Korok Seed Puzzle

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Korok Seed Puzzles are a recurring mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name references needed]

Overview

Breath of the Wild

Korok Seed Puzzles are a type of Puzzle that reward Korok Seeds upon completion. While most are relatively simple, others may require precise timing or skill. Korok Seed Puzzles are the hiding places of Koroks who will grant Link a seed when found.[2][3]

List of Korok Seed Puzzles

The different Korok Seed Puzzle types are as follows:

Tears of the Kingdom



List of Korok Seed Puzzles



Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Acorn Jars can be found inside tree hollows and fallen trees, or hanging from chains underneath tree branches, Bridges, or other surfaces. In order to complete these puzzles, Link must destroy the Acorn Jar in any fashion, such as with an Arrow.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

This type of puzzle consists of multiple arrow signs pointing to a single location, where Link will find a cloud of fairy dust, sometimes at a different elevation from the arrow signs.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Link can sometimes find logs embedded in some ceilings and overhangs which he must use Ascend to pass through, after which the puzzle will be completed.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

In order to complete these puzzles, Link must move a Boulder from a hole in the ground onto a nearby stump with three branches pointing out of it.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

There are some locations with Stone Statues inside an unfinished framework of a shelter. The Korok is revealed by placing any object onto the framework to form a roof that shelters the Stone Statues.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These puzzles are indicated by a single dandelion that must be attacked to trigger. When struck, the dandelion will launch upward a short distance and begin falling to the ground nearby. Link must interact with the dandelion before it reaches the ground to obtain the Korok Seed.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

For this type of puzzle, a pair of large corks are connected by a chain, with one cork seated inside a tree stump. Link must launch the loose cork with enough force to free the other cork, such as with Zonai Devices, or by forcing the loose cork underwater with Ultrahand to launch it upward using its buoyancy.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These consist of 2 structures assembled from small cubes, a larger immovable section and a smaller section of cubes that can be moved freely. Link must take the smaller section and insert it into the larger section to complete the structure.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Some bodies of water have a ring of water lilies inside them, sometimes with a convenient diving platform nearby. Link must dive into the water through the ring, taking care to be in an actual dive and not merely falling or gliding into the water.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

On certain islands in the Sky, there is a tree stump embedded in the side of the island that Link must climb over in order to complete the puzzle.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These types of puzzles involve a small cloud of fairy dust that is revealed when Link moves close enough, at which point he can examine them to reveal the Korok. They can be either within reach of a climbable surface or tree, or floating just out of reach, requiring a structure to be constructed in order for Link to reach them.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

For trails of moving fairy dust, Link must intercept and examine the fairy dust at some point along its set course.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These are completed by finding the nearby roof piece and inserting it into place to complete the roof of a shelter.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These puzzles are indicated by a single yellow flower that disappears when Link approaches it, after which it will reappear a short distance away. Touching each flower in the trail will eventually lead to a white flower, which completes the puzzle once touched.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Some Stone Statues will have small trays in front of them, into which Link must place the correct food. The type of food required is usually an Apple, but it may vary. The food required is always indicated, usually by food already in one of the offering plates.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

To complete these puzzles, Link must find and pop a single balloon, usually hidden up high.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

For this type of challenge, when Link stands at a lone spinning pinwheel, one or more balloons will appear, all of which must be popped without moving away from the pinwheel to complete the puzzle.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

When Link steps on the tree stump to start these races, a ring will appear a variable distance away and a timer will begin counting down. After the timer expires, the ring will disappear and the race will need to be reattempted. Some races may require a creative approach, as the timer may be too short to glide or sprint to them in time.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

This type of puzzle only requires a bell to be rung, which can be accomplished by lifting it in one direction and dropping it.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Some Rocks are encased in ice which must be melted in order to pick up the rock and find the Korok.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Across the Surface and Sky, there are lone Rocks in unusual places, such as in a tree or on the very top of a mountain peak, that have Korok hidden beneath them.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

For groups of Rocks aligned in a pattern, there will be a gap where a Rock should be. Link must find the Rock nearby and place it where it belongs in the pattern. The missing Rock is often in the direction indicated by the gap in the pattern. Link may also use a Rock fused to his Equipment to fill in the gap and complete the puzzle.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

This version of a Rock puzzle is located underneath a Boulder, usually in a small hole or indent. Link can move the Boulder to reach and pick up the Rock.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

For this type of puzzle, Link will need to burn the Bramble and then pick up the Rock.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These Rocks are hidden under piles of leaves, which Link will need to clear to reach the Rock underneath.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

Found only on Sky Islands, these challenges involve tree stumps, which spawn small orbs of light that fall towards the Surface once Link steps on them. Link must dive after the orb and interact with it before it reaches the ground in order to obtain the Korok Seed.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

These Korok Seed Puzzles are started from tree stumps, and similar to Races, spawn a goal nearby. The goals take the form of a tree stump with a target pattern on top of it. Link must reach the target stump without touching any other surfaces to complete the challenge.

Korok Seed Puzzle
Description

A Korok will request help reaching its friend, whose position will marked by a green smoke signal a considerable distance away from the Korok when it is spoken to. It will need to be brought there, preferably by constructing a vehicle of some kind to carry it. Upon completing the puzzle, Link will receive two Korok Seeds instead of the usual one.

Korok Seed PuzzleDescription

Acorn Jars can be found inside tree hollows and fallen trees, or hanging from chains underneath tree branches, Bridges, or other surfaces. In order to complete these puzzles, Link must destroy the Acorn Jar in any fashion, such as with an Arrow.

This type of puzzle consists of multiple arrow signs pointing to a single location, where Link will find a cloud of fairy dust, sometimes at a different elevation from the arrow signs.

Link can sometimes find logs embedded in some ceilings and overhangs which he must use Ascend to pass through, after which the puzzle will be completed.

In order to complete these puzzles, Link must move a Boulder from a hole in the ground onto a nearby stump with three branches pointing out of it.

There are some locations with Stone Statues inside an unfinished framework of a shelter. The Korok is revealed by placing any object onto the framework to form a roof that shelters the Stone Statues.

These puzzles are indicated by a single dandelion that must be attacked to trigger. When struck, the dandelion will launch upward a short distance and begin falling to the ground nearby. Link must interact with the dandelion before it reaches the ground to obtain the Korok Seed.

For this type of puzzle, a pair of large corks are connected by a chain, with one cork seated inside a tree stump. Link must launch the loose cork with enough force to free the other cork, such as with Zonai Devices, or by forcing the loose cork underwater with Ultrahand to launch it upward using its buoyancy.

These consist of 2 structures assembled from small cubes, a larger immovable section and a smaller section of cubes that can be moved freely. Link must take the smaller section and insert it into the larger section to complete the structure.

Some bodies of water have a ring of water lilies inside them, sometimes with a convenient diving platform nearby. Link must dive into the water through the ring, taking care to be in an actual dive and not merely falling or gliding into the water.

On certain islands in the Sky, there is a tree stump embedded in the side of the island that Link must climb over in order to complete the puzzle.

These types of puzzles involve a small cloud of fairy dust that is revealed when Link moves close enough, at which point he can examine them to reveal the Korok. They can be either within reach of a climbable surface or tree, or floating just out of reach, requiring a structure to be constructed in order for Link to reach them.

For trails of moving fairy dust, Link must intercept and examine the fairy dust at some point along its set course.

These are completed by finding the nearby roof piece and inserting it into place to complete the roof of a shelter.

These puzzles are indicated by a single yellow flower that disappears when Link approaches it, after which it will reappear a short distance away. Touching each flower in the trail will eventually lead to a white flower, which completes the puzzle once touched.

Some Stone Statues will have small trays in front of them, into which Link must place the correct food. The type of food required is usually an Apple, but it may vary. The food required is always indicated, usually by food already in one of the offering plates.

To complete these puzzles, Link must find and pop a single balloon, usually hidden up high.

For this type of challenge, when Link stands at a lone spinning pinwheel, one or more balloons will appear, all of which must be popped without moving away from the pinwheel to complete the puzzle.

When Link steps on the tree stump to start these races, a ring will appear a variable distance away and a timer will begin counting down. After the timer expires, the ring will disappear and the race will need to be reattempted. Some races may require a creative approach, as the timer may be too short to glide or sprint to them in time.

This type of puzzle only requires a bell to be rung, which can be accomplished by lifting it in one direction and dropping it.

Some Rocks are encased in ice which must be melted in order to pick up the rock and find the Korok.

Across the Surface and Sky, there are lone Rocks in unusual places, such as in a tree or on the very top of a mountain peak, that have Korok hidden beneath them.

For groups of Rocks aligned in a pattern, there will be a gap where a Rock should be. Link must find the Rock nearby and place it where it belongs in the pattern. The missing Rock is often in the direction indicated by the gap in the pattern. Link may also use a Rock fused to his Equipment to fill in the gap and complete the puzzle.

This version of a Rock puzzle is located underneath a Boulder, usually in a small hole or indent. Link can move the Boulder to reach and pick up the Rock.

For this type of puzzle, Link will need to burn the Bramble and then pick up the Rock.

These Rocks are hidden under piles of leaves, which Link will need to clear to reach the Rock underneath.

Found only on Sky Islands, these challenges involve tree stumps, which spawn small orbs of light that fall towards the Surface once Link steps on them. Link must dive after the orb and interact with it before it reaches the ground in order to obtain the Korok Seed.

These Korok Seed Puzzles are started from tree stumps, and similar to Races, spawn a goal nearby. The goals take the form of a tree stump with a target pattern on top of it. Link must reach the target stump without touching any other surfaces to complete the challenge.

A Korok will request help reaching its friend, whose position will marked by a green smoke signal a considerable distance away from the Korok when it is spoken to. It will need to be brought there, preferably by constructing a vehicle of some kind to carry it. Upon completing the puzzle, Link will receive two Korok Seeds instead of the usual one.

Nomenclature

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References

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide (Expanded Edition, 2018), Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. Map Insert ("Hyrule: Completionist Map")
  2. "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)
  3. "Yahaha! You found me!" — Korok (Breath of the Wild)