The Retsam Forest is a location found in Breath of the Wild.
The Retsam Forest is a densely wooded area, located northeast of Hateno Village and directly north of the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. There are a wide variety of mushrooms throughout the forest, most notably there being a handful of Ironshrooms and Sunshrooms.
- Main article: Deer Hunting
If Link talks to Dantz, who works on a farm at the east end of Hateno Village, he can participate in the Deer Hunting mini-game. Dantz needs Link help to control the over-population of Deer as it is destroying the forest. In this mini-game, Link has 60-seconds to hunt down various Deer in the Retsam Forest.
Despite there being 10 Deer in the Retsam Forest during this mini-game, if Link travels to the Retsam Forest outside of the mini-game, there are no deer to be found.
- Main article: Sunshroom Sensing
As part of the Sunshroom Sensing side quest, Symin from over at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab will task Link within finding several Sunshrooms. While these can be found in a variety of locations throughout Hyrule, Symin will guide Link towards the Retsam Forest, as it is right nearby and contains several Sunshrooms.
The name Retsam spelled backwards is Master. This coincides with the two other Wooded areas surrounding Hateno Village. Just to the west of town there is the Ginner Woods, which is short for Beginner, and the Midla Woods, which is short for middle.
Nearby Korok Seeds
Jump, dive or fall into the ring of water lilies.
- ↑ Woo-hoo! I had a lucky feeling you were the answer to my prayers! So what I need is for you to hunt some deer out in Retsam Forest. They're overpopulated these days, and it's destroying the forest. That's why I was hoping you could hunt all the deer you can...in one minute. - Dantz
- ↑ It seems like you got a picture of a sunshroom! Excellent. Next, open your Hyrule Compendium and tune the sensor to your picture of the sunshroom. The Sheikah Sensor + will then be able to sense sunshrooms! The detailed instructions are written down in the book on the desk there. You should read them. This seems like a nice opportunity to ask if you'd mind bringing me three sunshrooms. You can find sunshrooms growing in Retsam Forest, I believe... The Sheikah Sensor + should make it a snap! - Symin