Zelda Wiki

Want to contribute to this wiki?
Sign up for an account, and get started!

Come join the Zelda Wiki community Discord server!


Zelda Wiki
The Statue's Bargain
BotW The Statue's Bargain.png
Quest Giver Horned Statue
Location Hateno Village
Reward The ability to trade Heart Containers and Stamina Vessels for the other

"The Statue's Bargain" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


Along the path from Hateno Village to Firly Pond, Link can find the Horned Statue. Upon praying to him, the Horned Statue will remark that there are still some who pay homage to him.[2] Realizing that Link is able to hear him,[3] the Horned Statue will explain that he was oncer a dealer in "life and power".[4] However, Hylia did not like what the Horned Statue was doing, so she trapped him in a stone statue.[5] The Horned Statue was then discarded by the Hylians, and now very few pay him any mind.[6]

Despite the years of ignorance, the Horned Statue is still willing to deal in life and money.[7] He asks Link if he would like to strike a bargain.[8] Before Link can answer, though, the Horned Statue takes away a Heart Container from Link.[9] With this, the Side Quest begins.

Link demands that he gives him the Heart Container back, but he and asks Link if he thought he was deceived.[10] The Horned Statue then explains that Link can take the Heart Container back or that he can trade it for a Stamina Vessel.[11] When Link chooses one to receive, the Horned Statue will tell him to remain still.[12] He grants Link his Heart Container or Stamina Vessel.

The Horned Statue notes Link's skepticism and tells him not to worry, since he sees money and life as the same thing.[13] From this point on, Link can sell a Heart Container or Stamina Vessel to the Horned Statue for 100 Rupees.[14] However, buying it back will cost 120 Rupees,[15] though he can choose which one he receives.[16] The Horned Statue invites Link to come back to trade any time,[17] which completes the Side Quest.


Stage Description
1 The horned statue in Hateno Village took one of your containers!

The only thing to do is talk to him and try to convince him to give it back.
Complete You persuaded the horned statue to return your container. Now you can exchange containers for a small cost.

The horned statue will buy a Heart Container or Stamina Vessel for 100 rupees and sell your choice afterward for 120 rupees.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese器の操者 (Utsuwa no sōja)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR答器商者 (Dá qì shāng zhě)
NetherlandsDutchDe gehaaide handelaar
FranceFrenchEULa statue maléfique
GermanyGermanDunkle Geschäfte
ItalyItalianLa statua demoniaca
South KoreaKorean그릇의 조종자 (Geureusui jojongja)
RussiaRussian«Меняла капсул» («Menyala kapsul»)
Latin AmericaSpanishLALa estatua maligna
This table was generated using translation pages.
To request an addition, please contact a staff member with a reference.

See Also


  1. "The Statue's Bargain
    Hateno Village
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ahhhh... So there are some who still pay me homage." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "[You can talk?!] You don't say... You can hear my voice?" — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "A dealer in life and power... That was me, once." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Alas, my life-for-money bargains didn't sit well with the Goddess Hylia. She trapped me in this stone statue long, long ago." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "The villagers here call me the Horned Statue and don't even bother to wipe away the bird droppings." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "One would think years upon years of such treatment would have made me mend my ways... One would think wrongly. I have only been biding my time for the moment someone who can hear me appears. Someone such as you. But I've said enough." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Now then, shall we strike a bargain? Then stay that way. No further action on your part is required." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Fa ha ha... My touch is as subtle as ever... Note how I took that essence from you without leaving a mark." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "[Give it back.] Fa ha ha... Did you think I'd deceived you?" — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Perish the thought. I hope that ours will be a long and profitable relationship. So which will it be? As I may have mentioned once or twice, I'm a dealer in life and power. I can provide a valuable service to you. I take Heart Containers or Stamina Vessels from you...and then, for a price, return whichever of the two you like." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "A wise choice. Now, remain still." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "You look skeptical. Not to worry. Money and life are all as one to me." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "If you're ready to begin, then first you must sell me either type of essence for 100 rupees." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "If you want to buy an essence back, the price rises to 120 rupees." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Before you cry foul, know that you may choose which one I return to you: a Heart Container or a Stamina Vessel." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "I'm eager to help tamper with your essence anytime you want to return and pray here." — Horned Statue (Breath of the Wild)