When making a boat while adventuring across Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a crucial piece of equipment to have is a Korok Frond. This seemingly-useless leaf allows you to control the direction your makeshift rafts go, making sailing a breeze. Here’s how to find one in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Where can I find a Korok Frond in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?
Korok Fronds appear randomly under trees, meaning your best bet at tracking one down is by going to a forest area. Luckily, Hyrule is packed with these. There’s Great Hyrule Forest, Damel Forest, and Pagos Woods to name a few, but anywhere with a few trees will do.
Look for a big green leaf; you’ll know when you’ve found one. It’s adorably Korok-shaped! They’re relatively common, though not as abundant as the Tree Branch or bundles of Wood, so don’t expect to find one instantly unless you’re lucky.
Wait, I can’t use a Korok Frond on my boat. What am I doing wrong?
That’s because you need to fuse it into a Korok-Frond Guster! It is essentially a Korok Frond that’s been glued to a stick, but hey, it works. To do this, equip a Tree Branch as your primary weapon and select Link’s Fuse ability. Drop the Korok Frond onto the ground, then use Fuse and highlight it, where you’ll see the option to fuse it with your Tree Branch. Press the Y Button to do so, and it’ll merge the two.
Now you can use your new Korok-Frond Guster to direct your boat easily. I’d recommend always keeping one on you, because you never know when you may need it. Better to be safe than sorry, right?
If you, for some reason, ever want your Tree Branch back, you can unfuse the two. Note that the Korok Frond will be destroyed forever, though.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.