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This article is about the Recovered Memory in Breath of the Wild. For other uses, see Champion Daruk's Song".
Champion Daruk's Song
BotW Champion Daruk's Song
Number EX Recovered Memory #2
Main Quest "EX Champion Daruk's Song"
Location Divine Beast Vah Rudania
Previous MemoryNext Memory
"Champion Revali's Song""Champion Mipha's Song"

"Champion Daruk's Song" is the second EX Recovered Memory in The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack for Breath of the Wild.[1]


"Champion Daruk's Song" is triggered upon completion of the "EX Champion Daruk's Song" Main Quest, after listening to Kass's recently composed song about the Goron Champion, Daruk.[2] The Recovered Memory starts as a meeting between Princess Zelda and Daruk as the pair walk along the Mountain Road through Eldin Canyon. They are accompanied by two Knights of Hyrule.

Daruk agrees to pilot Divine Beast Vah Rudania for Hyrule Kingdom's fight against Calamity Ganon.[3] Zelda thanks Daruk.[4] He remarks that there has been a significant increase in monsters attacking people,[5] and he suggests that Princess Zelda avoid being outside Hyrule Castle without a horde of Gorons watching out for her.[6] Zelda in turn says that Daruk sounds like her father, adding that the King is assigning a knight to follow her around wherever she goes.[7] When she states that the top contender is the most accomplished swordsman in all of Hyrule,[8] Daruk realizes that she is probably talking about Link.[9]

Before Daruk can relay his thoughts, however, he spots a group of Bokoblins rushing angrily towards a spot just beside the Road.[10] Once he realizes someone is in danger,[11] Daruk tells Zelda to stand back and then charges at the Bokoblins.[12] While Zelda's bodyguards step in front of her to keep her safe, Daruk launches two Bokoblins far away, then dispatches the rest of the group, all with just a few mighty swings of his Boulder Breaker.

As the dust settles and the remaining Bokoblins flee in terror, Daruk laughs triumphantly as Zelda runs up behind him.[13] She then notices what the Bokoblins were attacking: a Hylian Retriever. As Zelda beckons the animal,[14] then gives it some pats and hugs, she congratulates Daruk for saving it.[15] However, she realizes that Daruk is now quivering in fear at the sight of the dog. The Retriever then barks once at Daruk, who yelps fearfully and covers himself with his barrier.

A moment later, the group sees the Hylian Retriever off,[16] and Daruk sheepishly admits that he was chased by Dogs a lot when he was younger and that the sight of them still makes him panic today.[17] An amused Zelda remarks that "(She) never imagined the Great Daruk would have a weakness".[18] Daruk then sheepishly asks whether or not Calamity Ganon is some kind of Dog monster.[19]Zelda, after staring back at Daruk in astonished silence for a moment, breaks into a giggling fit, which Daruk sheepishly joins in on as the Memory ends.


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  1. "Champion Daruk's Song
    EX Recovered Memory #2
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "♪Recall Rudania's Champion of flame,
    before his fated moment finally came.♪
    ♪This is the tale of Great Daruk's task,
    and the princess who came to ask.♪
    " — Kass (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Ah! Count me in, tiny princess. I'm the fearless Daruk, after all! And if Hyrule needs my help, I'll gladly lay down my life." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Thank you, Daruk!" — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Not sure if it's Calamity Ganon's fault or what, but I hear monsters have been attacking people more than ever lately." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Times like these...you shouldn't leave the castle without a horde of mighty Gorons to watch your back." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "You sound like Father. He's assigning a knight to watch over me wherever I go." — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I hear the top contender is the most accomplished swordsman in all of Hyrule." — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Huh, that could only be... Hm? What the..." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "They really are all over the place these days." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Hm? Is someone being attacked?" — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Cowards! Wait here, Princess." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Hmph! Spineless little cuccos! No monster stands a chance when fighting me, the almighty Daruk!" — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "You're safe." — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "It seems our friend here was the one being attacked. Precious boy. You saved his life!" — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Good riddances...and stay safe. I'm sorry ya had to see that side o' me." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "As a kid, dogs always chased me. I still panic when I see one o' those critters." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "I never imagined the Great Daruk would have a weakness." — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "So tell me...Princess..." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
    "Yes?" — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
    "Calamity Ganon isn't, uh... some kind of a dog monster, is he?" — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)