Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

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The Brig and Tentalus

  1. Exit the area through the passageway you previously unbarred by flipping a switch, then take a left in the hallway ahead and turn left again to open the first door you approach. In the next room, move through the square opening in the wall ahead on the left and climb down the ladder to reach the platform below.
  2. Enter the nearby passageway and drop to the level below, then follow the hallway around to open the door at the end and reach the next room. Drop over the ledge directly ahead and approach the green-glowing barricade in the area below, then wait for this obstacle to ascend before you move forward beneath it.
  3. Wait for another two glowing-green walls to rise so that you can climb up the ladder behind them, then make a left at the top and use your whip to grab the next branch above. Swing yourself towards the opposite wall to land on the next ledge ahead and wait for the glowing obstacle on the left to rise up.
  4. Quickly dash into the next tunnel when the barricade does finally ascend, then continue speeding through the corridor ahead to safely pass beneath the series of rising barriers above. Climb up the ladder in front of you to reach the next ledge, then move forward and grab the branch above with your whip.
  5. Swing onto the glowing block in front of you when it drops to ground, then move around to the other side and jump to the next one ahead after it descends. Make your way onto the next ledge and wallrun to pull down on the switch to the right, then enter the crawlspace beside you and move through it to reach the other side.
  6. Climb the ladder in the next area to reach the ledge above and pull down on the switch to the left, then enter the room you unblocked ahead to liberate the crew and receive a Small Key. Afterwards, return to the room a few levels above you that has two square-shaped openings in its back wall and climb through the rightmost one to enter another lifeboat.
  7. Point your bow upwards and fire an arrow into the device connecting the suspension chains, then ride the lifeboat as it ascends towards the ship’s upper deck and exit when you reach the top. Send a second arrow into the crystal beneath the crow’s nest above so that the colors are drained from your surroundings again, then turn around and approach the upper deck’s back wall.
  8. Open the door on the upper deck’s back wall to enter the next building and descend the staircase in front of you, then move right when reach the bottom and pass through the narrow doorway in the corner ahead. Enter the next area and eliminate the scorpion enemies, then enter the beams of sunlight and fire an arrow into the Timeshift Stone through the bars in the ceiling above.
  9. After your surroundings change, eliminate the enemies that have appeared and step on the floor switch by the room’s back wall. Aim your bow towards the square opening at the base of the cage across from you, then fire an arrow through it to strike the device on the other side and unlock the nearby door.
  10. Open the door you just unlocked to enter the next room and clear out the enemies around you with strategic use of shield deflections, then open the golden chest that’s been uncovered to obtain the Squid Carving. Make your way back to the ship’s lower deck and open the red door on the other side of the area to return to the first building you visited in this level.
  11. Descend the nearby staircase and enter the hallway ahead in the corner, then open the door on the left to reach the next room and move across the purple section of floor to enter the corridor on the right.
  12. Make your way forward through the hall and descend the stairs on the other end, then open the door at the bottom to enter the next corridor.
  13. Move forward into the open room ahead, then examine the complex keyhole on the right and rotate the Squid Carving until it lines up with the slot. Choose “Release” to unlock the decorative gateway and enter the next area to encounter an aggressive cluster of an unseen monster’s tentacles.
  14. After the first batch of tentacles recedes into the floor, turn around and make a left across the room behind you. Enter the hall on your left and back away from of tentacles that crash through the wall, then throw a bomb between these two monstrous appendages and let the explosion clear the corridor ahead.
  15. Move forward and use a blast of light energy to hack through the third tentacle blocking your path, then climb the staircase at the opposite end of the hallway to experience the ship rocking from side to side. On the next floor, move through the corridor to the left and use sidesteps when dodging the barrels rolling towards you.
  16. Continue up the hall until you exit into the open area at its other end, then approach the partially grass-covered area ahead and step back when the tentacles appear. Use bombs or light energy to remove the boss’ arms, then duck under the iron gate at the opposite side of the room and jump the next gap in front of you.
  17. Climb the staircase beside you to raise the water level and open the door at the top of the steps to initiate the next boss battle with a creature known as: Tentalus.
  18. After the cut scene, Tentalus will dive back underwater and attack by thrusting his tentacles up through the ground beneath you. To counter this assault: back away from patches of ground that suddenly pushed upwards into mounds, then use either a blast of light energy or a bomb to sever the tentacles that eventually bursts through these spots.
  19. Continue cutting away the limbs until the monster rises from the water again, then equip your bow and aim it towards the creature’s head. After evading one of Tentalus’ limbs from slamming down on top of you, fire an arrow into the enemy’s single large eyeball that will knock him to the ground.
  20. Approach the fallen sea monster and send additional arrow’s into it’s gaping eye whenever you have a clear shot. Survive another wave of tentacles bursting from the ground below, then use your bow to continue the assault on Tentalus’ vulnerable eyeball.
  21. Outlast additional waves of increasingly difficult tentacle strikes and continue shooting out the enemy’s’ eye whenever possible until a cut scene activates. After Tentalus’ flailing limbs knock a crate off the ledge, approach this fallen object and use it to climb to the top of the area above.
  22. After the monster emerges from the water again, open fire on the creature’s eyeball until he is able to recover by transforming his tentacles into enormous snake monsters.
  23. Use your sword to hack away at these serpent appendages as they lunge forward to strike you, then finish off Tentalus for good via a final assault with your bow and arrows.

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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! :)