Golden Skull Farming Guide and How to Use | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

Skyward Sword HD Golden Skull

This is a guide to farming Golden Skull, a Treasure in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Learn where to get Golden Skull, its sell price, as well as what you can do with it.

Golden Skull Basic Information

Golden Skull
Golden Skull Set
Material Type Treasure
A particularly rare skull ornament. It's rumored to be made of something other than gold, despite its color.

How to Farm Golden Skulls

Golden Skull Locations and Sources

Golden Skulls can be found in certain locations in the Sky and the Surface. See the table below to learn where to find Golden Skulls.

Material Locations and Sources
Golden Skull ・Earth Temple
・ Reward from Clean Cut minigame
・Reward from Pumpkin Pull minigame
・Reward from Lightning Round (Boss Rush) minigame

Buy From the Moonlight Merchant for 200 Rupees

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Moonlight Merchant

Towards the end game, players will have the the option to buy Golden Skulls for 200 rupees from the Moonlight Merchant in the Waterfall Cave at Skyloft. This is a good option for players with a shortage of Golden Skulls or for those who have a hard time farming for them.

Note: The Moonlight Merchant is only available at night.

How to Find the Moonlight Merchant

Defeat Six Bosses in Boss Rush Minigame

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You can get an Ornamental Skull as a random reward for defeating six bosses in the Boss Rush minigame.

Boss Rush Guide

What to Do With Golden Skulls

Sell for Rupees

Golden Skulls can be sold to Rupin at night for 100 Rupees.

Material Sell Price
Golden Skull 100

Use It to Upgrade Equipment

Golden Skulls can be used to upgrade the following equipment.

Item Required Materials
Quick Beetle IconQuick Beetle Hook Beetle
Hornet Larvae x2
Golden Skull x1
Ancient Flower x2
Large Quiver IconLarge Quiver Medium Quiver
Monster Horn x2
Golden Skull x1
Goddess Plume x1
Dusk Relic x3
Large Bomb Bag IconLarge Bomb Bag Medium Bomb Bag
Lizard Tail x3
Jelly Blob x4
Hornet Larvae x2
Golden Skull x1
Large Seed Satchel IconLarge Seed Satchel Medium Seed Satchel
Monster Claw x3
Golden Skull x1
Blue Bird Feather x1
Amber Relic x5

List of Upgrades

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Materials Partial

List of Materials

Deku Hornet Eldin Roller
Gerudo Dragonfly Lanayru Ant
Sand Cicada Sky Stag Beetle Skyloft Mantis
Starry Firefly Volcanic Ladybug Woodland Rhino Beetle
Amber Relic Ancient Flower Bird Feather
Blue Bird Feather Dusk Relic Eldin Ore
Evil Crystal Goddess Plume Golden Skull
Hornet Larvae Jelly Blob Lizard Tail
Monster Claw Monster Horn Ornamental Skull
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