The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Imprisoned (third fight)

Vincent Lau

Battling the Imprisoned is similar to the last time around. As before, you want to kill it by repeatedly shoving the stone spike into its head three times (nine hits) before it reaches the temple. How do you shove the spike in?

Well, let’s go in order. For the first third of the battle, you’ll have to do one of two things. One: cut off all of its toes. This is quite the feat, seeing as it is moving very fast and releasing shockwaves with each step. I recommend hitting it with one of Groose’s Bombs to stun it. Take off the toes on the stunned boss, one foot at a time, then shove in the spike with down-up vertical slices. Alternatively, use the above ledges or the central whirlwind to land on the boss’s head, atop which you can use | | up-down vertical slices if you don’t get shoved off.

The boss will then get up – way up – for round two. It now is flying. You cannot get to it whatsoever until Groose hits it with a Bomb. Once he does, you need to go to the center of pit and do some more down-up vertical slices.

The Imprisoned will then start flying again. Groose has also lost his Bomb supply, so you need to get up there. Use the whirlwinds around the pit to get up there. Speak with Groose, then get into the catapult. Aim for the boss’s head (slowly adjust your aim at the head to go further back, then, when the big blue circle suddenly goes away, fire). Atop its head, do three up-down vertical slices to finish off the boss.

Guide Information

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  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 March 2021
  • 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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