One of the newer features in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the Zonai Devices. These mysterious ancient devices can be used in conjunction with Ultrahand and even Fuse to create some funky new vehicles and mobile structures for Link to move around Hyrule with.
These devices can be found around Hyrule, but portable ones can be picked up by Link and pulled out of Gacha-like capsules as a one-use-only kind of deal.
What Are Zonai Devices In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?
Put simply, Zonai Devices are the building blocks for your creations in Tears of the Kingdom. You’ll be able to use them to create all kinds of things, whether it be vehicles or just stationary battle turrets to assist you in combat. They’re greenish in appearance and can be found lying around the world of Hyrule. There’s at least 25 types of zonai devices to find in the world, and they’re as follows:
The Fan can produce wind with it’s propeller. It’s most handy for generating thrust.
The Wing is like a base for a plane, and can ride the wind with the right balance.
The Cart is a slate with wheels for moving across flat surfaces.
The Balloon rises when filled with hot air.
The Rocket produces a quick and powerful thrust, but burns out quickly.
The Time Bomb activates a timed blast that can activate other Zonai devices nearby.
The Portable Pot allows Link to cook a single dish no matter where hs is.
The Flame Emitter shoots fire in a straight line ahead of it.
The Shock Emitter shoots a bolt from its horn
The Beam Emitter shoots a laser beam from its horn.
The Hydrant gushes water.
The Steering Stick can control the direction of any structure you attach it to.
The Big Wheel can drive your structures through shallow water and most environments.
The Small Wheel is best for flat services, but doesn’t handle well on hills or bumps.
The Sled has a slick underside that minimises friction, so it’s better for moving over grass and sand.
The Battery provides temporary power for other attach Zonai devices.
The Big Battery does the same, but holds more than the standard battery.
The Spring expands with enough power to bounce objects away from it.
The Cannon fires explosive shots at a regular interval.
The Hover Stone can defy gravity and just hang in place when powered.
The Light illuminates the area ahead of wherever it’s placed.
The Stake can be fixed in place to the ground or wall. Use them as balances for other objects or just as a foothold for Link halfway up a difficult climb.
The Mirror can focus and reflect light to offer long-distance illumination
The Homing Cart is like a Zonai Roomba. It will automatically hone in and move towards the closest enemy.
The Construct Head pivots on the spot to look at the nearest enemy.
What Are Device Dispensers In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?
Device Dispensers are large storage containers that contain the previously mentioned Gacha-like capsules that contain the parts you can use to create some cool stuff in Tears of the Kingdom. You can find them throughout the world, offer Zonai resources to them and watch the dispenser spit out some parts for you to use.
It’s slightly randomised – but take the hint from us – you’ll always get more Zonai Devices out of a dispenser if you offer the maximum amount of FIVE Zonai resources. Make the most of each time you interact with one, and ensure you get the most out of them.
Where Do You Find Device Dispensers In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?
Device Dispensers are predominantly found in the sky, but some are available on the grounds of Hyrule too. You will no doubt come across them naturally on your journey through Hyrule.
But, for now, here are just some of the device dispensers I’ve found in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and a list of what parts it spits out. We will be sure to update as we find more.
This is by no means a complete list, but it will guide you if there’s a part you’re looking for to complete your creation.