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The Mystery Polluter
BotW Calyban.jpg
Link speaking to Calyban
Quest Giver Dalia
Location Gerudo Town
Reward Hydromelon
Wildberry patch
Previous Quest
"Divine Beast Vah Naboris"

"The Mystery Polluter" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


This Side Quest is one of four that must be completed as part of "The Thunder Helm". When Link first arrives in Gerudo Town, he can find Dalia in the empty plot near The Noble Canteen. Though she is keeping it a secret from her mother, Dalia is planning on starting a fruit garden in the plot.[2] She has not yet figured out what she wants to grow,[3] but she promises to share her crop with Link.[4]

After Divine Beast Vah Naboris has been stopped, Link will find Dalia crying in the empty plot.[5] She explains that she was planning an orchard for the plot,[6] which she even began to prepare and clean.[7] However, trash has begun to pile up in the water trough, which means she can not use the water for her plants.[8] When she is done speaking, the Side Quest begins.

Link will find Hydromelon rinds flowing down into the trough through the upper waterway. By following them, Link can discover the source of the polution, a Gerudo woman named Calyban who is eating Hydromelons. She is annoyed that Link is interrupting her enjoyment of her snack,[9] but she becomes outraged when she is accused of polluting the waterways.[10] Even though she knows that Dalia is upset,[11] Calyban sees no reason to change her ways.[12]

The look on Link's face ends up convincing Calyban to change her mind.[13] Stating that altruism is for suckers,[14] Calyban reveals that she would like to try a Wildberry.[15] She refuses to stop eating so many Hydromelons unless Link brings her a Wildberry.[16] She advises Link that they grow in the cold parts of the Gerudo Highlands,[17] and due to the danger of the area, they rarely appear in the market.[18] Realizing there is no point in only having one,[19] Calyban decides to ask for 10.[20]

Once Link has collected 10 Wildberries for Calyban, he can return to deliver them to her. Calyban is amazed at how delicious they are,[21] noting that there is no rind for her to toss away.[22] She says that she may stop eating other fruit entirely if she has Wildberries.[23] Realizing how selfish she has been,[24] Calyban leaves to help Dalia clean up the rinds.[25]

When Link returns to Dalia, Calyban has already cleaned up her trash and left.[26] Dalia thanks Link for telling someone who could help about the trash.[27] She gives Link a Hydromelon that was given to her by Calyban as a thank you for caring about her.[28]

Since Calyban also gave Dalia Wildberries,[29] she has decided to grow them in the plot.[30] She welcomes Link to come eat the Wildberries in her garden,[31] which completes the Side Quest. Just as Dalia says, Link can come back later to find that three Wildberry plants have grown there.


Stage Description
1 Dalia has been  working hard to start an orchard, but garbage keeps appearing in her water source, so her efforts are all for naught. What sort of vile polluter would toss his or her garbage away with such indifference?
2 The water source got polluted with garbage, so the water has become unusable. The cause turned out to be a woman throwing melon rinds away in the waterway upstream. She says if you bring her 10 wildberries from the snow-topped peaks of the Gerudo Highlands, she'll stop eating so many melons...
3 The water source was polluted with garbage, so the water became unusable. The cause turned out to be a woman throwing melon rinds away in the waterway upstream. In exchange for 10 wildberries, she agreed to stop eating melons. Maybe the water will clear up now.

Hurry back and report to Dalia.
Complete Dalia planted the wildberries she receieved from Calyban and said that it's OK to pick them once they grow in.

With the source of the water pollution cleared up, all that's left to do is wait for the wildberries to grow.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese犯人は誰だ! (Han'nin wa dareda)
ChinaChineseSI谁是犯人? ! (Shéi shì fànrén?!)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR誰是犯人?! (Shuí shì fànrén?!)
NetherlandsDutchWie is de schurk?
FranceFrenchEUChasse au polleur
GermanyGermanDer Umweltsünder
ItalyItalianTrova il colpevole!
South KoreaKorean밤인은 누구! (Bamineun nugu!)
RussiaRussian«Нарушительница» («Narushitelʹnitsa»)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAFalta de riego
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See Also


  1. "The Mystery Polluter
    Gerudo Town
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Heehee! I'm still keeping it a secret from Mama, but I'm growing a fruit garden here!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "I haven't figured out what I want to plant here yet, though..." — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "If I grow a lot, I'll share some of it with you, OK?" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Ah... Vai-from-out-of-town... Sav'aaq... *sniff*" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "I wanted to plant an orchard here..." — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "I picked up trash... I pulled the weeds... I tilled the ground... I did all the stuff you're supposed to do to make the earth happy..." — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "But... But... The trash... All this trash keeps getting washed down into the water trough, and now I can't use the water there anymore. And if I can't use the water anymore... my orchard is doomed!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "What's with you? How can I enjoy my snack with you staring at me, huh?! Buzz off!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "[Actually...] What? Garbage?!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "A small vai is having trouble?" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Oh, sure, you spring this on me out of nowhere and expect me to change MY lifestyle. Well, no. I do what I want!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Aww... Don't look at me like that! Fine! FINE! I get it!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "But I need something from you in return. Altruism is for suckers." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Just once...I'd like to eat a wildberry." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "You bring me a wildberry, and I can hold off on eating so many melons." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Wildberries grow in the snowy areas of the Gerudo Highlands." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "It's a dangerous region, so the fruit is kind of rare and hardly ever shows up at market..." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Ah. Now that I think on it, there's barely a point if you only bring me one..." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Let's see... Yes, I'll need at least 10..." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "SWEEEETNESS! So that's a wildberry..." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "It's delicious! And no rind to toss! What a magical fruit!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "If I have these, I might just give up on other fruit entirely!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "But...now I feel bad for the little vai. Now that my craving's been satisfied, I realize just how horribly selfish I've been... Shame on me." — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "I'm going to go help clean up the trash! I've really caused a lot of trouble...but now I'm going to make it right! Sarqso!" — Calyban (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Hey! You! Listen to this! Some other vai I've never met before helped me clean up the trash! Amd now the water trough is completely back to normal!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "You told her about the trash, didn't you? Sarqso!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Oh! I also got a hydromelon from the lady who cleaned it up! I'll share! It's a sarqso for caring about me!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Oh, yeah, the lady who helped clean gave me some wildberries!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "So now my field is gonna be a wildberry patch!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "You can come eat the berries anytime you like! It'll be great!" — Dalia (Breath of the Wild)