Lanayru Desert Walkthrough: All Maps, Treasure Chests, Goddess Cubes, and Heart Pieces | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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This is a complete guide to Lanayru Desert 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!

Lanayru Desert Maps and Treasure Chest Locations

Lanayru Desert Map

Treasure Chest Contents

Contents
Blue Bird Feather
Tumbleweed
Heart Fragment
Red Rupee (Accessible after obtaining the Claw shot)
Red Rupee (Accessible after obtaining the Claw shot)
Random Material (Accessible after obtaining the Claw shot)

North Warehouse Map

Treasure Chest Contents

Contents
Red Rupee
Blue Rupee
Golden Skull

Stone Cache Map

Treasure Chest Contents

Contents
Blue Rupee
Blue Rupee
Eldin Ore
Blue Rupee
Monster Horn

Lanayru Desert Goddess Cubes Locations

Goddess Cubes - 3 Locations Total

Reward
Required Item
Goddess Cube Location Goddess Chest Location
Heart Medal
Hook Beetle

Head to the southwestern part of the Lanayru and use a Hook Beetle to kill the Ampilus. Run and stand on its shell to recover stamina and run towards the Goddess Cube.

Head east of the beam of light at Lanayru and land on the volcano island to reach the Goddess Chest.
Heart Medal
Clawshots, Water Dragon's Scale

Northeast of Lanayru Desert, you will see a crack on the wall. Blow up the crack and use your Clawshots then pass through a narrow corridor to reach the Goddess Cube.

Fly to the island west of Beedle's Island and land on the lower area. Dive down and swim until you reach the Goddess Chest.
Life Medal
Clawshots

On one of the ledges southwest of Lanayru Mining Facility, use your Clawshots to get up the ledge and reach the Goddess Cube.

Fly to the small island northwest of Fun Fun Island and climb down the vines to reach the chest at the bottom of the island.

All Goddess Cube Locations

Lanayru Desert Pieces of Heart Locations

Pieces of Heart - 1 Location Total

How to Get Heart Piece #7
Required Items Bombs
Map Location
Lanayru Desert
How to Get Use a bomb on the cracked wall at the northeastern corner of the Lanayru Desert.

How to Get All Pieces of Heart

Lanayru Desert Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Toss a bomb into the hole on top of the cage to reveal and activate the timeshift stone.
2. Defeat the Technoblin to help the LD-301 Robot.
3. Obtain the Hook Beetle as thanks.
4. Utilize your newly acquired Hook Beetle to get to the western part of the map.
5. Activate the timeshift stones to make your way across the gorge.
6. Activate the timeshift stone in front of the temple and help the Robot.
7. Make your way to the Lanayru Quarry to find a way to enter the temple.
8. Locate the 3 remote power nodes required to power the generator.
9. Find the first Power Node in the west part of the quarry.
10. Use bombs to break the cracked wall and activate the timeshift stone inside.
11. Topple over the wall statue next to it to reveal the power node.
12. Thrust your sword into the power node.
13. Break the wall in the northern part of the desert to reveal a warehouse.
14. Use a bomb on a pile of rocks to reveal the timeshift stone in this warehouse.
15. Activate the timeshift stone. Use the Hook Beetle to carry an Ampilus Egg to the machine on the north end of the warehouse.
16. Thrust your sword into the power node.
17. Head to the stone cache in the southeast part of the quarry.
18. Enter the stone cache and use bombs to reveal the timeshift stone in this warehouse.
19. Defeat an Ampilus and ride its shell to get to the other end of the warehouse.
20. Climb the boxes on the west wall of the warehouse and push the smaller box down.
21. Activate the timeshift stone. Note how the Ampilus revert to Ampilus Eggs.
22. Use the Hook Beetle to carry an Ampilus Egg to the machine on the north end of the cache.
23. Thrust your sword into the power node.
24. Return to the generator near the center of the quarry.
25. Activate the nearby timeshift stone.
26. Thrust your sword into the generator.
27. Enter the Lanayru Mining Facility

Toss a bomb into the hole on top of the cage to reveal and activate the timeshift stone.

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Continue forward into the large open space, and find your way atop one of the walkways where you can find a Blue Chest with a Tumbleweed.

From the platform with the blue chest, jump atop the cube cage closest to you. Then use a Bomb and toss it into the cube cage with an opening on top of it. This will break the rubble inside revealing a Timeshift Stone.

Defeat the Technoblin to help the LD-301 Robot.

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Activate this Timeshift stone to reveal a small area of influence around it. It will also revive the nearby fallen Technoblins. Take these enemies out, being careful not to strike their electric weapons. Once defeated, the cages will open.

Utilize your newly acquired Hook Beetle to get to the western part of the map.

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Speak to the the LD-301 who is now free from its cage. As thanks, he will upgrade your Beetle to a Hook Beetle.

Using your newly acquired Hook Beetle, you may now grab the Bombs from atop the trees and drop them into the statues. Do this on the west set of statues to create platforms that will help you traverse the sinksand.

Activate the timeshift stones to make your way across the gorge.

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Soon you'll find yourself in the Desert Gorge. There are several timeshift stones on the peaks of the rocky structures which you can activate.

Take out the nearby Technoblin then ride the cart across the gap.

There is a timeshift stone hidden in the central tree

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Use your Hook Beetle to take a bomb from the tip of the cactus and drop it into the trunk of the tree stump to your left. This will activate a Timeshift stone in this part.

Activate the timeshift stone in front of the temple and help the Robot.

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To your right, there are 4 stone pillars. Use your Hook Beetle to bomb the rocks atop one of them to reveal a timeshift stone. Defeat the Technoblins nearby then speak to the LD-301.

Find the first Power Node in the west part of the quarry.

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Now that you are at the quarry, move towards the west part of the invisible paths. You'll find two statues you can topple over, the left one of which will have the second terminal we're looking for.

Use a bomb to open up the crack on the left wall to reveal a timeshift stone. Now you can interact with the terminal by thrusting your sword into it. Turn your sword 90 degrees counterclockwise to activate this terminal.

Break the wall in the northern part of the desert to reveal a warehouse.

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Head to the northmost part of the quarry and you'll find a crack in the wall. Blow it up with a bomb and go through.

Use a bomb on a pile of rocks to reveal the timeshift stone in this warehouse.

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In this room, you'll have to roll bombs across the sinksand to destroy groups of rocks. In the middle is a hidden timeshift stone. Activating it will reveal the past form of this warehouse.

Activate the timeshift stone. Use the Hook Beetle to carry an Ampilus Egg to the machine on the north end of the warehouse.

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Take an Ampilus Egg and roll it into the machine near the North end of the warehouse. This should open the gate next to it.

Thrust your sword into the power node.

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Head inside and thrust your sword into the machine inside. Turn your sword 90 degrees counterclockwise to activate this terminal.

Head to the stone cache in the southeast part of the quarry.

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The final terminal will be at the southeast portion of the map.

Enter the Cache and make your way through it. Just like the warehouse, you'll have to look for the timeshift stone to revert this cache to how it was in the past.

Climb up one of the boxes along the north wall just before the gap before deactivating the timeshift stone. Defeat an Ampilus and ride its shell across the sand.

Climb the boxes on the west wall of the warehouse and push the smaller box down.

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Once across the path you can climb the boxes along the west wall to get to a Blue Chest with an Eldin Ore inside. Afterwards you can push down the nearby iron box.

Activate the timeshift stone. Note how the Ampilus revert to Ampilus Eggs.

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Activate the nearby timeshift stone.With the cache back in the past, send a Hook Beetle to bring an Ampilus egg for you to place in the machine by the gate.

Return to the generator near the center of the quarry.

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Exit the Cache and return to the large machine near the center of the mining facility. Rotate the water symbol to point in the 9 o'clock direction, then push in.

Rotate the fire symbol to point in the 4 o'clock direction, then push in.

Finally, rotate the lightning symbol to point in the 12 o'clock direction, then push in. A cutscene will play revealing the entrance to the mining facility.

Continue to the Lanayru Mining Facility Walkthrough

Lanayru Desert Enemies

List of Enemies Strategy
AmpilusAmpilus You can defeat it by hitting it with a shield attack to stun it and then slash at it several times.
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.
Electro SpumeElectro Spume Throw a bomb or attack with a Skyward Strike.
HrokHrok Hook a bomb with the Hook Beetle, then carry it to the Hrok, which will instantly defeat it.
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.
TechnoblinTechnoblin Use Skyward Strike to down it and use Fatal Blow. Attack it strategically to avoid being electrocuted from its weapon. If it doesn't work, you can easily defeat it by stunning it with a slingshot. Avoid using Iron Shields.
Thunder KeeseThunder Keese Block and stun its swoop, then attack it just the same as with normal Keese. Do not use Iron Shields while doing this.
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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