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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!
List of Contents
|①||Blue Bird Feather|
|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
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.
Fly to the island east of the Lanayru beacon and land on the higher ledge to reach the Goddess Chest.
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.|
|Goddess Cube Location||Goddess Chest Location|
|Additional Adventure Pouch Slot
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
Outside Skyview Temple in Deep Woods.
|Fly to the small island near the Lumpy Pumpkin to find the Goddess Chest.|
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.|
|Heart Piece #1|
|How to Get||Found on a platform on the Great Tree at Faron Woods.|
|Heart Piece #8|
|How to Get||Use a bomb on the cracked wall at the southwestern part of Faron Woods.|
|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.|
Moving ahead, you'll find two Bokoblins harassing a Kikwi. Knock out the enemies before speaking to the 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.
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 behind the Deku Baba. This will allow you to swing across to the Kikwi Elder.
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.
|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.|
|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.|
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.
Armed with the Slingshot, make your way to the Deep Woods Once there, continue moving north to get to the temple.
When you reach the temple, the doors will be locked. Using your slingshot aim at the red crystal overhead to open the doors.
|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.|
Descend onto the Viewing Platform. From here, drop down to the clearing in front of it where the butterflies gather.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Once the door is open, follow the path and dive into Lake Floria.
|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.|
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.
Head to the bottom of the pit and seal the imprisoned again.
Return to the Sealed Temple and speak with Impa.
Follow Groose out of the Temple and he will help you get to Faron Woods.
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 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.
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.
|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.|
|Cranioc||Stun them by hitting it against a wall or with a spin attack. Once they flip over, attack them on their stomachs.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Walltula||All weapons are effective, but it is best to shoot them down while they are far away with a projectile by using a slingshot.|
|Froak||Froaks will explode if you blow it off and hit it against the terrain or enemies, or if you defeat it with a weapon. Note that sword attacks do not work.|
|Guay||Since the Guay can fly, it is easy to defeat it with a projectile by using a bow and arrow. It's hard to hit with a sword, so slash it when you get closer.|
|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.|
|Octorok||Octorok can be defeated by repelling the rocks it spits with a shield attack, or by hitting a slingshot and attacking it while it is knocked down.|
|Wooden Shield Moblin||Wooden Shield Moblin becomes weaker when you slash the shield with a sword, and hit it when it disappears. Hit it with a shield attack.|
|Green Bokoblin||Green bokoblin is basically the same as Red Bokoblin and can be defeated with a sword or bow. Let it attack first, then use a shield attack. Hit the enemy immediately after using shield attack.|
|Red Bokoblin||Red Bokoblin and can be defeated with a sword or bow. Invite an attack, then repel it with a shield attack and aim for the gap that was created.|
|Blue Bokoblin||Blue Bokoblin is basically the same as Red Bokoblin since it can also be defeated with a sword or bow. Invite an attack, then repel it with a shield attack and aim for the gap that was created.|
|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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