Dowsing Guide: Dowsing List and How to Dowse | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Dowsing Guide Dowsing List and How to Dowse
This is a guide to Dowsing in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to dowse, as well as the list of all dowsing targets!

How to Dowse

Press and Hold the Up Button

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Press and Hold the Up Button
Press and hold the Up Button to bring up the Dowsing menu. Select the item from the wheel and let go of the Up Button.

Use the Right Thumbstick to Look Around

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Look Around
After selecting the Dowsing target, a purple circle will appear on your screen. The beeping sound indicates if you are near towards the target.

Use the right thumbstick, or swing the right Joy-Con, to look around while in first-person view. You can also move around using the left thumbstick.

List of Dowsing Targets

Main Quest

Name Location How to Unlock Target
Earth Temple Key Pieces Dowse IconEarth Temple Key Eldin Volcano Listen to Cobal and Ledd's conversation outside the Earth Temple.
Kikwi Dowse IconKikwis Faron Woods Accept Bucha's Quest.
Power Generators Lanayru Desert Talk to an Ancient Robot.
Sacred Water Dowse IconSacred Water Lake Floria Talk to Faron.
SkipperSkipper's Ship Pirate Stronghold Let Fi scan the masts and sails inside the stronghold.
Tadtones Dowse IconTadtones Faron Woods Talk to Bucha while you have the Song of the Hero quest active.
Trial Gate Dowse IconTrial Gate Isle of Songs Whenever you gain one of the Sacred Songs from each dragon.
Water Basin Volcano Summit Talk to Ledd after discovering the entrance to the Fire Sanctuary dungeon.
Windmill Propeller Dowse IconWindmill Propeller Skyloft After reviving Scrapper, talk to Jakamar.
Zelda Dowse IconZelda Sealed Grounds Let Fi scan your Sailcloth.

Side Quest

Name Location How to Unlock Target
Crystal Ball Dowse IconCrystal Ball Skyloft After defeating Ghirahim for a second time, talk to Sparrot and accept his quest.
New Plant Species Dowse IconNew Plant Species Skyloft After defeating Bilocyte, talk to Owlan and accept his quest.
Party Wheel Dowse IconParty Wheel Fun Fun Island After discovering the entrance to Thunderhead, talk to Dodoh and accept his quest.
Pumpkin Patch Flower Dowse IconPumpkin Patch Flower Pumpkin Landing After defeating Ghirahim for a second time, speak to Kina and accept her quest.

Loot

Name Location How to Unlock Target
Goddess Cube DowseGoddess Cubes Eldin Volcano After obtaining the Goddess White Sword, talk to Gorko in Eldin Volcano.
Gratitude Crystal DowseGratitude Crystals Skyloft After obtaining the Goddess White Sword, talk to Batreaux.
Heart DowseHearts Anywhere Talk to Fi when you're low on hearts.
Rupee Dowse IconRupees Eldin Volcano After obtaining the Goddess White Sword, talk to Cobal inside a cave in Eldin Volcano.
Treasure DowseTreasure Skyloft After obtaining the Goddess White Sword, talk to Gondo about upgrading your gear, then choose not to have any items upgraded.

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