While exploring Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you will eventually come across a species of cyclops bosses called a Hinox. These ogre-like bosses are often found sleeping and only awaken once Link gets too close. However, much like Zelda: BOTW, Hinoxes are quite powerful foes that aren’t easy to beat. You will come across regular Hinoxes, Blue Hinoxes, skeletal Stalnoxes, and the powerful Black Hinoxes throughout Hyrule.
While you can avoid these boss fights, beating them yields powerful monster parts and other ingredients that Link can use later. You can stun Hinoxes by shooting an arrow into their eyes; however, they still require a bit of dexterity when battling them. Although Black Hinoxes are the rarest type of Hinox in the game, they drop the strongest and most potent monster parts that can be used as Fuse materials in Zelda: TOTK.
Hinox Locations on Hyrule’s Surface
There are a total of 40 Hinox locations on the surface of Hyrule, varying in size and color. While Hinoxes are the most common variant you will find, you can also come across Stalnoxes that drop a Hinox Tooth and Stalnox Horn when you beat them. You can also find Blue and Black Hinoxes that drop roasted meat when beaten.
Beside Central Square in Hyrule Castle Town Ruins.
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Sleeping on Carok Bridge.
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In the clearing of Giant’s Forest west of Lookout Landing.
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Northeast of Royal Ancient Lab Ruins, on the northern side of Hyrule Castle Moat.
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West of Great Hyrule Forest, north of Elma Knolls Chasm.
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Within Rowan Plain, west of Kiuyoyou Shrine.
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Northwest of Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower, above Tanagar Canyon.
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North of Hyrule Ridge Chasm, northwest of Runakit Shrine.
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Within Ludfo’s Bog, south of Thundra Plateau.
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South of the southern trail looping around Lake Totori and Rito Village.
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At Hebra Headspring, northeast of Rito Village.
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Below Hebra North Crest, along the northwest edge of Hyrule itself.
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South of Satori Mountain, northwest of Usazum Shrine.
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In the south of Dalite Forest, west of Outskirt Stable.
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In Meadela’s Mantle, west of Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower and southwest of the Frost Gleeok, a boss in Tears of the Kingdom.
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In Grinnden Plains, southwest of Lake Hylia.
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Southwest of Floret Sandbar, west of Riverside Stable.
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West of Lake Siela, southwest of Kakariko Village.
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East of Kakariko Village in Phalian Highlands.
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West of Dueling Peaks Stable, north of Bubinga Forest.
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East of Deya Lake, south of South Nabi Lake.
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Along the southern side of Dueling Peaks, west of Jiukoum Shrine.
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In the Jia Highlands, southwest of Cotera’s Great Fairy Fountain.
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In Hanu Pond, southeast of Meda Mountain.
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Along the path southwest of Hateno Village, west of Ebon Mountain.
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Southeast of the Spring of Courage, east of Harker Lake and the Zonai Ruins.
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Inside Corta Lake Cave north of Lakeside Stable.
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Inside Mount Floria Cave northeast of Lakeside Stable.
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Inside Calora Lake Cave northeast of Lakeside Stable.
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Along the ocean coast southeast of Lakeside Stable, west of Aris Beach.
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On Zauz Island in the Lanayru Wetlands.
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In Trilby Plain, south of Pico Pond and Woodland Stable.
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On Ruto Precipice overlooking Zora’s Domain.
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Southwest of Gatanisis Shrine, east of Ulria Grotto and Zora’s Domain.
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South of Rist Peninsula and Gemimik Shrine, in the ruins, just before the swirl of the peninsula begins.
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On the edge of Lomei Labyrinth Island.
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East of Skull Lake, north of Tempest Gulch.
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Northeast of Goron City, between the two salamander lakes.
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Northeast of Typhlo Ruins Skyview Tower.
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Near the Library of Hyrule Castle.
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Hinox Locations In The Depths
Unlike the overworld of Hyrule, you can find only 29 Hinoxes in the Depths of Hyrule in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, be careful when approaching Hinoxes in the depths as they are infected with Gloom, making them even harder to beat than normal Hinozes. Before heading out to beat Gloom-infested Hinoxes, make sure to carry anti-Gloom dishes, Elixirs, and the Zelda: TOTK‘s best Armor sets that work well against Gloom enemies.
Northwest of Muotue Lightroot, northeast of Hebra Dark Skeleton.
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Southeast of Worihas Lightroot, west of Abandoned Hebra Mine.
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North of Cuho Canyon Mine, southeast of So-oaw Lightroot.
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Northwest of Tikanur Lightroot.
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Northeast of Stamayam Lightroot, south of Gerudo Canyon Mine.
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North of Desert Coliseum, southwest of Abandoned Gerudo Mine.
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Northeast of Gataharak Lightroot.
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Southwest of Hylia Canyon Mine and Koradat Lightroot.
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Northeast of Nuzimak Lightroot, southeast of Netinet Lightroot.
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West of Nihcayam Lightroot, south of Daphnes Canyon Mine
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Within Giant’s Grove, southwest of Gustaf Canyon Mine.
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Southwest of Gustaf Canyon Mine, northeast of the Giant’s Grove Stalnox.
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Southwest of Applean Grove, south of Oyimay Lightroot.
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West of Uisihcoj Lightroot, north of the Construct Factory.
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West of Abandoned Kakariko Mine, north of Dueling Canyons Mine.
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East of Abandoned Kakariko Mine, west of Migo-o Lightroot.
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In Bubinga Grove, southwest of Secluded Coliseum.
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East of Meda Canyon Mine, southwest of Midla Grove.
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East of Sijotu Lightroot.
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South of Sijotu Lightroot, southeast of the Wellspring of Courage.
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Northwest of Spirit Temple.
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West of Floria Canyon Mine, Northeast of Spirit Temple.
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Southeast of U-u-ujoj Lightroot.
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Southeast of Uihcoke Lightroot.
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In the Forest Coliseum, west of Ramobnukas Lightroot.
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Northeast of Uukukis Lightroot, west of Fire Temple, home of Marbled Gohma.
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South of Scorching Coliseum, northeast of Misisi Lightroot.
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In the Akkala House of Bones northwest of Sikutamak Lightroot.
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South of Kimimeg Lightroot and Rist Mine, at the start of the spiral.
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- The Legend of Zelda
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo EPD
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild, released in 2017. A rare occurrence in Zelda titles, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel instead of loosely connected. In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will take to the skies and learn about a mysterious kingdom in the clouds. Additionally, he will discover the secrets of the dark ones that dwell below and above the earth. The sequel is being built on the same engine as the original, with unique physics tools again being utilized. However, little about the plot and gameplay is known.
- How Long To Beat:
- 35-50 hours
- The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild