Welcome to our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Walkthrough!
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This is a complete guide to Sealed Grounds for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn more about how to progress through the story, where to find treasure chests, Goddess Cubes, Heart Pieces, and other collectibles, as well as how to beat story bosses and more!
List of Contents
|①||Revitalizing Potion (with an Empty Bottle)|
|Goddess Cube Location||Goddess Chest Location|
|Piece of Heart
Activate the minecart at the northwestern part of the Temple of Time and slash the Goddess Cube with a Skyward Strike.
Fly to the island above Beedle's Island to reach the Goddess Chest.
|How to Get the Heart Piece #22|
|Required Items||Goddess's Harp|
|How to Get||Talk to Gorko outside the Sealed Temple after completing the Fire Sanctuary. Use the Goddess's Harp near the butterflies to make the Goddess Wall appear. Talk to Gorko and draw the symbol that he requested to obtain the Piece of Heart.|
|1. Head to the front of the Sealed Temple.|
|2. Go down to the deepest point of the pit and hit the stone pillar with a Skyward Strike.|
|3. Return to the Sacred Temple.|
|4. Talk to The Old One in the temple.|
|5. Exit through the front door and defeat the Red Bokoblins bothering the Goron.|
|6. Enter Faron Woods|
Upon landing, make your way to the building in the north.
If you're having trouble with enemies in your way, you can lock onto them and call Fi for some tips.
Run down the spiraling path until you reach the deepest part of the pit. In the center will be a stone pillar. Hit it with a Skyward Strike to proceed.
Alternatively, you can also jump down the ledges to do so, just remember to use the Sailcloth to avoid taking fall damage.
Climb back up to the top of the path. You may use the updrafts to quickly ascend to the top.
Enter the temple and speak with the old woman in the back of the temple. Listen to her story. Before you exit the Sealed Temple, you may open a nearby chest to obtain a Bottle with a Revitalizing Potion that heals you and your shield.
After exiting the Sealed Temple, follow the path. You'll find a pack of Bokoblins harassing a Goron up ahead. Defeat them then speak to the Goron.
|1. Enter the Sealed Temple.|
|2. Learn how to use the Goddess Harp.|
|3. Battle with The Imprisoned|
|4. Drive the Sealing Spike back into the ground.|
|5. Return to the Sealed Temple.|
|6. Leave the Sealed Temple.|
|7. Return to Skyloft.|
Enter the Sealed Temple. After a short cutscene, the old lady will teach you how to play the Ballad of the Goddess.
In the first sequence, the Imprisoned will slowly walk up the spiraling path. Strike its toes until they are removed. Do this for all of the toes while avoiding getting stepped on.
Once all toes are removed, the Imprisoned will fall over. Strike the sealing spike on its head until the pillar is embedded into its body. It will then attempt to slither upwards.
Alternatively, you may dash to a nearby updraft to get ahead of it. From a higher platform you can jump onto its' head and attack the sealing spike directly.
After the sealing spike has been embedded into the head three times, the Imprisoned will be re-sealed.
Run back down to the bottom of the pit to and hit the spike with a Skyward Strike. You'll then have to follow the on-screen instruction to strike the spike in a triangular formation. A few cutscenes will then play.
After everything is said and done, head outside and approach the Bird Statue, a dialogue with Gorko will play out. You may attempt to play the Goddess Harp where the butterflies are swarming to reveal a Gossip Stone.
Go to the Bird Statue and return to Skyloft.
|1. Head to the Sealed Temple.|
|2. Prepare a Skyward Strike on the Gate of Time.|
|3. Rematch with the Imprisoned.|
|4. Seal the Imprisoned at the bottom of the pit.|
|5. Return to the Sealed Temple|
|6. Perform a Skyward Strike on the Gate of Time.|
|7. Talk to Impa in Hylia's Realm.|
|8. Speak with Zelda at the back of the temple.|
|9. Return to Skyloft|
Once back at the Sealed Temple, climb up the pedestal and attempt to strike the Gate of Time with a Skyward Strike.
The Imprisoned will awake once again, head to the bottom of the pit in the Sealed Grounds and deal with him.
Dealing with the imprisoned will be mostly similar, but this time it will have arms it can use to climb up. You can switch to controlling Groose to shoot bombs on its hands when it tries to climb up.
Clear out its toes like before till it falls down. When it does, drive the spike on its head deeper into its skull. Repeat this three times to slay the Imprisoned.
Return to the bottom of the pit to seal the spike back into the ground. You'll also have to slash in an hourglass formation to complete the seal.
Return to the Sealed Temple and now properly strike the Gate of Time with a Skyward Strike. After a cutscene, you'll be in Hylia's Realm. Speak to Impa.
Climb up the altar to where the light shines. A cutscene will play. Go through the Gate of Time to return to the present.
Speak with Groose before returning to Skyloft.
The Imprisoned is the large monster held within the Sealed Grounds. You will have to defend against this boss multiple times throughout the story to prevent it from escaping the area.
You will fight Ghirahim for the third and last time in the Sealed Grounds.
|List of Enemies||Strategy|
|Quadro Baba||You can slash it across its mouth the moment it opens, or hit it when it is stunned by a shield attack. You may guide the beetle from a long distance and cut the stem.|
|Deku Baba||Repel the attack or slash along its open mouth. It is also important to slash the stem while hitting its attack with a shield attack.|
|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's Trial|
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