Thanks to the brand new Fuse ability in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there’s an enormous number of crazy weapon combinations for players to discover. Naturally, you’ll want to see as many as you can, but inventory management can make that a bit tricky. Of course, more inventory room would mean you could hold onto even more makeshift melee weapons, shields, and bows. How does one go about expanding their arsenal storage? If you’ve played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild you already know who you need to see: Hestu.
The large, dance-loving korok Hestu is your go-to source for weapon inventory expansion. The only currency he deals in, however, is Korok Seeds. These are found literally all over the entire game world via environmental Korok puzzles. Luckily, Hestu can be found early on in the game and you don’t need any Korok Seeds to move him to a more convenient location.
After you’ve left the tutorial Great Sky Island, Hestu can be found a short distance away from your landing point. Head northwest to coordinates -1714, 1067, 0202 and you’ll see the big fella cowering in fear. Talking to him will start a small quest that requires you to take care of some eerie, nearby trees. Once that’s done, you can speak with Hestu to reassure the poor guy that the trees are taken care of, nab one or two inventory upgrades, and witness his adorable maraca-shaking dance, before the he tells you that he’ll be moving east to be surrounded by people.
Fortunately, Hestu didn’t mean he was going to any of the eastern provinces of Hyrule. Instead, he’ll settle down nearby within Lookout Landing. Here he’ll upgrade your choice of weapon, shield, or bow inventories as much as you want — if you’ve got the Korok Seeds, of course. These inventory upgrades can get pretty expensive fairly quickly, so it’s always a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for Korok puzzles while you’re out exploring. Don’t worry if it’s taking you some time to amass more Korok Seeds for the later upgrades as Hestu won’t leave Lookout Landing right away. He may shift spots around the camp, but he won’t move to his third and final location until you’ve managed to work your way into Korok Forest.
When your adventuring one day leads you into Korok Forest, you’ll find that the Great Deku Tree and the Koroks there are in danger. After helping them with a spooky Gloom infection, the forest will be healed and all of the little forest children will be much more lively. In addition, Hestu will arrive and it’s here he’ll stay for the duration of the game. While it isn’t as convenient a location as Lookout Landing, there is the nearby fast travel point of Musanokir Shrine that will make inventory-expansion trips to Hestu much quicker. Now that you know where the maraca-loving Hestu hangs about, you can focus on finding as many Koroks as possible!
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