You will start off with a pretty small inventory in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, barely big enough to fit every tree branch and rock-Fused stick you come across.

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to increase the size of your inventory. All you need to do is pick up a handful of Korok Seeds and head to Hestu.

How to Get Extra Inventory Slots in TOTK

You get extra inventory slots for your melee weapons, bows, and shields in Tears of the Kingdom by trading your Korok Seeds with Hestu (the maraca-loving tree seen below.)

You can only hold nine melee weapons, five bows, and four shields at the beginning of the game. However, you can max each of these inventories out to:

  • 19 Melee Weapons
  • 14 Bows
  • 20 Shields

Of course, you’ll need to know the best places to grab Korok Seeds if you’re going to expand your inventory considerably.

Also, it’s worth knowing just where to find Hestu, as depending on where you are in the story, he can be in three different locations!

Link talking to Hestu about increasing his inventory.

How Many Korok Seeds Do You Need to Unlock All Inventory Slots in TOTK?

You will need to collect 421 Korok Seeds in order to completely max out each of your inventories in Tears of the Kingdom.

This breaks down to:

  • 153 Korok Seeds for Melee Weapon slots.
  • 108 Korok Seeds for Bow slots.
  • 160 Korok Seeds for Shield slots.

You will need to pay the cost for each inventory separately, and the cost increases for each inventory depending on how many slots you’ve already unlocked for it.

Of course, make sure you’re filling up those extra inventory slots with the best melee weapons in TOTK!

Here are the costs for each slot in all three inventories:

Melee Weapons

  • 1st Extra Slot = 1x Korok Seed
  • 2nd Extra Slot = 2x Korok Seed
  • 3rd Extra Slot = 3x Korok Seed
  • 4th Extra Slot = 5x Korok Seed
  • 5th Extra Slot = 8x Korok Seed
  • 6th Extra Slot = 12x Korok Seed
  • 7th Extra Slot = 17x Korok Seed
  • 8th Extra Slot = 25x Korok Seed
  • 9th Extra Slot = 35x Korok Seed
  • 10th Extra Slot = 45x Korok Seed
Getting an extra Melee Weapons slot in TOTK

Bows

  • 1st Extra Slot = 1x Korok Seed
  • 2nd Extra Slot = 2x Korok Seed
  • 3rd Extra Slot = 3x Korok Seed
  • 4th Extra Slot = 5x Korok Seed
  • 5th Extra Slot = 8x Korok Seed
  • 6th Extra Slot = 12x Korok Seed
  • 7th Extra Slot = 17x Korok Seed
  • 8th Extra Slot = 25x Korok Seed
  • 9th Extra Slot = 35x Korok Seed
Getting an extra Bow slot in TOTK

Shields

  • 1st Extra Slot = 1x Korok Seed
  • 2nd Extra Slot = 2x Korok Seed
  • 3rd Extra Slot = 3x Korok Seed
  • 4th Extra Slot = 4x Korok Seed
  • 5th Extra Slot = 5x Korok Seed
  • 6th Extra Slot = 10x Korok Seed
  • 7th Extra Slot = 10x Korok Seed
  • 8th Extra Slot = 10x Korok Seed
  • 9th Extra Slot = 10x Korok Seed
  • 10th Extra Slot = 10x Korok Seed
  • 11th Extra Slot = 15x Korok Seed
  • 12th Extra Slot = 15x Korok Seed
  • 13th Extra Slot = 15x Korok Seed
  • 14th Extra Slot = 15x Korok Seed
  • 15th Extra Slot = 15x Korok Seed
  • 16th Extra Slot = 20x Korok Seed
Getting an extra Shield slot in TOTK
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