The Gatanisis Shrine: A Guide to Tears of the Kingdoms”


The vast and vibrant world of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is littered with Shrines, each offering unique challenges and rewarding players with valuable items and Spirit Orbs. The Gatanisis Shrine, named after a potential corruption of “Ganon’s Test,” stands out as one that tests not just your combat prowess, but your mastery of the Sheikah Slate’s Recall ability.

This guide will equip you with all the knowledge you need to conquer the Gatanisis Shrine and emerge victorious.

Locating the Gatanisis Shrine

The Gatanisis Shrine resides in the Lanayru Region, specifically on the eastern coast bordering the Lanayru Sea. While exploring this area, keep an eye out for a small, seemingly unremarkable structure nestled on the cliffside. Here’s how to pinpoint its location:

  • Reaching from Upland Zorana Skyview Tower: This is the most recommended approach. Glide east from the Skyview Tower, utilizing air currents to extend your glide and reach the shrine’s entrance.
  • Coordinates: For those who prefer a more precise method, the Gatanisis Shrine sits at (4498, 0825, 0095) according to in-game coordinates.

The climate in this region is mild, so there’s no need to worry about packing special heat or cold resistance gear or elixirs for your visit.

Unveiling the Challenge: “A Well-Timed Bounce”

As you step inside the Gatanisis Shrine, the title card reveals the challenge: “A Well-Timed Bounce.” This aptly describes the core mechanic you’ll need to master to navigate the shrine’s puzzles and reach the monk within. The Sheikah Slate’s Recall ability, which allows you to rewind time momentarily, will be instrumental in manipulating falling objects to your advantage.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Gatanisis Shrine

The Gatanisis Shrine features a single, multi-layered chamber with several moving platforms and strategically placed metal blocks. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how to overcome each obstacle and reach the monk:

  1. First Platform: Upon entering, you’ll find yourself on a raised platform overlooking the main chamber. A metal block sits directly in front of the exit on the lower level. Use your bow and arrow to shoot the block, sending it falling.
  2. Introducing Recall: Now comes the first test of your Recall ability. As the metal block descends, activate Recall just before it hits the ground. This will freeze the block in mid-air, creating a temporary platform. Quickly jump onto the block before the Recall effect wears off, allowing you to access the lower level.
  3. Moving Platforms and Metal Boxes: The lower level features two moving platforms and several metal boxes. Your goal is to utilize these elements to reach the exit on the far side of the chamber. Here’s the breakdown:
    • First Moving Platform: This platform travels back and forth between two designated points. Wait for it to reach the side closest to you and jump onto it. Once on the platform, use your bow and arrow to shoot a metal box resting on a raised ledge behind you.
    • Second Metal Block and Recall: As the metal box falls, activate Recall just before it hits the moving platform, creating a temporary bridge. Quickly jump onto the metal box and then to the ledge behind it. On this ledge, you’ll find another metal block. Shoot this block as well.
    • Final Jump and Exit: Use Recall on the falling metal block to create a platform in mid-air. Leap onto this platform and then to the exit on the opposite side of the chamber.

Claiming Your Reward

Having conquered the puzzle, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the monk guarding the chamber’s innermost sanctum. Speak to the monk, and he will reward you with a Spirit Orb for your accomplishment. This Spirit Orb contributes to powering up your Sheikah Slate abilities, making you even more prepared for the challenges that lie ahead in your Hyrulean adventure.

Tips and Tricks for the Gatanisis Shrine

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering the timing of Recall is crucial for success. Don’t hesitate to experiment and practice activating Recall at different moments to get a feel for the mechanic.
  • Observe and Plan: Take a moment to assess the layout of the chamber and strategize your movements before diving in.
  • Alternative Approach (Remote Bombs): If using Recall proves too tricky, you can try using Remote Bombs to detonate the metal blocks in mid-air, creating temporary platforms. This method requires precise timing as well, so choose the approach that feels most comfortable for you.


Q. Where is the Gatanisis Shrine located?

 The Gatanisis Shrine is nestled on the eastern coast of the Lanayru Sea, within the Lanayru region.

Q. What’s the easiest way to reach the shrine? 

Your best bet is to glide in from the Upland Zorana Skyview Tower. Look for air currents to extend your glide and make the trip smoother. The area has a mild climate, so you won’t need any special gear to survive the journey.

I need exact coordinates! 

For those who prefer pinpoint accuracy, the Gatanisis Shrine resides at (4498, 0825, 0095) according to in-game coordinates.

Q. What’s the challenge in this shrine? 

The Gatanisis Shrine, aptly named “A Well-Timed Bounce,” tests your mastery over the Recall ability. You’ll need to use it strategically to manipulate falling objects and reach the exit.

Q. How do I solve the shrine puzzle? 

There are multiple ways to solve the puzzle, but here’s a common approach:

  • Use Recall on a nearby metal platform to launch it upwards.
  • While the platform is in the air, use your paraglider to reach a higher ledge.
  • Look for a geyser and use Recall on a metal block positioned above it. The geyser will propel the block upwards, allowing you to access another high point.
  • From this new vantage point, use Recall on a metal crate near the exit to create a bridge and reach the end of the shrine.

Q. Are there any video guides available?

 You can find several video walkthroughs on YouTube that visually demonstrate the shrine’s solution. Search for “Gatanisis Shrine Tears of the Kingdom” to find these guides.

Additional Tips

  • There’s a chest hidden within the shrine. Look for Bomb Flowers that can help you clear obstacles and reveal their location.
  • The shrine doesn’t require any specific weapons or armour, so focus on using your Recall ability effectively.

By following these FAQs and using your skills, you’ll be well on your way to conquering the Gatanisis Shrine and continuing your adventure in Tears of the Kingdom.

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