How to get the paraglider in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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The Paraglider returns in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and is more indispensable than ever now that Link has to travel to great heights. Fortunately, Link will be able to obtain it quite early in the game.

Read on as we go through the steps on how to get the paraglider, and share some additional details on how you can use it in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to get the Paraglider in Tears of the Kingdom

Originating from the Great Sky Islands and as part of the To the Kingdom of Hyrule In the mission, Link will have to jump to the surface of Hyrule without a glider, so make sure you stick the landing in the lake below so he survives the fall.

Once you land in Hyrule, you will proceed with the Crisis at Hyrule Castle search. Follow the marker north to reach Lookout Landing, where you will find yourself pure. For now, follow the objective to search for Captain Sickle in Hyrule Castle in the north and we will return to Purah later.

Captain Sickle at Hyrule Castle - Paragliding in Tears of the Kingdom

Go up the castle to the next marker. Once you’re on the marker, use Ascend to easily reach the upper level where you’ll find Captain Sickle. After the scene where one of the guards spots Zelda, you can either explore the rest of the castle or head back to Lookout Landing for now.

Emergency Shelter - How to get the Paraglider in Tears of the Kingdom

Back on the landing, meet Purah and she will tell you to check the Emergency Shelter first. She talks to the guard in the middle of the gazebo and she will open the entrance to the shelter for you. She can spend some time talking to the NPCs in the shelter, then go back and go to Skyview Tower. These towers were developed by Purah to replace the Sheikah Towers which no longer exist.

Purah - How to get the Paraglider in Tears of the Kingdom

Talk to Purah in the tower and he will eventually give you the paraglider. Then, interact with the nearby terminal and Link will go up on the platform to be shot up and take a survey. When it lands, you will have the opportunity to try paragliding yourself.

How to Paraglide in Tears of the Kingdom

The paraglider can be deployed by pressing the X button during free fall. press the R button to stow the glider and dive, and can be redeployed. As it slides down, it will slowly consume Link’s stamina. To counteract this, you can consume a food that replenishes stamina in mid-flight.

If you have enough altitude to spare, you can also extend the distance of your glide by first freefalling and moving the analog stick to where you want to land. Then, use your glider once you’re within gliding distance to ensure you’ll have a safe landing.

The paraglider can also be used on the updrafts created by the llamas to gain some altitude, although creating your own fire and riding it takes a bit of time and the amount of height you can reach wouldn’t be that great.


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