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The Search for Barta
BotW Search for Barta.jpg
Liana speaking to Link
Quest Giver Liana
Location Gerudo Town
Reward Silver Rupee
Previous Quest
"Divine Beast Vah Naboris"

"The Search for Barta" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


This Side Quest is one of four that Link needs to complete as part of "The Thunder Helm". After calming Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Link can enter the Gerudo Town barracks to see Liana wondering what has happened to Barta, one of her soldiers.[2]

When Link speaks to Liana, she expresses her shock that Barta has failed to return for a second time.[3] Kotta explains that she went to investigate the Gerudo Great Skeleton southwest of Gerudo Town,[4] and Leena claims she tried to stop her.[5] Liana states that her attempt oviously did not work, since Barta is not present.[6]

Leena and Kotta say that, since a Molduga lives in the area and it is very hot, they did not think Barta would actually go.[7][8] This only angers Liana further,[9] as Barta would not realize if she were to walk into danger.[10] Liana reminds them that Barta was captured by the Yiga Clan not long ago.[11] She accepts the fact that her soldiers are not going to change,[12] though she laments how often Barta gets into trouble.[13] This begins the Side Quest.

When Link makes the journey out to the Gerudo Great Skeleton, he can find Barta collapsed near its skull. She is delirious at first, wondering if Link is a Fairy or an angel to guide her beyond.[14] Barta wishes that she could have eaten a Hearty Durian one last time,[15] repeating the name of the fruit to herself.[16]

Once Link has a Hearty Durian for Barta, he can return to give it to her. After eating it, she thanks Link for helping her return from the brink of death.[17][note 1] Though she wants to rest for a while before returning to Gerudo Town,[20] but when she hears that Liana is angry with her, she realizes that she should leave as soon as possible.[21]

Back in Gerudo Town, Liana will praise Link for finding Barta.[22] She is glad that the situation has been resolved before she could be reprimanded by Teake.[23] As a reward, she gives Link a Silver Rupee, saying he should buy something nice in the market.[24] This completes the Side Quest.


Stage Description
1 Barta has disappeared again. She headed south in search of leviathan bones but never came back. Not only is the area home to Molduga, but it's also known for extreme heat. You'll need special gear, or you'll be in danger. Use your map to search for Barta.
2 You found Barta collapsed in the desert.

She just keeps muttering, "A hearty durian, a hearty durian," over and over again, deliriously.

...Seems like she really wants to eat a hearty durian.
3 You fed Barta a hearty durian after finding her collapsed in the desert.

She seemed much better, but once you told her of Liana's anger, she dashed off back to Gerudo Town. Just in case, you should let Liana know that Barta is OK.
Complete Barta seems to have made it back to Gerudo Town in one piece.

But it sounds like Liana really chewed Barta out for making her worry. Maybe she'll lay low for a little while.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseバレッタを探して (Baretta o sagashite) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR尋找芭樂塔 (Xúnzhǎo Bālètǎ) 
NetherlandsDutchWaar is Barta?Where is Barta?
FranceFrenchEUIl faut retrouver Brihk 
GermanyGermanDie Suche nach Baretta 
ItalyItalianIn cerca di Barta 
South KoreaKorean바레타를 찾아서 (Baretareul chajaseo) 
RussiaRussian«В поисках Барты» («V poiskakh Barty») 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEn busca de Byrta 
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See Also


  1. If Link has spoken to Barta before and is not wearing the Gerudo Set, she will recognize him and realize he is a man.[18] Since Link saved her life, she promises not to tell anybody the truth.[19]


  1. "The Search for Barta
    Gerudo Town
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "What happened to Barta?" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Whuh... Whah...
    Barta didn't come back AGAIN?
    " — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "I'm afraid this time she went to investigate the leviathan bones in the southwest..." — Kotta (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I... I tried to stop her..." — Leena (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "But obviously it didn't work because she's not here!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "But... Everyone knows that area is the domain of the Molduga, so who would figure she'd even go close to there?" — Leena (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Yes, nobody would dare! And not only that, but it's an extremely hot zone, so we wouldn't last long there in our gear..." — Kotta (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "You... You IDIOTS!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "That scatterbrain wouldn't even realize she was walking into danger! I mean, you know that, right?!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Why, it was just the other day she ran off and got captured by the Yiga!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Ugh... I guess Barta will be Barta, and you all aren't going to change..." — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "But still, why does she have to go and get in trouble like this all the time..." — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Are you...a fairy? An angel? Are you here to guide my passage? ...Everything's going hazy... This might be the end..." — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Ahh... If only I could've eaten a hearty durian one last time..." — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "A hearty durian...
    A hearty durian...
    " — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Hah... I've returned from the brink of death thanks to you... Sarqso!" — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Huh? Is that you I spoke to before? So you are actually a voe... I thought you were a bit muscular for a Hylian vai." — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "But don't worry, your secret is safe with me. I owe you my life, after all!" — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Hah... Anyway, I'm totally exhausted. Maybe I'll rest just a little longer then head home." — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "[Your boss was MAD.] Huh? So...they knew I snuck off... Oh, I am in such trouble... Yep, looks like I'd better go on ahead. See you later and sav'orq!" — Barta (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Oh! What a courageous vai! I heard from Barta! She said you found her! I told her you were as dependable as a Champion! If you were a Gerudo vai, I'd want you in my troop!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Anyway, close one, huh? Looks like I got out of this without getting chewed out by our troop leader!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "You must be worn out, right? Here, take this as thanks! Buy yourself something nice in the market!" — Liana (Breath of the Wild)