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Korok Seeds

Korok Seeds are key item rewards for finding hidden creatures known as Koroks. To get a Korok Seed, all you need to do is solve a small environmental puzzle around Hyrule. Do you see a circle of rocks with one missing? Maybe there’s a hole with a ball next to it, a glittering trail in the tall grass, a pot in an obscure location, or a pinwheel overlooking the edge of a cliff, or three identical trees standing next to each other. Investigate anything you find strange to discover a Korok and receive a Korok Seed as a reward!

There are a total of 900 Korok Seeds in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Collect all 900 Korok Seeds and speak to Hestu to receive a special hat. Of course, the hat isn’t the only thing Korok Seeds are used for, but they can be used to upgrade your inventory.

Hestu and Inventory Upgrades

Hestu is a strange character in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. The first time you meet, Hestu will ask you to find his maracas in the quest “The Priceless Maracas.” These are located in a treasure chest at a nearby monster camp, just a few steps to the north of Hestu.

After Hestu receives his maracas, he will offer Link a special service: bring Hestu some Korok Seeds and he will upgrade your inventory slots. Link begins with 8 weapon slots, which can be upgraded a max of 11 times; 5 bow slots, which can be upgraded a max of 8 times; and 4 shield slots, which can be upgraded a max of 16 times. The numbers in the table below list how many Korok Seeds are needed for each inventory slot upgrade.

Upgrade Bows Weapons Shields
Slot 1 1 1 1
Slot 2 2 2 2
Slot 3 3 3 3
Slot 4 5 5 4
Slot 5 8 8 5
Slot 6 12 12 10
Slot 7 17 17 10
Slot 8 25 25 10
Slot 9 - 35 10
Slot 10 - 45 10
Slot 11 - 55 15
Slot 12 - - 15
Slot 13 - - 15
Slot 14 - - 15
Slot 15 - - 15
Slot 16 - - 20

Unfortunately, Hestu will not stay in the same spot to perform all these upgrades. After upgrading your inventory a few times, he will move to a different location but stay within the general vicinity of West Necluda. The exact locations are listed below.

Map Location
The first location Hetsu will be waiting is on the main road south of Kakariko Village.
Hetsu's second location is just northeast of Riverside Stable in central Hyrule.
Hetsu's third and final location is within Korok Forest in northern Hyrule.