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Sealed Grounds

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Sealed Grounds

(1 of 2) You’ll be returning here multiple times on your quest.

You’ll be returning here multiple times on your quest. (left), Raise your sword upward for another Skyward Strike. (right)

When you arrive, after a short scene, head along the path and defeat the Deku Babas you’ll find on the path – a fairly simple idea, just slide ‘em. At the end of the path, you’ll need to drop down a ledge and watch the scene of the immense pit below you.

After this scene, go to the bottom of the pit, preferably using a combination of jumping off of a ledge and using the Sailcloth for a safe landing. Head to the pedestal and hit it with a Skyward Strike to remove the dark aura, which also triggers some air vents for easy upward travel. Use them and go towards the ledge you originally jump off of, then go towards the door nearby. Go on through to the Sealed Temple.

Sealed Temple

(1 of 2) It seems Zelda came through here, but we doubt she’s still around (or this would be a very short game).

It seems Zelda came through here, but we doubt she’s still around (or this would be a very short game). (left), Nice, a free Bottle! (right)

Head to the western side of the room, first, and save the game. Then go up the northern staircase and speak with the woman sitting nearby. You’ll be told to go to the Faron Woods to the east of here.

You’ll also learn how to place beacons and about beacons in general. When allowed, place a beacon on the X on the map. Exit the map and continue speaking with the woman. Afterwards, go to the lower area, in the northeastern corner, and open the chest to not only receive a Bottle, but one filled with some Revitalizing Potion! Use the Bird Statue again if you feel like, then leave through the door on the east side of the room.

Sealed Grounds

(1 of 2) Place beacons on the map if you need help getting to places.

Place beacons on the map if you need help getting to places. (left), Anyway, time to beat up some more trouble-making Bokoblins. (right)

Upon exiting the Sealed Temple, look towards the north-northeast or so – you should see a blue light beaming from the ground. This is the beacon you placed, and it is near the entrance to the Faron Woods. The path here is actually quite linear, so remove it if you want to.

Afterwards, go forward along the path and drop off of the ledge to the lower area. Here, you’ll find Gorko the Goron surrounded by a few Bokoblins. Go to and defeat the Bokoblins, thereby rescuing Gorko. Speak with him to learn about the Bird Statue nearby, then approach it to activate it and others on the surface. Save, of course, when you regain control.

(1 of 2) Swing the Wiimote upwards to climb faster.

Swing the Wiimote upwards to climb faster. (left), If there’s a log nearby, it’s generally a good idea to shove it. (right)

After doing so, look around for a vine-covered wall. When you find it, ascend the vines and go through the cave to the large pit. Push the log off of the ledge to create a shortcut back here, should you return (and you will).

Return to the log, then climb up it and the ledge. Go through the cave to the previous area. Here, go along the path for a bit. You’ll eventually come along another log. Push it up against the wall and climb it and the ledge. Go a bit further along the path to the Faron Woods.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii, Switch
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 June 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Long ago, on a dark day, the earth cracked and evil forces rushed out of the fissure. These forces mercilessly attacked the people of the earth, slaughtering them and destroying their land. They did this in search of the ultimate power, a power capable of granting any wishes of its holder. This power, passed down from the gods of old, was guarded by Her Grace, the goddess of the land. The goddess gathered the surviving humans on a piece of earth and sent it skyward, beyond the clouds. With the humans safe, the goddess joined the land dwellers and fought the evil forces in a war of unmatched scale and ferocity. They eventually sealed the evil forces away, restoring peace to the surface. However, the humans remained in Skyloft, as Hylia knew that the seal on the evil would not hold forever.

You are Link, a resident of Skyloft, who, after a strange dream, sets out on a journey to save his beloved home.

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