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How to Stop Rain and Lightning in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

No Rain Dance needed

Sick of running around or riding in the storms? Sick of seeing darkness surround Link? Or are you just looking for a way to be able to climb those slippery slopes that can be impossible to climb without a dry surface to work off of? Regardless, traversing across the land with bad weather can get rather tiresome. Not only will you experience regular depleted stamina and feel cursed by the Gods above for sending down lightning straight onto Link’s forehead should you be carrying metal but the overall experience of traversing in the rain and lightning can be the reason Link does not reach the destination he is trying to get to. For those reasons, this is Vincent’s guide on how to stop rain and lightning in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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How to Stop Bad Weather in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

We are all aware that the open-world of the Zelda franchise is one that is fantastical, it still follows the basic rules of time and seasons. For this reason, you will often find that Link may need to traverse through bad weather such as heavy rain and thunderstorms. The rain and lightning can naturally mess with your adventure and for that reason, you may wish to pass the time by doing the simple act of sleeping. Being something that I regularly indulge in, Link can too use sleep as a way of skipping any bad weather in the game simply by finding a bed. Just like in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you will be able to sleep in any bed and have the option to skip time by choosing any of the following options – Morning, Noon and Night.

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Choosing any of these selections will alter the weather so that you can return to the dry, sunny land that you are used to seeing in Tears of the Kingdom.

Where to Find Beds to Sleep in to Pass the Time

Beds are one of those functions added into Nintendo games that allows players to pass by time instantaneously. Unlike Survival Games, the primary use to pass the time is to locate specific items or NPCs that can only be found at certain times of the day such as locating Koltin at night-time. To skip time, you can locate beds in any shelter, be that Emergency Shelters located underground or at Campsites. You can also take shelter within a Stables so long as you have registered a Horse which can provide Link with higher energy but comes at a small price. Whilst Emergency Shelters are few and far between, these offer a free service for Link to get some decent shut-eye.


That was our quick guide on how to stop bad weather, including rain and lightning in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For more guide on this Zelda game, be sure to check out our related articles over at Gamer Journalist.

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Hadley is a Freelance Writer for Gamer Journalist. They have been with the company since October 2022. With a BSc Honors in Psychology, Hadley focuses their creativity and passion for Video Games by primarily covering Horror, FPS, and anything with a great narrative. You will often find Hadley covering the latest indie horror games or deploying into Call of Duty's DMZ. They love a good story and one that can keep them up at night, be that for its scares or its lore.