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Ghost of Tsushima guide: Where to find flowers

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Ghost of Tsushima protagonist Jin Sakai stares at a flower on a rock Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

While you can buy various items in Ghost of Tsushima, you won’t be doing any of that with gold that may be jingling around in your pocket. In fact, one of the main currencies for cosmetics is flowers — not cold, hard cash.

You won’t earn flowers for good deeds. Instead, you have to find flowers scattered across the verdant island.

Thankfully, just like the various bamboo trees, flowers conveniently flash and glow alerting you of their presence when they’re in your field of view. Of course, you still need to find them first to easily spot them.

So how do you find flowers in Ghost of Tsushima? In this guide, we’ll guide will show you the simple steps to lining your pockets with precious flowers, which you can use to pay for certain cosmetics across the island.

How to find flowers

One of the first pieces of armor you get early in the game is the Traveler’s Attire.

An info screen about the Traveler’s Attire in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

This special piece of armor offers very little defense, but it gives players three unique benefits. The one benefit paramount to finding flowers is the clothing’s ability to track Artifacts with the Guiding Wind. This allows you to track items like records, Singing Crickets, and most importantly, Undiscovered Flowers.

With this armor equipped, you can now go to your map screen, press right on the d-pad, and choose Undiscovered Flowers as an item to track. Once tracked, the Guiding Wind will point you in the direction of the closest flower. However, if you look at your map screen once tracked, you’ll see that you only get a slight hint at the general direction of the nearest flower, instead of its precise location, as you do when you tracking most other things with the Guiding Wind.

Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Once you’ve begun tracking flowers, you must rely solely on the direction of the Guiding Wind to lead you to the closest bud. You can keep the wind blowing as much as you like by swiping up on the controller’s touch pad if you’re unsure where to go. Just be on the lookout for the glow of any flowers hidden among trees, in the grass, on rock formations, or along the road.

After finding the closest tracked flower, Guiding Wind will automatically lead you to the next one without any additional input.