Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

Table of Contents

Shipyard and Pirate Stronghold

  1. Exit the boat onto the third dock to visit the Shipyard and activate a cut scene. Afterwards, approach the steps leading to the mine cart station that the skipper pointed out earlier and eliminate the enemies at the bottom.
  2. Climb the staircase to reach the cart station at the top, then enter the building on the right and sit on the stool inside to replenish your health. Jump into the mine car to exit the room and begin climbing the inclined section of track ahead, then ride the cart downhill when you reach the top to gain a massive boost in speed and enter a runaway rollercoaster scenario.
  3. Use the controller to lean the character’s bodyweight into each of the curves in the track you encounter during the high-speed ride. Continue shifting accordingly with the turns along the way to avoid derailing and reach the next station, then jump out of the cart and exit through the doorway ahead.
  4. Climb the steps in front of you and eliminate the scorpion enemies at the top, then continue into the building and make the first right across a bridge. Use the mine cart in the next room to exit the area and climb an inclined section of track outside, then roll downhill when you reach the top to gain momentum for the ride ahead.
  5. Use the leaning motion to switch track routes if the path ahead is blocked by an obstruction and reach the next mine cart station safely, then jump out of the car and save your progress at the statue before entering the Construction Area.
  6. After the cut scene, drop into the sandy area below and clear out the small scorpion enemies. Use your Gust Bellows to clear away the sand on the floor until you uncover an enormous scorpion enemy, then defeat the creature by removing the claws first and finishing the job by striking its red eye.
  7. Open the door that becomes unlocked afterwards to return to the outside, then move forward across the bridge and take a right down the next set of steps. Cross the wooden dock to speak with the skipper and board the boat again, then place a beacon on the sea chart’s red x icon and navigate the vehicle towards the beam of light in the distance.
  8. Eliminate the enemies along the way until you reach the beacon’s beam to locate another wooden dock, then exit the boat to visit the Pirate Stronghold. After the cut scene, cross the dock to climb the steps ahead move around the right side of the statue’s mouth.
  9. Descend the next set of steps around the corner and open the door at the bottom to enter the next room, then move forward into the area below to learn about the Timeshift Stones. Open the door in the back right corner to enter a tunnel and move forward through it, then dash past the two lizard enemies in the next room and enter the corridor ahead to escape.
  10. Eliminate the enemies swimming around the pool of sand in the next room, then cross the pit and open the door on the opposite side of the area to enter a new hallway. Make your way to the right down the hall and climb the next set of steps to the left, then approach the Timeshift orb to learn about it and pick it up.
  11. Turn around and drop back into the hallway below, then move left and use the beam the device emits to clear a path through the corridors ahead. Eliminate the enemy you encounter in the next open room, then scoop up the Timshift orb to continue forward through the exit and into another hallway.
  12. Follow the corridor around until you enter a room with a tiki statue, then use a shield deflection to shine its laser beam attack back to the source and proceed to chop the enemy down with your sword until destruction.
  13. Pick up the Timeshift Orb and continue into the next room, then make a left and move into the area below to change its terrain with the device’s color beam. Collect the Ancient Flower by the far wall and turn around, then move to the opposite side of the area and take a right up the grassy ledge you create in the corner.
  14. Ascend the incline being formed against the nearby wall until you come to its end, then jump to the dirt platform below and turn right. Clear the gap to reach the dirt platform ahead and continue forward onto another one past that, then turn left to make the next jump.
  15. Clear the gap ahead and turn left, then jump across the dirt platform in front of you to reach next ledge in the opposite corner of the room. Use the Timeshift Orb’s beam to pass through the doorway ahead and enter the next room, then approach the barred entry and set the device on the ground in front of it.
  16. Enter the tunnel ahead on your left and approach the other side of the bars, then pull down on the switch beside it to unblock the doorway and collect the Timeshift Orb.
  17. Turn around and move into the tunnel between the torches in the right corner, then enter the next room and eliminate the plant enemies that the orb uncovers with its color beam.
  18. Retrieve the Timeshift orb and move it far enough away from the blue treasure chest so that no land formations rise around it. Retrieve a Monster Horn from the chest and pick up the orb again, then enter the next tunnel in the corner and eliminate the enemies blocking the path.
  19. Continue fighting through the corridor until you enter the next room, then clear the area of enemies by using bombs effectively. Afterwards, retrieve the Timeshift orb and move to the left of the locked door between tow torches at the back of the room.
  20. Approach through the doorway beneath a single torch and drop the Timeshift Orb a few feet in front of it, then move through the entrance and grab the crate beside you in the next room. Push the block on top of the nearby floor switch to unbar the door in the previous area, then exit the room and retrieve the orb outside from the ground.
  21. Exit the area through the doorway that was just unbarred and move into the room ahead, then place the Timeshift Orb on the ground so that it’s too far from the next area across from you to activate its entrance’s electrified shield.
  22. Enter the next room ahead and collect the items hidden within the barrels or sand mounds, then open the treasure chest to obtain another Monster Horn before exiting the area.
  23. Use the timeshift beam to pass through the remaining unused doorway and eliminate the totem enemies in the next room, then retrieve the device again and place it in the corner of the area made from prison bars. Return to the room where you previously opened a treasure chest and approach the orb, then pull down on the switch that’s been revealed to unbar the doorway beside you.
  24. Retrieve the Timeshift Orb and return to the previous room, then eliminate the tiki enemies that appear by using your Gust Bellows and striking to the crystals in their mouths. After the area has been cleared, pick up the device and move through the doorway that was just unblocked to enter the next room.
  25. Place the orb in the outlet at the center of the room to uncover the exit route you’ll use to return to the surface, then open the nearby door to exit the structure and move forward to acquire a new dousing target.
  26. Continue forward down the steps ahead and back across the wooden dock below, then speak with the skipper and choose “Set Sail” 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! :)