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Zelda: Breath of the Wild A Guide To Snowball Bowling

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a lot of neat secrets, one of which is a Snowball Bowling mini-game. This activity is not only a nice change of pace from your combat and puzzle heavy adventure, but can make you a lot of Rupees.

To get started head to Tabantha Tundra, which is on the Northwest section of the map. Note that this area is very cold, so you will want some form of cold protection, preferably passive protection gained by equipping a Warm Doublet (purchased in Hateno Village) and Ruby Circlet (purchased in Gerudo Town).

You should find a house on top of a hill with some large wooden poles nearby. Nearby is an NPC named Pondo, and he's an interesting fellow. For a mere 20 rupees, he'll allow you to roll two snowballs down the hill in hopes of knocking over some tree trunks.

After paying Pondo's fee, simply pick up a snowball and chuck it down the hill. 

The trick is to throw the snowball into the small dimple in the snow toward the middle right side. If it lands here, chances are you'll score big.

Payouts are as follows:
  • 9 Pins - 50 Rupees
  • 10 Pins - 100 Rupees
  • Strike - 300 Rupees

You may want to consider saving before starting the mini-game and keep trying to get a Strike.

For other great ways to make rupees in Breath of the Wild, check out our guide.


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