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Ghost of Tsushima guide: Bamboo Strike locations

How to raise your Resolve

Where to find all Bamboo Strikes in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Abilities and healing in Ghost of Tsushima both pull from the same resource: your Resolve. In order to stay effective — and alive — in combat you’ll need plenty of this limited resource. Each use of a combat or life-granting skill takes one or more pieces of Resolve from the amount you have available. The best way to keep your options open is to permanently raise your Resolve.

The quickest way to do that is to find Bamboo Strikes hidden across the island. Tsushima has 16 scattered across its three regions. By completing these simple memory puzzles, your character can increase the amount of Resolve they have available. Finding all of the Bamboo Strikes is also a requirement for the Body, Mind, and Spirit Trophy.

In this Polygon guide, we’ll show you where to find each Bamboo Strike in Ghost of Tsushima with maps to each region and prefecture.


Table of contents


Izuhara Bamboo Strike locations

All the Bamboo Strike locations in Izuhara in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Tsushima’s southern region, Izuhara, has seven Bamboo Strikes. Most of them can be found freely, except two of them: the Azamo and Hiyoshi Bamboo Strike.

Azamo prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Azamo in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

To gain access to this Bamboo Strike, you need to complete the Side Tale, “Unfinished Business.”

Tsutsu prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Tsutsu in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Ariake prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Ariake in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Komatsu prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Komatsu in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Hiyoshi prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Hiyoshi in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

This Bamboo Strike will not appear on your map as a question mark. You must find the man near the stand itself. Talk to him and he’ll let you use the Bamboo Strike setup, marking it off your list.

The location of the Hiyoshi Bamboo Strike in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

You can find this location near the northern part of Hiyoshi Springs, looking over the main hot spring in the center. The area is lined with bamboo trees and there’s a building with a Bamboo Strike banner next to it.

Kashine prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Kashine in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Komoda prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Komoda in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Toyotama Bamboo Strike locations

All the Bamboo Strike locations in Toyotama in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

There are six Bamboo Strikes to find in Toyotama, Tsushima’s central region.

Akashima prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Akashima in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Umugi prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Umugi in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Yarikawa prefecture

Bamboo Strike location in Yarikawa in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Kushi prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Kushi in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Kubara prefecture

Bamboo Strike location in Kubara in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Otsuna prefecture

The Bamboo Strike location in Otsuna in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Kamiagata Bamboo Strike locations

All Bamboo Strike locations in Kamiagata in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Tsushima’s northern area, Kamiagata, has three Bamboo Strikes with two in Kin prefecture, one in Sago, and none in Jogaku.

Kin prefecture - Bamboo Strikes 2x

Bamboo Strike locations in Kin in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Sago prefecture

Bamboo Strike location in Sago in Ghost of Tsushima Image: Sucker Punch/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Once you’ve found all 16 Bamboo Strikes, you’ll be one step closer to getting the Body, Mind, and Spirit Trophy.