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Ornest's Training is a Mini-Game in Tears of the Kingdom.

Location and Rules[]

Ornest's Training is located southwest of Tabantha Great Bridge on a western cliffside of Tanagar Canyon. The location is identifiable by a tall tower off the cliffside with a hanging platform. There are two people present: Tabult the Goron retainer, and the host, Ornest the Rito. It costs 20 Rupees to play.[1]

Ornest says that the tower is used for his training.[2] His routine consists of catching balls in the air and dropping them into the hanging platform, constantly swaying. Tabult at the tower[3] will throw balls to be caught.[4] Up to 12 balls will be thrown, each with varying colors. Green balls are worth one points, red balls are worth three points.[5] As the training is designed for him — a Rito — for non-Rito i.e: Link's case, he is allowed to use whatever means to catch the balls in the air.[6]

Once the all the balls are thrown, the game ends. The reward for playing the game are Rupees. The more points scored based on the balls caught, the higher the payout.


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  1. "I charge 20 rupees so I can keep Tabult on retainer. So, think you can return the balls?" — Ornest (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. "See that impressive tower back there? We built that baby just for this." — Ornest (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "The guy operating the tower is Tabult. I keep him on retainer so I can train!" — Ornest (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Tabult will lob balls at you. The game is to return them to the moving basket." — Ornest (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "You'll be faced with a total of 12 balls coming at you.
    Getting a green ball is worth one point. But a red ball nets you three!
    " — Ornest (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "I don't see a featherless guy like you doing it my way though.
    So I'll let you use any tools or mysterious powers you've got going for you to return them.
    " — Ornest (Tears of the Kingdom)