September 20th, 2019 ๐Ÿ๏ธ Wiki Weekly #23! โ›ต

Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch just released!
We've listed pages that need updating, think you're up for the task? Take a look!

Latest Announcements

User:Pixel/Sandbox03

From Zelda Wiki, the Zelda encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
ALBW Revealed Geldman Model.png
This is Pixel's sandbox.

Please do not edit it without their permission.

Pixel/Sandbox03
BotW Korok Seed Icon.png
Game(s)
Use(s) Expanding the Inventory

Korok Seeds are items in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses

Korok Seeds are given by Koroks when they are found throughout Hyrule.[2] They possess a distinct smell.[1] When {{Term|BotW|Link|link]] receives his first Seed, he is asked to return it to the Korok Hestu.[3] 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 Bokoblin nearby. After Link returns them, Hestu realizes the Seeds were taken by the other Koroks as part of a prank.[4][5]

In exchange for Korok Seeds, Hestu will add one slot to Link's Weapon, Bow, or Shield stashes,[6] with some kind of mysterious power.[7] 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."[8][9]

The way Korok's hide and present Link with mini-challenges come in a variety of themes and difficulties, all of these tasks can be broken down into 11 different types.

Rock Pattern

A circle missing one Rock point

These types of puzzles involve rocks that have been arranged into geometric patterns, often in the shapes of circles, spirals, or crosses. When Link first comes across these puzzle, there is at least one missing rock from the design, and it most be found and returned to the rest before the Korok will reveal it self.

Cube Pattern

Found in the side of mountains or standing upright, these small metal cubes are configured in symmetrical arrangements, with one missing a cube in its design. These statue-like pairs can be side-by-side or encompassing points of interests like Waterfalls. Link must locate the missing cube, or transfer it from one structure to the other, with Magnesis. Once the missing cube has been placed into its proper placement, it will shrink and spin quickly for a brief moment, only to return to its normal size in a poof of smoke. This action is then followed by the Korok appearing before Link.

Circles

Link can come across a verity of objects that have been placed into tight circles found in bodies of water, most of these circles are just larger than Link himself. These groupings are commonly constructed from rocks, but can be seen made from water lilies and other natural objects. To complete the puzzle, a rock needs to be thrown into the center of these circles, normally provided rocks are found nearby and are at a higher point then the circle its self. If no rocks have been placed nearby, Link can dive into the center himself, completing the puzzle and revealing the Korok.

Natural Hiding Spot

Like the name suggests, these types of challenges involve searching out Koroks that have concealed themselves under and behind a verity of natural objects found threw out Hyrule. From small rocks, Ice Blocks, clay pots, and in piles of leaves,[10] a Korok could be hidden in and under many things.

Leaves with Fairy Dust

BotW Leaves with Fairy Dust Model.png

More often seen racing around in open areas, Leaves with Fairy Dust must be caught by Link to reveal the hidden Korok. [11] Sometimes these effects can be located in camouflaged places,[12] or at the peaks of high terrain.

Race | Horse Hurdles

Normally accompanied by a tree stump with a leaf symbol and a ticking timer, [13] Link must begin and finish a race within a set amount of time. The finish line represented by a ring of lights, which can be low to the ground or way above the trees. These races testing Links sprinting, climbing, gliding, and swimming abilities. These types of puzzles can also involve the need for a Horse partner, as fences, can sometimes be found lined conveniently in a row. Jumping these fences with a horse will expose the Korok. [14]

Food Offering

Offering certain items, more often than not a Food, in the trays of aligned statues, can also reveal a Korok.[15][16] Sometimes certain items must be submitted, with hints of the certain item nearby.

Flower Trails

Following daffodils that appear and disappear, or flowers that have to be approached in proper order will reveal a Korok.[17][18]

Archery

These types of puzzles generally require the use of a Bow and come with different targets and movements. Some come as balloons, and may not appear til Link is standing in a certain location, marked by a colored Pinwheel.[19] Other types are of positioned Apples, and soaring Acorns.

Boulders

A Boulder on top of a Zonai Tower that needs to be moved

Moving Boulders to nearby holes or craters, by rolling, Stasis, and even Magnesis.[20]

Tree Patterns

Three identical trees with slightly different Apple arrangments

Trees growing adjacent from one another with certain fruit arrangements can also be the work of a Korok. Removing extra fruit in order for all trees to be identical will reveal a Korok.[21]Torches can also be treated in a similar fashion, where the odd one out needs to be lit to match.[22]

Trivia

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ใ‚ณใƒญใ‚ฐใฎใƒŸ (Korogu no Mi)
French Republic FrenchEU Noix Korogu
Federal Republic of Germany German Krog-Samen
Italian Republic Italian Seme Korogu

See Also

References

  1. โ†‘ 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...
    " โ€” Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. โ†‘ "Oh, and my friends are hiding in lots of different places too! Don't be shy about poking your nose into suspicious places!" โ€” Korok (Breath of the Wild)
  3. โ†‘ "Well, if you run into Hestu, please return this to him." โ€” Korok (Breath of the Wild)
  4. โ†‘ "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..." โ€” Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  5. โ†‘ "But wait! There's something wrong with my maracas! The Korok seeds inside are gone! How am I supposed to dance now? Shoko..." โ€” Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  6. โ†‘ "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!" โ€” Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  7. โ†‘ Creating A Champion (Dark Horse), pg. 144
  8. โ†‘ "All of the forest children returned to Korok Forest! [...] You've maxed all of your stashes! So let me give you this!" โ€” Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  9. โ†‘ "A gift of friendship given to you by Hestu. It smells pretty bad." โ€” N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  10. โ†‘ "Likewise, certain Koroks maybe hidden in an ice block that you must melt, below a rock slab that can be lifted with an Octo balloon, under a tree branch collectible, behind destructible rocks that you need to blow up, inside a clay pot that you need to shatter, or beneath layers of leaves that you can remove with a bomb." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 330)
  11. โ†‘ "When you notice a small trail of leaves with a fairy dust effect moving along a set course, intercept and examine it to reveal a Korok." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 330)
  12. โ†‘ "You will sometimes find a similar small pile of leafs in a fixed position - high in a tree, for example." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 330)
  13. โ†‘ "Every time you encounter a tree stump with a leaf symbol, get ready for a race." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  14. โ†‘ "Very occasionally, you will come across a series of fences conveniently aligned. If you jump above them while riding a horse, you will reveal a Korok." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  15. โ†‘ "If you drop the right type of food on all trays, a Korok will be revealed." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  16. โ†‘ "There are instances where the "food" in question is less common, but the game will show you which ingredient is required in at least one of the trays- for example, an egg, or even a rusty shield, one atypical instance." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  17. โ†‘ "Approach it and it will disappear, reappearing a little further away. Follow this trail until the Korok gives you its seed." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  18. โ†‘ "You may also encounter a variation where you interact with groups of flowers in a specific order: a single flower, then a pair of flowers, then a trio, and so forth." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  19. โ†‘ "Balloons will sometimes only appear when you stand next to a colored pinwheel: look around until you see them, then shoot them with an arrow." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  20. โ†‘ "Here, one or more large boulders need to be moved to nearby holes." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  21. โ†‘ "If you espy a pattern in the fruit growing on adjacent trees, there's probably a Korok behind it." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  22. โ†‘ "Along the same lines, you will occasionally come across a pair of torches, and you will need to set ablaze any unlit one." (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback), pg. 331)
  23. โ†‘ "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." โ€”Hidemaro Fujibayashi (WHY COLLECTING 900 KOROK SEEDS IN ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD GETS YOU A GIANT POOP)