Lost Maiamais

Mother Maiamai

Before you can begin finding Maiamais, you must meet Mother Maiamai in her cave southeast of Link’s house in Hyrule. Use a bomb to open the entrance to the cave.

There are 100 Maiamais lost across Hyrule and Lorule. Each time you collect 10, return to Mother Maiamai and she will upgrade an item that you own (items rented from Ravio cannot be upgraded – the items must be purchased first).

None of the upgrades are required to complete the game.

Mother Maiamai provides a map that shows how many Maiamais are lost in different areas of Hyrule and Lorule.

It is easier to find the lost Maiamais if you keep the game sound turned on. You cannot always see a Maiamai, but you can always hear them crying when you are nearby.

Hyrule

Lake Hylia

  1. On the cliff directly outside Maiamai Cave. Use Merge to knock it off the wall.
  2. In the deep water directly south of  House of Gales; surrounded by a circle of shallow water. Dive under water to reach it.
  3. In the deep water, just east of the white bridge. Dive under water to reach it.
  4. In the river east of Lake Hylia. The Maiamai is west of the southern ramp that leads out of the water. Dive under water to reach it.
  5. There is a Maiamai hidden under the large stone south of the man who starts the race mini game. To reach the cliff, use Merge on the eastern cliff near the man who starts the race mini game and walk south along the cliff. You need the Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone.
  6. On the island with the House of Gales. Walk to the northeast corner of the island to find a small silver tile on the ground. Stand on the tile and use the Tornado Wand to reveal the lost Maiamai.

Swamp

  1. In the deep water on the east side of the primary structure in the swamp. Dive under water to reach it.
  2. On top of a stone pillar surrounded by shallow water. Use the Pegasus Boots to ram in to the stone pillar and knock down the Maiamai.
  3. At the edge of the swamp, east the primary structure there are two large stone pillars. Place a bomb between the two pillars to reveal a hidden cave. Inside the cave, when the path forks travel north. There, you will find a Maiamai in the deep water. Dive under water to reach it.

Eastern Canyon

  1. East of Hyrule Castle, in the barren area populated with Octoroks. The Maiamai is on top of a rock pillar; ram the pillar with the Pegasus boots to knock it down.
  2. There is a group of trees east of the white bridge, on the north side. Use the Pegasus Boots to ram into the easternmost tree to reveal a Maiamai.
  3. Southeast of small building on the western edge of the canyon, use Merge to reach enclosed cliff area. Then, use merge to knock the Maiamai off the wall.
  4. There is a Maiamai on top of a tree in the grassy area south of the Eastern Palace. Ram into the tree with the Pegasus Boots.
  5. There is a Maiamai in the secluded southern portion of the canyon. Use Merge on the cliff directly above the portal to Lorule and walk around to the south side of the cliff to read a ledge. Use the Titan’s Mitt to lift the large rock to reveal the Maiamai.

North Plains

  1. There is a wooden bridge west of the Witch’s Hut. A Maiamai is in the deep water on the south side of the bridge. Dive underwater to reach it.
  2. Begin in Lorule. Enter the portal to Hyrule on the north side of the Graveyard (you must use a bomb to uncover the portal). Enter the portal to Hyrule and then Merge to reach the Maiamai directly west of the portal.
  3. There is a Maiamai on the cliff wall west of the Sanctuary on the southern end of the cliff. Use Merge to knock it off the wall.
  4. There is a ramp leading out of the water northwest of the witch’s hut. Climb the ramp and use Merge to knock the Maiamai off the cliff wall.
  5. Use Merge on the eastern cliff south of Zora’s Domain and walk around to the southern end of the cliff to reach a Maiamai. The Maiamai is directly above a portal to Lorule.
  6. A Maiamai sits in the deep water directly south of the cave entrance to Zora’s Domain. Dive underwater to reach it.
  7. A Maiamai hides inside the witch’s hut, on the west wall. Use Merge to knock it off the wall.

Lost Woods

  1. On the cliff above the entrance to Death Mountain. Enter the cave and travel north until you reach a large stone. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone and follow the path north to the exit. Outside, use Merge to knock the Maiamai off the cliff wall.
  2. There is a Maiamai on the cliff wall east of Rosso’s house. Use Merge to knock it off the cliff wall.
  3. Cut the bushes west of the entrance to the Lost Woods, near the sign that reads “Lost Woods Ahead.”
  4. Dive underwater in the lake west of  the Sanctuary.
  5. Enter the woods from the east, near Rosso’s house. Then, walk straight south and pick up the small stones to find a Maiamai.
  6. Enter the woods from the south, north of the fortune teller’s tent. Walk north to find a Maiamai on top of a tree. Ram the tree with the Pegasus Boots to knock it down.
  7. A Maiamai is attached to the west side of fortune teller tent. Use Merge to knock it off the cliff.
  8. There are two paths leading into the woods on the north side of Kakarika Village. Enter the eastern path and lift the large stone with the Titan’s Mitt. Then, lift the small stone north of the large stone to find a Maiamai.

Death Mountain

  1. Begin at the “Death Mountain” weather vane. Travel east and cross the wooden bridge. Then, use the hammer to crush the boulder and lift the small rock to find a Maiamai.
  2. Enter the cave near the “Death Mountain” weather vane. There is a secret exit that can be found by reaching the source of the large boulders rolling through the cave. Find the exit near the source of the boulders and use Merge to knock the Maiamai off the cliff wall.
  3. There is a Maiamai on the east side of the treasure cave in the northeast corner of Death Mountain (this location is the Ice Ruins in Lorule). Use Merge to knock it off the cliff wall.
  4. Walk across narrow wooden ledge west of Rosso’s ore mine to reach collection of rocks west of broken bridge. Pick up the northern most small stone to find a Maiamai.
  5. Travel east of the Tower of Hera and enter the lava-filled cave that leads to Rosso’s ore mine. When the sign instructs you to travel east to reach the ore mine, instead travel south. Then, when three of the moving platforms come together, travel west and exit the cave. Outside, lift a small stone to find a Maiamai.

Desert

  1. At the southeastern edge of the desert, there are two large stones. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the southern-most stone to reveal a Maiamai.
  2. Use the Sand Wand directly south of the Desert Palace entrance to find a Maiamai buried in the sand.
  3. Use the Sand Wand north of the twin portals to Lorule in the northeast portion of the desert to find a Maiamai buried in the sand.

Hyrule Castle

  1. On the northern wall of Link’s house (which is also Ravio’s shop). Use Merge and walk around to the back of the house to find it.
  2. There is a single tree on the west side of Hyrule Castle, outside the gate. Ram the tree with the Pegasus Boots to reveal a Maiamai.
  3. There is a Maiamai on top of a tree in the secluded grove southeast of Kakariko Village. Ram the tree with the Pegasus Boots to knock it down.
  4. There is a cliff south of the secluded grove southeast of Kakariko Village that contains a Maiamai. You must access it from Lorule. Enter the portal on the cliff wall in Lorule to reach the cliff in Hyrule. Then, use the Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone to reveal the Maiamai.
  5. East of the blacksmith’s house, use the Tornado Wand while standing on the silver tiles on the ground to reveal a Maiamai.
  6. Ram the “lonely tree” northwest of Link’s house with the Pegasus Boots to reveal a Maiamai.
  7. There is a group of silver tiles on the west side of the blacksmith’s house. Use the Tornado Wand while standing on the tiles to reveal a Maiamai.
  8. Follow the path that leads north of the blacksmith’s house and ram the second  tree on the left with the Pegasus Boots to reveal a Maiamai.

Kakariko Village

  1. A Maiamai can only be collected only while playing the Rupee Rush mini game. The Maiamai is on the southern cliff; use Merge to knock it off the cliff wall.
  2. Ram the tree directly east of the Cucco Rush mini game to reveal a Maiamai.
  3. The Cucco pen in Kakariko Village contains some sand. Use the Sand Wand on the sand to reveal a buried Maiamai.
  4. On the east side of Kakariko Village, there are two bushes surrounded by fencing on the north and south side. Cut the bushes to find a Maiamai.
  5. A woman living in a home on the east side of Kakariko Village complains about a noise inside her house. Pick up a Cucco and jump from the cliff south of Sahasrahla’s house to land on the roof of the woman’s house. Pick up the small stone on the roof to reveal a Maiamai.

Lorule

Thieves’ Town and Lorule Castle

  1. A Maiamai is attached to the west side of blacksmith’s house. Use merge to knock it off the wall.
  2. There are some large stones north of the blacksmith’s house. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the southwestern-most large stone to reveal a Maiamai.
  3. In the southwest corner of Thieves’ Town, there is a ruined building. Use Merge to knock a Maiamai off the broken walls.
  4. Ram the tree in the southeast corner of Thieves’ Town with the Pegasus Boots to reveal a Maiamai. The tree is west of the blacksmith’s house.
  5. A Maiamai is attacked to the cliff wall north of the vacant house (this house is Link’s house in Hyrule). Use Merge to knock it off the cliff wall.
  6. A Maiamai is in the lake in the northwest corner of the swamp area south of the vacant house. Dive underwater to reach it.
  7. A Maiamai sits on top of a large stone pillar east of the Swamp Palace. Ram the stone pillar with the Pegasus Boots to knock it down.
  8. There is a Maiamai one screen south of the vacant house (Link’s house in Hyrule). Use merge to knock it off the western cliff wall.
  9. Enter Lorule using the portal south of the secluded grove (Octoball Derby in Lorule) southeast of Kakariko Village. Then, Merge into the cliff and walk along the western cliff to reach the Maiamai.
  10. A Maiamai can only be collected while playing the Rupee Rush mini game.  Merge on the norther cliff to knock it down.
  11. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone west of the vacant house (Link’s house in Hyrule) to reveal a Maiamai.
  12. There is a Maiamai under the grass that surrounds the big bomb flower. Cut the grass to find the Maiamai.
  13. There are three small stones in the southwest corner of the grove that contains the Octoball Derby mini game. Lift the stones to reveal a Maiamai.
  14. A Maiamai is attached to the southern end of the eastern gate of Lorule Castle. Use Merge to knock it off the wall.
  15. Travel north of the vacant house and use the Pegasus Boots to ram the tree on the east side of the road (just before the road turns west) to reveal a Maiamai.

Turtle Rock Lake

  1. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone on the small patch of land in the southwest corner of the lake area.
  2. A Maiamai is attached to the cliff wall south of the shop in the northwest corner of the lake area. Use Merge to knock it off the cliff.
  3. There is a circle of stones east of the entrance to Turtle Rock. Dive underwater in the center of the circle of stones to collect the Maiamai.
  4. Use Merge to knock a Maiamai off the cliff wall in the southeast corner of the lake area.
  5. Begin in the northeast corner of the lake area (this is where the racing mini game begins in Hyrule). Merge into the north cliff wall and west west along the cliff until you reach a small platform. Pick up the skull stone on the platform to find a Maiamai.

Skull Woods

  1. A Maiamai is attached to the west side of  northern-most building in Thieves’ Town (this building is Sahasrahla’s house in Hyrule). Use Merge to knock it off the wall.
  2. A Maiamai is found on the cliff wall west of the northern entrance to Thieves’ Town. The Maiamai is on the southern cliff; use Merge to knock it down.
  3. There is a large pit in the southeast corner of the woods area (this pit is a lake in Hyrule). A Maiamai is attached to the eastern cliff inside the pit. Use Merge to knock it off the cliff wall.
  4. East of the Skull Woods, there is a group of trees in a v-shape. Cut the bushes near the trees to find a Maiamai.
  5. Enter the Skull Woods from the east side and travel west until the path ends. Pick up the skull stones at the end of the path to find a Maiamai.
  6. Enter the Skull Woods from the east side. Travel west and turn south at the tree stump. Then, turn west and turn south again. Cut the grass at the end of the path to reveal a Maiamai.
  7. Use the Pegasus Boots to ram the tree directly south of the ruined building east of the Skull Woods (this building is Rosso’s house in Hyrule).
  8. There are two entrances to the Skull Woods on the north side of Thieves’ Town. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone in the eastern entrance to find a Maiamai.

Misery Mire

  1. On the cliff north of the weather vane. Use Merge to reach the Maiamai and knock it off the cliff.
  2. There is a Maiamai in the deep water on the west side of Misery Mire. Dive underwater to reach it.
  3. There are two large stones in the southeast corner of the swamp area. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the southern-most stone to find a Maiamai.

Eastern Canyon

  1. Southeast of portal to Hyrule on the southern cliff. Merge directly above the portal and walk around cliff to southern ledge. Then use Merge to knock the Maiamai off the cliff.
  2. Enter the guard-patrolled area from the western entrance and walk north to find a Maiamai attached to the wall. Use Merge to knock it off the wall.
  3. In the southeast corner of the canyon area, there is a formation of trees. Use the Pegasus Boots to ram into the western-most tree to reveal a Maiamai.
  4. In the southwest corner of the canyon area, ram the tree with the Pegasus Boots to reveal a Maiamai.
  5. On the western side of the canyon area, there is a Maiamai on top of a stone pillar. Ram the pillar with the Pegasus Boots to knock it down.
  6. Swim to the northwest corner of the canyon area and dive underwater to reach a Maiamai.
  7. There is a Maiamai in the guard-patrolled area east of the northern jail cell. Use Merge to knock it off the wall.
  8. Use Merge to walk around the cliff in the northeast corner of the canyon area. Then, cut the tall grass to reveal a Maiamai.
  9. In the deep water in the northeast corner of the canyon area (where Zora’s Domain exists in Hyrule). Dive underwater to reach it.
  10. Swim west in the river until it ends to find a Maiamai. Dive underwater to reach it.

Death Mountain

  1. Travel west of the Treacherous Tower and use the hammer to smash the stakes that block the path. Then use Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stone to reveal a Maiamai.
  2. On the west side of Death Mountain, climb the wooden ladder and then just down to a small ledge that contains a skull stone. Pick up the stone to reveal a Maiamai.
  3. A Maiamai is attached to the northern cliff of  the Ice Ruins. Use Merge to knock it off the cliff.
  4. Enter the cave that leads to the Ice Ruins. When a sign instructs you to go north to reach the Ice Ruins, go south instead. Outside, jump down the cliff and lift skull stone to find a Maiamai.
  5. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift the large stones on the west side of the wooden bridge in southern Death Mountain to find a Maiamai.
  6. Directly south of the cave that leads to the Ice Ruins, use Merge and walk around the cliff wall to reach a Maiamai. Exit the wall to knock it off the cliff.

Northern Plains

  1. Use Merge on the cliff at the northern edge of the Graveyard to knock the Maiamai off the cliff.
  2. Use Titan’s Mitt to lift a large stone west of the Sanctuary to find a Maiamai.
  3. Ram the tree on the eastern edge of the plains area with the Pegasus Boots (there is a wooden bridge at this point in Hyrule) to find a Maiamai.
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