How to solve the Red Arrow puzzles in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

Totk Red Arrow Puzzle Hateno Bay
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There are all sorts of puzzles in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. You can hardly go anywhere without encountering one (or two, or three). Here is our guide explaining how to solve the Red Arrow puzzles in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom – how to solve the Red Arrow puzzles

On your journey through Hyrule, you are bound to come across an arrow-shaped sign sooner or later. Its tip will be red, and it will look just like a pointing arrow. However, it won’t tell you what you might find in the direction it points.

To solve the Red Arrow puzzles, you have to look for a second arrow-shaped signpost. It’s usually not far away at all. In some cases, there may be more than two signs.

Totk Red Arrow Puzzle Floating Flower Petals In Tree

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Although it is not obvious the first time you find some of the Red Arrow puzzles (at least, it wasn’t to me), they actually point the way to a Korok that is hiding nearby. They just happen to be a bit less intuitive than most such puzzles.

When you find one red sign, immediately look for at least one more. Compare where they are pointing and imagine invisible lines extending from both of them. Press the button to search in the precise location where those imaginary lines would cross. Sometimes, this may not be convenient. You might have to climb a tree, for instance (pictured above). There may be a hazard in the way. But when you finally search in the appointed place, marked by floating flower petals, you will produce a surprised Korok. It rewards you with the standard Korok Seed.

You can find Red Arrow puzzles throughout Hyrule. Make sure that when you encounter one, you take a moment to solve it, even if you are on your way to an important destination. If you’ve read up on how to increase inventory space, you know you’ll need a lot of Korok seeds to trade to Hestu.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for purchase from the Nintendo Store.

Jason Venter
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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.