Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding items. These items can be used by ALL the characters using the ZR button.
Defeat 7 Skulltula.
Open Chest during 'The Armies of Ruin' (Prologue 1).
Open Chest during 'The Sorceress of the Valley' (Prologue 4).
Bow and Arrows:
Open Chest during 'The Sorceress of the Woods' (Prologue 3).
Defeat 25 Skulltula.
Open Chest during 'Palace of Twilight' (Twilight Princess 2).
Purple Potion (Heals 5 Hearts + 50% Special Bar):
Defeat 2 Skulltula.
Red Potion (Heals 5 Hearts):
Create a Empty Bottle Badge in the Baazar.
Unlock Zelda's Weapons:
Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding weapon for Zelda.
Use an Item Card to search Scenario 'A-9' in Adventure mode, then obtain an A-Rank on the Scenario.
Chest in Scenario 11, 'The Sacred Sword,' in Legend mode
Use an Item Card to search Scenario 'A-2' in Adventure mode, then obtain an A-Rank on the Scenario.
High Dominion Rod:
Use a Zelda Amiibo (requires version 1.4.0)
Use an Item Card to search Scenario 'H-2' in Adventure mode, then obtain an A-Rank on the Scenario.
Use an Item Card to search Scenario 'E-12' in Adventure mode.
In total there are 23 unlockable medals in the game which serve as Achievements. Once they have been unlocked the medals can be viewed in the Gallery.
Defeated 1,000 or more enemies in one battle.
A Hundred Years Ahead:
Defeated 100 or more enemies with one Special Attack.
Defeated 500 enemies during one Focus Spirit use.
Defeated a total of 100,000 or more enemies.
Acquired a total of 1,000,000 or more Rupees.
Acquired a total of 1,000 or more weapons.
Acquired a total of 100 or more super-rare Materials.
Cut a total of 1,000 or more clumps of grass.
Saved an ally 500 or more times.
Dashed a total of 42.195 km or more.
Hero in the Green Tunic:
Completed Legend mode.
The Real Deal:
Completed Legend mode in Hero mode difficulty.
Attained A-Rank in Adventure mode.
Completed Adventure mode.
Ruler of the World:
Attained A-Rank in ALL battles in Adventure mode.
A Secret to Everybody:
Found ALL secret elements in Adventure mode.
Defeated 50 Gold Skulltulas.
Completed 5 illustrations.
Completed 10 Rescue Battles in Adventure mode.
Created every kind of badge.
Created every kind of mixture.
Completed a battle using only items.
True Master Sword:
Awoke the true power of the Master Sword.
Managed to get defeated by a Cucco.
Activated ALL Focus Spirit bonuses.
Unlock 8-Bit Wooden Sword and Shield:
The 8-bit sword and shield is included in the 1.2.0 update. Complete Legend mode chapter 13 'Shining Beacon'. The 8-bit sword is the most powerful weapon accessible to you early on in the game.
Collect 100 Gold Skulltulas and complete ALL the levels on the Rewards map to unlock the Goron tunic. This item will protect the wearer form extreme heat, they will no longer burn from fire-based traps and attacks and will be able to walk on lava.
Unlock Zora's Tunic:
Collect ALL the gold Skulltula illustration pieces for the first picture to unlock Zora's tunic. Look within the 'Rewards Map' when unlocked.
Unlock Hero Mode:
This difficulty setting becomes an available option when you have beaten Legend mode.
Ganondorf will become unlocked as a playable character when you beat Valley of Seers. Ganondorf is the arch-enemy of Link and wields two swords and employs magic, including a shadowy hand-slam attack. You can receive alternate attires for Ganondorf if you register the game through Club Nintendo within four weeks of Hyrule Warriors' release.
Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding character.
Complete Death Mountain.
Complete Hyrule Field.
Complete Faron Woods.
Complete Twilight Field.
Complete Eldin Caves.
Complete Lake Hylia, Palace of Twilight, and Sealed Grounds.
Find the following chests to unlock the corresponding weapon for the indicated character.
Magic Rod (Link):
Chest from a keep in Eldin Caves.
Chest from a keep in Valley of Seers.