Breath of the Wild: How to Find Korok Seeds

Breath of the Wild: How to Find Korok Seeds

Here's our guide on all the Korok Seed locations in Zelda Breath of the Wild, as well as how to get the Korok Mask.

Hestu is the NPC in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that unlocks the quest for Link to claim all 900 Korok Seeds, which can be a tough ordeal. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild Korok Seeds guide, we'll be walking you through a complete list of the various Breath of the Wild Korok Seed locations scattered all throughout the map of Hyrule.

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How to Find Korok Seeds in Breath of the Wild

In order to begin your hunt for all 900 Korok Seeds, you'll have to meet Hestu for the first time. He can be found on the road just outside Kakariko Village, in West Necluda, on the path leading up the side of the mountain from the river just south.

Hestu looks like a gigantic, overgrown vegetable, and upon first meeting him, he'll task Link with retrieving both his maracas, which have been stolen. Just north of Hestu, you'll find a Bokoblin camp where the maracas are lying on the ground, so make sure to defeat all the enemies there and then run the instruments back to Hestu.

After returning the Maracas to Hestu, he'll now task Link with finding all 900 Korok seeds, which go inside his maracas. This is where the long road begins!

Finding every Korok Seed in the entirety of Hyrule will be no small feat for Link. To help both you and him on the way to this lofty goal, head over to this interactive Breath of the Wild map, which features the location of all 900 Korok Seeds, among other key items.

Using the Korok Mask to Track Down Seeds

As part of the Master Trials DLC Link can find a Korok Mask. Equip this and you'll get help when out looking for korok seeds - assuming you don't just want to be told exactly where to go.

To get a visual walkthrough to help you find all the Korok Seeds in Breath of the Wild, you could do a lot worse than watch the mammoth video below.

Reward for Collecting All Korok Seeds in Breath of the Wild

Hestu rewards Link for collecting Korok Seeds for him in the form of inventory upgrades, which can expand your weapon, bow, and shield slots. All three of these inventory sections count as different 'paths' in the upgrades, which means you can upgrade your capacity for weapons, bows and shields once each, and this will only cost Link three Korok Seeds in total.

However after this, Hetsu requires additional Korok Seeds in order to upgrade any inventory slot more than once, and so the list below applies to all different categories in your inventory.

  • 1st Upgrade - 1 Korok Seed
  • 2nd Upgrade - 2 Korok Seeds
  • 3rd Upgrade - 3 Korok Seeds
  • 4th Upgrade - 5 Korok Seeds
  • 5th Upgrade - 8 Korok Seeds
  • 6th Upgrade - 12 Korok Seeds
  • 7th Upgrade - 17 Korok Seeds

This means that should you want to upgrade one category, for example bows, five times, it'll cost you 19 Korok Seeds in total. Return to Hestu any time, should you wish to expand Link's inventory. In terms of the reward for collecting 900, you'll get a golden turd, no really.

We have a wealth of other guides on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here at USgamer, including guides on how to take down both the Stone and Igneo Talus, as well as how to find the most powerful weapons in Hyrule.

That's all we have on this subject, but worry not as there's plenty more Breath of the Wild content right here on USG. First off, there's this news story on Twitch Plays beating its first Guardian. After that, be sure to head over to our write-up of the awesome Wind Waker easter egg hidden in the game.

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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