Skulltula Enemy Guide: How to Defeat Skulltula (Giant Spiders) | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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This guide will show you how to beat Skulltula, an enemy in the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find Skulltula, drops for beating it, as well as strategy for beating it.

Skulltula Basic Information

Locations Skyview Temple, Ancient Cistern
HP 8
Rewards None

How to Defeat Skulltula (The Giant Spider)


Skulltula hanging from web

How to Beat Skulltula
Cut the threads that goes down from the ceiling and destroy the nest. This will lure it out of its nest then slash it from the bottom to the top and turn it over to slash its weak points on its stomach.

Skulltulas are giant spider enemies that won't attack unless approached. Since they do not react until the player approaches, you will have plenty of time to plan your attacks. The most important thing to note is that their hard back is impervious to all attacks, so they can only be defeated by thrusting your sword into their soft underbelly.

Cutting the Skulltula down

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If you cut the single thread of web the Skutulla is on using your Beetle, it will fall down to the floor. Players can then do a vertical slash upwards to knock the giant spider on its back, making it susceptible to a fatal blow.

How to Do a Fatal Blow

Turning the Skulltula around

Hanging Skulltula

While the Skulltula is hanging on it's web, you can attack it with a horizontal slash. This will cause the giant spider to spin around revealing its nucleus. Becareful as your slash attack will cause the Skulltula to violently move around.

Once it calms down, thrust your sword into the nucleus a few times to defeat the Skulltula.

Skultulla's Attacks

Attack Power Element Knockback
Hanging 2 None -
Body Blow 2 None -
Per ground body 4 None -
Spit Thread 0 None -

Effective Weapons and Attacks

Weapon/Skill Effectivity
Sword Skyward Strike Spin Attack Bomb
Yes Yes Yes No
Bow Beetle Gust Bellows Clawshots
Yes No Okay No
Slingshot Whip
No No

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