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!
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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!
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).
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!
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.
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.
|Gameplay and Controls|
|Controls and Best Settings||How to Fast Travel|
|Loftwing Controls and How to Fly||How to Roll|
|How to Swim Underwater||How to Dive|
|How to Do a Fatal Blow||How to Move the Camera|
|How to Do a Backflip||-|
|All Pieces of Heart Locations||All Goddess Cube Locations|
|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|
|How to Sell Items||-|
|How to Save||How Long is Skyward Sword HD?|
|How to Fly at Night||-|
|Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Guides|
|Tips & Tricks||Mini Games|
|Characters||News and Updates|
Beginner's Guide: Tips and Tricks for Getting Started
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