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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Skyloft - The Light Tower

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(1 of 2) Use the Gust Bellows on the pinwheel at the base of this windmill.

Use the Gust Bellows on the pinwheel at the base of this windmill. (left), Point the windmill at the Light Tower and the back of the windmill will glow. (right)

Upon arriving, head into the second floor of the Knight Academy. Here, enter Headmaster Gaepora’s room and speak with him to learn the lyrics to the Ballad of the Goddess. He then also mentions in particular the Light Tower and the “two sails” used to activate it.

Hmm… We know about the Light Tower, but two sails… Oh, I know! Exit the academy and go southwest-ish of the Bazaar to a large windmill.

At the base of the windmill, you should a pinwheel. Use the Gust Bellows and blow some air into it, thereby making the windmill itself rotate. Continue blowing air onto the pinwheel until the windmill is lined up with the Light Tower in the distance – the windmill will light up when such has occurred.

(1 of 2) Oh no, the pinwheel is missing from this windmill.

Oh no, the pinwheel is missing from this windmill. (left), Hopefully you took our advice and picked up an Ancient Flower. (right)

Now, for the other windmill. It is found to the northeast of the first windmill and north of the graveyard. Once you reach it, you’ll find it to have no pinwheel, and therefore, no means of rotating it.

A man nearby will eventually mention that Gondo (the owner of the Scrap Shop in the plaza) has an old robot that might be helpful in finding the missing pinwheel.

After the scene, head over to the Bazaar and go into the tent. Find and speak with Gondo and he’ll speak shortly with you about his robot before asking for an Ancient Flower to fix it.

(1 of 2) Ancient Flowers only exist in the past version of the Lanayru Province, triggered by Timeshift Stones.

Ancient Flowers only exist in the past version of the Lanayru Province, triggered by Timeshift Stones. (left), You can find at least two in the Temple of Time area. (right)

As I said long ago, you should keep at the least one Ancient Flower. This is where you’d use it. If you don’t have one, you can go to the Lanayru Desert and search the Timeshift Stones’ influences to find one. One is notably in the Temple of Time area.

After handing over one, the robot will soon be fixed and named Scrapper. This rather … odd … robot will agree to carry anything you (well, Fi) need from the surface to the sky and back.

So, where is the pinwheel? I noted it earlier, back at the Eldin Volcano. Well, time to start flying. Head to the large fiery beam of light to the northeast of Skyloft. Once there, go ahead and descend to the Temple Entrance Bird Statue.

Eldin Volcano

(1 of 2) Remember this toppled watchtower?

Remember this toppled watchtower? (left), The fallen pinwheel is near the cliff edge. (right)

You’ll now be outside the Earth Temple. Go to the west and you’ll find the steep slope that, earlier, you rolled a Bomb Flower down to knock over the tower.

Well, go down the incline and examine the pinwheel. Have Scrapper come on down to pick it up. Afterwards, dash back up the hill and use the Bird Statue to return to the sky, and head back to Skyloft.

Skyloft (Again)

Once you get back in Skyloft, you should be beside the second windmill (the one missing its propeller). The man who advised you of the robot originally will now fix the windmill and leave.

After you regain control, use the Gust Bellows as before to rotate the windmill until it faces the Light Tower – it’ll light up when the windmill is properly lined up. Line up the other one if needed, and an altar suddenly rises on the Light Tower’s apex. Head up the tower now.

(1 of 2) It’s all about the rhythm!

It’s all about the rhythm! (left), A beam of light will point in the direction of the giant swirling cloud. (right)

Here, Z-target the center of the platform and take out the Goddess Harp. Strum for a bit, then Fi will instruct you to play in time with the circle of light (I find going left while it expands and right when it contracts works best, once you learn to time it right.)

After playing the Ballad of the Goddess, a beam of sunlight will end up reflecting off of the mirror and piercing through the Thunderhead to the far northwest.

This place is apparently your next destination, so stock up at the Bazaar, then start flying on your Loftwing.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • 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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