On the left is Purah in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and on the right is Purah in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How Old Is Purah in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Purah certainly doesn't look—or act—her age.

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Key Takeaway

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Purah is about 130 years old.

Due to her youthful appearance and personality, how old Purah is in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may surprise you! Before we shock you with the truth, we should tell you that this scientist is a big fan of age-related experimentation.

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    Who Is Purah?

    Purah's first appearance in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. She is wearing glasses and has white hair.

    Purah is the Head of Lookout Landing in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. She’s a renowned scientist who is working hard to help Hyrule in its time of need. Near the beginning of the game, she tells Link about the usefulness of Skyview Towers. Furthermore, during an early quest that you can pick up in Lookout Landing, she gives the player the Paraglider.

    How Old Is Purah in Tears of the Kingdom?

    In Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Purah is close to 130 years old. We know this because Tears of the Kingdom is set about five or six years after Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

    Even after half a decade, she remains just as spunky as she was when players first met her. Link often has to deal with her direct nature—though Purah always acts towards the benefit of Hyrule and its citizens.

    How Old Is Purah in Breath of the Wild?

    When the Great Calamity occurred, Purah was 24 years old. However, after the 100-year gap between then and the events of Breath of the Wild, Purah (appropriately) aged into a spry 124-year-old scientist.

    Despite being over a century old, in BotW, Purah looked like a young child of about five years old in-game. This—and her longevity—are the results of age-related experimentation. As a brilliant scientist, Purah has pretty much discovered how to become nearly immortal. Though, as we imply, this was through science instead of magic like with other ancient characters. We’re looking at you, Ganon!

    Purah Isn’t the Only Long-Lived Member of Her Family

    Although Purah has been around for a long time, she still has at least one living relative: Impa. However, Impa has not undergone any of the age experiments Purah has, so Impa looks her age—which is about 120 years old. This makes Impa younger than Purah by a few years.


    Agelessness is a fairly common trend in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. A lot of the most important characters defy time’s constraints, such as Princess Zelda traveling across the ages and Ganon’s vile magic causing him to live despite being basically mummified. On a related note, Breath of the Wild has also aged like wine since its release in 2017. It and Tears of the Kingdom are amazing additions to the Zelda timeline.

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