Tears of the Kingdom: How to Defeat Hinox

Hinox is a mini-boss in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that can be found in various locations around Hyrule and the Depths.

To defeat a Hinox in TotK, approach it stealthily from behind, deal as much damage as you can before it gets up, and then use a bow to take it down from afar.

In this guide, I will explain where to find Hinox in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, how to defeat them, and what rewards to expect.

For more enemy guides, check out our article on where to find Lynels in TotK.

Where to Find Hinox in TotK

Hinox can be found in various locations along the map, both in Central Hyrule and in The Depths.

Here are all the Hinox spawns in Central Hyrule:

The red markers are all Hinox spawns in Central Hyrule. Image source: Tears of the Kingdom Interactive Map | Map Genie.
The red markers are all Hinox spawns in Central Hyrule. Image source: Tears of the Kingdom Interactive Map | Map Genie.

And here are all the Hinox spawns in The Depths:

The red markers are all Hinox spawns in The Depths. Image source: Tears of the Kingdom Interactive Map | Map Genie.
The red markers are all Hinox spawns in The Depths. Image source: Tears of the Kingdom Interactive Map | Map Genie.

However, finding them is only one step of the process. The hardest part is taking down these extremely strong and durable enemies.

How to Defeat Hinox in TotK

How to defeat Hirox in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Hinox are characterized by their slow movement but heavy attacks. Due to that, players will need to come equipped with a strong melee weapon and a strong bow.

To defeat a Hinox in TotK, approach it from behind while crouching and you’ll be able to get next to it. Then, start attacking with your melee weapon to deal as much damage as possible before it gets up.

While you won’t get the Sneakstrike bonus, you’ll be able to take down a solid percentage of its HP.

When the Hinox gets up, move back quickly and take out your bow. Keep attacking the Hinox from afar and never let it get close to you.

Keep shooting and moving, and you’ll be able to take the Hinox down easily and without risk, even if it takes some extra time.

Also, when you see the Hinox’s blue eye, aim at it with your bow. Hitting it will deal significant damage to the Hinox and stun it temporarily.

With all these tips, you’ll be able to take it down with ease.

Hinox Rewards in Tears of the Kingdom

Hirox drops and rewards in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

After defeating it, you can expect the following rewards from a Hinox:

  • Apple
  • Wildberry
  • Palm Fruit
  • Voltfruit
  • Mighty Bananas
  • Fortified Pumpkin
  • Hinox Horn
  • Hinox Tooth
  • Hinox Toenail

Keep in mind that you won’t get all these drops from one Hinox. Instead, the average is one fruit drop and one body part drop.

If you want all these drops, you’ll need to defeat a lot of Hinox.

Wrapping up

In conclusion, you can defeat Hinox easily in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom if you approach them from behind and damage them with your strongest weapon.

Then, take advantage of their slow movement by using your bow and kiting them around.

How many Hinox have you killed so far? Are you looking for a specific drop or do you just want the challenge? Let us know in the comments below.

Before leaving, check out our guide on how to summon and use Tulin in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. It’s one of the strongest and most useful companions in the game.

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