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Zelda Breath of the Wild guide: How to increase your number of inventory slots

Expand your arsenal

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It won’t take long playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before you run out of room to pick up more weapons. This is easy enough to fix if you put in a little work. Throughout Hyrule, there are creatures called koroks. When you find them, they’ll give you a korok seed. You give these seeds back to another korok named Hestu in exchange for an extra slot in one of your inventory categories.

There are a total of 900 koroks in Breath of the Wild, but you only need to find 441 seeds to max out your inventory.

How to expand your inventory

First, to be clear, the only inventories you need to worry about are your weapon, bow and shield stashes. As for the others, your outfits and materials will expand automatically, and there is no way to expand your meals inventory. With that clarification out of the way, let’s talk about what you need to do.

Korok seed cost for each inventory expansion

Upgrade Weapon Stash Bow Stash Shield Stash
Upgrade Weapon Stash Bow Stash Shield Stash
1st Slot 1 1 1
2nd Slot 2 2 2
3rd Slot 3 3 3
4th Slot 5 5 4
5th Slot 8 8 5
6th Slot 12 12 10
7th Slot 17 17 10
8th Slot 25 25 10
9th Slot 35 - 10
10th Slot 45 - 10
11th Slot 55 - 15
12th Slot - - 15
13th Slot - - 15
14th Slot - - 15
15th Slot - - 15
16th Slot - - 20

The actual process of expanding your inventories is simple enough. You exchange a number korok seeds for a new slot. The cost of each slot increases as you continue to expand your inventories (see the table above for the number each slot costs).

The only catch is that Hestu doesn’t stay put.

Finding Hestu

There are three locations where you’ll meet Hestu over the course of the game.

The first time you meet him, he’ll be along the road to the south of Kakariko Village. He’ll stay here until you upgrade your inventory twice.

From there, he’ll move to the Riverside Stable. This stable is straight west of Kakariko Village next to Wahgo Katta shrine. After six more upgrades, Hestu will move to his final location.

Hestu finally makes it home and you’ll find him in Korok Forrest for the rest of the game. You can use the Keo Ruug shrine to get to him for quick expansions.

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