Our walkthrough for Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch and Wii.
The Legend of Zelda: Sky Sword for the Nintendo Switch is a remake of the original game first released for the Nintendo Wii in 2011.
In Skyward Sword, you of course take on the role of Link as he leaves his floating house in Skyloft to explore the surface world hidden under the clouds. Accompanied by the spirit of the Fi sword, you will traverse a variety of dungeons in your quest to defeat an almost forgotten evil.
Our Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough provides a step-by-step guide to help you complete Link’s journey, as well as a variety of tips to help you take to the skies.
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Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough
Skyward Sword follows a linear story of tackling seven dungeons. Among these dungeon explorations, you will also have to perform various other activities, such as participating in the Wing Ceremony or exploring the forgotten surface world.
Below is our Skyward Sword walkthrough, which is organized by the locations and dungeons you will visit in order to complete Link’s quest.
However, this walkthrough contains major spoilers for the entirety of Skyward Sword, so read at your own risk.
First Dungeon – Skyview Temple:
Second dungeon – Temple of Earth:
By placing the Ruby Tablet, you will be able to complete the side quest – Find Kukiel – to unlock the Gratitude Crystals.
Third Dungeon – Lanayru Mining Facility:
First visit to Thunderhead and the Isle of Songs
- First battle with the prisoners of the sealed lands
- Visit the Director of the Knights Academy
- Position the first windmill, located between the square and the academy, using the Gust bellows
- Repair the robot at Skyloft Bazaar using an ancient flower
- Find the Windmill in Eldin Volcano
- Secure the windmill above the houses and position it correctly
- Play the harp atop the Plaza Tower
Song Island Bridge Puzzle Solution
- Get a New Harp Song – Farore’s Courage
Fourth dungeon – Old Cistern:
Fifth Dungeon – Sandship:
Sixth dungeon – Sanctuary of Fire:
Find the hero’s song:
- Second battle against The Imprisoned in the Sealed Lands
- Step through the gate of time
How to summon Levias
Bilocyte pattern strategy
- Third battle against the Prisoners of the Sealed Lands
- Faron wood – Use the Groosenator to reach Faron Woods
- Talk to the Elder Kikwi
- Enter the big tree to talk to the water dragon
- Find the Tadtones hidden underwater
- Return to the Water Dragon in the Big Tree
- Eldin volcano – Break the pots until the Mogma spawns and returns the Mogma mittens to you
- Escape the prison using the Mogma mittens
- Avoid the Bokoblins and use the Mogma Mitts to collect the Gust Bellows
- Use Gust Bellows, Avoid Bokoblins and Mogma Mitts to collect Clawshots
- Use the Clawshots, avoid the Bokoblins and use the Bomb Flowers to collect the Whip
- Use the Whip, Clawshots and Bomb Flowers to collect the Slingshot
- Use the Clawshots, Slingshot to knock out the Bokoblins and Mogma Mitts to retrieve the bag of bombs
- Use bombs to reach the top of the volcano and collect the main sword
- Head to the cave on the right and use the stone to reach the other side
- Follow the caves, kill the enemies to collect the rest of your equipment
- Return to the cave to the right of the bird statue and go through the entrance through the lava pool
- Break the ropes using your sword and Hook Beetle
- Talk to the fire dragon
- Lanayru Desert – Land at the old port and return to the area with the Goron (Lanayru caves)
- Roll a bomb through the crawl space to reach Lanayru Gorge
- Use the hook scarab to collect the small key on the ledge under the dragon skeleton
- Activate the Timeshift stone in the mine cart and use your items to bring them to the dragon skeleton
- Talk to the thunder dragon
- Dig up the tree of life seedling
- Step through the gate of time in the sealed temple
- Plant the tree of life Seeding and return to the present
- Take the fruit of the tree of life
- Talk to the thunder dragon
- Return to Levias in the Thunderhead
You will now be able to return to the Thunder Dragon and participate in the Lighting Tower to earn the Hylian Shield.
Seventh Dungeon – Sky Keep:
The new sealed grounds:
Other Zelda Guides: Skyward Sword
From collecting gear to pieces of heart, there are a variety of side activities to do in Skyward Sword, and below you’ll find our guides dedicated to them:
Zelda: Skyward Sword tips and tricks
Here are some tips and tricks that will help you complete Link’s quest in Skyward Sword:
- Don’t forget to change your shield! Besides the Hylian Shield, there are three main types of shields you’ll use in Skyward Sword – Wood, Iron, and Holy. Each has their own set of pros and cons, so it’s always a good idea to make sure you have the right shield before you leave Skyloft.
- Repair your shield. Most of Skyward Sword’s shields have a health indicator, which decreases as they take damage. Fortunately, your shield can be repaired at the Scrap Shop in Skyloft Bazaar.
- Improve your articles! Many of the items you find in Skyward Sword can be upgraded in the Bazaar Scrap Shop. Doing this will increase this item’s abilities – from its speed to the amount of damage it deals.
- Have a variety of potions on hand. Potions will grant health, stamina, and even make Link invincible for a short time. You can even improve their effects by bringing specific bugs to potion makers in the Skyloft Bazaar.
- Always remember to organize your adventure pouch before you leave Skyloft! You can only bring a certain number of extra items with you, so be sure to bring at least one potion, shield, and medals or items like extra bomb bags.
- Collect every piece of heart you see. Collecting four Heart Pieces will increase Link’s health gauge by one Heart Container, which will help you survive the toughest boss fights.
- Hit each goddess cube with a skyward strike. All over the surface world you will find Gray Goddess Cubes which, when hit by a sky strike, will unlock a Chest in the Sky. These chests contain a variety of useful items – from Heart Pieces to Rubies – so be sure to hit them all.
- Catch insects when you see them! While bugs can be used to improve potions, collecting them can involve a bit of backtracking. For this reason, it’s a good idea to catch a bug whenever you see it.
- Sell additional bugs and materials for rubies. If you need extra rupees explore Skyloft overnight. Strich, who lives at the Academy of Knights, will purchase three randomly selected insects, while Rupin, who runs a shop in the bazaar by day, will purchase four materials at random.
- Carry medals in your adventure pouch to get bonuses. From an extra heart to increasing the duration of specific potions, medals provide you with useful bonuses throughout Skyward Sword. You can find medals in chests or buy them in the Beedle Airshop.
- Talk to Fi if you are indeed stuck. Fi is always there to point you in the right direction or give you clues as to what’s going on on Skyloft.
Have fun in Skyward Sword!