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This is a complete guide to Skyloft in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on for a full Skyloft walkthrough and see where to find treasure chests, Heart Pieces, as well as other collectibles!
List of Contents
|②||Silver Rupee (Available after getting the Scales of the Water Dragon)|
|③||Silver Rupee (Goddess Chest)|
|④||Heart Fragment (Available after getting the Goddess Chest and the Scales of the Water Dragon)|
|⑤||Heart Fragment (Goddess Chest, after getting the Clawshots)|
|⑥||Gold Rupee (Goddess Chest, after getting the Clawshots)|
|Knight Academy 1F|
|Knight Academy 2F|
|①||Gold Rupee (Goddess Chest)|
|Heart Piece #5|
|Required Items||10 Gratitude Crystals|
|How to Get||Talk to Batreaux after collecting 10 Gratitude Crystals.|
|Heart Piece #14|
|How to Get||Climb on top of the Knight Academy and use a Clawshot on the chimney to drop down in the hole. Crawl through the narrow space to reach Zelda's room and open the cupboard to obtain the Piece of Heart.|
|Heart Piece #12|
|Required Items||Water Dragon's Scale|
|How to Get||Activate the Goddess Cube on the northeastern side of the Eldin Volcano. Slide down the sandslide and into the left gyser to reach the cube. Dive underwater in the main river on Skyloft to reach the chest that contains the Piece of Heart.|
|Heart Piece #16|
|How to Get||Inside the Sandship, use the Timeshift Stone on the central mast and climb the ladder. Use the pulleys to make your way to the stern side and use the Clawshot to grapple on the target to drop down. Drop down to the back of the ship to reach a chest that contains a Piece of Heart.|
|Heart Piece #17|
|Required Items||Bow, 2 Stamina Potions|
|How to Get||Play Fledge's minigame and score more than 600 points to obtain the Piece of Heart|
|Heart Piece #23|
|Required Items||1600 Rupees|
|How to Get||Purchase from Beedle for 1600 Rupees. If you have completed his sidequest, you can purchase the Heart Piece for only 800 Rupees.|
|Heart Piece #11|
|How to Get||Use the minecart at the northwestern part of the Temple of Time and activate the Goddess Cube. Open the Goddess Chest in Beedle's Island to obtain the Piece of Heart.|
|Heart Piece #13|
|How to Get||Warp to the Great Tree Bird Statue in Faron Woods and glide down to reach the Goddess Cube below. Head to the volcano island east of the Lanayru beacon to find the Goddess Chest. You need to land on the upper ledge of the island to reach the chest.|
|Heart Piece #3|
|How to Get||Activate the Goddess Cube outside the Skyview Temple and open the chest on an island south of Skyloft.|
|1. Exit the Knight Academy.|
|2. Speak with Instructor Horwell on the roof.|
|3. Retrieve Mia, Headmaster Gaepora's pet.|
|4. Head north towards the Statue of the Goddess.|
|5. Explain the situation to Instructor Horwell.|
|6. Speak with Groose at the Plaza.|
|7. Speak with Fledge and Pipit just outside of the Sparring Hall.|
|8. Obtain the Training Sword from the Sparring Hall.|
|9. Head to the cave behind the waterfall northeast of Skyloft. Cut down the wooden stakes that block your path.|
|10. Free your Loftwing.|
|11. Learn how to pilot your Loftwing.|
|12. Win the Wing Ceremony by taking the Bird Statuette.|
|13. Receive the Sailcloth from Zelda. Jump off the statue and land in the middle of the courtyard.|
|14. After a long set of cutscenes, leave your room.|
|15. Follow the mysterious figure all the way to the Inside of the Goddess Statue.|
|16. Pull out the Goddess' Sword and raise it Skyward.|
|17. Perform a Skyward Strike on the crest. Place the Emerald Tablet on the receptacle.|
|18. After a few cutscenes, exit your room. Receive the Adventure Pouch from Fledge. Exit the Academy. Speak with Instructor Horwell to receive a Wooden Shield.|
|19. Ride your Loftwing to the green pillar of light before jumping off to descend in that area.|
When you first leave the academy, Instructor Horwell will call to you from the roof. Make your way up to him.
Instructor Horwell will ask you to look for Headmaster Gaepora's pet. You'll have to jump across the academy's rooftops to get to Mia.
After catching Mia, bring her back to Instructor Horwell.
After delivering Mia back to Instructor Horwell, head to north towards the Statue of the Goddess to meet Headmaster Gaepora and Zelda.
After explaining the situation to Instructor Horwell, head south to get to the Plaza and ask Groose about the whereabouts of your Loftwing.
When the cutscenes with Groose are over, you should be able to enter the Sparring Hall, which is found just northwest of the Knight's Academy. Take the Practice Sword from the Blue Chest in the back room.
There are several logs here that will let you practice the different sword techniques. Be sure to practice them well as they'll be useful for the rest of your adventure.
After making your way through the cave, you should find your Loftwing trapped behind some boards. Cut the rope to set your Loftwing free.
With your Loftwing free, Zelda will invite you to practice riding the Loftwing. Take this time to familiarize yourself with how to pilot your Loftwing since the Wing Ceremony will be up next.
Once the Wing Ceremony starts, you'll have to chase after the Yellow Loftwing. When you get close enough, you can press A to grab the statuette. After your first attempt, Groose and his crew will try to interfere with your flight. Avoid their projectiles and you'll eventually reach the statuette.
After the Wing Ceremony, you'll wake up in your room at night. Exit your room and follow the mysterious figure as she guides you to the Inside of the Goddess Statue.
When you are ready to leave Skyloft, look for a wooden jump-off point before dashing and leaping off. Head for the green pillar of light and descend in that area.
|1. Learn more about the lyrics of the Goddess song at the Knight Academy.|
|2. Use your Gust Bellows on the southwest windmill.|
|3. Inspect the southeast windmill to trigger a cutscene.|
|4. Go to the Scrap Shop in the Bazaar and give him an Ancient Flower.|
|5. Find the missing propeller in Eldin Volcano.|
|6. Return to Skyloft.|
|7. Use your Gust Bellows on the southeast windmill.|
|8. Play the Harp at the Light Tower|
|9. Observe the beam of light that is now shining onto the large cloud formation. Follow this light to find yourself in the Thunderhead.|
Once back at Skyloft, head to the Knight Academy and speak with Headmaster Gaepora.
From the Knight Academy, walk towards the plaza, you should find a windmill to your right. You'll want to use your Gust Bellows to blast air at the propeller to rotate the windmill and point it at the Light tower.
Head to the second windmill at the southeast portion of Skyloft. When you get near enough a dialogue will play out and you'll discover that its pinwheel is missing.
Speak to Gondo at the Bazaar's Scrap Shop. Give him an Ancient Flower when he asks for it.
Head to the Eldin Region and descend to the temple's entrance.
Once you land, head west to where the bomb flowers are and slide down the slope. Examine the propeller next to the fallen tower and Scrapper will retrieve it.
Return to Skyloft. Use the Gust Bellows to blast air at the propeller to rotate the windmill and point it at the Light Tower.
Climb up the Light Tower and play the Ballad of the Goddess. Follow the light and fly into the cloud the light is shining on.
|1. Ask Headmaster Gaepora about the Triforce.|
|2. Ask Instructor Owlan about Levias.|
|3. Learn the Spin Charge.|
|4. Get some Pumpkin Soup.|
|5. Head to the Rainbow Island.|
|6. Free Levias from Bilocyte.|
|7. Listen to Levias' knowledge.|
|8. Seek out the three dragons.|
Head to the Knight Academy and speak with Headmaster Gaepora.
Exit Headmaster Gaepora's Office and enter the door right next to it. Speak with Instructor Owlan.
Complete Instructor Owlan's Spin Charge challenge.
Head to the Lumpy Pumpkin and speak with the owner.
Fly over to the Thunderhead and search for the island with the rainbow. Land onto this island.
A battle with Levias, the Great Spirit of the Skies will commence. Call your Loftwing and chase after Levias. Use the Spin Charge to attack the eyeball-tentacles near its tail.
After the tentacles are destroyed, a new malice formation will appear on its head. Land on Levias' head and a battle with the Ocular Parasite, Bilocyte will commence.
Keep some distance between you and Bilocyte. He will launch balls of malice towards you. Swipe your sword to the left or right to redirect these balls and damage his fins.
Once both fins are damaged, deflect the ball straight at him. He will collapse allowing you to continuously slash at him while he's down.
Repeat this sequence three times to defeat Bilocyte. This should free Levias.
You'll obtain information on how to find the Triforce. You'll have to seek out the dragons of each region to learn parts of the Song of the Hero.
You are free to seek out each dragon in whatever order you like. For the purposes of this guide let's start with Faron Woods.
|List of Enemies||Strategy|
|Remlit||It cannot be defeated. It becomes quiet when hit by an attack, but after a while it begins to rampage again. When Remlit goes back to normal, it does not become ferocious.|
|Chuchu||If you slash with a sword, it will become smaller and smaller, and if you slash it when it is the smallest, you can defeat it.|
|Keese||Keese can be defeated by simply attacking with a sword. Be careful since it won't drop rupees or treasure if you defeat it with a whip.|
|Skyward Sword Walkthough|
|Complete Story Walkthrough|
|Dungeons and Temples List||Silent Realm Guide|
|Three Ancient Tablets|
|Faron Woods||Skyview Temple|
|Eldin Volcano||Earth Temple|
|Lanayru Mine||Lanayru Desert|
|Lanayru Mining Facility||Sealed Grounds (Second Visit)|
|Three Sacred Flames|
|Skyloft (Second Visit)||Inside Thunderhead (Isle of Songs)|
|Faron Woods (Second Visit)||Lake Floria|
|Skyview Temple (Second Visit)||Ancient Cistern|
|Lanayru Sand Sea||Sandship|
|Volcano Summit||Fire Sanctuary|
|Song of the Hero|
|Sealed Grounds (Third Visit)||Skyloft (Third Visit)|
|Faron Woods (Third Visit)||Eldin Volcano (Second Visit)|
|Lanayru Gorge||Sky Keep|
|Silent Realm Trials|
|Farore's Trial||Nayru's Trial|
|Din's Trial||The Goddess' Trial|
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