Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – How to Avoid a Game-Breaking Glitch

Beware, if you’re playing Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, you will not want to set off this game-breaking glitch. Scroll down to see where this glitch is and how to avoid it. This one comes directly from Nintendo, and there’s no word on a patch yet, so read on to avoid this deadly game-ender.

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How to Avoid a Game-Breaking Glitch

  1. The glitch will trigger if certain tasks are completed in a specific order during the “Song of the Hero” quest. If you save your game, without a previous save to load, after the bug is active you’ll need to restart the entire game.
  2. The glitch activates when Link goes to the Lanayru Desert to find the Thunder Dragon, talks to Golo the Goron inside the Lanayru Mine, completes the Thunder Dragon’s challenge and then talks to Golo the Goron a second time before leaving to complete the rest of the quest in the forest and volcano.
  3. To avoid this glitch, simply complete the Fire and Water Dragon song sections before the Thunder Dragon section of this quest.
  4. Alternatively, if you do complete the Thunder Dragon section first, do not talk to Golo the Goran a second time as you leave the area.
  5. To be extra careful, make a save before going out to find the three Dragon songs — just to be totally safe.

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6 Comments on Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – How to Avoid a Game-Breaking Glitch


On December 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

i thought you cant patch a wii game? lol


On December 7, 2011 at 6:14 am


Then explain me how they patched the Twilight Exploit?


On December 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

so i’m confused a little though. I am in the fire sanctuary now, is this after that or have i already missed it?


On December 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I didn’t even get to the thunder dragon. I just went to Lanayru Desert and I can’t go any further now. When I went to Eldin Volcano, nothing happens. I’m definitely not starting over.


On January 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Will this activate if I do the Thunder Dragon afte the Faron Woods, or should I only do it third?


On March 15, 2012 at 12:26 am

They have a patch channel now