Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

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Finding the Missing Crimson Loftwing

  1. Cross the bridge of wooden steps and collect the stamina fruit by the stone column on the other side, then move through the doorway above to activate a cut scene. Choose the “Great” response option to allow the cut scene to continue.
  2. After the cut scene, follow the dirt road leading to your right and move through the courtyard to reach the doorway ahead. Pass back over the bridge of wooden steps and return to the building on the right, then speak with the girl by the front door before entering through it.
  3. Move forward through the hall and go down the steps to your right, then take another right and speak with Pipit by the bulletin board. Turn around and move towards the opposite end of the corridor, then speak with the boy trying to lift the barrels and walk away from him so that he calls you back.
  4. After the boy chickens out from telling you the truth again, exit through the wooden double doors nearby to return to the courtyard from earlier. Exit the courtyard through the golden gates ahead and move down the steps, then follow the path forward and pass the man running repeatedly into the tree so that he calls you back for help.
  5. Dash towards the tree and roll into it to shake loose a Sky Stag Beetle, then collect the rupee that also drops down and repeat the same action on the other trees in the area. Move forward up the dirt path and collect the hearts in the garden to the left, then continue down the trail and approach the tower in the far corner to activate a cut scene.
  6. Choose the “Bring it On” response option to play out the rest of the cut scene, then take the rightmost path ahead and save your game. Move up the steps and speak with the girl nearby, then take the path leading up the hill to your left and move around to the opposite side of the building at the top.
  7. Move up the steps with golden railings and approach the wooden staircase again to have Pipit call you over to him. Re-enter the Knight Academy and move to the bottom floor, then exit out into the courtyard and make a left down the dirt trail to locate Pipit.
  8. Approach Pippit and talk with him to activate a cut scene, then locate the waterfall on your map and walk away to learn the location of a weapon. Open the door behind Pipit and the Fledge to enter the Sparring Hall, then speak with the knight at the back to learn the location of the sword.
  9. Move through the door in the corner to your right and open the chest within the room to acquire the Practice Sword, then exit back into the Sparring Hall and talk with the knight again. Choose the “Yes, please” response option to learn the sword controls, then use targeting to slice each of the standing logs in half by using strikes that coincide with the markings in the wood.
  10. When you have sliced all of the standing logs in half, the knight will offer you the chance to execute a spin attack. Choose the “Ok!” response option and follow the on-screen instructions to perform a perfect spin attack that cuts all surrounding logs in half without moving from one spot.
  11. Choose the “Sure!” response option next and follow the on-screen instructions to execute a perfect fatal blow on the log that drops down. Afterwards, exit the Sparring Hall and move back towards the area under the bridge in the corner to activate a cut scene.
  12. After speaking with the stone, use your map to locate the waterfall and plan your route. Cut back through the plaza and return to the statue that acted as your previous save point, then continue forward up the trail and pass the hill on your left that leads to the bazaar.
  13. Move down the small set of stairs ahead on the right and pass beneath the bridge, then continue forward and jump across the series of dirt platforms at the top of the waterfall. When you reach the other side, follow the landbridge scattered with small trees to the right and approach the cave entrance to activate a cut scene.
  14. Afterwards, cut down the wooden pikes blocking the entrance and enter the cave. Move forward through the tunnel and target the bats to eliminate them with your sword, then continue ahead along the path to eliminate more bats and blob enemies that emerge from the floor.
  15. Dash up the steep incline you encounter next and continue forward through the tunnel, then eliminate the swarm of attack enemies and approach the ledge ahead. Sprint into the wall to run up it and climb onto the ledge above, then continue forward and move onto the raised stone platform to the right covered with grass.
  16. Chop away the grass with your sword to reveal a crawlspace dug into the wall, then enter the small opening and collect the red rupees. Exit the crawlspace and move through the opening bathed in sunlight at the back of the cave, then save your game at the statue ahead and collect the hearts to your left.
  17. Turn around from the bird statue and start moving down the path to your left to have Zelda call out to you. Afterwards, continue along the ledge that wraps around the side of the mountain to activate another cut and discover your Loftwing.
  18. Use your sword to cut away the ropes securing the wooden boards to the rock wall. Once your Loftwing is free from imprisonment, this challenge will be complete.

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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! :)