Tentalus Boss Guide: How to Beat Tentalus | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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This is a guide for Tentalus, the boss at Sandship in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn strategies for how to beat Tentalus, see Tentalus's moves, and learn rewards for beating them!

Tentalus Basic Information

Tentalus
Locations Sandship
Rewards None

How to Beat Tentalus

CheckmarkSlash his 4 tentacles with Skyward Strike

CheckmarkShoot at Tentalus' eye with a bow

CheckmarkAttack his eye while he's down

CheckmarkIf Tentalus begins to rampage, use a crate to escape

Checkmark2nd Phase: Shoot with a bow after he swipes at you with his tentacles

Slash his 4 tentacles with Skyward Strike

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To defeat Tentalus, you need to cut off his four tentacles that extend from below. This tentacle is the same as the one that came out just before, and you can cut it off by hitting Skyward Strike. You can move around while Skyward Strike is recharging, so be sure to move so that you are not caught by the tentacles.

Shoot at Tentalus' eye with a bow

Shoot Tentalus
If you cut off all four tentacles, Tentalus will appear. During this time, if you shoot at his eye with a bow, Tentalus will get knocked down and take damage. His tentacle slam attack will hit you, so aim after the slamming is over.

Arrows will be dropped by the tentacles

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Arrows will be dropped when the tentacles are cut off, so collect them when you can.

Attack his eye while he's down

Stab tentalus
If you hit the arrow on the eye of Tentalus, he will get knocked down and be damaged. The tentacles on his head can be cut off without using Skyward Strike.

If Tentalus begins to rampage, use a crate to escape

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If you continue to damage Tentalus, he will suddenly rampage and begin to break your foothold. At this time, there is a crate that will fall down and you will be able to escape to the next scaffolding. If you escape to the next scaffolding, it will be the start of the 2nd phase.

Even if all the scaffolding is destroyed, the game will not be over, and even if you fall into the sea, you can retry with no damage taken.

2nd Phase: Shoot with a bow after he swipes at you with his tentacles

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In the second half of the match against Tentalus, Tentalus will remain visible, but will launch a long-term attack using the tentacles of his head. After the attack, you will still have a chance, so shoot his eye with your bow and make sure he gets knocked down in the first half of the phase.

Tentalus's Attack Patterns

CheckmarkTentacle Attack

CheckmarkGrab Attack

CheckmarkThrowing

CheckmarkTentacle Slam

CheckmarkTentacle Bite

Tentacle Attack

Tentalus

Move Away Diagonally

The tentacles extending from below will hit you. You can avoid it if you don't get close and run backwards, so move away diagonally while charging up the Skyward Strike.

Grab Attack

Tentalus

Move Away Diagonally

The tentacles that extend from below also use grab attacks. Like a tentacle attack, you can avoid it if you do not approach it and escape straight backwards.

Throwing

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Break free when you are grabbed

Throw is an attack that happens when you can't break free when Tentalus grabs you. There is no damage to the grab itself, but if you are thrown you will be damaged, so be sure to move around to free yourself.

Tentacle Slam

Tentalus

If he swings, dash left and right

Tentacle slam is an attack used when Tentalus is appearing. It is unavoidable to move left and right while holding a bow or sword, so avoid it with a dash.

Tentacle Bite

Tentalus

Cut off the tentacles

During the second phase, Tentalus will attack with the tentacles on his head. This tentacle can be slashed by swinging its sword, so slash him until he stops.

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