Zelda: TriForce Heroes Challenges Guide – Conditions and How to Complete

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The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes challenges guide to help you attain 100% completion status.

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Zelda: TriForce Heroes Challenges

You’ll run into different types of challenges throughout the game. It’s important to possess map knowledge and sharp reflexes to overcome the challenges.

The guide will only provide an overview of all the challenges that you’ll encounter in The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes:

Challenges

Fewer Heart Containers
In the challenges, you start with only 4 Heart Containers instead of 9 and confront a large number of enemies. Since there is no time limit, you can go as slow as you wish, but one mistake can cost you the challenge.

Clear within the Time Limit
In the challenges, you need to complete a level within allotted time limit. The only way of increasing time is by collecting small and large hourglasses scattered around the level.

To complete the challenges, you need to stay focused, do not get distracted by anything, and not chase after small hourglasses if you missed any since they only provide you with 5 additional seconds.

If possible, you should try and play a level before and see where each and everything is located, choose an outfit which lets you eliminate enemies or solve puzzles faster and then complete the challenge.

Guard the Orb
In the challenge, you need to carry an orb to the end of every room. As long as you’re within the radius of the orb, you’ll not receive any damage from the poisonous surroundings.

Furthermore, one Link must always carry the orb which reduces your manpower. The idea is to carefully study your surroundings, watch your every step, and take all the time you need to complete the challenge.

Pop all Balloons
In the challenge, you need to pop all balloons in a level. The number on top of your screen will show you how many balloons you need to pop to complete the challenge.

The number on the balloons, on the other hand, shows the Totem that you need to create to reach the balloon.

However, you can pop the balloons by reaching a higher platform and use bombs, sub-weapons, or sword to pop them. You’ll also come across some hard-to-reach balloons; and you’ll have to study your surroundings to figure out how to get them.

Clear only Using Bombs
The challenge will swap all your sub-weapons for the level with bombs.

The only hard thing about the challenge is reaching the enemies and puzzles which require you to use a bow. For this, you need to study your environment carefully and let go of the bombs at the very last moment to hit the desired targets.

Defeat all Foes without a Sword
For the challenge, you should go with Kokiri Clothes or Big Bomb Outfit and clear all enemies in the each room without using your sword.

Transport the Orb Quickly
In the challenge, you will have to transport the orb within an allotted time limit. But on the positive side, you’ll not have to deal with poisonous surroundings.

In order to complete the challenge, I recommend being agile and not wasting any time. You should also equip the Cheetah Costume to move around faster or something which will let you eliminate enemies a whole lot faster.

Adventure in the Dark
In the challenge, you’ll need to complete a level with your vision impaired.

To complete it, I recommend equipping the Light Armor which will enhance your vision. You should also try and take things a little slowly or you’ll find yourself within an enemy’s range or down a cliff in no time.

Clear with Halved Energy
In the challenge, you’ll have to complete level, solve puzzles, and eliminate enemies with half energy bar. While completing these challenges, you should definitely try out Energy Gear or Cheer Outfit.

Evade the Wallmaster
In the challenge, you’ll need to evade the Wallmaster — a hand –- from crushing you down.

To complete the challenge, you’ll have to move as soon as you see the Wallmaster. In addition to this, you should try and have the Wallmaster defeat enemies and work in your advantage.

You should definitely try out the Sword Suit, the Sword Master Suit, the Lucky Loungewear, and Kinda Cursed Tights to be able to complete the challenge.

Halved Attack and Defense
The challenge is pretty straightforward! You should try having Sword Suit, Sword Master Suit, a Legendary Dress, or Lucky Loungewear to complete the challenge with ease.

Don’t Pop any Balloons
Being the toughest challenge in the game, it requires you not to pop a single balloon; not even by enemies, not even by mistake, not by any means whatsoever! You need to be dead accurate and be as precise as you possibly can to complete the challenge.

Avoid the Volcano Rocks
In the challenge, you need to pay close attention to the shadows on the ground to judge where the volcano will land and plan your movement accordingly.

In addition to this, you should also try and have the Legendary Dress or Lucky Loungewear to help you complete them.

Only Bombs –- No Swords
In the challenge, you won’t be able to use your sword and all your sub-weapons for the level will swap for bombs.

To complete the challenge, you’ll have to put in some extra thought to solving puzzle. Try having the Big Bomb Outfit or the Energy Gear to complete the challenge with relative ease.

Don’t Get Hit by Snowballs
In the challenge, you need to pay close attention to the shadows on the ground to judge where the snowball will land and plan your movement accordingly. In addition to this, you should also try and have the Legendary Dress or Lucky Loungewear to help you complete them.

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Win without Using a Sword
The challenges are probably the easiest ones out there. You need only rely on your sub-weapons in order to complete the levels and thus the challenges.

Don’t Drop the Pot
The challenges are identical to transport the pot, but without a time limit. You need to apply similar strategy as transport the orb and you should be fine.

Don’t Fall at All
In the challenge, you need to watch out for lethal enemies trying to pull you in. To complete the challenge, you need to equip Tingle Tights which will help you sustain the enemies and complete the challenge relatively easier.

Avoid Falling and Quicksand
This is similar to ‘Don’t Fall at All’ challenge with an addition — you also have avoid sinking in the sand dunes.

Clear without Items
In order to complete the challenge, you should go with Sword Master Suit.

Battle in the Coliseum, win the rare Materials in the Dunes, the Ruins, and the Sky Realm Coliseum stages. You can also use the Sword Suit to make the challenge a little easier.

World 1

Level 1: Deku Forest

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Bow
  • Bow

No-Challenge Material

  • Blob Jelly
  • Blob Jelly
  • Armos Spirit

Challenge #1 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Blob Jelly
  • Blob Jelly
  • Tektite Shell

Challenge #2 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Armos Spirit
  • Armos Spirit
  • Sweet Shroom

Challenge #3 – Guard the Orb

  • Tektite Shell
  • Tektite Shell
  • Blin Bling

Level 2: Buzz Blob Cave

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Bow
  • Bow

No Challenge Material

  • Blob Jelly
  • Blob Jelly
  • Tektite Shell

Challenge #1 – Pop All Balloons

  • Armos Spirit
  • Armos Spirit
  • Sweet Shroom

Challenge #2 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Tektite Shell
  • Tektite Shell
  • Blin Bling

Challenge #3 – Clear Using Only Bombs

  • Sweet Shroom
  • Sweet Shroom
  • Gohma’s Eye

Level 3: Moblin Base

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Bow
  • Bombs

No Challenge Material

  • Armos Spirit
  • Armos Spirit
  • Sweet Shroom

Challenge #1 – Pop All Balloons

  • Tektite Shell
  • Tektite Shell
  • Blin Bling

Challenge #2 – Defeat all Foes without a Sword

  • Sweet Shroom
  • Sweet Shroom
  • Gohma’s Eye

Challenge #3 – Transport the Orb Quickly

  • Blin Bling
  • Blin Bling
  • Mystery Jade

Level 4: Forest Temple

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Bombs
  • Bombs

No Challenge Material

  • Tektite Shell
  • Tektite Shell
  • Blin Bling

Challenge #1 – Adventure in the Dark

  • Sweet Shroom
  • Sweet Shroom
  • Gohma’s Eye

Challenge #2 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Blin Bling
  • Blin Bling
  • Mystery Jade

Challenge #3 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Gohma’s Eye
  • Gohma’s Eye
  • Mystery Jade

World 2

Level 1: Secret Fortress

Sub-Weapons

  • Water Rod
  • Water Rod
  • Water Rod

No Challenge Material

  • Fresh Kelp
  • Fresh Kelp
  • Zora Scale

Challenge #1 – Pop All Balloons

  • Fresh Kelp
  • Fresh Kelp
  • Hytopian Silk

Challenge #2 – Clear with Halved Energy

  • Zora Scale
  • Zora Scale
  • Aqua Crown

Challenge #3 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Hytopian Silk
  • Hytopian Silk
  • Octorok Sucker

Level 2: Abyss of Agony

Sub-Weapons

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  • Bow
  • Water Rod
  • Water Rod

No Challenge Material

  • Fresh Kelp
  • Fresh Kelp
  • Hytopian Silk

Challenge #1 – Halved Attack and Defense

  • Zora Scale
  • Zora Scale
  • Aqua Crown

Challenge #2 – Guard the Orb

  • Hytopian Silk
  • Hytopian Silk
  • Octorok Sucker

Challenge #3 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Aqua Crown
  • Aqua Crown
  • Fairy Dust

Level 3: Cove of Transition

Sub-Weapons

  • Gripshot
  • Gripshot
  • Gripshot

No Challenge Material

  • Zora Scale
  • Zora Scale
  • Aqua Crown

Challenge #1 – Halved Attack and Defense

  • Hytopian Silk
  • Hytopian Silk
  • Octorok Sucker

Challenge #2 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Aqua Crown
  • Aqua Crown
  • Fairy Dust

Challenge #3 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Octorok Sucker
  • Octorok Sucker
  • Rainbow Coral

Level 4: Water Temple

Sub-Weapons

  • Water Rod
  • Gripshot
  • Gripshot

No Challenge Material

  • Hytopian Silk
  • Hytopian Silk
  • Octorok Sucker

Challenge #1 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Aqua Crown
  • Aqua Crown
  • Fairy Dust

Challenge #2 – Clear with Halved Energy

  • Octorok Sucker
  • Octorok Sucker
  • Rainbow Coral

Challenge #3 – Transport the Orb Quickly

  • Fairy Dust
  • Fairy Dust
  • Rainbow Cora

World 3

Level 1: Blazing Trail

Sub-Weapons

  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang

No Challenge Material

  • Goron Ore
  • Goron Ore
  • Monster Guts

Challenge #1 – Pop All Balloons

  • Goron Ore
  • Goron Ore
  • Demon Fossil

Challenge #2 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Monster Guts
  • Monster Guts
  • Rugged Horn

Challenge #3 – Transport the Orb Quickly

  • Demon Fossil
  • Demon Fossil
  • Kodongo Tail

Level 2: Hinox Mine

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang

No Challenge Material

  • Goron Ore
  • Goron Ore
  • Demon Fossil

Challenge #1 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Monster Guts
  • Monster Guts
  • Rugged Horn

Challenge #2 – Pop All Balloons

  • Demon Fossil
  • Demon Fossil
  • Kodongo Tail

Challenge #3 – Don’t Pop any Balloons

  • Rugged Horn
  • Rugged Horn
  • Keese Wing

Level 3: Den of Flames

Sub-Weapons

  • Boomerang
  • Gust Jar
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Monster Guts
  • Monster Guts
  • Rugged Horn

Challenge #1 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Demon Fossil
  • Demon Fossil
  • Kodongo Tail

Challenge #2 – Avoid the Volanic Rocks

  • Rugged Horn
  • Rugged Horn
  • Keese Wing

Challenge #3 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Kodongo Tail
  • Kodongo Tail
  • Star Fragment

Level 4: Fire Temple

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Boomerang
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Demon Fossil
  • Demon Fossil
  • Kodongo Tail

Challenge #1 – Clear within the Time Limit

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  • Rugged Horn
  • Rugged Horn
  • Keese Wing

Challenge #2 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Kodongo Tail
  • Kodongo Tail
  • Star Fragment

Challenge #3 – Only Bombs; No Swords

  • Keese Wing
  • Keese Wing
  • Star Fragment

World 4

Level 1: Frozen Plateau

Sub-Weapons

  • Fire Gloves
  • Fire Gloves
  • Fire Gloves

No Challenge Material

  • Fluffy Fuzz
  • Fluffy Fuzz
  • Tiny Snowflake

Challenge #1 – Don’t Get Hit by Snoballs

  • Fluffy Fuzz
  • Fluffy Fuzz
  • Serpent Fangs

Challenge #2 – Pop All Balloons

  • Tiny Snowflake
  • Tiny Snowflake
  • Crimson Shell

Challenge #3 – Guard the Orb

  • Serpent Fangs
  • Serpent Fangs
  • Freezard Water

Level 2: Snowball Ravine

Sub-Weapons

  • Boomerang
  • Fire Gloves
  • Fire Gloves

No Challenge Material

  • Fluffy Fuzz
  • Fluffy Fuzz
  • Serpent Fangs

Challenge #1 – Adventure in the Dark

  • Tiny Snowflake
  • Tiny Snowflake
  • Crimson Shell

Challenge #2 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Serpent Fangs
  • Serpent Fangs
  • Freezard Water

Challenge #3 – Transport the Orb Quickly

  • Crimson Shell
  • Crimson Shell
  • Chill Stone

Level 3: Silver Shrine

Sub-Weapons

  • Magic Hammer
  • Magic Hammer
  • Magic Hammer

No Challenge Material

  • Tiny Snowflake
  • Tiny Snowflake
  • Crimson Shell

Challenge #1 –

  • Serpent Fangs
  • Serpent Fangs
  • Freezard Water

Challenge #2 – Halved Attack and Defense

  • Crimson Shell
  • Crimson Shell
  • Chill Stone

Challenge #3 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Freezard Water
  • Freezard Water
  • Ice Rose

Level 4: Ice Temple

Sub-Weapons

  • Fire Gloves
  • Magic Hammer
  • Magic Hammer

No Challenge Material

  • Serpent Fangs
  • Serpent Fangs
  • Freezard Water

Challenge #1 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Crimson Shell
  • Crimson Shell
  • Chill Stone

Challenge #2 – Don’t Get Hit by Snoballs

  • Freezard Water
  • Freezard Water
  • Ice Rose

Challenge #3 – Transport the Orb Quickly

  • Chill Stone
  • Chill Stone
  • Ice Rose

World 5

Level 1: Sealed Gateway

Sub-Weapons

  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Stiff Puff
  • Stiff Puff
  • Silver Thread

Challenge #1 – Don’t Drop the Pot

  • Stiff Puff
  • Stiff Puff
  • Royal Ring

Challenge #2 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Silver Thread
  • Silver Thread
  • Antique Coin

Challenge #3 – Halved Attack and Defense

  • Royal Ring
  • Royal Ring
  • Fancy Fabric

Level 2: Bomb Storage

Sub-Weapons

  • Bombs
  • Gust Jar
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Stiff Puff
  • Stiff Puff
  • Royal Ring

Challenge #1 – Win without Using A Sword

  • Silver Thread
  • Silver Thread
  • Antique Coin

Challenge #2 – Transport the Orb Quickly

  • Royal Ring
  • Royal Ring
  • Fancy Fabric

Challenge #3 – Don’t Fall at All

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  • Antique Coin
  • Antique Coin
  • Exquisite Lace

Level 3: Training Ground

Sub-Weapons

  • Bow
  • Gripshot
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Silver Thread
  • Silver Thread
  • Antique Coin

Challenge #1 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Royal Ring
  • Royal Ring
  • Fancy Fabric

Challenge #2 – Halved Attack and Defense

  • Antique Coin
  • Antique Coin
  • Exquisite Lace

Challenge #3 – Don’t Drop the Pot

  • Fancy Fabric
  • Fancy Fabric
  • Vibrant Brooch

Level 4: The Lady’s Lair

Sub-Weapons

  • Gripshot
  • Boomerang
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Royal Ring
  • Royal Ring
  • Fancy Fabric

Challenge #1 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Antique Coin
  • Antique Coin
  • Exquisite Lace

Challenge #2 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Fancy Fabric
  • Fancy Fabric
  • Vibrant Brooch

Challenge #3 – Only Bombs; No Swords

  • Exquisite Lace
  • Exquisite Lace
  • Vibrant Brooch

World 6

Level 1: Infinity Dunes

Sub-Weapons

  • Water Rod
  • Gust Jar
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Palm Cone
  • Palm Cone
  • Ancient Fin

Challenge #1 – Adventure in the Dark

  • Palm Cone
  • Palm Cone
  • Vintage Linen

Challenge #2 – Guard the Orb

  • Ancient Fin
  • Ancient Fin
  • Gibdo Bandage

Challenge #3 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Vintage Linen
  • Vintage Linen
  • Stal Skull

Level 2: Stone Corridors

Sub-Weapons

  • Gripshot
  • Boomerang
  • Gust Jar

No Challenge Material

  • Palm Cone
  • Palm Cone
  • Vintage Linen

Challenge #1 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Ancient Fin
  • Ancient Fin
  • Gibdo Bandage

Challenge #2 – Evade the Wallmaster

  • Vintage Linen
  • Vintage Linen
  • Stal Skull

Challenge #3 – Don’t Fall at All

  • Gibdo Bandage
  • Gibdo Bandage
  • Sandy Ribbon

Level 3: Gibdo Mausoleum

Sub-Weapons

  • Gripshot
  • Gust Jar
  • Fire Gloves

No Challenge Material

  • Ancient Fin
  • Ancient Fin
  • Gibdo Bandage

Challenge #1 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Vintage Linen
  • Vintage Linen
  • Stal Skull

Challenge #2 – Avoid Falling into Quiksand

  • Gibdo Bandage
  • Gibdo Bandage
  • Sandy Ribbon

Challenge #3 – Only Bombs; No Swords

  • Stal Skull
  • Stal Skull
  • Crystal Skull

Level 4: Desert Temple

Sub-Weapons

  • Boomerang
  • Magic Hammer
  • Magic Hammer

No Challenge Material

  • Vintage Linen
  • Vintage Linen
  • Stal Skull

Challenge #1 – Fewer Heart Containers

  • Gibdo Bandage
  • Gibdo Bandage
  • Sandy Ribbon

Challenge #2 – Don’t Pop any Balloons

  • Stal Skull
  • Stal Skull
  • Crystal Skull

Challenge #3 – Clear within the Time Limit

  • Sandy Ribbon
  • Sandy Ribbon
  • Crystal Skull

WIP!