerudo Tower and Wasteland Tower Regions). That's less than 1/9 of all the seeds in the game, for an area that covers roughly 1/6 of the map on its own.
- The Voltfruit, the Molduga, the Wasteland Coyote, and the Sand Seal are native only to the Gerudo province and cannot be found anywhere else in Hyrule. The Hydromelon is native to the Gerudo Province, but can be found elsewhere in Hyrule too. Zap Shrooms are also found in the Highlands and the Gerudo Canyon, but they are considerably easier to farm in Akkala.
- The geographical features of the Gerudo Desert, as well as the presence of the Gerudo Great Skeleton, the other giant skeletons, and the marine-lifelike Moldugas imply that it may have been a vast sea in the past, as the Gerudo Canyon Pass leading to the desert may have been carved out of solid rock by a now dried river that led to the aforementioned sea, and the various archways at the Great Cliffs may have been water-carved too. The Karusa Valley may have also been carved by a glacier from the Gerudo Highlands.
- The presence of Hydromelons and Voltfruit cacti in the desert implies that there are numerous pockets of water under the desert sands.
- Most of the stone in the ruins of the province, as well as Gerudo Town itself, is implied to have come from the marble/limestone quarry east of the Gerudo Desert Gateway, though no Gerudo or Hyruleans are found there. The causeways flanking the Gerudo Canyon Pass may have been related to the quarry as well, though some of those causeways were shown in a flashback when the Divine Beast Vah Naboris was dug out. However, older constructs are shown to have been carved out of the red stone from the mountains surrounding the desert, including the Seven Heroines and the Eighth Heroine.
- Completely lacking in large bodies of water, the Gerudo Province is devoid of Zora peoples.
- Neither the Kara Kara Bazaar nor Gerudo Town are subjected to sandstorms or crosswinds, their sources of water being protected for consumption.
Gerudo Desert from the Gerudo Highlands