Gourd Seed is a special Upgrade Material in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Gourd Seeds are required to upgrade the capacity of Sekiro's Healing Gourd, with each gourd seed acquired providing an additional charge, up to a maximum of ten. They can be found on the ground, in chests, or purchasable in shops in certain areas of the game.
Gourd Seed Usage
- Bring this material to Emma located at the Dilapidated Temple (or Upper Tower - Kuro's Room depending on how far you've progressed the story) to upgrade your Healing Gourd.
- Emma will change her location depending on the point of the story that you are at.
- Emma will not upgrade your Gourd at specific points in the story.
- If you have collected a Gourd Seed, in NG+, you will obtain different items where the Gourd Seeds were.
Gourd Seed Locations
There are a total of 9 Gourd Seeds to collect. You must collect all 9 and give them to Emma to unlock the associated Trophy.
- Ashina Outskirts - Drop from General Naomori Kawarada, immediately past the "Outskirts Wall - Gate Path" Sculptor's Idol
- Ashina Outskirts - In the building right after the Chained Ogre, just past the "Outskirts Wall - Stairway" Sculptor's Idol
- Ashina Outskirts - Bought from the Battlefield Memorial Mob Vendor for 1,000 Sen, located up the steps and to the right from where you fight Gyoubu Oniwa.
- Ashina Castle - Just before the "Upper Tower - Antechamber" Sculptor's Idol in a chest. (Hard to miss)
- Dilapidated Temple - One can be bought from Fujioka the Info Broker for 2,000 Sen, once he arrives.
- Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - In front of the first immortal monk you encounter in the Senpou Temple, in the first building that's filled with crickets.
- Sunken Valley - From the "Under-shrine Valley" Idol, progress forward and after encountering the fourth rifleman on the path, climb up the wall on the left to find the gourd seed in a small hut.
- Ashina Depths - In the center of Mibu Village, by the orange glowing tree. It is guarded by multiple enemies.
- Fountainhead Palace - In a chest in the last room of the palace by the "Palace Grounds" Sculptor's Idol. (Hard to miss)
Gourd Seed Notes & Tips
- Gourd Seeds can only be collected once per save file. Collected Gourd Seeds are replaced with other items on consecutive NG+ cycles.
- There are 9 Gourd Seeds in a single game, making a total of 10 uses of the Healing Gourd.
- If a Gourd Seed becomes inaccessible for any reason, it will appear in the offering box at the Dilapidated Temple.