Where to Find Octorok Eyeballs in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (and Best Uses)

You can never have enough Octorok Eyeballs in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Read on to find out everything you need to know.

A forest Octorok from Tears of the Kingdom stands in front of a pleasant, tree-filled, vista in-game.

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So, you’ve finally decided to get some Octorok Eyeballs in Tears of the Kingdom! Now, all you’ve left to figure out is how to get them and what to do with them once you’ve gotten some.

There are many more creatures in Tears of the Kingdom than there were in Breath of the Wild, which means there are many more items mobs can drop. Not to mention, the various items you find in TOTK have a wider range of uses than before.

One of the most useful items when it comes to wielding a bow and arrow in Tears of the Kingdom is the Octorok Eyeball. This guide will go over where you can find it and what it’s used for.

What Are Octorok Eyeballs And How Do You Get Them?

A nightime scene. Link stands on a rugged packed dirt terrain with some scattered blades of grass. He looks down at a labeled Octorok Eyeball which floats above the terrain. To the side, a small display shows a map of his location.
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Octoroks should be familiar to any longtime Zelda fans, as they appear in almost every game in the franchise. When you defeat an Octorok in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, they drop three things: balloons, tentacles, and—you guessed it—eyeballs. They aren’t especially formidable foes, so you should be able to make short work of them and start collecting those eyeballs.

There are monsters to defeat all over the map and different benefits to defeating each one. However, if you are looking for Octoroks specifically, there are a few things you should know.

There are five different variants of Octorok you can find in the game, and each will drop eyeballs when defeated. The five E varieties of Octorok you can find in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are Water Octoroks, Forest Octoroks, Rock Octoroks, Snow Octoroks, AND Treasure Octoroks.

Where Can You Find Octoroks In Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?

A labeled map of Hyrule from the game.
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“But,” you may ask, “where can I find an Octorok?” Worry not—there’s probably an Octorok close to wherever in Hyrule you are. They can be found in locations scattered all over the map. Your best bet for finding an Octorok is to go to one of these places:

  • Lanayru Great Spring
  • West Necluda
  • Hyrule Ridge
  • Deep Akkala
  • Death Mountain
  • Eldin Canyon
  • Faron Grasslands
  • Gerudo Highlands
  • Hebra Mountains

Keep in mind that different varieties of Octorok can be found in each location, so you will have to do some traveling if you want to see all the different varieties for yourself.

What Can You Do With An Octorok Eyeball?

So, now you’re up to your eyeballs in—well—eyeballs, and you’re wondering what to do with them. Have no fear; Octorok Eyeballs are a very useful and versatile ingredient. To save the best for first, the number one thing you should be doing with your Octorok Eyeballs in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is combining them with your arrows. Once you’ve attached the Octorok eyeballs to your arrows, they will be able to hone in on nearby targets once you fire them. This is an incredibly useful and convenient feature.

But that’s not all you can do with those handy dandy eyeballs. They can also be used as ingredients in many helpful elixirs.

What Elixirs Can Be Made With Octorok Eyeballs In Tears Of The Kingdom?

Energizing ElixirRestore Your Stamina WheelEnergetic Rhino Beetle OR Restless Cricket + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeball)
Hasty ElixirTemporarily Increase Your SpeedHightail Lizard OR Hot Footed Frog + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeball)
Spicy Elixir Temporary Cold ResistanceSummerwing Butterfly OR Warm Darner + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeball)
Chilly ElixirTemporary Heat ResistanceWinterwing Butterfly OR Cold Darner + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeball)
Electro ElixirTemporary Electricity Resistance Thunderwing Butterfly OR Electric Darner + Electric Keese Wing + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeball)
Fireproof ElixirTemporary Fire ResistanceSmotherwing Butterfly + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Mighty ElixirTemporarily Increases Attack Bladed Rhino Beetle + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Tough ElixirTemporarily Increases DefenseRugged Rhino Beetle + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Sneaky ElixirTemporarily Increases StealthSunset Firefly + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Sticky ElixirAllows You To Easily Climb Wet Or Icy WallsSticky Frog OR Sticky Lizard + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Bright ElixirCreates A Powerful Glow Which Can Brighten A Dark LocationDeep Firefly + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Enduring ElixirRestores Your Stamina And Temporarily Extends Your Stamina WheelTireless Frog + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)
Hearty ElixirRestores Your Health And Grants Extra Hearts Which Last Until You Lose ThemHearty Lizard + Any Monster Part (Octorok Eyeballs)

And, finally, if you’ve equipped all your arrows and you have all the elixirs you want—you can also sell Octorok Eyeballs for 4 Rupees a piece. 

However, you might want to wait to kill that Octorok. They can provide some powerful benefits to your gear if you play your cards right.