Zelda: Skyward Sword

Beginner's Guide: Tips and Tricks for Getting Started

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Tips and Tricks
This is a guide for getting started in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Learn more about the basics of the game to get you started, as well as advanced techniques and secrets to help with your game progression below!

Zelda: Skyward Sword Tips and Tricks

Useful Tips for Adventure

Recover Health by Sitting on Stools

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sit on Stools to Recover Health

Sitting on stools and other chairs will gradually recover your health until it goes to full. Chairs are strategically found near safe spots or bird statues around Skyloft and in dungeons.

One fun thing to note is that when Link sits on a chair for a long period of time, he will slowly start to nap. If other characters are nearby, they may even chat you up when you sit down for a moment!

Stool Locations: Where to Find Stools

Fairies as Your Second Wind

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Fairy Bottle

Make sure to have Fairies in Empty Bottles before heading on to your adventure! Fairies will revive Link and restore 6 hearts upon collapsing in battle. Fairies can be collected by either scooping them with an Empty Bottle or by catching them with a Bug Net.

An easy way to get them early in the game is by using Glittering Spores (found in Faron Woods) to turn Heart Flowers into Fairies (but only with a 50% chance).

How to Farm Fairies Quickly

Recovering Your Stamina Gauge

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Recovering Your Stamina Gauge

Your Stamina Guage recovers slowly and does not immediately regenerate after you stop running. However, you can instantly recover your Stamina Gauge by reading sign boards or talking to an NPC. It will be especially helpful in navigating around Skyloft!

Earning Rupees

Skydiving with Ringers

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skydiving with Ringers

When skydiving from a high altitude, flying squirrels of various colors called Ringers may approach you and trigger a mini-game. While free falling, gathering all 10 Ringers before landing will reward you with 20 Rupees.

The best place you can do this is by diving on Pumpkin Landing at max altitude.

How to Get Rupees (Money) Quickly

Useful Rare Items

Glittering Spores

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Using Glittering Spores on a Heart Flower

Glittering Spores are a helpful item that triggers various reactions to specific items or enemies when sprayed. To collect Glittering Spores, hit a glittering mushroom with your sword and scoop the Glittering Spores with an Empty Bottle. Glittering Spores can be used up to 5 times.

  • Spraying on Hearts or Heart Flowers will turn it into Fairies
  • Spraying on Rupees will randomly change its color and value (Rupoors can also appear)
  • Spraying on enemies will stun them
  • Spraying on Gossip Stones will have a unique interaction (Try it out!)

How to Get the Glittering Spores

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Rupee Farming Guide How to Get All Empty Bottles
Hero Mode Guide and How to Unlock 100 Percent Completion Guide
All Secrets and Easter Eggs All Sheikah Stone Locations
How to Find Your Loftwing How to Upgrade Your Wallet
How to Upgrade Your Adventure Pouch Dowsing List and How to Dowse
Where to Find Stools How to Equip and Use a Shield
How to Use Potions How to Get to Beedle's Shop
How to Get Into Zelda's Room Faron Woods Missing Kikwi Locations
Eldin Volcano Key Piece Locations Lanayru Power Node Locations
How to Find the Windmill Propeller How to Draw Goddess Wall Symbols
Ancient Cistern Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle Sandship Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle
Tadtones Guide: How to Find All Tadtones How to Catch Birds: Bird Farming Guide
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