Korok Seed

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Korok Seeds are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Korok Seeds are given by Koroks when they are found throughout Hyrule.[4] They possess a distinct smell.[1] When Link receives his first Seed, he is asked to return it to the Korok Hestu.[5] Korok Seeds are actually the beads used in Hestu's Maracas. When first found, Hestu asks Link to retrieve his Maracas from a group of Bokoblins nearby. After Link returns them, Hestu realizes the Seeds were taken by the other Koroks as part of a prank.[6][7]

In exchange for Korok Seeds, Hestu will add one slot to Link's Weapon, Bows, or Shields stashes.[8] Link can fully upgrade his inventory with only 441 Korok Seeds. If all 900 Seeds are returned to Hestu, he will reward Link with a "gift of friendship."[9][10]

Inventory Slots and Upgrade Costs

Inventory Slot Weapons Bows Shields
1st Master Sword[a] Base Base
2nd Base Base Base
3rd Base Base Base
4th Base Base Base
5th Base Base 1
6th Base 1 2
7th Base 2 3
8th Base 3 4
9th Base 5 5
10th 1 8 10
11th 2 12 10
12th 3 17 10
13th 5 25 10
14th 8 Arrows 10
15th 12 Fire Arrows 15
16th 17 Ice Arrows 15
17th 25 Shock Arrows 15
18th 35 Bomb Arrows 15
19th 45 Ancient Arrows 15
20th 55 Bow of Light[b] 20
Total 208 73 160
  1. This inventory slot is automatically received upon obtaining the Master Sword.
  2. This inventory slot is automatically received upon obtaining the Bow of Light during the Dark Beast Ganon fight, and cannot be unlocked permanently.

Tears of the Kingdom

Korok Seeds return in Tears of the Kingdom, once again given by Koroks after solving a Korok Seed Puzzle. There are still 900 Korok Seed Puzzles, however with the addition of the Traveling Korok Duo puzzles rewarding two Korok Seeds on completion, there are now 1,000 total Korok Seeds to collect throughout the Sky Islands and Surface. They can again be given to Hestu in exchange for Inventory expansions.[11] The amount of Korok Seeds required to fully upgrade Link's Inventory has been reduced to 421. After returning all 1,000 Korok Seeds to Hestu, he will reward Link with Hestu's Gift.[12][13]

Inventory Slots and Upgrade Costs

Inventory Slot Weapons Bows Shields
1st Master Sword[a] Base Base
2nd Base Base Base
3rd Base Base Base
4th Base Base Base
5th Base Base 1
6th Base 1 2
7th Base 2 3
8th Base 3 4
9th Base 5 5
10th Base 8 10
11th 1 12 10
12th 2 17 10
13th 3 25 10
14th 5 35 10
15th 8 Arrows 15
16th 12 - 15
17th 17 - 15
18th 25 - 15
19th 35 - 15
20th 45 - 20
Total 153 108 160
  1. This inventory slot is automatically received upon obtaining the Master Sword.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Korok Seeds can be obtained in Chapter Quests and certain Challenge Quests by uncovering hidden Koroks, and can additionally be received as rewards for completing Challenge Quests centered around Hestu's involvement. Once a Warrior locates a Korok, it will give them a Korok Seed. Koroks who Warriors find will remain out in the open as a way to help players keep track which Koroks they have found.

There is a total of 175 Korok Seeds found in the game, and are divided as such:

  • 122 Korok Seeds are hidden within the 20 Story missions.
  • 12 Korok Seeds are hidden with 11 specific Challenge missions.
  • And 41 Korok Seeds are obtained as rewards, which are further divided:
    • 26 of these Korok Seeds are obtained as part of the First Clear Rewards for completing specific battles.
    • The outlier 15 Korok Seeds are obtained by completing the Hestu-specific Side Quest "Helping with Heights".


Once Hestu is unlocked as a character after completing the Scenario, "Freeing Korok Forest", Link will be able to complete side quests that will be able to give everyone extra inventory, just like in Breath of the Wild. These side quests, found under the Battle Support tab in the Quest search bar, have Hestu's Maracas as their icons.

After completing the "A Most Peculiar Korok" Side Quest, Korok Seeds can be seen on the Battle Info screen of a Scenario that has them, with collected Korok Seeds being colored in white and uncollected Korok Seeds being left in a very dull dark gray.

Trivia

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • コログのミ (Korogu no Mi) (BotW)
  • コログのミ (TotK)
  • Korogu Seed
  •  
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
克洛格的果實 (Kèluògé de guǒshí) (TotK) 
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
  • 克洛格的果实 (Kèluògé De Guǒshí) (BotW)
  • 克洛格的果实 (Kèluògé de guǒshí) (TotK)
  •  
  •  
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Korok-zaadje (BotW | HWAoC)[15][16]Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Noix korogu (BotW | TotK)Korogu nut
Canada
FrenchCA
Noix Korogu (TotK) 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Krog-Samen (TotK) 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Seme Korogu (BotW | TotK)Korogu Seed
The Republic of Korea
Korean
코로그 열매 (TotK) 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Semilla de kolog (TotK) 
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Korok Seed
    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...
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Korok Seed
    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...
    " — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Korok Seed
    This small seed was given by a Korok. It has a distinct smell. Gather a bunch of them and surely something will happen...
    " — Spoils (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  4. "Oh, and my friends are hiding in lots of different places too! Don't be shy about poking your nose into suspicious places!" — Korok (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Well, if you run into Hestu, please return this to him." — Korok (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "But wait! There's something wrong with my maracas! The Korok seeds inside are gone! How am I supposed to dance now? Shoko..." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "The children of the forest must have taken the Korok seeds from my beloved maracas. I never thought I would be the target of one of their pranks. Shoko..." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "If I had just one Korok seed, I could sing, dance and use my powers to help you. You see, I have the power of inventory expansion! So let me know if you find some Korok seeds!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "All of the forest children returned to Korok Forest! [...] You've maxed all of your stashes! So let me give you this!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "A gift of friendship given to you by Hestu. It smells pretty bad." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "If you give me a Korok seed, I'll make your inventory bigger!" — Hestu (Tears of the Kingdom)
  12. "Shaka?! You collected all the Korok seeds! Amazing! ♪Ama-sa-sing, I'ma gonna sing, amaza-zing! Super-super amazing!♪ You've maxed all of your stashes. So let me give you this, as thanks." — Hestu (Tears of the Kingdom)
  13. "Hestu's Gift
    A gift of friendship given to you by Hestu. It smells pretty bad.
    " — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  14. "It's just the backstory, the kind of hidden kind of thing in the game the whole way is that the Korok seeds are actually Korok poop." —Hidemaro Fujibayashi (WHY COLLECTING 900 KOROK SEEDS IN ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD GETS YOU A GIANT POOP.)
  15. "Korok-zaadje" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Korok-zaadje" — Material (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)