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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyview Temple Walkthrough
This is a complete guide to Skyview Temple 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!

Skyview Temple Maps and Treasure Chest Locations

Skyview Temple Map

Treasure Chests - 6 Locations Total

Contents
Dungeon Map
Small Key
Beetle
Small Key
Red Rupee
Gold Sculpture

Skyview Temple Goddess Cubes Locations

Goddess Cubes - 1 Location Total

Reward
Required Item
Goddess Cube Location Goddess Chest Location
Gold Rupee (300 Rupees)
None

Behind the Goddess Statue of Skyview Spring in Skyview Temple.
Fly to the Pumpkin Landing and land on top of the Lumpy Pumpkin to reach the Goddess Chest.

All Goddess Cube Locations

Skyview Temple Pieces of Heart Locations

Pieces of Heart - 1 Location Total

Heart Piece #4
Required Items Beetle
Map Location
Skyview Temple
How to Get Activate the crystal switch inside the Bird Statue in Skyview Temple and open the chest to obtain the Piece of Heart.

How to Get All Pieces of Heart

Skyview Temple (1st Visit) Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Head down the stairs then activate the Red Crystal.
2. Unlock the one-eyed Eye Door to proceed.
3. Activate the Red Crystal above the east door and enter the east room.
4. Activate the Red Crystal in this room to raise the water level.
5. Return to the central room. Activate the Red Crystal under the door of the west room.
6. Activate the Red Crystal in this room to raise the water level more.
7. Return to the central room. Climb up to the entrance of the southeast room.
8. Unlock the two-eyed Eye Door to get the Small Key.
9. Use the Small Key to unlock the door in the central room to proceed to the large chamber.
10. Shoot the Red Crystal above the building.
11. Defeat the Stalfos inside to get the Beetle.
12. Guide the Beetle out of the room to reactivate the Red Crystal allowing you to exit back into the large chamber.
13. Guide the Beetle through the alcoves above the western door to activate the Red Crystal.
14. Head to the back of the room and unlock the three-eyed Eye Door to get a Small Key.
15. Use the Beetle on the way back to activate the Red Crystal.
16. Return to the large chamber. Use the Beetle to defeat the Deku Baba above the tightrope leading to the eastern door.
17. Use the Small Key to enter the eastern room.
18. Swing across the ropes and vines to get to the Golden Carving.
19. Open the Boss Door with the Golden Carving.
20. Fight the boss, Demon Lord Ghirahim.
21. Perform a Skyward Strike on the crest in the Skyview Spring.
22. Return to Skyloft and place the Ruby Tablet in the receptacle Inside the Statue of the Goddess.

Head down the stairs then activate the Red Crystal

Head down the stairs then activate the Red Crystal
Strike the Red Crystal to open up the gate below. Head through the gate and climb the pedestal.

Unlock the one-eyed Eye Door to proceed

Rotate your sword quickly to make the eye dizzy

Rotate your sword quickly to make the eye dizzy
The eye above the gate will affix it's gaze at your sword. Swing the sword around to make the eye dizzy. Once successful, the eye will break and the gate below will open.

Activate the Red Crystal above the east door and enter the east room

Activate the Red Crystal above the east door and enter the east room
Defeat the Green Bokoblin in this central room. Aim above the gate to your right to hit another Red Crystal with your Slingshot. The gate below will open; go through it.

Activate the Red Crystal in this room to raise the water level

Crawl through the hole on the lower level to find the Red Crystal

Crawl through the hole on the lower level to find the Red Crystal
Proceed with caution as you cut down webs and defeat the Walltulas and Skulltulas in the room. On the lower level, look for an alcove you can crawl through on the left wall. On the other side, hit the Red Crystal above the statue.

Return to the central room. Activate the Red Crystal under the door of the west room

Return to the central room. Activate the Red Crystal under the door of the west room
Go back to the central hall and head to the room opposite you. Drop down into the water to discover a passage under the door. Strike the Red Crystal found here to open the western door.

Activate the Red Crystal in this room to raise the water level more

Lower the vines using your Slingshot then swing across

Lower the Vine using your Slingshot then swing across
Defeat the Green Bokoblin found here, but ignore the Skulltula for now. Shoot the two vines down on the right side of the room to swing across. Get on the bridge, attack the Skulltula's bellies. Look to your left and shoot the Red Crystal to raise the water level even further.

Don't forget to climb the nearby stairs into the door. Follow the path to find a blue chest with a Dungeon Map inside.

Return to the central room. Climb up to the entrance of the southeast room

Return to the central room. Climb up to the entrance of the southeast room
Head back to the central room and jump onto the floating log on the east side of the room. Cross it and climb up the vines on the wall. Follow the path and enter the door.

Unlock the two-eyed Eye Door to get the Small Key

Make both eyes dizzy at the same time

Make both eyes dizzy at the same time
Defeat the Skulltula on this side of the room, then proceed to disable both eyes on the sides of the gate with the chest. Obtain a small key.

Shoot the Red Crystal above the building

Shoot the Red Crystal above the building
Shoot at the Red Crystal in front of you to open the gate beneath it. Prepare for a miniboss fight then enter the dome.

Defeat the Stalfos inside to get the Beetle

Defeat the Stalfos inside to get the Beetle
In the dome, you'll have to duel with a Stalfos. He wields two swords so it's best to attack it in the direction where the swords aren't. Alternatively, wait for him to strike before executing a Shield Bash to stun him. Then counterattack with slashes of your own.

After defeating the Stalfos, open the Blue Chest to obtain a Beetle.

Guide the Beetle out of the room to reactivate the Red Crystal allowing you to exit back into the large chamber

Guide the Beetle out of the room to reactivate the Red Crystal allowing you to exit back into the large chamber
Equip the Beetle and shoot it towards one of the openings in the ceiling. Guide the beetle to hit the Red Crystal outside of the room. This will allow you to exit back into the large chamber.

Guide the Beetle through the alcoves above the western door to activate the Red Crystal

Guide the Beetle through the alcoves above the western door to activate the Red Crystal
Head towards the west part of the large chamber, near where the bird statue is. Guide the Beetle through the small openings on the wall to open the gate.

Get the Heart Piece in Skyview Temple

Get the Heart Piece in Skyview Temple
You may also guide the Beetle to the top of the Stalfos' dome where a Red Crystal can be found. Activating this Crystal will give you access to a Piece of Heart behind the dome.

Head to the back of the room and unlock the three-eyed Eye Door to get a Small Key

Use the box as a platform

Use the box as a platform
This room has a Skulltula to beat and another eye puzzle. Standing in the center will catch the attention of two of the eyes, but to open the third, you'll need to be higher. Pilot the beetle to the upper part of the room to drop a crate.

Climb the vines on the right to get to the upper part of the room, then push the crate down. Jump back down to the lower part of the room, then push the crate to the middle then stand on top of it. You'll then be able to disable all three eyes at the same time. Gain access to the blue chest then obtain the small key.

Use the Beetle on the way back to activate the Red Crystal

Use the Beetle on the way back to activate the Red Crystal
Head back through where you came in, but this time, send a beetle to the opposite direction and past the Skulltula to hit the Red Switch. The water level will rise. Allowing you to swim across to the steps on your left.

Continue along by cutting down the web and defeating the Skulltula. Then proceed up the stairs, cut down the skinny trees, then crawl through the passageway. This should lead you back to the main chamber.

Return to the large chamber. Use the Beetle to defeat the Deku Baba above the tightrope leading to the eastern door

Return to the large chamber. Use the Beetle to defeat the Deku Baba above the tightrope leading to the eastern door
Head to the Eastern room where a locked door can be found beyond a tightrope. The path will be blocked by 5 Deku Babas from the ceiling. Use the Beetle to cut down the stems of these Deku Babas before proceeding.

Use the Small Key to enter the eastern room

Defeat the Staldra by slashing across its heads at the same time

Defeat the Staldra by slashing across its heads at the same time
Unlock the door and go through it. Proceed through the hallway cutting down the boards in your way. You'll find yourself in a small room with a Staldra. Defeat it by striking all three heads in one slice.

Swing across the ropes and vines to get to the Golden Carving

Swing across the ropes and vines to get to the Golden Carving
Traverse the branches then swing from one vine to another to get to the corner of the room with the silver chest. Here you'll obtain a Golden Carving which you'll need to open the boss door.

Fight the boss, Demon Lord Ghirahim

Strike Ghirahim's hand

Strike Ghirahim
Battle Ghirahim. For his first sequence, he will approach you as if reaching for your sword. Attack in the direction opposite of his hand to avoid getting your sword grabbed.

Shield Bash and counterattack

Shield Bash and counterattack
For his next sequence, he will equip himself with a sword. With proper timing, you may shield bash his attack then counterattack. He may also attack you with projectiles which you can reflect with your shield, or by slashing in the same direction as how the projectiles form. Whenever he teleports close to you, we recommend using a spin attack to catch him off guard.

How to Beat Ghirahim

Continue to Eldin Volcano Walkthrough

Skyview Temple (2nd Visit) Story Walkthrough

Remember to acquire an Empty Bottle to collect the Sacred Water.

Empty Bottle Locations Guide

Objectives
1. Find a Small Key in a hole on the eastern room
2. Defeat the Archer Bokoblins across the tightrope
3. Defeat the 3 Stalfos in the Boss Room
4. Retrieve Sacred Water in the Skyview Spring
5. Give Faron the Sacred Water
6. Head to the Ancient Cistern

Find a Small Key in a hole on the eastern room

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Once in the large room with the bird statue, go to the room on the right. Dive into the water and swim through the small opening and into the next room.

Swim to the surface then climb up the vines on the wall to find the hole with a small key buried in the ground.

Head back to the main room and use the small key to unlock the door. Continue forward to the deepest part of the temple.

Defeat the Archer Bokoblins across the tightrope

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You should find two archer Bokoblins across the tightrope. It would be really difficult to cross with the two of them firing at you. We recommend going back out of sight into the previous room first.

From here, use a beetle to fly in, grab a bomb flower from beneath the branch and dropping it onto the Archers. Now you can safely cross the tightrope.

Defeat the 3 Stalfos in the Boss Room

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Go through the boss door to find yourself battling 3 Stalfos. They will have the same attack patterns as before, but now there are more of them. Do your best to strike them at an angle where they cannot block your strike.

Alternatively, we recommend using Bombs. When caught in an explosion, their arms will drop leaving them unarmed. During this brief moment, they will be vulnerable to all manners of attacks.

Retrieve Sacred Water in the Skyview Spring

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With the Stalfos defeated, enter the golden door to access the Skyview Spring and collect the Sacred Water. Remember: an empty bottle is required to collect the Sacred Water.

Bring the Sacred Water back to Faron and pour it in her basin. As a reward for your help, she will lead you to the location of the Sacred Flame, the Ancient Cistern.
Continue to the Ancient Cistern Walkthrough

Skyview Temple Boss

Ghirahim (1st Visit)

Ghirahim is the boss you will face at the end of Skyview Temple. Use your sword and shield to defeat him in a one on one battle.

How to Beat Ghirahim

Stalfos (1st Visit)

While navigating Skyview Temple, you'll face against a Stalfos miniboss. Defeating it rewards you with the Beetle.

Three Stalfos (2nd Visit)

During the quest to obtain the Sacred Water for Faron, you'll face against three Stalfos in the room where you first fought Ghirahim. Defeating them allows you to access Skyview Spring and collect the Sacred Water.

Skyview Temple Enemies

List of Enemies Strategy
Eye SentryEye Sentry Daze the eye by rotating your sword in a circular manner.
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 guide the beetle from a long distance and cut the stem.
StaldraStaldra Destroy 3 heads at the same time. If you break only one head, the heads will line up in a straight line at the moment of regeneration, so slash them all at once.
StalfosStalfos Aim at the place where you are not holding the sword, or repel the place where you have slashed with a shield attack and then attack at once.
SkulltulaSkulltula Cut the threads that goes down from the ceiling and destroy the nest. This will lure it out of its nest then slash it from the bottom to the top and turn it over to slash its weak points on its stomach.
WalltulaWalltula All weapons are effective, but it is best to shoot them down while they are far away with a projectile by using a slingshot.
FroakFroak 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.
KeeseKeese 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.

List of All Enemies

Skyward Sword HD Related Links

Main Locations

Three Ancient Tablets
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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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Song of the Hero
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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Final Showdown Walkthrough.pngFinal Battle

Silent Realm Trials

Silent Realm Trials
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