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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Skipper's Retreat

By
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) The captain’s home is all the way at the very top. Why are we not surprised?

The captain’s home is all the way at the very top. Why are we not surprised? (left), You can grab onto Peahats with your Clawshots. (right)

Upon landing, the robot will remind you that you are to get the sea chart from his shack atop the high ledges. After the conversation, go forward and save at the Bird Statue.

Then go to the right, Bombing the Electro Spumes as you go. At the end of the path, look up and Clawshot onto the higher ledges.

Map

Map of Skipper’s Retreat.

Upon landing on your platform, kill the Deku Babas and look up to find a Peahat which, unlike most, if not all, previous Zelda games, is completely harmless and is really only an aerial Clawshot target.

Clawshot to it and to the next ledge. Defeat the Yellow Chuchu atop said ledge, then Bomb down the nearby wall to find a small tunnel. Defeat the Yellow Chuchus along the way.

(1 of 2) There isn’t much point fighting these Moblins; just jump over them.

There isn’t much point fighting these Moblins; just jump over them. (left), But if you’re feeling bloodthirsty, you’ll be in a prime position after landing behind them… (right)

At the end of the tunnel, Clawshot the Peahats and the Clawshot targets to get much higher than before. Ahead of you, you’ll find a Moblin with a shield on the bridge.

Dash at it and use the shield like a wall to jump over. (You can now more easily kill this obese beast, but it will still take a minute or two.)

Anyhow, on the ledge you’re now on, defeat the Quadro Baba and open up the chest nearby for a Red Rupee.

Goddess Cube 25

(1 of 2) Goddess Cube: Halfway up Skipper’s Retreat, use your Clawshots to climb the vines off to the side.

Goddess Cube: Halfway up Skipper’s Retreat, use your Clawshots to climb the vines off to the side. (left), Treasure Chest: The island southwest of Skyloft that’s split in half. Use the Clawshots to enter the barred off area. (right)

Next, you’ll find a Goddess Cube on a ledge to the south. Clawshot to the vines from the first aerial platform, climb to the left and Clawshot to the next ledge, then climb onto the platform to reach Goddess Cube 25. Hit it with a Skyward Strike, then backtrack to the Red Rupee chest’s platform.

Hit the Clawshot target to the north from there to find a plant in the ground. Use your Whip to pull out the Peahat. Hit it with the Clawshot, then Clawshot to the northern inanimate target. Climb onto the platform and deal with the nearby Furnix if you deem it necessary.

(1 of 2) Always make sure the way ahead is safe before proceeding!

Always make sure the way ahead is safe before proceeding! (left), There we go, no nasty surprise when you hook onto this target. (right)

Go to the top of the hill and look ahead to another Clawshot target. Ignore it for the moment and launch the Hook Beetle to the target, about level with the outermost ring of the target, so as to cut down the Deku Baba hanging from the ceiling.

Afterwards, Clawshot the target and continue to the next ledge. Defeat the two Furnix nearby, then Clawshot to the nearby Peahat.

On the other side of the rocky structure is another Peahat; Clawshot to it when possible, then to the next ledge across the gap, where you end up finding your destination.

(1 of 2) Did you notice the Titanic reference in the photos?

Did you notice the Titanic reference in the photos? (left), On the plus side, this is easier than Dodoh’s High Dive game! (right)

Here, you can climb up to the roof to find some Sand Cicadas with the Bug Net. Grab some if you want, then enter the shack. Inside, use the Gust Bellows to remove all of the sand, which reveals a bunch of Arachas, some Rupees, a few pots, three Amber Relics, and a chest.

Open this chest to find the Ancient Sea Chart. After this, Fi will make you look around the room for a second. Use the chair nearby to recover some hearts, then exit the building.

Next, look around the ledge to find a dark wooden platform. Dash jump off of it and aim for the chest a long ways down. If you successfully make it, open the chest for a Silver Rupee.

Either way, go around the platforms and use the zip-lines to get down to the bottom. There, utilize the Bird Statue and speak with the robot. Your map will be filled in (with 1,000-year-old data).

Next destination: the Shipyard.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    31 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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  • Revised and re-structured the walkthrough to make it more accessible.
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