Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

Table of Contents

Boarding the Sandship and Dueling with Scervo

  1. Locate your next target with the dousing ability and navigate the boat towards this desired location, then continue through the water until you spot the skipper’s invisible ship sailing nearby. Use dousing to avoid losing track of the larger vessel as you pursue it and fire cannon balls into the hull .
  2. Continue battering your invisible prey with cannon fire until it steers itself onto dry land and a cut scene activates in which you climb aboard the Sandship. Afterwards, approach the double doors to your left and open one of them to enter the next room.
  3. Save your progress at the statue, then descend the nearby staircase to reach the floor below and enter the hallway in the left corner ahead. Take out the bats that swoop down and open the double doors on your left to reach the next room, then take out the enemy submerged in the sand pit with a bomb and enter the doorway it was guarding.
  4. Move through the hall and turn right at the end, then descend the stairs to open the door at the bottom to enter the next corridor. Clear out the infestation of scorpion enemies with bombs and sword combos, then continue forward into the room ahead and take a right to learn about the sealed door.
  5. Continue forward and take a right at the wall, then open the door ahead to enter the next room and equip your Gust Bellows. Use the bellows to clear away all the sand in the pit area and eliminate the enemies you uncover in the process, then cross to the other side of the room using the narrow doorway in the divider.
  6. Remove all traces of sand from the area until all four floor seals have been revealed, then use them to decipher the next locked door’s combination. Approach the locked door and strike the padlock in this order: South, North, South, East.
  7. Open the door and retrieve a Small Key from the treasure chest in front of you, then exit into the previous area and approach the opposite wall. Exit through the double doors in the corner and move back down the hallway ahead, then eliminate the swarm of bats and turn left in the next open room.
  8. Enter the next corridor on the left and open the door at the end, then climb the steps in front of you to reach the floor above and move into the hallway ahead in the corner. Cross the sandpit and open the double doors on the left to enter the hallway, then make a right and climb the next staircase you encounter.
  9. When you reach the floor above, approach the locked set of double doors to open them and reach the outside of the ship to battle a Scervo for the first time. Wait for this robotic enemy to approach you and block his strikes with the shield to initiate counter attacks, then repeat this defense-based assault by using your sword alone to deliver the blows.
  10. Land a string of successful sword strikes to drive the Scervo backwards, then continue the assault until he nearly topples off the edge of the bridge behind him. After the robotic enemy swats you away with a backhand and activates the barbed wall, charge towards him and deflect the first attack with your shield to open him up for follow up combo strikes.
  11. Continue pushing the pirate enemy across the bridge until he reaches the edge and you eventually sever his arm. After you are knocked away and the barbed wall closes in again, slash the mechanical pirate repeatedly until you are forced to deflect a swinging hook hand or jump backwards to evade a charged strike.
  12. Use these assault tactics to send the Scervo stumbling backwards for the third time until he finally falls off the end of the bridge in defeat. Afterwards, open the blue treasure chest to receive the Bow and 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! :)