As in Breath of the Wild, there are plenty of korok to be found in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. But along with that, there are plenty of new puzzles and hidden locations that you must find to get your hands on Korok Seeds.
During your adventure through Hyrule, you’ll find and help the Koroks every time, so you’ll soon be familiar with most of the activities they have to offer. But which one is the most fun and satisfying?
8 run around unseen
This is Korok a cute example of what’s going on, but it’s not the most exciting one. Occasionally, while traveling through the wilds of Hyrule, you’ll see some light hovering over the ground, followed by glowing petals. They can hover around trees or weave within some structures, but aren’t hard to spot if you encounter them.
Catch up with the light and interact with it to reveal Korok, who has had the best magnifying glass in his life. Hijacking the hyper jogging path will reward you with a Korok Seed.
7 xanthic flowers
Yellow flowers are quite common in nature. If you go out into the fields or tall grasses, you will find them lush, especially in spring. But a lone flower standing proudly on top of a structure? Yes, something is wrong.
Examine the flower and it will disappear as you get closer and reappear somewhere nearby. Going that way will do the same thing. Follow where the flowers lead until they appear white and Korok will reveal itself to you and reward you with a seed.
6 racing towards the goal
Speed it up a bit, this Korok puzzle needs some speed. Stand on a stump conveniently placed on the ground, usually decorated with leaf prints. Doing so will cause a target ring to appear nearby.
There are two types of this particular puzzle in Tears of the Kingdom. One must reach the target before it starts ticking and disappears. The other (new to Tears of the Kingdom) has a target on top of another nearby stump and you need to reach that stump without touching the ground. Either way, when you reach your goal, that korok seed will be yours.
5 floating white flowers
An all-new Korok puzzle for Tears of the Realm, this appears as another type of flower. However, nothing happens when you get close to it, and there are no options to interact with it. Instead, it must be slashed with a blade.
Once you have them, the flowers will separate and float to the top. It then descends smoothly, but the path is unclear. Grab and interact with them before they hit the ground to reveal the korok and get another korok seed.
4 red arrow
Another new type of Korok activity, this one is pretty simple. When you spot a small wooden sign with a red arrow at the end, you know you need to look around. There will be other arrows like this pointing in different directions in this area as well.
If you follow the signs of the arrows, there will be a point where they all converge. Perhaps the top of a tree or structure. Upon reaching that destination, floating petals appear that you can interact with, revealing Korok once again.
three pinwheel target
If you’ve spent hours exploring Hyrule in Breath of the Wild, you’ll be familiar with the pinwheel. These small red pinwheels usually appear on rocks or structures and glow at night, so you can see them in the dark. Stand next to it and a challenge will appear.
Nearby you may find floating targets or jars thrown into the air. They will move, disappear, reappear, or do a number of things. Hit each one with your arrows to complete this little challenge and get another korok seed.
2 hide under a rock
This is one of the best because it’s a classic, and it’s insanely simple. As you move around, you will be looking at your surroundings. Then a very strangely placed lonely rock just sits there. It can’t be a secret waiting to be discovered, right?
Go and pick up the boulder and a korok will pop out of the air from underneath and give you a korok seed. That’s all. Be careful not to drop stones back on Korok. He’s just a little guy.
One Korok lost a friend
In a puzzle that feels like a new recurring puzzle in Tears of the Kingdom and the main available Korok activity, you’ll encounter many Koroks in agony with large backpacks. Talk to them and they’ll let you know you’ve broken up with your friend and point them in the direction of a nearby smoke signal.
It’s your job to return this korok to your friends by any means necessary. Load them into the wagon and take them there on horseback. Build a flying device or hot air balloon and transport it to your destination. If it’s mostly downhill… well, the Koroks roll pretty easily. If you meet these little fellows again in any way, you will receive two Korok Seeds as a reward.
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