Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Mattison’s Independence Quest Walkthrough

Help Mattison get her independence by convincing her elders.

Mattison’s Independence is a side quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that takes place in Tarrey Town. You will help a father throw a goodbye party for his daughter who’s leaving on her adventure.

You will need to answer a quiz, fool someone, and collect materials to dye the ballon. It all sounds silly, but it will result in a heartwarming ending. This side quest is also involved in the process of purchasing a home, so it’s important to do so.

As such, we have written this article to guide you on where you will locate Mattison’s father and how you can unlock Mattison’s Independence side quest and complete it in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to unlock Mattison’s Independence Quest in Zelda: TotK

Mattison’s Independence quest can be started by talking to Hudson and his wife Rhondson in Tarrey Town. They will be arguing over something in front of their house (3944, 1594, 0128) in the west corner of the town.

Once they are done, talk to Hudson again, who will tell you about his daughter Mattison. She is ready to depart on her pilgrimage, an important custom for every Gerudo person.

This will start Mattison’s Independence quest, which you can now select from your journal.

How to complete Mattison’s Independence Quest in Zelda: TotK

To complete Mattison’s Independence in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, start by speaking with Hudson after the initial chat.

He will tell that Mattison, his daughter, is planning to go to Gerudo Town. Go through his dialogue options to learn more on the matter.

Climb the stairs to the left of Hudson’s House to reach the second floor where Mattison’s room is. Talk to her, and she will ask you to go with her to meet Grandma Monari.

Follow Mattison to meet Grandma Monari in front of the Goddess Statue (3974, 1615, 0127). When she asks her grandmother about the Gerudo word for Granny, select “Vaba” from the options. It is the third and final option.

Mattison will be happy with your answer and proceed to the railcar site. She wants to ride it, but Hagie won’t let her unless she pays 20 Rupees.

Your objective here is to distract Hagie so Mattison can ride the railcar. Pick up a few planks near Hagie and attach them with Ultrahand. Now, place the planks in front of Hagie to scare him.

Go back to Mattison and ask her to ride the railcar. If the railcar is not there and you have already ridden it to Hudson’s Construction site, you must first ride it back.

Talk to Mattison once more, and she will ride the railcar all the way to the Hudson Construction site. Jump down from the railcar site and glide all the way to the construction site.

Talk to Hudson who will be standing next to Mattison (3756, 1615, 0089) and a hot air balloon. He will ask you to find him ten Sundelions as he wants to dye the balloon yellow for her daughter’s grand adventure.

If you have Sundelions in your inventory, you can simply hand them over to Hudson. Otherwise, you can visit random Sky Islands (especially the ones with zonai device dispensers) and collect Sundelions from there.

Hand over the Sundelions to Hudson, and he will color the hot air balloon. There will be a long cutscene in which you will fly with the Hudson family. This will complete Mattison’s Independence side quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


Hudson and his wife Rhondson will thank you for your help and give you two Silver Coins (200 Rupees). You can now talk to Hudson once again to finally purchase your own house in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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