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The Akkala Citadel Ruins are a location in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Features and Overview[]

The Akkala Citadel Ruins are the remains of a fortress built to protect the Akkala Region from all conceivable threats,[2] and to protect Hyrule Kingdom as a whole from invaders coming from the sea to the east.[3] However, the events of the second Great Calamity forced the remains of Hyrule Kingdom's leaderless army to retreat to the Akkala Citadel, where they were assailed by Guardians under Calamity Ganon's control.[4] Unable to match the sheer power of the ancient Sheikah technology, the soldiers fell in battle, marking the decisive end to the Kingdom of Hyrule Kingdom.[5][6] A century later, a traveler named Nell decided to visit the Akkala Citadel Ruins to pay respects for his relatives who fell during the battle. However, as the Akkala Citadel Ruins are still inhabited by Guardians, Nell is unable to complete his journey.

Atop a broken balcony on the northern side of the Ruins, Link can find several Arrows as well as a metal door covering a Rock under which a Korok can be found. On the wall above this point, a second Korok can be found hiding under a Rock beneath a pile of dead leaves. A third Korok can be found underneath a Rock beside a row of Cannon south of the Akkala Tower.


Minor Enemies[]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
NetherlandsDutchAkkala-vestingAkkala fortress bridge
FranceFrenchEUForteresse d'Akkala[7]Fortress of Akkala
Latin AmericaSpanishLAFortaleza de Akkala[8]Akkala fortress
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See Also[]


  1. "Akkala Citadel Ruins" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "That's the Akkala Citadel Ruins. Long ago, at the peak of Hyrule's power, they built a fortress to protect Akkala." — Nell (Breath of the Wild)
  3. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 386
  4. "It was said to be unassailable, but during the Great Calamity, Hyrule Castle fell... The army had no royalty to lead them. With no other choice, they fell back to this citadel to make their last stand." — Nell (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Sadly, a concentrated assault from the out-of-control Guardians spelled the end for this fortress, too. In a real sense, the kingdom of Hyrule met its doom here." — Nell (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "The Akkala region, with beautiful colored leaves, is said to be the last land where the Hyrule Kingdom collapsed, in which many [sic] pristine wildness remains." (Nintendo Magazine, Winter 2021, pg. 16)
  7. "Forteresse d'Akkala" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Fortaleza de Akkala" — Map (Breath of the Wild)