Dungeons List: How Many Temples Are There in Skyward Sword? | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

Skyward Sword HD Dungeon Lists How Many Temples

This is a list of all dungeons available in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Find out how many temples you can explore in Skyward Sword, how to unlock dungeons, dungeon guides, bosses, as well as the items you can get in each temple!

How Many Temples in Skyward Sword HD?

7 Dungeons to Explore and Challenge

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Just like the Wii version, there are 7 dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

Like most Zelda games, Temples are the major dungeons where players can advance the story, and get new items and equipment.

At the end of dungeons are final Bosses, which all give a Heart Container to increase the number of Link's hearts.

List of All Temples and Dungeon Guides

Skyview Temple

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Skyview Temple is the very first dungeon of the game. It is unlocked after progressing from Faron Woods. After helping the Kikwi Elder find his missing Kikwis, Link crosses the Deep Woods to enter Skyview Temple.

Location Deep Woods in Faron Woods
World Map Skyview Temple in Faron Region

Skyview Temple Walkthrough

Skyview Temple Item

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Item Effect
Beetle IconBeetle A windup contraption you can pilot through the air. Steer into objects to deliver a blow.

Skyview Temple Bosses

Boss Name
Miniboss skyview temple miniboss - stalfosStalfos
Boss Ghirahim Boss FightGhirahim

Earth Temple

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Earth Temple is the second dungeon of the game. It is unlocked after progressing from Eldin Volcano. After climbing the volcano, and getting the Key pieces, Link opens up the gate to the Earth Temple.

Location Eldin Volcano
World Map Earth Temple in Eldin Region

Earth Temple Walkthrough

Earth Temple Item

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Item Effect
Bomb Bag IconBomb Bag You can carry bombs in this handy bag. Remember to refill the bag when you can!

Earth Temple Bosses

Boss Name
Boss Scaldera Boss FightScaldera

Lanayru Mining Facility

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Lanayru Mining Facility is the third dungeon of the game, and the last temple in the Surface for the first half of Skyward Sword. It is unlocked after progressing from Lanayru Desert. After activating the power generators, the dungeon will rise up from the sands.

Location Lanayru Desert
World Map Lanayru Mining Facility in Lanayru Region

Lanayru Mining Facility Walkthrough

Lanayru Mining Facility Item

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Item Effect
Gust Bellows IconGust Bellows A mighty device that produces an endless gust of wind. Try using it all over the place!

Lanayru Mining Facility Bosses

Boss Name
Boss Moldarach Boss FightMoldarach

Ancient Cistern

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Ancient Cistern is the fourth dungeon of the game. It is found on the second visit in Lanayru Region, and unlocked after progressing Lake Floria. To unlock Ancient Cistern, players must get the Sacred Water from your second visit in Skyview Temple.

Location Lake Floria
World Map Ancient Cistern in Faron Region

Ancient Cistern Walkthrough

Ancient Cistern Item

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Item Effect
Whip IconWhip This whip has a sticky, glowing tip. Use it to latch on to and pull out-of-reach objects.

Ancient Cistern Bosses

Boss Name
Miniboss ancient cistern miniboss - StalmasterStalmaster
Boss Koloktos Boss FightKoloktos

Sandship

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The Sandship is the fifth dungeon of the game. It is found on the second visit in Lanayru Region, and unlocked after clearing the Pirate Stronghold. To unlock Sandship, players must find the invisible ship sailing over the Lanayru Sand Sea.

Location Lanayru Sand Sea
World Map Sandship in Lanayru Region

Sandship Walkthrough

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Item Effect
Bow IconBow A potent weapon that allows you to strike distant targets. Charge your shot to increase its power.

Sandship Bosses

Boss Name
Miniboss sandship miniboss.jpgLD-002S Scervo
Boss Tentalus Boss Fight.pngTentalus

Fire Sanctuary

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Fire Sanctuary is the sixth dungeon of the game, and the last temple in the Surface for the second half of Skyward Sword. It is found on the second visit in Eldin Region, and unlocked after borrowing the Water Basin from Faron.

Location Volcano Summit
World Map Fire Sanctuary in Eldin Region

Fire Sanctuary Walkthrough

Fire Sanctuary Items

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Item Effect
Mogma Mitts IconMogma Mitts Powered-up Digging Mitts that allow you to burrow underground.

Fire Sanctuary Bosses

Boss Name
Miniboss MagmanosMagmanos
Boss Ghirahim-second battle boss fight.pngGhirahim (Second Battle)

Sky Keep

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Sky Keep is the final dungeon of the game. It is found after completing The Goddess's Silent Realm, the final trial of the Song of the Hero arc.

In this dungeon, Link will be challenged with several mini-dungeons based on every dungeons he has conquered so far.

Location Skyloft
World Map Sky Keep in The Sky

Sky Keep Walkthrough

Sky Keep Bosses

Boss Name
Miniboss Sky Keep miniboss - LD-003D DreadfuseLD-003D Dreadfuse
Boss There are no major bosses in this dungeon.

Related Guides

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Story Walkthrough Partial

Skyward Sword Walkthough
Complete Story Walkthrough
Dungeons and Temples List Silent Realm Guide

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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