Feel like you’ve explored every last nook and cranny in Hyrule? You’ve beaten the main story, you’ve conquered every last shrine, and you’ve tamed the horse of your dreams! What’s next? Lucky for you there are 900 Koroks that need finding, and doing so nets you one heck of a reward.

Be warned, the content below might be considered spoilers to some. Proceed with caution!

After scouring every last inch of Hyrule and locating all 900 Koroks, head back to the Lost Woods and speak to Hestu. After thanking you for finding his lost comrades, he rewards you with…

A golden piece of crap. That’s right, hundreds of hours of exploration will literally reward you with a pile of poo. While it may seem like a punch to the gut to receive such a “unique” gift, knowing the context behind this type of item may shed some light on why Hestu decided to honor you with it.

In Japan, golden poo is considered a good luck charm due to a clever play on words. The Japanese word for poop is うんこ, or unko, while the Japanese word for luck is 運 , or un. Because these two words sound similar, the lucky poo was born. Who doesn’t love a good pun?  You can actually find golden poo trinkets in shops all over Japan for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

So there you have it. What may have seen like an insulting gift for hours, if not hundreds of hours of work, actually turned out to be a friendly gesture of good luck!

What do you think? Did you want something more? Is this type of reward funny or infuriating? Let us know in the comments below. 


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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.

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