If you’ve stumbled across the South Akkala Stable in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you might be wondering how to get the Cucco out of the well. The poor thing seems to be trapped down there with no way out.
So, here are the step-by-step instructions on how to get the Cucco out.
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Tears of the Kingdom: How to get the Cucco out
Unfortunately, there is no way to get the Cucco out of the well. It is technically possible to get the Cucco up through the entrance, but it will end up back in the well again afterwards.
If you really want to try and get the Cucco out of the well, you can potentially build a contraption using a fan and send it down the well, then put the Cucco on it and Recall it back up to the surface. Even if you go to all that effort, the Cucco won’t actually stay on the surface.
So, what can you actually do with this Cucco?
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Tears of the Kingdom: Finding another Cucco
So we can’t get the Cucco out of the well, but if you speak to a nearby NPC called Kaifa at South Akkala Stable in Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll learn that this Cucco hates being alone. It’s quite a tragic story.
Luckily for that Cucco, we have a way of making its life in that cave a bit less miserable. If you look around at South Akkala Stable, you’ll find a few more Cuccos, and you can bring one of these Cuccos to the well. Pick it up and drop it down the well or glide down while carrying it.
If you give the trapped Cucco a friend this way, you’ll receive a reward for your troubles: a single Bird Egg.
You may have condemned the second Cucco to a life trapped inside a well, but at least the two Cuccos seem happy together. If you speak to Kaifa again they’ll tell you that the Cuccos sound happier down there, so that’s kind of a pleasant ending (if you don’t think about it too much).
And there you have it, the solution to the Cucco well challenge in Tears of the Kingdom. It’s not the most rewarding quest, but it’s little details like this that make the game‘s world seem more interesting and alive.
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