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In the lead-up to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma were keeping mum on whether or not Link's iconic green tunic would turn up in the game, opting instead to focus on Link's new look - a blue shirt dubbed the Champion's Tunic. Gone was the green cap and tunic the hero had become known for, or so we thought. Instead of including a single tunic the team opted instead for a whopping five of them, covering some of Link's various looks dating all the way back to the NES - and we've found out how to get them all.

It's important to mention that all of these green tunics offer the same bonus, which is a power-up to the Master Sword's beam attack, which has been revived in Breath of the Wild. If you have the Master Sword, try throwing it and you'll see what we mean. The green tunics all share the same stats as well, save for the exception of the final tunic unique to Breath of the Wild. The throwback tunics all max out at 20 defense apiece, putting them in line with some of the better gear in the game - though they're still outstripped by some of the best standard equipment, including Link's new Champion Tunic. If you're interested in some of Link's less verdant duds, we highly recommend you check out our general clothing and armour guide.

Each of these, with one notable exception, are unlocked through repeated use of the associated amiibo, which we'll list out for you under each costume. There are additional green tunics that cannot yet be unlocked, but have been revealed through datamining. We've opted not to include those unti we've been able to independently verify the method to unlocking them, but we suspect they'll also be made available through the use of as-yet-unreleased amiibos.

Hero Set

Amiibo required: 30th Anniversary 8-bit Link

Hero of Time Set

Amiibo required: 30th Anniversary Ocarina of Time Link

Hero of the Wind Set

Amiibo required: 30th Anniversary Toon Link or Super Smash Bros. Toon Link

Hero of Twilight Set

Amiibo required: Super Smash Bros. Link

Hero of the Wild Set

The Hero of the Wild set is unlike the others. To unlock it, you'll need to clear all 120 shrines, which is no small feat. For clearing them you get an additional 8 defense points on this set, which means each piece clocks in at 28 when fully upgraded, granting you a whopping 84 defense when fully equipped. In addition to that, the Hero of the Wild set retains the Master Sword beam upgrade seen on all the other tunics.

So, there you have it - a complete list of all the hero tunics available in Breath of the Wild. Which of Link's hero tunics is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

This is part of our Zelda Breath of the Wild walkthrough, which includes All Shrine Locations And Maps and help with specific shrines, including the Keo Ruug Shrine Puzzle Solution, Mirro Shaz Shrine Puzzle Solution, Sha Warvo Shrine Solution, Shae Loya Shrine Puzzle Solution, Eventide Island - How To Beat The Hardest Shrine Quest, and Shee Vaneer And Shee Venath Shrine Answers and Solutions.

If you're just starting out, Getting Started And Beginner Tips will be useful. We also have BOTW guides to help you with the Tarrey Town Quest, how to get equipment such as the Hylian Shield, the Master Sword, the Green Tunic, and the Radiant Set, plus advice on the Best Clothing And Armour Sets and How To Find Every Item in the Master Trials DLC. We can help you find key places such as All Captured Memory Locations, All Great Fairy Fountain Locations, and Where to find The Lord of the Mountain, too.

If you're looking for general advice on various topics, you might want to check out the Best Recipes And How To Cook Food, How To Farm Star Fragments, How To Farm Dragon Parts, How To Defeat Guardians, How To Shield Surf Like A Pro, and How To Get Unlimited Korok Seeds. And if you're wondering what amiibos work with the game, our guide to All amiibo Unlocks lists them all.

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