Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

Table of Contents

The Sand Sea and Skipper’s Retreat

  1. Open the door to reach the Sand Sea and learn about the new terrain, then approach the edge of the platform ahead and use your Clawshots to reach the target on the spiral pillar to the right.
  2. Pull yourself to the next target across ahead, then continue moving forward between the series of pillars ahead until you can drop onto a circular platform below.
  3. Cross the adjacent bridge and use the Clawshot to reach the next target above, then drop to the ground and move right into the clearing. Turn right again and approach the wooden dock, then cross to the other side of it and strike the purple crystal onboard the boat to activate a color explosion.
  4. Afterwards, speak with the skipper who just appeared nearby and accept the mission of finding his missing ship. After the cut scene, place a string of beacons between your current position on the map and the red x icon.
  5. Navigate the boat towards the series of beacon beams you just place in the distance and follow the trail of lights until you reach another wooden dock, then exit the boat to visit Skipper’s Retreat and activate a cut scene. Afterwards, cross the dock to return to solid ground and approach the cactus on your right.
  6. Move past the cactus and eliminate the enemy partially submerged in the sand ahead, then clear the gap he was blocking and continue forward along the ledge. Take out the next enemy and approach the edge ahead, then use the Clawshots to reach the target above and climb onto the next ledge.
  7. Eliminate the plant enemies and approach the opposite end of the ledge, then snare the flying creature on the right with your Clawshots and pull yourself up underneath it. Pull yourself over to the next target ahead, then climb onto the ledge and eliminate the blob enemy.
  8. Use a bomb to clear away the rocky obstruction in the corner, then enter the tunnel that’s uncovered and move through it to reach the next ledge. Snare the flying creature above to hang from underneath it, then pull yourself over to the target directly ahead and aim the Clawshots upwards.
  9. Catch a ride with the next flying creature above and pull yourself over to the target next to the bridge. Climb onto the ledge and cross the nearby bridge, then eliminate the Moblin ahead to reach the circular dirt platform behind him.
  10. Eliminate the plant enemy and open the small brown chest to receive a red rupee, then move to the right of the chest and pull yourself across the gap by using the target beneath the next ledge. Climb onto the ledge above and head left, then strike the flying creature buried in the ground so that it rises into the air.
  11. Take out the flying enemy with your whip, then snare the creature you unleashed earlier to hang from underneath it. Pull yourself towards the target above and climb onto the rock formation, then make your way up to its summit and release your beetle into the air.
  12. Pilot the beetle towards the next target above and take out the plant enemy hanging in front of it, then pull yourself over to that same target using the Clawshots.
  13. Pull yourself over to the next target above and climb onto the ledge, then eliminate the enemies around you with the whip and snare the nearest flying creature ahead to hang from underneath it.
  14. Wait until you rise above the grassy formation ahead, then snare the flying creature on the other side to hang from underneath it. Pull yourself over to the nearest target above and climb onto the island, then scale the crate to the left and use it to reach the next ledge.
  15. Move around to the opposite side of the structure and climb up the vines to reach the next ledge above, then equip the net and use it to catch the Sand Cicada on the pillar in front of you. Drop back to the island below and open the building’s front door to enter it, then take out the scorpion enemies and equip your Gust Bellows.
  16. Use the Gust Bellows to clear away all the sand on the floor around you and uncover various collectible items, then open the blue treasure chest to obtain the Ancient Sea Chart and examine the photographs. Afterwards, exit the room and use the zip lines to reach the skipper back on the wooden dock below.
  17. Select the “Set sail!” response to return to the boat, then place a string of beacons between your current position on the sea chart and the red x icon.
  18. Navigate the boat towards the beacons you placed in the distance and eliminate enemies along the way with your cannon fire, then follow the trail of light beams to another wooden dock 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! :)