Faron Woods Walkthrough: All Maps, Kikwi Locations, Treasure Chests, Goddess Cubes, and Heart Pieces | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough
A complete guide to Faron Woods in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to get through Faron Woods, find where each Kikwi is hiding, see treasure chests, Goddess Cube, and Heart Piece locations, as well as Faron Woods enemies and more!

Faron Woods Maps and Treasure Chest Locations

Faron Woods Map

Treasure Chests - 1 Location Total

Contents
Blue Bird Feather

Deep Woods Map

Inside the Great Tree - B1

Inside the Great Tree - 1F

Treasure Chests - 1 Location Total

Contents
Gold Rupee

Inside the Great Tree - 2F

Faron Woods Goddess Cubes Locations

Faron Woods Goddess Cubes - 3 Locations Total

Reward
Required Item
Goddess Cube Location Goddess Chest Location
Silver Rupee (100 Rupees)
Water Dragon's Scale

Swim inside the Great Tree and once you reach the exit, jump down to the west side of the tree to reach the Goddess Cube.

Head south of the Knight Academy and glide down to the small floating island to reach the Goddess Chest.
Piece of Heart
None

Climb to the top of the Great Tree. Once you are outside, go to the southeast part of the tree and drop down to the Goddess Cube using your Sailcloth. Alternatively, you can use the Clawshots to grapple onto the target next to the Goddess Cube.

Fly to the island east of the Lanayru beacon and land on the higher ledge to reach the Goddess Chest.
Rupee Medal
Digging Mitts

Climb to the top of the Great Tree. Go to the area near Kikwi, you'll see a platform that sticks out. Go south and by the ledge you should see a tightrope. Walk across the tightrope to reach the Goddess Cube.

Inside the Thunderhead, use the Digging Mitts on the soft soil spot to reach the other end with a regular chest. Kill the Walltulas on the vines and use the Clawshots to climb up and reach the Goddess Chest.

Deep Woods Goddess Cubes - 3 Locations Total

Reward
Required Item
Goddess Cube Location Goddess Chest Location
Adventure Pouch
None

After crossing the tightropes, you can find this Goddess Cube next to Gorko.

Find the chest outside the front door of Lumpy Pumpkin.
Piece of Heart
None

Outside Skyview Temple in Deep Woods.

Fly to the small island near the Lumpy Pumpkin to find the Goddess Chest.
Rupee Medal
Clawshots

The Goddess Cube is above the entrance of Skyview Temple. Use your Clawshot on the vines to get on top of the Temple.

Enter Beddle's Shop and sleep on the bed until night. Climb the ladder and head to the area where he sleeps to find the Goddess Chest.

All Goddess Cube Locations

Faron Woods Pieces of Heart Locations

Pieces of Heart - 2 Locations Total

How to Get Heart Piece #1
Required Items None
Map Location
Faron Woods
How to Get Found on a platform on the Great Tree at Faron Woods.
How to Get Heart Piece #8
Required Items Bombs
Map Location
Faron Woods
How to Get Use a bomb on the cracked wall at the southwestern part of Faron Woods.

How to Get All Pieces of Heart

Faron Woods (1st Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Help the Kikwi being attacked by Bokoblins.
2. Chase after the fleeing Kikwi.
3. Speak with the Kikwi Elder.
4. Find the missing Kikwis.
5. Report back to the Kikwi Elder and obtain the Slingshot.
6. Head to the Deep Woods.
7. Head to the temple north of the map.
8. Shoot the Red Crystal with your Slingshot and enter Skyview Temple.

Help the Kikwi being attacked by Bokoblins

Help the Kikwi being attacked by Bokoblins
Moving ahead, you'll find two Bokoblins harassing a Kikwi. Knock out the enemies before speaking to the Kikwi.

Chase after the fleeing Kikwi

Slash the red mushrooms to reveal the hiding Kikwi

Slash the red mushrooms to reveal the hiding Kikwi
A large, red mushroom to the left of the path will be sparkling. Strike it with your sword to startle the hiding Kikwi. The Kikwi will again run away, continue to follow it.

Past the Deku Baba, another large red mushroom can be found to the right of the path. Strike it to startle the hiding Kikwi again.

Speak with the Kikwi Elder

Speak with the Kikwi Elder
When you finally catch up to the fleeing Kikwi, he'll suggest that you speak with the Kikwi Elder. The Elder should be found near the center of the map. Make your way towards him.

Cut down the rope to swing across

Cut down the rope to swing across
Cut down the rope behind the Deku Baba. This will allow you to swing across to the Kikwi Elder.

Find the missing Kikwis

The Kikwi Elder will ask you to search for the other Kikwis hiding in Faron Woods. You can use your dowsing ability to track them down.

Kikwi Locations

Kikwi Location Details
Crawl through the hole near the Elder Kikwi. Climb the vines and cross the tightrope. After defeating the Red Bokoblins ahead, roll into the tree to knock Lopsa, the first Kikwi out of the tree.
Northwest of the woods, there should be some vines you can jump to which will let you climb the side of the wall. At the top, the second Kikwi, Erla, can be found hiding in the grass. Cut down all of the grass then talk to it.
Kikwi Location 3 - Oolo In the raised ledges west of the woods, search the grass next to the large tree for a hole you can drop down into. Follow the path and try to pick up the third Kikwi, Oolo, disguising as a shrub.

Report back to the Kikwi Elder and obtain the Slingshot

Report back to the Kikwi Elder and obtain the Slingshot
After finding all three Kikwis, return to the Kikwi Elder and he will reward you with a Slingshot. This can be used to stun enemies, and interact with other objects in the environment. You can shoot at a nearby vine to let it drop allowing you to swing across.

Head to the temple north of the map

Head to the temple north of the map
Armed with the Slingshot, make your way to the Deep Woods Once there, continue moving north to get to the temple.

Shoot the Red Crystal with your Slingshot and enter Skyview Temple

Shoot the Red Crystal with your Slingshot and enter Skyview Temple
When you reach the temple, the doors will be locked. Using your slingshot aim at the red crystal overhead to open the doors.

Continue to the Skyview Temple Walkthrough

Faron Woods (2nd Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Go to the clearing near the Great Tree.
2. Play the Goddess Harp.
3. Enter the Silent Realm
4. Dive into the water near the Great Tree.
5. Make your way upward through the Great Tree.
6. Wake up the Kikwi Hermit.
7. Head to the South Gate and assume the Skyward Strike stance.
8. Complete the pattern and continue to Lake Floria.

Go to the clearing near the Great Tree.

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Descend onto the Viewing Platform. From here, drop down to the clearing in front of it where the butterflies gather.

Play the Goddess Harp.

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Stand near the glowing spot in the center. Take out the harp and strum.

Fi will appear. Strum in time with the glowing circle until the mark on the ground is fully formed.

Enter the Silent Realm

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Thrust your sword into the middle of this mark and the environment will change bringing you into the Silent Realm. You will obtain the Spirit Vessel.

You'll have to collect 15 Tears of Farore to complete the trial. After collecting all of the Tears, make your way back to where you started to obtain the Water Dragon's Scale. You will then be transported out of the Silent Realm.

Check out the full Faron Woods Silent Realm Guide

Dive into the water near the Great Tree.

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Back in Faron Woods, there should be a small body of water southeast of the large tree. Using your newly-acquired ability to swim, dive underwater and swim through the roots of the tree.

You should now find yourself inside the Great Tree. Navigate your way through the tree taking care of the enemies along the way.

Wake up the Kikwi Hermit.

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Once at the top-most part of the tree, try to shoot your Beetle towards the sleeping Kikwi. This will wake it up, it will introduce itself as Yerbal, the Kikwi hermit.

Head to the South Gate and assume the Skyward Strike stance.

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Head to the lake on the southern part of Faron Woods and approach the gate. Use Skyward Strike, and you'll have to draw the missing circle in the symbol. Be mindful of the size and avoid touching the crescent parts of the symbol.

Complete the pattern and continue to Lake Floria.

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Once the door is open, follow the path and dive into Lake Floria.

Continue to the Lake Floria Walkthrough

Faron Woods (3rd Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Rematch with the Imprisoned.
2. Seal the Imprisoned at the bottom of the pit.
3. Return to the Sealed Temple.
4. Ask Groose for help to enter the Faron Woods.
5. Enter the tree and climb inside it.
6. Collect the Tadtones.
7. Speak with Faron.

Rematch with the Imprisoned.

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Descend into the Sealed Grounds and take on the imprisoned once again. Head to the bottom of the pit to start the battle.

The Imprisoned now has a tail, making slashing at its toes a bit more difficult due to the narrow paths. Use Groose's cannon to temporarily disable the Imprisoned.

After the first time you drive the sealing spike into its head, you'll learn that the Imprisoned can now fly. Use Groose's cannon to knock it back into the pit.

Head to the bottom and drive the sealing spike into its head once more. Groose has run out of bombs, so he will launch you instead. Head to his machine.

Launch yourself onto the top of its head, and from there drive the spike in for the third time.

How to Beat the Imprisoned

Seal the Imprisoned at the bottom of the pit.

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Head to the bottom of the pit and seal the imprisoned again.
Return to the Sealed Temple and speak with Impa.

Ask Groose for help to enter the Faron Woods.

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Follow Groose out of the Temple and he will help you get to Faron Woods.

Enter the tree and climb inside it.

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Swim underwater and into the opening at the base of the big tree.

Make your way through and resurface from the inside of the tree. You should now find yourself on 2F of the Great Tree. Walk towards the exit and a cutscene will play.

Collect the Tadtones.

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Collect the Tadtones swimming around the flooded area of Faron Woods.

After collecting 7 groups of Tadtones, Craniocs will appear. After collecting 12 groups of Tadtones, you can use your Dowsing Ability to track them down.

How to Find all the Tadtones Guide

Speak with Faron

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If you're following along with the guide, this should be your first Song, head to the Eldin Volcano for the second part of the Song of the Hero.

Continue to Eldin Volcano (3rd Visit) Walkthrough

Faron Woods Enemies

List of Enemies Strategy
Blue BokoblinBlue Bokoblin Blue Bokoblins use the same attack pattern as Red Bokoblins, but are tougher. Invite an attack and repel it with a Shield Bash, then strike.
ChuchuChuchu A simple sword slash defeats it. When it merges, proceed to continue slashing until every Chuchu is defeated.
CraniocCranioc Stun them by hitting it against a wall or with a spin attack. Once they flip over, attack them on their stomachs.
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.
FroakFroak Froaks will explode if you blow it off with Gust Bellows or with a sword against terrain or enemies. Note that sword attacks do not work.
GuayGuay Since the Guay can fly, it will have to be defeated with a projectile like Skyward Strike while it is airborne. When it swoops, you can use your melee sword attacks.
KeeseKeese Keese can simply be defeated by attacking it with a sword. Note that it won't drop rupees or treasure if you defeat it with a whip.
OctorokOctorok Octorok can be defeated by repelling the rocks it spits with a Shield Bash. You can also use the Slingshot and strike it after stunning 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.
Red BokoblinRed Bokoblin Red Bokoblin can be easily defeated with a sword or bow. Invite an attack and repel it with a Shield Bash, then strike.
Red Bokoblin (Leader)Red Bokoblin (Leader) Leaders have the same attack pattern as Red Bokoblins, and can be defeated with a sword or bow. You can take away its Monster Horn with a whip to prevent it from alerting nearby Bokoblins.
WalltulaWalltula All weapons are effective, but it is best to shoot them down by using a Slingshot or Beetle.
Wooden Shield MoblinWooden Shield Moblin Slash away its shield first with a sword until it is destroyed, then you can freely hit it. Avoid its attacks indicated by its wind-ups.

List of All Enemies

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Main Locations

Three Ancient Tablets
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Walkthrough.pngSkyloft Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough.pngSealed Grounds
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
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Mine WalkthroughLanayru Mine Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Desert Walkthrough.pngLanayru Desert
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Mining Facility Walkthrough.pngLanayru Mining Facility Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough.pngSealed Grounds (Second Visit)
Three Sacred Flames
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Walkthrough.pngSkyloft (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Isle of Songs Walkthrough.pngInside Thunderhead (Isle of Songs)
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lake Floria Walkthrough.pngLake Floria
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyview Temple Walkthrough.pngSkyview Temple (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Ancient Cistern Walkthrough.pngAncient Cistern
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
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough.pngSealed Grounds (Third Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Walkthrough.pngSkyloft (Third Visit)
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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