Sealed Grounds Walkthrough: All Maps, Treasure Chests, Goddess Cubes, and Heart Pieces | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough
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!

Sealed Grounds Maps and Treasure Chest Locations

Sealed Grounds and Sealed Temple Map

Treasure Chest Contents

Contents
Revitalizing Potion (with an Empty Bottle)

Sealed Grounds Goddess Cubes Locations

Goddess Cubes - 1 Location Total

Reward
Required Item
Goddess Cube Location Goddess Chest Location
Piece of Heart
None

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.

All Goddess Cube Locations

Sealed Grounds Pieces of Heart Locations

Pieces of Heart - 1 Location Total

How to Get Heart Piece #22
Required Items Goddess's Harp
Map Location
Sealed Grounds
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.

How to Get All Pieces of Heart

Sealed Grounds (1st Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
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

Head to the front of the Sealed Temple

Head to the front of the Sealed Temple
Upon landing, make your way to the building in the north.

When locked on to an enemy, call Fi to learn more about them

When locked on to an enemy, call Fi to learn more about them
If you're having trouble with enemies in your way, you can lock onto them and call Fi for some tips.

Go down to the deepest point of the pit and hit the stone pillar with a Skyward Strike

Go down to the deepest point of the pit and hit the stone pillar with a Skyward Strike
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.

Return to the Sacred Temple

Take the updrafts to climb faster

Take the updrafts to climb faster
Climb back up to the top of the path. You may use the updrafts to quickly ascend to the top.

Talk to The Old One in the temple

Obtain the Revitalizing Potion in a nearby chest

Obtain the Revitalizing Potion in a nearby chest
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.

Exit through the front door and defeat the Red Bokoblins bothering the Goron

Exit through the front door and defeat the Red Bokoblins bothering the Goron
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.

Continue to Faron Woods Walkthrough

Sealed Grounds (2nd Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
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.

Learn how to use the Goddess Harp.

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Enter the Sealed Temple. After a short cutscene, the old lady will teach you how to play the Ballad of the Goddess.

Battle with The Imprisoned

Slash away the Imprisoned's toes to knock him over.

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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.

Jump onto the Imprisoned's head and attack the sealing spike.

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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.

How to Beat The Imprisoned

Drive the Sealing Spike back into the ground.

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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.

Return to Skyloft.

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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.

Continue to Skyloft (2nd Visit) Walkthrough

Sealed Grounds (3rd Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
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

Rematch with the Imprisoned.

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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.

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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.

Seal the Imprisoned at the bottom of the pit.

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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.

Perform a Skyward Strike on the Gate of Time.

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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.

Return to Skyloft

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Speak with Groose before returning to Skyloft.

Continue to Skyloft (3rd Visit) Walkthrough

Sealed Grounds Bosses

The Imprisoned

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.

How to Beat the Imprisoned

Spoilers Ahead

Ghirahim

You will fight Ghirahim for the third and last time in the Sealed Grounds.

How to Beat Ghirahim

Sealed Grounds Enemies

List of Enemies Strategy
Deku BabaDeku Baba Slash horizontally or vertically according to the orientation of its mouth. You can also cut off its stem with a Beetle to instantly defeat it.
Quadro BabaQuadro 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 need multiple hits before downing it. Use the Beetle to instantly defeat it.

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Main Locations

Three Ancient Tablets
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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyview Temple Walkthrough.pngSkyview Temple
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Eldin Volcano Walkthrough.pngEldin Volcano Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Earth Temple Walkthrough.pngEarth Temple
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Three Sacred Flames
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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lake Floria Walkthrough.pngLake Floria
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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Sand Sea Walkthrough.pngLanayru Sand Sea Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sandship Walkthrough.pngSandship
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Volcano Summit Walkthrough.pngVolcano Summit Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Fire Sanctuary Walkthrough.pngFire Sanctuary
Song of the Hero
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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods (Third Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Eldin Volcano Walkthrough.pngEldin Volcano (Second Visit)
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Gorge Walkthrough.pngLanayru Gorge Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sky Keep Walkthrough.pngSky Keep
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Final Showdown Walkthrough.pngFinal Battle

Silent Realm Trials

Silent Realm Trials
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Silent Realm Walkthrough.png Farore's Trial Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Desert Silent Realm Walkthrough.pngNayru's Trial
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Eldin Volcano Silent Realm Walkthrough.pngDin's Trial Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Silent Realm Walkthrough.pngThe Goddess's Trial

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