How to Regenerate Hearts in Tears of the Kingdom

Learn how to regenerate your HP to avoid the 'game over' screen.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
3 Min Read

Regenerating HP in any game is crucial as it allows you to take more hits from the enemy and progress. The same can be said about The Legend of Zelda as well. That is why this guide will show you how to regenerate hearts in Tears of the Kingdom.

If you have played Breath of the Wild, you will be familiar with how this mechanic works. However, if you are a newer player, worry not because we will show you exactly what you need to do to restore your HP. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to Regenerate Hearts

How to Regenerate Hearts

While exploring the massive map of Tears of the Kingdom, you will find tons of items scattered across. While most of them will be materials that serve a different purpose, you will also come across various food. Early in the game, you will find the Skyshrooms and Apples lying around.

I suggest that you pick up as many as you can since they help you restore your HP. To do that, press “+” on your Switch to open your inventory. From here, use the “L + R” buttons to toggle through various tabs until you come across the materials or food tab.

Eating in Tears of the Kingdom

Now, select the food that you want to eat by pressing “A” and choosing the Eat option. In the case of apples, they will only restore half a heart. However, since they are extremely common, you can find them all over the map without any issues.

Plus, you can also cook food to increase the HP that you regenerate from it. Cooked food also provides different stats depending on what food you ate.


That’s everything you need to know about how to regenerate hearts in Tears of the Kingdom. Making sure that your HP is high will help you take hits from the enemy without dying. Since some enemies hit harder, having full HP is crucial or you will see that game over screen in an instant.

Do you like how the HP mechanic works in Tears of the Kingdom? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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