Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Freeing Korok Forest Walkthrough: Korok Seeds Locations and How to Beat Astor

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A walkthrough for Chapter 3: Freeing Korok Forest in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch. Freeing Korok Forest maps, enemies and battlefield materials, locations of Korok seeds, how to unlock, as well as how to beat Astor can be found in this guide.

Freeing Korok Forest Overview

Battle Info

Freeing Korok Forest
Story Chapter Chapter 3
Recommended Level 22
Region Central Hyrule
Unlock Conditions Clear the Battle: The Yiga Clan Attacks!


First-Clear Rewards None

Freeing Korok Forest Battlefield Materials and Main Enemies

Battlefield Materials

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List of Materials

Freeing Korok Forest Walkthrough



1 Use Vah Medoh to destroy all 27 outposts in the area. Look for the white glowing outposts and shoot them down.
Change viewpoint by pressing Y to shoot enemies below Medoh easily.
2 Head for Korok Forest while protecting Hestu from the monsters in the Lost Woods.
3 Defeat the Stalnox near the end of the path.
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Hestu will now join the party. Split up and head for the marked locations on your map to defeat the Hollows and remove the Malice swamp.
5 4-on-1 battle. Defeat the Champion Hollows once again.
6 Lastly, defeat Astor to finish the battle.

Freeing Korok Forest Tips and Strategies

Hit the Stalnox's Eye When It Drops

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When you deal enough damage to the Stalnox (e.g. with a special attack), it will be immobilized and drop its eye. Focus all your attack on the eye to quickly deplete the Stalnox's weak-point gauge.

How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash

How to Beat Astor

Dodge and Strike

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Most of Astor's attacks are difficult to avoid especially when you blindly attack him head-on. Focus on running around to dodge his attacks and rush in when you see an opening or when the weak-point gauge is revealed. Back away when he regains his stance then repeat.

Defeat the Hollows

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When Astor shields himself, he will summon the Hollows to fight for him again. Ignore Astor for now and deal with the Hollows first to break the barrier. This will put him in a weakened state for a while where you can quickly whittle his weak-point gauge.

Freeing Korok Forest Korok Seed Locations

10 Korok Seeds Total

Map Location Directions
Smash the box to reveal the Korok.
Approach the flower and press the Y Button.
Approach the pinwheel and press the Y Button.
Approach the pinwheel and press the Y Button.
Approach the flower and press the Y button.
Approach the flower and press the Y Button.
Approach the flower and press the Y Button.
Approach the pinwheel and press the Y Button.
Stop the balloon using Stasis then pop with a weapon.
Approach the flower and press the Y Button.

How to Break Korok Balloons

Korok Seed Locations: How to Find All Korok Seeds

Freeing Korok Forest Treasure Chest Locations

Number Location and Description Rewards

Find a wooden chest on the path to the Hollow in the southwest.
Faithful Kodachi

Find a wooden chest on the path to the Hollow in the northeast.
Rupees ×300

Find a wooden chest on the path to the Hollow in the east.
Topaz ×5

Find the chest at the end of the road.

Run to where the road is blocked with malice. Find the chest near Korok 10.
Woodcutter's Axe

All Treasure Chest Locations

All Story Guides

HW - Story Walkthrough

Story Walkthrough: List of Chapters

Chapter 1
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Chapter 2
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Revali the Rito Warrior Walkthrough.pngRevali, the Rito Warrior Urbosa the Gerudo Chief Walkthrough.pngUrbosa, the Gerudo Chief
The Yiga Clan Attacks! Walkthrough.pngThe Yiga Clan Attacks!
Chapter 3
Freeing Korok Forest Walkthrough.pngFreeing Korok Forest The Road Home Besieged Walkthrough.pngThe Road Home, Besieged
Chapter 4
Akkala Tower Walkthrough.pngAkkala Tower Destroy the Yiga Clan! Walkthrough.pngDestroy the Yiga Clan!
When Courage Fails Walkthrough.pngWhen Courage Fails
Chapter 5
Calamity Strikes Walkthrough.pngCalamity Strikes
Water and Fire Walkthrough.pngWater and Fire Air and Lightning Walkthrough.pngAir and Lightning
Chapter 6
Relentless as a Waterfall Walkthrough.pngRelentless as a Waterfall Each Step Like Thunder Walkthrough.pngEach Step Like Thunder
Chapter 7
The Great Plateau Walkthrough.pngThe Great Plateau All Hyrule United Walkthrough.pngAll Hyrule, United
The Future of Hyrule Walkthrough.pngThe Future of Hyrule


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