Best Ways to Get Rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Best Ways to Get Rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

If there’s one thing that you always need in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, its rupees. Inflation really hit Hyrule hard. Arrows cost a ton of rupees and trying to buy some new clothes really breaks the bank. And unfortunately, Zelda’s inheritance is floating in the sky, so where are we going to get all this money?

6 Best Ways to Make Money in Tears of the Kingdom

Luckily, there are tons of ways to find and earn rupees all around Hyrule. Here are the six best ways to make money that we’ve found so far.

Addison the Sign Guy

Help out Addison for some easy money.
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The first best way to make rupees in Tears of the Kingdom is to help Addison, the guy putting up all the Hudson Construction signs. Helping sign guy out will reward you with 20 Rupees, some food, and a random material or a Sleepover Ticket. While it may not sound like a lot, Addison pops up everywhere, so the money will start to add up – especially if you sell the food that he gives.

You can mainly find Addison near roads and stables. Although, I’ve also found him in the most random of places sometimes. Wherever you do find him, all you have to do is use the surrounding objects to prop up his sign. If it doesn’t fall over too much, he’ll reward you for helping out.

Obviously, you won’t get thousands of Rupees like other methods, but it doesn’t hurt to just help the guy out.

Falling Stars

Beacon for a falling star.
Image: Nintendo via HGG / Tyler Locke

While you explore Hyrule at night, be on the lookout for falling stars in the sky. Every so often you can see a flaming ball streaking across the sky. Once it lands, it’ll create a bright beacon, similar to the waypoints you can make. If you get to it before the night ends, a Star Fragment will be waiting for you.

Star Fragments are worth 200 rupees each.
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Each Star Fragment sells for 200 rupees each, and you can get one just about every night. This only other use for Star Fragments is to upgrade specific armor pieces, so if you aren’t using those armors, you might as well make a quick buck.

Ramella the Ore Dealer

Ramella is one of the best ways to make money in Tears of the Kingdom.
Image: Nintendo via HGG / Tyler Locke

The next way to make a boatload of Rupees in Tears of the Kingdom is through a Gerudo woman named Ramella. You’ll be able to find her on your way to Goron City. Along the way, you’ll be stopped by two Goron workers trying to scam you out of your ore.

Scammed or not, Ramella will come along asking if you’re alright, then offer to buy your 10 Amber for 200 Rupees. Once you’ve made the deal, she’ll move into Goron City next to the ore shop. There she’ll will offer to buy each tier of gem in groups of 10 for tons of Rupees.

In total, you can make around 10,000 Rupees, and this is probably the quickest way to make money in Tears of the Kingdom. I highly recommend coming to Ramella first before selling any gems you have.

Selling Ore

Simply selling ore is a great way to make money in Tears of the Kingdom.
Image: Nintendo via HGG / Tyler Locke

Once you’re done selling ore and gems to Ramella, you can sell the leftovers to other shops around Hyrule. Most ore sells for a couple hundred each, and if you’ve been searching caves, you’re bound to have a ton of it. So, if you aren’t using them for fusion material, you might as well make some quick Rupees.

If you’re looking to farm a bunch of ore, simply going into caves or defeating Stone Taluses (Tali?) will net you a bunch of ore. However, if you want the best way of getting ore and gems, save your Luminous Ore and continue reading.

Gomo the Gourmet

Gomo the Gourmet is a great way to convert your flint into rupees in Tears of the Kingdom.
Image: Nintendo via HGG / Tyler Locke

Before we get into Luminous Ore, there’s one money making method that everyone should do, and all you need is a bunch of flint. In Death Mountain at the Goron Cafe just south of Goron City, Gomo the Gourmet can be found.

Gomo isn’t just a gourmet of any food, but a rock gourmet. Once you’ve completed the Goron Main Quest, you’ll be able to talk to him. He’ll tell you that he’s looking for ripened flint, a rare delicacy apparently.

Unfortunately, you can’t just find ripened flint and instead will have to feed him tons of regular flint in bundles of 20, 50, or 100. It’s a little bit random, but if he does happen to find any, he will pay you 1000 Rupees for each. This is a pretty good deal considering how common flint is.

And let’s be honest, what else are you going to do with all that flint?


The dondon getting ready to fulfill its job as the best money maker in Tears of the Kingdom.
Image: Nintendo via HGG / Tyler Locke

Lastly, the best way to get rupees in Tears of the Kingdom is by feeding the mysterious creatures, Dondons. You can find the Dondons grazing across the Lakeside Stable in the Faron region. At first glance, they don’t really do much. However, drop a few Luminous Ore nearby and watch them come running.

Let the Dondons eat their fill of Luminous Ore and come back 20-30 minutes later. On the ground, you’ll see multiple gems which you can then pick up and sell.

Gems left behind from the Dondon's... digestion.
Image: Nintendo via HGG / Tyler Locke

Unfortunately, what gems and ore the Dondons… “leave behind” is random, and you can just as easily get flint as you can rubies. Either way, it’s worth dropping some ore every once in a while for a chance to double your profit.

Just try not to think about how these gems are processed.

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That wraps up the best ways to make rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Thanks for reading! If you’ve found any decent ways that we didn’t mention be sure to comment down below. Plus subscribe to our newsletter to never miss any of your favorite content.

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