You will get the objective to ‘Solve the Puzzle of the Watatsumi Statue‘ during the Solitary Sea-Beast world quest in Watatsumi Island. Watatsumi Island was introduced during Genshin Impact 2.1 update, released on 1st September 2021. This article shows how to solve the Watatsumi Statue Puzzle.
Solve the Puzzle of the Watatsumi Statue
When you approach the Watatsumi statue, you cannot interact with it as it is locked. To unlock the statue, you will have to activate three elemental pillars. Two of these pillars are electro and one hydro. Two of the elemental pillars are in front of the hut near the statue as shown in the first picture below. One elemental pillar is below the hut, hidden behind a curtain, as shown in the second picture below.
The elemental pillar underneath the hut is protected inside a barrier. To cross the barrier, summon electrogranum from the plant behind the hut as shown in the picture below. Use the electrogranum to enter the hut and switch off the barrier. Then activate all the three elemental barriers. This will unlock the statue and you can interact with it.
Now with the pillar unlocked, stand on the floor tile near the statue to reveal more floor tiles. Walk to the floor tile marked as ‘1’ in the picture below. Now stand there and pay respect to the statue.
On paying respect to the statue, a new floor tile will be revealed on your left. Use it to walk over the floor tile marked as ‘2’ in the picture below. Now stand there and pay respect to the statue again.
On paying respect to the statue, a new floor tile will be revealed on your left. Now you have to walk over to the floor tile marked as ‘3’ below. Follow the path as shown in the picture below.
On stepping on the final tile, the puzzle will be solved and an exquisite chest will appear in the water in front of the statue. After solving the Watatsumi Statue Puzzle, talk to Anisa and Kumi to finish the Solitary Sea-Beast world quest and unlock A Mermaids’ Tale achievement.