Shadow of the Colossus


Shining Lizards Locations Map

On the following interactive map you can find all lizard locations in Shadow of the Colossus. Find all the lizards and collect all their tails and Wander's gripgauge will become enormously big. This is really helpful if you want to climb up to the secret garden. Sometimes you have to search around the area quite a bit, but all lizards with white tails are really there where the map shows.

If you just shoot the lizard's tail, the lizard survives and grows his tail again after some time of rest. Just like a normal lizard would do in real life. So you can come back later and shoot and eat his tail again.
The easiest way to hit just the tail is to shoot an arrow next to a lazard sitting on the wall. This makes the lizard drop down and lay on its back. The lizard stays on its back for some seconds, this is the time where you should shoot its tail only. If you are playing the remake on PS3 and want the lizard trophy you have to kill all the lizards. Just shooting the tail doesn't count for this. Of course you can combine this by cutting the tail, going away and then you come back later and kill the lizard and get an extra white tail. Yep, the majority thinks the tail's color is white, so we are not hunting lizards with silver tails.

On every saveshrine there is a lizard with a white tail too. Some saveshrine lizards appear more than once, even though they are killed. Just come back later after killing it the first time. These lizards are marked with the number of times they reappear in the map below.
And just to have mentioned it here and leave no questions unanswered, it is of course possible to eat the black tails of the normal overall black lizards, but you gain no advantage from it.

Lizards Locations Map
You can display a checkbox above every lizard symbol on the map so that you can mark every lizard tail you already collected. And you are shown helpful descriptions of the location of every white tailed lizard in Shadow of the Colossus when you hover your mouse over one of these checkboxes!

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1) m0rph  (mail hidden)
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how long for the white lizard tails to regrow?
2) river  (mail hidden)
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need help!! i found the lizard on save temple in 7D but i can't find the second one in 7D.
3) phoenix  (mail hidden)
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the second lizard in D7 is climbing on the biggest mountain to the south of the middle of D7. Between the way to the save shrine and an opening where you can see the water.
4) Elinon2  (
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where is the lizard at the temple
5) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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The lizard inside the main temple shrine in F4 is around the big opening in the ceiling where Dormin talks to you.
The other lizard in 4F is behind the small hill/rocks to the west of the temple. There is a path on the cliffside leading around the hill.
6) Samir  (mail hidden)
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How do we reach the lizard in the main temple i.e. the opening Dormin speaks from?
7) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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hi Samir
just enter the temple and look up. Somehere up there around the huge hole you will find the lizard.
8) E.T.  (mail hidden)
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bringt es auch etwas die schwarzen eidechsen zu essen?
9) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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Also einen direkten Vorteil bekommst du dadurch nicht. Nur die Eidechsen mit weißem Schwanz erhöhen deine Ausdauer.
10) holstenholster  (mail hidden)
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Wo ist die Eidechse am großem Tempel?
11) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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also nochmal auf deutsch ;)
Die Eidechse im großen Haupttempel Schrein in F4 befindet sich an dem großen Loch, durch das Dormin mit dir redet.
Die andere Eidechse in 4F ist hinter dem etwas größeren Hügel westlich des Tempels. Auf der Klippeseite führt ein Pfad um den Hügel und zur Eidechse mit dem weißen Schwanz.
12) Porpman  (mail hidden)
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The tooltips in H6 are backwards. The one for the shrine should be swapped with the one about the northern most huge fruit tree.
13) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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Thanks for mentioning this wrong description of the shining lizard locations, I fixed it now!
14) SexyPool  (mail hidden)
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I can't find the lizard at H7 i look all over the plateau and still couldn't find him
15) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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there is a small rock around the plateau, a bit taller than Wander, check the area around that rock.
16) cerubino  (mail hidden)
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Where is the 2nd lizard at G1 (15th colossus)? Thanks!
17) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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My description was a bit vague, I added When standing outside and looking in the lizard is on the round pillar on the left side now. I hope that helps.
18) yoda  (mail hidden)
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what about the lizard on f6
19) Korax  (mail hidden)
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Ich danke dir vielmals für de Karte und vor allem für die Beschreibungen
20) Klowny  (
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Yoda asked about the lizard in F6 but got no reply. I can't find it either. I've been scrambling as high I as can get all along that Eastern side and there's no sign of it.
21) Blackariah  (mail hidden)
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2nd lizard on E3? I've saved, quit, reloaded, and even quit the game and started back up...each time, the lizard has NO tail. Perhaps the 'X2' is a typo? I've only just found the one...
22) selmiak  (mail hidden)
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The lizard with the x2 on E3 is the lizard on the saveshrine. It sure has a white tail and when you eat it and ride away from the shrine for a good distance and come back there is another white tailed lizard on that saveshrine in E3.

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