Of the many tasks in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, collecting every Korok seed is perhaps the most daunting. Around every corner, at the top of every mountain, behind every pillar, a Korok seed could be waiting, along with a short puzzle or race in order to unlock it.
After finally completing the monumental task of collecting all nine hundred of them, your reward is probably not what you were expecting: Hestu’s Gift, a golden piece of poop.
In an interview following The Game Awards, we spoke to Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi about why the team chose such a unique prize.
“We just kind of thought it would be funny to make that a big joke,” Fujibayashi told IGN, laughing.
Fujibayashi then confirmed what many fans have long suspected about Korok seeds.
“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.”
With that knowledge in mind, you can find every Korok seed location along with an interactive map in our Breath of the Wild wiki guide.
And for more from our interview with Fujibayashi, read about why you can’t pet the dogs in Breath of the Wild, how Breath of the Wild’s cut dual Hookshots had Link swinging “like Spider-Man,” and what Fujibayashi told us about having “lots of ideas” for new Zelda content.