Grabbing all of the 900 Korok seeds in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a bit of a drag, but if you want enough weapon, shield and bow slots to properly tackle the game's super-demanding Trial of the Sword DLC, it's almost essential that you seek out enough of these special items.
If you honestly can't be bothered then we've got some good news for you - a glitch has been found which allows you to easily farm Korok seeds without all that searching around.
How To Get Unlimited Korok Seeds
There are a few catches to consider here, though - firstly, you'll need at least one Divine Beast dungeon unlocked but undefeated, and you'll also need to have purchased the aforementioned DLC.
If you fulfil both of those base requirements, then this is how you get unlimited Korok seeds:
- Go to the Trial of the Sword location in the Lost Woods and enter, then teleport to any unlocked but unbeaten Divine Beast dungeon.
- Exit the Divine Beast - you can teleport out if you don’t have the Beast's map or press X to exit if you do.
- Visit a Shrine to confirm the glitch has worked - if it has, the shrine entry pad will be orange, even if you’ve beaten it.
- Find a Korok Seed you haven’t collected yet. Place down the Travel Medallion (which is part of the Trial of the Sword DLC - check out this guide if you haven't found it yet) and then pick up the Korok Seed.
- Travel back to the area using the Travel Medallion and you'll find that the Korok has returned. Pick it up again, and then repeat as many times as you wish.
Here's a video showing how it's done:
This glitch doesn't just let you collect unlimited Korok seeds, however - it can also be used to obtain multiple copies of the same item, such special DLC armour, Champion weapons, Hestu's Maracas so on.
We'd imagine this exploit will be patched by Nintendo very soon, so make the most of it while you can. Let us know if you've used this glitch to farm seeds by posting a comment below.
Thanks to CM30 for the tip!
This is part of our Zelda Breath of the Wild walkthrough, which includes All Shrine Locations And Maps and help with specific shrines, including the Keo Ruug Shrine Puzzle Solution, Mirro Shaz Shrine Puzzle Solution, Sha Warvo Shrine Solution, Shae Loya Shrine Puzzle Solution, Eventide Island - How To Beat The Hardest Shrine Quest, and Shee Vaneer And Shee Venath Shrine Answers and Solutions.
If you're just starting out, Getting Started And Beginner Tips will be useful. We also have BOTW guides to help you with the Tarrey Town Quest, how to get equipment such as the Hylian Shield, the Master Sword, the Green Tunic, and the Radiant Set, plus advice on the Best Clothing And Armour Sets and How To Find Every Item in the Master Trials DLC. We can help you find key places such as All Captured Memory Locations, All Great Fairy Fountain Locations, and Where to find The Lord of the Mountain, too.
If you're looking for general advice on various topics, you might want to check out the Best Recipes And How To Cook Food, How To Farm Star Fragments, How To Farm Dragon Parts, How To Defeat Guardians, How To Shield Surf Like A Pro, and How To Get Unlimited Korok Seeds. And if you're wondering what amiibos work with the game, our guide to All amiibo Unlocks lists them all.
Doesn't really count, though, does it?
No thanks. Kind of sucks the fun out of discovering the Koroks.
I'm pretty amazed that someone discovered this glitch though.
How do people figure this stuff out?
Is finding koroks so difficult and boring compared to following this glitch to completion through several thousand loading screens? There are maps online and walkthroughs if you really need help. Its even fun, I swear!
So completed game this info is about useful as a chocolate kettle,
handy tho if your really bad it game's (mmm march) or you've just got Zelda
(where you been)
as we say in Scotland "aye yer barry"
I won't use this glitch but I had hoped the Korok mask would assist more in finding the seeds. I still struggle to locate them. An online tutorial may be my final solution.
I'm all for using my amiibo to gain whatever it is they are going to give me every day, that's what we all paid for and it's built into the game to work that way, but this sounds too much like a "broken" glitch even for me.
I do have a son who's beaten 3 of the 4 divine beasts so I'll let him know, he's already played the game for 50 hours so maybe he'll mess around w/ it just to see if he can get it to work.
Edit - Oh, and your "guide" to find the travel medallion is mostly useless. "far end" It's a square, there is no "end", it's 4 corners. I watched my kid run around there for about 30 minutes or so and he still couldn't find it. And that was after he had already run around the place once before for 30 minutes trying to solve it. The green line helped, I watched him cover the whole maze in green, but he never solved the shrine or found the medallion.
But i thought you couldn't do the sword trials until you had completed all Divine beasts.
Ah well live and learn, not going to try this though, this is just a glitch which will be patched soon, i'm sure.
Reminds me of the unlimited gold skulltula tokens glitch on Ocarina of Time, although less risky to pull off.
I'd rather do something else than play a game and cheat. It saps all the fun out of the game and I totally lose any motivation to play.
Nah man, I'm 340 hours into the game, with only 305 seeds to go. Might as well go all the way from here!
Nah thanks, I like coming across their little hiding games.
Do this 900 times? No thanks. Takes all the enjoyment out of actually finding them anyway.
@Baker1000 Technically if you just wanted enough to get all the equipment slots it would be 450 ish times, but I agree, this would take all the fun out of finding them, and won't be available for long anyways.
@RedMageLanakyn I won't use it, but I can see why some would. I've already played through the game, and am halfway through my master mode play through. I never got all 900 koroks on either play through, but even if I only got 1-200, I can imagine I would enjoy it the second or third time around nearly as much.
EDIT: I don't know why I said I'm halfway through. I'm only about a quarter through. Just tackled my first divine beast.
Cool, but I don't think I really want to. I already thought I'd broken my first horse (Fisher Price) a few hours into Master mode, and I really don't want to glitch the game out with a dodgy exploit.
I was blazing past the clifftop camps heading to the dueling peaks tower, in a hail of arrows did a slick horseback jump into a paraglide, and my ego was then deflated as the nutter proceeded to run off the cliff Revenant style and survive to swim to the wee island below the tower. Turns out you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him swim to the mainland. Or drink. But I did, in an AVGN kinda way.
Luckily as I had registered him I was able to ask a stable to get him for me. The rescue effort would have made the news, I'm sure.
Yeah pretty much confirmed now -.-
Yeah, no thanks. Maxing out my Korok Seed count would feel hollow and lame this way. Plus, there's a certain thrill that comes from hunting down the seeds the right way. The new mask makes it a bit easier without taking the fun away.
Cool glitch but I'm not going to try it. The only glitch I tried was leaving the Plateau early. It was fun using stasis and felt rewarding finally hitting the water. Searching around the death box was fun. lol
A bit of a drag? It was my favorite part of the game I thought the main story was "a bit of a drag" actually xD
@Neon_Blues when you have millions of people playing/doing/working on something, you're bound to have a few that are very-good-to-near-autistic at pattern recognition.
I'll never forget my save file for Ocarina of Time that had a grand total of 109 Gold Skultulas collected! XD
@Jimmy_G_Buckets FYI, some are apparently found by doing stupid stuff I wouldn't have thought of. I had to burn the grass beard off the head of a horse statue above a stable?!? Who even thought you could do that? So, yeah I am using a guide when I just can't find one even though my Korok mask is going crazy.
Patch coming in 3, 2, 1...
Damn, I've already beaten all Divine Beast dungeons. Otherwise I definitely would've used that glitch.
I was actually disappointed when they fixed the infinite arrow glitch.
Other Nintendo games (mostly Mario) had this kind of stuff as features (getting 99 lives), I wish they would keep it that way.
Nah, I get them all the proper way someday. And even if I don't (its a tremendous amount), I still won't use this glitch.
It may make the Korok Seeds count go higher...but does it actually count on your map %? Since you're getting the same seed over and over again, you're not getting a new mark on the map, and I'm guessing you cannot get 100% on your map unless you find the 900 TRUE ones. I may be wrong, and I cannot try this glitch anymore anyway. Someone else can surely confirm this to me.
I mean this is neat and all but seems super tedious. There are 900 of the things so not really a scarcity of them. Seems like more work than it's worth
Does it mean you can finish the game at more than 100%?!
@jswhitfield8 Airplaine/no-wifi mode coming soon
I love this comment section xD
Everybody was crying cause Koroks are lame and useless after around 450.
and NOW everybody says "No! I WON'T use this GLITCH"
@Nin_Myski That's because this method of getting 451 or 900 seeds is actually WORSE than running around finding them all. At least with the latter, you have some variety and world exploring to do. You can enjoy the game's sites and maybe find some missed treasure.
With the glitch though? It's the same thing 450+ times. No thanks.
I would be interested in using this glitch for multiple Hylian Shields, though. Maaaaybe Spirit Orbs, but that's not confirmed to work and I'm still holding out hope that the next DLC with allow 3 more upgrades to Stamina/Hearts.
I've never liked cheating/glitching in my games unless it was to get rid of another cheater. If the boot code didn't work, then I could at least use cheats to annoy them enough to make them leave.
Anyways, this off topic, but I couldn't help trying this on my second playthrough: http://i.imgur.com/ojMA624.jpg
Been wanting to do that ever since I saw the NL video on "13 things you probably didn't know you could do in Breath of the Wild". I'm not British, but I was still "gobsmacked".
Dangit. All divine beast dungeons already beaten...
A guide on how to break the game.
Who is going to use this to potentially mess up the save file?
Can't you cheat like a normal person and use a map to get the Korok seeds you need?
Woohoo, now you can get your pointless prize for achieving your pointless task without incontrovertible confirmation that you're the kind of masochist that Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade would tell to tone it down just a smidgeonette.
Has this been patched yet?
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