Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom – Purah Pad Camera & Sensor Guide

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Purah Pad Camera and Sensor are important features to have when going through the campaign. With these tools, you’ll be able to note important landmarks as well as keep track of what you need. Here’s our guide to help you get the Purah Pad camera and sensor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to get Purah Pad camera

The Purah Pad acts as the main interface tool in the game. Includes quest log, world map, photo album and more. And yes, it resembles the Nintendo Switch, because why not?

Anyway, to get Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Purah Pad Camera, you have to do this talk to Josha and Robbie, scientists from Lookout Landing. They are located just below the walkway where you will find the Purah. If the camera-related prompt doesn’t appear, you’ll have to continue with the main quest, at least until you talk to Captain Hoz in the Lodge.

Assuming you’ve already done that, talk to Josha and Robbie. You are told how they explore the Depths/Chasm, an underground region that is as vast as the surface world. Robbie will head there now, so head south until you reach Hyrule Field Chasm. You can’t miss it as it’s a hole in the ground leaking a blood-red substance called “Gloom”.

Jump down Hyrule Field Chasm to find Robbie.
Jump down Hyrule Field Chasm to find Robbie.

Jump into the abyss and talk to the explorer to learn about various aspects. You’ll hear about the mechanics, such as how the Dark will “lock” your max hearts to prevent you from fully healing, and the Lightroots that show the way. You can find out more in our Guide to the Depths and Chasms.

Anyway, your goal now is to follow the nearby Lightroots until you reach Robbie. After talking to him, he will tell you about the function of the camera. This can be done by holding down the L button and selecting Camera. Take a picture of the statue as he told you and you will complete the quest.

Return to Lookout Landing and Robbie will mention other Purah Pad upgrades as well as his lab in Hateno Village. However, even if you visit this location early, he won’t be there yet…

Take a picture of the statue to complete Robbie's request.
Take a picture of the statue to complete Robbie’s request.

How to get Purah Pad sensor for temples

Now, for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Purah Pad Sensor, you’re really going to need it make Robbie go to Hateno Village. To do this, you need to continue the main quest. At the time of writing, we cannot confirm if this will be after completing the first major regional quest on the surface (i.e. Wind Temple in Hebra) or after completing the first main quest in the Depths (i.e. clearing the initial encounter with Master Kohga).

Still, you should talk to Josha and she will say that her research is progressing steadily. When you talk to Robbie later, he will say that his work is done and he will return to his lab. From there, it’s time to head to Hateno Village in Necluda, which is located southeast of Lookout Landing.

The road to Hateno Village will be long.
The road to Hateno Village will be long.

Once you reach the city, you will see a building on top of a hill in the distance. This is an ancient laboratory where you will find Robbie. He will tell you about upgrading the Purah Pad with a sensor that can detect shrines. In the lower right corner of the screen you will see a radar informing you that there is a temple nearby.

To complete this quest, go outside and go down the slope below the lab. There you will find Retsam Forest Caveand inside you will see a shrine. Return to Robbie and your Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sensor for Shrines will be ready.

Enter the Forest Cave of Retsam using the Sensor Shrine's detection feature.
Enter the Forest Cave of Retsam using the Sensor Shrine’s detection feature.

How to get and use the Purah Pad Sensor+ in agriculture

But you’re not done yet. You can actually get an upgraded version called Sensor+. This is very important because in this way you will be able to farm various items. Just for this task take a picture of five different creatures to complete your compendium. If you complete this objective, Robbie will reward you with an upgrade.

Set a goal for Sensor+ to manage materials more efficiently.
Set a goal for Sensor+ to manage materials more efficiently.

To use Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sensor+, simply open the map and press the Y button. Then, instead of Shrines, select an item or enemy from your Compendium. As long as you have a photo of that object or creature, it can be tracked. This way you can pinpoint locations when farming specific in-game items such as Spicy Peppers.

Finally, since Robbie was giving away various power-ups, you might as well get Travel Medallions. With these items, you can create your own fast travel points.

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