God of War: Ragnarök sees Kratos and Atreus entrenched in a cold and bitter winter, with the end of the world looming on the horizon. They are consumed with questions – can they stop Ragnarök and the last battle of the nine realms? What is Atreus’ part in all of this? Will the mosaic come to fruition, or is there a way to stop fate?
But the most important question players have faced so far is: what is a juicy nokken?
What is a ‘Juicy Nokken’ in God of War Ragnarok?
If you’ve spoken to Sindri, one of the dwarven blacksmiths that helped Kratos and Atreus maintain and upgrade their armor over the past five years, they will explain why his twin brother, Brok isn’t with him.
Brok, apparently, has been banned from Alfheim, forcing Sindri to maintain Kratos’ armor alone.
When Atreus asks why Brok is banned, Sindri is taken aback by the boy’s question. Sheepishly, he asks if Atreus knows what juicy nokken is. Atreus admits he doesn’t. Sindri explains that the elves of Alfheim didn’t know what a juicy nokken was either until Brok introduced it to them. And then got promptly banned for his demonstration.
Atreus asks for an explanation, but before Sindri is cut off by a brisk and firm ‘no’ from Papa Kratos, leaving us to infer the rest.
It’s likely that the phrase “juicy nokken” is meant to tease your imagination while being too vague to give us anything of substance. But what we know about nokkens that we’ve seen so far is that they are small and gangly.
But in terms of the mythology, they’re inspired by, they’re shapeshifting spirits associated with water. But if they’re in male or female form…. They tend to be nude. It’s one of the ways they lure their victims into the water.
Alfheim has some truly beautiful spaces, full of water, flowers, and greenery. One theory is that a juicy nokken is the act of a dwarf going nude (perhaps to enjoy the ample pools Alfheim has to offer). Another, more vulgar theory is that a juicy nokken is, er, the asset a nude dwarf might display.
Either way, both are likely to get him banned from the realm of the elves.