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This article is about the Mini-Game. For the Shrine Quest, see "The Gut Check Challenge".

The Gut Check Rock Challenge is a Mini-Game in Breath of the Wild.[4]

Location and Rules[]

The Gut Check Rock Challenge is hosted by Bayge of the Goron Blood Brothers atop the apex of Gut Check Rock. There, Link will find him sitting in front of Gorae Torr Shrine, though he refuses to allow Link entry due to how sacred it is to them.[5] However, Bayge agrees to move if Link can clear the Mini-Game.[6]

Bayge explains that the objective of the Gut Check Challenge is to climb to the apex of Gut Check Rock beginning from the bottom in under three minutes, all while collecting at least 100 Rupees along the way.[7][8] However, if Link runs out of time or gives up, he will have to return all of the Rupees that he collected.[9] This begins "The Gut Check Challenge" Shrine Quest. He then informs Link that it costs 20 Rupees per attempt.[1]

Rupees of varying amounts are found along the rockface and on the wooden platforms along Gut Check Rock. Green Rupees appear towards the bottom, but Blue Rupees and Red Rupees are found higher up. To reach them, Link must climb the rockface. As Link climbs further up the pinnacle, more valuable Rupees will begin to appear. Link can use the Updrafts around the sides of Gut Check Rock to reduce the need to climb, but doing so will skip large portions of the Challenge.

If Link takes more than three minutes climbing Gut Check Rock, Bayge will stop him when the timer runs out.[10] He does not allow Link to keep the Rupees he has already gathered, since he has not earned them.[11] He informs Link that he will be waiting if he wants to try the Gut Check Rock Challenge again.[12] Similarly, if Link leaves the boundaries of the Mini-Game, Bayge will stop him.[13] He is disappointed that Link is running away from his training.[14] Bayge disqualifies Link's attempt and takes back the Rupees he has collected.[15] Like before, he tells Link that he will be waiting for his next attempt.[16]

Once Link finishes his climb, Bayge will end the Mini-Game.[17] After the game is finished, Bayge will check how many Rupees that Link has collected.[18] If Link collected at least 100 Rupees, Bayge says that he has passed and declares him the fourth Goron Blood Brother.[19][20] He allows Link to pass by him and access Gorae Torr Shrine.[21] Link will also be able too keep all of the Rupees he has obtained. However, if Link collected less than 100 Rupees, Bayge says he did not do good enough.[22] If he wants to try again, Bayge invites him to return.[23]

Once the Shrine Quest has been completed, Link can return to Gut Check Rock to replay the Gut Check Rock Challenge at any time. This time, however, the cost of entry has increased to 50 Rupees.[2] Bayge explains that the previous price was for new recruits, but that offer has expired.[24] The goal is still to collect at least 100 Rupees, and Link has to return any he has collected if he does not succeed.[25]

When Link succeeds in this version of the Mini-Game, Bayge will be impressed by him.[26] He is glad to see that he was right about Link's strength.[27] As a reward for passing the Gut Check Challenge, Bayge gives Link a Rushroom.[28] He encourages Link to try the Challenge as many times as he wants.[29]

Super Gut Check Challenge[]

After Link clears the initial Gut Check Rock Challenge, Bayge informs Link that he is ready for the harder version, known as the Super Gut Check Challenge.[30] When Link next approaches Bayge, he says that the regular Gut Check Rock Challenge would be too easy for him.[31] Instead, he offers the Super Gut Check Challenge.[32] He then asks Link which program he would like to try.[33]

If Link chooses the Super Gut Check Challenge, Bayge informs him that it costs 100 Rupees.[3] This program requires Link to gather at least 300 Rupees.[34] Bayge reminds Link that if he reaches the top of Gut Check Rock without enough Rupees, he will fail.[35]

Similar to the regular Gut Check Rock Challenge, Link will find Green Rupees, Blue Rupees, and Red Rupees as he climbs. However, the Super Gut Check Challenge introduces Purple Rupees and Silver Rupees, which can be found higher up on Gut Check Rock. When Link finishes the course with at least 300 Rupees, Bayge rewards him with an Endura Shroom.[36] Like before, Link is allowed to keep all of the Rupees that he gathered.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oh! Almost forgot a tiny detail, tiny man. No train, no gain. And no pay, no stay! So yeah, it's 20 rupees per attempt." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Our Gut Check Challenge training program costs 50 rupees per try!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Super Gut Check Challenge training program will cost ya 100 rupees per try, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "You signed on for the hard-core training regimen of the three Goron Blood Brothers. They call it the Gut Check Rock Challenge! Talk to Bayge when you're ready." — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I AIN'T MOVIN' A MUSCLE, BROTHER! Not a single, well-defined muscle! This is a special platform! Sacred even! Only real Goron men, as decided by us three Goron Blood Brothers, are allowed." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "SO WHAT ARE YA WAITIN' FOR, BROTHER?! GET TRAININ'! Yeah that's it! If you can clear our hard-core training program, I'll move outta your way!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Startin' from the bottom, ya gotta climb back up here within the time limit. BUT! Don't fool yourself into thinking it's only a climbin' challenge, little man. You've gotta pick up rupees as ya go! Get up the cliff within the time limit, and grab a passable number of rupees. Do that, and you pass the test!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "You've gotta collect 100 rupees as ya climb. A hard-core Goron man should be able to handle that no problem!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "If ya run outta time or decide to give up halfway through your climb... You'll have to return all the rupees ya picked up! That's life, brother." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Huh> What do ya think you're doin', brother?! Ya went over the time limit!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "I know it seems harsh, but I can't let ya keep those rupees! Ya didn't earn 'em." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Tough luck, my miniscule friend. But I'll be waitin' if ya wanna take the challenge again. Don't let me down!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "WAIT. ONE. MINUTE. BROTHER!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "What are ya doin?! You're runnin' away? From training? From a challenge?! Unthinkable! Unimaginable! Uncool!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "I'm afraid I'm gonna have to disqualify ya this time. That means you've gotta gimme back the rupees ya picked up." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "But hey, I'll be here waitin' if ya ever wanna try the challenge again!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "GOOOOOAAAAL!!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Nice goin', brother! Now let's see how many rupees ya scored.
    Looks like ya got...
    " — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "UNBELIEVABLE!! You've passed our training with the grit of a true Goron, my brother! In fact...you've earned the right to call yourself...the fourth Goron Blood Brother!!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "UNBELIEVABLE!! You've passed our training with the grit of a true Goron, my brother!! Now that you've managed to clear our extreme training AND the contest of endurance... You've earned the right to call yourself... the fourth Goron Blood Brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "As promised, you are now allowed to stand on this sacred platform of Goron manliness. You're honored, I know." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "NO! Not good enough, brother! Ya didn't pick up enough rupees! Not even close, tiny person." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "But hey, I just know if ya try it again, you'll find your inner Goron and prevail! I'll be waitin' for ya, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "[Did the price go up?] That was the new recruit price! That offer has expired, brother. I have my reasons... Protein doesn't buy itself, little man." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "You've gotta collect 100 rupees as you train. But if you're bringin' the heat like a true Goron, that should be no problem. Even if ya reach the goal within the time limit, without those rupees, you fail. So don't fail, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Unbelievable! You annihilated our training like it was a mere warm up, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "I knew I was right about you! You've got the body of a bitty baby but the heart of a Goron warrior!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "For passing the Gut Check Challenge, I'm gonna award ya with this fancy rushroom!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Take this training as many times as ya want, brother! In fact, I'll be waitin' here for ya to challenge yourself again!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "And good news, fourth brother! That means you can do the GUT CHECK CHALLENGE all you want! As a Goron Blood Brother, you're ready for the HARD stuff! Just lemme know when you're pumped enough to try it!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "You already beat Gut Check Challenge, so that wouldn't be enough of a trial for a brother like you." — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "I recommend our hardest training program of all time. I call it... Super Gut Check Challenge!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "So? Which program will it be?" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "You've gotta collect 300 rupees as you train! Go on, show me how much of a Goron you really are!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "Even if ya reach the goal within the time limit, without those rupees, you fail. So don't fail, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "For passing our famous Super Gut Check Challenge, I'm gonna reward ya with an endura shroom! It's yours, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)