Koltin in Tears of the Kingdom

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Koltin totk, The quirky monster-loving merchant Kilton returns in the sequel to Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but this time he’s joined by his equally eccentric younger brother, Koltin. Koltin runs a unique shop that caters to adventurers with a taste for the unconventional, but unlike Kilton’s monster-part wares, Koltin deals in a far rarer commodity: Bubbul Gems.

This guide delves into everything you need to know about Koltin in Tears of the Kingdom, from unlocking his shop to the curious items he offers in exchange for those precious Bubbul Gems.

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Who is Koltin?

Koltin is Kilton’s younger brother and shares his sibling’s fascination with all things monstrous. However, Koltin’s obsession takes a more peculiar turn. He believes that by consuming enough Bubbul Gems, dropped by the adorable amphibian enemies known as Bubbulfrogs, he can transform himself into a Satori, a benevolent mountain spirit depicted as a giant, blue frog-like creature.

Unlike Kilton, who readily sets up shop wherever Link finds him, Koltin’s appearances are more sporadic. He can only be found at specific locations and times, making him a bit of a treasure hunt for players seeking his unique wares.

Unlocking Koltin’s Shop

Before you can browse Koltin’s peculiar selection of Bubbul Gem-based goods, you’ll need to complete a short side quest called “The Hunt for Bubbul Gems.”

Finding Kilton:

Head to the Woodland Stable, located a bit south of the Great Hyrule Forest.

Look for the stable itself, and you’ll find Kilton standing outside the Pico Pond Cave entrance.

The Hunt for Bubbul Gems:

Talk to Kilton, and he’ll introduce you to his brother, Koltin, and his Bubbul Gem obsession.

Kilton will task you with collecting a specific number of Bubbul Gems (usually around 3-5).

Bubbulfrogs can be found in various locations throughout Hyrule, often near bodies of water. They’re relatively harmless enemies, so collecting the gems shouldn’t be too difficult.

Returning to Kilton:

Once you have the required number of Bubbul Gems, return to Kilton at the Woodland Stable.

Hand over the gems, and Kilton will express his gratitude and inform you about Koltin’s shop location.

Finding Koltin’s Shop:

With the side quest complete, Koltin’s shop will now appear at specific locations at night (between 8pm and 4am).

Tip: If you’re struggling to find Bubbulfrogs, consider using the Sheikah Sensor to help locate them.

Koltin’s Shop Locations

Once you’ve unlocked Koltin’s shop through the side quest, you can find him at various locations throughout Hyrule, but only at night. Here are some confirmed spots to check:

Akkala: Look for Koltin’s shop directly east of the Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower.

North of Tarrey Town: After Kilton relocates to Tarrey Town, speak with him to learn about Koltin’s current whereabouts. His shop can be found on the north ridge, overlooking Lake Akkala.

Other Locations: Players have reported finding Koltin’s shop in additional spots, so keep an eye out near bodies of water or secluded areas, especially at night.

Tip: Talking to Kilton in Tarrey Town can often provide clues about Koltin’s current location.

What Does Koltin Sell?

Koltin’s shop offers a unique selection of items that cannot be found anywhere else in the game. These items are all crafted from Bubbul Gems, reflecting Koltin’s unusual fascination. Here’s what you can expect to find:

Bubbul Armor Set: This quirky armor set boasts a vibrant blue and green color scheme, resembling the Bubbulfrogs themselves. The set’s stats and effects are currently unknown, but it’s likely to offer some defense and potentially unique bonuses.

Bubbul Weaponry: Details on specific weapons are scarce, but players can expect weapons forged from Bubbul Gems to be available.

Consumables: Koltin might offer consumable items with special effects created from Bubbul Gems.

Keep in mind: Information about Koltin’s shop inventory is still being discovered, so the exact items and their effects may change based on future updates or discoveries by the gaming community.

FAQ’S

Who is Koltin?

Koltin is Kilton’s eccentric brother, just like in Breath of the Wild. He runs a shop that sells monster-based gear, but in Tears of the Kingdom, he has a new obsession: Bubbul Gems!

What are Bubbul Gems?

Bubbul Gems are mysterious treasures dropped by Bubbulfrogs, adorable frog-like creatures with a bubbly personality (and body).

How do I unlock Koltin’s shop?

First, you’ll need to meet Kilton himself. He can be found outside the Pico Pond Cave near Woodland Stable. Talk to him, and he’ll introduce you to his Bubbul Gem-chasing brother.

Where can I find Koltin?

Finding Koltin can be tricky. He’s a nighttime vendor, so his shop only appears between 8 pm and 4 am. Here are some confirmed locations:

Woodland Stable: This is your first encounter with Koltin, right next to Kilton by Pico Pond.

Akkala: Look for Koltin’s shop east of Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower after completing the Bubbul Gem quest.

Is there a way to track Koltin?

Once you’ve met Kilton in Tarrey Town, he might give you hints about Koltin’s current location. Keep an eye out for his shop at night in likely spots!

What can I buy at Koltin’s shop?

Koltin sells a variety of interesting gear crafted from monster parts. The exact items depend on your stock of Bubbul Gems.

Why does Koltin want Bubbul Gems?

Koltin believes that by eating enough Bubbul Gems, he can transform into a Satori, a serene, frog-like creature. (Let’s hope he doesn’t develop a taste for his own shop’s stock!)

How do I get Bubbul Gems?

Defeat Bubbulfrogs! They appear in various locations throughout Hyrule, so keep an eye out while exploring.

Are there any tricks to finding Bubbulfrogs?

Bubbulfrogs seem more common near bodies of water at night. Try exploring around lakes and ponds after dark.

Is there anything else to know about Koltin?

Keep an eye out for more Koltin locations as players explore Tears of the Kingdom! With a little Bubbul hunting and some late-night shopping, you can deck yourself out in unique monster gear thanks to Koltin’s one-of-a-kind shop.

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