How to remove Sludge in Zelda TOTK

Are you facing difficulty reaching different locations as Sludge keeps getting in your way and blocking your path in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Don’t worry, Sludge sometimes blocks you from reaching the locations that are critical points of interest for you (especially the Upland Zorana Skyview Tower), but it can easily be removed by a simple method so that you can resume your journey! Here is how you can remove sludge in the game, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom! 

How can you remove Sludge in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

There are two ways of removing sludge in the game, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. They are as follows:

  1. Attaching a Splash Fruit on your Arrow and then shooting it toward the Sludge.
  2. Using Hydrant Zonai Device

The first time I came across Sludge in TOTK, is when I was around the Upland Zorana Skyview Tower. I came by an NPC called Bazz, who needed my help to get out of the Sludge. It actually triggered the Side Quest called Mired in Muck.
Mired in Muck Side Quest

If you are on the same side quest and wondering how to remove the Sludge, here is what you need to do.

Search the area, and you will find the tree with two Splash Fruits. Pick them up. Here is what they look like:

Splash Fruit in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

You can find the Splash fruit in the open world everywhere, but most commonly, it is found at Lanayru, the Northeast region of the map.

So, to remove sludge, you need to take out your bow and aim towards the Sludge. You will get the option “Select material to attach.” Press the button bound to that action. Now, you will get a list of items, you can attach with your arrow. Select Splash Fruit and the tip of the arrow will be replaced by the fruit.

How to remove Sludge in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Now all you need to do is just shoot this arrow at the sludge. Doing so will clear up the whole pile. It shouldn’t even take you very long to remove all of it, as one splash fruit can clean up a great amount of sludge.

There is another way to remove the sludge too. This is by Equipping the Hydrant Zonai Device. By putting the Zonai Charger into the Zonai Device Dispenser, you will be able to find the Hydrant Zonai Devices that you require for this method. 

We recommend that you keep in handy a lot of Splash Fruits and Hydrant devices, as you might run out of them in your inventory. So be sure to pick them up whenever possible!

That pretty much sums up all that there is to know about how to remove Sludge in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, you can check out our other guides on Zelda Tears of Kingdom. Good luck!

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on May 15, 2023

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