Poe guide



There’s a building in southern Castle Town in a side street north of Telma’s Bar, which you’ll enter during the events following the completion of the Lakebed Temple. Inside you’ll meet a man named Jovani who has been turned into gold and punishment for his greed.

He implores you to find 20 poes and break his curse. When you do so, he gives you a bottle filled with Fairy’s Tears, but is still cursed. Your mission now is to find the remaining 40 poes, making a grand total of 60. When you do this, you get a silver rupee (worth 200 rupees). You can get a new silver rupee from his cat anytime you enter his house from then on.

In order to defeat a poe, you must attack it (two jump attacks seem to work rather well) until it falls stunned to the ground. Also, you cannot defeat a poe unless you are in wolf form and using your Senses.

At which point, simply lock on and use a wolf version of the Ending Blow to rip out its soul. In order to correct your rewards, head back to Jovani’s house and use your Senses to find the dig spot near his walls to enter.


  • Poes only appear at night, unless you’re in a cave or a temple.
  • You can hear the clinking of their lanterns once you get nearby, and sometimes an accompanying laugh, which is a good aural clue to find them.
  • If you can hear them, but not see them, make careful note of your surroundings. The poe may be behind a boulder, or an ice pillar, or even on a ledge far above or below you.
  • Wolf Senses help tremendously, as you can spot a poe far beyond your normal range of vision.


Arbiter’s Grounds

  • This poe must be found in order to beat the dungeon.
  • This poe must be found in order to beat the dungeon.
  • This poe must be found in order to beat the dungeon.
  • This poe must be found in order to beat the dungeon.

Castle Town

  • You will be able to easily spot this poe the first time you enter Jovani’s house.

Cave of Ordeals

  • This one can be found on the 17th floor of the cave.
  • This undead fiend is on the 33rd floor of the ordeal filled cavern.
  • This poe can be spotted floating about on the 44th level of the cave.

City in the Sky

  • Atop one of the towers is a series of rooftops separated by walls. Floating above those walls are Peahats. Clawshot your way from one to the next, but pausing on the third one. If you look to the south, you’ll see an broken pillar with a tree growing out of it. Clawshot to the conviently hovering Peahat, then drop down and defeat the Poe.
  • This is located in the central area of the fourth floor, outside of the pillar room with the Big Key. You’ll find yourself in a courtyard filled with Kargarocs and Lizalfos Knights, as well as a myriad of ropes that you must cross in your wolf form. Make your way around the tower via the ropes to a large platform. You should be able to recognize this platform by looking for the chest and the Poe on top of it.

Death Mountain

  • Leave Kakariko Village and make your way up Death Mountain. Talk to the second Goron you come across to have him vault you onto the cliffs you see to the side of the main path. The Poe is hovering around this ledge.

Faron Woods

  • Enter the poisonous bog, then turn into a wolf and have Minda lead you to the hollowed out tree in the center of the fog.

Gerudo Desert

  • Take Fyer’s flight to the desert, then turn south. This poe will be fliting about near a large rock formation.
  • This one can be found in the far corner near the Warp Point.
  • Near the small enemy camp south of the Arbiter’s Grounds (the really small one, with the camp fire and boars), there’s a rock formation with a tree atop it. Well, not really “near” so just hit the camp and then head west/east (Wii/Cube). Use the Clawshot to get to the tree, then follow the raised path to reach this poe.
  • See directions to the above poe, then look for a circle of rocks and a large dig spot. There will be two poes in that grotto.
  • See above.
  • When you first enter the canyon leading to the Arbiter’s Grounds, take one of the side branches to find this poe (Right on the Wii and Left on the Cube).
  • After defeating King Bulblin in the fort, return to the spot of the epic battle to find this poe.
  • This one is just to the side of the Arbiter’s Grounds doorway.

Hidden Village

  • Enter the village and face the town to see this guy floating above a balcony. Follow the balcony into the main street, then Clawshot to the netting. Now just follow this back to where you saw the poe.

Hyrule Field

  • Warp to castle town, then turn around. South of the path leading to Lake Hylia is a path that leads you to an old arena. This poe waits at the bottom of the stadium seating.
  • Enter Kakariko Gorge from Southern Hyrule Field, then head up the nearby hill and seek ye the poe that floats near the tree.
  • If you enter the Kakariko Gorge area from Southern Hyrule Field, you’ll spot a wall with a suspicious boulder in front of it. Bomb it and enter, then traverse it to find this poe in one of the deepest branches.
  • In Southern Hyrule Field, you’ll find the poe floating above a hill which lies to the north of the bridge.
  • In Northern Hyrule Field is a large bridge spanning the river. The center of the bridge contains a poe.
  • In Northern Hyrule Field, cross the bridge and head toward the paths leading towards Castle Town. There’s a circle of grass near one of the trees, and there’s a dig spot there leading to a hidden grotto. Inside said grotto there are two poes you can defeat.
  • See above.
  • You can find this poe on the overly large staircase just south of Castle Town.
  • Enter Castle Town, then take the western/eastern (Wii/Cube) exit to find this poe floating over a bridge.
  • South of the Great Bridge of Hylia is a not as great wooden bridge. Go south of that wooden bridge and gaze up at the cliff. You’ll spot some boulders, which you should use bomb arrows to blow up. Use the newly exposed Clawshot points to traverse the ledges until you reach a platform with this poe.

Kakariko Village

  • Head through the bomb shop, taking the upper exit. Head to the tower you blew up while collecting Tears of Light earlier to find this poe.
  • From the previous poe, follow the path up to the lookout tower’s entrance to spot this one.
  • You’ll find this one floating around in the middle of the graveyard.
  • Move one of the tombstones near the entrance of the graveyard to reveal this poe.

Lake Hylia

  • From the Warp Point, follow the series of ledges up and to the south to find this poe on a large platform.
  • From the Warp Point, take the southern bridge to the next ledge and climb the ladder. Follow this path to the tower and then dispatch the poe.
  • Head south of the Warp Point and cross the bridge, then climb the ladder. Along the wall at the top you should be able to spot a suspicious looking patch of wall. Bomb it and traverse the cave to find three poes.
  • See above.
  • See above.
  • Near the waterfall at the edge of the lake is a patch of land. Swim out there and make landfall to find this poe.
  • Play Falbi’s Flight by Fowl game and head toward the Isle of Riches, aiming for the third platform from the bottom. The poe can be found hovering between there and the second platform.
  • Talk to Falbi and agree to play the Flight by Fowl game. As soon as you leap off the platform, hold down on the controls and turn around. Now visible will be a platform underneath the cliff, which you should aim for. Once you alight on the small platform, dispatch this poe.

Sacred Grove

  • In the forest maze, during or after the second Skull Kid chase, keep going until you reach the area where you can swim under a waterfall. Do so, then climb the ledges to find this poe.
  • In the area with the final confrontations with the Skull Kid, there’s a boulder that you can bomb. Doing so will reveal a poe.
  • This one can be found floating around in the area where the Master Sword had been sleeping.
  • This one is just outside the entrance to the Temple of Time, in the area that is in the past. Flanking the stairway to the present are two owl statues. Behind one of them is this poe.


  • After the first time you climb the mountain, the blizzard at its foot will disapate. Head to the base of the mountain and cross the ice floes, then begin the ascent. This poes is near some rocks pretty close to the base.
  • On your way up the mountain you’ll come across a clearing of sorts with two trees in it. One of the trees has a poe floating near its branches.
  • During the mountain climb, you’ll find some ledges that need be climbed. After climbing them, there’s a path off to one side that leads to a lone tree. Head to the tree and defeat the poe.
  • Just inside the mountain cave are two large things of ice. Break them with the Ball ‘n Chain to reveal this poe.
  • From the entrance to Snowpeak Ruins, turn into a wolf and then head back toward the trail. Just outside of the gateway is a tall rock formation. After wending your way to the top you shall see this poe.

Snowpeak Ruins

  • As soon as you enter the Ruins, you’ll see this poe floating merrily through the foyer.
  • In the entryway are twin lines of suits of armor. Smash them with your Ball and Chain to reveal this poe.
  • After you receive the Ball and Chain and pass through the foyer via chandelier, enter the next doorway. This room is full of ice and Freezards. Along one of the walls is a set of ice pillars that you can smash, and doing so reveals this poe.

Temple of Time

  • On the seventh floor is a room with a ginormous scale. Follow the staircase onto the first balance, then toss statues as needed to reach the second balance. Toss another one onto the lower balance to raise the second more, so that when you’re on top of it it won’t lower. Climb onto the small pillar there, then Clawshot to the ceiling above the central gazebo. Follow the path, then use the Spinner to reach a ledge. This poe will be floating around near the door leading to the Big Key.
  • On the third floor is a large circular room, one with a platform that will raise or lower levels. Along the edge of the room is a poe behind a gate. Use the Dominion Rod to move a statue onto the switch behind the gate (or just smash the gate with the giant statue, depending on when you’re doing this) to reach the poe.

Upper Zora River

  • This one is floating on a hill located between the two river forks. How mean of it to force you to swim there.

Zora’s Domain

  • From the bottom of the waterfall, climb onto the shore across from the Snowpeak entrance. Follow the path up the small hill to find this poe.
  • Climb onto the shore with the entrance to Snowpeak, then use Midna to leap up the ledge. Continue leaping or walking until you get to the area behind the waterfall. This poe will be hovering about on that ledge.