Korok Seed

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Korok Seed
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Games

Location

Hidden across Hyrule
Koroks

Uses

Exchange for inventory upgrades

Related

"This small seed was given to you by a Korok. It has a distinct smell. If you gather a bunch of them, you never know what may happen..."

— In-Game Description

Korok Seeds are small, golden seeds found in Breath of the Wild. They can be obtained by locating one of the many Koroks hidden all over Hyrule.

Overview

It is not necessary for Link to contact Hestu in order to start collecting seeds, but it's necessary to contact him in order to expand the inventory, completing The Priceless Maracas challenge to do so.

Each Korok will gift Link one seed, which can be exchanged with Hestu to increase his inventory capacity. There are 900 Korok Seeds in total, all hidden across the land. They often require unique puzzles to be solved in order to find the Korok bearing them, such as:

  • Solving cube puzzles through Magnesis;
  • Rolling a boulder into a hole;
  • Lifting rocks from the ground or at the tops of thick trees;
  • Throwing rocks into a circle of rocks in water bodies;
  • Completing a circle of rocks on the ground;
  • Diving/falling into a circle of lily pads in water bodies;
  • Shooting moving target balloons after triggering a wind chime;
  • Shooting jumping acorns after triggering a wind chime;
  • Shooting stationary target balloons under bridges and other tall places;
  • Shooting acorns inside hollow tree trunks and logs, and holes on trees;
  • Racing to reach a target after triggering a leaf pedestal;
  • Placing metal boulders into hollow trunks;
  • Climbing to the top of trees, poles, atop houses and buildings, and even the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab;
  • Following a trail of sprouting flowers;
  • Following an increasing sequence of flowers;
  • Making the number of apples on a tree match the other two trees;
  • Offering fruit to statues.

Initially, Hestu can be found on the road leading to Kakariko Village. However, after Link upgrades two slots in his inventory, Hestu will note that the time is late and declines to do any more, stating that he needs to get back to Korok Forest.

However, on his way back to Korok Forest, he gets lost and will appear at Riverside Stable, Wetland Stable, and Woodland Stable. Link will need to find Hestu and upgrade five more slots, after which Hestu will finally make his way back to Korok Forest.

Upon collecting all 900 of the seeds, Link is advised to speak with Hestu in the Korok Forest, where he will be given Hestu's Gift, a trophy of sorts marking the accomplishment.

Inventory Upgrades

Generally, each slot upgrade requires more seeds than the previous. Below is a chart which lists the cost to upgrade each slot all the way. In total, 441 seeds are required to maximize all of the stashes. Completing the stashes will give Link a final total of 20 weapons slots, 13 bow slots and 20 shield slots.

Slot Nº Seeds Needed
for Weapon Slot
Total Weapon Slots
After Upgrade
(Starts with 9)
Seeds Needed
for Bow Slot
Total Bow Slots
After Upgrade
(Starts with 5)
Seeds Needed
for Shield Slot
Total Shield Slots
After Upgrade
(Starts with 4)
1st 1 10 1 6 1 5
2nd 2 11 2 7 2 6
3rd 3 12 3 8 3 7
4th 5 13 5 9 4 8
5th 8 14 8 10 5 9
6th 12 15 12 11 10 10
7th 17 16 17 12 10 11
8th 25 17 25 (Max) 13 (Max) 10 12
9th 35 18 10 13
10th 45 19 10 14
11th 55 (Max) 20 (Max) 15 15
12th 15 16
13th 15 17
14th 15 18
15th 15 19
16th 20 (Max) 20 (Max)
Total 208 Seeds 20 Slots 73 Seeds 13 Slots 160 Seeds 20 Slots

Trivia

  • Beyond the weapon slots provided by the Korok seeds, Link can keep three of each weapon once Link fully upgrades the gear displays in his house at Hateno Village during the Hylian Homeowner quest. However, these weapons are not readily available like the weapon slots in Link's inventory, as Link has to travel to Hateno to retrieve them, and placing them in the displays deprives them of all weapon bonuses they have.
  • In average, the weapon slots are the most expensive in terms of Korok Seeds with an average of ~20 per slot. It's followed by the shield slots (~10 per slot) and the bows slots (~9 per slot). However, this is inversely proportional with the slots available, as the bows have the least slots attainable, while the shields have the most.
  • It's heavily implied that Korok Seeds are actually Korok droppings, as Hestu's Gift is pretty much a giant "seed" in the shape of a turd.

Map of Korok Seed Locations

A large map with all the Korok seed locations. Good for downloading and crossing off the ones you have to keep track of them. Original size is 6500x5200 pixels