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How (and where) to trade Poes in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

It might take place in the same Hyrule as Breath of the Wild, but Tears of the Kingdom‘s landscape is radically different from its predecessor. Along with massive floating islands in the sky, there’s a sprawling underworld to explore that’s filled with secrets to discover and abilities to unlock. One such secret is Poes, which take a very different form than in past Zelda games — instead of serving as an enemy, they’re now an alternate form of currency.

Interested in learning more about where to trade Poes in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and how to find them? Here’s everything you need to know about these unique collectibles.

What are Poes in Tears of the Kingdom?

When you first dive into Hyrule’s underground area, you’ll probably notice tons of blue-and-white wisps scattered around the surface in patches. Those wisps are Tears of the Kingdom‘s version of Poes. Yes, the classic enemy is now a simple item that you can collect.

Poes sit near a waterfall in The Legend of Zelda: tears of the Kingdom.
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While you’ll find tons of basic Poes lying around, the underground also contains some bigger Poes that are worth a bit more. These look the same as regular Poes, but they’re a little larger and have either a red or green tint to them instead of blue. A Large Poe is worth five, while a Grand Poe is worth 20. If you see one in the distance, it’s worth seeking them out.

How to trade Poes in Tears of the Kingdom

So, what is the actual purpose of Poes? They’re essentially the currency of the underground world, and are used to buy a selection of items. Some of those are specific to the underground. You’ll do that at Bargainer’s Statues, which you’ll first discover through a quest on the surface (though you can also stumble into them underground without starting that quest).

Link stands in front of a Bargainer's Statue in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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To get things started, head to Lookout Landing on the surface — it’s the hub town right in front of Hyrule Castle. In the northmost building, you’ll find a stone statue. Talk to it and give it a single Poe. Once you do that, you’ll be able to start trading Poes to statues. The Bargainer’s Statue in Lookout Landing will also tell you the location of other statues for 100 Poes. There are six total in the underground area. They can be a little hard to see, so keep an eye out for a “Pray” prompt when you’re standing on the map marker.

Here’s every Bargainer’s Statue location if you don’t feel like wasting your Poes to reveal their location.

A map of the underground in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom shows the location of every Bargainer's Statue.
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Each time you speak to a new Bargainer’s Statue for the first time, you’ll unlock a new piece of gear for their inventory. You’ll be able to get a Dark Link costume, Link’s iconic Breath of the Wild outfit, and a set of gloom-resistant gear that’s essential for exploration.

In addition to that, Bargainer’s Statues also sell Dark Clumps, Muddle Buds, Puffshrooms, and Bomb Flowers. You’ll also be able to rebuy costume pieces and weapons (like the Biggoron’s Sword) obtained in the underground via statues. So make sure to stock up on Poes while exploring. Even if it seems like you have plenty, you’ll always need more.

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