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"A farming tool primarily used for tilling fields. Its fine craftsmanship is sturdy enough to withstand backbreaking fieldwork, but its battle applications are untested."
Hyrule Compendium

The Farming Hoe is an item in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a farming tool that Link can equip it and use as a two-handed weapon. It has an base attack power of 16 and is occasionally wielded by Bokoblins in the East Necluda particularly ones encountered along the path leading to Hateno Village. Link may also encounter Bokoblins wielding them in the Hyrule Field region. One also spawns inside the shed in Hateno Village next to the house with the Goddess Statue where Reede, Karin, and Clavia next to the doorway. Reede himself wields one while tending his fields. Link can also find one outside the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. Interestingly, one also spawns next to a tree a grove of Apple trees on the east side of Satori Mountain west of Nima Plain. Interestingly, a Farmer's Pitchfork can also be found next to another tree north of were the Farming Hoe spawns.

It is the strongest improvised weapon in terms of attack power as it is stronger than both the Moblin Arm and Boat Oar, though is weaker than the Boat Oar in terms of durability, however it has stronger durability than the Moblin Arm as it is designed to be sturdy enough to withstand the stresses of tilling fields. According to its item and Hyrule Compendium description, its battle applications are untested. Link can take its picture to add it to the Hyrule Compendium where it appears as Entry No. 244 in the Equipment section.

Theory

Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

As a sage was said to have lived on the Satori Mountain in the past, the Farming Hoe and Pitchfork found there may have originally belonged to him and may have been used by the sage to grow the apple trees where they are found. Presumably they were left there after the sage died and was supposedly reincarnated into the guardian spirit Satori the Lord of the Mountain. Presumably the Lord of the Mountain is the reason these tools occasionally reappear as Satori may be aware of Link's status or destiny due to being the reincarnation of former sage much like Kaepora Gaebora, thus he may replace them to provide Link with tools and weapons should he return to the mountain. Of course their reappearance may be nothing more than a gameplay mechanic.

Theory warning: Theories end here.

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