The Seeds To Success
Death comes quickly in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, so one of the most helpful tools you have at your disposal is the Healing Gourd–a refillable healing item. At the start, you’ll only have one use per refill. However, by finding Gourd Seeds, you can increase that number.
In total, there are nine Gourd Seeds scattered throughout Sekiro’s Ashina, allowing you to increase your Healing Gourd uses to 10. Once you’ve found a Seed, you must give it to Emma in the Dilapidated Temple in order to increase how many times you can use the Gourd.
Although it isn’t necessary to do, upgrading your Healing Gourd is very helpful for surviving both the hardest of Sekiro’s bosses and the ever-growing divide between Idols in the late-game areas. So even if you don’t find all nine, you should at least go for a few. In the following guide, we list the location of every Gourd Seed and include images of their locations for all but one. The final Seed, the ninth, doesn’t have an accompanying image, as we feel its location gets a little too close to spoiler territory.
Only the first two Gourd Seeds are located in Sekiro’s starting area. So just know that Gourd Seed number three and beyond go into light spoiler territory. We’ve kept it as spoiler-free as we can, but we do have to list the names of some of Sekiro’s mid to late game locations, as well as those of certain enemies and bosses, in order to provide accurate directions. The following guide lists all nine Gourd Seeds in the order they can be found/earned. However, the order does not need to be followed.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For additional help with the game, check out the rest of our Sekiro’s guides.