Zelda: Breath of the Wild is full of mysteries and puzzles for Link to unravel (like how to stay warm). The game does very little hand holding with players, which makes exploring the world and learning how the mechanics work very exciting, but also leaves some players with big questions like, “What do I do with all of these Korok Seeds?” If you’re still wondering what the seeds do in Breath of the Wild, we’ll break it down for you…
Korok Seeds are rewarded to players after Link solves a small puzzle involving the cute little colorful guys. Each puzzle rewards a Korok Seed and then those seeds can be turned in at Hetsu’s current location (which varies) to increase inventory space. The cost of each upgrade scales up, so although the first few seem cheap and easy, but expanding that inventory gets pricey very quickly and requires players to hunt down tons of the 900 Korok Seeds that are scattered throughout the giant map.
Early in the game, finding Hetsu for the turn in can be a little tricky. The character starts out between the Dueling Peaks Stable (where players can stable Epona) and Kakariko. Link will run into him close to the main path this first time, but after that he relocates to Woodland Stable, just outside one of the Shrines, and then finally makes it back to his home to rest at Korok Forest.
Unlocking every available slot that is upgradable will cost players about 440 Korok Seeds. There are 900 seeds available in the game, so that leaves plenty of extra out there to hunt down for fun. Players who take the time to collect every last one will unlock Hetsu’s Gift which gives them the power to trigger Hetsu’s dance (which is amazing, by the way) any time they want. That’s not the most thrilling reward for hunting down 900 items, but the dance is pretty fantastic.
How many of the Korok Seeds have you collected? Will you be aiming to gather all 900? Let us know in the comments.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now on the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U.