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Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Fishing Shrine puzzle: how to restore the Fishing Shrine

Here's how to solve the Fishing Shrine puzzle in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Wondering how to restore the Fishing Shrine in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits? Each of the other Shrines in the Forgotten Forest of Kena: Bridge Of Spirits are guarded by enemies, but the Fishing Shrine is guarded by a puzzle. And at first glance this puzzle may be a confusing one, because you may not even realise that a puzzle needs to be solved.

Follow the steps below to learn how to restore the Fishing Shrine in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits!

How to restore the Fishing Shrine in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Fairly early on in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, you must collect three relics belonging to Beni and Saiya's brother, Taro, in order to help free his spirit. One of these three quests - Taro's Love - takes you to the Forgotten Forest where you must restore the four Ancient Shrines to open the Guardian Tree.

The Fishing Shrine is the eastern-most of the shrines. Like the other Shrines, you must use the Rot to purify the Deadzone Heart growing over the Shrine, but first the Deadzone Heart must be opened up.

There are four stone statues surrounding the small island where the Fishing Shrine is located, and each of these statues has a blue crystal that can be shot with an arrow from your Spirit Bow. The trick is that you need to shoot them in the right order, otherwise nothing will happen except a couple of Moth enemies spawning as punishment for your failure.

Here's how to solve the Fishing Shrine puzzle:

  1. Stand in front of the Fishing Shrine, facing the Shrine itself.
  2. Shoot the crystal in front and to the right.
  3. Shoot the crystal behind and to the left.
  4. Shoot the crystal behind and to the right.
  5. Shoot the crystal ahead and to the left.

If you want to know how on earth you were meant to figure out that order: stand in front of the Shrine and pulse once, and take a close look at the candles below the Shrine. There are four sets - each representing one of the surrounding crystals - and they will light in the order you need to shoot the crystals.

Shooting the crystals in this order will open up the Deadzone Heart, allowing you to destroy it and purify the Fishing Shrine. Take a look at the video above to see this in action.

That's all there is to solving the Fishing Shrine puzzle in Kena: Bridge Of Spirits! If you're looking for more general advice, be sure to check out our Kena: Bridge Of Spirits tips and tricks. Elsewhere there's our map of collectibles so you can make sure you haven't missed anything during your travels; and if you're wondering how far along you are in the game, check out our primer on how long it takes to beat Kena: Bridge Of Spirits.

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