Earth Temple Walkthrough: All Maps, Treasure Chests, and Heart Pieces | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Earth Temple Walkthrough
This is a complete guide to Earth 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, and more!

Earth Temple Maps and Treasure Chest Locations

Earth Temple Map

Treasure Chest Contents

Contents
Red Rupee
Bomb Bag
Golden Skull
Dungeon Map
Blue Bird Feather
Red Rupee
Dragon Sculpture

Earth Temple Goddess Cubes Locations

No Goddess Cubes

There are no Goddess Cubes in the Earth Temple.

All Goddess Cube Locations

Earth Temple Pieces of Heart Locations

No Pieces of Heart

There are no Pieces of Heart in the Earth Temple.

How to Get All Pieces of Heart

Earth Temple Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Cut the three ropes to lower the bridge.
2. Trigger the bomb flowers on the Dragon Head.
3. Ride the Stone Eye across the lava to the east room. Clear the rubble blocking the door using the nearby Bomb Flowers.
4. Defeat the 2 Lizalfos to obtain the Bomb Bag.
5. Clear the path to the west room.
6. Get the Dungeon Map in the back of the west room.
7. Ride the ball across the lava to press the button on the west side of the bridge.
8. Ride the ball across the lava over to the northeast side of the room. Toss bombs at the crack in the wall to go through.
9. Ride the ball forward. Toss bombs at the crack in the wall in front of the second lava fountain.
10. Use the Beetle to cut the rope in front, and at the back of the gate.
11. Ride the ball across the lava and back into the main room. Push the button on the east side of the bridge.
12. With the bridge raised, enter the next room.
13. Dash up the ramp avoiding the rocks. Use the alcove on the left as a resting point to restore stamina.
14. Crawl through the hole at the foot of the second ramp.
15. Refill your Bomb Bag. Unearth an updraft and walk to the end of the platform.
16. Toss a bomb from the end of the platform to clear the rocks blocking the alcove on the opposite wall.
17. Dash up the second ramp avoiding the rocks, Use the alcove on the left as a resting point to restore stamina.
18. Get the Dragon Sculpture from the Silver Chest at the top of the winding path. Run back down escaping the rolling boulder behind you.
19. Open the Boss Door with the Dragon Sculpture.
20. Fight the boss, Pyroclastic Fiend Scaldera.
21. Perform a Skyward Strike on the Crest in the Earth Spring.
22. Return to Skyloft and place the Amber Tablet in the receptacle Inside the Statue of the Goddess.

Cut the three ropes to lower the bridge

Use the Beetle to cut the third rope

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Two of the ropes will be on either side of the bridge. Cut them down with your sword. The third one will be across the lava which you can reach with your Beetle.

Trigger the bomb flowers on the Dragon Head

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In the large lava pool, a Dragon Head Statue should be floating nearby. Trigger the bomb flowers on it to detonate the structure. An eye ball will be left behind which you can ride across the lava.

Ride the Stone Eye across the lava to the east room. Clear the rubble blocking the door using the nearby Bomb Flowers

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In the southeast part of the room, you'll find a troubled Mogma. He asks you to retrieve his Bomb Bag from the next room. Use the nearby Bomb Flowers to clear the path.

Defeat the 2 Lizalfos to obtain the Bomb Bag

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Lizalfos can be tricky to battle, even by facing them one at a time, so battling two can be even more difficult. We recommend taking down one Lizalfo at a time.

Clear the path to the west room

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Now equipped with the bomb bag, you should be able to clear the path to the west room. Throw bombs at the rocks to get them out of the way.

Ride the ball across the lava to press the button on the west side of the bridge

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Use the stone ball to push in the button on the west side of the bridge. Doing so will raise a section of the bridge.

Ride the ball across the lava over to the northeast side of the room. Toss bombs at the crack in the wall to go through

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Head back to the central platform and use the stone sphere to navigate to the east side of the room. There will be a Magma Spume here you can roll over. After which, look for a crack in the wall which you can detonate with bombs from your bomb bag.

With the path clear, use your stone sphere to continue forward, being careful of the lava fountains to your right. Keep moving forward till just before the platform with the Bokoblin.

Just in front of the second lava fountain should be another crack in the wall that you can bomb open. Be ready to defeat some Fire Keese as soon as the wall breaks open.

Use the Beetle to cut the rope in front, and at the back of the gate

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Navigate forward on the stone sphere until you reach a red gate. There is a rope you can cut with your beetle which will raise the gate a bit

Guide another Beetle through the entryway on the left to cut the other side of the rope. This should fully raise the gate allowing you to go through.

Ride the ball across the lava and back into the main room. Push the button on the east side of the bridge

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Hop on the stone sphere again and use it to push against the button here to raise the platforms more. You may now hop down to the central platform before making your way up the platforms you raised then enter the Northern door.

Dash up the ramp avoiding the rocks.

Use the alcove on the left as a resting point to restore stamina

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In the next room, head forward and run up the ramp. Be quick to avoid the stones that will roll down. Hug the left wall so that you can have time to restore your stamina.

Crawl through the hole at the foot of the second ramp

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At the base of the second ramp should be an opening you can crawl through on your right. Go through it.

Dig the rightmost hole to unearth an updraft. Go up the steps and follow the path.

Toss a bomb from the end of the platform to clear the rocks blocking the alcove on the opposite wall

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From here you should toss a bomb across the ramp to clear the rocks. This will allow you to have a spot to restore your stamina.

Head back to the base of the second ramp and you should now be able to run up it, taking a rest at the spot you cleared.

Get the Dragon Sculpture from the Silver Chest at the top of the winding path. Run back down escaping the rolling boulder behind you

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Head up the path on your left. At the top will be a Silver Chest with the Dragon Sculpture. This will be used to unlock the door to the boss.

As you head back to the direction of the door, be ready to dash straight down. A boulder will roll down after you and you'll have to outrun it. After successfully doing so, it will clear the path to the door to the boss.

Fight the boss, Pyroclastic Fiend Scaldera

Hit Scaldra with bombs

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For his first attack sequence he will slowly climb up the ramp towards you. Back away slowly keeping your focus on him, then throw a Bomb Flower at him when his flames dissipate. This will knock him down to the bottom of the ramp.

Let Scaldra inhale the bombs

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From the bottom of the ramp, he will first inhale before trying to shoot fireballs at you from a distance. Strafe side to side to keep your focus on Scaldera. Toss a bomb into his mouth as he is inhaling.

Attack his weakness with your sword

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With each successful bomb thrown in his mouth, more and more of his hard outer shell will be removed. While he is recovering, take this opportunity to strike his eye in the revealed sections of his body.

Avoid getting rolled on

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When all of his armor is removed he will now stretch his legs and run past you before dropping down to roll on you. Stick to the sides to avoid getting rolled over.

As he reaches the bottom of the ramp, he will once again inhale before shooting fireballs at you. Take this chance to disable him further by throwing a bomb as he inhales, followed by a flurry of slashes at his exposed eye. Keep doing this and soon enough you will slay Scaldera.

How to Beat Scaldera

Continue to the Lanayru Mine Walkthrough

Earth Temple Boss

Scaldera

Scaldera is the boss you will face at the end of the Earth Temple. Use your newly acquired bombs to take him out!

How to Beat Scaldera

Two Lizalfos

You'll face two Lizalfos as the miniboss of the Earth Temple. Defeating them rewards you with the Bomb Bag.

Earth Temple Enemies

List of Enemies Strategy
Fire KeeseFire Keese Defeat it like normal Keese. Do not use Wooden Shields when fighting it.
LizalfosLizalfos Repel the attack with a shield attack and aim and attack when you get the chance.
Magma SpumeMagma Spume Throw a bomb or attack with a Skyward Strike.
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.

List of Enemies

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Main Locations

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Three Sacred Flames
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Song of the Hero
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Silent Realm Trials

Silent Realm Trials
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