Welcome to our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Walkthrough!
Please note that we are still updating our guides to be in line with the HD version.
This is a guide on how to get Rupees (Money) in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn what are Rupees, as well as the methods used to farm Rupees quickly!
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At night, while the Bazaar is closed, players can go to Rupin's house, which he calls the Night Market, and sell materials. On any given night, Rupin is only buying four different materials at random so players will have to check back constantly to sell the material they want.
For players in the early game, we recommend catching birds at Faron Woods using your Bug Net and sell the Bird Feathers to Rupin for 20 Rupees each. If there are blue birds nearby, you can catch and sell them for 100 Rupees.
Note: If players hold the Treasure Medal, treasures have a higher chance of dropping which will give you more materials to sell.
Using your Bug Net, you can catch bugs and sell them to Stritch in his room at Knight Academy at night.
The table below shows the list of bugs, as well as their sell price.
|Woodland Rhino Beetle||20|
|Sky Stag Beetle||20|
Certain Goddess Cubes will reward you with rupees. Some of these even contain a Gold Rupee which is worth a whopping 300 Rupees.
Goddess Cubes Guide
In certain areas, you can find a soft soil spots that you can dig using your Digging Mitts. Digging these soils may sometimes yield Rupees, Hearts, or Treasures!
You can use the Dowsing Feature on your Goddess Sword to look for Rupees and Goddess Cubes. Finding Goddess Cubes may sometimes reward you with Rupees!
Whenever you enter a dungeon, break everything like pots, skulls, grass, and flowers. Sometimes there are Rupees hidden in those areas.
At Eldin Volcano, there is a cave wall that houses the Thrill Digger minigame. You need to use a bomb to open up the cave wall and reach the area.
Depending on luck and skill, you can get as much as 150 Rupees when playing Thrill Digger. If you are playing on Expert mode and have uncovered all the Rupee spots, you can receive more than 200 Rupees and a random rare treasure as a reward!
At Bamboo Island, you can play the minigame Clean Cut Challenge. You can get as much as 30 Rupees or various Treasures depending on the number of cuts you have performed.
Playing Boss Rush minigame gives a lot of Rupees as one of its rewards. You get 50 Rupees every time you beat a boss for the first time or beat your personal record.
Defeating nine bosses in the mingame earns you 2000 Rupees as a reward. In Hero Mode, defeating all tweleve bosses will give you as much as 9900 Rupees!
Playing Skydiving Roulette can grant you a prize as big as 500 Rupees.
The mini-game can be unlocked after you have reached the Isle of Songs inside the Thunderhead and fixed Scrapper.
You may find a swarm of Blessed Butterflies hovering around an area in some dungeons. Equip the Goddess Harp and strum it next to them to reveal a Goddess Wall.
Drawing a rupee symbol on the Goddess Wall will grant you 10 rupees of different values.
Goddess Wall Symbols and How to Draw
Of course there is no limit to how many Rupees players can get throughout their adventure, but in order to maximize efficiency we have a list of things we recommend spending your precious Rupees on.
|Bug Net||50 Rupees|
|Each upgrade costs 100 Rupees|
|Sacred Shield||500 Rupees|
|Equipment Upgrades||Prices vary per item|
Adventure Pouch Upgrades
|300, 600, 1200 Rupees|
Rupees are the main form of currency used in The Legend of Zelda series. Each Rupee has a different value denoted by its color.
|Black Rupee (Rupoor)||-10 Rupees|
|Green Rupee||1 Rupee|
|Blue Rupee||5 Rupees|
|Red Rupee||20 Rupees|
|Silver Rupee||100 Rupees|
|Gold Rupee||300 Rupees|
|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||-|
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