Unfortunately, you can’t pet the dog The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdombut that doesn’t mean players don’t find ways to do it.

Tears of the Kingdom is clearly the frontrunner for game of the year. With the game, there is no doubt about it it sold 10 million copies in three daysand now this The highest rated game of all time on OpenCritic. It has only one extremely glaring and disastrous flaw: you can’t pet a dog (although you can befriend it, and here’s how). I know, I know, it almost ruined the game for me too. There’s a whole Twitter thread on how to pet a dog, Nintendo! Keep up with the times! But luckily, gamers are helping the rest of us out, as some are finding creative ways to pet the dog.

Ironically, the ways some players find ways to pet the dog comes from the Ultrahand ability, which allows you to create all sorts of weird and wonderful creations. So, players are using this new, slightly overpowered ability by creating some tricks to be able to pet the dog.

GreenyRob85’s treatment is quite simple, but effective: he simply took a square wooden board, attached four logs of wood as fingers, and using the Ultrahand raised a makeshift hand to pet the dog. Sure, it’s a little too big and can cause splinters in the dog, but what other options are there?

Well, you can be like Noah and make an automatic device that regularly separates pets if you put the dog in the right position. This one uses the wheel as an arm, which isn’t ideal, but it’s something.

John Cartwright of Good Vibes Gaming showed off his take on the tricky device, which required some experimentation, but it has one thing the others don’t: a real hand! Sure, it could be the Stalkoblin’s hand, but the village boys can handle it.


Although we won’t be able to pet a dog without some very complicated device, at least we have fan artists to fill in the gaps.