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Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a PS5 and PS4 indie action adventure game from developer Ember Lab. It's a lighthearted adventure with combat, platforming, and puzzles. We really enjoyed our time with it, awarding the game a solid 7/10 in our review.

In this Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we will be outlining everything you need to know about the game. That includes tips and tricks for beginners, how to unlock all the Trophies, and where to find all the collectibles. If you're looking for all the Rot, every Flower Shrine, and all the Hats, you've come to the right place.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Guide: All Collectibles

There are lots of collectibles to find in Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The in-game map keeps track of your overall progress towards these collectibles, but it does not point out where they are. If you're looking for where to find all the collectibles, we'll be going through them below.

The Rot is a species of cute little forest sprites that Kena gathers to help her on her quest. These little beings will be hiding all over the place — under logs and stones, within engraved tablets, and sometimes inside chests. You'll usually need to pulse (L1) and then press Triangle to collect them.
As if the Rot isn't cute enough already, you can adorn those little black buddies with Hats. These are also everywhere throughout the game, often found inside chests. They're also given to you when you find Hat Carts (where you can buy the Hats you've found and equip them), and are also sometimes rewards for solving puzzles or beating challenges.
Flower Shrines
There are special statues throughout the world called Flower Shrines. When you first find them, they'll be covered in corruption, but you can clear this away with the use of a Forest Tear. Once cleansed, Flower Shrines will normally give you a bunch of Gems.
Spirit Mail
Spirit Mail is post that's remained undelivered to lost souls. Appearing in the world as golden sacks, these well-hidden items will appear in small numbers throughout the game. Once you find one, a delivery point will be marked on your map, and doing so will unlock a new area.
Cursed Chests
Usually, chests will have a blue emblem on the front, but sometimes you'll find one with an orange emblem. These are Cursed Chests, and before you can access what's inside, you'll need to succeed in a combat challenge.
Meditation Spots
In the game's most picturesque places, you'll find Meditation Spots. These well-hidden areas allow Kena to meditate, which permanently increases her maximum health. A big help against some of the game's tougher enemies!
You will find Gems everywhere in Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Found in pots, hanging decorations, chests, and more, these Gems are used to purchase Hats at Hat Carts for your Rot to wear.
Karma is another currency you'll get fairly frequently. Awarded for various actions, like beating enemies, clearing corruption from Flower Shrines, and generally restoring the world. Karma is used to unlock Upgrades to Kena's abilities.

The game's map is divided up into various regions, each with their own collectibles checklists.

All Collectibles Locations

Below is a list of every region in Kena: Bridge of Spirits, with guides on where to find all the collectibles in each location.

Collectibles Checklists

Here are some checklist guides for each type of collectible in Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Guide: Hints, Help, and FAQs

In this part of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we have information on PS5 and PS4 Trophies, common questions, and more.



Kena: Bridge of Spirits Guide: Tips and Tricks for Beginners

In this section of our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide, we have some general tips, tricks, and advice for new players. Read these to stay ahead of the curve.

Collect As Many Collectibles As You Can Find

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The thing about Kena: Bridge of Spirits' collectibles is that they all benefit you in one way or another. Finding more of the Rot creatures will aid you in combat and puzzles, plus they level you up. Restoring Flower Shrines will reward you with Karma, used to buy upgrades. Meditation Spots permanently increase your health. Spirit Mail will open up new locations to explore. Hats will... Well, actually, Hats don't do anything, but they're cute. The point is, pretty much everything in the game serves a purpose, so it greatly benefits you to explore and find it all.

Get the Rot Hammer Upgrade

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Seriously, the Rot Hammer upgrade is well worth it. Save up your Karma and get this upgrade — it's super powerful, especially early on in the game. It turns your heavy attack into a massive, Rot-infused hammer that can attack from a distance. The other upgrades are great too, but this one will save your skin against mini-bosses.

The Rot Are Very Handy in Combat

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While the Rot Hammer is very good, remember that the Rot can help you in many other ways. During a fight, you'll slowly build up Courage, which works towards a Rot Action. When ready, the Rot can deal damage directly to enemies, find blue flowers that'll heal you, and yes, give some of your attacks a boost. It's easy to forget that these options are available to you, but they will be invaluable as you proceed through the game and take on its toughest fights.

Use Warp Stones to Fast Travel Around the World Quickly

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits doesn't really tell you this, but at key points in the game's world, there are large stones that let you fast travel. These warp stones are a little like the bonfires in Dark Souls; you can use them to get about the map much more quickly than running all the way back.

Photo Mode Has a Say Cheese Button

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We've included this one for fun, but it's true. Kena: Bridge of Spirits has a Photo Mode — accessed by pressing Up on the D-pad — and, after pressing L1 to unfreeze the action, you can tell any characters in the frame to look at the camera and smile by pressing X. It's pretty adorable.

That about does it for our Kena: Bridge of Spirits guide. Hopefully you've found it helpful as you explore this beautiful game and its world. Are you enjoying Kena: Bridge of Spirits? Leave any other tips and tricks in the comments section below.