Skip to main content

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: how to trade Poes and all Bargainer’s Statue locations

Despite taking place on the same map, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom isn’t just a direct copy-and-paste of Breath of the Wild. It brings a lot of new content to the formula, from mechanics like Zonai batteries to iconic enemies like Gleooks. It even brings back some notable Zelda staples that were suspiciously absent from its predecessor. Chief among them? Poes.

Poes are one of the Zelda series’ most iconic enemies. These ghosts have appeared in most major Zelda games following A Link to the Past, so it was strange that we never saw them in Breath of the Wild. They make their grand return in Tears of the Kingdom, but they’re not the ghostly enemies you remember from previous games. Rather, they’re a resource that can be used to buy special items. Here’s everything you need to know about Poes, including where to trade them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Editors' Recommendations

Giovanni Colantonio
Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to…
The best weapons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Link holding the master sword in the clouds.

Prior to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link's arsenal of weapons was usually limited to a couple of options. You could count on having a sword, a ranged weapon like a bow, and a handful of other weapons. But since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom continues with the weapon durability system from that game, Link will be swapping out weapons far more frequently.

Since just about anything can be used as a weapon, even a stick, the power difference between the worst and best weapons is massive. Just as massive, however, is the size of Hyrule this time around. That can make the best, more unique weapons far more difficult to get your hands on. If you're trying to gear up before taking the fight to Ganon, here are the best weapons and where to find them in Tears of the Kingdom.
Best weapons and where to find them

Read more
All weapon Passive Abilities in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Zelda holding the decayed Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom.

Thanks to the weapon durability system returning in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom from Breath of the Wild, you will be swapping out weapons all the time. At first, you will only be concerned with having something to defend yourself with, but eventually, you will acquire a nice stash of tools to dispatch your many foes. At this point, you will start comparing damage numbers, but that's not the only factor you should consider when deciding which weapon to wield. Passive Abilities are granted to some weapons that give them a special trait that can make them more useful than they seem at first. To better understand your arsenal, here are all the Passive Abilities in Tears of the Kingdom and what they do.
All Passive Abilities

Passive Abilities are buffs that a specific weapon can come with to give it an edge of some form. You can see the name of a Passive Ability under a weapon when you're quick-switching, or examining a weapon in your inventory. There are 15 possible Passive Abilities in Tears of the Kingdom that are well worth learning about. Also know that if you fuse a weapon with a Passive Ability, it will transfer over to your new fused weapon, so don't worry about losing any buffs by fusion.
Breaking Point
- Damage increases when the weapon is close to breaking.
Charged Attack Stamina Up
- Consumes less stamina for charged attacks.
- Weapon is usable for breaking cracked walls and rocks.
Desperate Strength
- Damage increases when you only have one heart.
Extra Durable
- Weapon does not break easily.
Fuse Recycling
- Materials fused with the weapon can be reused again and again.
Gloom Toll
- Weapon Contains Gloom.
Improved Flurry Rush
- Increases the power of Flurry Rush.
Quick Charge
- Enables quicker charged attacks.
Revitalized Sword of Legend
- Exclusive to the Master Sword - allows the Master Sword to regain durability over time.
Strong Fusion
- Enhances the fused Material's power but does not add as much durability.
Water Warrior
- Increases attack power when the weapon gets wet.
Wind Busrt
- Weapon produces a strong wind.
Wind Razor
- Creates vacuums when performing an attack
- Increases attack power if the weapon is fused with a Zonite device.

Read more
Zeldas: Tears of the Kingdom players are creating an industrial revolution
Link with a created mining rig in Tears of the Kingdom.

I expected a lot of cool contraptions to be built when Nintendo revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was going to have a full crafting system. What I didn't expect, though, was that fans would bring a full-on industrial revolution to Hyrule using Ultrahand.

In this new open-world Zelda title, players are given the ability to put together doohickeys of all shapes and sizes. Whether you're making a caveman-style hammer by attaching a simple rock to a stick or a flying boat with a turbo-fan engine to take flight, there seems to be something for every class of player to mold from their imagination. But some players are going even further, creating machinery that calls back to history's own evolution.

Read more