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The Undefeated Champ

The Undefeated Champ
BotW Sand-Seal Race 2.jpg
Link stretching before the Sand-Seal Race
Quest Giver Tali
Location Sand-Seal Rally
Reward Raqa Zunzo Shrine
Previous Quest
"Divine Beast Vah Naboris"

"The Undefeated Champ" is a Shrine Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Overview

At the Sand-Seal Rally in the Gerudo Desert, Link will find a Ancient Orb displayed in front of a Stone Sphere Socket. However, when he tries to take the Ancient Orb, Shabonne will stop him and say only champions of the Sand-Seal Race can touch it.[2]

After calming Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Link will discover Shabonne and Tali speaking to one another at the Sand-Seal Rally.[3] Though Tali does not say anything,[4] Shabonne takes offense at being interrupted.[5] Now that the Divine Beast is gone, they are able to make use of their race course again.[6] Therefore, Tali must focus on preparing for the Sand-Seal Race.[7] Sensing an opportunity, though, Shabonne asks Link if he would like to challenge Tali's record.[8]

Link can ask Shabonne several questions. If he asks about the Sand-Seal Race, Shabonne is shocked to hear that not everyone knows about it.[9] She explains that the goal of Sand-Seal Racing is to surf with a Sand Seal through all of the arches before reaching the finish line.[10] In addition, he can be disqualified by getting off his shield or leaving the boundaries of the course.[11] If Link can beat Tali's record of 1 minute and 30 seconds, he will be able to claim the Grand Trophy,[12] which is the Ancient Orb that has been passed down by Sand-Seal Racing champions for 10,000 years.[13] She then asks Link once again if he wants to challenge Tali's record.[14] If Link agrees to race, the Shrine Quest will begin.

Shabonne informs Link that there is an entry fee of 50 Rupees per race.[15] When Link pays her, she will be excited about the money and begin the race.[16] Shabonne announces to the rest of the Gerudo that a new challenger has appeared to challenge Tali's record.[17] With his Sand Seal ready,[18] Shabonne wonders whether Link will be able to reach the goal in under 1 minute and 30 seconds.[19] With this, she begins the countdown for the race.[20]

The race course will take Link from the Sand-Seal Rally through the Palu Wasteland and into the East Barrens. When Link successfully completes the course in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds, Shabonne will be shocked that he has beaten the record.[21] The spectators will gather around the Grand Trophy with Link and Tali, who is impressed by Link's accomplishment.[22] She allows him to take the Grand Trophy, as it now belongs to him.[23]

Tali says that the Grand Trophy is special, as a legend concerning it has been passed down by Sand-Seal Racing champions for 10,000 years.[24] It states that, when the chosen one offers the "holy jewel" to the pedestal, they will be granted a new power.[25] While no one has been able to obtain this power,[26] Tali senses a great power from Link and encourages him to try.[27] Tali declares Link the new champion of the Sand-Seal Race,[28] and the crowd cheers for him.

After the ceremony, Link can pick up the Grand Trophy and place it in the Stone Sphere Socket. It will disappear as the Socket activates, causing Raqa Zunzo Shrine to emerge from the sand.[29] With this, the Shrine Quest will be completed.

Objectives

Stage Description
1 You've decided to challenge the sand-seal racing world champion, Tali!

It seems that, if you can beat the race record, the way to a shrine will open up for you.

The champion's current record stands at 1 minute and 30 seconds.

This won't be easy.
2 You've decided to challenge the sand-seal racing world champion, Tali, but beating her current record of 1 minute and 30 seconds won't be easy.

However, it's the only way to open the shrine, so you should keep trying!
3 You beat Tali's sand-seal-racing record!

As proof of your victory, you've received a jewel! What happens when you place this jewel on the pedestal?
Complete When you placed the jewel on the pedestal, a shrine appeared!

You're now able to enter a sand-seal race any time you want, too. Aim to set a new record!

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
Italy Flag.png ItalianLa regina incontrastataThe uncontested queen
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See Also

References

  1. "The Undefeated Champ
    Sand-Seal Rally
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Hey, hey! Hey, hey, hey! Hey!!! That item is only for those who have proven themselves in the sand-seal races! Hands off!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Finally, Tali!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "..." — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "What do you want? The great Tali doesn't have time to chat with just anyone!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "You see, now that the Divine Beast is gone, we can finally use the race course." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Tali is busy focusing her energy for the sand-seal race!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Actually... Did you want to try to beat Tali's record? I'll warn you—they don't call her Dame of the Dunes for nothing." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "[Sand-seal race?] You've never heard of Hyrule's pastime? The world-famous sand-seal racing? I thought everyone knew about it. Isn't that shocking, Tali?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "You surf with a sand seal and race to the finishb line while also going through arches. That's sand-seal racing!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "And if you get off your shield or leave the course bounds, you're disqualified." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Tali's record is 1:30! If you can beat that record, that trophy is yours." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "This is the grand trophy that's been passed down by ten thousand years of sand-seal-racing champions." — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Tali here is the current champion. Will you try to challenge her record?" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "I forgot to mention...
    Since you're racing against the champ's record, it'll be 50 rupees per race.
    " — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "[OK.] All right. Payday! Enough talk! Let's begin!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "A challenger has appeared to take on the Gerudo sand-seal race! Apparently one who does not mind risking life and limb! But will our current record fall? The one set by our undefeated champion?!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "The incomparable beast of the desert... The sand seal is ready to ride!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Can our new contestant reach the goal in less than 1:30 while still passing under every arch?!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "The suspense is killing me! I'm going to start...the...countdoooooown!!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "It's a... A new record?!" — Shabonne (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "...
    Perfect...
    " — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "I believe this belongs to you..." — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "This trophy is something special, you know. Our champions have passed down a legend about it for ten thousand years." — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "The legend goes... "When the holy jewel is offered unto the pedestal, the chosen one will be granted a new power."" — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "But that power has never been granted to anyone. Not even to me, obviously..." — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "And yet... I sense a power emanating from you... The likes of which I have never felt in anyone else. You should give it a shot." — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "And so... A new champion is born!" — Tali (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "When you placed the jewel on the pedestal, a shrine appeared!" — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
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