Lynels in Tears of the Kingdom are formidable but rare enemies who drop incredible materials for upgrades and fusions. Those on the hunt for the centaur-like creature should continue reading to see all of the Lynel locations in the game.
Where to Find Lynels on the Surface in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
There are 15 Lynels with different colored manes throughout the surface of Hyrule. The colors (red, blue, white, and silver) indicate how strong the Lynel is and the probability of rare drops. Red-maned Lynels are the weakest and don’t give as good of drops, while silvers are the strongest and have the best loot. Keep in mind that Lynels may have different colored manes depending on how far you are in the game and how many you’ve already defeated.
|Upland Lindor, near Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower||-2142, 1506, 0227|
|West Hyrule Plains, near New Serenne Stables||-1527, 0132, 0107|
|By Illumeni Plateau and Lake Illumeni, near Turakawak Shrine||-3365, -0032, 0090|
|Risoka Snowfield, near Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower or Otutsum Shrine||-4491, -0954, 0509|
|Stalry Plateau, near Kitawak Shrine||-1496, -2706, 0148|
|Kamah Plateau, near Lakeside Stable||1515, -3905, 0200|
|Harfin Valley, near Highland Stable||0100, -3364, 0005|
|Nautelle Wetlands, near Ishokin Shrine||-0657, -3853, 0079|
|Lanayru Heights||2699, -0931, 0235|
|Millennio Sandbar, in Lanayru wetlands||2014, -0304, 0009|
|Rabia Plane, near Lanayru wetlands||2482, -0501, 0110|
|Close to Hebra Plunge, near Oromuwak Shrine||-2844, 1821, 0305|
|By Hebra West Summit, near Tauyosipun Shrine||-4526, 2643, 0232|
|North Akkala Valley, near East Akkala Stable||3726, 2919, 0033|
|Ukuku Plains, near Rasitakiwak Shrine||3908, 0977, 0249|
Where to Find Lynels in the Depths
There are 19 Lynels in the Depths of Hyrule. Like the surface, they are typically located in an empty area, however, several are located in the Floating Coliseum where you can also find Majora’s Mask. Again, similarly to surface Lynels, these are very formidable foes with different colored manes indicating their strength. You’ll find that many Lynels in the Depths also have armor on that you’ll need to break first.
|Near Kohsustu Lightroot||0506, -3400, -0499|
|Near Kimakarut Lightroot||-2787, -2268, -0487|
|Near Mu-ustust Lightroot||-1432, -1300, -0445|
|Floating Coliseum (Red, Blue, White, Silver, and Armored Silver)||-0708, -1151, -0517|
|Near Stakijat Lightroot||0260, -1156, -0455|
|Near U-u-ujoj Lightroot||1545, -3486, -0524|
|Near Sohse Lightroot||1723, -1958, -0464|
|Near Korakut Lightroot||1027, -0262, -0470|
|Near Kawakanis Lightroot||-1235, 0764, -0548|
|Near Muihcoro Lightroot||-1566, 2594, -0684|
|Near Uihcoke Lightroot||1015, 1158, -0473|
|Near Anonisik Lightroot||2608, 1164, -0597|
|Near Gedihcayam Lightroot||3143, 1699, -0640|
|Near Ui-ihcoj Lightroot||4257, 2735, -0575|
|Hyrule Castle depths||-0238, 0783, -1085|
Tips on Defeating Lynels
It’s important to prepare for any encounter with Lynels. They have incredibly powerful moves, are fast, and have plenty of hit points to spare. If you want to make these encounters easier, try using puffshrooms. This material can be found in the depths and will let out a cloud of smoke when thrown. Throw these by a Lynel and you’ll be able to attack it without worrying about them hitting you.
Since Lynels have tons of hit points you’ll also want to bring some of your strongest weapons. Check out this guide to see if you’ve got the best weapons to defeat Lynels so that you’re fully prepared.