Resident Evil 4 ENERGY ENHANCEMENT - Yellow Herb Locations FAQ Authored by VampireHorde *********************** INTRODUCTION *********************** Thanks for clicking on the FAQ. This guide will showcase where to find all the life-enhancing Yellow Herbs throughout the game. I will break down the locations by Chapter and if the Herb can be backtracked (in case you missed it). If you didn't notice, Leon begins the game with a relatively short life bar. Also notice that his life bar is circular and extends all the way around. How do you increase Leon's energy gauge? By consuming mixed Yellow Herbs! What is a Yellow Herb? It is a gold colored plant that has no healing effects by itself. To use the Yellow Herb properly, it must be combined with either a Green or Red Herb (or both). When consumed, the energy bar of Leon or Ashley is increased by 5% each time. There are 27 total Yellow Herbs. It may take at least two consecutive playthroughs of RE4 to fully maximize Leon and Ashley's energy bar so read this guide to find where they all are! ************************ NOBODY CALLS ME YELLOW ************************ Here are the locations of every Yellow Herb in the game. Happy hunting! ==CHAPTER 1-1== LOCATION: PUEBLO VILLAGE Behind the large shack with the lone cow is a crate sitting on top of a large box. Break open the crate to find your first YH. ==CHAPTER 1-2== LOCATION: MOUNTAIN VALLEY Next to the exit (where you use the EMBLEM) is a small shack. Enter the shack and open one of the lockers to find a YH. ==CHAPTER 1-3== LOCATION: THE LAKE (before Del Lago boss battle) Just before heading to the building with the Save Typewriter is a small shack. Enter the shack and break open one of the crates to find a YH. NOTE: You can backtrack and retrieve this item after the Del Lago battle. Just be ready to face off against some killer dogs. ==CHAPTER 2-1== LOCATION: EL GIGANTE BOSS BATTLE (before or after) You can obtain the YH either during the battle with El Gigante or after Leon kills it. Either way, don't pass up on this item! ==CHAPTER 2-2== LOCATION: CABIN In this sequence, Leon and Luis battle multiple villagers trying to raid the cabin. The YH is right next to the door. You can't miss it! ==CHAPTER 2-3== LOCATION: BITORES MENDEZ BOSS BATTLE (before or after) The YH is located on the second floor in the cabin where you battle Mendez. It's better to obtain the YH after defeating Mendez. NOTE: If Leon exits the shack before obtaining the YH, he CANNOT go back to get it! ==CHAPTER 3-1== LOCATION: UPPER BALCONY NEAR CASTLE ENTRANCE First eliminate all the fireball-hurling enemies during this sequence! Once their all dead, head to the small room across the mini-bridge from the Crank (where you bring up the large cannon). The YH is in one of the chests. ==CHAPTER 3-1== LOCATION: BEFORE THE PRISON KEY ROOM Just before grabbing the Prison Key, you'll find three large crates in the adjacent room. Destroy them to find the YH. ==CHAPTER 3-2== LOCATION: SEWERS AREA In this sequence, Leon will encounter the invisible Novistadors in the prison cell area. The YH is in one of the prison cells on the right side. (It's the one with the dead man inside, just FYI.) ==CHAPTER 3-2== LOCATION: GALLERY The YH is in the room where you obtain the GOAT ORNAMENT item. Take the stairs up to the second floor and you'll see the YH. ==CHAPTER 3-2== LOCATION: THE GARDEN MAZE Open up the map with the Z Button and look for the dead end on the lower left side. The YH is located right there. ==CHAPTER 3-3== Sorry, no Yellow Herbs in this Chapter! ==CHAPTER 3-4== LOCATION: ADVENTURE WITH ASHLEY During the brief level with Ashley, she can obtain one YH. The YH is located in the room where she starts her adventure. It's in the corner further left from the Save Typewriter. ==CHAPTER 4-1== LOCATION: BEFORE THE ENTRANCE TO THE ROOM WITH THE KING'S GRAIL Before entering the room with all the Armored Knights is a table with the "SAMPLE RETRIEVED" memo and a YH. You can't miss it! ==CHAPTER 4-1== LOCATION: THE PIT After the scene where Salazar tries to drop and impale Leon, he ends up in a wet and murky pit (with a Merchant who just happens to be mysteriously standing there). The YH is right next to the Merchant. ==CHAPTER 4-2== Sorry, no Yellow Herbs in this chapter. ==CHAPTER 4-3== LOCATION: THE UNDERGROUND MAZE In this area, you encounter multiple villagers and two chainsaw maniacs. After ridding them all, head to the upstairs room to retrieve the KEY TO THE MINE Key Item. The YH is located across from the Key Item. ==CHAPTER 4-4== LOCATION: THE FINAL TOWER In this sequence, Leon grabs his knife and impales Salazar's left hand. After Salazar runs away, DO NOT HEAD UP THE STAIRS YET! There is a YH in a hidden chest in one of the corners of the bottom floor. ==CHAPTER 5-1== LOCATION: DOWNSTAIRS FROM THE MONITOR ROOM In this sequence, Leon will view the security monitors and see Ashley in a prison cell. After this cutscene, head to the previous room and take the stairs down to a sort of basement. Rid all the enemies that appear here. When that's done, head for the corner to find two hidden large crates. The YH is inside one the crates. ==CHAPTER 5-1== LOCATION: WASTE DISPOSAL SECURITY ROOM After getting past all the garbage cans in the Waste Disposal room, head for the next room. The YH is on the table in the security room. You can't miss it! ==CHAPTER 5-1== LOCATION: COMMUNICATION TOWER After obtaining the STORAGE ROOM CARD KEY from the Iron Maiden, DO NOT GO BACK TO FREE ASHLEY JUST YET! Instead, head outside (from where the Iron Maiden emerged from) to a large metal walkway. Further down the walkway is a Merchant and three large crates. Shoot one of the crates to find the YH. Now go back and free Ashley! ==CHAPTER 5-2== LOCATION: NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE TRUCK-DOZER Just before the room with the truck-dozer, you'll find a YH sitting across from the Save Typewriter room. You can't miss it! ==CHAPTER 5-3== LOCATION: JUST BEFORE ENCOUNTERING "IT" Just before you encounter "It", there is a cage that has been torn open. Inside the cage is a YH. NOTE: You can obtain the YH after the "It" boss battle if you missed it. Near the ladder exit is a lift. Enter the lift and ride it back to the other side. Obtain the YH and then head back. ==CHAPTER 5-3== LOCATION: CAMPGROUND AFTER THE "IT" BOSS BATTLE After defeating "It", climb the ladder back up to solid ground. Turn around to see a large tent and a couple of soldiers. Eliminate them all from above and then jump down. DO NOT ENTER THE TENT YET! Head for the gate blocking the entrance to the Fortress. There is a YH sitting nearby. ==CHAPTER 5-3== LOCATION: DOWNSTAIRS JUST BEFORE FINAL KRAUSER BOSS BATTLE Just before you battle Krauser in the upper balcony, there is a YH down the stairs. (The gate will shut behind Leon; you can't miss it!) ==CHAPTER 5-4== LOCATION: COMMANDO TOWER Head down to the lower area of the commando tower and blast one of the large crates near the fences. The YH is inside one of them. ==CHAPTER 5-4== LOCATION: PRISON CELLS In this area, you encounter another (but the last) Regenerator. The YH is located in a hidden corridor right next to the Save Typewriter. ==CHAPTER 5-4== LOCATION: OUTSIDE SADDLER'S QUARTERS In this sequence, you face off against your last bout of soldiers and one more Machine-gunner. The YH is located in one of the crates near the numerous red barrels on the right side. ==CHAPTER 5-5== LOCATION: OUTSIDE THE SURGERY ROOM Make your way out of the surgery room and head outside. The YH is located next to the exit (where you also find the "OUR PLAN" memo). CONGRATS! You found every Yellow Herb in the game. It's up to you to decide on who will get the life enhancement. Remember that when you start another cleared game, the extended life bar carries over to that game. So if Leon's life gauge isn't fully maximized, then go and find the rest of those Yellow Herbs! ************************ ASSIGNMENT ADA ************************ Think finding Yellow Herbs ends after Leon saves Ashley? Nope! When you start the ASSIGNMENT ADA sub-mission, she can also collect Yellow Herbs to maximize her life bar. There are seven total Yellow Herbs in this mini-game and they are located here: --FIRST AREA (OUTSIDE): TWO #1: When the game begins, jump down and head to the path all the way to the left. Climb the rocks to find some crates. There's a YH inside one of them. #2: Head up to the entrance (the one that Leon solves with the rotating mirrors). The YH is behind some sandbags. --SECOND AREA (OUTSIDE): ONE #1: In the area where Leon finds the Golden Lynx Treasure Item is a YH sitting in a lone corner. --PLAGA SAMPLE #1 In the adjacent room where you find the Plaga Sample in the dead scientist's hand is a YH. (This is also the room where Leon encounters the Regenerator for the first time.) --PLAGA SAMPLE #3 Right next to Plaga Sample #3 is a YH. (It's in the area across from where Ashley was being held prisoner.) --THE HIDDEN ROOM Just before heading to the Laboratory to obtain the fourth Plagas Sample is a door. Enter this door to find the YH. (In the main game, Leon finds a Save Typewriter here.) --THE LABORATORY In the area where you obtain the fourth Plagas Sample is a YH. It's enclosed behind glass next to a Red and Green Herb. You can't miss it! That's all the Yellow Herbs in ASSIGNMENT ADA! ************************ It's important that you maximize Leon and Ashley's (and Ada's) health bar during consecutive playthroughs. It would be embarrassing if Leon had the Infinite Rocket Launcher but died because of a short life bar. If you're having trouble finding the YH's that I've mentioned here, e- mail me at the address below and I will provide screencaps. Trust me, not all these locations are hard to find. ************************ This FAQ is only for use on GameFAQS. You may not copy, link, or reproduce this FAQ to your publication or website without permission. If you want to use this FAQ, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have no problems with anyone who asks. January 2005.