To find Hestu in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll have to make your way northwest. Although you’ll need to find Hestu again after this initial encounter. At that point, he—thankfully—won’t move again and you can trade him Korok Seeds for inventory space more conveniently.
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Where to Find Hestu in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Video Guide
Hestu’s First Location (02:11 in the Video Guide)
To find Hestu for the first time, start from the New Serenne Stable in North Hyrule Plain. From there, travel northwest in a straight line toward the Skyview Tower in Lindor’s Brow. On the path leading up the mountain, you’ll find Hestu cowering in fear. Our player location on the map image below is the exact spot where Hestu is found.
To actually speak with the tree fairy, you need to take out the two tree enemies nearby. We recommend using some sort of axe to chop them down. Once you fell these foes, Hestu relaxes and talks to you. He’ll give you an overview of how to exchange Korok Seeds to increase inventory space (00:42 in the Video Guide).
After a few inventory expansions, Hestu leaves and mentions that he’s going east. Fear not, as he’s not going very far. In fact, he’s going to a convenient location where you can easily visit him anytime you want.
Where Hestu Goes After You First Meet Him (03:00 in the Video Guide)
After your first encounter with Hestu, he moves to Lookout Landing. Specifically, he’s found in the southeast corner of this small settlement. You can find him by a large tree a bit south of the armor and item merchant. Simply look for his broccoli-like physique and red maracas.
As before, Hestu can upgrade your inventory capacity if you give him Korok Seeds. Keep in mind that for every upgrade, the Korok Seed cost increases. Most importantly, Hestu doesn’t move from this location. You can visit him time and again to increase your inventory space whenever you’ve gathered enough Korok Seeds.
This makes Lookout Landing a great place to go back to once in a while. If you haven’t already, we recommend getting the Paraglider from Purah while you’re here. What’s more, there’s also a Bargainer Statue in Lookout Landing where you can trade in your Poes.
Gather up valuable goods, visit Lookout Landing, and go back to adventuring—rinse and repeat! This gameplay loop ensures that you can balance exploration with getting satisfying upgrades. In turn, this prevents Tears of the Kingdom from feeling too tedious in any one aspect. Just keep your eyes peeled for Koroks as you explore!