Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

Table of Contents

Obtaining the Whip

  1. Revisit the Water Dragon and hand over the Sacred Water to set her free, then drop into the water and enter the Ancient Cistern using the tunnel Faron just revealed to you. After the cut scene, move across the two lily pads on your left to reach the opposite ledge and turn right in front of the next door.
  2. Move along the narrow ledge and examine the tablet on your left for puzzle clues, then drop into the water and swim forward along the left wall. Dive down through the next opening ahead and ascend to the surface on the other side, then make your way to the opposite end of the area and return to the underwater terrain.
  3. Execute spin dashes to collect the two silver rupees without being crushed in either of the statue’s hands, then return to the surface and climb onto the outer ledge using a lily pad. Move left and eliminate two blobs, then take out a third enemy when you reach the door and pull down on the lever beside it.
  4. Open the door after it unlocks to enter the next room, then move forward and drop into the pool of lily pads below. Climb out of the water and move down the hallway guarded by the spider enemies, then use bombs to eliminate them and clear away their webs.
  5. Enter the next hallway and make a right, then read the tablet against the wall for more clues before approaching the locked door ahead. Strike the padlock with your sword four times so that the gear’s purple spoke rotates around completely, then open the door to enter the next room and turn right.
  6. Drop into the water and swim to the wall across from you, then head left and climb the vine covered wall to reach the ledge above. Move to the back left corner of the ledge and drop onto the lily pad below to uncover a pink flower, then re-enter the water and dive towards the red rupee in the square opening below.
  7. Collect the red rupee and smash through the nearby wooden barricades, then swim forward through the shaft and enter the next room on the right. Climb up the vine-covered wall ahead to reach the ledge above, then open the door at the top and approach the treasure chest in front of you.
  8. Open the chest to acquire the Small Key, then drop down into the next room ahead and turn left. Enter the geyser in the corner to rise onto the ledge above, then move right and take out the plant enemy.
  9. Continue forward until you reach the wall, then drop to the ground below and open the door ahead to enter the next room. Swim back to the first two lily pads you used within the Ancient Cistern and climb onto the rightmost one, then make your way onto the nearby ledge and unlock the door ahead.
  10. Enter the next room and drop through the opening in the floor, then use your Sailcloth to float safely to the ground and encounter the large skeleton warrior. Defeat this enemy by slashing his midsection whenever his arms are raised and continue the attack, after the skeleton grows additional limbs, by swinging or thrusting the sword towards whatever body part is currently unguarded.
  11. Afterwards, enter the room that’s been unlocked and open the treasure chest to obtain the Whip. Exit the room and stand in the circles at the center of the area, then use your whip to grab the wheel across from you and pull to turn it.
  12. Enter the geyser that you uncover and land on the floor above, then use the whip to turn the wheel in this room and activate another geyser. Ride the jet of water to reach the ledge above and equip the whip again, then turn the third floor’s wheel and open the nearby door to enter the next area.
  13. Drop into the water and swim to the opposite ledge, then climb the gold ledges on the left and use your whip to grab the tree branch above. Swing across the gaps ahead, then open the treasure chest to obtain the Dungeon Map to complete this part of the game.

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10 Comments on Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough


On December 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

Great videos !
sube mas por favor me encanto la leyenda de zelda saludos desde mexico !


On December 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Just wated you to know that I play on grandsons games at times. I loved ALL the videos of Lengend of Zelda Sklyward Sword!

Love the way you also improvise the actions and characters.
Make it sound real:)

Thought I would just say it all here instead of comenting on each individual video.

Continue the great work, this helps quite a bit in knowing what to do and how to do it, in this game. I would have been lost without these videos. Visualizations are great.

I was up to getting the whip and discovered there are no more videos. Sure am hoping you will continue them. Feel like I am having a withdrawel moment here! LOL

This was a grwat idea for you to do this. Best walkthrough ever!

barbara bradcovich

On December 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

in the wing ceremony, when i miss the bird with the statue i cannot find the birds again. instead, i have to go back through the talking before the race. is there a place where you can locate the birds without doing this. thanks can you write my email

barbara bradcovich

On December 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

how do you find the birds when you miss them in the wing ceremony

Libby Hawkins

On December 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I just wanted to give kudos to Mitchell for the great job with the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword videos. They are not only easy to follow but also entertaining. Makes you feel like you are playing along with him.
I am 50 yrs old and play this with my 9 yr old grandson.
Great job Mitchell!


On December 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

Mitchell get your ass back to work and finish Skyword Sword…Great job btw!


On December 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Barbara – if you look around the edge of the screen, you can see a set of arrows that point towards where the bird with the statue is, if you lose track of it. One arrow means that the bird is close, but off screen. Two arrows means it is far away, but off screen. Move Link toward the direction the arrows are pointing, and you’ll see the yellow bird icon show up. From there, climb higher than the yellow bird to be able to dive down onto it and gather speed. Don’t use your boosts (A-button) until you get closer to the yellow bird. Good luck!

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On March 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

YEWWW! Nice fresh vid for Transworld! Respect Shawn!

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On March 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I really want to play this game so bad… if only theres a psp emulator for pc


On March 6, 2014 at 1:16 am

I recently came back to the game, skyward sword cause I never finished it.
Unfortunately, I am stuck in the sky keep. I got lost with those puzzle rooms. I did good at first following you, but then it seems like you may have skipped a part cause I could not find the next puzzle you did, only the one after.
I really love the way you explain things and otherwise you have made it so easy to follow. I am hoping you will be able to fill in the gap if you have time. I probably have to start over. I need the room with the lava for the last tri force. But the puzzles seem all mixed up and I end up like a circle over and over.
You are great at this, keep up the good job! :)