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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Faron Woods

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Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) At the heart of the Faron Woods is the Great Tree.

At the heart of the Faron Woods is the Great Tree. (left), The Kikwi are scaredy-cats, although it’s hard to blame them. (right)

Faron Woods is the first major location you’ll visit on the surface world. It is a lush forest area that’s home to the plant-like Kikwi.

Map

(1 of 3) Map of the Faron Woods.

Quests

Rounding Up the Kikwi

During Link’s first visit to the Faron Woods, he’ll encounter the Kikwi, who have been scattered by the monsters roaming the woods.

The Kikwi Elder will give Link the Slingshot, if he agrees to find all the missing Kikwi.

Farore’s Silent Realm

After obtaining the Goddess Harp, Link returns to the Faron Woods to undergo one of the Goddess’s trials: Farore’s Silent Realm. Upon completion, Link receives the Water Dragon’s Scale.

With this new piece of equipment, Link is able to dive underwater and enter the base of the Great Tree. At the top, he stumbles upon a Kikwi hermit who teaches him how to enter Lake Floria.

Collecting Tadtones

On Link’s third visit to the Faron Woods, the entire woods has been flooded. By navigating to the interior of the Great Tree, Link learns that the flood was created by the Water Dragon to wash away the intruding monsters.

While he’s here, the Water Dragon prepares a special trial: to collect the numerous Tadtones within the flooded woods. In doing so, Link learns one of the segments of the Song of the Hero.

Goddess Cubes

(1 of 2) When you can climb the Great Tree, there are three Goddess Cubes within reach…

When you can climb the Great Tree, there are three Goddess Cubes within reach… (left), …Such as this one. (right)

Goddess Cube Location
Number 1 Enter the Great Tree using the Water Dragon’s Scale. When you exit the tree, go up the nearby steps, then jump right.
Number 2 When exiting the Great Tree a second time, carefully drop down to a grassy ledge below, towards the south-east. Alternatively, use the Clawshots from the ground.
Number 3 When exiting the Great Tree a second time, carefully drop down to a grassy ledge below, towards the east. Then walk across the tightrope.

Treasure

Item Location
Slingshot From the Kikwi elder after finding all the lost Kikwi.
Heart Piece 15 Across a tightrope along the south side of the Great Tree.
Heart Piece 16 Behind a bomb-able wall at the south-west part of the woods.
Random Rare Treasure Behind a bomb-able wall on a ledge towards the north. Near where you found a lost Kikwi.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    30 July 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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You are Link, a resident of Skyloft–a floating village in the vast sky. For ages, you’ve been training at the Knight Academy and, today, the day of your graduation has arrived. While your life thus far has been peaceful, soon nothing will be the same again, when your beloved friend, Zelda, is stolen from you…

Our strategy guide for The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (HD) contains all the necessary knowledge to search for and rescue Zelda, such as a full walkthrough with detailed maps. Plus every hero needs a rest; if you want to grab all the collectables and fix other people’s problems (sidequests), we can help you with that too!

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