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

Lanayru Desert Power Generator and Node Locations

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

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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 statues on the Western side of the desert 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

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Return to the Power Generator 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 elemental symbols on it.

  1. Water Symbol - 9 o' clock
  2. Fire Symbol - 4 o' clock
  3. Lightning Symbol - 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

How to Find Power Node #1
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Blow the statue and the wall on the West side of Lanayru Desert.
2 Power Node #1 - Step 2
Activate the Timeshift Stone.
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Thrust your sword to the Power Node terminal in the middle, then turn it 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Power Node #2 - North Warehouse

How to Find Power Node #2
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Bomb the crack on the wall on the North side of Lanayru Desert.
2 Power Node #2 - Step 1.jpgEnter the warehouse and sprint across the quicksands.
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Roll bombs to large rocks until a Timeshift Stone is revealed, then activate it.
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Carry the Ampilus egg by either rolling it, or using your Hook Beetle.
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Step on the pressure plate, then push the Ampilus egg to open up the gate.
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Thrust your sword to the Power Node terminal, then turn it 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Power Node #3 - Stone Cache

How to Find Power Node #3
1 Power Node #3 - Step 1
Enter the Cache on the South-Eastern side of Lanayru Desert.
2 Power Node #3 - Step 2
Bomb the rock on the middle to reveal the Timeshift Stone, but do not activate it yet.
3 Power Node #3 - Step 3
Defeat an 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 with your Beetle or Slingshot.
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 pressure plate.
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.

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