How to Clean Sludge in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Squeaky clean!

by Christian Bognar
How to Clean Sludge in Tears of the Kingdom
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Are you trying to reach a location in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but sludge is blocking your path? Sometimes, sludge will prevent you from reaching critical points of interest, specifically the Upland Zorana Skyview Tower. No worries, though, as there is an easy method to remove the sludge so you can continue forward! Here is how you can clean Sludge in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Quick Way to Clean Sludge in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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There are three items you will need to clean sludge in Tears of the Kingdom. The first is a bow and arrow (any bow will do), the second is arrows, and the third you will need Splash Fruit. Players can find Splash Fruit around the open world, but it is most common near the Northeast region of the map — Lanayru. It also helps that Splash Fruit can be found on your way to Upland Zorana Skytower, where your goal will be to clean smudge from the front door before activating it.

Related: How to Get Clean Weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

In order to clean sludge, you must bring out your bow and use your Fuse ability to combine the Splash Fruit with your arrow. Now shoot the arrow at the sludge, which will clean the whole pile! One Splash Fruit is enough to clean a significant chunk of sludge in an area, so it shouldn’t take long to remove all.

Besides using Splash Fruit — you can also clean Sludge by equipping the Hyrdrant Zonai Device, just like I do in the image below. You can find the Hydrant Zonai Devices by putting Zonai Charges into the Zonai Device Dispenser.

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That is all there is to it! I have noticed that sludge has prevented me from climbing rocks, and this was a real bummer when I didn’t have any Splash Fruit in my inventory. I recommend picking up as many Splash Fruit and Hydrant Devices as possible when you come across them.

Once you have removed the sludge from Upland Zorana Skytower, make sure you know how to Reach the Rosporo Pass Skyview Tower. This is another one that requires some thinking, so prepare by checking out our complete guide on the site!

- This article was updated on May 12th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for seven months and has covered Shadows of Rose, Witcher 3, Wild Hearts, and Redfall; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his expertise in video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.