Blood Moon Explained: Trigger Conditions and Effects | Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)|Game8 (2024)

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The Blood Moon is a mechanic that allows you to reset all overworld enemies and weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK). Read on to find out more about the Blood Moon, its trigger conditions, and what happens when it occurs.

List of Contents

  • How to Trigger the Blood Moon?
  • Blood Moon Effects
  • Related Guides

How to Trigger the Blood Moon?

Once in Every 7 Days

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As with Breath of the Wild, the Blood Moon only occurs once in every 7 day at 12:00 AM in-game time. You can see the the current time at the bottom right of the screen.

Keep Menus Closed

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Keep in mind that opening your menu to pass the time will not help you advance it as this actually stops it from passing. So if you want to advance time through idling, look for a nearby town or house instead.

World Map of Hyrule

Campfire Method Does Not Work

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Changing the time of day through campfires will also not help you pass the time. If you're planning to trigger the Blood Moon through this method, it will not work.

Blood Moon Effects

Revives Fallen Monsters

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Blood Moon respawns all defeated overworld enemies, including bosses like Stone Talus. This is the best method to farm for gems, which you can sell to get Rupees fast.
List of All Enemies

Respawns Dropped Weapons

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Also during Blood Moon, any weapons dropped will also respawn. If you want to farm specific weapons, this is the best way you can do to get many of them.

List of All Weapons

Affects Cooking Success Rates

Cooking during Blood Moon, specifically between 11:30 PM and 12:15 AM, will mostly be a success. It is highly recommended to take advantage of this boosted success rate to not waste any ingredients you've collected.

Coooking Guide: List of Food and Dishes

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Related Guides

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Tips and Tricks A Beginner's Guide to Tears of the Kingdom

All Tips and Tricks Guides

New Features
How to Confuse Enemies How to Cure Gloom
How to Blind Enemies -
Combat Guides
Flurry Rush, Sneakstrike, and Deal Critical Damage Weapon Modifiers Explained
How to Raise Defense Passive Abilities for Weapons Explained
How to Upgrade Armor How to Defeat Shielded Enemies
How to Throw Items and Materials How to Repair Weapons
How to Get Earthwake Technique How to Increase Weapon Durability
How to Parry How to Sneakstrike
How to Perfect Dodge and Flurry Rush Stealth Mechanics Explained
Exploration Guides
How to Dive How to Shield Surf
How to Break Cracked Rocks How to Use Minecarts
How to Cross the Freezing Water Fast Travel Guide
How to Change the Weather How to Get Heat Resistance
How to Make an Axe How to Tame Wild Horses
How to Chop Down and Use Fallen Trees How to Pass Time
How to Light Up Dark Areas How to Get Epona
What to Do During a Thunderstorm How to Get Cold Resistance
How to Check Coordinates How to Climb Efficiently
How to Break Wooden Boxes How to Make a Fire
How to Make a Raft How to Make a Hover Bike
How to Use Rocket Shields -
General Tips and Tricks
Zonai Dispenser Guide How to Expand Inventory
Best Settings to Use Pony Points Guide
How to Increase Health and Stamina How to Swap Hearts for Stamina
How to Get the Paraglider and All Paraglider Designs amiibo Unlocks and List of Compatible amiibo
Blood Moon Explained Missables and One-Time Events Guide
Whistle Effects and How to Use How to Farm Crops
How to Heal Post Game Content Guide: Is There a New Game Plus?
Kochi Dye Shop Guide: How to Recolor Armor Ending Explained: How to Watch the True Ending
List of Unlockables How to Get Ganon's Horse
Farming Guides
How to Farm Arrows Bubbul Gem Guide
How to Get More Energy Cells and Increase Energy Early Game Rupee Farming
How to Farm Weapons Dragon Part Farming Guide
How to Get Pristine Weapons -
Notable Item Location Guides
How to Get the Travel Medallion How to Get the Champion's Leathers Early
How to Get the Hylian Shield Early How to Get the Master Sword
How to Get the Classic Green Tunic Where to Find Wild Greens
How to Get Ring Garland Misko's Treasure Locations
How to Get Monster Medals How to Get All Champion Weapons
Puzzle Solution Guides
How to Solve the Water Temple Spinning Tower Where to Find King Dorephan
How to Solve the Gerudo Light Puzzle Voe and You Class Solutions
Map Location Guides
All Stable Locations All Sage's Will Locations
How to Get to Hyrule Castle How to Get to Lost Woods and Enter Korok Forest
Great Fairy Locations and How to Unlock How to Find the Light Dragon: Location and Drops
How to Find Farosh: Location and Drops How to Find Naydra: Location and Drops
How to Find Dinraal: Location and Drops How to Reach Abandoned Hebra Mine
Satori Cherry Blossom Tree Locations and Guide How to Unlock Royal Hidden Passage
All Addison Sign Locations All Forge Construct Locations
How to Get into Gerudo Secret Club All Coliseum Locations and Rewards
Koltin Locations and List of Rewards Satori (King of the Mountain) Locations
Where to Find Dondons How to Get to Toto Lake
All Goddess Statue Locations -
Tier List Guides
Best Early Game Armor Best Armor Sets (Equipment)
Best Weapons and Shields Best Horses
Best Equipment for Exploration Best Fuse Materials and Weapon Combinations
Best Modes of Travel -
Glitches and Exploits
List of Glitches and Exploits How to Duplicate Weapons, Bows, and Shields
How to Duplicate Materials -
FAQs
Can You Pet the Dogs? Does Saved Data Carry Over?
Should You Play BotW First? What Happens When You Die?
How Does Autosave Work? What Happened to Link's House?
Do Materials Respawn? How to Lower and Raise Hylian Hood
How to Change the Difficulty When Do Shops Restock?
Is There a Master Mode? -

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