Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

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Whipping Through the Ancient Cistern

  1. Return to the water below and make your way towards the falls, then climb onto the unobstructed lily pad closest to the wall and use your whip to grab the pink flower on the next one ahead.
  2. Pull on the flower to clear it from the platform, then move onto the newly unobstructed lily pad and use your whip to pull down on the lever across from you.
  3. After the falls recede, return to the water and dive towards the large fish sculpture against the wall below. Swim into the fish sculpture’s mouth and continue forward through the tunnel ahead, then surface when you reach the wall and climb onto the nearby ledge.
  4. Move around behind the fish head statue and collect the red rupee from the chest, then eliminate the spider enemy in the room and approach the bars blocking the exit. Use your whip to grab the switch through the bars and pull down on it, then enter the next room ahead and move up the ledges to the right.
  5. Eliminate the enemy at the top and move to the green circle on the floor, then use the whip to grab the tree branch ahead and swing to vine-covered wall across from you. Make your way to the ledge above and eliminate the plant enemies, then jump to the vines on the rotating column and climb upwards.
  6. Drop onto the second ledge that passes beneath you during the rotation and turn around, then move left and eliminate the enemy. Approach the green spot on the floor in the corner of the ledge and use your whip to grab the branch above, then swing forward to grab and pull the lever on the wall across from you.
  7. After the next entryway is unbarred, return to the ledges above and swing to grab the vines beside the switch you just pulled. Climb to the ledge above and eliminate the plant enemies ahead, then use the whip to spin the wheel in the room and drain the pool of water below.
  8. Dive into the whirlpool you just created to reach the next room, then swim onto the ledge to the left of the sewer pipe and collect the relic. Releases your beetle into the air and eliminate the spider enemies hanging from the ceiling by slicing through the web strands they use to rappel.
  9. Drop back into the water and swim through the opening beneath the gate ahead, then surface and climb onto the left ledge. Unlock the next door ahead and move forward to spot the Large Treasure Chest, then jump to the opposite ledge and eliminate the nearby enemy.
  10. Continue forward up the tunnel and drop into the pool of water at the end, then swim forward into the pipe so that you are dumped into a new area scattered with lily pads. Swim onto the ledge in the left corner and use the whip to grab the pink flower across from it, then take out the spider on the wall with your slingshot and jump to the lilypad below.
  11. Wallrun to climb up the vines and onto the ledge above, then take the steps to your left and eliminate the plant enemy at the top. Move forward through the grass clumps and drop off the end of the ledge to land on the lilypad below, then dive beneath the water and enter the opening in the floor below the platform you just stomped.
  12. Make your way through the shaft and eliminate the enemies in your path, then surface and climb the nearby staircase. Eliminate the plant enemy at the top and continue forward into the next area, then turn right at the edge and use your whip to turn the wheel.
  13. Drop back into the water and swim over to the vine-covered wall you used previously, then climb back onto the ledge above and use your whip to grab the pink flower that’s floating on top of the geyser. Pull on the flower to clear it from the platform, then use the unobstructed lily pad atop the geyser to reach the next ledge across from you.
  14. Move forward and climb the staircase in front of you, then pull on the switch ahead to unbar the door and enter the next room. Use your whip to take out the bird enemy, then climb onto the vine-covered wall beside you make your way downwards to the left.
  15. Drop onto the next ledge below and turn the wheel with your whip to uncover another geyser, then pull on the lever ahead so that the large statue drops to the ground. Afterwards, return to the water below and swim onto the ledge that the save statue occupies.
  16. Jump across the lilypads to reach the door on the opposite ledge, then open it to enter the next room and drop through the opening in the floor. Use the Sailcloth to safely reach the ground floor, then open the nearby door and enter a room housing a rock formation in the shape of a monster’s face 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! :)