How to Activate the Lanayru Desert Power Generator and Node Locations | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

Welcome to our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Walkthrough!
Please note that we are still updating our guides to be in line with the HD version.

Popular Guides:
How to Get All Pieces of Heart
All Goddess Cube Locations
How to Get All Gratitude Crystals
Empty Bottle Guide
Shield Guide: How to Use A Shield
HD Controls Guide
Ghirahim Boss Guide

Lanayru Desert Power Generator and Node Locations.png

This is a guide to activating the Power Generator in Lanayru Desert for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch). Read on to learn where to find all Power Nodes, map locations, and steps to activate the Power Generator!

How to Activate the Power Generator

Power nodes - quest

After going around the blocked Temple of Time, you will come across a Timeshift Stone and a Power Generator near the middle of the Lanayru Desert.

Your goal here is to activate 3 Power Nodes scattered around the Desert, then activate the big Power Generator to reveal the next dungeon: Lanayru Mining Facility. Fi will give you the ability to use dowsing to track the powerless nodes.

Lanayru Desert Walkthrough

Power Node Locations Map

Power Node Locations

Power Node Details
Power Node 1 Location Bomb the holes on the West side then activate the Timeshift Stone. Thrust your sword in the Power Node then turn it.
Power Node 2 Location.jpg Bomb and enter the warehouse on the North side. Find and activate the Timeshift Stone, then carry the Ampilus egg to open the gate. Thrust your sword in the Power Node then turn it.
Power Node 3 Location Enter the Cache, then ride the Ampilus shell towards the north. Activate the Timeshift Stone then carry the Ampilus egg to open the gate. Thrust your sword in the Power Node then turn it.

For more details on activating each node, see the section below.

Thrust, turn, then push the dial of the Power Generator

Lanayru Desert Story Walkthrough - 15.png

Return to the Power Generator near the center of Lanayru Desert after activating all nodes. Like the Power Nodes, you must thrust the dial then turn it to a specific direction. The hint is with the map's orientation and the symbols on it.

First, turn the water symbol to point at 9 o'clock, then push. Second, push the fire symbol to 4 o'clock. Finally, rotate the lightning symbol directly 12 o'clock. Doing this in order correctly will unlock the next dungeon.

Continue to Lanayru Mining Facility Walkthrough

How to Find All Power Nodes

Power Node #1

Steps
1 Power Node #1 - Step 1.jpg
Blow the statue and the wall on the West of Lanayru Desrt.
2 Power Node #1 - Step 2
Use bombs to activate the Timeshift Stone.
3 Power Node #1 - Step 3.jpg
Thrust your sword to the Power Node terminal, then turn it 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Power Node #2

Steps
1 Lanayru Desert Story Walkthrough - 08.png
Bomb the crack in the wall on the North side of Lanayru Desert.
2 Power Node #2 - Step 1.jpgEnter the warehouse and traverse the quicksands.
3 Lanayru Desert Story Walkthrough - 09.png
Roll bombs to large rocks until a Timeshift Stone is revealed, then activate.
4 Power Node #2 - Step 3.jpg
Carry the Ampilus egg by either rolling it, or using your Hook Beetle.
5 Lanayru Desert Story Walkthrough - 10.png
Step on the pressure plate, then push the Ampilus egg to open up the gate.
6 Lanayru Desert Story Walkthrough - 11.png
Thrust your sword to the Power Node terminal, then turn it 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Power Node #3

Steps
1 Power Node #3 - Step 1
Enter the Cache on the South-Eastern side of Lanayru Desert.
2 Power Node #3 - Step 2
Bomb rock on the middle to reveal the Timeshift Stone, but do not activate it yet.
3 Power Node #3 - Step 3
Defeat the Ampilus, then ride on its shell to get to the gate.
4 Power Node #3 - Step 4
From the North side, activate the Timeshift Stone.
5 Power Node #3 - Step 5
Climb up the boxes on the West wall, then use your Hook Beetle to carry the Ampilus egg to the gate generator.
6 Power Node #3 - Step 6
Step on the pressure plate, then roll the egg to open the gates.
7 Power Node #3 - Step 7
Thrust your sword to the Power Node terminal, then turn it 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Related Guides

Gameplay and Controls
Controls and Best Settings How to Fast Travel
Loftwing Controls and How to Fly How to Roll
How to Swim Underwater How to Dive
How to Do a Fatal Blow How to Move the Camera
How to Do a Backflip -
Guides
All Pieces of Heart Locations All Goddess Cube Locations
Rupee Farming Guide How to Get All Empty Bottles
Hero Mode Guide and How to Unlock 100 Percent Completion Guide
All Secrets and Easter Eggs All Sheikah Stone Locations
How to Find Your Loftwing How to Upgrade Your Wallet
How to Upgrade Your Adventure Pouch Dowsing List and How to Dowse
Where to Find Stools How to Equip and Use a Shield
How to Use Potions How to Get to Beedle's Shop
How to Get Into Zelda's Room Faron Woods Missing Kikwi Locations
Eldin Volcano Key Piece Locations Lanayru Power Node Locations
How to Find the Windmill Propeller How to Draw Goddess Wall Symbols
Ancient Cistern Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle Sandship Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle
Tadtones Guide: How to Find All Tadtones How to Catch Birds: Bird Farming Guide
How to Sell Items -
FAQs
How to Save How Long is Skyward Sword HD?
How to Fly at Night -

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "How to Activate the Lanayru Desert Power Generator and Node Locations" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top