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The Priceless Maracas
BotW The Priceless Maracas.png
Quest Giver Hestu
Location West Necluda
Reward Inventory Expansion[1]

"The Priceless Maracas" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[2]


On the path between Kakariko Bridge and Kakariko Village, Link can encounter Hestu.[1] He expresses his shock that Link is able to see him,[3] revealing it has been 100 years since someone has done so.[4] After introducing himself, Hestu explains that he needs Link's help.[5]

A group of Blue Bokoblins have stolen Hestu's Maracas and are hiding behind a grouping of rocks just up the path.[6] Without them, Hestu is unable to use his powers.[7] He asks Link to retrieve them for him,[8] which begins the Side Quest.

Past the rocks, Link will find a Monster Stronghold comprised of three Blue Bokoblins. Once all of them have been defeated, the Treasure Chest containing Hestu's Maracas at the back of the stronghold will be unlocked. Hestu is shocked to see that Link has his maracas and will ask for them back.[9] Though he is happy to have them back at first,[10] Hestu realizes that they are missing the Korok Seeds inside of them.[11] If Link brings him a Korok Seed, Hestu would be able to use his powers to expand his Inventory.[12][1]

When Link next speaks to Hestu, he reveals that the Korok Seeds must have been stolen by the other Koroks as a prank.[13] However, when he realizes that Link has at least one Korok Seed,[14] he will ask for in exchange for expanding his Inventory.[15]

If Link agrees to hand a Korok Seed over, Hestu asks him which stash he would like to expand.[16] Hestu will expand Link's stashes twice, after which he realizes how late it has become.[17] He has to leave before The Great Deku Tree gets mad at him for being out so long.[18] If Link ever has any more Korok Seeds, Hestu encourages him to come to Korok Forest to give them to him.[19] With this, the Side Quest will be complete.


Stage Description
1 The forest spirit Hestu has asked you to retrieve the maracas that were stolen from him by a group of monsters camping nearby.

Hestu claims that he is unable to use his vast powers without the maracas.
2 You've safely returned the maracas, but now Hestu is asking you to find the Korok seeds that were once inside.

The more Korok seeds you find, the more power will return to Hestu's maracas, which he can use to allow you to carry more things.
Complete You returned Hestu's maracas after getting them back from the monsters.

When you returned the Korok seeds that you found, he allowed you to carry more things.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese大事なマラカス (Daijina marakasu)
ChinaChineseSI重要的沙球 (Zhòngyào de shā qiú)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR重要的沙鈴 (Zhòngyào de shā líng)
NetherlandsDutchKostbare maracas
FranceFrenchEUDe précieux maracas
GermanyGermanDie einzig wahren Rasseln
ItalyItalianLe inestimabili maracas
South KoreaKorean소중한 마라카스 (Sojunghan marakaseu)
RussiaRussian«Бесценные маракасы» («Bestsennyye marakasy»)
Latin AmericaSpanishLALas maracas de Obab
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback) (Expanded Edition, 2018) pg. 220
  2. "The Priceless Maracas
    West Necluda
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Shalaka?! You! You can see me?!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "♪Shala-zah! Shala-kah!♪ It's been 100 years since anyone has been able to see me!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I'm Hestu, and I need your help!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Those monsters over there stole my beloved maracas! I think they're still there on the other side of those rocks." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "I can't use my powers without them. Shoko..." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "So please! PLEASE get my maracas back from them!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "SHALA-KALA! Those are... Those are my maracas! Please giiiiiive them to meeeeeeeee!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "♪SHAAAAAA-LAAAAAH-KAAAAAAH!♪" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "But wait! There's something wrong with my maracas! The Korok seeds inside are gone! How am I supposed to dance now? Shoko..." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "If I had just one Korok seeds, I could sing, dance, and use my powers to help you. You see, I have the power of inventory expansion! So let me know if you find some Korok seeds!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "The children of the forest must have taken the Korok seeds from my beloved maracas. I never thought I'd be the target of one of their pranks. Shoko..." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Do you have a Korok seed?! You do! You got a Korok seed from one of the forest children!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "If you'll give me just one Korok seed, I'll make you inventory bigger in return!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "[Yes, please!] SHALAKA! So which stash do you want more slots in?" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Oh! Look at the time!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "I need to get back before Grandpa yells at me. Shoko..." — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Sorry, I have to go. But I still need Korok seeds, so bring some to Korok Forest if you find any!" — Hestu (Breath of the Wild)