Final Battle Walkthrough: Maps and Enemies | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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This is a complete guide to the Final Battle 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!

Final Battle Maps and Treasure Chest Locations

Hylia Grounds Map

Final Battle Story Walkthrough

Objectives
1. Defeat the Red Bokoblins.
2. Defeat the Wooden Shield Moblins.
3. Defeat the Blue Bokoblin.
4. Defeat the 2 Stalfos.
5. Defeat the Bokoblins at the lowest part of the pit.
6. Have your final rematch with Ghirahim.
7. Defeat Demise.
8. The End.

Defeat the Red Bokoblins.

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You'll find yourself at the Sealed Temple. Go through the Gate of Time.

Exit through the front door of the temple. You'll have to face a barrage of enemies as you descend the pit. Start off by taking out a few waves of Bokoblins.

Make your way down and the next group you'll battle will be Bokoblins circled around you.

Defeat the Wooden Shield Moblins

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The next wave of Bokoblins will be carrying bombs. And then you'll have to fight 3 Wooden Shield Moblins.

Defeat the Blue Bokoblin

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The next wave of Bokoblins will now include Archers. Power your way through and defeat the Blue Bokoblin.

Defeat the 2 Stalfos.

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The next horde will now have Bokoblins who use horns to summon more Bokoblins. Slash through taking out 2 Stalfos.

Defeat the Bokoblins at the lowest part of the pit.

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Nearing the bottom of the pit, defeat the last few Bokoblins and Wooden Shield Moblins before getting to where Ghirahim is.

Take out the horde of Bokoblins he summoned, to finally face Ghirahim.

Have your final rematch with Ghirahim.

Bring Ghirahim back to the ground.

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For his first sequence, he will approach you while aiming to strike you with his fists. Dodge his attacks and slash at him until you can push him off the edge.

When he falls down to a lower layer, perform a fatal blow. He will stand up and now attempt to strike you with back kicks. Dodge or Shield Bash to stun him and push him off the edge again.

Strike with your second fatal blow. Repeat this method until you can push him off again and strike your third fatal blow.

Duel Ghirahim with swords

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Once you reach the bottom of the pit, Ghirahim will summon his saber. When the timing is right, strike him by thrusting your sword into his chest.

Whittle down Ghirahim's cleaver

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Continue doing so until he calls for an even larger blade. When he strikes, perform a shield bash then unleash a flurry of strikes of your own. This will wear down his sword.

When enough of his sword is exposed, stab at his chest more. Continue doing so until he retreats. A cutscene will play.

How to Beat Ghirahim

Defeat Demise.

Dark Skies

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When you're ready, go through the dark portal and battle with Demise. For the first sequence, shield bash his strikes and counterattack.

For the next sequence, Demise will call upon lightning onto his blade, so be careful with how you strike. A shield bash to a counterattack is still a solid strategy.

Stormy Skies

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When lightning starts, the second phase of the battle starts. You can raise your sword, similar to how you use a Skyward Strike to call lightning to your blade and use it against Demise. Slash at him continuously when he is stunned.

When he flies away from your strikes, be ready to perform a Fatal Strike. The first time is guaranteed to miss, but you'll have to execute it very quickly to land the killing blow.
How to Beat Demise

The End

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Congratulations! You've now beaten Skyward Sword! After the credits roll, you'lll also unlock the ability to play through Hero Mode! Hero Mode offers a fresh playthrough with harder challenges.

Differences in Hero Mode

Final Battle Enemies

List of Enemies Strategy
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.
Wooden Shield MoblinWooden 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.
Red Bokoblin (Archer)Red Bokoblin (Archer) Bokoblin (Archer) attacks from a long distance, so it is effective to use a bow and arrow here as well. Since it has 1 health, it can be defeated with a single blow. If you have a fire arrow, guarding with a wooden shield is not recommended.
Red Bokoblin (Leader)Red Bokoblin (Leader) Red Bokoblin (Leader) is basically the same as Red Bokoblin and can be defeated with a sword or bow. Let the enemy attack first, then repel it with a shield attack. Hit the enemy immediately after using shield attack. You can take away the Monster Horn of the monster that you sometimes have by pulling it with a whip.
Red BokoblinRed 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 BokoblinBlue 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.

List of All Enemies

Skyward Sword HD Related Links

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Main Locations

Three Ancient Tablets
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Walkthrough.pngSkyloft Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough.pngSealed Grounds
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyview Temple Walkthrough.pngSkyview Temple
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Eldin Volcano Walkthrough.pngEldin Volcano Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Earth Temple Walkthrough.pngEarth Temple
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Mine WalkthroughLanayru Mine Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Desert Walkthrough.pngLanayru Desert
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Mining Facility Walkthrough.pngLanayru Mining Facility Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough.pngSealed Grounds (Second Visit)
Three Sacred Flames
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Walkthrough.pngSkyloft (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Isle of Songs Walkthrough.pngInside Thunderhead (Isle of Songs)
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lake Floria Walkthrough.pngLake Floria
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyview Temple Walkthrough.pngSkyview Temple (Second Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Ancient Cistern Walkthrough.pngAncient Cistern
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Sand Sea Walkthrough.pngLanayru Sand Sea Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sandship Walkthrough.pngSandship
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Volcano Summit Walkthrough.pngVolcano Summit Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Fire Sanctuary Walkthrough.pngFire Sanctuary
Song of the Hero
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sealed Grounds Walkthrough.pngSealed Grounds (Third Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Walkthrough.pngSkyloft (Third Visit)
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Walkthrough.pngFaron Woods (Third Visit) Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Eldin Volcano Walkthrough.pngEldin Volcano (Second Visit)
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Gorge Walkthrough.pngLanayru Gorge Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Sky Keep Walkthrough.pngSky Keep
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Final Showdown Walkthrough.pngFinal Battle

Silent Realm Trials

Silent Realm Trials
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Faron Woods Silent Realm Walkthrough.png Farore's Trial Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Lanayru Desert Silent Realm Walkthrough.pngNayru's Trial
Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Eldin Volcano Silent Realm Walkthrough.pngDin's Trial Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Skyloft Silent Realm Walkthrough.pngThe Goddess's Trial

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